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Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna walks to a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of the Trudeau government’s promised $2-billion Low Carbon Economy Fund, to be spent in two streams over the next five years.

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Manitoba Man Accused of Break in, ATV Theft, Assaulting Homeowners: RCMP

Manitoba Man Accused of Break in, ATV Theft, Assaulting Homeowners: RCMP

By The Canadian Press

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DENARE BEACH, Sask. — A Manitoba man is accused of breaking into three homes, trying to steal an ATV and assaulting five people, including two RCMP officers.

RCMP say it happened on June 2 in the village of Denare Beach, Sask., around 400 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon and close to the boundary with Manitoba.

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Manitoba Signs On to Join New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Manitoba Signs On to Join New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is the latest province to join the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, meant to open doors to new trade opportunities to expand the interprovincial market.

“Business owners, community leaders and chambers of commerce from across Manitoba have long called for our province to pursue new opportunities for growth and reduced trade barriers,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.

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‘Corner Gas’ Set in Fictional Dog River Torn Down

‘Corner Gas’ Set in Fictional Dog River Torn Down

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An excavator demolishes The Ruby cafe and the gas station, both sets of the Corner Gas TV show in Rouleau, Sask., on Friday, November 4, 2016. The gas station and The Ruby cafe are at the epicentre of the fictional town of Dog River, featured in the popular Corner Gas TV series and movie. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

Corner GasThe set of the popular CTV comedy “Corner Gas” was torn down on Friday in Rouleau, Saskatchewan.

The set was supposed to be temporary after being built in 2003, but the show’s success and cult-like following cemented the structure in place for six seasons and a movie in the fictional town of Dog River.

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Saskatoon Kennel Posts Online That 14 Dogs Died from Heater Malfunction

Saskatoon Kennel Posts Online That 14 Dogs Died from Heater Malfunction

By The Canadian Press

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Playful Paws Pet Centre, 140 105 Street East in Saskatoon, SK (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

SASKATOON – A kennel in Saskatoon says that 14 dogs in its care perished Saturday due to a malfunctioning heater.

Playful Paws Pet Centre posted on its Facebook page that a mechanical failure on a rooftop heating unit caused it to continuously push heat into one of its upstairs kennel rooms.

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Winnipeg Man Stabbed to Death in Saskatoon

Winnipeg Man Stabbed to Death in Saskatoon

Police LightAn 18-year-old man from Winnipeg was stabbed to death in Saskatoon early Sunday morning.

Saskatoon police say they were called to a business shortly after 1 a.m. where they found the man unconscious. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon court Monday morning.

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Regina Man Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

Regina Man Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 39-year-old man from Regina has died after a single-vehicle crash near St. Lazare, Manitoba.

The rollover happened at around 9:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 41 about five kilometres south of the community.

RCMP say the northbound vehicle lost control and rolled off the roadway, ejecting the passenger.

The 29-year-old driver, a man from Rocanville, Saskatchewan, suffered non-life threatening injuries. His passenger was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

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