Friday of a Long Weekend Most Deadly on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Friday of a Long Weekend Most Deadly on Manitoba Roads: MPI

By Brian Schultz

Pedestrian Accident

Before hitting the road this long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to ensure you keep it safe.

Friday is typically the worst weekend for road fatalities, according to the public auto insurer.

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Manitoba Premier Suggests Churchill Port Owners Wanted Government Bailout

Manitoba Premier Suggests Churchill Port Owners Wanted Government Bailout

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in a May 31, 2016 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hinted strongly Thursday that the Port of Churchill — the largest employer in the subarctic town of 800 — has been shut down because its owners, Omnitrax, were refused another government bailout.

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Payday Problems for More Than 80,000 Civil Servants to Be Resolved by October

Payday Problems for More Than 80,000 Civil Servants to Be Resolved by October

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Public Service Pay Centre
The Public Service Pay Centre is shown in Miramichi, N.B., on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Federal officials say they expect to have resolved all of the pay delays created by the government’s problematic Phoenix pay system by the end of October — but undoing the damage won’t be cheap. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

OTTAWA – The federal government could have done a better job implementing the new payroll system that’s causing serious payday headaches for tens of thousands of civil servants, a senior bureaucrat admitted to a Commons committee Thursday.

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Man Sought in Pair of Winnipeg Robberies

Man Sought in Pair of Winnipeg Robberies

Robbery Suspect
Police are looking for this man, believed to be responsible for two Winnipeg robberies this month. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for two separate commercial Winnipeg robberies.

The first happened July 9 at around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Keewatin Street.

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PHOTO: Teen Sought in Portage Avenue Homicide

PHOTO: Teen Sought in Portage Avenue Homicide

Teen Suspect
Police are looking for this teen, believed to be connected to a homicide in downtown Winnipeg on July 5, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have released images of a teen believed to be connected to the death of an Oxford House man earlier this month.

Cyril Quentin Weenusk, 26, was beaten in the area of Portage Avenue and Donald Street on July 5. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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Abused Northern Manitoba Puppy Able to Stand Up, Wiggle Tail

Abused Northern Manitoba Puppy Able to Stand Up, Wiggle Tail

Asha - Puppy
Asha, a puppy in northern Manitoba, has been rescued after being violently thrown in the air. (MANITOBA UNDERDOGS RESCUE / HANDOUT)

A puppy who was carelessly tossed into the air and left injured on the ground this week in northern Manitoba is now able to stand up.

Staff with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue say Asha, the German shepherd they rescued on Wednesday, is now able to wiggle her tail.

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WestJet Finds Lost Gecko, Owner Wants Airline to Change Policy on Pet Transport

WestJet Finds Lost Gecko, Owner Wants Airline to Change Policy on Pet Transport

By The Canadian Press

Gecko
A gecko named Nom, is seen in this undated handout photo. A pet gecko that disappeared after its owner put it on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver last Sunday has been found alive. Meryl Bishop, the owner of Nom the gecko, received a call from the airline on Wednesday afternoon to say she’s been found. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Meryl Bishop)

VANCOUVER – A pet gecko that disappeared after its owner put it on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver last Sunday has been found alive.

Meryl Bishop, the owner of Nom the gecko, received a call from the airline Wednesday afternoon to say the animal had been found.

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Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

QF 13 Pounder
Battery and detachments of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) near Belah, Palestine, March 1918, operate the QF 13-pounder. (WIKIPEDIA)

The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo has added a rare artillery piece from the First World War.

The museum has acquired a QF 13-pounder gun in its original condition after a donation by Seymour Schulich of Toronto.

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Democrats Still in Love with Obama; He Asks Them to Love Someone New

Democrats Still in Love with Obama; He Asks Them to Love Someone New

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

Barack Obama - Hillary Clinton
President Barack Obama hugs Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after addressing the delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PHILADELPHIA – Christine Williams is spending the Democratic convention with her back turned mostly to the stage. She’s an usher guarding a nosebleed-section doorway. Yet she made sure to spin around and snap a picture of a once-in-a-lifetime moment Wednesday.

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