Parents outraged after Manitoba school vice-principal asks to see kids’ underwear waistbands

Parents of children at Carman Elementary School in Carman, Man., are outraged after they say the vice-principal of the school asked to see the underwear waistbands of Grade 4 and 5 boys in order to determine who was involved in an incident.Parents say the incident happened after a male student flushed his underwear down the toilet. That was when the vice-principal apparently went to the boys in those grades and asked to see their underwear straps in order to identify who was and wasn’t wearing underwear.Story continues below“I was blown away,…

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Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for Supreme Court, sources say

OTTAWA – Jody Wilson-Raybould recommended in 2017 that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominate a conservative Manitoba judge to be chief justice of the Supreme Court, even though he wasn’t a sitting member of the top court and had been a vocal critic of its activism on Charter of Rights issues, The Canadian Press has learned.Story continues belowWell-placed sources say Jody Wilson-Raybould’s choice for chief justice was a moment of “significant disagreement” with Trudeau, who has touted the Liberals as “the party of the charter” and whose late father, Pierre Trudeau,…

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Growing used needle problem puts Bear Clan on record pace for picking up syringes

As the snow begins to met away, the executive director of The Bear Clan says the group is picking up a record amount of needles.“The IV drug use in our community … we were saying this was an epidemic last year and it’s even worse this year,” said James Favel.The group, which patrols inner city neighbourhoods and has recently set up shop on Selkirk Avenue, said in the first three months of 2019, they picked up 20,000 used needles.Story continues belowREAD MORE: $200K in funding a game-changer for community Bear…

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‘Moral blameworthiness’: Judge in Humboldt Broncos case outlines reasons for 8-year sentence

A judge who sentenced the semi-driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash said she found Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s “moral blameworthiness to be high.”READ MORE: Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash sentenced to 8 years in prisonProvincial court Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Sidhu to eight years in prison on Friday, nearly a year after 16 people were killed and 13 others injured in the rural Saskatchewan crash.In her decision, Cardinal said she found it “baffling and incomprehensible” that Sidhu could miss several markers before driving through a stop sign, and colliding…

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China has stopped all canola imports from Canada, industry group says

The Canola Council of Canada says China (CCC) has stopped buying canola seeds from Canada.Earlier this month, China started blocking canola imports from Canada, citing the detection of “hazardous organisms,” but International Trade Minister Jim Carr said he had seen no evidence of this.READ MORE: China yet to explain why it blocked canola imports from Winnipeg company: trade ministerThe CCC stated in a Thursday press release that “Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed at this time.”The dispute over canola comes after Canada arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou…

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Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash to be sentenced — could face 10 years in prison

The semi-truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, is scheduled to be sentenced in Melfort, Sask., on Friday.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, of Calgary, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm earlier this year.Story continues belowRelated

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2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic tickets range from $125 to $395

The price of tickets for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic that takes place in Regina Oct. 26 have been announced.An email to Winnipeg Jets season ticket holders states tickets for the Jets and Calgary Flames game will range from $124.50 to $394.50 including all other charges.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Jets to take on Calgary Flames as Tim Horton’s Classic comes to ReginaTickets will go on sale to the public on April 25 at 11 a.m. CT on Ticketmaster.Jets season ticket holders can get tickets starting April 1…

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Smashing start to spring: 79 record highs broken across Canada

Temperatures soared to record-breaking heights on Wednesday, making for a memorable first day of spring.A whopping 79 new records were set across the country, with majority being in Western Canada.According to Environment Canada, this kind of widespread heat in March hasn’t been seen in 25 years.Hover mouse over locations on map below to view the new record and old record for each locationClick here to view data »

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Winnipeg police investigate reports of shots fired Tuesday night

Winnipeg police say they’re investigating reports of shots fired at 1150 Munroe Ave. Tuesday night.Witnesses flooded social media with posts and videos just after 10 p.m., showing a heavy police presence at the Windwood Gardens buildings, some mentioning they’d heard gunshots and saw the Winnipeg police helicopter, AIR1, circling above. FB is lit. Shots fired. 1150 Munroe Ave.Heavy WPS presence and Air 1.— 🇨🇦 howwon 🇨🇦 🍕🌊 (@howwon) March 20, 2019Police said officers are no longer on scene, and added that no arrests were made. Police said there is no evidence…

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Pregnant asylum seeker rescued from snow trying to cross Manitoba border

A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and appeared to go into labour.An Emerson-Franklin official, Dave Carlson, said the 25-year-old woman, who was nine months pregnant, was very lucky that firefighters located her quickly on Saturday morning.The woman called 911 after she walked from Minnesota across the border near Emerson. She had been following railway tracks, but ended up going off the path and wandered into deep snow along the rail bed.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Asylum…

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