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Morning News - April 10

Winnipeg Sprinter Wants Death Penalty For Boston Bomber

A Winnipegger who was a block away from the finish line when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon two years ago says she hopes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the death penalty.

Julie Whelen is a veterinarian, and says she would volunteer to kill the 21-year-old college student who was convicted in the attack.

Gerry Nagy of Regina, who also participated in that marathon, says he knows Tsarnaev caused a lot of pain and heartache for people, but he doesn't believe in the death penalty.

Tsarnaev's fate will now be decided by the same jury that convicted him on multiple charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction.

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Hay Trends Could Lead To Expansion In Manitoba
 
The chair of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association says there are some trends in the Canadian forage industry that could have an impact on Manitoba.
 
Doug Wray says sales in hay equipment are increasing in Western Canada, and that could lead to an expansion of hay acres in the province.
 
Wray says the CFGA may see more cross fencing in pastures in 2015 for farmers to increase productivity.
 
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Sentencing Beginning For Via Rail Terror Suspects

Two men convicted of terrorism-related charges face up to life in prison as their sentencing hearing is due to start today in a Toronto court.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty last month of eight of the nine charges they faced.

The case focuses on an alleged plot to derail a passenger train headed from New York to Toronto.

Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Qur'an.

For that reason, he did not take part in the trial, and says he won't participate in the sentencing hearing.

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Clean-Up Continues In Vancouver Area Oil Spill
 
Efforts resume today to clean up an oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay.

Officials say the spill involves about 3,000 litres of a thick tar-like substance that might be bunker fuel or crude oil.

They say about half the spill has been recovered.

Suspicion centres on a new freighter anchored in the bay, although the vessel's captain has issued a denial.

Transport Canada is investigating to determine where the fuel came from.

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Harper To Meet With Castro At Summit 

Prime Minister Harper is looking to speak with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas, which starts today in Panama.

Castro's attendance comes as the US moves towards normal relations and drops its 50-year-old embargo against the Communist island.

Three years ago, Canada and the US were the only counties in the western hemisphere to reject a proposal to invite Cuba to the summit.

Since then, Harper apparently had a change of heart.

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Apple Watching Making Its Debut

The Apple Watch made its debut today with prices starting at $349 US.

It's the tech giant's first new product category since the iPad came out five years ago.

Analysts say it will be interesting to see how well the smartwatch will sell beyond devoted Apple fans.

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Throne Speech For Manitoba Government Today

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Throne Speech For Manitoba Government Today

Manitobans will learn their government's agenda for the coming year in this afternoon's throne speech.

MVSD School Budget Forum Held Last Night

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MVSD School Budget Forum Held Last Night

Mountain View school division held a pre-budget forum last night.

Highway Re-Opens After Closures

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Highway Re-Opens After Closures

The TransCanada Highway between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie has reopened after it was shut down last night.

UPDATE: Power Back On In Mossey River

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UPDATE:  Power Back On In Mossey River

Hydro has been restored to the Mossey River area.