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Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks during the closing news conference at the First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Friday December 9, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will not sign a bilateral deal with the federal government on health-care funding.

Pallister says it is not useful to agree to extra money for services such as mental health at the expense of most other areas of the health system.

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Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Race to Reduce
Manitoba businesses launch the Manitoba Race to Reduce campaign in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (FACEBOOK)

It’s not quite a race to the finish, but a group of Manitoba businesses are all striving to come out on top in the name of energy reduction.

The Manitoba Race to Reduce got underway Wednesday, made up of the owners and tenants in some of the largest commercial office spaces in the province.

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Manitoba Charities Impacted by Changes to Giving Program

Manitoba Charities Impacted by Changes to Giving Program

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

NEEPAWA, Man. — Changes to Manitoba Hydro’s charitable giving policy are making it a little harder for employees to support charitable organizations close to home. Previously, employees could donate to charities directly through automatic payroll deductions, as well as to one of 14 local allocation funds, which was matched by the corporation and distributed by the local fund committee. Under the old giving program, smaller, Neepawa-based charities, such as the Neepawa United Way, Neepawa and Area Palliative Care and the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation received numerous donations from Hydro staff.

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Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Michael Sparks
Michael Sparks of Oak Bluff, Manitoba won $1 million in the December 30 Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

An Oak Bluff man ended 2016 on a high note, winning $1 million on a Lotto Max ticket in the December 30 draw.

“I always try to pick up a Lotto Max ticket when the jackpot is high. And especially when there are Maxmillions draws,” said winner Michael Sparks. “I like having the extra chances to win.”

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RCMP Administer Naloxone in Saving Man from Possible Fentanyl Overdose

RCMP Administer Naloxone in Saving Man from Possible Fentanyl Overdose

Naloxone Kit
A Manitoba RCMP displays a naloxone kit, used by officers to save the life of a man suffering from a potential fentanyl overdose over the weekend. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

RCMP in Manitoba have administered the first dose of nasal naloxone on a man suffering from a possible fentanyl overdose.

Police were called to an area in southeast Manitoba at around 11 p.m. on Friday.

The 20-year-old victim was unconscious with a very low pulse and severe breathing difficulties.

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Woman Sought in Armed Convenience Store Robbery in Dauphin

Woman Sought in Armed Convenience Store Robbery in Dauphin

Dauphin Robbery
RCMP are looking for this woman, who they say was armed when she robbed a Dauphin convenience store on Sunday, January 15. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Dauphin are looking for a woman who held up a convenience store Sunday morning.

The armed suspect entered the Main Street store at around 7 a.m. and demanded money, lottery tickets and cigarettes before fleeing in a red getaway car driven by a man.

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Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

RCMP Logo VehicleThe death of a 90-year-old man in Swan River, Manitoba is being considered suspicious.

RCMP responded to a well-being call at around 5 p.m. Saturday where they found the man deceased inside his residence.

Investigators with the RCMP’s major crimes services are probing the death.

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