Well as we told you yesterday….city police are warning women in the city to be on alert after a series of sexual assaults. Cops say they are investigating whether a single suspect is responsible for multiple attacks. The most recent happened early yesterday morning when a woman in her 20’s was forced into the stairwell of an apartment building and assaulted.
A former Winnipeg travel agent has admitted to defrauding dozens of customers who purchased bogus overseas trip packages and had to pay their own way home. Elma Quizon plead guilty to 61 fraud related charges in which victims lost about 250 thousand dollars between 2007 and 2010. The 30 year old woman will now be sentenced in July.
Veggies instead of chocolate? You bet. Some Manitoba students will be selling fresh vegetables instead of the usual chocolate bars, to raise money for school projects. Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau says it’s a way to encourage people to eat more nutritious foods.
Out on the campaign trail…..Prime Minister Harper spent his night in rural Quebec where he’s trying to persuade Bloc Quebecois supporters to vote Tory blue. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff also spent the day in Bloc ridings, and will continue his Quebec tour today. And the NDP’s Jack Layton spent yesterday in Winnipeg and today will swing out to the west coast.
Many MS patients have been waiting to hear this news. Manitoba is now jumping in with Saskatchewan in researching a controversial therapy for multiple sclerosis. The province says it’ll put up 5 million dollars for clinical trials of liberation therapy…..a procedure which involves cleaning blocked neck veins. Health Minister Theresa Oswald says the 2 provinces will now work together to find out if the therapy actually works.
Finally !!! There’s a bit of good news to report on Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant. Workers there have plugged up a leak that was sending a tide of radioactive water into the Pacific. They next plan to inject nitrogen gas into one of the reactors to try and prevent any further explosions.
(A little 1-800-Got-Junk…Everest style !)
Well who woulda thought that Mt. Everest was a dump. A team of mountaineers led by a veteran Sherpa guide has flown to the mountain to begin clearing away tons of garbage on the world’s highest peak. The team plans to bring down some 5 thousand kilograms of garbage from the slopes, which climbers have left over the past several years.
Well there’s a suggestion out their, which could boost voter turnout among tech savvy young Canadians. Chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand says online voting is definitely the future of elections. In fact he says he’s confident Parliament will approve test voting with the click of a mouse by 2013. In the last general election in 2008, only 37 per cent of Canadians under the age of 40 cast a ballot.