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Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Recycle EverywhereWINNIPEG — Litter rates for empty beverage containers are decreasing across Manitoba as more people toss them into the recycle bin instead of the landfill.

New numbers from the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program show both Winnipeg and Brandon deceased their litter rates by 74 and 87 percent, respectively, in 2017.

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Keystone Centre Installs Accessible Features in Three Arenas

Keystone Centre Installs Accessible Features in Three Arenas

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David Kron, executive director, Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba, Jeff Schumacher, general manager, Keystone Centre, Lonnie Patterson, city councillor, Ward 6, Tom Czerkawski, chairman, Westman Cerebral Palsy Association. (HANDOUT)

Brandon’s Keystone Centre has made three of its arenas more accessible for people with a mobility impairment.

New ramps and risers have been installed in the Kinsmen and Enns Brothers Arenas as well as the Westoba Ag Centre Show Ring.

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Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

By The Canadian Press

Tara Roe
Tara Roe is seen in this undated family handout photo. A model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the Canadians confirmed dead in a mass shooting at a country music show in Las Vegas. Tara Roe Smith, who was 34 and lived in Okotoks, Alta., was there with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

CALGARY – The family of an Alberta woman who was killed in the Las Vegas shootings say they are “overwhelmed” by the support they have received from across North America.

Tara Roe, 34, of Okotoks, Alta., had been at the country music festival with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway.

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Friends, Family Remember Canadians Killed in Las Vegas Shooting

Friends, Family Remember Canadians Killed in Las Vegas Shooting

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Tara Roe
Tara Roe Smith is seen in this undated family handout photo. A model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the Canadians confirmed dead in a mass shooting at a country music show in Las Vegas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

A model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the Canadians confirmed dead in a mass shooting at a country music show in Las Vegas.

Tara Roe, who was 34 and lived in Okotoks, Alta., was there with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway, her aunt Val Rodgers said Tuesday.

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Manitoba Binge Shoplifter with Taste for Food and Booze Steals Way to Jail

Manitoba Binge Shoplifter with Taste for Food and Booze Steals Way to Jail

By The Canadian Press

Jail Cell
(Jail cell image via Shutterstock)

BRANDON, Man. — A woman in Brandon, Man., who was arrested every week for shoplifting during a two-month period late last year has been sentenced to just over 15 months behind bars.

Melissa Lynn Thompson, who is 26, was sentenced earlier this week after pleading guilty to multiple charges of theft under $5,000 and breaching probation.

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