Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals won a key provincial byelection Tuesday night, securing a legislature seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, and gaining official party status and the funding that comes with it.

Lamont, elected Liberal leader last October, soared well ahead of second-place NDP candidate Blandine Tona as results continued to come in late Tuesday night in the St. Boniface constituency in Winnipeg.

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Bombers’ LaPolice Regrets Key Calls in Disappointing Loss to Lions

Bombers’ LaPolice Regrets Key Calls in Disappointing Loss to Lions

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
B.C. Lions’ Anthony Orange, left, runs past Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris after intercepting a Winnipeg pass late during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver on July 14, 2018. Blue Bombers offensive co-ordinator Paul LaPolice admitted his play calling wasn’t perfect in last Saturday’s loss to B.C., but he was trying to move on from the disappointment of the Lions’ come-from-behind 20-17 victory along with the players. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Paul LaPolice had something important to say to Andrew Harris.

After Tuesday’s practice, the Blue Bombers offensive co-ordinator told reporters about a conversation he had with the star running back after last Saturday’s 20-17 loss to the B.C. Lions.

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McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

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WINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is adding to its morning show later this summer with veteran broadcast journalist Lauren McNabb.

The experienced co-anchor of Global News at 6 will join Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. CT beginning August 22. Both stations are owned by Corus Entertainment.

McNabb originally joined Global Winnipeg in 2000 and was promoted to Global National’s Manitoba correspondent three years later. She went on to work out of the station’s Toronto bureau in 2005 before returning to her home province in 2011 as producer and host of “Focus Manitoba.” In 2016, she joined Heather Steele as co-anchor of Global News at 6.

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Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

By The Canadian Press

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Feral rabbits are shown in Canmore, Alta., on November 22, 2011. Canmore has spent almost $400,000 to rid the town of feral rabbits but the problem persists and residents remain divided over the controversial cull program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

CANMORE, Alta. – Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000.

Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro- and anti-bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates.

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Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ont., is shown on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada‘s seniors population.

A new analysis, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association, is urging Ottawa to provide bigger and bigger annual top-ups to the existing federal health care transfer program.

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Police Find Drug Haul Inside Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stop

Police Find Drug Haul Inside Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stop

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police came across a haul of drugs Monday evening after pulling over a stolen vehicle in the area of Redwood Avenue and Main Street.

Officers noticed the vehicle was bearing a stolen licence place and conducted a traffic stop at around 8:10 p.m. They also discovered the vehicle itself had been stolen from East St. Paul, Manitoba on July 4.

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Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

The request was made in a letter to the prime minister signed by 16 past and present members of the council and released to the public on Monday, in which signatories expressed “our immense disappointment” with the planned $4.5-billion pipeline purchase.

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