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Shelter will open for refugee claimants, catching Gretna off guard
30 Apr 2017 at 2:08pm
The province this week is opening a temporary shelter for refugee claimants near the border in Gretna to ease the flow of asylum seekers arriving in Winnipeg at all hours ......
Going off the rails
29 Apr 2017 at 6:37pm
Eighty-five years ago today, the City of Brandon shut down its short-lived street railway system.
At the time of its creation, many believed it was a sign of progress and the ...
Drone racing creates buzz
30 Apr 2017 at 4:53pm
The Graffiti Gallery was dark Sunday afternoon, the main area illuminated only by little red lights to guide competitors as they raced their drones loop for loop around the homemade ...
Trio arrested in shooting incident
30 Apr 2017 at 11:11am
Police have made three arrests in connection with shots fired early Thursday morning on the 600 block of Government Avenue.
Police were called to the residence around 6:15 a.m. There were ...
Federal government's position on Manitoba border-crossers questioned
30 Apr 2017 at 7:18am
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba and federal governments have been unable to resolve a dispute over refugee funding because they cannot agree on how many claimants walking across the border stay ...
Official: Deaths reported, dozens hospitalized after tornado
29 Apr 2017 at 10:55pm
CANTON, Texas - Authorities say fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas.
Powerful storms swept through ...
The healing game
28 Apr 2017 at 9:36pm
George Kakeway remembers he was wearing “raggedy old pants” and a summer jacket when his parents dropped him off at the St. Mary’s Catholic residential school in Kenora, Ont., in ...
Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance
30 Apr 2017 at 2:30pm
MANILA, Philippines - U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," ...
Government drops most contentious proposals for reforming House of Commons rules
30 Apr 2017 at 5:16pm
OTTAWA - The Trudeau government is backing down from some of its most controversial proposals for reforming the way the House of Commons operates in the face of opposition filibustering ...
Small group of protesters hopes to save South Winnipeg ER
29 Apr 2017 at 8:35pm
As the province pushes ahead with plans to close three Winnipeg emergency rooms, some south Winnipeg residents took to the streets this weekend in hopes of saving their local ER ...