When robots rule the world — like now

Every once in a while I like to use this column to remind readers it is only a matter of time before human beings become slaves in a futuristic society ruled by robot overlords. There is nothing surprising about this when you consider human beings appear to be getting dumber […]

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Race against flood disaster

Soldiers, volunteers, contractors and municipal officials are racing against the clock to protect hundreds of properties and shore up dikes along the Assiniboine River east of Portage la Prairie before a wave of water arrives from the west. Some 400 military personnel are now on the ground in Read More

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Protest stops Lake St. Martin work

PROTESTERS upset about lack of compensation and oversight have shut down work on the Lake St. Martin diversion, which was scheduled to be diverting water from the province’s swollen rivers and flood this week. Derrick Gould, a councillor at Fairford First Nation said about 20 people, including… Read More

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Evacuations ordered in Delta Beach

The RM of Portage la Prairie has ordered residents of 15 homes to evacuate from Delta Beach. The two areas being evacuated are Hackberry Avenue West and Far West, according to the RM’s website. “At this time the evacuation is mandatory as there are escalating concerns over safely and access,”… […]

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Assiniboine River crests in Brandon

The Assiniboine River has crested at Brandon at levels lower than the 2011 flood, the province announced today. East of Brandon, communities are bracing for the floodwater surge to arrive, Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton said today. Water levels around one foot higher than 2011 are… Read More

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Charge upgraded to murder in Stobbe shooting

The Canada Day shooting death of a well-liked Winnipeg woman at a downtown apartment was no accident, homicide investigators now believe. Michele Stobbe, 28, was slain — not the victim of a firearm mishap, police alleged on Sunday. Stobbe was shot to death inside a 21st-floor apartment at… Read More

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