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‘It’s devastating’: Manitobans with family affected by earthquake call for international aid – Winnipeg

Manitobans with loved ones overseas are gutted by the news and heartbreaking scenes in areas of Syria and Turkey devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck in the early hours of Sunday morning local time. Muhammad Khoja is in shock, trying to connect with family and friends uprooted by …

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Canada’s health system not working, Trudeau says ahead of summit with premiers – National

Ahead of a high-stakes health summit on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country’s health-care system is not working for Canadians and that his negotiations with premiers will focus on targeted investments aimed at improving results. All 13 of Canada’s premiers are in Ottawa for a first ministers meeting …

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Google Canada starts layoffs as parent company cuts 12,000 workers globally

Google sent layoff notices on Monday to affected Canadian employees after its parent company Alphabet announced earlier this year it was cutting 12,000 of its global workforce. Google Canada spokesperson Lauren Skelly said notifications had been sent to staff impacted by the cuts announced last month. It wasn’t immediately clear …

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Man out on release order arrested after 9 bank robberies over 3 months: Toronto police – Toronto

A man out on a release order has been charged in connection with nine bank robberies over the past three months, at least six of which resulted in cash being stolen, Toronto police say. Police said between Nov. 4 and Jan. 30, officers responded to seven robbery and hold-up calls …

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Winnipeg group ‘humbled’ by Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy win for single written by them – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg duo is celebrating a career-validating moment after one of their songs earned veteran singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt a Grammy at this year’s ceremony. Raitt picked up three trophies including one for best Americana performance for Made Up Mind. The song was written by brothers Joey and Dave Landreth of …

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Murder trial: Lawyer grills William Sandeson on his ‘two very different sides’

A Crown lawyer grilled William Sandeson about what she called his “two very different sides” during his first-degree murder trial Tuesday. Sandeson, 30, is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson during a 20-pound cannabis deal the evening of Aug. 15, 2015. The former medical student living in Halifax spent much …

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NHL all-star festivities netted some surprising results for Proline bettors

The NHL all-star festivities presented a few surprises for Proline customers. The league’s best gathered last weekend in Florida but according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., just 3.7 per cent of bettors selected forward Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders to capture the accuracy shooting competition. Captain …

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Police seek suspect after assault reported on TTC bus – Toronto

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an assault on a TTC bus. Toronto police said on Jan. 25 at around 6 p.m., a man was on a TTC bus in the Keele Street and Wilson Avenue area. Officers said the man allegedly …

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South Winnipeg councillor wants better construction zone signs as residents ticketed – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg councillor says he’s received a number of calls from constituents concerned about traffic tickets they’re receiving in a construction area just south of the city. Coun. Markus Chambers (St. Norbert – Seine River) told Global News unclear signage seems to be the cause of many residents getting dinged …

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Canada will send an ‘initial’ $10M in help for Turkey, Syria earthquakes – National

Canada is sending $10 million in aid to help with the response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. At least 5,000 people have died and thousands more injured after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake — and a subsequent earthquake of nearly …

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