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Bodies of teen suspects wanted in Canada murders found dead

Gillam - Two bodies found in dense brush in northern Manitoba, Canada are believed to be the two teen suspects wanted for multiple murders, officials said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Manitoba suspends pot producer's sales amid recall

Winnipeg - Manitoba suspended the sale and distribution of all cannabis products from Winnipeg-based producer Bonify Ltd after Health Canada recalled two of the company's strains over contamination concerns. However, Manitoba's move is being called "out-of-line."

Asylum seekers rush north of the border to Canada

Emerson - Fears of what Donald Trump's immigration policies might mean for their future has forced many refugees in the U.S. to risk freezing weather and deep snow to illegally cross the U.S.-Canadian border into Manitoba and safety.

Refugee numbers increase at border crossing in Manitoba

Emerson - Over last weekend almost two dozen refugees walked over the border from the U.S. into Canada. Officials in the municipality of Emerson-Franklin directly south of Winnipeg worry about dealing with the rising numbers as they seem to be increasing.

Manitoba marks 100th anniversary of women's right to vote

Winnipeg - On January 28 1916, Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote. This was made possible through the crusading efforts of suffragette Nellie McClung and her many supporters

Manitoba ice resurfacer driver is charged with impaired driving

Steinbach - A Manitoba driver of an ice-resurfacer or Zamboni has been charged with impaired driving and also resisting arrest after he crashed into the boards that line the ice rink in Ste Anne Manitoba near Winnipeg.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Kevin Smith's Tusk is a creepy tour of a warped mind Special

Without a doubt, Tusk is one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever seen, but this horror film has such a stellar cast, the acting elevates Kevin Smith's latest into a memorable piece of cinema that stays with you for a long time.

Study: The Manitoban treasure trove

Winnipeg - Around $117 billion in carbon offsets is no small amount of money for just about anyone. The forest regions of Manitoba may just be worth that to those who can acquire the rights.

Canadian provinces could say 'Nyet' to Russian booze

In the wake of Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea, two Canadian provinces are considering a ban in government-operated liquor stores of Russian products.

RCMP officer's head shaving fundraiser raises over $4700 Special

Elphinstone - Officer Anita Hart organizes a head-shaving fundraising event, to raise additional funding for the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

Small Manitoba community invaded by ice

Dauphin - A local state of emergency has been declared in the municipality containing the small lakeside community of Ochre Beach on Lake Dauphin. The village is just 20 miles east of Dauphin Manitoba.

Brandon, Manitoba, violinist James Ehnes wins Juno award

Regina - Canadian violinist James Ehnes, a former native of Brandon Manitoba, won another musical honour at the 2013 Juno Awards.

Op-Ed: Manitoba budget sees one per cent hike in sales tax to 8%

Winnipeg - The New Democratic Manitoba provincial budget raises the provincial sales tax from 7% to 8%. The province also added a "sin" tax of 4 cents a cigarette to tobacco.

Op-Ed: Manitoba snowmobilers enjoy extended season

Winnipeg - Manitoba snowobilers are enjoying an extended season with most trails still open in the province as cool weather and late snow makes conditions in many areas still suitable for snowmobiling.

Op-Ed: Moderate to major risk of flooding in Manitoba this spring

Winnipeg - The most recent Manitoba government flood prediction, released on Tuesday (March 26) says there is a moderate to major risk of flooding along a number of Manitoba rivers.

Festival du Voyageur at Winnipeg Manitoba

Winnipeg - The annual winter festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Festival du Voyageur, began on Friday February the 15th with a torchlight walk over the Red River.

Op-Ed: Canadian Wheat Board ad causes controversy

Regina - An ad used by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) to entice farmers to opt for the board to market their grain, has been the subject of controversy. The ad depicts a young woman in a skirt straddling a fence posing the question "Still on the fence?"

Op-Ed: Manitoba provincial government to boost school spending

Winnipeg - Although the Manitoba NDP provincial government is increasing funding to schools this year, school division officials insist that the increase is not enough and the ratepayers can expect a tax increase as well.

Manitoba MP Niki Ashton becomes latest to seek NDP leadership

Montreal - Manitoba MP Niki Ashton is the latest contender in the campaign to replace the late Jack Layton for leadership of the federal New Democratic Party.

Canadian government moves to dismantle the Wheat Board

Winnipeg - The Canadian government has moved this past week to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board in an effort to remove what the Conservatives perceive to be a monopoly on price-setting.

Manitoba, PEI set to begin the campaign trail for Oct. elections

Winnipeg - As Ontario voters are gearing up for next month's elections, two other provinces in Canada are also readying for a fall election. Manitoba will dissolve the legislature for an Oct. 6 election and Prince Edward Island is set in stone for Oct. 3.

NHL: Atlanta Thrashers reach a deal to send the team to Winnipeg

According to Stephen Brunt of The Globe and Mail, a deal has been reached to sell the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports and Entertainment, a group based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Officials aware of animal cruelty 2 years before action taken

Swan River - Animal welfare officers had been contacted about the condition of animals at a Manitoba farm two years before action was taken and 44 emaciated animals were seized.

Neepawa, Manitoba reels after fatal shooting

Neepawa - The quiet town of Neepawa, Manitoba is reeling after a murder this weekend. RCMP said Brent Michael David Bialkoski, 23, of Brandon, Manitoba, died after being shot in a home on Third Avenue at Main Street E. just before 4:15 a.m. central time.

Alleged Manitoba white supremacists lose custody of children

Winnipeg - A Manitoba judge has ordered the province's Child and Family Services to take the children away from the parents who are allegedly white supremacists and have permanent guardianship.

'Last minute' deal in Manitoba means Greyhound will keep running

Just days before a deadline was reached, the Manitoba government worked out an unspecified funding arrangement with Greyhound Canada to keep intercity bus service running in the province.

Kate Beckinsale reveals the cold, hard facts behind Whiteout Special

Braving sub-zero temperatures to film the action-packed, psychological thriller Whiteout, the native Londoner gained a whole new respect for the cold. The former Underworld star recounts her icy experiences in the glacial wilderness of Manitoba, Canada.

Transport Minister says Greyhound 'bullying' with threatened cuts

The 95 year old bus company claimed that government regulations are putting the Canadian company in a precarious financial position. Federal Transport Minister John Baird fired back, saying the company was "bullying" the government and consumers.

Greyhound cutting service to Northern Ontario and Manitoba

Threatening other cuts to its service, the Ontario-based intercity and interprovincial bus company, Greyhound, said it is "reviewing" its services in British Columbia, the Yukon, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
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