Family donates 418 acres for conservation lands near Riding Mountain

CTV WinnipegPublished Monday, February 18, 2019 9:59AM CSTLast Updated Monday, February 18, 2019 10:34AM CST The Nature Conservatory of Canada announced Monday that nearly 420 acres of land near Riding Mountain National Park will become protected habitat. The land, which was gifted to the conservancy by the Mickelson family, is a diverse 418-acre property consisting of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and a lake, all of which are home to different plants and wildlife. The Mickelson family is setting aside the land as a conservation area in memory of Bob Mickelson to…

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Jets Slumping at Worst Possible Time

One often hears, from NHL players, coaches, and media, about the importance of heading into playoffs on the right foot. Indeed, reaching peak performance at the right time and entering the postseason with confidence are paramount for any team entertaining notions of hosting pro hockey’s top prize. Therefore, it’s not ideal that Winnipeg Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice, over the past few weeks as what’s supposed to be a deep Stanley Cup Run inches ever-closer, has described his team’s play as “horse****,” said “there wouldn’t be a part of our…

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Adopt A Pal: Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue

February 18 2019 10:11am Before The Bridge Senior K9 Rescue joined Global News Morning for the weekly segment, Adopt A Pal where we look to find rescue animals forever homes. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval(…

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Officials unsure how much oil leaked from derailed train near St. Lazare, Man.

Canadian National Railway says it doesn’t yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.The railway said Saturday there was “a partial leak” of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained and none had reached the nearby Assiniboine River.When asked on Sunday about how much oil spilled, and how many of the 37 cars that derailed on Saturday leaked, a CN spokesman said it’s “still being assessed.READ MORE: Oil leak from train in Manitoba…

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Westland Foundation celebrates 25 years

February 18 2019 9:21am The Westland Foundation has been supporting inner-Winnipeg students for 25 years. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if required obj isn’t set…

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Sayisi Dene Elder Joseph Meconse dead at 77

An Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans has died.Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77.Meconse was an Order of Manitoba recipient who championed improving the quality of life for Canadian Aboriginal veterans. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1962 and he was a peacekeeper in Cypress and Germany, and he served in Quebec during the FLQ crisis.Condolences to the family and friends of elder Joseph Meconse. A recipient of the Order of Manitoba and Canadian Forces veteran, who…

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Triathlon raises $10k to support Winnipeg’s homeless

Running, biking, and skating are some of the ways Winnipeggers beat the cold Sunday to help the city’s most vulnerable. 1JustCity held its first ever winter triathlon Sunday at the Forks to raise money for Just a Warm Sleep – an emergency warming centre with room for up to 25 people experiencing homelessness. Winnipeggers competed as a team or on their own to complete a 15-kilometre-long race on the Red River Mutual Trail. Organizers said the day was a huge success – the race raised more than $10,000, exceeding the…

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St. Lazare oil spill contained: CN Rail

CN Rail announced Sunday that an oil spill in western Manitoba has been contained. The derailment happened around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in St. Lazare, near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. CN Rail said nearly 40 cars carrying crude oil went off the tracks. The environmental team is continuing the clean up. CN Rail said several of the cars were leaking, but the oil was contained and hasn’t entered the Assiniboine River. Trains began moving again Sunday around noon. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation. No one was injured. 

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Veteran and Indigenous elder, Joseph Meconse dies at 77

Joseph Meconse, a veteran and prominent Indigenous elder died suddenly Sunday at 77. A decorated war veteran, Meconse spent time overseas working as a peacekeeper. He received the order of Manitoba, and according to his daughter, Renata, he took great pride in that. Meconse was also known as someone who rallied for change. In 2016, a security guard kicked him out of the Portage Place Shopping Centre food court over a now defunct policy. That incident led to the mall putting out a plan to become a more inclusive, welcoming,…

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‘Hero,’ ‘traitor’ or ‘it’s complicated?’ When it comes to Louis Riel, labels matter

Quick! What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you see the name Louis Riel? Hero. Traitor. All of the above. It’s complicated. One hundred and fifty years ago this year, Louis Riel took one small step for the Métis and created one giant, complicated leap for his legacy. Since then, his story has not stopped evolving and the labels we’ve put on him haven’t either. For 14-year-old me, my answer to the Riel question would have definitely been “traitor,” because that’s how his story was taught to me…

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