Work Continuing on Highway 10 Rehabilitation Through Riding Mountain

Work Continuing on Highway 10 Rehabilitation Through Riding Mountain

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

Work is continuing on phase two of a rehabilitation and paving project on Highway 10 in Riding Mountain National Park.

Work is being conducted from the south gate entrance to km 26.7 (3.4 km north of Grayling Lake) and will resume on Monday, May 1.

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Vigil Held for Young Woman Brutally Slain on Small Manitoba First Nation

Vigil Held for Young Woman Brutally Slain on Small Manitoba First Nation

By The Canadian Press

Serena McKay
Serena McKay (FACEBOOK)

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. – A sombre candlelight vigil has been held in honour of a 19-year-old woman slain on a small Manitoba First Nation.

Two girls, aged 16 and 17, are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Serena McKay of Powerview, Man., on the weekend at the Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

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Engineering Marvel: Ship Begins Laying Massive Power Cable Connecting N.L., N.S.

Engineering Marvel: Ship Begins Laying Massive Power Cable Connecting N.L., N.S.

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

Nexans Skagerrak
A cable reel aboard the cable-laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak is shown in Argentia, N.L. in a handout photo taken earlier this month. Late Wednesday the ship started laying 170 kilometres of electricity cable between Cape Ray in southwestern Newfoundland and Point Aconi in northeastern Cape Breton as part of the $1.6-billion Maritime Link project. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

HALIFAX – Somewhere off Newfoundland’s southwest coast, a Norwegian ship has begun spooling out a massive, thick cable that will connect the island with Nova Scotia, a 170-kilometre voyage that, once completed, will create North America’s longest subsea electricity link.

The cable-laying ship CS Nexans Skagerrak started rolling out the black-and-orange cable across the Cabot Strait late Wednesday, a process that began just off Cape Ray, N.L., where the cable has already been anchored.

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Farm Traffic Increasing on Manitoba Roadways

Farm Traffic Increasing on Manitoba Roadways

By Sarah Klein

Tractor Tire
(Tractor image via Shutterstock)

With growing season ramping up in Manitoba, the province is urging both farmers and motorists to share the roadway.

Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler says agricultural equipment will soon be out and moving slower than regular traffic along highways in rural areas.

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City Working to Alleviate Traffic Headaches on Main Street

City Working to Alleviate Traffic Headaches on Main Street

Portage and Main
The city is taking steps to ease traffic congestion on Main Street leading into Winnipeg’s downtown. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Motorists who use southbound Main Street as part of their daily commute were likely caught up in a traffic mess earlier this week.

Traffic could be seen snarled from Main Street near the Exchange District all the way north to Redwood Avenue.

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Woman Charged After Serious Assault in St. Boniface

Woman Charged After Serious Assault in St. Boniface

Winnipeg Police CrestA 31-year-old Winnipeg woman is in police custody after an assault at a home in the 500 block of Des Meurons Street Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded at around 2 p.m. to find a 55-year-old man with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable.

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Red River College Plans $95.4M Innovation Centre

Red River College Plans $95.4M Innovation Centre

Red River College Innovation Centre
An artist’s rendering of the future Innovation Centre at Red River College’s downtown campus. (RRC.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new Innovation Centre in the works for Red River College’s Exchange District campus is expected to draw an additional 1,200 students to the area.

The $95.4 million project was announced Thursday, meant to attract tech-savvy minds to work on commercialization projects for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Fort McMurray Mayor Doesn’t Foresee Big Population Shift After Wildfire

Fort McMurray Mayor Doesn’t Foresee Big Population Shift After Wildfire

The Canadian Press

Fort McMurray Fire
Heat waves are seen as cars and trucks try and get past a wild fire 16km south of Fort McMurray on highway 63 Friday, May 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Wood Buffalo Mayor Melissa Blake says she’s not expecting last May’s wildfire to have much of an impact on the Fort McMurray area’s long-term population.

Before the fire, the municipality was expecting growth of between one and three per cent over the next five years and Blake said Tuesday she’s not expecting that to shift much.

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Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — A decidedly different approach will be taken by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they kicked-off their annual spring mini-camp at Investors Group Field on Wednesday morning. Day 1 of official on-field activities in Winnipeg saw 33 hopefuls hit the turf — as well as four quarterbacks — vying for a shot at main training camp in late May.

The objective of this year’s three-day camp is a significant shift from recent years, where most recently in 2016 being purely an exercise for the entire offence, veterans and all, to learn a new Paul LaPolice system.

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