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Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:16

Morning News - May 7

Khadr Bail Decision Comes Down Today

Omar Khadr will find out today if he'll be released on bail from Alberta's Bowden Institution.

Alberta's highest court will either support a lower-court decision granting the former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction in the US, or overturn the ruling.

The federal government argues Khadr should remain in custody.

If the 28-year-old is granted bail, his freedom would come with many restrictions.

He would have to live with his lawyer in Edmonton, wear an electronic monitoring device, observe a nightly curfew, may only contact relatives by phone or video under supervision and chat only in English.

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41 Suspects Nabbed In Global Child Porn Sting

A child pornography investigation that began in southern Ontario has netted 41 suspects, including 17 in Canada, as part of a global police operation.

York Region police say they were notified by the Ottawa-based National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre a year ago that child porn images had been uploaded from a home in the area.

Investigators learned a young person had been a victim of child exploitation and was coerced into providing self exploited images to people online.

That finding triggered a larger operation dubbed Project Hydra, with thousands of potential victims around the world.

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Tornadoes Rip Through US

Forecasters say two tornadoes appear to have touched down in the Oklahoma City area.

The first storm hit yesterday afternoon, destroying dozens of homes.

And last night, another severe storm that forecasters believe was a tornado grazed the south side of Oklahoma City, bringing down power lines and flipping over cars.

At least 12 people from a trailer park were injured and at least 35 homes destroyed.

At least nine tornadoes also blew through Kansas and one in rural Nebraska.

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Selinger Speaks On Alberta Election

Manitoba's premier is cautioning about reading too much into the success of the Alberta New Democrats in this week's provincial election.

Greg Selinger says every province is different and has different issues, though he says right now everybody is focusing on the economy.

But Selinger does says the victory over the Tories, who had held power in Alberta for 44 years, is bound to help the NDP brand by showing the party can represent a wider range of the population than many people might think.

Selinger says the Alberta result, especially the NDP's rise in popularity in a matter of weeks, shows a lot can change during an election campaign.

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Safe Work Manitoba Celebrates NOASH
 
Making safety a habit is the theme of this years North American Occupational Health and Safety Week.
 
Safe Work Manitoba is using the week to encourage workers and workplaces to develop a culture where safety is taught from the very beginning.
 
Jamie Hall - the COO with Safe Work Manitoba - says with NOASH, they want to ingrain the principle of making safety a habit in the way you work.
 
Later today, Safe Work Manitoba will be handing out awards to recognize workers and employers whose workplace safety record has stood out over the past year.

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Deflategate

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will continue its efforts to protect the integrity of the game.

His comments come after a league investigation that concluded it was likely that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs used in the AFC championship game.

The report includes text messages between two team employees, indicating that quarterback Tom Brady had asked that the balls be deflated below the regulation level.

Brady has said he never made that request.

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Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.