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Morning News - April 18

NDP Wants Parliament Debate On Wheat Board Sale

The federal NDP is asking Parliament for an emergency debate
next week on the sale of the Canadian Wheat Board to foreign
companies.

On Wednesday the Harper government announced it was selling a
majority stake in the CWB to G3 Global Grains.

The company is a joint venture of the Canadian wing of the
American agribusiness firm Bunge and Saudi Agriculture and Livestock
Investment Company Canada.

Winnipeg MP Pat Martin says the debate is needed because the
government dismissed a bid that came directly from Canadian farmers.
 
Sexual Assault Conviction In Winnipeg
 
A Winnipeg man has been convicted of repeated sexual assaults
against his young stepdaughter.

The accused, who can't be named to protect the identity of the
now 16-year-old victim, learned his fate following a trial earlier
this year.

The man is to be sentenced on July 13th and remains free on bail
with conditions including having no contact with the victim or any
children under the age of 16.

He is also subject to a curfew.
 
NHL Player From Melville Arrested
 
Jarret Stoll, a centre for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, is
spending the weekend in a Las Vegas jail.

The 32-year-old native of Melville, Saskatchewan was arrested
yesterday for suspected cocaine possession.

Police say he was taken into custody at a pool complex at the
MGM Grand Hotel.

Stoll is an unrestricted free agent after spending the last seven
seasons with the Kings, where he won Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014.

Prior to that, he played five seasons with the Edmonton Oilers.
 
National Pet Adoption Weekend
 
Pet Valu Canada is celebrating National Pet Adoption Weekend this weekend.
 
April is Pet Appreciation Month, and Pet Valu collects money for animals and shelters that need help across Canada.
 
Tracy Johnson - business consultant with Pet Valu - says if you want to help out, just head over to Pet Valu this weekend. 
 
Johnson says here in Dauphin, Pet Valu is supporting the Parkland Humane Society and trying to raise $4000.
 
Nationally, Johnson says they're trying to raise $1.5 million this weekend and to find homes for 2000 animals.
 
Federal Budget Surplus?
 
The federal budget watchdog predicts the budget to be tabled
Tuesday afternoon by Finance Minister Joe Oliver will show a
sizeable surplus.

The parliamentary budget office says the government will post a
surplus of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended on the
first of this month -- a full year ahead of schedule.

And, the office predicts a surplus next year as well.

The last six budgets tabled by the Harper government contained
deficits.
 
Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising
 
Environment Canada says the country's output of greenhouse gas,
which causes global warming, rose 1.5 per cent between 2012 and
2013.

However, it adds per-capita emissions have been declining.
The department says Alberta's emissions in 2013 were more than
Ontario and Quebec combined.

Under the Copenhagen Accord signed six years ago, Canada
committed to reduce its emissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels
by 2020.
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Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:27
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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

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

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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

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Pallister injured while on vacation

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