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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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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Orphaned at 14, this Acadia student just landed a prestigious $45K scholarship

Acadia University student Alex Dulay’s foray into entrepreneurship came under the most dire of circumstances. When Dulay was 10, her mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Needing money to pay for treatments, Dulay, who is originally from the Philippines, started making crafts that a brother sold on Facebook, which helped pay for some chemotherapy treatments. But…

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