Tag Archives: News/Canada

Feds commit $30M toward innovation of Canada’s food/drink-processing industry

By | July 19, 2019

The federal government is promising up to $30 million towards advancing the food- and drink-processing industry across Canada.  International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr made the announcement Friday at Peak of the Market on King Edward Street.  The money — which will come from the federal government’s strategic innovation fund— will go toward the Canadian Food Innovators Network, an… Read More »

Demand grows to hear child’s voice in abuse cases, say experts at Snowflake Place

By | May 28, 2019

A  little-known Winnipeg centre that helps abused children find their voice has seen demand for its services soar. Experts at Snowflake Place are interviewing youth as part of a lengthy criminal RCMP investigation into physical and sexual abuse in connection with a foster home in Garden Hill First Nation between 2011 and 2017.  Crucially, the centre’s five-member team is collecting statements to use in court.  Last year, Snowflake… Read More »

List of 48 recommendations vanish from final report on sexually exploited teens

By | May 22, 2019

A research report aimed at stemming sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and youth took three years for the Manitoba government to complete but sometime between the draft version and final publication, a list of 48 recommendations vanished, CBC News has learned. What’s left in the study released earlier this year as part of Tracia’s Trust — Manitoba’s provincial strategy… Read More »

Jennifer Barrett was 1 of accused’s 5 wives, Day 1 of murder trial hears

By | May 14, 2019

The four surviving wives of Perez Cleveland will testify against him, court heard Tuesday, as the murder trial in the 2016 death of Jennifer Barrett began in Winnipeg. Crown prosecutor Breta Passler told the 12-person jury the three-week trial will uncover the details of Barrett’s life as one of five wives in a household that also included Cleveland’s adult daughter. “We believe… Read More »

Former Manitoba Hells Angels president alleges Corrections Canada is trying to interfere with parole chance

By | April 30, 2019

The former president of the Manitoba Hells Angels is taking the Correctional Service of Canada to court for allegedly infringing on his “right to life, liberty and security of person” when it reclassified his security threat level and moved him from a minimum-security unit to medium. Dale Jason Sweeney, 48, is currently serving the remainder of a 10-year prison sentence at Stony Mountain Institution… Read More »

Credit freezes are one easy way to protect against identity fraud — but they’re not available in Canada

By | February 22, 2019

There’s no shortage of ways for thieves to steal your identity. From data breaches to phone scams seeking to collect your information to sell on the black market, it could happen to anyone. But as some 27,000 Canadians report being victims of identity theft every year — a number that the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says is vastly underreported… Read More »

Winnipeg woman says she developed addiction to meth in sober housing

By | February 4, 2019

Stephanie Siddle says the first time she tried crack cocaine was while living in a drug-free apartment run by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. “Everyone was using. There was not a single person who didn’t,” said Siddle, 32, who was a tenant at River Point Apartments. She said instead of being kept safe and sober in the abstinence-based housing, she was exposed… Read More »

Canada is c-c-c-cold right now — protect yourself and your pets

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »

‘Extremely dangerous’ cold weather grips Prairies, Ontario, Quebec

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »