Morning News - April 27
The aftershocks keep coming in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal.
There have been more than 100 aftershocks so far, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach vulnerable mountain villages at the epicentre of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
Landslides are hindering access and experts say that often in cases like this, entire villages can be swallowed by falling rock.
Food, water and power remain scarce -- and the confirmed death toll has now topped 3,700, with more than 6,500 people injured.
Police in Winnipeg are asking everyone in the city to pay special attention to make sure the homeless are safe.
Police say the bodies of two men who both lived off the streets were found on Saturday behind buildings in the downtown area.
Sgt. John O'Donovan says similarities between the two deaths makes police believe the cases are related.
O'Donovan says investigators have been reviewing a lot of surveillance video for clues, and that businesses have been helpful providing it.
Pork Producers Can Build New Barns Again
Manitoba Pork says it has reached an agreement with the provincial government to allow the industry to build and expand pig barns again.
In 2011, the provincial government enacted a provincewide ban on new hog-barn developments unless they're equipped with an anaerobic digestion system to treat the manure.
In addition to the current laws, Manitoba Pork says new barns will have to meet rigorous new environmental requirements.
A booklet on how to navigate through the approval process, called ``Starting or Expanding a Pig Farm in Manitoba,'' is posted on Manitoba Pork's website.
Saskatchewan Child Dies In ATV Accident
A six-year-old boy has died in an ATV collision in southwest Saskatchewan.
Two children were seriously injured in the accident on Friday southwest of Frontier.
The six-year-old was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital, while a three-year-old was taken by STARS to a hospital in Saskatoon.
Police are investigating the cause of the collision.
Winnipeg Cat Rescue Needs Help
A no kill cat shelter in Winnipeg has put out an emergency call for foster spaces ahead of its impending closure.
Craig Street Cats adoption centre will shut its doors Thursday, leaving nearly 200 cats without a place to go.
Executive director Lynne Scott says their lease is expiring, and they haven't raised enough money for an air makeup unit that's needed for their new space.
Scott says the group is short $30,000 of its minimum fundraising target of $78,000.
A training pilot has died at CFB Shilo close to Brandon.
Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.
Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.
Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.