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Saturday, 04 April 2015 07:29

Morning News - April 4

Cabinet Ministers Call It Quits

A source in the Prime Minister's Office says there are no immediate plans for a cabinet shuffle.

International Development Minister Christian Paradis and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover picked Good Friday to announce they won't be seeking re-election this year.

They'll hang on to their jobs for now.

Paradis calls it a personal decision to give up his Quebec seat, while Glover says she plans to return to her career as a police officer in Winnipeg.

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Saskatchewan Man Killed In Southern Manitoba Collision

RCMP have no explanation yet for a collision that killed a Saskatchewan man near Brandon yesterday.
 
Officers were called to a two vehicle crash near the town of Deleau Friday afternoon, where a westbound car had collided head-on with an eastbound SUV.
 
The 52-year-old driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
The male driver and a female front seat passenger of the SUV were both transported to hospital with injuries.
 
Four children in the back seat of the SUV were not injured.
 
Police say road conditions were normal, alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and all occupants of both vehicles appear to have been wearing seatbelts.
 
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More Bad Chicken
 
There's another recall involving chicken products over listeria concerns, this time affecting salads sold at Sobey's and IGA stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the in-store prepared salads should not be eaten, and they include products with best-before dates up to and including April 5th.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the products.

Costco Canada has already recalled Kirkland Signature brand roasted chicken salad across Canada, while Lilydale has recalled cooked chicken breasts and cooked turkey breasts.

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State Of Emergency Declared In Nunavut Community

Additional emergency power generators are being flown from the Northwest Territories to Nunavut help relieve the strain in a Baffin Island community.

The Hamlet of Pangnirtung declared a local state of emergency after a fire disabled the community's power plant on Thursday.

A news release from the Nunavut Emergency Management agency says the Qulliq Energy Corporation has been trying to rotate power to customers every four hours with backup generators.

Warming shelters have been set up at schools and 14 patients have been transported to Iqaluit for continuing care.

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CWB Ship Runs Aground

The first ship of the season to travel up the St. Lawrence Seaway has run aground southwest of Montreal.

The Transportation Safety Board says the Canadian bulk carrier CWB Marquis went aground after hitting a large ice floe.

There are no reports of injuries and it's not yet known whether the ship was damaged.

The St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened for the season on Thursday -- about a week later than usual because of heavy ice in the Great Lakes.

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Kenyan Student Hid For Two Days

Authorities in Kenya say a young woman has been found hiding in a cupboard at the university where extremists killed 148 people two days ago.

The 19-year-old student is being checked over in hospital.

Officials say she didn't believe that rescuers were there to help, suspecting at first that they were the terrorists.

Relatives of victims of Thursday's massacre have been lining up at a morgue in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where many of the bodies have been taken.

Grieving family members are being assisted by Red Cross staff.

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Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:27
Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Reports are saying that a westbound semi hit the Portage overpass on the Trans Canada highway this evening.

Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

Friday, 17 November 2017 16:06
Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

A 73 year old man from St. Claude, which is south of Portage, rolled his truck this morning.

"Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" helping those in need

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:52

Those in need of warm clothing can find what they need at the “Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" event.

Pallister injured while on vacation

Friday, 17 November 2017 11:01
Pallister injured while on vacation

The Premier was hospitalised overnight in New Mexico after suffering a broken arm and other cuts and bruises.