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Two Manitoba First Nations search former residential school sites, find anomalies

WINNIPEG — Chiefs from two First Nations in Manitoba say their communities are still looking for answers after finding possible graves using ground-penetrating radar at the sites of former residential schools that were run by the Roman Catholic Churc
Liegghio hits late field goal to lift Blue Bombers to 19-17 win over Redblacks

Liegghio hits late field goal to lift Blue Bombers to 19-17 win over Redblacks

WINNIPEG — One moment Dru Brown was feeling concerned, the next he was excited for the opportunity to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to victory on Friday.
Saskatchewan's top doctor given honorary degree from University of Regina

Saskatchewan's top doctor given honorary degree from University of Regina

REGINA — Dr. Saqib Shahab has always looked up to people who have been recognized with honorary degrees, but he never thought he'd be in the same league.
Crown appeals judge's decision to acquit former Regina doctor of sexual assault

Crown appeals judge's decision to acquit former Regina doctor of sexual assault

REGINA — The Crown is appealing a judge’s decision to acquit a former Regina doctor on seven counts of sexual assault.

McCafe wildfire forces evacuation of northern Saskatchewan community

STANLEY MISSION — Residents of a northern Saskatchewan community have been forced to leave because of a growing wildfire.
Going deep: Riders confident offensive explosiveness will return this season

Going deep: Riders confident offensive explosiveness will return this season

REGINA — One of the recurring narratives last season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders was their inability to successfully throw the ball deep, with the spotlight falling on quarterback Cody Fajardo.
Pride organizers ban Manitoba premier, say she ducked out of parade

Pride organizers ban Manitoba premier, say she ducked out of parade

WINNIPEG — Organizers have banned Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson from future Pride events after she bowed out of an annual parade in Winnipeg.
Taxes potentially uncollected: Saskatchewan years behind on potash, oil audits

Taxes potentially uncollected: Saskatchewan years behind on potash, oil audits

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources is years behind on auditing potash, oil and uranium companies, potentially leaving millions of dollars in royalties and taxes uncollected, says the provincial auditor.

Manitoba premier promotes backbencher Greg Nesbitt to cabinet to fill vacancy

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has promoted a backbencher to cabinet. Greg Nesbitt, who represents the Riding Mountain constituency, is the province's new minister of natural resources and northern development.
Nutrien to accelerate ramp-up of annual potash production capacity

Nutrien to accelerate ramp-up of annual potash production capacity

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it is accelerating the ramp-up of its annual potash production capacity due to the uncertainty of supply from eastern Europe.