Monthly Archives: October 2016

Entertainment: Hilary Duff apologizes for her and boyfriend Halloween costumes

  LOS ANGELES — Hilary Duff is apologizing for dressing up as a pilgrim for a Halloween party while her boyfriend put on a headdress and face paint to go as an American Indian.   Duff and boyfriend Jason Walsh

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Ready for trick or treating? Some Halloween Safety Tips

  Here are some halloween safety tips from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service for our friends out there who will go trick or treating on October 31st.   Costume safety tips for trick-or-treaters Wear a bright

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Ottawa considers end of nickel coin, but ‘no plans’ to axe it for now

An internal federal analysis shows the government has studied the pros and cons of the nickel — but Ottawa insists it has no plans to force the five-cent coin into retirement, as it did the penny.   When the Royal

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Manny Pacquiao takes a break from Politics for Boxing

  Pacquiao to take on Jesse Vargas on Nov. 5   By Tim Dahlberg, AP Boxing Writer   LAS VEGAS — Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines.

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Walmart in Manitoba drops Visa at 16 stores starting today, Oct 24th

  The dispute between Walmart Canada and Visa over merchant fees heats up today as the retail giant stops accepting the credit card at its 16 stores in Manitoba.   Walmart first refused Visa credit cards at its three stores

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Mother warns ‘party drug’ users after daughter dies from drinking too much water

  A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.   Last February, doctors told Linda Kyrzyk a combination of thirst-inducing MDMA and drinking too much water caused her daughter Leanne

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Man Divorces Wife After Seeing Her First Time Without Make-Up

    A husband has divorced his wife just days after they tied the knot because he saw her without make-up for the first time. The  bride, 28, was given the elbow by her former husband accused of deceiving him

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Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Lawin

  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Super Typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) could have the same devastating impact as Typhoon Yolanda, state weather bureau PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio warned on Wednesday.   In its 5 p.m. update on Wednesday, the

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Leave creepy clown masks at home this Halloween, school divison tells students

(CBC NEWS)  The Winnipeg School Division is telling students not to wear clown masks to school for Halloween because of the recent so-called creepy clown scares.   Spokesperson Radean Carter says the move is being made after a surge in creepy clown sightings reported on social

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from Canadian and U.S. flights

  (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Passengers and flight crews will be banned from bringing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airline flights under emergency orders issued Friday by both Transport Canada and the U.S. Department of Transportation in response to reports of

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HEALTH: Lifelong flu vaccine moves closer with Canadian research

  Getting your flu shot every year can be a pain in the arm and many people skip the annual needle. But scientists say they’re getting close to a universal flu vaccine that would offer lifelong protection. Teams of scientists

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Day of the Girl today, October 11

  Today, October 11 is  International Day of the Girl, dedicated to   recognising and promoting girls’ rights and the “unique challenges” faced by the 1.1 billion girls around the world.   Last week, the children’s agency, United National Children’s Emergency

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WORLD: Hurricane Matthew hammers Florida coast; more than 400,000 without power

  Hurricane Matthew lashed the Florida coastline Friday morning leaving more than 400,000 homes and businesses without power, as the Category 3 storm threatened to unleash winds of 120 mph and punishing storm surge. The most powerful storm in more

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HEALTH: CDC warns of mysterious polio-like illness paralyzing U.S. children

(NBC News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  and Prevention  is warning about a polio-like illness that has nearly doubled in cases since 2015. Acute flaccid myelitis or AFM is a mysterious muscle weakness, similar to polio, that typically

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Oct 5 is World Teachers Day

  Since 1994,  every October 5th,  Teachers’ Day  is celebrated  in different parts of the world.  It  commemorates organizations worldwide and  aims  to mobilize support for teachers.   According to UNESCIO,  World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the

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