The province is raising the existing PR 313 bridge over the Winnipeg River at Lac du Bonnet by three feet.
Manitoba Infrastructure says the improvement will create a clearance of 15 feet, while also widening to accommodate a new sidewalk.
By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – As the U.S. military prepares to open its doors to transgender people for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces is looking at ways to improve its own transgender policy.
Canadian military officials reviewing the current policy, which came into effect in February 2012, are hoping to have a draft of the new policy finished by the end of the year.
An attempt to set a world record for the most threshing machines harvesting a field together will be carried out on Sunday.
“Harvesting Hope: a World Record to Help the Hungry” will see 600 volunteers from across Canada coming together to harvest a field of wheat with 146 old-fashioned threshing machines from the early 20th century.
By Roger Currie
Timelines are an interesting way to track the progress of things in this world. The nomination of Hillary Clinton as the first woman to run for President of the United States under the banner of a major party has spawned a predictable reflection on similar developments in the past.
By The Canadian Press
ADMIRALS BEACH, N.L. – A young beluga whale appears to have taken a liking to a small Newfoundland village, where some residents have made of habit of patting its head and rubbing its belly.
The eight-foot-long whale showed up at the wharf in Admirals Beach about four months ago.
Winnipeg police are looking for a man who beat a senior citizen and robbed him in Grant’s Old Mill Park this week.
A two-year investigation by Manitoba and Ontario RCMP into the smuggling and trafficking of cocaine into Canada from Mexico has resulted in the arrest of four people.
Police say the group was moving large amounts of cocaine into the country using sophisticated concealment methods to cross international borders undetected.
By Sarah Klein
The first batch of Culex tarsalis mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus have been identified in Manitoba.
The province says the infected mosquitoes were collected during the week of July 20 from adult mosquito traps in Altona, West St. Paul and Winkler.
By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press
CALGARY – A helmet from the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics wasn’t the hot commodity it was expected to be at a Boston auction.
The asking price of US$3,500 for the yellow headgear worn by Jamaican bobsled pilot Dudley Stokes during the team’s final qualifier in Calgary wasn’t met.
A joint project between Winnipeg police and community outreach workers has resulted in the arrest of four people accused of purchasing sex from underage victims.
Project Return was initiated on Thursday, aimed at protecting at-risk youth from being sexually exploited.