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Manitoba Government Says North Dakota Water Plan a Threat

Manitoba Government Says North Dakota Water Plan a Threat

By The Canadian Press

U.S. and Canadian Flags
U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is appealing a U.S. court ruling that could lead to a controversial water-diversion project going ahead.

Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires says the Northwest Area Water Supply project could bring harmful or invasive plants and animals into Manitoba waters.

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Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

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

WINNIPEG — Officials and trade stakeholders on both sides of the border are meeting in Emerson, Manitoba today to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements to the Emerson-Pembina border crossing.

About $20 billion in goods and services cross the Manitoba-North Dakota annually, making it the fifth-largest land port for trade between Canada and the United States.

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UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

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The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2016-17 women’s hockey team. (UNDSPORTS.COM)

The University of North Dakota is cutting its women’s hockey program amid pending shortages to state funding.

Four Manitoba players are currently on the Fighting Hawks roster, including forwards Ryleigh Houston and goalie Annie Chipman of Winnipeg, defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and Kristen Campbell of Brandon. Chipman is the daughter of Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman.

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Weak Dollar Deterring Some Canadians from Cross-Border Shopping

Weak Dollar Deterring Some Canadians from Cross-Border Shopping

Pembina, ND Border
Vehicles wait in line to cross the U.S. border in Pembina, North Dakota. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A new survey reveals more than half of Manitoba adults have ventured south of the border by car in the past year.

The Probe Research poll found Grand Forks, North Dakota to be the most popular destination for Manitobans (68%), followed by Fargo (37%) and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (23%).

Despite the weak Canadian dollar, which 67% of respondents said would deter them from visiting, cross-border trips by car are still the most common.

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Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba MooseManitoba hockey fans will be able to take in some shopping south of the border to coincide with the Manitoba Moose pre-season schedule.

The AHL club will play two exhibition games in North Dakota against the Iowa Wild in October.

The Moose and Wild will face each other in Grand Forks on Friday, October 2 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and on Saturday, October 3 in Fargo, ND at Scheels Arena.

Ticket prices for the games will range from $10 to $30 USD and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m. CT.

— Staff

Crossing the Border on May Long? Here’s What You Need to Know

Crossing the Border on May Long? Here’s What You Need to Know

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)As some travellers prepare to head south this May long weekend, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding people to plan ahead.

Victoria Day is a busy day at the Emerson, Manitoba border crossing with high traffic volumes expected. During peak hours, all primary inspection lanes will be open and operating at maximum capacity.

Tips from the CBSA to speed up your travel include crossing the border at a non-peak time, such as in the morning on Sunday or Monday.

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Plan Ahead for Black Friday at the Border: CBSA

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)WINNIPEG — Heading to the U.S. this Black Friday to take advantage of retail deals? Arrive to the border prepared, warns the CBSA.

The Canada Border Services Agency is reminding travellers to plan ahead to avoid possible delays at the border.

Everything from having travel documents ready to adding up receipts upon your return home can speed up the process.

The CBSA also asks travellers to be aware of any restrictions on the goods coming back into Canada, including certain fruits, vegetables, meats and plants from other countries.

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North Dakota Man Jailed After Trying to Sneak Across Border

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)A North Dakota man who attempted to sneak into Canada while hiding under a blanket has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Joseph Dwayne Fox, 33, pleaded guilty in a Winnipeg courtroom on September 12 to wilfully attempting to evade compliance of the Customs Act.

The Canada Border Services Agency said Fox had tried to enter Canada on September 9 but was denied due to his criminal record. A day later he tried again, but hid under a blanket in the rear of a vehicle at the Lena border crossing in southwest Manitoba.

Charges were laid due to Fox failing to present himself to a border officer upon arrival to the country.

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Construction to Begin at North Dakota’s I-29 Border Crossing

Pembina, ND Border
Vehicles wait in line to cross the U.S. border in Pembina, North Dakota. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Construction will begin Monday on northbound I-19 at the Pembina, North Dakota border crossing.

State officials say work will consist of adding an additional northbound driving lane at the crossing.

During the work phase, traffic will be reduced to one lane, speeds will be reduced, and a width restriction of 15 feet will be in place.

Flaggers may be present during certain construction activities. Work is scheduled to be complete in October.

For travel information in North Dakota, visit dot.nd.gov.

— Staff