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Missing Thompson Man’s Remains Found, Case Now a Homicide

Nicholas Brophy
Nicholas Brophy (RCMP / HANDOUT)

RCMP have located remains belonging to a 19-year-old Thompson man who went missing last fall and are treating the death as a homicide.

Nicholas Brophy was last seen the evening of September 8, 2015 in Thompson.

Police found human remains in an area outside of Thompson on April 26, which have been identified as Brophy.

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Steve Ashton Not Ruling Out Another Run for Manitoba NDP Leadership

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steve Ashton
Steve Ashton speaks to The Canadian Press in Winnipeg on Friday, April 29, 2016. Longtime Manitoba cabinet minister Steve Ashton is not ruling out another run for the party leadership, despite losing his seat in the April 19 provincial election. Ashton was a legislature member for 35 years, and says he is not done with politics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – Despite losing his seat after 35 years in the Manitoba legislature, Steve Ashton says he is not done with politics and he isn’t ruling out a third run for the provincial NDP leadership.

“If someone tries to sell you a Steve Ashton retirement ticket, don’t buy it. I’m not done,” Ashton, 60, said Friday as he was preparing to vacate his ministerial office.

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Driver Takes Off After Girl Hit by Van in Dauphin

RCMP Crest LogoManitoba RCMP are looking for the driver of a blue van after a girl was struck on Thursday evening.

Three girls were crossing the 100 block of Main Street South when one of them was hit by the northbound van at around 6:40 p.m. The driver then fled the scene.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries.

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Federal Officials Sing Different Tune Than Liberals on F-35 Post-Election

By The Canadian Press

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A pre-production model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is shown in a file photo. (Northrop Grumman/Associated Press)

OTTAWA – The Trudeau Liberals may have promised to exclude the F-35 from the competition to replace the air force’s aging CF-18 jet fighters, but federal officials meeting the day after last fall’s election were singing a completely different tune.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press show top Industry Canada bureaucrats met on Oct. 20 and discussed what advice to give the incoming government about the controversial procurement, emphasizing the program should be driven by the needs of the Canadian Forces.

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Sponsors Step Up for 2017 Canada Summer Games

2017 Canada Summer GamesThe 2017 Canada Summer Games host society received some major backing on Friday with commitments from several major sponsors.

James Richardson & Sons, Limited will hop on board as the premier sponsor.

Travel Manitoba will join the Games as the official visitor experience partner, while Broadview Networks will be the presenting sponsor of tennis. Reliance Products is the sponsor for canoe/kayak.

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Winnipeg Credit Union Shredding Personal Documents

Walter Schurko empties his personal documents to be shredded during last year's Free Personal Shred Day event on Henderson Highway. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Walter Schurko empties his personal documents to be shredded during an event on Henderson Highway. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Four Crosstown Civic Credit Union locations will be accepting documents on Saturday to be safely shredded.

The 9th annual CCCU Shred Day will have Iron Mountain on hand with mobile units where residents can drop off old bills, tax returns, financial statements and other sensitive documents.

“The response in the past has been impressive. Last year, for instance, the event raised $14,860 for Cancer Care Manitoba. We hope to exceed that figure this year,” said CCCU CEO Mona Forsen.

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Two Winnipeg Fires Suspected to Be Arson

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating two recent fires as being acts of arson.

The first fire broke out in a detached garage Wednesday morning in the 500 block of Oakland Avenue in North Kildonan.

Police believe the fire started when a discarded sofa was set on fire at the rear of the garage. The fire spread to the garage, vehicles and residence.

Three people fled with injuries and damage is estimated at $400,000.

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Search for Catherine Curtis Turns to Waterways

By Sarah Klein

Catherine Curtis
Catherine Curtis (WPS / HANDOUT)

Search efforts are continuing for a missing Winnipeg woman last seen on Monday morning.

Catherine Curtis, 60, was attending an appointment at the Grace Hospital when she wandered off at around 9 a.m.

Police say the dive unit is now focusing on waterways in west Winnipeg as part of their efforts. They are also asking members of the public to search their own properties in the event Curtis has suffered a medical emergency.

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Ryan Reynolds Pens Goodbye to Young Cancer Patient in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press

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Actor Ryan Reynolds is shown Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

EDMONTON – Actor Ryan Reynolds has posted an emotional goodbye on Facebook to a boy in Edmonton who has died of cancer.

Reynolds visited 13-year-old Connor McGrath earlier this year in hospital and gave him an advance screening of his film Deadpool weeks before it was released to theatres.

Reynolds says the Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged the visit and Connor was the first to see the movie.

“There were still huge sections with wires we hadn’t yet painted out, jokes which weren’t working (and still aren’t) and green screens,” Reynolds says in the Facebook post.

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Red Cross Recognizing Manitoba’s ‘Humanitarian of the Year’

Canadian Red CrossDo you know someone worthy of being named a humanitarian of the year?

The Canadian Red Cross has opened up nominations to identify Manitobans deserving of that very honour.

“Each year, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to honour Manitobans who have harnessed the power of humanity to improve the lives of individuals at home and abroad,” said Shawn Feely, Canadian Red Cross vice-president, Manitoba and Nunavut.

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