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1 hr ago | The Western Producer

Push to private plant breeding shameful

The closing of cereal research centres and funding for spring wheat breeding is creating a seed oligopoly, says the author.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Agriculture, Science, Stephen Harper,

5 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Culture to Feature Prominently at 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games

Minister of State Bal Gosal today announced $6 million in funding for celebrations and community and cultural activities to be held during the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.

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9 hrs ago | CBC News

Former fugitive Whitey MacDonald dies in Winnipeg from cancer

Ian "Whitey" MacDonald, who evaded arrest for more than 30 years before being found in 2011, has died in a Winnipeg nursing home.

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Related Topix: Canada, Prison

10 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The Buzz

The Manitoba-lensed movie Heaven Is for Real was timed to open on Easter long weekend to lure in devoutly minded audiences primed for a religious experience at the multiplex.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

15 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

This spring's flood situation is similar to 2009, when ice jams caused the flooding of Breezy Point.

This spring's flood situation is similar to 2009, when ice jams caused the flooding of Breezy Point.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Canada, North America, World News,

17 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Rooming-house fire kills elderly man

Fire officials stand outside of a home on the 300 block of Enfield Crescent near Marion Street.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Now Toronto

Taking stalk: Doug Fine on how the planeta s most versatile plant is shaking up farming

HEMP BOUND: DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE NEXT AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION by Doug Fine , 192 pages, $17.95 paper.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North America, Canada, World News, Biomass, Energy, Alternative Energy, Science / Technology, CPU, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Market Wire

FP Newspapers Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend-April 2014

FP Newspapers Inc. today announced a cash dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on May 30, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada,

The Abbotsford News

Human trafficking the topic of upcoming meeting

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing and most lucrative criminal enterprise in Canada, according to a group dedicated to battling it, and an event on April 26 in Abbotsford aims to heighten awareness to the issue.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

The Winnipeg Free Press

International Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks at the Canadian Global Crops Symposium.

Canada is in the midst of the most ambitious trade-expansion plan in the country's history, and this time policy-makers and politicians want to make sure small- and medium-sized businesses are invited to the party.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Canada.com

Wells wins again; Dafoe Prize goes to book on Harper

Veteran political pundit Paul Wells has picked up a second major prize for his book on Stephen Harper entitled The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada 2006.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, North America, Canada, World News,

Cousinconnect.com

Genealogy Query - BARNARD

Jeffrey Wayne Barnard was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on August 5th, 1978. He was adopted from Timmins, Ontario in or around 1982; to a family in the Greater Toronto Region.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Canada,

The Virginian-Pilot

"Blood moon" lunar eclipse over North America

As the moon completely crosses the earth's shadow, the first of four total lunar eclipses, called the Blood Moon, occur in Whittier, Calif., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Tyler, TX, Canada

The Papillion Times

11 Nebraska-set movies that were filmed elsewhere

Quite a few Nebraska movies were not filmed in or even near Nebraska. Apparently, when filming the state, any old farm-y location will do.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Nebraska Government, Canada, Hemingford, NE, The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.

The Winnipeg Free Press

Cameras come to courtroom

Cameras will begin rolling later this week in select Winnipeg courtrooms as part of a pilot project meant to bring people closer than ever to the legal action.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Tribute to young woman's dream of castle

A FITTING FAREWELL TO AMY: Nearly 600 of Amy Gilbert's friends, admirers and family members packed a seventh-floor ballroom of the Fort Garry Hotel Saturday afternoon to say a formal goodbye to the 23-year-old who was fatally injured a week earlier when she was struck by a car on Broadway, just two blocks from where the service was held.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Brandon Sun

Bank study says economic cost of weather catastrophes is under-appreciated

Manitoba's Red River Floodway, built by premier Duff Roblin for just under $63 million in the mid-1960s with the federal government covering 60 per cent of the cost, has spared the city of Winnipeg an estimated $30 billion in flood damages in the nearly half century since it was completed in 1968.

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Related Topix: Canada, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, North America, World News,

The Winnipeg Free Press

Paradise on the Prairies

WHEN it comes to casting studio movies shot in cities far removed from Hollywood , the modus operandi is to import the big speaking roles from elsewhere.

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Related Topix: Secretariat, Canada, Los Angeles, CA,

The Winnipeg Free Press

Business Watch

Essex had four locations in Superstores but lost its licence to sell Autopac insurance through Manitoba Public Insurance earlier this year.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Take a stroll through the city

THE eighth annual Jane's Walk is back -- this time with more than a dozen guided walks throughout fascinating areas of Winnipeg.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Winnipeg, Canada Travel, Canada Travel, Canada,

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