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Feds Announce Funding for Churchill, Man., as Rail Dispute Continues

Feds Announce Funding for Churchill, Man., as Rail Dispute Continues

By The Canadian Press

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Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr speaks during the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s annual Energy Forum, in Vancouver on November 30, 2017. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr visited Churchill, Man. Friday to announce new economic diversificatiion funding for the town that lost rail service last spring. Without a rail line to the south, goods and people are being flown into the community at much higher cost. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government has announced millions of dollars in economic diversification and research money for a northern Manitoba town that lost its rail service this year.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the money will be used to help create jobs in Churchill, which is dealing with higher shipping costs and a drop in the vital tourism industry.

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Safety a Priority for Manitobans Once Marijuana Legal: Survey

Safety a Priority for Manitobans Once Marijuana Legal: Survey

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — A new survey conducted by the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba finds most people want safety behind the wheel to be a top priority once marijuana is legalized this summer.

The anonymous survey, conducted in September 2017, also found underage use a major concern for respondents.

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Hydro Chair Says Manitoba’s New Carbon Tax Could Be Used to Offset Rising Rates

Hydro Chair Says Manitoba’s New Carbon Tax Could Be Used to Offset Rising Rates

By The Canadian Press

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Sanford Riley, board chair at Manitoba Hydro, speaks to reporters after a speech to business leaders in Winnipeg on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Riley is hoping the Manitoba government will use some of the money collected through its proposed carbon tax to offset rising hydro rates for low-income earners. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The board chairman at Manitoba Hydro says some of the province’s proposed carbon tax revenue should be used to offset rising electricity rates.

In a speech Friday to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Sanford Riley said the money could be targeted to help low-income earners and people in remote areas deal with the rising cost of heat and power.

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Free National Parks Program Soon to End, But Kids Will Still Get in Free in 2018

Free National Parks Program Soon to End, But Kids Will Still Get in Free in 2018

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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The shores of Clear Lake on the main beach in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

OTTAWA – The party is nearly over: the free admission to national parks and heritage sites that accompanied Canada’s 150th birthday bash will come to an end Dec. 31.

Earlier this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was considering whether to extend the free admission to parks and heritage sites because the program had proven so popular.

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Cocaine, Cash Seized from Thompson Residence

Cocaine, Cash Seized from Thompson Residence

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Cocaine seized during a bust in Thompson, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in northern Manitoba seized nine ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cash on Wednesday.

Officers executed a search warrant at a Thompson residence on Rainbow Crescent, where they took a 19-year-old man and 16-year-old boy in custody.

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‘Stuck in the Middle 2’ Takes a Shot at Demystifying Manitoba

‘Stuck in the Middle 2’ Takes a Shot at Demystifying Manitoba

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba in the early stages of the spring thaw. (BRYAN SCOTT PHOTO)

Does anybody really know Manitoba?

That’s what Winnipeggers Bryan Scott and Bartley Kives wanted to find out as they researched, photographed and wrote about the fifth most populous province/territory in Canada for their book “Stuck in the Middle 2: Defining Views of Manitoba.”

“I’m from here and was quite frankly embarrassed at how little I really knew about Manitoba,” said Scott, the man behind the lens who snapped hundreds of photos to accompany essays penned by Kives.

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