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DNA Evidence to Be Allowed in Retrial of Accused in Teen’s Death

DNA Evidence to Be Allowed in Retrial of Accused in Teen’s Death

By Shane Gibson, The Canadian Press

Wilma and Cliff Derksen
Wilma and Cliff Derksen speak to reporters in their Winnipeg home following a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing their daughter in 1984, on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – A judge says DNA evidence will be allowed at the retrial of a man accused of killing a teenage girl more than three decades ago.

Mark Grant is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Candace Derksen. The Winnipeg teen vanished on her way home from school in November 1984 and was found tied up and frozen to death in a shed nearly two months later.

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Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba Museum Alloway Hall
The newly-remodelled Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum is now open. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A newly expanded Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum now greets visitors after $5.8 million in renovations.

The 9,750-square-foot exhibit space is the museum’s newest jewel in a series of planned upgrades over the next several years.

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Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

By The Canadian Press

Flood Outlook
Provincial officials provide the second flood outlook of the spring season at the Manitoba legislature on Friday, March 24, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Forecasters say the latest data shows southern Manitoba remains at moderate to major risk of spring flooding.

Officials say the danger of flooding is down slightly from last month, but much will depend on the weather in the coming weeks.

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Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the media questions after a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is enjoying an approval rating of 45 percent, despite slipping five points in three months.

The new numbers come from an Angus Reid poll released on Friday that shows nearly half of Manitobans approve of the job he’s doing.

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

The Phantom of the Opera
“The Phantom of the Opera” runs August 23 to September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO)

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera swoops into Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall this summer.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making it one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

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WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

By Sarah Klein

Dr. Heather Igloliorte - Dr. Julie Nagam
Dr. Heather Igloliorte and Dr. Julie Nagam are co-chairs of the new Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG / HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is giving a voice to Indigenous people through a newly-formed Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte will co-chair the new circle, providing leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG exhibitions, education, community outreach, partnerships, and programming.

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CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

Canadian Museum for Human Rights - Kids
Children attend the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be waived for some spring breakers beginning on Saturday, March 25.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free through April 2. The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will also be open on March 27.

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Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Manitoba Hydro Building
Manitoba Hydro Building (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A man pretending to be a Manitoba Hydro employee paid a visit to a cautious homeowner in Island Lakes on Wednesday.

The man knocked on the door of an Island Shore Boulevard home wearing a Manitoba Hydro jacket, shirt and dark-coloured pants. He told the resident he was there to check if the furnace was up to code. When asked for his identification, the man said he left it in his vehicle and then peeled away.

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