Unfortunately, these efforts are mostly a farce. Staff isn't allowed to eject a problem gambler, no matter how many red flags they raise. While you can be barred from a casino for taking a swing at someone, you cannot be barred for being an addict.
The Canadian housing market appears to be stabilizing, with sales activity up in March for the second consecutive month, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday.
Actual year-over-year transactions were down 13.7 per cent. This was the smallest year-over-year decline in six months, the association said.
"Housing markets are starting to show signs of buyer interest because of lower prices and interest rates," Regina realtor Dale Ripplinger, CREA president, said in releasing the March results.
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Work on Winnipeg's inland port will begin early next year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this afternoon at a news conference at Winnipeg's airport.
Harper and Premier Gary Doer announced more than $212 million to build CentrePort Canada Way, a four-lane divided expressway linking the inland port to the Perimeter Highway.
The high-speed corridor will connect Inkster Boulevard (PR 221), the James A. Richardson International Airport and the CP Weston rail intermodal facility to the Perimeter Highway near Saskatchewan Avenue.
"This will create jobs and opportunities when these jobs are most needed," Harper said, adding the investment is part of his government's Economic Action Plan.
The corridor is vital to developing the envisioned 20,000 acre inland port northwest of the airport, said Doer.
The CentrePort plan calls for a massive trucking and rail depot linked to runways and aircraft coming and going from all over the globe. A new road and cloverleaf linking the airport to the west Perimeter Highway is seen as the logical first step.
The new road would run between Oak Point Highway to the north and Saskatchewan Avenue to the south.
CentrePort Canada is a private sector-led corporation, created by provincial legislation last fall, to develop and promote the inland port and build on Manitoba's infrastructure network of air, rail, trucking and sea routes.
The $212.5-million expressway is being funded jointly by the provincial and federal governments, with the federal share coming from the Provincial Territorial Base Funding Agreement ($68.35 million) and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative ($33.25 million). Manitoba will match the federal funds and contribute an additional $9.2 million to acquire the land.
My industry is in imports and I cannot tell you how important this initiative is to long-term economic health of Winnipeg and Manitoba. Insane amount of potential benefits awaiting if it is done right. (Think a resurgent manufacturing sector and oodles of logistics-type careers.)
North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty, who voted against the last version of the expansion, said he's keeping an open mind this time because his ward desperately needs more apartments."There are so many people in North Kildonan who are getting older. They want to leave their single-family, detached homes, but they want to stay in the neighbourhood, see their friends and shop in the same stores," Browaty said.
WASHINGTON - The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama's administration and Asian constituents.
White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor,...would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.
Her main argument? That 1,606 ducks, in the grand scheme of things, just isn't that big a deal. Syncrude has actually OVERREACTED, according to Ms. Wente, because of how minor the problem really is:
"Each year, tens of thousands of birds are caught in wind turbines. Collisions with Toronto's high-rise buildings kill millions of birds every year."
Let me start with the millions of birds who die in Toronto building collisions annually.
I work in downtown Toronto. I walk by Toronto's "high-rise buildings" every day.
Let me be generous to Wente and say that by "millions of birds" she only means two million birds are killed every year in Toronto tower accidents. Two million divided by 365 days means just under 5,500 birds die tragic deaths and fall to the ground in Toronto every day. That's 228 bird collisions an hour. In the five minutes it takes you to read this blog post, 19 birds have fallen hundreds of feet to their demise.
"A new stadium that will make the varsity athletes at Manitoba's largest university proud. A facility that will be used for more than 10 days a year. No need to create or build new roads or bus routes. This my two cents on the issue."
Time to shut down the asbestos industry in Canada.