Manitoba Beef Producers welcome new provincial grazing program on Crown lands

Manitoba cattle farmers are over the ‘mooooon’ about an announcement by the province allowing cattle to temporarily graze on some provincial Crown land.The Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program will allow cattle producers to use certain Crown land that isn’t normally accessible.The announcement was welcomed by the Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) organization.READ MORE: Supersized steer in Steinbach a big attraction at Kismet Creek FarmStory continues below“The dry conditions of the past couple of years have created challenging conditions for beef producers in terms of the amount of grazing days available on…

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Pallister has ‘no plans to call an immediate election’

June 4 2019 7:04pm Premier Brian Pallister says he has no plans to call an election for at least several weeks. ‘ }); } 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 !!! ‘); //…

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Pallister to address media Tuesday morning, fueling election speculation

The Manitoba legislature is breaking for the summer and Premier Brian Pallister will speak to the media at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Manitoba Legislative Building.The premier’s appearance comes amid speculation an early election is looming – boosted by Pallister paying tribute Monday to MLAs who will not be running again.READ MORE: Premier signals early election again as Manitoba legislature set to break for summerThe news conference will be live streamed on Global News and 680 CJOB. Watch this page for more details.Get daily local headlines and alertsView original article…

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Independent grocer faces $10,000 fine for opening Winnipeg store on Good Friday

A man who owns a chain of independent grocery stores in Winnipeg says he was fined $10,000 for opening one of his stores on Good Friday.Munther Zeid, who owns several Food Fare locations in the city, was handed the ticket on Tuesday by a pair of Winnipeg police officers in his store, he said. Provincial law forbids most stores from opening on statutory holidays.Story continues below“Its very unfair,” he said. “It’s a stat holiday, a general holiday, and yet this morning I looked on the website after getting the ticket,…

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Second round of rural Manitoba cannabis stores selected by random draw

Several new pot stores will spring up in rural Manitoba after the second round of selections by the Province.Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade did a random draw of stores that had expressed interest in being a cannabis store in their community in 2018.READ MORE: Manitoba marijuana users say ‘astronomical’ price of legal weed is a deterrentThose new stores include:Altona:– Selected retailer:  Westleaf Inc.– Standby retailer:  10022915 ManitobaFlin Flon:– Selected retailer:  10552763 Canada Corporation (Garden Variety)– Standby retailer:  Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.Lac du Bonnet:– Selected retailer:  The Viscount Gort Motor Hotel…

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WSO frustrated by province’s lack of support for repairs to shell

A lack of provincial funding for updates to the Centennial Concert Hall has the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) playing a frustrated tune.WSO executive director Trudy Schroeder told 680 CJOB Tuesday morning that the concert hall is in dire need of repairs to its shell – an integral piece of equipment to make the symphony sound its best.“The shell is a piece of equipment that’s built into the concert hall. It’s sort of like a seashell that surrounds the orchestra when it’s on that big stage,” Schroeder said.Story continues below“When you…

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‘Crime doesn’t pay’: criminal property forfeiture fund provides $130K to Brandon Police

The province is funding the Brandon Police Service to the tune of more than $130,000 drawn from Manitoba Justice’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday.The investment includes more than $86,000 for a drone, $20,000 for night-vision goggles, $18,000 for gas masks, and $8,000 for the youth cadet program.Story continues below“These significant investments will enhance public safety in Brandon and the surrounding regions by equipping police with the tools they need to stay safe and do their jobs more effectively,” said Cullen.“These tools will help to save…

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Highway 75 staying open for now, says province

Global NewsFlood-watchers take note:  Highway 75 at Morris will remain open – for now.The province said Thursday that based on updated information on the Red River’s water levels from the U.S., the highway will remain open as long as possible.READ MORE: Manitoba municipality suddenly at high risk for floodingHowever, the highway may require closing north of Morris next week.An earthen ramp is being built at the north side of Morris over the weekend.1/2 Water levels on the Red River have been adjusted based on updated information from U.S. The lanes…

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Elections Manitoba launches online voter registration

Elections Manitoba is making it easier for voters to participate in the next provincial election.Starting this year, Manitoba is offering online registration.READ MORE: Manitoba opposition parties say budget could lead to snap electionAll people have to do is enter their name, date of birth and address to register. Voters can also check to see if they’re already registered and update their information.If someone’s record is not found, or if they would like to update information, they will be prompted to enter their driver’s license number or upload two pieces of…

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Pallister produces proof of Costa Rica tax payment

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has produced evidence that he has now paid a luxury tax he owed on his vacation home in Costa Rica.The move comes one year after the premier faced questions about whether he had ducked the tax, and eight months after he admitted he owed money.Pallister showed The Canadian Press this week a document from a treasury department worker in the Costa Rica province where his vacation home is located.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Pallister criticized after posting Winnipeg snow pictures on social media – while…

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