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Judge rejects bid to trash DNA evidence in trial of Candace Derksen's accused...
24 Mar 2017 at 2:26pm
A Manitoba judge rejected an accused killer's bid to have the case thrown out of court Friday.
Mark Grant, 53, is on trial for the second time in the death of 13-year-old Candace Derksen, who was found frozen to death and tied up in a shed in January 1985, nearly two months after she went...
The Manitoba sound
24 Mar 2017 at 2:24pm
In the summer of 2000, Sheena Fougere and two friends hopped a plane bound for London. The trip was no work, all play: just a fun girls’ getaway, a chance to play tourist in England and have some laughs on the way.
This was the year after Notting Hill, the blockbuster 1999 rom-com starring
Manitoba, U.S. forecasters lower odds of border flooding, highway closing
24 Mar 2017 at 11:50am
The threat of a major flood along the Red River that would close portions of Highway 75 is greatly reduced from a month ago, the province says in its latest forecast.
Manitoba officials now say there is a "moderate risk" of flooding and only a minimal likelihood — as long as the weather
Pallister remains popular as premier: survey
24 Mar 2017 at 6:53am
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister's popularity has slipped, but he's still got an approval rating of 45 per cent, according to the latest Angus Reid poll on popularity of premiers in their provinces.
The quarterly job performance approval analysis by the Angus Reid Institute was released on
Wage freeze on professor salaries may be illegal, national body warns Pallist...
24 Mar 2017 at 2:35pm
It's rare for provinces to freeze professors' salaries — and it may be illegal, the national academics union is warning.
It's not uncommon for provinces to use operating grants and tuition to influence universities' spending, but trying to take direct control of wages is a rarity, David
Pallister's wage-freeze numbers don't add up, economist says
24 Mar 2017 at 2:51pm
Manitoba's overall benefit from public-sector wage controls will be far less significant than the straightforward spending reductions Premier Brian Pallister foresees, a University of Manitoba economist says.
How much less is almost impossible to calculate, Prof. Ian Hudson said
Ryan bemoans collapse of health care bill
24 Mar 2017 at 1:44pm
WASHINGTON - Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama's health care law will be around for the foreseeable future.
The Wisconsin Republican addressed reporters minutes after GOP leaders abruptly shelved the legislation,
Credit unions hope to cash in
24 Mar 2017 at 6:16am
With recent news of the big banks resorting to high-pressure sales tactics, it’s no wonder Manitobans are turning to credit unions more than ever.
In fact, Manitobans patronize credit unions at a rate greater than anywhere else in the country, other than Quebec’s powerful Caisses
Force reasonable in arrest resulting in suspect suffering broken collarbone, ...
24 Mar 2017 at 2:36pm
Force used by an RCMP officer during an arrest that resulted in a suspect suffering a broken collarbone was reasonable, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has concluded.
The incident occurred last September near Portage la Prairie.
The RCMP officer noticed a car driving erratically
Remains found in French field identified as First World War soldier from Calgary
24 Mar 2017 at 1:39pm
OTTAWA - Human remains found in a French field have been confirmed as being those of a Canadian soldier from Calgary who died in the First World War.
The Department of National Defence says Sgt. James Alexander Milne was born in Kincardineshire, Scotland, and immigrated to Canada at some time