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Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:36

Morning News - May 14

Missing Man From The Pas Found

An elderly man from The Pas who was believed to be missing is safe and sound.
 
A family member says 80-year-old Lucien Spence is away with no phone and Internet, and had not contacted anyone.
 
Apparently a neighbour told Spence he was on the news, which led him to contact family.
 
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More Local Programming Coming To Westman
 
Westman Communications says they are getting very close to getting more local Dauphin programming on the air full time.
 
Several people attended a meeting last night at their Dauphin studio and got an overview of their production equipment including cameras and editing software.
 
Craig Ratz from Westman says there is still no exact timetable for when the Dauphin community channel will resume full time operations.
 
Ratz says they're hopeful for more local programming over the next few months as volunteers get more familiar with their equipment.
 
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Province Warning About Flea Beetles And Cutworms

The province is warning that some insects are becoming active in the Northwest Part of Manitoba.

According to the provinces weekly crop report, flea beetles have been spotted in the Swan River Valley where feeding is occuring on volunteer canola seedlings.

Stephanie Jersak, farm production advisor with Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development, says because of the dry conditions, producers should also be on the lookout for cutworms.

Jersak says if you notice plants missing or patches on a field, it wouldn't hurt to get there to scout around for cutworm activity.

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Reserve State Of Emergency Lifted

A state of emergency has been lifted at the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

The emergency was declared two weeks ago when the ferry connecting the reserve to the outside world failed to pass inspection.

It was lifted when the ferry was repaired.

The reserve, which straddles the Ontario-Manitoba boundary, has been under a boil-water advisory for the past 17 years.

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WW1 Soldiers Buried

Eight Canadian soldiers who fought in the First World War have been laid to rest with full military honours in a British cemetery in Caix, France.

The remains of the eight members of the Winnipeg Grenadiers were found in Hallu, France in 2006 and 2007.

Only five have been identified.

The eight were killed in battle on August 11th, 1918 -- exactly three months before the war ended.

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Canadian Killed In Amtrak Crash

A Canadian is among the seven people killed in Tuesday's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia.

Abid Galani, a 55-year-old married father of two, was an executive with Wells Fargo, a major U-S financial services company.

The company says Galani split his time between New York and Washington.

His wife, Diane, says her husband was a ``very kind person,'' and a ``kind family man'' who will be ``sorely missed.''

She says they moved from Canada to the U-S several years ago, and still have relatives in Ontario.

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Fourteen Killed In Afghan Attack

Afghan officials say the death toll has risen to 14 in the capital of Kabul, where Taliban gunmen stormed a hotel.

They say the dead include nine foreigners and five Afghans.

Although a full breakdown of the foreigners' nationalities is not known, one was American and four were citizens of India.

Reports say the gunfire broke out at a party to honour a Canadian visitor.

The Canadian embassy in Kabul says all its staffers are ``safe and accounted for.''

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