Man and Children, 13 and 4, Die in Crash Near Portage la Prairie

Man and Children, 13 and 4, Die in Crash Near Portage la Prairie

By The Canadian Press

RCMP Logo VehiclePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A man and two children are dead after the minivan they were in collided with a semi in Manitoba.

RCMP say the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon and collided with the westbound semi while attempting to turn north onto Highway 16 west of Portage la Prairie.

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Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

By The Canadian Press

Don Gibson
Don Gibson holds a loon at Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta in this undated handout photo. A piece of fishing gear with wire leaders and multiple hooks, often referred to as a pickerel rig, had become tangled around the bird’s bill, neck and leg and Gibson could tell it needed help. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Don Gibson)

NORDEGG, Alta. – This is a story about one lucky loon.

Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed a normally standoffish loon — one of a group of five that call the lake home — swimming toward them.

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Louise Bridge Closed for Maintenance on Sunday

Louise Bridge Closed for Maintenance on Sunday

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Louise Bridge (GARRY9600 / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — The Louise Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, August 20 for maintenance.

The city says both northbound and southbound lanes from Nairn Avenue to Sutherland Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The bridge closure is for general bridge maintenance including concrete deck and expansion joint repairs.

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Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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NEEPAWA, Man. — How long should the legal process in Canada take? One year? Three years? Five years? There’s a crisis brewing in the Canadian courts and Manitoba might have a solution, though it’s not without its detractors.

In July 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that from the time a charge is laid, to the conclusion of a trial, Superior Court cases will have up to 30 months to be completed and provincial court cases will have 18 months, or 30 months if there is a preliminary inquiry. Their decision added that any delays beyond this timeframe violate the accused’s Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time. The time limits don’t apply if the delays are a result of the defence team.

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Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Wab Kinew appears at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this week.

Wab Kinew says he wants to address what he says are lies and half-truths in the email that said he has been convicted of several crimes not previously reported.

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Goldeyes Sign Former Gator Casey Turgeon

Goldeyes Sign Former Gator Casey Turgeon

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed utility player Casey Turgeon to their roster.

The Florida native has played in 90 games earlier this season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization, splitting time between the High-A Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals and the Double-A Texas League’s Springfield Cardinals.

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Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

By The Canadian Press

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Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Dozens of Sears stores across the country destined for closure will begin liquidation sales today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – A group of Sears Canada creditors wants to sue the company’s executive officers and directors, alleging negligent misrepresentation and oppression.

The retailer’s court-appointed monitor says the group wants an Ontario judge’s permission to launch their case against the company, which is currently protected under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

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Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

WINNIPEG — Officials and trade stakeholders on both sides of the border are meeting in Emerson, Manitoba today to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements to the Emerson-Pembina border crossing.

About $20 billion in goods and services cross the Manitoba-North Dakota annually, making it the fifth-largest land port for trade between Canada and the United States.

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