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Keystone Centre Installs Accessible Features in Three Arenas

Keystone Centre Installs Accessible Features in Three Arenas

Keystone Centre Accessible
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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Hydro Interprovincial Ties Will Come, Even as Other Renewables See Price Drops

Hydro Interprovincial Ties Will Come, Even as Other Renewables See Price Drops

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Power Lines - Hydro

WINNIPEG – Canada is transitioning away from fossil fuels and looking at more capacity for solar energy, wind power and interprovincial hydro transmission, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Wednesday.

Carr is hosting a two-day conference on the future of Canada’s energy industry, called Generation Energy, where experts said fossil fuels will have to be phased out by the middle of the century if major countries are going to come close to meeting the emissions targets under the Paris climate change accord.

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Environmental Review Approves Hydro Transmission Line from Manitoba to Minnesota

Environmental Review Approves Hydro Transmission Line from Manitoba to Minnesota

By The Canadian Press

Hydro Tower
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — A planned hydro transmission line from Manitoba to Minnesota has cleared an environmental review.

The Manitoba Clean Environment Commission is recommending the province approve the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission project, subject to some additional monitoring and communication requirements.

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Federal Government Commits Funds for First Nations Family Advocacy in Manitoba

Federal Government Commits Funds for First Nations Family Advocacy in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Jane Philpott
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

The federal government has committed $800,000 to help First Nations in Manitoba address the number of aboriginal children in care.

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the money is to help expand the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs family advocate’s office.

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Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleA 15-year-old Thompson boy was arrested Saturday for allegedly making serious threats towards RD Parker Collegiate over social media.

Manitoba RCMP were made aware of the threats at around 5:40 p.m. and identified the suspect later in the evening. He was arrested for uttering threats and released on a promise to appear.

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Improper Barricades Close Highway 1 as RCMP Seek Jokesters

Improper Barricades Close Highway 1 as RCMP Seek Jokesters

RCMP Logo VehicleThe eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway at Highway 13 were briefly closed Saturday morning when someone erected improper barricades on the roadway.

Manitoba RCMP say someone moved numerous barricades and pylons from a construction zone in the westbound lane and placed them in the eastbound lane at around 4:25 a.m.

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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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