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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:11

Morning News - April 28

 
Telus Cup Hockey Tournament Great Success
 
The Telus Cup Midget West Regional, which was held in Dauphin earlier this month, is being called a great success.
 
The four team tournament that ended up sending the Regina Pat Canadians to the Telus Cup made $50,000.
 
Allan Truman, Marketing Chair for the event, says the money made will be divided up into a number of hockey programs.
 
Truman attributes a number of things to the tournament's success, but the big ones were sponsorship from around the Parkland, walk up ticket sales and the strength of the Parkland Rangers hockey program this past season.
 
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MVSD Makes Big Profit From Auction
 
The Mountain View School Division netted a large profit from a recent auction of unused items.
 
MVSD says the net proceeds from the April 18 auction totaled $40,500.
 
CEO Donna Davidson says the money raised from the auction will be used for maintenance projects within the division.
 
Secretary Treasurer Bart Michaleski says some of the success from the auction can be credited to it's timing, and favourable weather conditions.
 
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Hog Industry Needs Several Years To Catch-Up
 
The manager for sustainable development with the Manitoba Pork Council says it's good news that hog producers in the province can start to build and expand pig barns again.

The provincial government recently ended a four year moratorium on the hog industry that prevented any new hog-barn developments.

Michael Teillet says along with the announcement was an agreement the industry will have to follow rigorous new environmental standards.

Teillet says he expects with the development ban now over, it will take the hog industry several years to get back up to speed.

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"Hey Drivers, Watch For Those Tractors"

A Manitoba farm group is urging motorists to watch for large seeding equipment on the roads.

Keystone Agricultural Producers says Manitoba farmers will be hitting the fields starting this week in order to seed 4.7 million hectares of crops.

It asks motorists to slow down to determine how fast farm equipment is moving, then follow at a safe distance until it's safe to pass.

The group is also asking farmers to clearly mark their equipment and use appropriate lighting to alert motorists.

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State Of Emergency Declared Over Baltimore Riots

The US National Guard is deploying around Baltimore to help police maintain order after riots broke out amid peaceful protests over the death of Freddie Gray.

Looting, arson and violence erupted hours after the funeral of the 25-year-old black man, who died from a mysterious spinal cord injury while in police custody.

The rioting injured at least 15 police officers, prompting dozens of arrests and a state-of-emergency declaration by the governor of Maryland.

Baltimore's mayor has issued a 10:00 pm curfew beginning tonight.

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Aid Distribution Hindered In Devastated Nepal

Rescue workers and teams delivering aid are still having trouble reaching remote communities in Nepal, which was hit by a powerful earthquake.

The death toll from Saturday's quake has now surpassed 4,400 people.

Officials near the epicentre says some communities remain cut off by road slides, and wind and rain have been making it difficult for helicopters to land.

Food distribution is expected to start today outside the hard-hit Kathmandu valley.

A UN spokesman says eight-million people have been affected by the quake and 1.4-million need food.

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