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Canadian War Drama ‘Hyena Road’ Screening in City

Winnipeg is rolling out the red carpet for an upcoming film screening of a locally-produced flick.

“Hyena Road” is the new Paul Gross film, which premiered in April at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Manitoba Film and Music, along with Premier Greg Selinger, will host a screening on September 23 at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Christine Horne with Allan Hawco will be in attendance alongside other members of the Canadian cast and crew, government officials and members of the national and local film industry.

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Manitoba Cabinet Minister Who Challenged Premier Seeks Federal Office

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Erin Selby
Former Health Minister Erin Selby receives a flu shot on Friday, October 10, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – A former Manitoba cabinet minister who questioned Premier Greg Selinger’s leadership plans to resign her provincial seat and run for the federal New Democrats in the Oct. 19 election.

An NDP source said Wednesday that Erin Selby will announce later this week that she is seeking the party nomination in the riding of St. Boniface-St. Vital — a part of Winnipeg where the NDP has so far fared poorly.

Selby declined an interview request and wrote in an email that she would have more to say Thursday.

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Driver Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

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A two-vehicle crash in the RM of Montcalm Wednesday has claimed the life of one person and injured four others.

RCMP attended to PR 201 just east of Highway 75 at around 11:30 a.m.

Details on what led to the crash aren’t known, but the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger from the first vehicle and the driver and two passengers in another SUV were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Residential School Wounds ‘Ripped Open’ as CFS Workers Take Newborn: Grandmother

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – A mother was breast-feeding her newborn in a hospital bed Saturday when the baby’s grandmother says social workers came in and handed over an envelope.

Inside was a notice of apprehension. On Monday, the new baby became a ward of the state — one of hundreds seized by the Manitoba government every year.

The 65-year-old grandmother, who can’t be identified under the law, said the only apparent reason given was that the infant’s 20-year-old mother from Winnipeg had been in the care of Child and Family Services until she was 18.

The grandmother, a retiree with two university degrees that include one in social work, said both she and the child’s father — her son —offered to take temporary guardianship of the baby, but were refused.

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Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Separate, Say They Remain ‘Best of Friends’

By Nick Patch, The Canadian Press

Chavril is kaput.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger announced their separation on Lavigne’s Instagram account on Wednesday, vowing to remain “the best of friends.”

The couple’s whirlwind romance began in March 2012, when Kroeger was enlisted to help with the songwriting on Lavigne’s self-titled fifth record.

They began dating in July, became engaged in August, and married the following Canada Day at a grand medieval castle in France.

Over the last year, both Canadian rockers have dealt with health issues.

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McDonald’s Canada Has No Plans for All-Day Breakfast After American Launch

By The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 14, 2013, photo, a McDonald’s breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan, File)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada has bad news for those looking to get their Egg McMuffin fix past 11 a.m.

Spokeswoman Lisa Hutniak said the company has no plans to offer an all-day breakfast despite the brand’s announcement that its American restaurants will introduce the option Oct. 6.

Hutniak said the company is keeping a close eye on the nationwide experiment by the Americans and are always looking to meet the needs and wants of their customers.

Twitter users were quick to decry the disparity.

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Manitoba Installing $30M in Medical Equipment Province-Wide

By Sarah Klein

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $30 million on new health care equipment across the province.

Health Minister Sharon Blady says the equipment will give health care providers additional tools to treat patients as soon as possible.

The funding includes $3.4 million to purchase and install a replacement magnetic resonance imager (MRI) at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Additional MRI scanners at the Grace Hospital, as well as in Dauphin and Selkirk are in the works.

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Inmate Charged in Death of Another Inmate at Manitoba’s Stony Mountain Prison

By The Canadian Press

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Stony Mountain Institution (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – A 21-year-old man has been charged in a death at a Manitoba prison.

Clayton Korski, who was 33, was killed on Aug. 24 at Stony Mountain Institution.

He had been serving a life sentence for murder when he died.

Tommy Raymond Miles is charged with second-degree murder.

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MTS Centre to Start Screening Fans with Metal Detectors

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WINNIPEG — New safety and security measures at MTS Centre will see fans having to walk through a metal detector while attending events.

True North Sports & Entertainment says the new procedures will be in effect for the 2015-16 hockey season, including all Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games, and all other events at the arena.

Pat-downs and hand-held wands will be used only in unique secondary screening circumstances, True North says.

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Winnipeg Mother Charged in Death of Infant

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg mother has been charged in connection with the death of her two-month-old daughter.

The child was admitted to hospital April 27 after suffering suspicious injuries. She died the next day.

Police say the child was injured in a residence in the River Park South area of the city.

The Child Abuse Unit’s investigation involved numerous interviews and an autopsy.

Mervat Azmy Dimitry, 44, was formally charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday. She is the child’s biological mother and remains in custody.

— Staff