Vaccine bound for West Africa

OTTAWA — Up to 1,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg will soon be on the way to West Africa to help stop the spread of the worst outbreak of the virus the world has ever seen. “This is one of the many […]

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Trimming salaries tough task

While mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette has his eyes on trimming some salaries to right the city’s fiscal ship, cutting paycheques would be no simple task, officials say. Last week, Ouellette promised to trim upper- and middle-management salaries that are more than $80,000 if he’s Read More

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Today’s horoscope

MOON ALERT: We have the all-clear today to do business (whether $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions. The moon is in Aries. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You feel impulsive today! You’re full of electric energy and not sure what to do first because you are exploding with ideas […]

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Museum provokes mixed emotions

Ali Saeed graciously offered to take off his shoe and sock to reveal a deep scar on the bottom of his left foot, the handiwork of a drunk prison guard in Ethiopia. He then proceeded to describe unspeakable acts of torture to which he had been subjected: having chunks of […]

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Charges dropped for Beausejour man

Manitoba justice officials have dropped all charges against a Beausejour man accused of a serious crime. Justin Randy William Rielly-Ducharme, 24, was the subject of a 2011 RCMP public alert after he couldn’t be located by investigators. Police said at the time he was wanted for sexual Read More

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Homicide case re-instated

Manitoba’s highest court has taken the rare step of re-instating a homicide case that had previously been thrown out of court. Justin Parker, 25, was charged in the March 2011 stabbing death of 16-year-old Fletcher McDougall in Thompson. But he was cleared of manslaughter following a Read More

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