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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Maple Leaf cuts staffing capacity

Short 20,000 hogs per month, Maple Leaf has reduced the number of employees who work in Brandon from a potential peak capacity of 2,300 to 1,900, according to plant manager Morgan Curran-Blaney.

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5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Answer First Nations protest

Steve Ashton, minister of emergency measures and flood fighting, was perfectly resolute in his warning to the protesters trying to halt the opening of the emergency outlet from Lake St. Martin.

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

5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Taking care of family pets left behind

Katie Powell is surrounded by donations of pet food and water to help feed animals left behind because of flooding.

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5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Family robbed of chance to comfort dying man

A Winnipeg man says an apology from Seven Oaks General Hospital officials doesn't ease the pain of missing his father's final lucid moments.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Who to see, what to know at Winnipeg Folk Festival

Corb Lund, shown here at a 2012 concert in Brandon, Man., is one of Canada's best songwriters.

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Related Topix: Canada, Folk, Michelle Shocked

Canada.com

Fargo's 18 Emmy nominations includes a bumper crop for Alberta workers

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard is shown in a scene from the new television show "Fargo."

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Related Topix: Alberta, VA, North America, Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Happenings on the Scene - Harlequin to rock Deloraine into a Daze

Harlequin's lineup is fronted by original singer-songwriter George Belanger , who is joined by original keyboardist Gary harmony vocals, Derrick Gottfried on guitar and AJ Chabidon on drums.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, North America, Canada, World News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Airport Destination Disappears

Statistics Canada says itinerant flights to and from Hamilton airport fell in 2013 for the seventh consecutive year.

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CBC News

Winnipeg cyclist death raises concerns about potholes, ER procedures

Edward Henrickson was rushed to the Seven Oaks hospital's emergency ward, where he waited for three hours before being transferred to the Health Sciences Centre.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Canal that supplies clean water to Winnipeg blocks progress in Shoal Lake nation

The Shoal Lake First Nation wants the Canadian Museum of Human Rights to acknowledge human rights abuses it says it has suffered because of a water diversion that provides water to Winnipeg.

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Related Topix: Canada, Activism

Northern Life

Mulcair briefing on Manitoba flood nixed

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken a chopper tour of flood-stricken southern Manitoba but apparently his government doesn't see any need for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to see the disaster zone for himself.

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

The Winnipeg Free Press

Dikes holding at Portage Diversion as crest comes

Heavy rains in western Manitoba and Saskatchewan recently have raised the level of the Assiniboine River, causing it to overflow its banks, flooding roads and farmers' fields.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood,

The Globe and Mail

In the Khadr case, politics can't be allowed to trump precedent

Lloyd Axworthy recently retired as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg; he is a former minister of foreign affairs An Alberta court ruling on Tuesday in the case of convicted terrorist Omar Khadr is a reminder of a basic trust that Canadians should expect from their government: To have their rights protected when abroad.

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The Globe and Mail

Why Ontario drivers pay the highest car insurance rates in the country

Nick Dasko bought his first car when he was 22 - a seven-year-old Mazda Protege that cost him $10,000.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Claim Post Resources Inc. Applies for Mineral Exploration Work Permit

The Work Permit is valid for a one year period for exploration work such as line cutting, exploration and geotechnical drilling.

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CBC News

RAW: Tree falls on house on Pritchard Avenue

Winnipeg crews deal with a tree that fell onto a house in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Retiree's live-in lover cramping bachelor style

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I hate waking up beside my girlfriend in the bed. When we are amorous at night I love to be in bed with her, but then I want her to go home.

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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion, Travel

GlobalNews

Winnipeg man dies in Lake of the Woods

Ontario Provincial Police say Christopher Silman, 29, was last seen swimming near a cottage on Bigelow Island at about 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Lake of the Woods, CA, North America, Canada, World News,

The London Free Press

Manitoba drank more Slurpees than other Canadians ... again

The province, for the 15th year running, was declared the Slurpee capital of Canada in a promotion by Slurpee purveyors 7-Eleven.

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Bloomberg

Canada Flooding Kills Canola Crops as Cash Prices Poised to Rise

Blake Duchek's farm in Saskatchewan was pummeled with as much as 11 inches of rain in the span of three days last month, killing crops that were sitting in several inches to a foot of water.

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