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Saturday Jul 19 | The Winnipeg Free Press

Cookie in a cup

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Baker Giuseppe Palumbo makes his own edible cups that might solve the problem of millions of Stryofoam coffee cups that fill landfills around the world.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Deliberate breach at Hoop and Holler no longer required

The province has completely ruled out making a deliberate breach of the Assiniboine River at the Hoop and Holler Bend.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Canada, Agriculture, Science, Weather

Brandon Sun

Helwer, McNabb enter ag hall of fame

Two Westman businessmen were inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame Thursday for their contributions to agriculture in the province.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Province rules out breaching Assiniboine River; flows now receding

The start of the dismantling of residential dikes south-east of Portage La Prairie comes as the province today completely ruled out making a deliberate breach of the Assiniboine River to ease the pressure on riverbank dikes.

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The Globe and Mail

Ex-Mountie who saw bus beheading dies by suicide after PTSD struggle

RCMP negociators approach a Greyhound bus near Portage La Prairie, Man., on July 30, 2008, after passenger Tim McLean was stabbed and beheaded by Vince Li.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Journal of Commerce

Armed forces help out with flood mitigation in Manitoba

The Canadian Armed Forces spokesperson and his Immediate Reaction Unit troops were called upon three years ago to fight rapidly rising floodwaters along the Assiniboine and other rivers flowing from the west into Manitoba.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Residents want outlet for Lake Manitoba now

Chair of Lake Manitoba Flood Rehabilitation Committee Tom Teichroeb speaks as residents and farmers gather Tuesday at a farm north of Portage la Prairie.

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Brandon Sun

Driver gets 4 years in convenience store heist

The getaway driver for a frightening robbery - in which a store clerk had a shotgun pointed at his head - has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Brandon Sun

Weight restrictions imposed on flood-weakened bridges

Truckers should stay off flood-weakened bridges in southwestern Manitoba or face long detours if they fail, provincial officials said today.

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Prince Albert Daily Herald

COLUMN: Perry Bergson - July 14, 2014

Some feedback on my decision to run the Prince Albert Police Service's most wanted recently came to me secondhand and it wasn't positive.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Canada, Natural Disasters, Flood, Opinion

Brandon Sun

Water from the Assiniboine River covers farmland bordering Brandon's...

Winds wreaked havoc over the weekend through parts of the province, but residents along the shore of Lake Manitoba remained stoic.

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Related Topix: Canada, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Flood, Lake of the Woods, IL

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Flood update: second crest at Portage Diversion expected between Monday and Tuesday

Aerial photo of bridge over the Portage diversion dam just west of town where water is diverted north to Lake Manitoba.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Bullet hits crop-dusting plane

A bullet fired from the ground came within a metre of where the pilot was sitting.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Western Producer

Canola yellowing in rain soaked soil after excessive rains in June 2014. | D'Arce McMillan photo

"I've never really been through such a dramatic change in the outlook for so many crops based on a single week's worth of weather," said Brenda Tjaden Lepp, chief market analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions in Winnipeg.

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CBC News

Military pulls out as Manitoba flooding worry eases

A convoy of military vehicles left the Southport area of Portage la Prairie on Friday, a day after Manitoba's Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton repeatedly thanked them during a flood update.

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CBC News

Manitoba flood: Military pulls out as worries ease

A convoy of military vehicles left the Southport area of Portage la Prairie on Friday, a day after Manitoba's Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton repeatedly thanked them during a flood update.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Rain on 1M acres of farmland

Rain has once again caused a sudden end to the year's business for about one million acres of farmland in Manitoba -- about 10 per cent of the province's total producing acreage.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Dikes hold during Assiniboine River crest

The worst of this summer's flooding is passing down the Assiniboine River with a cautious optimism settling in - for now.

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Weyburn This Week

Flood fears easing in southern Manitoba as Assiniboine River level drops

The province's Emergency Measures Minister, Steve Ashton, says the Assiniboine River is dropping near Portage la Prairie and dikes along the river have held.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Flooding fears begin to fall

Though the official announcements said the worst of the flooding in Manitoba was over, people on the ground remained wary late Wednesday.

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