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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in Manitoba residential school case
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OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal in a case about whether a Manitoba institution should be considered a residential school.

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Crash kills one, injures five more
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One woman is dead and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 45 near Ephinstone, Man., on Wednesday afternoon.

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Feds, province need to intervene with U.S. water projects: NDP critic
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Manitoba’s environment critic is pushing the provincial and federal governments to intervene with U.S. water projects he fears would send pollution flowing north.

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IIU probes off-duty drinking, driving
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The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is looking into complaints of possible drinking and driving incidents by off-duty RCMP officers.

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RCMP seize drugs, liquor, cash during quad traffic stop
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A 33-year-old resident of Cross Lake faces numerous charges included impaired driving and drug trafficking when the quad he was driving was stopped by the RCMP in a traffic stop.

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Shilo soldiers gear up for deployment to Latvia
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The soldiers from CFB Shilo headed to Latvia at the end of the month are treating this two-month deployment just like any other exercise.

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Pharmacists launch pilot project
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Organizers behind a new pilot project are hopeful it will address concerns over errors made in dispensing medications in Manitoba.

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RCMP investigate aggravated assault
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RCMP are investigating after three people including a teenage girl were taken to hospital with injuries Saturday night.

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RCMP investigate aggravated assault in Thompson
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RCMP are investigating after three people including a teenage girl were taken to hospital with injuries Saturday night.

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Rural EMS overhaul gets support from Paramedic Association
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Manitoba’s overhaul of rural emergency medical services is getting backing from the Paramedic Association of Manitoba.

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NDP leadership candidates race heats up
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The gloves are coming off in the Manitoba NDP leadership race.

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Thompson RCMP search for suspect in attempted abduction
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Thompson RCMP are looking for a suspect who reportedly tried to abduct two young girls from a park in Thompson.

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Shilo gunners headed for Latvia
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Approximately 100 soldiers from CFB Shilo will be headed to Latvia at the end of the month as part of NATO’s commitment to defend the Baltic country.

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Manitoba First Nation evacuated because of smoke from nearby forest fire
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The Canadian Red Cross says smoke from a wildfire in central Manitoba near Poplar River First Nation has forced people to leave their homes.

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Hidden danger
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A Winnipeg hotel is changing protocols for housekeeping staff after a family found a syringe and “rocks” of drugs inside their room last weekend.

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U.S. judge clears way for water project
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BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge has cleared the way for completion of a $244 million project to bring Missouri River water to residents of northwestern North Dakota, though the state of Missouri and Manitoba can appeal.

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Ashton to Pallister: 'a Donald Trump wannabe'
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NDP leadership candidate Steve Ashton labelled Premier Brian Pallister a Donald Trump wannabe on Friday and challenged him to make his tax return public.

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Citizenship ceremony shows strength in diversity
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People have said over and over that the strength of Canada is its diversity. But on Friday, Citizenship Canada showed it.

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Manitoba experts fear N.D. water plan harmful here
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A proposal to address drought in the U.S. by shifting water into the Red River Valley has sparked fears of invasive species and added pollution in Manitoba.

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Lunenberg goes cross-country crowd-sourcing
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The issue of people moving from rural areas to urban centres in Canada is nothing new. But Lunenberg County in Nova Scotia is taking a new approach to combat the movement that is killing their economy.

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Airships for Churchill: U of M prof
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Shipping goods to Manitoba’s north has never been cheap, and the closure of Churchill’s rail line has brought that to the forefront.

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Wastewater projects get province's attention
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The province will spend about $35 million over the next five years to fund 21 water and wastewater projects in Manitoba.

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Province commits to flood diversions
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The Manitoba government is planning to construct outlet channels from Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin to divert water in times of need.

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Drug bust made near Cross Lake
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Four people were arrested on the weekend after a traffic stop turned into a significant drug bust near Cross Lake.

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Small-town infrastructure gets government boost
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The federal and provincial governments will be funding 42 infrastructure projects in 37 Manitoba communities this year.

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Stony guards exposed to fentanyl
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Two Stony Mountain Institution corrections officers have been treated after being exposed to fentanyl on the job, according to the union that represents the prison guards.

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Kinew wants to remove education barriers
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A Wab Kinew-led government would provide free tuition to children who age out of the province’s child welfare system, the NDP leadership candidate pledged Wednesday.

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Waiver program life changing
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By the time Natasha Reimer was 17, she had already lived a life of challenges few could wrap their minds around.

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Ashton gains backing from Robinson
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NDP leadership candidate Steve Ashton received the backing of a longtime party figure on Wednesday.

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Manitobans not getting the message
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Kevin Tordiffe expected there would be some people skirting the rules on Manitoba waterways this long weekend, but even he was shocked at just how many.

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Teen faces first degree murder charge
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A 16-year-old boy faces a first degree murder charge following a homicide on Long Plain First Nation on Saturday.

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Employment numbers bode well for Manitoba economy
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Manitoba bucked the Canadian trend in employment in July with a net increase of 4,800 jobs compared to the previous month. It’s a small piece of good news in an otherwise lacklustre economy that’s barely been keeping its head above water in recent years.

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Two Manitobans claim prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards
                            
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Receiving a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award would be a dream come true for most Canadians. That dream is now a reality for Winnipegger Winnica Beltrano, and Gimli native Cameron Lozinski.

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Kinew picks up another endorsement for NDP leadership bid
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Wab Kinew has secured another endorsement in his bid to become the leader of the Manitoba NDP, with former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and President of the provincial NDP Ovide Mercredi throwing his support behind the Fort Rouge MLA.

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City weighing options on how to deal with sewer overflow problem
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Combined sewer overflows dumped another 9.2 billion litres of diluted sewage into Winnipeg rivers last year.

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Woman dead in two-vehicle collision
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An 19-year-old woman from Brandon is dead following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 10, two kilometres north of Forrest in the RM of Elton, Man. The crash closed down Highway 10 for several hours.

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Employment numbers looking up for Manitoba
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Manitoba continued an upward trend in employment in July, and maintained the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, according to information released by Statistics Canada on Friday.

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Pallister 'unplugged': NDP
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NDP MLA Andrew Swan stepped up to take another shot at a beleaguered premier on Friday, adding more fuel to the fire a day after a report from the provincial ombudsman supported his party’s complaint into Brian Pallister’s communications records.

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Environmental group pushes for carbon tax
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A new coalition is pushing the Manitoba government to add a carbon tax of at least the federally required minimum.

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Fridays are the deadliest: MPI
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The arrival of August long weekend is a cause for celebration for many. But for Manitoba Public Insurance, it is a cause for warning.

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Neepawa Collegiate getting expansion
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The province is putting money into an expansion at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute that will include a new child-care centre.

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