Manitoba’s Municipal Road Projects Receive $12M in Funding

Manitoba’s Municipal Road Projects Receive $12M in Funding

By Brian Schultz

Construction Worker

The Manitoba government will spend $12 million on 188 municipal road projects this year.

Targeting 99 municipalities, the province is cost-sharing the funding through a 50/50 partnership with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities through the Municipal Road Improvement Program.

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VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes' Village
A bunk bed in one of the rooms that will house athletes at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Some could say it takes a village to get the 2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village ready in time, but with just days before the first competitors arrive, the finishing touches are nearing completion.

The University of Manitoba is offering up three of its student residences to house athletes from across Canada, ranging in age from 11 to 21. Arthur V. Mauro, Pembina Hall and Mary Speechly Hall will all act as hubs for athletes during their downtime.

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Cannabis Executive Says Producers Unlikely to Meet Demands of Consumer Market

Cannabis Executive Says Producers Unlikely to Meet Demands of Consumer Market

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Products and types of marijuana are shown at The Dispensary, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

MONTREAL – An official with a large Canadian producer of medical cannabis is confident consumers will be adequately supplied come next July, but says production will need to be increased.

“Right now, the existing capacity and what is already envisioned will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the adult consumer market,” Cam Battley, executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., said in an interview Monday.

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Missing Non-Lethal Grenade Launcher, Ammunition Found: B.C. Police

Missing Non-Lethal Grenade Launcher, Ammunition Found: B.C. Police

By The Canadian Press

Grenade Launcher
A 40MM Abrams Airborne Mfg Inc. Less Lethal Multi-Launcher (gas gun) is seen in this undated handout photo. Mounties in British Columbia are searching for a missing non-lethal grenade launcher that appears to have fallen off the back of a truck. RCMP spokeswoman Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau says in a news release that the force is looking for a 40 millimetre Abrams Airborne Less Lethal Multi-Launcher and some related ammunition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP)

VANCOUVER – Mounties in British Columbia say a missing non-lethal grenade launcher has been found.

The force released a plea Monday looking for anyone who had information about a missing 40-millimetre Abrams Airborne Less Lethal Multi-Launcher and some related ammunition.

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Job Fair to Fill Roles at New Hilton Garden Inn Near Outlet Mall

Job Fair to Fill Roles at New Hilton Garden Inn Near Outlet Mall

Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South
An artist’s rendering of the future Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South at the Seasons of Tuxedo site. (MCKIM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP)

WINNIPEG — A new hotel going up at the site of Outlet Collection Winnipeg is hiring a few good men and women.

Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South is a new four-star property at 555 Sterling Lyon Parkway adjacent to the busy outlet mall that opened up in the spring.

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Mint Apologizes for Commemorative Coin Veterans’ Group Calls Flawed

Mint Apologizes for Commemorative Coin Veterans’ Group Calls Flawed

By The Canadian Press

Silver Collector Coin
A Canadian silver collector coin that is being issued for the 75th anniversary of an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War is seen in this undated handout photo from the Royal Canadian Mint. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Royal Canadian Mint)

DIEPPE, N.B. – It was officially code-named Operation Jubilee and the allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. But 75 years later, a battle is brewing over just what to call the bloody assault that claimed the lives of nearly a thousand Canadian soldiers.

The Royal Canadian Mint issued a collector coin in May commemorating the Battle of Dieppe, prompting outcry from a New Brunswick veterans’ group that says the attack is called the Dieppe Raid.

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Agency Cites Costs, Deficit for Downgrading Manitoba Credit Rating

Agency Cites Costs, Deficit for Downgrading Manitoba Credit Rating

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has had its credit rating downgraded for the second time in 13 months by S&P Global Ratings.

The international bond-rating agency said the province continues to post large deficits, which are adding to a long-term debt left by the former NDP government.

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Winnipeg Installing Massive Sign at The Forks

Winnipeg Installing Massive Sign at The Forks

Winnipeg Sign
An artist’s rendering of a new Winnipeg sign to be installed at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

It’s one of the first places Mayor Brian Bowman is likely to snap a selfie for his Instagram later this week.

Winnipeg is getting a new, giant sign at The Forks to tell visitors that they’re, well, in Winnipeg.

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