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Inside ICE: The work, demands of Manitoba RCMP’s child exploitation unit – Winnipeg

They’re stories that are alarming and hard to digest, and have been frequently making headlines in Manitoba: disturbing cases of sexual abuse, exploitation, and sextortion targeting children online. It’s alarming material that officers in the Manitoba RCMP’s internet child exploitation — or ICE — unit must witness in detail and on a daily basis. “There…

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Ontario-based sports betting ads continue to be shown on TVs across Canada. For now, it’s the networks’ call

Two years after they first exploded onto television screens, ads for sports betting platforms only regulated in Ontario continue to bombard Canadians in markets where the websites are not regulated. A coalition of lottery and gaming corporations from eight provinces across the country wants that changed. “We are in a fight with people that are…

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We’re still stockpiling reusable bags. Big grocers have adopted solutions, but experts have concerns

Canada’s plastic bag ban has had an unintended consequence: a proliferation of reusable bags piling up in basements, closets and, eventually, landfills. “They’re everywhere,” said environmental researcher Tony Walker. “We’re drowning in them, and we shouldn’t be.” To combat the problem, several of Canada’s big grocers have introduced solutions. Last week, Walmart launched a free national…

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