CN to Purchase Hundreds of Grain Cars as Transportation Bill Becomes Law

CN to Purchase Hundreds of Grain Cars as Transportation Bill Becomes Law

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

CN Train
A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway is preparing to purchase hundreds of new grain hopper cars to get shipments moving after a bill that encourages railways to make investments to avert service disruptions became law Wednesday.

CN Rail expects to buy new grain cars to replace some 200 to 300 that are replaced annually, its chief financial officer told an investor conference Wednesday morning, before the bill that imposes financial penalties on railway companies received royal assent.

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Teen Charged in Downtown Winnipeg Groping Incidents

Teen Charged in Downtown Winnipeg Groping Incidents

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 15-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly groping two women in downtown skywalks within the past week.

A woman in her 30s was grabbed in the skywalk near Bell MTS Place and Cityplace on May 18. The following day, a woman in her late teens was grabbed in the walkway between the YMCA and Portage Place.

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Manitoba First Nation Community Trapped by Smoke as Fire Creeps Closer

Manitoba First Nation Community Trapped by Smoke as Fire Creeps Closer

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Paungassi First Nation
People from the Paungassi First Nation watch a fire burning in Little Grand Rapids, Man. in a handout photo provided by councillor Clinton Keeper of Little Grand Rapids. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO-Clinton Keper)

WINNIPEG – Hundreds of people from a Manitoba First Nation are sitting in the local school as a raging forest fire encroaches on the community.

Evacuations from Little Grand Rapids — a fly-in community about 260 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg — began on Tuesday but heavy smoke made it impossible for planes to land.

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Police Search for Belt-Swinging Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Belt-Swinging Robbery Suspect

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for a man who swung a belt at two men and robbed them on Monday night.

The victims were walking to a parking structure in the first 100 block of Donald Street at around 9:30 p.m. when the man approached them. He swung around a belt and threatened to harm them if he wasn’t given money. He fled with a small amount of cash and cigarettes.

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City Worker Dies at Winnipeg’s Water Treatment Plant

City Worker Dies at Winnipeg’s Water Treatment Plant

Winnipeg Water Treatment Plant
A city worker died at the water treatment plant in the RM of Springfield on Tuesday. (CANADIAN CONSULTING ENGINEER)

A 58-year-old man employed at the City of Winnipeg’s water treatment plant was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday.

The Winnipeg man was working on equipment on top of a large chemical storage tank when he fell to the ground, according to RCMP. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Trouba Wants to Avoid Negotiation Drama of Past and Sign Quickly with Jets

Trouba Wants to Avoid Negotiation Drama of Past and Sign Quickly with Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) is seen in action during second period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Trouba wants to be at the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp with a new contract in hand. The top-line defenceman is one of a number of players looking for new deals after the team made a historic run through the playoffs that ended last Sunday with a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG – Jacob Trouba sounds like he wants to be at the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp this fall with a new contract in hand.

Prior to the 2016-17 season, the veteran defenceman asked for a trade and sat out training camp and the first 15 games before inking a two-year bridge deal that paid him US$2.5 million that season and $3.5 million in the campaign that just ended.

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Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Car

WINNIPEG – Finding a place to stop and answer nature’s call along Manitoba’s highways could soon be a bit more challenging.

The provincial government is considering whether to close some highway rest areas where toilets are freely available throughout tourist season. Drivers seeking a restroom, or simply a place to pull off and rest, would have to go to a gas station or other private business.

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