Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

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RCMP are investigating after a woman apparently drowned in a local lake.

Pukatawagan RCMP said they were called to Pukatawagan Lake at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. There, they found that community members had pulled the remains of a woman from the water.

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Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

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The Manitoba Museum’s Nonsuch gallery will be the first to be renewed as part of a capital campaign. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

The Manitoba Museum celebrated another year of solid attendance and excellent financial health Thursday night.

At the museum’s AGM, outgoing Board Chair Scott Craig highlighted the year’s successes, including the Canada 150 exhibition, the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, World’s Giant Dinosaurs exceeding attendance targets and their outreach project, called Spirit Lines, winning the Governor General’s History Award.

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$116 M Road-Renewal Season Kicks Off in Winnipeg

$116 M Road-Renewal Season Kicks Off in Winnipeg

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More than 200 construction projects are planned for Winnipeg this year, including local and regional streets, back lanes and sidewalks.

Mayor Brian Bowman said Friday that about 150 kilometres of improvements are scheduled for this year, including continuing work on the Southwest Rapid Transit corridor and the Waverley Underpass project.

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‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

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“Forrest Gump” is one of four Tom Hanks films being screened as part of Cineplex’s Hanksfest this summer. (HANDOUT)

Fans of actor Tom Hanks will get their fill this summer at a movie theatre event dedicated entirely to the legendary actor.

Hanksfest is hitting Cineplex theatres nationwide beginning July 6, showcasing a month of Hanks’ most iconic films on the big screen.

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Fake Police Arrest and Force Woman to Deposit Cash in Latest Canada Revenue Scam

Fake Police Arrest and Force Woman to Deposit Cash in Latest Canada Revenue Scam

By The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER – Vancouver police say there’s a new twist on a Canada Revenue Agency scam they’ve been warning the public about and the swindle involves being arrested.

Police say a 58-year-old woman received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from someone claiming to be from the agency, who said she owed $6,000 in taxes and there was a warrant for her arrest.

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Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Steve Vogelsang (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – The lawyer for a former TV journalist accused in several bank robberies says he plans to speak to the Crown about arranging for psychiatric tests to determine his client’s mental state.

Stephen Vogelsang is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alta., three in Regina and one in Saskatoon last year.

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Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Jets will start their next season on the road.

The Jets’ opening game will start on October 4 against the St. Louis Blues, followed by another game away against the Dallas Stars on October 6.

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What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Beer products are on display at a Toronto beer store on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover. Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

OTTAWA – Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover.

Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle.

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2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

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Get rid of your unwanted firearms by calling the police non-emergency number.

Winnipeg Police say they continue to encourage anyone who wishes to safely get rid of a firearm to contact them to do so.

The 2018 Gun Amnesty allows people to voluntarily turn in all types of weapons, including pellet guns and ammunition.

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