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Expanded Emerson Border Crossing to Improve U.S.-Canada Traffic

Expanded Emerson Border Crossing to Improve U.S.-Canada Traffic

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$19 million in upgrades have been completed at the Emerson port of entry. (CBSA / HANDOUT)
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A larger warehouse for commercial truck examinations is part of the additions at the Emerson port. (CBSA / HANDOUT)

An expanded border at the Emerson port of entry south of Winnipeg will enable a smoother flow of both commercial and leisure traffic from the United States into Canada.

The $19 million expansion was officially opened Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the border.

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Manitoba, North Dakota Business Chambers Talk Trade Tariffs

Manitoba, North Dakota Business Chambers Talk Trade Tariffs

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba business leaders have wrapped up two days of meetings in North Dakota to talk trade with their American counterparts.

Representatives from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce made the trip south to Bismarck as tense trade talks continue between leaders of both countries.

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Winnipeg Man Extradited from Grand Forks on Sexual Assault Incest Charges

Winnipeg Man Extradited from Grand Forks on Sexual Assault Incest Charges

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

A 27-year-old Winnipeg man who fled the city seven years ago for allegedly committing child incest sexual assault is now back in police custody.

Police say Daniel Enrique Cortez was arrested April 27, 2010 and charged with two counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference, and incest.

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Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

WINNIPEG — Officials and trade stakeholders on both sides of the border are meeting in Emerson, Manitoba today to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements to the Emerson-Pembina border crossing.

About $20 billion in goods and services cross the Manitoba-North Dakota annually, making it the fifth-largest land port for trade between Canada and the United States.

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UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

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The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2016-17 women’s hockey team. (UNDSPORTS.COM)

The University of North Dakota is cutting its women’s hockey program amid pending shortages to state funding.

Four Manitoba players are currently on the Fighting Hawks roster, including forwards Ryleigh Houston and goalie Annie Chipman of Winnipeg, defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and Kristen Campbell of Brandon. Chipman is the daughter of Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman.

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Weak Dollar Deterring Some Canadians from Cross-Border Shopping

Weak Dollar Deterring Some Canadians from Cross-Border Shopping

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Vehicles wait in line to cross the U.S. border in Pembina, North Dakota. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A new survey reveals more than half of Manitoba adults have ventured south of the border by car in the past year.

The Probe Research poll found Grand Forks, North Dakota to be the most popular destination for Manitobans (68%), followed by Fargo (37%) and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (23%).

Despite the weak Canadian dollar, which 67% of respondents said would deter them from visiting, cross-border trips by car are still the most common.

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Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba MooseManitoba hockey fans will be able to take in some shopping south of the border to coincide with the Manitoba Moose pre-season schedule.

The AHL club will play two exhibition games in North Dakota against the Iowa Wild in October.

The Moose and Wild will face each other in Grand Forks on Friday, October 2 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and on Saturday, October 3 in Fargo, ND at Scheels Arena.

Ticket prices for the games will range from $10 to $30 USD and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m. CT.

— Staff

Crossing the Border on May Long? Here’s What You Need to Know

Crossing the Border on May Long? Here’s What You Need to Know

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)As some travellers prepare to head south this May long weekend, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding people to plan ahead.

Victoria Day is a busy day at the Emerson, Manitoba border crossing with high traffic volumes expected. During peak hours, all primary inspection lanes will be open and operating at maximum capacity.

Tips from the CBSA to speed up your travel include crossing the border at a non-peak time, such as in the morning on Sunday or Monday.

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