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Red Top restaurant owner drowns while on vacation in Costa Rica

  (CBC)   Family and friends of popular Winnipeg restaurateur Peter Scouras are reeling after hearing about the sudden death of the 33-year-old while he was on vacation.   Scouras was in Costa Rica for a rugby tournament holiday with his

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SPORTS: Winnipeg’s Todd MacCulloch inducted into Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame

  Winnipeg’s Todd MacCulloch says he’s still in a bit of shock after finding out earlier this week that he’s about to be inducted into the Canadian Basketball of Fame.   In his professional career, MacCulloch represented the Canadian national basketball team

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WORLD: Which countries love and hate Valentine’s Day?

  For the cynics among us, Valentine’s Day is an annual nightmare: everything turns pink and heart-shaped, restaurants slap a premium price on a sub-par “special menu”, and Hallmark shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank. But beyond

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‘Informal’ network helping refuge seekers get to Manitoba, U.S. officials say

  (CBC)   The rising number of people illegally crossing the U.S. border into Manitoba has not escaped the notice of the Department of Homeland Security.   Officials in the U.S. say that “informal” networks of family members and friends,

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Entertainment: Miss Canada returning to Philippines for Tim Hortons launch

MANILA — Miss Universe Canada 2016 and body positive activist Siera Bearchell is coming back to the Philippines. Bearchell, who was just in the country last week as she competed in the 65th Miss Universe competition, will be returning to

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ENTERTAINMENT: Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime — oh, and drones

    CNN)    Lady Gaga’s powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn’t have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion. The Grammy winner kicked off her fiery

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Entertainment: Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines — A 24-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in a pageant held in the Philippines, saying her triumph will make the beauty contest more popular in Europe and help her efforts

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How the next Miss Universe is selected

  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Miss Universe 2016 grand coronation on January 30, 2017 at  the Philippine’ SM Mall of Asia  kicks off with the announcement of the Top 12. The Top 12 are chosen based on their

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WORLD: Donald Trump: Millions march at protests against new US President

  (ABC NEWS) Millions of people from all over the world have marched in opposition to the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. There have been more than 600 rallies in 60 countries around the world, expressing concern that

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WORLD: Pope Francis blesses Philippines, Duterte

  Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte, months after the firebrand leader apologized for a misunderstanding when he reportedly cursed the head of the Roman Catholic Church for causing heavy traffic during his papal visit

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Campsite reservations for national parks for 2017 opens today

   There’s still loads of snow on the ground, but warm-weather campers are already getting a chance to book spots  for national parks campsite today,  January 16th, 2017,  Monday  at 8 a.m. CT.   Parks Canada is expecting an influx of campers

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Obama offers optimism — and warnings — in farewell address

  Chicago (CNN)      Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hasn’t abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new

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ENTERTAINMENT: Donald Trump Says He’s Not Surprised by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech

    (NEW YORK TIMES) President-elect  Donald Trump  dismissed  Meryl Streep  as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the  Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others. Mr.

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Dangerous wind chills seize southern Manitoba

      (CBC NEWS)    A number of southern Manitoba communities are in the clutches of some deep, dangerously frigid weather.   Temperatures are below –30 C but wind chills are making it feel colder than –40. Exposed skin will freeze in

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ENTERTAINMENT: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds get touching tribute in ‘Bright Lights’

  (CNN)    More heartwarming than heartbreaking, “Bright Lights” is a touching tribute to the powerful attachment between Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a mother and daughter who, in their love for and gripes about each other, clearly left very little

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