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Located in the remote northern region of the province, Churchill, with a population of 900, relies on the railroad for essential supplies and passenger transport, as there is no road over the expanses of permafrost to the town. In the month since the ...
Manitoba RCMP closed two highways due to two serious collisions outside the city on Sunday.

In February, Banfield returned to Winnipeg, where her mother and brother live, to shoot a short documentary on her family's history.
For one Muslim couple in Winnipeg, celebrating Eid to mark the end of Ramadan will be bittersweet.
... St-Jean-Baptiste Day in a unique way. Saturday's Constellation Francophone event will see more than 400 artists in six Canadian cities connect in person and online to celebrate the French-Canadian holiday. "It's about just showing ourselves as the ...
Manitoba Hydro restored the power at 6:13 p.m., by which time 2.69 megalitres of diluted, untreated sewage wound up in the Red River, the city said. That volume is slightly more than the volume of water it takes to fill a full-size Olympic swimming ...

Beaver numbers in Manitoba's Interlake have some farmers worried the pudgy creature will continue taking bites out of their bottom line unless the province does more to control the population.
The northern Manitoba town of Churchill is in a "crisis" and its people are "being held hostage" by a rail company that won't repair flood damage to tracks that bring in critical supplies, says the town's mayor. "When you have depended on a rail line ...
Former Winnipeg mayor Susan Thompson now has a permanent place at city hall. Winnipeg renamed its administration building Thursday morning after Thompson, who served as mayor from 1992 to 1998 and remains the only woman to hold the city's ...
The subarctic community on the shore of Hudson Bay lost its only land link to the outside world last month when rail service was cut off after flooding washed away a lot of rail bed along a 280-kilometre section of track leading to the town. One key ...
The celebration comes precisely seven years to the day since Manitoba gave royal assent and declared Newdale Clay Loam its provincial soil on June 17, 2010.
A change to the way Manitoba's government funds communities to larvicide for West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes has left some communities to come up with the cash on their own.
An image of a dilapidated house in a remote northern village has earned a Manitoba teen a nationwide award and a spot in an exhibition at the Canadian Museum for human rights.
The Winnipeg city councillor who represents the garden City area said she is optimistic about retail there, despite the upcoming closure of the large Sears Outlet store.
The City of Winnipeg has approved a new labour deal with nearly 2,000 police employees during a chaotic day at city hall that required members of council to attend four separate meetings.
about 275 kilometres south of the northern Manitoba town of Churchill. Green says in 2004 he posted a query online: "Has anybody ever been to Churchill?
A shortage of border patrol officers in the United States means some parts of North Dakota's border with Manitoba and Saskatchewan aren't being patrolled as often and that has sparked concern in Canada.

tennis courts in Winnipeg have received a lot of love over the past five years, ever since the city was taken to task for the dilapidated condition of its outdoor surfaces.
The Manitoba community, 110 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg at the western boundary of Whiteshell Provincial Park, is home to about 1,500 people but Mayor Blair Skinner said that doesn't mean it can't relate to much larger cities like, say, Wenzhou ...
The reeve of the Manitoba town that's been the backdoor to Canada for asylum seekers entering Canada from the U.S. wonders if the recent discovery of the body of a Ghanaian woman has scared refugee claimants from making the trek across the border.
The June 13 byelection in Point Douglas delivered an 11th consecutive election victory for the Manitoba NDP in the inner-city Winnipeg constituency. But while rookie candidate Bernadette Smith secured the victory, an unusually strong Liberal surge made ...
Manitoba Marathon Runners take off from starting line at the Manitoba Marathon in this 2012 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.
Angela Heck, her husband and their two children, ages 12 and 10, were looking forward to a special adventure, taking the train to be in the northern Manitoba town for Canada Day. "It was going to be the start of our big Canada 150 adventure," Heck said.
Already infamous for its insects, Winnipeg is experiencing an arboreal infestation entomologists say they haven't seen in decades: three different species of caterpillars crawling about the city's treetops at once. Elm spanworms are infesting the inner ...
Residents and campers in the western Manitoba town of Birtle have been dealing with some guests the last two weeks that have been getting a little too close for comfort.
Killarney-Turtle Mountain would like to see the Association of Manitoba municipalities form a non-cities caucus to lobby for rural issues.
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:01 PM - The mayor of Churchill, Man., is calling for federal assistance after unprecedented flooding caused the Hudson Bay Railway to shut down.
Winnipeg's mayor wants to make sure there are no financial ripples when city councillors choose to tipple. Brian Bowman brought a motion to Wednesday's executive policy committee meeting that would make alcohol an ineligible expense for members of city ...
The season of roadwork is well underway in Winnipeg but a new online tool should make it easier to navigate the network of construction projects.
The mayor of Churchill says next spring is too long to wait for train traffic to resume on the Hudson Bay Railway line. "I don't even want to go there," said Mayor Michael Spence Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 204-444-3847 or Manitoba crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
The City of Winnipeg has reached a tentative deal with its largest union, likely averting a summer strike by more than 5,000 workers.
Russ Wyatt (Transcona) said Monday he has asked Winnipeg chief financial officer Mike Ruta how much money the city would save in terms of salaries if the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 were to go on strike at the height of the summer, ...
Pallister said he realizes that municipal officials face "difficult decisions" in the months ahead, but Manitoba has no choice but to get its finances under control, otherwise the province will face future credit downgrades that will drive up borrowing ...
The Canadian Press reported on Friday that the only ground transportation to the town in northern Manitoba has been suspended indefinitely and is not expected to resume until winter.
It could cost your life," said the 39-year-old. "I've seen stories of people who have lost their body parts - recently, the lady who died.
Next week, Manitoba's premier will be strapping on a bike helmet and riding out to the Peguis First Nation. Brian Pallister's three-day journey from Selkirk to the First Nation begins June 16, and is intended to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ...
CHURCHILL, Man. - The only ground transportation to Churchill in northern Manitoba has been suspended indefinitely and is not expected to resume until winter.
The City of Winnipeg may rename the West End Library after former councillor Harvey Smith. The longtime West End resident, who died in March, spent 22 years as a city councillor. Council's protection, community services and parks committee will ...
As more southern Manitoba communities cut back on water consumption due to dry weather and record-breaking heat, residents in one community are being warned to expect more minerals and a strong odour when they turn on the taps.
Something's fishy with the Goldeyes. The Winnipeg baseball team had to postpone their Thursday game in Iowa against the Sioux City explorers due to "team-wide illness," the team's website says. Goldeyes ask city to extend $1-a-year lease for Shaw Park.
Winnipeggers are being asked to help decide what happens with the Alexander Docks site. There are public consultations at The Forks Thursday and Saturday as part of a City of Winnipeg initiative to revitalize the waterfront area. The area has a rich ...
The owner of a dog that sent a young girl to hospital and attacked another person is fighting the city's decision to declare his pet "exceptionally dangerous" and have it put down.
More cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) have been confirmed in Manitoba, despite increasingly strenuous calls for producers to ramp up biosecurity.
CHURCHILL, Man. - A flooded rail line is continuing to raise concerns in the northern Manitoba community of Churchill where the spring tourist season is about to begin.
The city of Winkler has asked its residents to co-operate with the request by only watering their lawns and gardens every second day.
The City of Winnipeg's largest union has voted to give its leaders a strike mandate. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500, which represents more than 5,000 city workers, voted 85 per cent to reject a city contract offer that ...
Manitoba's RCMP and Winnipeg's police have dissolved two out of six of their joint units and have reassigned the officers to other duties in the wake of flat provincial funding for the City of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg police Service and RCMP D Division ...
Officers eventually found the bear up a tree on James Street. They were able to keep the bear in the tree until conservation officers arrived.
Winnipeg's latest offer to members of the city's largest union includes a wage freeze and slow growth in pay after that, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 president says.


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