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Stolen Vehicle with Weapons Inside Forces Lockdown at Manitoba School

Stolen Vehicle with Weapons Inside Forces Lockdown at Manitoba School

RCMP Logo VehicleA Manitoba school was briefly placed on lockdown on Monday after reports of an armed man driving a stolen vehicle in the Petersfield area.

Police say a pickup truck was spotted at around 11 a.m. and was reported to have a gun and knife inside. The vehicle was stolen on Sunday evening.

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Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

Snow
A man shovels snow from around his car following a winter storm in Montreal, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

TORONTO – One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter.

Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is “buckle up, because it looks like a stormy winter.”

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One Person Killed in Accident During Training at CFB Shilo

One Person Killed in Accident During Training at CFB Shilo

By The Canadian Press

Nolan Caribou
Corporal Nolan Caribou is shown in this undated handout photo. The Canadian military has launched an investigation after reservist Nolan Caribou died during a training accident in Manitoba on Saturday. The accident occurred at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, 35 kilometres east of Brandon, Man. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Department of National Defence)

OTTAWA – The Canadian military has launched an investigation after a reservist died during a training accident in Manitoba on Saturday.

Cpl. Nolan Caribou, who was an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group, was found dead at Canadian Forces Base Shilo.

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Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (FILE)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Manitoba is one of the few remaining jurisdictions in which project labour agreements (PLA) are used, but that might be changing. On November 3, the provincial government opened consultations on their current procurements practices, with a goal of reducing or eliminating the use of PLAs on major government projects.

PLAs are used on large-scale projects and set the wage rates and benefits that will apply to all employees. They replace any existing collective bargaining agreements and usually require that all workers hired pay union dues during their work on the project, even if they aren’t a union member. Recently in Manitoba, PLAs were used on Bipole III and the Red River Floodway expansion.

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Manitoba Driver Plunges Off Bridge into Icy Water

Manitoba Driver Plunges Off Bridge into Icy Water

Truck Bridge Accident
The driver of a pickup truck and trailer that plunged off a bridge in the RM of Dufferin on Friday was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP HANDOUT)

The driver of a pickup truck that plunged into a waterway on Friday morning made it out with only minor injuries.

The 73-year-old St. Claude, Manitoba man was driving on Road 18W at around 8:40 a.m. when his vehicle lost control and went over the side of a bridge.

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Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister recovers in a hotel in New Mexico in a handout photo provided by the Manitoba government. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Manitoba )

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hospitalized overnight in Silver City, New Mexico after taking a spill while hiking.

The province says Pallister was with his wife, Esther, in the Gila Wilderness when he had a “serious fall” and injured himself. Pallister suffered numerous cuts and bruises and compound fractures in his left arm.

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