<b>Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg:</b> Every February, the province of Manitoba comes together to celebrate the history of fur traders and the first French-Canadian settlers with this winter festival of exhibits, performances and arts. Visit festivalvoyageur.mb.ca for more information. (Courtesy Festival du Voyageur)

Top winter festivals in Canada

Winter is the season Canadians know best, so why not celebrate this time of year at one of these fests offering indoor and outdoor fun this chilly season.

Police take up position near the scene of a shootout in Roubaix, northern France, Nov. 24, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Hostages in northern French town safe

A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix was apparently not linked to the Paris attacks earlier this month and has ended with the hostages now safe, officials said on Tuesday.

Think safety: prevent falls

November is National Falls Prevention Month and the Safe Communities Carman Dufferin focus for this year is on falls prevention for older adults.