Charges Pending After Threatening Video Posted Online
Winnipeg police say an arrest has been made and charges are pending after a video was posted to YouTube in which a male made threats against students at a Winnipeg high school.
Kelly Barkman, superintendent at the River East Transcona School Division, says he learned of the video yesterday morning just as the school day was beginning.
He says Kildonan East Collegiate was quickly put on high alert, which means staff monitor the premises for strangers and all doors except the front door are locked.
Barkman says plans are for the high alert to continue today.
Three Zika Virus Cases Confirmed in Canada
Health Minister Jane Philpott is advising Canadians against travelling to areas affected by the Zika virus.
The World Health Organization says the mosquito-borne disease is "spreading explosively,'' and Canada is expected to attend an emergency UN meeting on Monday to discuss Zika.
Philpott says there are three confirmed cases here, all of them in people who travelled to affected areas.
Those include parts of South and Central America and the Caribbean.
MGEU Deal Ratified
Manitoba's 14,000 civil servants have ratified a new five-year deal with the province.
The deal promises wage increases along with a no-layoff clause for anyone hired after April 2015.
Michelle Gawronsky, head of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union, says the deal offers stability and security through to 2019, both for workers and the public.
The union represents highway workers, correctional officers and sheriffs. They had been without a contract for 18 months.
A plan that could see the American side of Niagara Falls go dry for a short period to rebuild two bridges might be a boon to Canadian tourism.
New York State Parks has put forth three proposals to replace the bridges to Goat Island -- and two of them recommend stopping the flow of water for five to nine months.
The Niagara Parks Commission says the dry rock wall would attract tourists like a nearly frozen falls did two years ago.