Morning News - May 1
Family of one of three homeless men recently murdered in Winnipeg gathered to remember him.
About a dozen people attended a prayer service Thursday night for 48-year-old Stony Bushie at the Aboriginal Funeral Chapel.
Family friend Henry Neufeld led the small service and said Bushie's family has very strong faith.
A memorial for Miles Monias is being held today at the bus shelter where he was killed earlier this month.
John Paul Ostamas is accused of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths last weekend of Donald Collins, 65, and Bushie, and second-degree murder in Monias' death.
Shoal Lake First Nations Declares State Of Emergency
A state of emergency has been declared in a remote northwestern Ontario reserve that straddles the Manitoba boundary.
The ferry connecting the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation with the outside world failed to pass inspection.
Chief Edwin Redsky says without the ferry, there's no way people on the island can get groceries, bottled water, or immediate medical attention.
The reserve has no all-weather road, and has been under a boil-water advisory for the past 17 years.
Powerful Earthquake Hits Tiny Pacific Nation
A powerful earthquake struck this morning in Papua New Guinea.
It was initially listed as 7.1 magnitude, but that has been revised downward to 6.8.
Officials say a tsunami is possible within 300-kilometres of the epicentre.
Papua New Guinea sits on the Ring of Fire, an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common.
Life Returning To Normal In Nepal
Six days after Nepal was devastated by a powerful 7.8 earthquake, life in the capital of Kathmandu is slowly getting back to normal.
Since the quake, thousands of Nepalese have been living outdoors for fear aftershocks might collapse their weakened houses.
Those people are now packing up their tents and moving indoors.
In addition, long lines at gas stations are disappearing, and farmers are delivering fresh produce.
The latest official toll from the quake stands at almost 6,200 dead.
US Talks Trade Partnership With Canada
The US government says Canada must open up its agriculture sector if it wants to be part of a major, 12-country, free-trade deal.
An administration official suggested that Canada still hadn't made the concessions necessary for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The US has not indicated whether it wants a little more market access or the wholesale dismantling of the Canadian supply-management system that regulates dairy and poultry.
The Canadian government has been reluctant to complete negotiations until it's clear that any trade deal would be likely to get through Congress.
Reports are saying that a westbound semi hit the Portage overpass on the Trans Canada highway this evening.
A 73 year old man from St. Claude, which is south of Portage, rolled his truck this morning.
Those in need of warm clothing can find what they need at the “Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" event.
The Premier was hospitalised overnight in New Mexico after suffering a broken arm and other cuts and bruises.