Tag Archives: Manitoba

Rosengart Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

Rosengart Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

RCMP Logo VehicleAlcohol is being considered a factor in a crash that killed a 19-year-old man from Rosengart, Manitoba early Monday.

Morden RCMP responded to the single-vehicle collision on Highway 32, half a kilometre west of Road 21 West in the RM of Stanley at around 12:20 a.m.

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Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

By The Canadian Press

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A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to restore prices to where they were when the rail line was washed out last year.

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Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A hydro tower is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabres)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Public hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utilities Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase in Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ramage, Manitoba Hydro’s legal council, called “exceptional.”

The proposed increase calls for rates to rise 7.9 percent per year until 2023/2024, the increases would then fall to what Hydro calls “sustainable” levels. The cumulative effect of those increases will see rates rise close to 60 percent above current levels.

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‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Priscilla Meeches, who was taken from her family in 1969 in Portage La Prairie, Man., and adopted to a Manitoba Mennonite family, listens as spokesperson of the Manitoba 60s Scoop Survivors Group Colleen Rajotte speaks at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, Friday, February 16, 2018. The group met to discuss why they should opt out of the proposed 60 Scoops settlement agreement and are seeking 2000 people to reject the agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government.

They say they were not consulted in the agreement meant to resolve several class-action lawsuits and suggest lawyers will walk away with more money than the Indigenous people who were affected by the adoptions.

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Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

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A female dog and her two puppies were rescued after being locked in a dark bedroom without access to food and water for several weeks in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
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Sgt. Kyle McFadyen with the Lynn Lake RCMP holds two of the rescued puppies found locked in a northern Manitoba home on February 7, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A female dog and her two puppies are recuperating after being rescued by Manitoba RCMP from a home where they were left without any food or water for about three weeks.

Police acted on a tip and visited a residence in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation on February 7, where they found a mother dog and her five puppies locked up in a dark bedroom. Two of the puppies were deceased, while the two live puppies and their mom were taken to the Lynn Lake RCMP detachment.

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Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba NDP says it will appoint two women to lead a commission that will help develop a safe workplace policy for the party.

The move comes a few days after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked former premier Greg Selinger to resign his legislature seat over allegations that a former cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.

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Three People Killed in Crash Near Minnedosa

Three People Killed in Crash Near Minnedosa

RCMP Logo VehicleRoad conditions appear to have been a factor a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Highway 10 south of Minnedosa on Wednesday evening, RCMP say.

Two officers were travelling in a marked RCMP vehicle at around 5:25 p.m. when a small SUV headed towards them lost control and rolled into the southbound lane.

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Manitoba Premier Says He’s Aware of Two Inappropriate Conduct Complaints

Manitoba Premier Says He’s Aware of Two Inappropriate Conduct Complaints

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a press conference during the Council of Federation meetings in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday July 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says two complaints about inappropriate conduct have come across his desk since the Progressive Conservatives took office two years ago.

He said the allegations were from the same person and the situation was dealt with.

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