Two Dead in Grand Rapids Trailer Fire

Two Dead in Grand Rapids Trailer Fire

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo people died Saturday after a trailer erupted in flames in Grand Rapids, Manitoba.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Beardy Point Road at around 1:50 a.m. and later located the bodies inside.

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Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

By The Canadian Press

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Samuel Girard, of Canada, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in men’s 1000 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julie Jacobson)

GANGENUNG, South Korea – Canada’s Samuel Girard has won gold in men’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., native finished in one minute 24.650 seconds in his Olympic debut.

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Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A hydro tower is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabres)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Public hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utilities Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase in Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ramage, Manitoba Hydro’s legal council, called “exceptional.”

The proposed increase calls for rates to rise 7.9 percent per year until 2023/2024, the increases would then fall to what Hydro calls “sustainable” levels. The cumulative effect of those increases will see rates rise close to 60 percent above current levels.

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‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Priscilla Meeches, who was taken from her family in 1969 in Portage La Prairie, Man., and adopted to a Manitoba Mennonite family, listens as spokesperson of the Manitoba 60s Scoop Survivors Group Colleen Rajotte speaks at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, Friday, February 16, 2018. The group met to discuss why they should opt out of the proposed 60 Scoops settlement agreement and are seeking 2000 people to reject the agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government.

They say they were not consulted in the agreement meant to resolve several class-action lawsuits and suggest lawyers will walk away with more money than the Indigenous people who were affected by the adoptions.

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Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

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A female dog and her two puppies were rescued after being locked in a dark bedroom without access to food and water for several weeks in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
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Sgt. Kyle McFadyen with the Lynn Lake RCMP holds two of the rescued puppies found locked in a northern Manitoba home on February 7, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A female dog and her two puppies are recuperating after being rescued by Manitoba RCMP from a home where they were left without any food or water for about three weeks.

Police acted on a tip and visited a residence in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation on February 7, where they found a mother dog and her five puppies locked up in a dark bedroom. Two of the puppies were deceased, while the two live puppies and their mom were taken to the Lynn Lake RCMP detachment.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

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A statue of Manitoba’s founder, Louis Riel, is seen behind the Manitoba Legislative Building. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 19, meaning most Manitobans have the day off for the statutory holiday. As a result, some services are operating on a reduced schedule and/or will be closed.

Shopping centres

Outlet Collection — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

By The Canadian Press

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A photograph of a Tim Hortons cup in Toronto on Thursday, February 3, 2017. Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim.

The popular coffee chain has confirmed a “small batch” of misprinted extra large-size cups were distributed in Atlantic Canada and Alberta for the annual contest.

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