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Scientists have named a spiky shelled, deep-sea snail after Joe Strummer, the late lead vocalist and guitarist from the famed British punk band the Clash.

The researchers say the name highlights the ‘hardcore’ nature of the snail, now known as Alvinic…

B-Side gang gets busted for drugs

WINNIPEG police have charged a string of members and associates of the B-Side street gang.

Police have been targeting the gang in “a very involved investigation,” since mid-October and more arrests are expected, police spokesman Jason Michalyshen told…

Police looking for driver in hit-and-run accident

WINNIPEG police asked the public for help on Saturday in tracking down the driver a dark-coloured pickup truck after a suspected hit-and-run left a pedestrian in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The incident was the latest in a rash of collisi…

Packing up Christmas joy

Two hundred Winnipeg families in need will get a little extra help with Christmas dinner thanks to a gym full of elf-hat-clad volunteers.

More than 100 helpers crammed into the gymnasium at R.B. Russell School Saturday morning, racing about and stuffi…

Sound by GARNET

This Tuesday marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of Thomas Garnet “Gar” Gillies, the man who created the sound of Winnipeg rock in the 1960s, a sound that shook the world by the early 1970s.

From the mid-1960s until 1989, Garnet amplifiers and…

Finance Updates

BP plc (BP) Rumaila Super Giant Field, Exxon Mobil (XOM) Flemish Pass Strategic Deal

BP plc (BP) Iraq’s Rumaila is one of the world’s largest oilfields and was discovered by BP, as part of a consortium, in 1953, but had to drop it by the nationalization under Saddam Hussein’s reign. In June 2009, after the war, when the Iraq Government organized the licenses rounds, BP and PetroChina won the […]

FDA Determination: AbbVie (ABBV), AstraZeneca (AZN), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. The FDA is responsible […]

Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) AT-001 Top-Line Canine Osteoarthritis Study Results, Red Hat (RHT) Beats Wall Street Expectations

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (PETX) What if veterinarians could ease the ongoing pain of osteoarthritis in pets while potentially reducing side effects of current treatment options? Osteoarthritis is a painful and progressive disease involving joint inflammation, cartilage destruction and eventually bone changes. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of lameness in dogs and is thought to […]

Zagg Inc (ZAGG) Heightens Expectations, AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS) Anticipates Higher Level of Shipments

Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (CRWE) CRWE provides marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. The company is currently developing its CRWE Network ( www.CRWE-PR.com ), a growing network of community targeted sites. CRWE has recently included Detroit, the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan ( www.detroit.mi.crwe-pr.com ) […]

Auspex Pharmaceuticals (ASPX) SD-809 Potential Huntington’s Disease Chorea Control, Cerus (CERS) FDA Greenlights INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ASPX) Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive, inherited, degenerative brain disorder that produces physical, mental and emotional changes. Every child of a parent who carries the HD gene has a 50% chance of inheriting the abnormal gene. Symptoms of Huntington’s disease usually develop between ages 30 and 50, but they can appear […]