Rock Star Burton Cummings Tells Saskatchewan Dance Studio to Turn Down the Music

Rock Star Burton Cummings Tells Saskatchewan Dance Studio to Turn Down the Music

By The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings receives his Juno for being inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Sunday, April 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Burton Cummings used to play some of the loudest rock in Canada, but now he’s trying to get a neighbouring dance studio in Saskatchewan to turn down its tunes.

Kyra Klassen owns Dance Fitness With Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw where people gather to sweat to music-filled fitness classes.

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Fuelling Frustration with Impending Carbon Tax: Jackman-Atkinson

Fuelling Frustration with Impending Carbon Tax: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Like most tax-saving opportunities, the details are specific, a bit convoluted and hard to find. But as the days roll closer to April 1, when the federal carbon tax will be implemented, information is finally starting to trickle out about just what exemptions farmers will have, and how they can go about accessing them.

While the carbon tax proposed by the Manitoba government would have exempted all farm fuel, last fall, the provincial government announced that they would not follow the federal government’s directive to force Manitobans to pay a carbon tax. Manitoba joined the Saskatchewan government’s legal case challenging the constitutionality of the federal government imposing the tax. The five judges hearing the case have yet to make their decision, so starting April 1, the federal carbon tax will hit Manitobans.

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TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

WINNIPEG — Investigators have reduced their tally of how much oil spilled when a Canadian National freight train derailed last month on a western Manitoba ranch.

Earlier this month, the Transportation Safety Board said at least one million litres of petroleum crude was released Feb. 16 when 37 tanker cars went off the tracks near the small community of St. Lazare.

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Years of Repairs Needed to Historic Manitoba Legislative Building

Years of Repairs Needed to Historic Manitoba Legislative Building

By The Canadian Press

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A deteriorated lion head sculpture atop the Manitoba Legislative Building is part of the $150 million in repairs the province will be making to the historic building. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT)
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Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding announces more than $150 million maintenance and repair to the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg Friday, March 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is preparing to spend $150 million to repair the province’s landmark legislative building, which was built a century ago.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding says some maintenance and repairs have been put off for too long, resulting in deteriorating mortar, flashing, masonry and more.

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