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Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:36

Morning News - Mar 29

Dauphin Fire Department Called To Smoke-Filled Home

The Dauphin Fire Department says unattended cooking is the reason they were called to a home in the southwest area of the city today.

A post on the DFD Facebook page says the fire department was called to a "home full of smoke" at 6:20 this morning.

The sole occupant of the home was able to escape and was not injured.

The post says the home had no smoke alarms.


Military Truck Crashes On Icy Road

A Canadian Forces captain was hospitalized with a back injury after the military truck he was in lost control on an icy Manitoba highway and smashed into a bridge guardrail.

Major Mike Legace says the truck was part of a convoy of military vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg on Friday night that were carrying reserve soldiers to CFB Shilo for weekend training.

Legace says the crash happened when the truck, which was carrying one other soldier, hit black ice on the bridge that crosses the La Salle River.

RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel says one of the truck's wheels extended over the edge of the bridge but the vehicle was not in danger of falling off.

Legace says a military bus that was a few minutes behind the truck spotted the crash and helped the two soldiers.

Legace says the captain was taken to hospital in Portage la Prairie and later transferred to Winnipeg, while the other soldier has been treated and released.


Future Shop Closed

Retail analysts say it's not going to be easy for 1,500 former employees of Future Shop to find new jobs.

Maureen Atkinson of the J-C Williams Group points out they will be competing for work with former Target employees.

Future Shop stores across the country were boarded up yesterday morning, with owner Best Buy announcing it plans to permanently close 66 of them and convert 65 others into Best Buy stores.


New Party In Manitoba

A new political party in Manitoba wants to disband government-run schools, scrap smoking bylaws, and get rid of seatbelt laws.

The Reality Party of Manitoba also wants to eliminate the provincial sales taxes, provincial income tax and payroll tax.

Leader Francis Trueman, a contractor for 50 years, ran in the 1995 provincial election for the now-defunct Manitoba Libertarian Party.

The Reality Party won't run in the 2016 provincial election, but has its sights set on 2020.


Palm Sunday

Tens of thousands of Catholics held olive branches as they attended Palm Sunday mass in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis kept with the simple tone of his two-year-old papacy, leaning on a plain wooden pastoral staff instead of a traditionally more ornate one as he stood under a red canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pilgrims also gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, waving palm fronds.

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