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Driver Killed in Crash on Highway 10

RCMP Crest LogoA 69-year-old Carberry man was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10.

The collision happened at around 1 p.m. south of Brandon at Road 48 North.

RCMP say a car travelling northbound on Highway 10 crossed the centre line and collided with a southbound SUV.

The driver of the car was taken to local hospital and pronounced deceased. The 87-year-old Hartney woman driving the SUV was taken to hospital in stable condition.

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Former Deputy Police Chief Running for East St. Paul Mayor

Shelley Hart

Shelley Hart (HANDOUT)

The retired deputy chief of the Winnipeg Police Service is running for mayor of East St. Paul.

Shelley Hart announced her intentions Tuesday for the upcoming municipal election on October 22.

Hart retired from the WPS in February after a 36-year career with the service.

“I am now seeking the opportunity to serve the residents of East St. Paul, the community I have lived in for nearly 30 years,” Hart said. “I have a passion for initiating transformative change and building successful teams. These attributes will help maximize the potential of East St. Paul and build a stronger community.

Hart says she looks forward to meeting with residents and the business community over the next few months to identify their issues and vision for East St. Paul.

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Winnipeg Comics in Semifinals of SiriusXM Competition

Three Winnipeg comedians are semifinalists in the fifth annual SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition.

The funniest comics from coast-to-coast, determined by the number of votes received, will be invited to perform at the SiriusXM Top Comic Finale on September 25, part of Just For Laughs’ JFL42 Festival in Toronto.

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Police ID Victim in Holiday Towers Homicide

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have identified the victim of the city’s latest homicide as Arthur Haussermann.

The 53-year-old man was found in an apartment suite in the 100 block of Hargrave Street last Saturday after a small fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and the man was taken to hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his upper body injuries.

The fire caused approximately $10,000 in damage.

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Steeves Would Cut Down Mosquito Buffer Zones

MosquitoMayoral candidate Gord Steeves says he will work to cut mosquito buffer zones in half if elected Winnipeg’s next mayor.

The former city councillor announced Tuesday a plan to fight mosquitoes by also pushing for aerial spraying with an organic compound instead of malathion.

“Winnipeggers work hard and suffer through long brutal winters,” Steeves said. “I think it’s the job as mayor to ensure summers are as comfortable as possible. That means taking every measure possible to reduce mosquito counts to as close to zero as possible.”

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Passenger Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in Second Quarter

James Richardson International Airport (WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY)

James Richardson International Airport (WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY)

The second quarter saw passenger traffic and revenue increase at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

The airport reported a passenger load increase of six percent compared to the second quarter of 2013. Revenue was $24.2 million, compared to $23.1 million for the same period in 2013. Earnings before interest, depreciation and taxes were $11.4 million, compared to $12.2 million in 2013 for the same period.

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St. Norbert Farmers’ Market Extending Wednesday Hours

St. Norbert Farmers' Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market wants to take advantage of the lovely summer evenings as much as possible.

The Wednesday edition of the market will now run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 30, August 13 and September 3. Usually the abbreviated weekday market closes at 4 p.m. outside of its usual Saturday run.

“Our three evening markets will offer live music, a display from the Red River Co-op Speedway, and lots of market vendors offering all that is Manitoba,” said executive director Marilyn Firth. “As always, everything sold at the market is made, baked and grown right here in Manitoba, by the vendors who sell at the market.”

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Manitoba Museum Launches ‘Prairie Pollination’ Digital Exhibit

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The Manitoba Museum has launched a new virtual exhibit to educate the public on pollinating insects and the wild plants they depend on.

Prairie Pollination is led by the Manitoba Museum’s curator of botany, Dr. Dina Bizecki Robson.

“Pollinators need our help, but humans need their help even more,” Bizecki Robson said. “Two-thirds of our crop species worldwide depend on wild pollinators to some degree. Those pollinators need more than just crop plants to survive — they need wild plants too.”

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Goldeyes Hosting American Association All-Stars

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Goldeyes first baseman Casey Haerther (GOLDEYES.COM)

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoWINNIPEG — The mid-summer classic is coming to Shaw Park as the Winnipeg Goldeyes host two days of American Association All-Star Game festivities on Monday and Tuesday, and fans of the local ball club will be happy to see so many familiar faces among the All-Stars.

Six Fish were selected to Team North, including the league-leader in batting, Casey Haerther, who starts at first base. Veteran backstop Luis Alen will start at catcher, while Tyler Kuhn and Donnie Webb were selected as the starting shortstop and right fielder.

Closer Chris Kissock was the only Goldeyes pitcher selected to the team, while Ryan Pineda was chosen as the North’s utility player.

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Flin Flon Man, 28, Killed in Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 28-year-old man from Flin Flon was killed on Saturday after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 392.

Snow Lake RCMP responded just after 11 a.m. to the Snow Creek bridge, where they found the vehicle on the east side of the highway below.

Police say the vehicle was travelling southbound at the time when the crash occurred.

Two men were found inside the vehicle. The Flin Flon man was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the 26-year-old driver — also from Flin Flon — was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Prairie Jam Music Festival

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