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Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

By The Canadian Press

Michelle McHale
Michelle McHale, who is organizing the first-ever pride march in Steinbach, Manitoba, is photographed on the route in Steinbach Friday, June 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – One of the candidates for the leadership of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party is dropping out of the race.

Michelle McHale says she is no longer running because of personal health concerns, which she did not specify.

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Piece by Piece: Funding Manitoba’s Growing Health Care Needs

Piece by Piece: Funding Manitoba’s Growing Health Care Needs

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Hospital Bed
(Hospital bed image via Mary Rice / Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Changes are coming to local health care. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed representatives from two companies expanding their private home care services into the Neepawa area. Looking at trends, I suspect this is something we are going to see more and more.

The demand for private care is being driven by a number of factors, one of which is the more limited services provided by government funded home care. Provincial home care provides a range of services, including personal care assistance, such as help with bathing or transferring to a wheelchair; home support, such as help with meals and light housekeeping; health care, such as education or nursing care; in-home respite, to provide short-term relief for a family caregiver; supplies and equipment; adult day programs; volunteer services and community housing with support options.

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Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

A new study shows Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport carries a $3.37 billion economic footprint.

The study, conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., says the airport also contributes $1.54 billion in GDP. The figures are based on 2016 business.

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Former Cabinet Minister Turned Manitoba Judge Broke Ethics Law: Commissioner

Former Cabinet Minister Turned Manitoba Judge Broke Ethics Law: Commissioner

By The Canadian Press

Former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

OTTAWA – Canada’s former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules.

Vic Toews was a Conservative MP from Manitoba and senior minister in Stephen Harper’s government between 2006 and 2013. He is now a judge on the Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Liberal Leadership Candidate Says Youth on Her Side

Manitoba Liberal Leadership Candidate Says Youth on Her Side

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cindy Lamoureux - Justin Trudeau
The race for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party could soon get its first contestant. Cindy Lamoureux, who was first elected last April, has scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her decision on a possible bid for the party’s top job. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and Manitoba MLA Cindy Lamoureux, red coat, visits with staff at a local restaurant in Winnipeg, Thursday, January 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset.

Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the legislature last April, said she has the enthusiasm to build up a party that captured three seats in the last election.

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Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

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WINNIPEG — Three local employers are doing their part to incorporate a sustainable workplace and do what’s best for the environment.

As part of the 2017 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition, Assiniboine Credit Union, Manitoba Hydro and Red River College are the three Winnipeg winners out of 100 throughout Canada.

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Manitoba Trucking Company Fined $48K After Worker Suffers Burns

Manitoba Trucking Company Fined $48K After Worker Suffers Burns

By Sarah Klein

WelderWINNIPEG — Maxim Transportation Services Inc. has been slapped with a hefty fine after one of its workers was burned on the job.

Workplace Safety and Health says the incident happened September 10, 2014 when an employee was using an oxygen acetylene cutting torch to cut a hole on the top of a metal 45-gallon barrel. Flammable contents were still present in the barrel, setting off flames to the worker’s face and left forearm once the torch pierced the top of the container.

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More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

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Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

More flood evacuees from Long Plain First Nation have returned to their homes.

The Canadian Red Cross says more than 60 of the 101 evacuees were allowed to go home on Wednesday. They had been staying in hotels in Portage la Prairie.

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Boy, 11, Killed in Accidental Shooting on Garden Hill First Nation

Boy, 11, Killed in Accidental Shooting on Garden Hill First Nation

RCMP Logo VehicleAn 11-year-old boy has died following an accidental shooting on Garden Hill First Nation.

The boy and two others, aged 11 and 12, were playing inside a home on Tuesday night when they came across an improperly stored gun. While the 12-year-old was handling it, the gun fired and struck the 11-year-old victim. He was taken to the local nursing station, but died from his injuries.

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