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Manitoba law bans payouts for golf cart, race car, toy car accidents

WINNIPEG – Manitoba is set to close a loophole that forced the province’s publicly owned insurance company to pay out for single-vehicle accidents involving golf carts and race cars. 410 more words

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Manitoba Health Minister Erin Selby says sorry for remarks

WINNIPEG – Manitoba NDP Health Minister Erin Selby expressed regret Tuesday for remarks she made about 12 infants who died in the 1990s, but stopped short of apologizing for linking the then-Tory government to the deaths. 390 more words

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Manitoba could see stiffer distracted driver fines

WINNIPEG – Thousands of Winnipeggers are guilty of using a cellphone while driving, a dangerous offence that could become a lot more expensive for Manitobans. 153 more words

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Olympic curling gold medal winner hints at team’s return

WINNIPEG — They’ve been showered with congratulations and honours since their return home and Thursday members of the Olympic gold medal winning Jennifer Jones team were inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt. 250 more words

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Manitoba politicians to vote on inquiry into former cabinet minister

WINNIPEG – Manitoba politicians will vote next month on an opposition push for an inquiry into former NDP cabinet minister Christine Melnick.

Tory house leader Kelvin Goertzen gave notice Wednesday that he will introduce a motion after next week’s spring break to have a legislature committee set up to conduct the probe. 307 more words

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Selinger defends high air ambulance costs

WINNIPEG – Premier Greg Selinger says STARS air ambulance expenses highlighted by Manitoba’s auditor general are due in part to demographics.

In her annual report Wednesday, Carol Bellringer said the government broke its own rules by not allowing other companies to bid on the service. 158 more words

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Manitoba calls for creation of military driver's licence program

WINNIPEG – Members of the Manitoba legislature have unanimously passed a resolution calling for the creation of a national driver’s licence program for military members. 142 more words

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