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Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:16

Morning News - April 30

Hundreds Turn Out For Slain Saskatchewan Family Vigil

More than 250 people clutched candles and cried at an emotional vigil last night for a mother and three children killed in a murder-suicide in a rural Saskatchewan town.

The vigil included tears, music, and balloons in honour of 27-year-old Latasha Gosling and her children Jenika, Landen, and Janayah, whose bodies were found in their mobile home in Tisdale last week.

Louise Schweitzer, executive director of North East Outreach and Support Services, says she organized the vigil to provide a place for communal grieving.

She says the tight-knit community of 3,200 people northeast of Saskatoon is traumatized and needs to begin the healing process.

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Training Program Announcements Expected In Today's Budget

It's budget day in Manitoba and all signs point to more red ink.

Finance Minister Greg Dewar has already said he is postponing a promise to balance the budget by 2017.

He says another deficit is needed to protect front-line services and invest in infrastructure and job-creation.

Expect more announcements of training programs today, as the government is launching another series of advertisements promoting job opportunities.

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Farm Group Has Some Spring Safety Suggestions
 
With the start of spring seeding, the president of Keystone Agricultural Producers wants to remind Manitobans that farm equipment will be busy travelling on Manitoba highways.
 
Dan Mazier says there have been some close calls between motorists and large farm machinery, and both farmers and drivers need to be alert.
 
Mazier says it's important at nighttime for farmers to have all the lights on their equipment working during hours of reduced visibility.
 
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Bear Safety Starts With Education

Educating yourself about bears is your best protection against the wild animals.

Officials with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship are putting out some friendly reminders about bear safety as more campers and hikers start heading out into Manitoba's parks.

Human Wildlife Conflict Biologist Janine Stewart says bears do tend to want to avoid people if given the opportunity. 

Stewart is encouraging people to learn as much as they can about bears and to take advantage of the province's Bear Smart educational initiative.

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Boy Rescued Days After Deadly Earthquake

Nepal got a bit of good news today -- a teenager was rescued after being buried under the rubble of a seven-storey building collapsed by a massive earthquake five days ago.

Rescuers pulled him free to cheers, and minutes later, police rushed back to say the boy had said he had communicated with two other children while he was trapped.

Meantime, thousands in the capital Kathmandu lined up to board free buses to return to their rural hometowns to check on their families.

This came amid continuing worries about aftershocks from Saturday's quake that has claimed more than 5,500 lives.

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Baltimore Protests Spreading Across America

Protests in Baltimore over the death of a man in police custody have spread to other cities.

From Boston to New York to Indianapolis and Washington, DC, crowds demonstrated over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury.

Protests were mostly peaceful, but there were arrests, including some in Baltimore and at least 60 in New York City.

Baltimore's police commissioner says dozens of people were released from custody after Monday's rioting, but they could be charged with crimes in the future.

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Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

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

Friday, 17 November 2017 16:06
Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

A 73 year old man from St. Claude, which is south of Portage, rolled his truck this morning.

"Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" helping those in need

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:52

Those in need of warm clothing can find what they need at the “Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" event.

Pallister injured while on vacation

Friday, 17 November 2017 11:01
Pallister injured while on vacation

The Premier was hospitalised overnight in New Mexico after suffering a broken arm and other cuts and bruises.