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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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Boxing Day blizzard hitting Manitoba closes highways

A powerful winter storm bearing down on southern Manitoba reduced visibility and closed  highways on Boxing Day. Environment Canada estimates between 18 and 33 centimetres of snow has fallen in Winnipeg. The federal weather agency said most of the storm’s precipitation has

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WORLD: Berlin Christmas market attack suspect a refugee, security sources say

  Berlin (CNN)   The man suspected of deliberately ramming a large truck into a Christmas market in Berlin is a refugee from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, two German intelligence officials and a police official told CNN. The sources said the suspect

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Canada Child Benefit indexation will cost extra $5.8B by 2026

  The parliamentary budget watchdog says the government’s cornerstone child benefit will end up costing billions more after the next election if its value increases with the cost of living.   The Canada Child Benefit isn’t indexed to inflation for

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Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways

More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.   Toilet paper washes

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Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond will appear on new Canadian $10 bill

  Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond, a black woman, will be immortalized on Canada’s $10 bill.   Called the “Rosa Parks of Canada,” Desmond defied the colour barrier at a New Glasgow, N.S., movie house in 1946.   When the

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Blustery day expected in southern Manitoba but storm is ending

  No school buses are running in Winnipeg on Thursday.   The storm warnings are over but that doesn’t mean it’s a whole lot nicer out there in southern Manitoba today.   A blowing snow advisory is in place across all

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India’s Narendra Modi Wins Reader’s Poll for TIME Person of the Year

  India’s    Prime Minister  Narenda Modi  has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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$500 fee hike for immigrants called cash grab, head tax

  A new fee, and the tone of the government concerning recent arrivals under the provincial nominee program, has drawn fire.   The Progressive Conservative government plans to charge a $500 fee to people who have been approved to come

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COMMUNITY: Language Access Interpreter Services

The  Winnipeg  Regional  health Authority (WRHA) has  free assistance service to  Filipinos and other countries’ native speakers  who are Non-English Speakers or Limited English Speakers. If you or any of your family members  need interpreters for their doctors’s or any

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Manitoba to fight fentanyl with public awareness campaign

Emergency crews deal with 7 suspected opioid-related deaths over 9 weeks in Winnipeg   The Manitoba government is launching a public campaign about the dangers of fentanyl.   In the last nine weeks there have been seven suspected opioid-related deaths in

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