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Bell MTS Bringing Fibre Communications to Churchill

Bell MTS Bringing Fibre Communications to Churchill

By Sarah Klein

Internet
Lights are illuminated on a modem in Chelsea, Que., on July 11, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Bell MTS will expand its communications infrastructure in Manitoba’s north to bring fibre Internet and TV to Churchill.

The company will spend $1 billion over five years to expand broadband communications across the province, with major service improvements in the northern community.

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New Vegetable Research Site Near Winkler

New Vegetable Research Site Near Winkler

Vegetables
Various vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal on January 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Both the provincial and federal governments will spend more than $210,000 on a new vegetable research site near Winkler, Manitoba.

The investment will focus on improving yields, developing new varieties and creating opportunities for potato, sweet potato and carrot growers.

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Canadian Newcomers Stabbed, Robbed on Portage Avenue

Canadian Newcomers Stabbed, Robbed on Portage Avenue

300 Block of Portage Avenue
A couple who recently immigrated to Canada was stabbed and robbed outside the Entry Program in the 300 block of Portage Avenue on Thursday, August 25, 2016. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — A couple who recently immigrated to Canada was held up at knifepoint and forced to turn over their belongings last Thursday.

It happened outside the Entry Program in the 300 block of Portage Avenue.

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Winnipeg Magician Charged with Making Child Pornography

Winnipeg Magician Charged with Making Child Pornography

Magic Dan
Daniel Kamenicky, who used the name ‘Dan the Magic Man,’ faces several child pornography-related charges. (CHRISD.CA / DANMAGICMAN.COM)

Winnipeg police have charged a local children’s entertainer with making and distributing child pornography.

“Dan the Magic Man,” whose real name is Daniel Kamenicky, 39, was arrested on August 24 after police executed a search warrant on a residence.

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RAW: Churchill Dinners on Ice Set for March 3-11

RAW: Churchill Dinners on Ice Set for March 3-11

RAW: Churchill
RAW: Churchill is March 3-11, 2017 (HANDOUT)

Dining under the Northern Lights — and a safe distance from Manitoba polar bears — will take place March 3-11, 2017 in Churchill.

That’s when RAW: Churchill has decided to host their culinary and adventure travel experience for diners making the trek to the northern Manitoba community.

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Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden Receives Provincial Status

Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden Receives Provincial Status

Morden CFDC
Left to Right: Dr. Kevin Campbell, CFDC board president; Morden mayor Ken Wiebe; Cameron Friesen, MLA for Morden-Winkler and Manitoba Minister of Finance; Rochelle Squires, Manitoba Minister of Sport, Culture & Heritage; Peter Cantelon, CFDC executive director; and Colin Ferguson, president and CEO of Travel Manitoba, in Morden, Man. on Saturday, August 27, 2016. (CHRIS LEACH PHOTO)

MORDEN, Man. — The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has joined Manitoba’s Signature Museum grant program.

The museum is home to Canada’s largest collection of marine reptile fossils, including the largest mosasaur on display in the world, named Bruce.

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Trouble in the North: Currie

Trouble in the North: Currie

By Roger Currie

Tolko Industries

Ten years ago, I had an eye-opening experience about what has been happening to the old notion that “Canadians are hewers of wood and haulers of water.” Twice within a few weeks, I drove a truck across the north shore of Lake Superior, passing through a handful of communities that were slowly dying.

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Suspicious Package Clears Area Near Winnipeg Police HQ

Suspicious Package Clears Area Near Winnipeg Police HQ

Graham Avenue and Garry Street
Winnipeg police shut down Graham Avenue at Garry Street while investigating a suspicious package on Friday, August 26, 2016. (ERNIE CUCHERON / CONTRIBUTED)

Winnipeg police blocked off the roadways surrounding their new downtown headquarters on Friday after a suspicious package was located.

Officers say the item was found at around noon near Graham Avenue and Garry Street.

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