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Morning News - April 25

Michaleski Wins Dauphin PC Nomination

The provincial Progressive Conservative candidate for Dauphin is decided.
 
Brad Michaleski won a nomination vote last night, beating out Dwayne Sydor and Jim MacMillan.
 
Michaleski says now that he's secured the spot, he's going to be doing what he's been doing for the last two months, which is going out and meeting and listening and talking to people.
 
"Just helping build the community and build the confidence that the NDP seem to have taken away."
 
The next provincial election is slated for April of next year.
 
No Balanced Budget For Province This Year
 
Manitoba's NDP government is pushing back its balanced budget
target for a second time.

Finance Minister Greg Dewar says finances remain tight, so the
new target is now the 2017-18 fiscal year, one year later than
planned.

The NDP has been running deficits since 2009, and promised to be
back in the black by 2014.

But that was pushed back two years ago.

Dewar says more details about how the red ink will stop will be
outlined in next Thursday's provincial budget.
 
Verdict In Death Of Winnipeg Woman
 
A jury has found Treyvonne Willis guilty of first-degree murder
in the stabbing death of a Winnipeg woman.

Kaila Tran was 26 when she was killed outside her apartment
building in 2012.

She was stabbed more than two dozen times in the head and neck.

At one point in the trial the jury was shown a video of
22-year-old Willis confessing to police about the crime.
 
Harper Speech In Winnipeg
 
Prime Minister Harper spoke last night in Winnipeg to a
non-profit group that fights the sexual exploitation of children.

But almost a-third of his speech was devoted to the battle
against terrorism.

Harper told his audience that terrorism over the past year,
including last fall's deadly attack on Parliament Hill, is more than
just "random deeds by a few disturbed individuals.''
 
Earthquake In Nepal
 
A powerful earthquake has killed at least 71 people in Nepal.

The violent shaking collapsed houses in the capital of Kathmandu
and levelled centuries-old temples.

Dozens of injured have been taken to the city's main hospital.

It's the strongest quake to hit the poor South Asian nation in
over 80 years.

It triggered avalanches in the Himalayas and was also felt in
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Tibet.
 
Bruce Jenner Interview
 
Former Olympic champ Bruce Jenner says "for all intents and
purposes,'' he is a woman.

In an ABC TV interview that aired last night, Jenner revealed
that he had gender reassignment therapy in the 1980s, but said he
hasn't decided if he'll undergo sexual reassignment surgery.

Jenner first gained international fame in 1976 when he won the
gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics.

But now he's best known for his appearances on the reality TV
show about the Kardashian family.
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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

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Pallister injured while on vacation

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