Winnipeg man charged with kidnapping himself

A Winnipeg man is facing charges of extortion and public mischief in a bizarre case where he appears to have faked his own kidnapping.Police said Thursday that their Major Crimes Unit began investigating a kidnapping early last year after a ransom video was sent electronically to the suspect’s parents in China.Story continues belowThe person behind the video demanded a large amount of cash within a set time period.READ MORE: Scammer impersonating Winnipeg police in latest phone schemePolice managed to locate the alleged victim of the kidnapping at an Arden Avenue…

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Federal trade minister wants proof from China for cancelled canola shipments

Canada’s International Trade Diversification Minister addressed China’s move to block canola shipments from one of Canada’s largest grain processors on the final day of the annual Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention in Saskatoon.“The relationship with China is going through a difficult moment, as we all know. We see this as a science-based issue,” Jim Carr told the crowd of delegates Thursday morning.READ MORE: China yet to explain why it blocked canola imports from Winnipeg company: trade ministerStory continues belowA Chinese government spokesperson said canola imports from Richardson International…

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China yet to explain why it blocked canola imports from Winnipeg company: trade minister

OTTAWA – International Trade Minister Jim Carr says Beijing has yet to provide an explanation for China’s decision to block canola shipments from one of Canada’s largest grain producers.A Chinese government spokesman has argued Beijing’s move this month to suspend canola imports from Richardson International Ltd. came after hazardous organisms were detected in the company’s product.Carr says Canada wants to solve the matter – but it needs China to provide scientific evidence to back up the claims.Story continues belowREAD MORE: China says it blocked canola shipments from Winnipeg over fear…

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China tightening Canadian canola inspections after cancelling shipment

BEIJING – Imports of Canadian canola will now undergo more thorough inspections in China, the country’s customs agency said Thursday, amid what appears to be a retaliatory move amid a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Chinese executive.READ MORE: China says it blocked canola shipments from Winnipeg over fear of ‘harmful organisms’Relations between Canada and China have been tense since December, when Canada arrested Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the request of the U.S. China warned of “grave consequences” if Canada did not immediately release Meng…

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China says it blocked canola shipments from Winnipeg over fear of ‘harmful organisms’

China is blocking some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada due to fears of insect infestation, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.The move comes amid a conflict between the countries over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese technology company executive and is seen by some as a new tactic to achieve leverage over Ottawa.READ MORE: China cancels major canola shipments from Winnipeg company amid rising tensionsStory continues belowChina acted to suspend canola imports from a Canadian company “in accordance with laws and regulations and international practice,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu…

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Freeland grew up on canola farm, says Chinese controversy ‘utmost priority’

March 5 2019 3:05pm Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs comes from a canola-farming family and says the federal government considers China’s decision to cancel trade with a Winnipeg business a top priority. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval…

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China cancels major canola shipments from Winnipeg company amid rising tensions

China has cancelled major Canadian agribusiness Richardson International, based in Winnipeg, registration to ship canola to China, according to a document listing approved exporters posted on the website of the Chinese customs administration on March 1.Story continues belowIt wasn’t immediately clear why Richardson’s exports into China, the world’s top importer of canola, had been halted. Officials at China’s General Administration of Customs didn’t respond to requests for comment.READ MORE: Huawei saga will freeze trade talks, hurt Canadian investment in ChinaBut the move comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries…

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Beds to biosolids, Winnipeg is innovating recycling, says city councillor

Before 2018, Winnipeg’s recycling – specifically old newspapers and mixed paper collected in the city’s recycling programs – was exported and sold to China.Coun. Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) told 680 CJOB that decontamination standards for China recently became so strict that many cities, including Winnipeg, had to look elsewhere when it came to selling recyclable material.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeggers try to ‘recycle’ 5,500 used, dirty diapers every weekGilroy said Winnipeg’s recyclables are now going to different markets in both Asia and North America, and that the city has some…

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Lights of the North: Lots to do and see

September 11 2018 9:53am You have until mid-October to take in all the sights and sounds of the Lights of the North festival. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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Lights of the North: Amazing performances

September 11 2018 9:23am 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the relationship between Winnipeg and our sister city Chengdu and the milestone is being commemorated with the Lights of the North festival. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval…

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