Famous Manitoba UFO encounter commemorated with coin

Famous Manitoba UFO encounter commemorated with coin One of Canada’s most famous UFO encounters is being commemorated in coin form – and it happened in Manitoba. The Royal Canadian Mint has created a limited edition $20 coin that captures the Falcon Lake incident. “The Royal Canadian Mint is known for having polar bears and maple leaves and beautiful natural settings on coins, but we also do a lot of coins that reflect Canada’s culture. And some of our best Canadian stories are actually supernatural stories,” said Allison Crawford, a spokesperson for…

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Bombers sign import DB Foreman

Bombers sign import DB Foreman Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 60 day free trial. Log in Create your account Your free trial has come to an end. We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription: Thank you for…

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Fire breaks out at North End building for second time in weeks

Fire breaks out at North End building for second time in weeks CTV WinnipegPublished Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:02AM CSTLast Updated Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:03AM CST Winnipeg’s Fire Paramedic Service were on scene fighting a fire at a North End building for the second time in a matter of weeks. Officials said the building in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue is commercial with a residence on top. No one was inside when the blaze broke out. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Crews also responded to…

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Workplace protections sought

Workplace protections sought Manitoba’s auditor general is concerned the government isn’t acting on his recommendations to improve ethical standards for civil servants, leaving whistleblowers in rural municipalities without protection. On Tuesday, opposition politicians also emphasized the need for legislative changes to safeguard rural councillors and staff, following a Free Press report detailing allegations of abuse in various municipalities. In a report sent to Speaker Myrna Driedger last month, auditor general Norman Ricard provided status updates on a bevvy of prior missives from his office. They include Manitoba’s Framework for an…

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Manitoba seeks to increase awareness of sexual violence

Manitoba seeks to increase awareness of sexual violence The Manitoba government is recognizing April as sexual assault awareness month by launching a new online resource aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of sexual violence. The news came from Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires on Tuesday, who said, “As sexual violence continues to dominate our news headlines, it’s clear we still have a long way to go to make this world a more respectful place.” “Sexual Assault Awareness Month aims to raise awareness, spark discussion about consent, encourage allies to…

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Expect slower traffic on McPhillips

Expect slower traffic on McPhillips Traffic will be moving slower in both directions on a stretch of McPhillips Street for the foreseeable future. Between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue, McPhillips Street will see intermittent lane closures in one — or both — directions until later this fall, according to the City of Winnipeg. No specific date has been given for when the lanes are expected to be reopened for good. The lane closures are due to a two-phase project that will focus on sewer rehabilitation and road reconstruction on the…

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Canine makes court appearance

Canine makes court appearance They were both shaking as they arrived at Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday. Darya Omelchenko, who is embroiled in lengthy, messy legal proceedings with a former employer and is facing a contempt charge, took a seat. Her companion sat on her lap. Peanut, her 10-year-old shih tzu, calmed down minutes after the clerk said “you may be seated.” The tiny, docile pooch, wearing a blue harness with “service dog” emblazoned on it, napped and occasionally snored softly as her owner followed the proceedings. It was…

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'I want to use my voice to help others:' Manitoba politician reveals sex assault

'I want to use my voice to help others:' Manitoba politician reveals sex assault WINNIPEG — After decades of silence and frequent self-blame, Manitoba’s minister for the status of women has come forward about being a survivor of sexual assault so she can help others realize there is a way to heal. Rochelle Squires, 47, told The Canadian Press she was raped when she was 13 and felt she couldn’t tell anyone. “In the 34 years since then, every day of my life has been a journey — sometimes a journey towards…

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Trouble in paradise

Trouble in paradise Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s holding company has been flagged for nonpayment of a luxury tax owed on his Costa Rican vacation home for almost a decade, the Free Press has learned. Penalties for failing to pay the Costa Rican national luxury tax, or under-reporting the value of a qualifying property, are as high as 10 times the amount of tax that should have been paid. Costa Rica’s luxury tax on homes, also known as the Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening of Housing Programs, was instituted in 2009…

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New cellphone emergency alert system goes online Friday

New cellphone emergency alert system goes online Friday Manitobans will soon be able to receive emergency alerts via their cellphones. On Friday, compatible wireless devices on LTE networks in Manitoba, like the rest of Canada, will be able to receive messages from the Alert Ready national public alerting system. “This is where society is going. Others are slightly ahead of us on this one,” said Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “It was time for Canada to get going on this and this is now going to be across the country, and good…

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