Train service to Churchill resumes

Passenger rail service between Gillam and Churchill is finally back on track. Six weeks after a derailment forced rail service to shut down, Via Rail Canada will have a train leaving Gillam tonight at 11:30 p.m. The first train to depart Churchill is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. On […]

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Ombudsman addresses complaints

The Manitoba Ombudsman has posted five new reports, including one outlining its decision to partly side with Otterburne resident Marie Lefevre in her complaint against the RM of De Salaberry. Lefevre alleged a De Salaberry council member approved a $5,000 road-repair expenditure without proper Read More

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Woman dies in farming accident

A 57-year-old woman died on Thursday afternoon in a farming incident north of Russell. RCMP said the woman from the RM of Shellmouth was operating an open tractor towing a brush cutter at about 4 p.m. when she fell from the tractor and came into contact with the brush cutter. […]

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4 finance briefs

Firefighter OT costs not in A city councillor isn’t pleased with the administration of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, which has yet to account for its 2013 overtime costs. A report from the WFPS was due on Thursday’s agenda of the finance committee but there was no one present from […]

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Get ready for stormy weather

Grab a rain coat or umbrella on your way out the door today. There are thunderstorms in the Environment Canada forecast with a risk of a severe thunderstorm late this afternoon. The forecast high is 28 C. The wind is going to get up there, too, as the early morning […]

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Woman stabbed on Redwood

A woman was stabbed early this morning in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue. About 4:15 a.m. police and emergency crews found the woman injured in the back alley between Salter Street and Powers Street. Police said the woman was taken to hospital and is in critical condition. The police […]

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Maximum sentence for sex offender

Nothing but the maximum sentence will do. That was a judge’s ruling Thursday in the case of an elderly sex-offender who exposed himself to a girl at a Winnipeg Walmart store. William Astle, 78, learned he was being sent to prison for four years for the Feb. 1 indecent act, […]

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Councillors grill official over audit

COUNCILLORS surprised a senior administrator when they suspended committee rules at a Thursday meeting to question CFO Mike Ruta about the KPMG audit. Couns. Russ Wyatt and Paula Havixbeck spent 50 minutes questioning Ruta over lingering issues from the damning audit into the conversion of the Read More

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