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Canada’s Governor General in Churchill Today

Governor General David Johnston (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Governor General David Johnston (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Governor General David Johnston and wife Sharon Johnston are visiting Churchill, Manitoba today.

The pair will meet with mayor Michael Spence, visit the Town Centre Complex, participate in a community gathering, tour the Eskimo Museum, and visit the Parks Canada Interpretation Centre.

The Johnstons will also visit the Churchill Northern Studies Centre to discuss the research that is currently being conducted in the Hudson Bay area.

— With files from The Canadian Press

Brief Power Outages Planned for Steinbach

Manitoba Hydro Power Outage

A series of brief power outages will affect customers in Steinbach on Thursday, May 5.

Manitoba Hydro says the outages will occur between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and last approximately 15 minutes each. About 230 customers will be affected in total.

The outages will occur at:

  • Homestead Crescent south of Mun Road (40 customers)
  • Lumber Avenue between First Street SW and Fifth Street SW (111 customers)
  • Friesen Avenue south of First Street SW, Fernwood Bay and the north side of Reimer Avenue south to Brandt Road (81 customers)

Hydro will be upgrading equipment in the area at this time.

— Staff

Man, 69, Killed by Tractor Near Killarney

RCMP Crest LogoA 69-year-old man was killed on Monday when he attempted to get into the cab of a rolling tractor.

RCMP say the accident happened on a farm in the RM of Cartwright-Roblin near Killarney, Manitoba at around 8 p.m.

The man was trying to assist the 25-year-old male driver when he fell and collided with the wheels. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver isn’t facing any charges.

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13 Firearms Stolen from Dauphin Home

RCMP Crest LogoRCMP are investigating after 13 firearms were stolen from a home in Dauphin, Manitoba on Monday.

The break-in occurred sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. with both pistols and rifles being stolen. A large metal gun safe was also removed from the house in the west end of the city.

Police have yet to identify suspects or recover any of the stolen weapons.

“For obvious safety reasons, we are concerned anytime firearms are stolen and end up in the hands of criminals,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet of the Manitoba RCMP. “We ask that anyone with information about this theft contact their police service immediately.”

— Staff

Police Warn of Increase in Counterfeit Bills

Canadian Currency
(Canadian currency image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg police are alerting the public and businesses to an increase in counterfeit Canadian currency being passed around.

Counterfeit replicas of the newer polymer series $20 and $100 denominations are the most common police have been seeing.

Police say the imitation notes appears to have a recognizable “?arts and crafts”? quality to them. A note might have a holographic stripe but closer scrutiny will reveal that it is affixed to the note with clear tape. The notes are also reported to have an ?unauthentic? feel.

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Winnipeg Temporarily Bans Open-Air Burn Permits

Saskatchewan Wildfire
Cpl. Kevin Deng, a member of the Canadian Forces looks for hotspots from wildfires near Montreal Lake, Sask., Thursday, July 9, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Low ground moisture and high winds in the city has forced the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service to place a temporary ban on issuing open-air burn permits.

The ban is to prevent the accidental spread of fire and will be lifted as soon as environmental conditions improve.

“The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like to remind citizens that fires within approved outdoor receptacles on public or private property are not permitted when the wind speed exceeds 25 km/h,” a release said.

— Staff

Premier Brian Pallister, Cabinet Sworn in at CMHR

Brian Pallister
Brian Pallister speaks at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights after being sworn in as Manitoba premier in Winnipeg, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma)

Premier Brian Pallister and his 12-member cabinet were sworn in Tuesday at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Pallister and his fellow Progressive Conservative MLAs took their oaths of office as designated by Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon.

“I am humbled and honoured by the opportunity to serve Manitoba,” Pallister said.

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The Round Table Postpones Closure

Round Table Restaurant
The Round Table, known for its famous prime rib, will close on June 3, 2016 after 42 years. (TRIPADVISOR.COM)

Iconic Winnipeg steakhouse The Round Table is extending its run for an additional three weeks after announcing it would close on May 14.

“As soon as we told people we were closing, the phone started ringing and the place has been busy,” said owner Kristjan Kristjansson.

“We even had one gentleman fly in from California just to enjoy our prime rib one last time. We’ve been very touched by the response.”

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Pair of Winnipeg Restaurants Make the Cut for ‘Best Brunch’

Brunch Pancakes
(Mother’s Day brunch image via Shutterstock)

Two Winnipeg restaurants are among the 75 best in Canada when it comes where to take mom for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8.

According to table reservation app OpenTable, Prairie’s Edge and Promenade Café and Wine are the ‘best’ spots, as chosen by users of the app.

“Our research revealed nearly 50 percent of Canadians dine out on this special day, but the majority of us find at least one aspect of Mother’s Day stressful,” said Ziv Schierau, head of national accounts for OpenTable Canada.

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Red River Valley Swap Meet Supporting Winnipeg Harvest

Classic Cars
(Classic cars image via Shutterstock)

Vintage rides will be glistening on Sunday, May 15 when the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club puts on the 19th annual Red River Valley Swap Meet.

The show and shine is open to all vehicles 25 years and older, street roads, modified and special interest vehicles.

The Swap Meet is co-hosted by the Red River Exhibition Association and supports Winnipeg Harvest. All visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or donation.

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