Winnipeg River Bridge to Be Raised, Widened

Winnipeg River Bridge to Be Raised, Widened

PR 313 Bridge
The PR 313 bridge will be raised three feet and widened by 2018. (LANDMARKPLANNING.CA)

The province is raising the existing PR 313 bridge over the Winnipeg River at Lac du Bonnet by three feet.

Manitoba Infrastructure says the improvement will create a clearance of 15 feet, while also widening to accommodate a new sidewalk.

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Calls to Emphasize Education as Canadian Military Reviews Transgender Policy

Calls to Emphasize Education as Canadian Military Reviews Transgender Policy

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Natalie Murray
Master Cpl. Natalie Murray, who works at the instrument flight rules control centre at CFB Comox, poses for a photograph beside the Canadair CL-28 Argus Mark 1 at Heritage Air Park near the base in Comox, B.C., Friday, July 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

OTTAWA – As the U.S. military prepares to open its doors to transgender people for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces is looking at ways to improve its own transgender policy.

Canadian military officials reviewing the current policy, which came into effect in February 2012, are hoping to have a draft of the new policy finished by the end of the year.

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Threshers, Start Your Engines: World Record Attempt in Manitoba Field

Threshers, Start Your Engines: World Record Attempt in Manitoba Field

Harvesting Hope
Harvesting Hope is Sunday, July 31 just outside of Austin, Manitoba. (@HARVESTINGHOPE2016 / TWITTER)

An attempt to set a world record for the most threshing machines harvesting a field together will be carried out on Sunday.

Harvesting Hope: a World Record to Help the Hungry” will see 600 volunteers from across Canada coming together to harvest a field of wheat with 146 old-fashioned threshing machines from the early 20th century.

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Shattering That Never-Ending Glass Ceiling

Shattering That Never-Ending Glass Ceiling

By Roger Currie

Hillary Clinton
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Timelines are an interesting way to track the progress of things in this world. The nomination of Hillary Clinton as the first woman to run for President of the United States under the banner of a major party has spawned a predictable reflection on similar developments in the past.

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Concerns Raised for Young Beluga That Has Befriended Small Newfoundland Village

Concerns Raised for Young Beluga That Has Befriended Small Newfoundland Village

By The Canadian Press

Baby Beluga
A baby female beluga is seen in a still frame made from a YouTube video on March 13, 2016, at Admiral’s Beach, Newfoundland. The young beluga whale appears to have taken a liking to a small Newfoundland village, where some residents have made of habit of patting its head and rubbing its belly. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ian Jones, YouTube)

ADMIRALS BEACH, N.L. – A young beluga whale appears to have taken a liking to a small Newfoundland village, where some residents have made of habit of patting its head and rubbing its belly.

The eight-foot-long whale showed up at the wharf in Admirals Beach about four months ago.

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Manitoba, Ontario RCMP Curb Cocaine Smuggling from Mexico

Manitoba, Ontario RCMP Curb Cocaine Smuggling from Mexico

RCMP Logo VehicleA two-year investigation by Manitoba and Ontario RCMP into the smuggling and trafficking of cocaine into Canada from Mexico has resulted in the arrest of four people.

Police say the group was moving large amounts of cocaine into the country using sophisticated concealment methods to cross international borders undetected.

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Cool Reception: Helmet from Jamaican Bobsled Team Fails to Sell at U.S. Auction

Cool Reception: Helmet from Jamaican Bobsled Team Fails to Sell at U.S. Auction

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Jamaican Bobsled Team
A helmet from the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary wasn’t the hot commodity it was expected to be at a Boston auction. Members of the Jamaican four-man bobsled team walk up the course after wiping out during a run at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, in a Dec. 23, 1988. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Morris Lamont, File)

CALGARY – A helmet from the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics wasn’t the hot commodity it was expected to be at a Boston auction.

The asking price of US$3,500 for the yellow headgear worn by Jamaican bobsled pilot Dudley Stokes during the team’s final qualifier in Calgary wasn’t met.

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