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Young Motorists Getting Refresher During Teen Driver Safety Week

Young Motorists Getting Refresher During Teen Driver Safety Week

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A week is being dedicated to getting teen drivers to refresh their road safety skills and evaluate their driving behaviours.

National Teen Driver Safety Week — organized by Parachute Canada — is October 22-28.

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Man Charged in Death of Berens River Woman

Man Charged in Death of Berens River Woman

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

RCMP have charged a man in relation to the death of a 57-year-old woman injured in Berens River last summer.

Police responded to a home within the community on June 22 and found the woman had been seriously assaulted. She was transported to hospital in Winnipeg and died on September 26.

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Small Businesses the Lifeblood of Rural Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

Small Businesses the Lifeblood of Rural Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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You can get everything you want on Amazon, except for a vibrant community. Rural towns may be diverse, but they all have one thing in common; if you look up and down their Main Streets, you’ll find small businesses.

According to Industry Canada, this country is home to over 1.14 million small business and each day, these entrepreneurs wake up and get to work, doing the heavy lifting of driving Canada’s economy. Small businesses are the lifeblood of rural communities, not only do they provide local goods and services, they also provide employment and support for local organizations and events. Big business might get all the limelight, but for one week, at least, it’s time for small business to shine.

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Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Advocate For Children And Youth Daphne Penrose addresses a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.19, 2018. Penrose says an Indigenous teenager who died after struggling with addiction did not get the help he needed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – An Indigenous teen who struggled with addiction and died in 2016 did not get the help he needed from social workers, school officials and others, Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth said Friday.

The 17-year-old, who is not identified in Daphne Penrose’s 104-page report, was repeatedly let down in efforts to curb his drinking and drug use, and was left in unsafe homes by social workers who should have known better, she said.

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Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba man has been sentenced to eight years for the death of his 21-month-old daughter after failing to report abuse the judge called horrific and noticeable.

A jury found Daniel Williams, 37, guilty of manslaughter in February in the 2014 death of Kierra Elektra Starr Williams from the Peguis First Nation.

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Manitoba Covering 154 New Medications Under Pharmacare

Manitoba Covering 154 New Medications Under Pharmacare

By Sarah Klein

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WINNIPEG — 154 new medications are now covered under Manitoba’s Pharmacare Program, including coverage for a drug used to control high blood sugar.

“We are continuously working to add drugs to the pharmacare program in a timely manner to ensure Manitobans have access to medications that offer important treatments for many different illnesses and treatments at a more affordable price,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.

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Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

A day after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, RCMP in Manitoba have arrested a man for driving while impaired.

Police were conducting a checkstop at the intersection of Cree Road and Deerwood Drive in Thompson early Thursday when officers noticed an SUV signalling to turn down the road they were stationed on. He suddenly turned in the opposite direction of the checkstop and began driving away.

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