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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:10

Morning News - April 29

 
Theatre Amisk Presents ACTFest This Weekend
 
A Dauphin theatre group is hosting the 37th annual ACTFest this week.
 
Theatre Amisk presents ActFACE at the Watson Art Centre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
Jerry Joss, president of Theatre Amisk, says there will be eight productions this year...
 
Weekend passes are $20 for ACT members and $25 for non-members.
 
Ticket prices for specific times and days range from $5-$15.
 
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Kickstarter Kicks-Off For Farming Themed Board Game
 
A Winnipeg man is taking another stab at a kickstarter campaign to getting his farming themed board game out to market.
 
Convergent Games owner Trevor Lehman is trying to raise $6,700 so he can do a production run of his game Crop Cycle.
 
Lehman says people he's talked seem to be hooked on the idea that there's this competitive farming game.
 
The current kickstarter campaign for Crop Cycle runs until May 31st.
 
Links for the kickstarter can be found on the Convergent Games website.
 
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Candlelight Vigil Tonight For Slain Saskatchewan Family

A rural Saskatchewan community is hosting a candlelight vigil tonight to honour a mother and three children who were killed in a murder-suicide last week.

The bodies of 27-year-old Latasha Gosling and her children -- Jenika, Landen and Janayah -- were found in their mobile home in Tisdale, northeast of Saskatoon.

RCMP have said their killer took a six-month-old baby from the trailer and drove to a home in Prince Albert, where he killed himself.

The baby was unharmed and is being cared for by family.

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Protesters Dispersed In Baltimore Curfew

Police dispersed about 200 protesters and made about 10 arrests in Baltimore last night as the citywide, nighttime curfew took effect.

Thousands of police and National guard troops are patrolling the city following Monday's rioting that stemmed from the case of Freddie Gray.

The black man had died of a spinal-cord injury while in police custody.

Schools will reopen today and there's even a Baltimore Orioles game this afternoon.

But for safety reasons, it'll be played in an empty stadium -- no fans allowed -- as ordered by Major League Baseball for the first time ever.

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Slow Moving Aid Delivery Frustrating Earthquake Survivors

Frustrated Nepal residents faced off with police in Kathmandu today to protest the slow pace of aid delivery in the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake.

About 200 people blocked traffic to show their anger.

A Canadian Forces transport plane, loaded with relief supplies and an advance crew from a disaster-assistance team, is due to arrive near the disaster zone today.

As the death toll from the quake tops five-thousand, a man was pulled alive from a collapsed building in Kathmandu today, more than three days after disaster struck.

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Fewer Canadians Planning To Retire

A new survey suggests more than half of working Canadians either plan to ease into retirement by working reduced hours, or have no plans to ever quit.

The report by HSBC found that 45 per cent of working-age Canadians expect some period of semi-retirement before fully packing it in, while another 15 per cent expect to never be able to fully retire.

That's compared with 17 per cent of current retirees surveyed who said they semi-retired before kicking back for good.

The study comes as Canadians grapple with saving for retirement and record household debt levels.

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