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First Nations in Manitoba file lawsuit against Canada over 25-year-old land agreement

WINNIPEG — First Nations in Manitoba are suing the federal government for what they say is a failure to live up to a 25-year-old land debt agreement.
'Forward together:' Manitoba Métis graphic designer creates logo for papal visit

'Forward together:' Manitoba Métis graphic designer creates logo for papal visit

WINNIPEG — Shaun Vincent points to his computer monitor at soaring eagles, salmon and a caribou herd that appear as if they are moving together in a brilliant blue circle.
Facility able to manufacture millions of COVID-19 vaccines opens in Saskatoon

Facility able to manufacture millions of COVID-19 vaccines opens in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — A centre that can develop up to 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines a year has opened in Saskatoon, and officials say it may soon export vaccines throughout North America and Europe.

Saskatchewan's new NDP leader embarking on provincewide tour

REGINA — Saskatchewan's newly elected NDP Opposition leader says she is embarking on a three-week tour of the province with her caucus. Carla Beck says she is prepared to run the tires off her car in order to visit every corner of Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan NDP makes history by electing Carla Beck, its first female leader

Saskatchewan NDP makes history by electing Carla Beck, its first female leader

REGINA — Saskatchewan's NDP has chosen Carla Beck to be its new leader, making her the first woman to lead the party in 90 years.
Blue Bombers stay unbeaten with 26-12 win over Tiger-Cats

Blue Bombers stay unbeaten with 26-12 win over Tiger-Cats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie Jefferson was understated about his fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown Friday.

Woman dozes off on train tracks, escapes injury as train screeches to halt

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A Prince Albert, Sask., woman has narrowly escaped serious injury after falling asleep between a set of train tracks.
Manitoba's governing Tories see slight drop in donations as NDP finances improve

Manitoba's governing Tories see slight drop in donations as NDP finances improve

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's governing Progressive Conservatives have lost some of their financial edge over the Opposition New Democrats. New figures filed with Elections Manitoba show the Tories took in a little over $1.
Winnipeg man convicted after long-term human trafficking investigation

Winnipeg man convicted after long-term human trafficking investigation

WINNIPEG — Police say a man sentenced to three years behind bars is the most substantial conviction from a human trafficking investigation of this type in Manitoba.
Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

REGINA — Saskatchewan will soon be reporting COVID-19 data once a month, shifting away from its current weekly report. The government says it is moving toward a monthly schedule as the rate of COVID-19 infection falls.