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PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft

UBER

Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More


Eskimos sign veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn to CFL deal

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON – Kevin Glenn’s trek through the CFL is now complete. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Prior to the move, the Eskimos were the lone team not to hold Glenn’s rights over his 17-year CFL career. The 38-year-old Detroit native spent last season with Saskatchewan, passing for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Roughriders to the East Division final. Glenn is expected to provide depth at quarterback behind incumbent Mike Reilly, the CFL’s outstanding player last season. Glenn has appeared in 268 careerRead More


Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS

Car of the year 2018

The North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit with the vehicles of the year announced Monday morning. For the category of Car of the Year, the 2018 Honda Accord took home the prize. Meanwhile the 2017 Volvo XC60 won for best Utility Vehicle and the Lincoln Navigator took home the prize for Truck of the Year. NAIAS officially opened today with pledges from the U.S. Government to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Ford kicked off the show by unveiling the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQueenRead More


World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

Trump

Warning: This story contains vulgar language NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. President Donald Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn’t have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from “dirty” to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. His comments Thursday revived accusations of racism, roiled immigration talks,Read More


Two arrested after afternoon SWAT call

Police

CTV Regina Published Friday, January 12, 2018 5:09PM CST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 5:16PM CST Two people were taken into custody after a SWAT call in the Lakeridge area on Friday. Police say officers were called to a home on Nicurity Drive earlier in the afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., police were able to take two people safely into custody. Police officers remained at the scene to clear the house. The area should be cleared shortly. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds

dog

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead More


Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:16PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:55PM CST The former deputy reeve of the RM of Sherwood took the stand in his own defence on Wednesday. Tim Probe is facing charges of municipal corruption and breach of trust. Most of the accusations against him have been made by Jeffrey Poissant, reeve of Sherwood. Speaking in court on Wednesday, Probe noted that relations between his family and Poissant’s family have never been good. Probe told court that the private meetings he isRead More


20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More


Neighbours take B.C. condo owner to court over allegations of prostitution

B.C. Supreme Court

Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:44PM EST VANCOUVER — A condo owner has been ordered to stop using his property for business purposes — including alleged “prostitution related activities” — after his neighbours went to court armed with evidence they put together through dedicated sleuthing. Court documents say residents of the building in Burnaby, B.C., started raising concerns in August 2015 about visitors and disturbances at a unit owned by Christopher Nino Diopita. In a petition filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, neighboursRead More


Hong Kong-based company to spend $350 million to expand capacity in Ontario, premier says

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:02AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:03AM EST HONG KONG – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs. Wynne, who is on a trade mission to China and Vietnam, made the announcement from Hong Kong, where Johnson Electric is based. She says the company, which makes electric motors and mechanical parts for automotive manufacturing, will invest theRead More