Recall issued for Medline Industries skin cream

A recall has been issued by Health Canada for certain bottles of skin cream after the product was found to contain mould. The recall affects 16 oz. bottles of Remedy Phytoplex Nourishing Skin Cream. The products are found in white packaging and can be identified by their lot numbers on the bottom of the bottle. Health Canada said the recall is due to the presence of certain species of mould in the product and may pose a risk to people with weakened immune systems. As of Feb. 1, no incidents…

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Judge failed to consider young man’s Indigenous heritage: P.E.I. Appeal Court

CHARLOTTETOWN — An appeal court has found that a judge mistakenly failed to consider the Cree background of a drug trafficker who had been taken from his Manitoba parents as an infant and raised by a non-Aboriginal family on Prince Edward Island. Nicholas George Nash McInnis was taken from his biological Cree parents at birth and placed in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services. When he was seven months old, he was adopted by John and Brenda McInnis, who are originally from Sherwood, P.E.I., and are not Indigenous.…

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Manitoba school divisions testing technology to boost brightness of bus signs

Some Manitoba school divisions are testing a new product which aims to make school buses more visible on the roadway. A Winnipeg company has created illuminated signage to go on the fronts and backs of buses and a pilot project is underway to determine how well the signs work. Two buses in the Interlake School Division were outfitted at the end of January with the signs on the front and back of each bus. The division’s transportation supervisor, Jaret Thiessen, said it’s part of a one-year pilot project to see…

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Avoid cough-cold products with opioids for kids and teens, Health Canada advises

Health Canada says children and adolescents under age 18 should not use cough and cold products that contain opioids. A safety review by the federal department found there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of the potent narcotics in cough and cold products in children and teens. The review found no strong evidence linking such products with opioid-use disorders in young Canadians, but it did determine their early use may be a factor in problematic substance use later in life. Three prescription opioids are authorized to treat cough symptoms…

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Police investigating report of youths fighting at Manitoba hockey game

The Manitoba RCMP is investigating a report that several youths were fighting during a hockey game between Stonewall and Peguis Saturday night. Police say around 6:30 p.m. Fisher Branch RCMP responded to a call of a disturbance at the Peguis Arena. Police say when they arrived they were advised the fight was over, the parties had been separated and the youths involved were no longer at scene. “Initial reports are that a player who was given a penalty got into an altercation with a number of persons believed to be…

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Gerald Butts resigns as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top aide, Gerald Butts, has resigned as the leader’s principal secretary, effective immediately. In a statement to reporters Monday, Butts said he categorically denies allegations that he or anyone else in the prime minister’s office pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to take any particular action with respect to the criminal prosecution involving Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin. More to come

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Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns

The Canadian PressPublished Monday, February 18, 2019 1:59PM ESTLast Updated Monday, February 18, 2019 2:14PM EST OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya. Nevertheless, Butts…

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Mike’s Monday Outlook: Close, but not quite normal temperatures yet

The month of February to this point has been far from normal. It’s pretty easy to say that it’s actually been extraordinary. Extraordinarily cold.Here’s a look at how the first half of the month went. Temperatures stayed far below normal with more than double the typical monthly snowfall amounts through the first 15 days of February. Temperatures and snowfall amounts from Environment and Climate Change Canada from Feb. 1-14, 2019.Global NewsThe overall daily mean temperatures as of Monday sits at -21.1 C. Typically, this number will average out to -13.2…

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‘Shut me out’: Manitoba rancher says CN mum about oil spill on his land

A Manitoba rancher says he’s being shut out by CN after a derailment spilled oil on an oxbow of the Assiniboine River he uses to water his cattle in summer. Jayme Corr says he’s received little information about the spill Saturday south of St. Lazare. A government spokesman says there’s no risk the oil will get into the river, which runs through the valley where the derailment occurred. Corr says oil is sitting on ice and will run into the river in spring if it’s not all scraped and cleaned…

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Adopt A Pal: Dogs kick holiday Monday off to an energetic start

Every Monday on Adopt a Pal, Global News Morning features rescues in Manitoba to help them find forever homes.This week, Winnipeg Giant Breed Rescue popped by to showcase some playful dogs looking for their new home.Billy is a two-year-old who loves to cuddle up and give kisses. He is also very energetic and looks to greet whoever is in the room. Billy dropped by Global News Morning for Adopt A Pal.Global NewsREAD MORE: Adopt A Pal: Playful puppies looking for a new homeReece is a four-month-old husky mix. He gets curious about things…

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