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Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

By The Canadian Press

Flood Outlook
Provincial officials provide the second flood outlook of the spring season at the Manitoba legislature on Friday, March 24, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Forecasters say the latest data shows southern Manitoba remains at moderate to major risk of spring flooding.

Officials say the danger of flooding is down slightly from last month, but much will depend on the weather in the coming weeks.

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Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the media questions after a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is enjoying an approval rating of 45 percent, despite slipping five points in three months.

The new numbers come from an Angus Reid poll released on Friday that shows nearly half of Manitobans approve of the job he’s doing.

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Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Franc Mlakar
The trailer where the body of Thompson man Franc Mlakar was found on November 17, 2016. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Franc Mlakar
Franc Mlakar (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have arrested and charged a 17-year-old Thompson boy in the murder of a senior.

Franc Mlakar, 83, was found deceased inside his trailer on November 17, 2016. Police had originally responded to the home for a well-being call when they discovered Mlaker.

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SCU Returning $7.5 Million to Members

SCU Returning $7.5 Million to Members

Steinbach Credit Union
The interior of SCU’s main branch in Steinbach. (HANDOUT)

Steinbach Credit Union is diving into its coffers to give back $7.5 million in bonuses to its members.

Members with deposit or lending accounts will receive the rebate shortly in their account.

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Manitoba Tory Government Accused of Setting Election Rules in Its Favour

Manitoba Tory Government Accused of Setting Election Rules in Its Favour

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media after meeting with the Manitoba Islamic Association at the Grand Mosque in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The next provincial election in Manitoba could look very different under proposed rules that critics say would limit voting by the poor, silence detractors and allow political parties — notably the governing Progressive Conservatives — to raise and spend more money.

The government on Monday introduced several changes it would like to see in election laws.

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Illegal Border Crossers Nabbed So Far in 2017 Nearly Half of All Caught in 2016

Illegal Border Crossers Nabbed So Far in 2017 Nearly Half of All Caught in 2016

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

Emerson Border
A road sign is seen near Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Data released today shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers this year as they did in all of 2016.

Figures provided by the federal government show that in the first two months of this year, the RCMP intercepted 1,134 people.

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Manitoba Tables Bill to Freeze Public-Sector Wages

Manitoba Tables Bill to Freeze Public-Sector Wages

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Students
Students demonstrate inside the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on Monday, March 20, 2017. The provincial government has introduced a bill to allow for post-secondary tuition increases. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government faced protesting students and the threat of a labour lawsuit Monday as it moved to freeze public-sector wages and raise post-secondary tuition fees.

A bill introduced in the legislature would force a two-year wage freeze on public-sector workers — including teachers, nurses, and doctors who are paid through fees — when their current collective agreements expire.

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Legislation Paves Way for Winnipeg, Municipalities to Oversee Uber

Legislation Paves Way for Winnipeg, Municipalities to Oversee Uber

Uber
The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers at the Montreal courthouse, on February 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Legislation introduced in Manitoba to modernize the vehicle-for-hire industry would put the responsibility of regulating ride-sharing and taxi services to local municipalities.

An independent report released in December 2016 by MNP recommended that Uber or Lyft be allowed to operate in the province.

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Manitoba Wants to Set Limit on Marijuana Consumption in Public Places

Manitoba Wants to Set Limit on Marijuana Consumption in Public Places

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is moving to set restrictions on marijuana similar to those on alcohol.

Proposed legislation would list marijuana as an intoxicant and ban people from consuming it in a vehicle.

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