Paving Work Resumes on Highway 10 Through Riding Mountain

Paving Work Resumes on Highway 10 Through Riding Mountain

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The original gate entering Riding Mountain National Park. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Rehabilitation work on Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park resumed today.

Phase 2 of paving from KM 25 to KM 40 will continue until the end of October.

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Manitoba Honours Musician Tom Cochrane on Northern Highway

Manitoba Honours Musician Tom Cochrane on Northern Highway

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Canadian musician Tom Cochrane was honoured Monday, Oct.31, 2016 at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg. A stretch of highway near his hometown of Lynn Lake has been named after Cochrane’s biggest hit, Life Is A Highway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

Signs along a stretch of Manitoba highway to honour Canadian musician Tom Cochrane were unveiled over the weekend.

“Life Is A Highway” road signs were unveiled in Lynn Lake on Sunday honouring Cochrane, a native of the northern town. The highway signs are along a 322-kilometre section of PR 391 connecting Lynn Lake and Thompson.

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The Trump Unit: Inside Canada’s PMO Squad to Save NAFTA

The Trump Unit: Inside Canada’s PMO Squad to Save NAFTA

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump take part in a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WASHINGTON – If Donald Trump deploys the big bomb during upcoming NAFTA negotiations, and threatens to blow up the continental trade agreement, a unit within the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be assigned to try disarming it.

The Canadian government has created an election-style nerve centre to handle White House-related challenges and officials describing it say it has about eight regular staff: two former trade officials, two senior PMO officials, an ambassador, a writer, a cabinet minister, and it’s run by a young staffer with a reputation for staying cool while smothering political fires.

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Canadians Plan to Attend Various Viewing Events to Catch a Partial Eclipse

Canadians Plan to Attend Various Viewing Events to Catch a Partial Eclipse

By Jennifer Cheng, The Canadian Press

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Clayton Uyeda and his wife Jo will be enjoying the partial eclipse while traveling from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen ferry terminal on the mainland. The couple are photographed along Dallas Rd. in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, August 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Clayton Uyeda and his wife Jo will be on a ferry — en route from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawwassen on the mainland — when the partial solar eclipse in Canada begins in Victoria at 9:08 a.m. Monday.

“It’s more intimate,” says Uyeda, 59, a math, physics and astronomy teacher at Victoria High School.

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Shotgun Fired Through Window of Winnipeg Home

Shotgun Fired Through Window of Winnipeg Home

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A shotgun was fired through the window of a home in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue on Saturday while an 18-month-old child was inside.

Police say three men had driven by a suite in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue and fired through a front window at around 1:45 a.m. Two other people were inside at the time, but no injuries were reported.

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Message of Love, Tolerance Spread at Anti-Racism Rally in Vancouver

Message of Love, Tolerance Spread at Anti-Racism Rally in Vancouver

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

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Thousands of people gather outside Vancouver City Hall as anti-racism protesters and opposing protesters take part in rallies in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, August 19, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Messages of love, tolerance and understanding were shared by thousands of people who gathered on Saturday to protest racism and hate.

Signs reading “live with love,” “diversity = strength” and “laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour” were spotted above a packed crowd outside Vancouver’s city hall.

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