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Drugs Likely Snuck into Jail in Kinder Eggs After Inmate’s Doctor’s Visit: Judge

Drugs Likely Snuck into Jail in Kinder Eggs After Inmate’s Doctor’s Visit: Judge

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Law Courts
People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge says an inmate who died of a morphine overdose probably got the drug from two other prisoners who snuck it into the jail in hollow chocolate Kinder eggs.

Provincial court Judge John Combs recommends corrections officers take more precautions to prevent drugs being smuggled behind bars by inmates who have been taken into the community for appointments.

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Natural Gas Service in Small Manitoba Community Disrupted by Crash

Natural Gas Service in Small Manitoba Community Disrupted by Crash

By The Canadian Press

Tyndall Crash
a pick-up truck hit a shed housing a natural gas distribution centre and caused a significant gas leak in Tyndall, Manitoba on Thursday night. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

Ten homes were evacuated in a small community northeast of Winnipeg after a pickup truck crashed into a natural gas distribution station.

Manitoba Hydro says the collision occurred Thursday night around 9:30 p.m. in Tyndall and some 250 customers lost gas service.

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Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

By The Canadian Press

Panda
Panda Er Shun eats bamboo at the Panda House at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China on February 11, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

CALGARY — A culinary crisis has been avoided at the Calgary Zoo which was facing a bamboo shortage for its four giant pandas.

The pandas, which staff admit are picky eaters, munch on about 1,200 kilograms of bamboo a week.

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Small Aircraft Operators Too Complacent About Safety, Say Investigators

Small Aircraft Operators Too Complacent About Safety, Say Investigators

By The Canadian Press

Little Grand Rapids Plane Crash
A Cessna Grand Caravan sits on Family Lake near Little Grand Rapids after crashing in March 2019. (RCMP HANDOUT)

OTTAWA — Canada’s Transportation Safety Board says small aircraft operators in Canada have fallen into a trap of accepting too many safety risks — and it has to stop.

TSB senior investigator Glen Whitney says so-called air-taxi operators — companies that carry fewer than 10 passengers in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, often in remote areas — don’t flagrantly break regulations as a general rule.

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Manitoba Giving More VLT Revenue to Legions as Part of Election Promise

Manitoba Giving More VLT Revenue to Legions as Part of Election Promise

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

St. James Legion
A snooker board and cues at The Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch No. 4 in Winnipeg on November 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is giving legions a bigger slice of revenue from video lottery terminals and will ensure the veterans groups are exempt from property taxes.

Premier Brian Pallister announced Thursday that legions will get 30 per cent of revenues from the gambling machines, up from the current 25 per cent. The increase was promised in the campaign for the September provincial election.

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Manitoba Premier to Talk Pipelines, Flood Protection and More with Prime Minister

Manitoba Premier to Talk Pipelines, Flood Protection and More with Prime Minister

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister - Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, left, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is hoping to discuss pipelines, flood protection and other issues during a one-hour meeting Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the prime minister must help unify the country by ensuring the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is built so that western oil can get coastal access to overseas markets.

The pipeline, the economy and crime are three of the things on Pallister’s agenda for a one-hour meeting with Justin Trudeau set for Friday in Ottawa.

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Human Rights Ruling Says Manitoba Must Offer Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

Human Rights Ruling Says Manitoba Must Offer Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Scott Fielding
Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg on March 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has been ordered to start offering non-binary sex designations on its birth certificates.

A human rights adjudicator has also ordered the province to pay $50,000 to a transgender individual who wanted the sex designation on their birth certificate replaced with an “X” and was denied.

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Winnipeg Jets Fall 2-1 as Devils Win in Shootout

Winnipeg Jets Fall 2-1 as Devils Win in Shootout

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Kyle Connor
New Jersey Devils’ goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) during shoot-out during NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — The New Jersey Devils are making up for a slow start to the season.

Nikita Gusev and Jesper Boqvist scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

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