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New Primary Care Centre Opens in Swan River

Greg Selinger
Premier Greg Selinger at an announcement opening the new Swan Valley Primary Care Centre in Swan River on Thursday, July 30, 2015. (RILEY LAYCHUK / CJSB-FM)

A new primary care clinic has opened in Swan River, where five new physicians have been recruited to work in the northwestern Manitoba community.

The Swan Valley Primary Care Centre includes 12 exam rooms, treatment rooms, support spaces and waiting areas.

Premier Greg Selinger was in Swan River on Thursday for the grand opening.

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Friday of a Long Weekend Worst for Crashes: MPI

Highway 10 Crash
Friday of a long weekend is the most dangerous on the roads for vehicle collisions, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. (RCMP HANDOUT)

As Manitobans pack up for the lake or cottage country this long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance wants drivers to keep road safety in mind.

Friday is typically the worst day on the roads for collisions during the August long weekend.

“On the Friday of the long weekend in particular, traffic volumes typically increase on roadways leading out of Winnipeg as people head to cottage country. Safety must be a priority,” said Ward Keith of MPI.

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Waverley Underpass Green Lit as All Levels of Government Get on Board

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

It’s a rite of passage being a motorist in Winnipeg — sitting in traffic waiting for the “Waverley train” to pass.

Now, all three levels of government have come together to alleviate the time spent sitting at flashing red signal lights.

The federal and provincial governments are contributing up to $91.8 million to build the Waverley underpass at the CN mainline located at the corner of Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue in the city’s booming south end.

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Manitoba Gives Tips on Avoiding a Run-In with a Black Bear

A black bear cub (ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO)
A black bear cub (ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO)

The province has tips for Manitobans so they don’t find themselves on the unfortunate end of an encounter with a black bear this long weekend.

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship says black bears are increasing their food intake to prepare for fall hibernation.

The province says bears may travel through populated areas in search of ripening fruit and acorns.

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Cyclist on Dialysis Rides into Winnipeg Today

Dale Calibaba
Dale Calibaba (HANDOUT)

A 46-year-old dialysis patient cycling from British Columbia will make a stop in Winnipeg today.

Dale Calibaba is on a cross-country bike trip to raise awareness about living with kidney disease and organ donation.

“Being active is a great tool in helping manage kidney disease and its symptoms and can be part of a healthy lifestyle that aims to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases including kidney disease,” said Dr. Clara Bohm, a nephrologist and medical lead of the Manitoba Renal Program Exercise and Wellness Program.

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CJOB Parts Ways with Jim Toth in Latest Round of Cuts

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Jim Toth

WINNIPEG — Corus Entertainment has made a dent in its payroll again with another round of layoffs, affecting mainly 680 CJOB.

Sources say sports host/producer Jim Toth has been let go, along with several others. A producer, some of the station’s creative team and a number of sales staff were cut. National evening show host Jeff Woods is also no longer with the station.

JD Francis — former morning co-host of sister station 99.1 Fresh Radio — resigned last week. The new morning team consists of Clint James and Vicki Shae.

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Man Charged in South Osborne Daytime Shooting

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a man after a daytime shooting in the south Osborne area on Tuesday.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the area of Nassau Street South and Taft Crescent at around 2:15 p.m. He was taken to hospital with upper body injuries and is listed in critical condition.

Police located a vehicle related to the incident a short time later near Rue Archibald and Marion Street.

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Kildonan Place Welcoming New Retailers

Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Kildonan Place Shopping Centre (FILE)

WINNIPEG — Kildonan Place Shopping Centre has a handful of new retailers opening over the next few months, including DAVIDsTEA.

General manager Peter Havens says KP’s customers have been telling them they wanted to see DAVIDsTEA at the mall.

“Their brand philosophy of friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service is a perfect fit for Kildonan Place’s ‘Shop Happy’ brand personality,” Havens said of the addition.

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Travellers Warned of Air Transat Telephone Scam

Air Transat is warning travellers of a telephone scam currently making the rounds.

The automated calls play a promotional message stating a substantial discount is being offered on a future Air Transat flight. The customer is then asked to provide a credit card or other personal information. Other tactics may include advising a customer that they have won a trip, a vacation or other sort of prize from Air Transat.

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Girl Sexually Assaulted While on Sidewalk: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestA female youth was sexually assaulted while walking with her in mother in Winnipeg on Monday, police say.

The two were walking on the sidewalk in the area of McGregor Street and Pritchard Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday when a male on a bicycle reached out and sexually assaulted the youth. She was not injured in the assault.

The suspect is described as aboriginal between the ages of 14 and 18. He had a medium build, shoulder length straight hair, clean shaven and was wearing a black T-shirt and dark blue jeans. He was riding a silver BMX-style bicycle.

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