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Morning News - April 7

Thompson Mine Back In Operation

A nickel mine in Thompson is expected to be back in full production today after a fire over the weekend.

Thirty-nine miners at the Vale facility had to be temporarily moved to refuge stations after fire broke out Sunday.

The last eight were safely brought back up to the surface yesterday.

Vale says the fire started in a piece of remotely operated machinery 850 metres underground.

There were no injuries.


Assaulted Teen Remains In Coma

Relatives of a teenage girl who was found badly beaten last week in downtown Winnipeg say she is still in a medically induced coma.

They say they're hopeful she will make a full recovery but don't know how long that could take.

Police have charged a boy with aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault.

Both 15-year-olds were under the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services and were being housed in the same downtown hotel.


Manitoba First Nation Adjusts Welfare Policy

A Manitoba First Nation says it will turn parents, not children, out of troubled homes under its new child welfare policy.

The change makes the Misipawistik First Nation the second reserve in the province to enact such a policy.

The first was the Nisichawaysihk Cree Nation in Nelson House, which did it in 2002.

Misipawistik band councillor Heidi Cook says procedures are still being developed to put the policy into practice, adding each decision must be made on a case-by-case basis.

Workers with the local child and family services agency now have the authority to show parents the door and keep the kids in place, rather than moving them to foster homes.


Avian Influenza Detected On Ontario Farm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says H5 avian influenza has been confirmed on a turkey farm in southern Ontario.

The agency says the farm and a neighbouring farm in the Woodstock area have been placed under quarantine to control disease spread, and the industry has been notified to adopt enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures.

Further testing by the agency is underway and results are expected within days.

Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked.


Duffy Trial Starts Today

The Senate expense scandal will be back in the spotlight today as the long-awaited trial of suspended Conservative senator Mike Duffy begins in the nation's capital.

Duffy is facing 31 criminal charges, including bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Scheduled to last more than 40 days, this trial will give Duffy a chance to clear his name.

At the centre of the bribery allegation is Prime Minister Harper's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, who resigned after it was revealed he provided a $90,000 cheque that was used to repay Duffy's ineligible expenses.


Shoppers Warns About Expired Birth Control Meds

Shoppers Drug Mart is urging women in Alberta to check the expiry date on their birth-control medication as it may be expired.

The retailer said it dispensed the expired drug Alesse 21 to about 100 women in Western Canada between March 16 and April 1st.

Shoppers says it has contacted everyone who was given expired product in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba but did not connect with all affected Albertans.

It says human error at its distribution centre in Calgary resulted in incorrect data entry to the inventory system, and then the expired product was shipped to stores.

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Highway Closures In The Interlake Region

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:49

Winter has hit with a vengeance again.

UPDATE: Power Back On In Mossey River

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:39

Hydro has been restored to the Mossey River area.

Peguis man found dead

Monday, 20 November 2017 15:19
Peguis man found dead

A 55 year old man is dead after he went missing on Saturday in Peguis First Nation.

Portage overpass closed

Monday, 20 November 2017 15:08
Portage overpass closed

The overpass just west of Portage is closed for the next few days.