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Monday, 30 March 2015 05:32

Morning News - Mar 30

Former Winnipeg Theatre Manager Arrested At Border

A former manager and artistic director of a Winnipeg theatre
company who was wanted for fraud has been arrested at the border
crossing in Emerson, Manitoba.

Police allege 48-year-old Michael Howard Nathanson embezzled over
$85,000 as Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's general manager.

Police allege the thefts were detected in early 2014 and
Nathanson fled to Texas, but they say he was arrested Saturday while
trying to return to Canada.

Nathanson has been charged with theft over $5000 and
forgery.
 
Water Management Talks Between Saskatchewan And Manitoba
 
An official with a Saskatchewan farm association has told a
Manitoba agricultural water management group that her province is
often views as drowning Manitobans.

Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association administrator Char
Slager says members of her group attended the newly-formed Manitoba
Agricultural Water Management Association meeting last week to show
that they are committed to working together.

Slager told producers that it's important to have a consistent
message when approaching government, and to offer solutions along
with complaints.

Chris Unrau, president of the Manitoba group, says the
Saskatchewan association is a great model to follow.
 
Investigation Begins On Halifax Plane Crash
 
The Transportation Safety Board says a full slate of 12 to 15
investigators will be on scene this morning, probing the crash
landing of an Air Canada Airbus at Halifax's international airport.

Their focus will be recovering wreckage and surveying the crash
site.

The Air Canada flight from Toronto came down 335 metres short of
the runway, struck an antenna array shearing off its nose and
landing gear.

It then slid down the runway on its belly for about 300 metres.

All 138 passengers and crew aboard the plane survived, but about
two dozen suffered mainly minor injuries.
 
More Details From Germanwings Flight
 
A German newspaper is reporting that in the cockpit recording of
the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last Tuesday, the pilot
can be heard shouting to the co-pilot ``for God's sake open the
door.''

Bild says the locked-out pilot was trying to break open the
cockpit door when the plane crashed into the French Alps.

French authorities won't comment on the Bild report.

Meanwhile, Australia today became the latest country to order
that during flights more than one person be in the cockpits of
larger airliners at all times.
 
Future Shop Closing Reaction
 
Retail analysts say this weekend's closure of Canada's Future
Shop chain shows that retailers specializing in electronics must
adjust to online competition.

Analyst Maureen Atkinson says more than a third of electronics
purchases are now made online.

She says American retail giant Best Buy believed when it bought
Future Shop in 2001 that running two banners would generate more
revenue -- but that was before the effect of online shopping took
hold.
 
Winnipeg's Oldest A&W Closes Down
 
THE oldest A&W in Winnipeg, and possibly one of the oldest in
Canada, has served its last burger.

Dozens of people showed up for a send-off over the weekend at the
Portage Avenue location, which opened in 1956.

They included five couples who met their spouses in the 1980s
while working in the restaurant.

The A&W will reopen April 9th in a new location a block away.
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Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.