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Morning News - April 24

Date Set For Age Friendly Consultation
An Age-Friendly Dauphin consultation meeting is now set for May 6.
The event, taking place at the Dauphin Senior Centre, was originally scheduled for April 15 but a by-election in The Pas prevented the provincial government from promoting any of its initiatives.
Kim Armstrong, program coordinator at the senior centre, says they're hoping for an excellent cross-section of people.
Armstrong says Age Friendly Manitoba will assess the needs of the community to become more age friendly.
Library Donations Go A Long Way
The director of the Parkland Regional Library says donations go a long way in their world.
Jean-Louis Guillas says the library has received a few thousand dollars in unsolicited donations in the last three years.
According to the library's 2014 annual report, the Dauphin branch was $8,235 in the black, but the regional library had a deficit of just over $37,000.
Guillas says the regional library has been drawing on some reserve funds in the last few years.
He said that doesn't affect anything at this point but it can't continue indefinitely.

Harper Pumps Up Manitoba Tories

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spending a second full day in the Manitoba capital today.

He gave a campaign-style speech to more than 300 Conservative party members in Winnipeg last night.

Harper told the crowd his government is cutting taxes, preserving programs and fighting international terrorism.

The Conservatives hold most of the federal seats in Manitoba, but a few high-profile members are not running for re-election, including Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.


Saskatchewan Killer Had Mental Health Issues

The family of a Saskatchewan man who killed his girlfriend and her three children before taking his own life says he struggled with mental health issues.

But they say Steven O'Shaughnessy had no history of violence and they will likely never know why the senseless act occurred.

The bodies of 27-year-old Latasha Gosling, and her children Jenika, who was eight, Landen, 7, and Janayah, 4, were found early Wednesday in their mobile home in Tisdale, Sask.

RCMP have said the killer took a six-month-old baby from the trailer and drove to a home in Prince Albert, where he committed suicide but left the baby unharmed.


New Projects For Beef Research Council

The Beef Cattle Research Council is conducting two new projects.

Studying the environmental footprint of Canadian beef production will be led by researchers at the Lethbridge Research Centre in southern Alberta.

The project will examine changes between 1980 and now in terms of amount and types of feed, land and water needed to produce one kilogram of beef.

The other project will look at the environmental, economic and social impact of the beef industry today and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.


Armenian Genocide Anniversary

Solemn ceremonies were held today in the Armenian capital of Yerevan marking the 100th anniversary of the massacre of one and-a-half million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Among the dignitaries on hand was French President Francois Hollande while Canada was represented by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.

The Canadian government and many historians call it a genocide, although Turkey -- the successor to the Ottoman Empire -- flatly rejects that term.

Turkey claims the toll has been inflated, and those killed were the victims of civil war and unrest.

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Highway Closures In The Interlake Region

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:49
Highway Closures In The Interlake Region

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.