Tag Archives: Manitoba

Agency Cites Costs, Deficit for Downgrading Manitoba Credit Rating

Agency Cites Costs, Deficit for Downgrading Manitoba Credit Rating

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has had its credit rating downgraded for the second time in 13 months by S&P Global Ratings.

The international bond-rating agency said the province continues to post large deficits, which are adding to a long-term debt left by the former NDP government.

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Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Birds Hill Park Fire
Smoke billows at Birds Hill Park as firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Plumes of black smoke were sent billowing into the air at Birds Hill Park Sunday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

The blaze began in a sedan at around 5 p.m. in the East Beach parking lot, quickly spreading to three other vehicles.

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Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — A lot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until February 15.

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Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

OTTAWA – There has been a “pronounced” shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.

The federal government data, including preliminary figures for June, show a drop in the number of people being apprehended in Manitoba, but a major increase in Quebec.

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Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

By The Canadian Press

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The flooded-out Hudson Bay Railway is a lifeline for Churchill, Manitoba. (OMNITRAX / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says the northern port town of Churchill will have enough propane to get it through the winter heating season, but the future of the community and its rail link to the south remains unclear.

Premier Brian Pallister says the province has ordered propane to last through to next June. The fuel is to be sent via ship by the end of September.

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Rower Emma Gray to Carry Flag at Summer Games for Team Manitoba

Rower Emma Gray to Carry Flag at Summer Games for Team Manitoba

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Rower Emma Gray is the flag bear for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (@TEAMTOBA / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A gold medal rowing champion will hoist the flag for Team Manitoba at the upcoming 2017 Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies.

Emma Gray, 19, is one of 330 athletes competing for the province July 28 to August 13. Gray won a gold and bronze medal in rowing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games — her first year in the sport.

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Omnitrax Says It Won’t Pay for Rail Repairs in Churchill, Manitoba

Omnitrax Says It Won’t Pay for Rail Repairs in Churchill, Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
Damage to a shutdown rail line to Churchill, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – Omnitrax says the flooded-out rail line to Churchill, Man., could be fixed before this winter, but the company won’t be putting up the money to do it.

Omnitrax officials said Tuesday the price tag for the repairs would be between $20 million and $60 million and the work would take 60 days, starting at the beginning of September and finishing at the end of October — if no major issues arise.

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Man Killed in Rollover Near Rossburn

Man Killed in Rollover Near Rossburn

RCMP Logo VehiclePolice are investigating after a pickup truck rolled over near Rossburn Monday, killing one passenger.

Prairie Mountain RCMP were called to the single-vehicle crash on a gravel road roughly half a kilometre east of Provincial Road 264, northeast of Rossburn around 12:40 p.m.

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