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Manitoba expands evacuation and closures in provincial park due to flooding

Manitoba expands evacuation and closures in provincial park due to flooding

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is expanding a mandatory evacuation and closure area in Whiteshell Provincial Park in the province's east due to flooding.

T-Birds, ICE earn splits in WHL playoffs

WINNIPEG — Mikey Milne wasted no time turning heartbreak into extra hustle on Saturday, scoring three goals and leading his Winnipeg ICE to a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Winnipeg police find bodies of eight dogs inside vacant home's freezer

WINNIPEG — Police in Manitoba say they have found the remains of eight dogs inside a freezer in a vacant home.

Edmonton Oil Kings bury Winnipeg Ice 5-4 in overtime to take Game 1

WINNIPEG — Tyler Horstmann scored the game-winner just 1:07 into overtime as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Winnipeg Ice 5-4 Friday to take Game 1 of their WHL Eastern Conference final series.

Manitoba declares state of local emergency in Whiteshell Provincial Park

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has declared a state of local emergency in Whiteshell Provincial Park due to flooding.
More Manitobans eligible for second COVID-19 booster shot, province says

More Manitobans eligible for second COVID-19 booster shot, province says

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government expanded eligibility for second COVID-19 booster shots Friday as pandemic hospitalization numbers continued to slowly drop. Indigenous people ages 30 and up and others 50 and older can now get a second booster.

NFI Group closing factory in Pembina, N.D., as part of cost-cutting plan

WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc. says it is closing a factory in Pembina, N.D., later this year as part of a new cost-cutting plan. The company says the Motor Coach Industries manufacturing facility is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.
'Horrifically, grisly scene': Remains of woman found near Winnipeg apartment block

'Horrifically, grisly scene': Remains of woman found near Winnipeg apartment block

WINNIPEG — The name Rebecca Contois reverberated down a back lane Thursday night, days after her partial remains were found there. Dozens of people raised fists in the air and said the young Indigenous woman's name out loud four times. "We love you.
Court rules Manitoba's move on federal child welfare allowance violated charter

Court rules Manitoba's move on federal child welfare allowance violated charter

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government violated the rights of Indigenous children in care by clawing back hundreds of millions of dollars in federal payments, a judge has ruled.
Ryan Meili stepping down as MLA after resigning as Saskatchewan NDP leader

Ryan Meili stepping down as MLA after resigning as Saskatchewan NDP leader

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he is resigning as the member of the legislature for Saskatoon Meewasin. He says his last day will be July 1.