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Friday, 27 March 2015 06:41

Morning News - March 27

Parkland Doctors Needed!

Prairie Mountain Health is looking at bringing in doctors from neighbouring communities to fill a physician gap in Winnipegosis.

The village's doctor is leaving in mid-April.

Michelle McKay, Director of Medical Services Administration with Prairie Mountain Health, says they can't really ask the Dauphin clinic for help right now because Dauphin has less physicians than it would like.

McKay says they're hopeful, if Dauphin can recruit some new physicians, they will provide some services in Winnipegosis.

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Spring Drop-Off Ends Today

Today is the last day to drop-off materials for the RM of Dauphin's Ag plastic recycling program.

Producers can still pick up bags for recycling at Brendonn Holdings and at Sammy's Farm Supplies.

Collected materials are to be dropped of at Sammy's.

If farmers can't make it for the spring drop-off, the RM will be running the program again this fall in October. 

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Can Manitoba Feed The World?

The owner of Canadian Prairie Garden Purees believes Manitoba can play a big role in feeding the world's growing population.

Kelly Beaulieu says other food producing regions, such as California, are struggling with issues such as drought, lack of energy and contamination.

She says Manitoba is not dealing with any of those issues, and has good cropping ability, irrigated land and the right growing conditions.

She says innovations in technology, such as the aseptic puree process currently used by her company, can help alleviate the problem of food wastage.

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Doomed Flight Brought Down By Co-Pilot

A troubling report has emerged on Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot blamed for Tuesday's jetliner crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps.

A German tabloid says Lubitz had a ``serious depressive episode'' six years ago, and that a medical problem was noted in aviation records.

French officials believe he locked himself in the cockpit and smashed the Germanwings jetliner into a mountain.

Investigators say they've found ``no crucial piece of evidence'' after they searched Lubitz's houses in Duesseldorf and near Frankfurt.

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Numerous Injured In Manhattan Building Fire

A natural gas leak is suspected of causing a fiery explosion that led to the collapse of an apartment building in New York City.

Of the 19 people injured, four remain in critical condition.

Another building suffered major damage.

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Oil Goes Up Again

The price of oil has risen 12 per cent so far this week.

It rose another $2.22 yesterday to close at $51.43 US a barrel.

Traders say unrest in Yemen is fuelling speculation the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted.

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Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

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