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Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

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Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years. Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. The Crown’s annual report shows Hydro made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ending March 31, down from $71 million the year before. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown corporation expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years.

The utility’s annual report shows it made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, down from $71 million the year before.

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Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his four-year-old son Hadrien meet with seniors at the Milton Community Hall in North Milton, P.E.I. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.

Trudeau, who spent the day visiting Prince Edward Island as part of an ongoing tour of Atlantic Canada, found himself fielding the same questions that often follow such tragedies — including whether Ottawa is prepared to consider additional restrictions on firearms.

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Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

By The Canadian Press

Jeffrey Freiheit
Jeffrey Freiheit of Brandon, 32, was last heard from on August 2 while hiking in the Alps. (@FREIHEIT3434 / INSTAGRAM)

BRANDON, Man. — The wife and mother of a Manitoba man who disappeared while hiking alone in the Alps have gone to Germany to try to help with the search for their loved one.

Jeffrey David Freiheit, a 32-year-old educator and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz.

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Police Hand Out 300 Tickets at Hells Angels Weekend Biker Gathering in Quebec

Police Hand Out 300 Tickets at Hells Angels Weekend Biker Gathering in Quebec

By The Canadian Press

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(Motorcycles image via Steve Mann / Shutterstock)

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say they handed out more than 300 tickets during a weekend Hells Angels biker gathering that was largely incident-free.

Police say about 500 people passed through checkpoints, including some 300 biker gang members who set up near St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

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Federal E-Safety Czar Proposed to Fight Plague of Online Child Exploitation

Federal E-Safety Czar Proposed to Fight Plague of Online Child Exploitation

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Ralph Goodale
Creating a federal e-safety czar could help focus the uphill struggle to protect children from the rising threat of online sexual exploitation, frontline agencies have told the government. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale arrives to appear as witnesses at a House of Commons standing committee in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair, right, looks on. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Creating a federal e-safety czar could help focus the uphill struggle to protect children from the rising threat of online sexual exploitation, frontline agencies have told the government.

Strengthening legislation to support “timely and effective” investigations and working more closely with the technology sector to shield children from harm are among the other recommendations that emerged from a federal consultation last spring.

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Court Dismisses CN’s Appeal of Decision on Clamorous Winnipeg Railway

Court Dismisses CN’s Appeal of Decision on Clamorous Winnipeg Railway

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

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A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

Augustina Harker has avoided relaxing and playing with her partner and two children in the backyard for the past three summers because of the noise from a rail line used as a staging area behind her house in Winnipeg.

“It’s like you’re inside of a factory,” Harker said, adding that the smell of diesel periodically penetrates her home. “It shakes the house when those cars are hitting together.”

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Defence Holds Hamilton Tiger-Cats Off for 29-23 Win

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Defence Holds Hamilton Tiger-Cats Off for 29-23 Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols - Nic Demski
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) and Nic Demski (10) celebrate Demski’s touchdown during the second half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in Winnipeg on Friday, August 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill and Craig Roh were glad the Winnipeg Blue Bombers met a challenge head on and came away smiling.

After Winnipeg kicker Justin Medlock’s 33-yard field goal put the Bombers ahead of the Tiger-Cats 29-23 on Friday with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter, the defence held off a late Hamilton surge to preserve the victory.

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Two Officers Identified in New Brunswick Shooting: ‘This is the Worst Moment’

Two Officers Identified in New Brunswick Shooting: ‘This is the Worst Moment’

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Fredericton Shooting
Police officers survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton, N.B. on Friday, August 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Keith Minchin)

FREDERICTON – Fredericton police have identified two police officers who were among four people killed in a shooting Friday morning in a residential area on the city’s north side.

Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the victims include Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, 43, and two civilians — a man and a woman — who remain unidentified.

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