Liberals Offer ‘Modest’ Help for First-Time Homebuyers

Liberals Offer ‘Modest’ Help for First-Time Homebuyers

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrive in the Foyer of the House of Commons to table the federal budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — On the eve of a federal election this fall, the Liberal government is looking to help more Canadians buy their first homes by picking up a portion of their mortgage costs and increasing the amount they can borrow from their retirement savings for a down payment.

Helping people enter the housing market has been a growing preoccupation for the Liberals ever since they were elected in 2015, with soaring real-estate prices in some of Canada’s largest cities putting home ownership beyond the reach of many.

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Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

City of Winnipeg crews are in full-on spring mode as the first day of the season rolls around on Wednesday.

The city says staff are repairing potholes, addressing frozen catch basins, culverts, and inlets, sanding isolated slippery conditions on streets as required, and producing sandbags for possible river and overland flooding.

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Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down this train track into the town of Emerson, Man., where they will seek asylum at Canada Border Services Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and went into labour.

Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson said the woman called 911 on Saturday morning after she walked from Minnesota across the border near Emerson. The woman was following railway tracks, but ended up going off the path and wandered into deep snow along the rail bed.

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Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestA man who admitted to Winnipeg police he had taken methamphetamine after allegedly carjacking a woman on Monday morning asked officers for help getting to the Main Street Project.

Police say a 65-year-old woman was waiting at a red light just after midnight Monday when a man got into her front seat in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street.

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Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

Dauphin Seizure
Weapons and other items seized during one of two traffic stop in Dauphin, Manitoba last weekend. Two people have been arrested and charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two traffic stops in Dauphin over the weekend yielded RCMP cocaine, methamphetamine, and weapons.

Police seized 764 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia Friday night during a traffic stop on Main Street.

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