Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Gods River

Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Gods River

RCMP Logo VehicleA four-year-old boy has died in Shamattawa, Manitoba while swimming in Gods River.

RCMP say the child began struggling while in the water on June 12 and eventually went under. In-water, boat and shore searches couldn’t locate the child. Community members set up nets to prevent the child from being swept away by the current.

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Swoop, WestJet’s Ultra Low-Cost Airline, Set to Launch

Swoop, WestJet’s Ultra Low-Cost Airline, Set to Launch

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

WestJet Swoop
Swoop enters the Canadian ultra low-cost carrier market. (CNW GROUP / WESTJET)

MONTREAL — Competition is heating up for Canada’s most price-sensitive travellers as WestJet Airlines gears up to launch the country’s second ultra low-cost airline Wednesday.

Swoop, an offshoot of WestJet Airlines, will make its maiden flight on its pink and white aircraft before the sun rises in Hamilton, Ont. on a trip to Abbotsford, B.C.

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Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The company that owns the broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The company that owns a broken rail line into Churchill, Man., says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track.

Hudson Bay Railway Co. was ordered last week by the Canadian Transportation Agency to immediately begin repairs to the track, which is the only land link to the subarctic community of 900 people.

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Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Kardashian Cookies
Cookies depicting Khloe Kardashian and her daughter True, made by Scientific Sweets are seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Scientific Sweets)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba cookie company is receiving praise from Khloe Kardashian for custom creations featuring her daughter True.

The famous Kardashian posted a photo of the custom-order cookies made by Winnipeg’s Scientific Sweets on Instagram.

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Opening Portage and Main Not a Priority for Mayoral Candidate

Opening Portage and Main Not a Priority for Mayoral Candidate

By Brian Schultz

Jenny Motkaluk
Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest candidate to put her name forward into Winnipeg’s mayoral race says most citizens don’t want to see Portage and Main opened to pedestrian traffic.

Jenny Motkaluk launched her mayoral campaign on Monday in St. Boniface, saying her priorities include fixing infrastructure, preventing crime and growing the economy.

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Man Leaves Bag of Drugs in Back of Taxicab: Police

Man Leaves Bag of Drugs in Back of Taxicab: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestA man is facing drug possession charges after Winnipeg police say he left a bag of items in the back of a taxicab.

Officers spotted the suspect, who was wanted on a drug warrant, leave an address in the 500 block of Redwood Avenue on Saturday. He was arrested and found with approximately $1,200 in cash.

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Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 4, 2018. The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year. Morneau found himself in hot water when he introduced pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year, the federal ethics commissioner said Monday.

Morneau found himself in political hot water when he introduced the pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. The finance minister rejected the allegations, which were among a series of ethical questions he faced late last year.

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Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Lake St. Martin Emergency Channel
Provincial crews open the Lake St. Martin emergency channel during the 2014 flood. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

The Manitoba government is cost-sharing $540 million for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels with the federal government.

The deal, announced Monday in St. Laurent, will mitigate flood risk and high-water levels on Lake Manitoba, which were seen in 2011 and 2014. The new outlet channel will carry water directly from Lake Manitoba to Lake St. Martin.

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