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Booze ban lifted, Manitoba campers enjoy spirited long weekend

Province lifts campground booze ban

For the first time in 23 years, campers in several Manitoba provincial parks are able to crack a cold one while within park grounds. In 1995, lawmakers in Manitoba banned liquor on campgrounds during the long weekend in May, but recently decided to lift the ban at six of its busiest provincial parks following years of declining alcohol-related offences. The move came as a big positive to campers who want to enjoy a couple drinks while spending their long weekend in the great outdoors. “If you respect it and you’reRead More


Helping students find apprenticeships

Helping students find apprenticeships

Northern College urges candidates to endorse proposal to produce more apprentices. Kyle Gennings reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League over the slogan Humboldt Strong and several others. After the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, people across the country showed their support using the phrase “Humboldt Strong” and putting hockey sticks out on the porch. The president of SJHL, Bill Chow, said he wanted to protect the hashtags #HumboldtStrong, #SticksonthePorch, and seven others, by applying for trademark. Chow said the league controls all proprietary rights and broadcastRead More


Owen Sound woman admits to killing kittens

An Owen Sound woman has been charged after she admitted to killing a pair of three-month-old kittens in her care. Police were tipped off by a concerned citizen Friday night. When officers talked to her, she described to what police call a, ” gruesome incident” before she threw them away in a public garbage can. The 53-year-old woman was arrested and a small dog in her possession was removed for her home. She was released with a June 21 court date. In the meantime, she cannot own or be inRead More


Two suspects charged in drug trafficking investigation

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Police in Bonnyville said two suspects have been arrested and charged, following a drug trafficking investigation. RCMP said officers executed a search warrant inside a home on May 9. Two suspects were arrested. Now, Kristi Fauth, 30, is facing charges related to drug trafficking, including a charge under the Drug Endangered Child Act. She has been released from custody on recognizance with conditions. Nicholas Stovell, 37, has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance, in addition to other charges. Stovell has been remanded in custody. Bonnyville RCMP said theRead More


Christina Aguilera’s only Canadian stop is at Casino Ramna

Christina Aguilera has announced her first tour in 10 years, and her only Canadian stop is in Simcoe County. The Grammy award-winning superstar will bring her Liberation Tour to Casino Rama on Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale to club members on May 16 and to the general public on the 17. The Liberation Tour will stop in 22 cities across North America. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Churchill rail line deal coming within days: sources

Churchill rail line deal coming within days: sources

Nearly a year after floodwaters in Manitoba washed out Churchill’s only land link to the south, a deal may finally be coming to restore the Hudson Bay Railroad. “It has been a very challenging year for us,” Churchill Mayor Mike Spence told CTV News Channel on Friday. “Basically, it’s your connection to the outside world.” Located in northern Manitoba on the shores of Hudson Bay, Churchill is an isolated community of about 900 people that has long been a popular tourism destination for viewing polar bears, beluga whales and theRead More


Sexual assault and child porn suspect facing 87 charges

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A man from the Laurentians is due in court Friday to face 87 charges for sexual offences involving approximately 70 teenagers. Simon Drouin, 33, is scheduled to appear in the Saint Jerome courthouse. The Sureté du Quebec said the scale of the case justified the launching of an investigation for serial crimes. Police have recommended Drouin be charged with incitement to sexual touching, sexual assault, luring, and possession and production of child pornography. The alleged acts were committed between 2010 and 2015. Drouin was arrested in Mont Tremblant on Thursday,Read More


New Brunswick government launches financial assistance program for flood damage

New Brunswick government launches financial assistance program for flood damage

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:25AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:36AM EDT FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has launched the Disaster Financial Assistance program to help businesses, municipalities and individuals who have suffered damage during the current flood. Premier Brian Gallant says damage has already been reported and is likely to get worse in the days ahead. “Disaster financial assistance will be available to help ease the financial burden for residents who have been impacted by the flood,” Gallant said. The maximum assistanceRead More


Motorcyclist speaks out after surviving collision with semi truck

Motorcyclist speaks out after surviving collision with semi truck

A Manitoba man is speaking out about his harrowing experience after he survived a collision with a semi truck while riding his motorcycle. Police in Manitoba have released dash cam video that they say shows a semi truck driver running a red light and knocking a motorcyclist off his bike. The 35-year-old motorcyclist Rob Selby managed to walk away from the incident with only minor injuries, but Manitoba RCMP say that he could easily have been killed. Something that isn’t lost on Selby, who told CTV News he considered himselfRead More