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Search Continues for Missing Manitoba Toddler

This will be the fourth day of a desperate search for a missing toddler in a rural area of southern Manitoba.

Two-year-old Chase Martens vanished Tuesday evening while playing outside his parents' house near Austin, west of Portage.

The Mounties have expanded the search area to a four-kilometre radius around the house.

Yesterday, police brought in drones to help the searchers, who number in the hundreds.
Manitoba NDP Vow to Bring Newcomer Families Together
Manitoba's N-D-P are promising to restore funding to a program for newcomer families if the party is re-elected next month.

The family reunification stream was slashed in 2012 when the former federal Conservative government cancelled its shared settlement services agreement with the provinces.

Premier Greg Selinger says he believes it's time to bring it back.

Selinger says the federal government is ultimately the gatekeeper when it comes to immigration, but he says he's confident they'll be able to negotiate with the new Liberal government.
Winnipegosis Makes Progress Towards New Playground
Winnipegosis is one step closer to getting a playground.
An evening of laughs, fun, and great entertainment on Wednesday saw $1039.45 raised for the Winnipegosis Playground Project.
Winnipegosis Playground Committiee member Alex Lytwyn says more events in support of a new playground will be coming up in the near future.
Muslims Unite Against Terrorism in Belgium
Muslims in Belgium are vowing to fight terrorism following Tuesday's bombings that killed 31 people and injured 270.

The Imam at Brussels's grand mosque says the facility will launch a program against radicalization.

He says the goal is to send a message that the suicide attackers committed what he calls "barbaric crimes'' that have nothing to do with Islam.

Police continue to look for a suspect who was captured on surveillance video at the Brussels airport.
10 Year Old Plays With Winnipeg Jets
A 10-year-old Calgary boy was granted an unusual wish -- he got to be on the team roster of the Winnipeg Jets thanks to Make a Wish Southern Alberta.

Connolly Gamble had to sit out this season due to brain surgery in the fall, but was recently given the green light to play again.

Gamble was given the chance to take part in a practice and even got the chance to score on net. He was also allowed to play and spend time with Adam Lowry.

Gamble says he's been a fan of Lowry's since he played with the Swift Current Broncos.

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