The polarizing idea of opening Portage and Main to pedestrians is as hot as a Winnipeg summer, with arguments and accusations being thrown around by those on both sides of the debate — but why was it ever closed in the first place? Some might say it was the city handing the reins for the iconic intersection to business interests hoping to funnel people through their underground mall, while others have pointed to traffic reports from the time that said gridlock was becoming a problem in the heart of the city and the pedestrians needed to be banned.
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps hopes the provincial government will consider a B.C.-wide ban on single-use plastic checkout bags.
Michael Kalmanovitch, who owns Earth's General Store on Whyte Avenue, said the tariffs will likely translate into higher prices for many of the packaged vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items in his store. He said he's already received a list of hundreds of affected products from one supplier and expects it will take staff a full day to add new labels to goods in the store. "All those products are going to be hit with a 10 per cent increase and we will pass that on to the consumer," he said Monday.
A Winnipeg woman was stabbed in the arm with a hypodermic needle in what police are calling a random attack that appears to be part of a “disturbing trend.”
Re: The footage of a man and woman attempting to evade arrest at a convenience store in Alberta, Canada. The video, which went viral late last week after a CTV station published it online, accomplishes in less than three minutes what many movies fail to in more than 90. Its characters ― 29-year-old Brittany Burke and 28-year-old Richard Pariseau, who had reportedly used a stolen credit card to buy a can of soda and thought they could flee law enforcement ― are emblems of ingenuity, a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde...