Former Cabinet Minister Steve Ashton to Run for Leadership of Manitoba

Former Cabinet Minister Steve Ashton to Run for Leadership of Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Steve Ashton speaks to The Canadian Press in Winnipeg on Friday, April 29, 2016. Ashton was a legislature member for 35 years, and says he is not done with politics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba New Democrat leadership race is about to get a second candidate.

Steve Ashton, a longtime former cabinet minister, confirmed Tuesday night he is throwing his hat in the ring for the opposition party leadership that will be decided Sept. 16.

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Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

By The Canadian Press

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP Logo VehiclePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – RCMP in central Manitoba say they have apprehended a suspect they believed fled a traffic stop armed with a rifle and “public safety is no longer a concern.”

Mounties say the man was shot as he was being arrested just east of Portage la Prairie, Man., off the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Dress Marilyn Monroe Wore to Serenade JFK on Display in Rural Saskatchewan

Dress Marilyn Monroe Wore to Serenade JFK on Display in Rural Saskatchewan

By CKOM, The Canadian Press

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The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy is examined by visitors to Christie’s auction house in New York, Monday, July. 26, 1999. The dress is making what’s believed to be its Canadian debut in rural Saskatchewan (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/Marty Lederhandler)

The dress that Marilyn Monroe was famously stitched into before she sang Happy Birthday to John F. Kennedy in 1962 is making what’s believed to be its Canadian debut in rural Saskatchewan.

The sequined gown will be on display in the community hall in Luseland, about 200 kilometres west of Saskatoon on July 10.

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Goldeyes Sign Canadian Pitcher Evan Rutckyj

Goldeyes Sign Canadian Pitcher Evan Rutckyj

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed left-handed Canadian pitcher Evan Rutckyj to the 2017 roster.

Rutckyj made one appearance earlier this season for the Double-A Eastern League’s Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees). The Windsor, Ontario native combined for a 3.60 ERA in 10.0 innings pitched last season at three levels of the Yankees’ farm system.

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Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done.

The researchers at Western University, based in London, Ont., are hoping to recruit upwards of 100,000 participants from around the world for the online study.

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Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a string of bank and commercial robberies dating back to last February.

A number of financial institutions were targeted between February 15, 2016 and June 26, 2017. Police say they included locations on McPhillips Street, Main Street, Ellice Avenue, St. Mary’s Road, St. James Street and Regent Avenue.

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Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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Security officials say they’re ready for the huge crowds set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.A police officer surveys the grounds in front of Parliament in Ottawa Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – Security officials say they’re ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.

But that doesn’t mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country’s seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.

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