Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years. Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. The Crown’s annual report shows Hydro made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ending March 31, down from $71 million the year before. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown corporation expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years.

The utility’s annual report shows it made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, down from $71 million the year before.

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Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

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A screenshot of a sample fraudulent text message police say can dupe unsuspecting recipients. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are warning about a scam involving fraudulent security alert text messages.

The messages arrive unsolicited and warn a person’s bank account will be closed or access limited if certain prompts aren’t followed.

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Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his four-year-old son Hadrien meet with seniors at the Milton Community Hall in North Milton, P.E.I. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.

Trudeau, who spent the day visiting Prince Edward Island as part of an ongoing tour of Atlantic Canada, found himself fielding the same questions that often follow such tragedies — including whether Ottawa is prepared to consider additional restrictions on firearms.

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Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

By The Canadian Press

Jeffrey Freiheit
Jeffrey Freiheit of Brandon, 32, was last heard from on August 2 while hiking in the Alps. (@FREIHEIT3434 / INSTAGRAM)

BRANDON, Man. — The wife and mother of a Manitoba man who disappeared while hiking alone in the Alps have gone to Germany to try to help with the search for their loved one.

Jeffrey David Freiheit, a 32-year-old educator and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz.

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Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion: A Celebration of Ivana Kupala

Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion: A Celebration of Ivana Kupala

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Zoloto dancers perform the “Tree Dance,” celebrating the Ivana Kupala holiday, at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
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Youth Ambassador Jessica Trainor beside the Ivana Kupala cultural display. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

In its seventh year as a pavilion at Folklorama, organizers of Spirit of Ukraine chose to celebrate the Ukrainian holiday of Ivana Kupala.

It originally started as an age-old pagan holiday during the summer solstice with many aspects revolving around water, fire and greenery.

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