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  1. Conservative caucus embraces Scheer as leader, presents united front to Liberals

    OTTAWA - Conservative MPs who weathered months of friendly political fire from fellow leadership rivals trained their sights back on the Liberal benches Monday as they rallied around newly elected…
  2. Annual report shows police helicopter spent less time in the sky in 2016

    The police helicopter Air1 was compared to a medical MRI device Monday morning at the release of the 2016 annual report on the flight operations unit, which shows its use…
  3. NDP MP, leadership hopeful Niki Ashton says she's pregnant, pressing on

    OTTAWA - Manitoba MP Niki Ashton is expecting a baby in November, the NDP leadership hopeful announced Monday. Ashton is one of six candidates seeking the party's top job — a…
  4. New $193M deal doubles Boyd Group's Canadian holdings

    In the largest deal in its history the Body Group Income Fund has acquired Assured Automotive with its 68 Ontario locations. The deal more than doubles Boyd's Canadian footprint to 110…
  5. Tempo high on first day of Bombers training camp

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened training camp Sunday with nearly 90 players hitting the turf at Investors Group Field. Rain poured down before the workout got underway shortly after 9 a.m.…
  6. Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to introduce bill that would chop seats

    WINNIPEG - A backbencher in Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government says there are too many politicians in the legislature, and is hoping to chop eight of the province's 57 seats. Steven Fletcher,…
  7. US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand…
  8. Cruel and all-too-usual punishment

    In the past year, inmates in Canadian prisons were put in solitary confinement more than 6,000 times. On any given day, nearly nine per cent of Manitoba’s jail population is…
  9. U.S. politics influences Conservative leadership race in all manner of ways

    TORONTO - U.S. President Donald Trump's presence loomed over the Conservative leadership race and it was felt Saturday too as members gathered to select their new leader. During the 15-month campaign…
  10. Forcing football program to move could hit community hard

    The potential loss or relocation of the North Winnipeg Nomads' football facility is a situation that needs to be handled with care, says a University of Manitoba researcher who focuses…