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Canada's fallen soldiers remembered at legislature

WINNIPEG – A travelling memorial for Canada’s fallen soldiers is now in Winnipeg, honouring the 158 lives lost during combat in Afghanistan.

Piper Mackenzie Landry played at 18 ramp ceremonies, where caskets are loaded onto aircraft for the trip home, while deployed in 2007.   229 more words

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NDP readies for next Manitoba election

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s governing New Democrats are starting to prepare for the next election, although Premier Greg Selinger said Tuesday he has no intention of calling a vote any time in the next 12 months. 500 more words

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Tories want action on Sinclair inquiry report

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives say they want immediate action on the recommendations from an inquiry into the death of a five-year-old girl.

Family services critic Ian Wishart said the consultants examining how to put the 62 recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry into practice are scheduled to report back at the end of the month. 195 more words

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Masonic symbols, hieroglyphs hidden in 'Da Vinci Code' legislature

WINNIPEG – The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to “666” and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphs. 1,022 more words

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Manitoba construction signs are partisan, Conservatives say

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition leader is accusing the NDP government of using taxpayer-funded road construction signs for partisan electioneering.

The signs, which bear the slogan “Steady growth, good jobs,” have popped up beside many construction sites. 196 more words

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Credit-rating agency Moody's worries about Manitoba debt

WINNIPEG – A major credit-rating agency has downgraded its outlook for the Manitoba government’s finances and raised new doubts about the NDP’s promise to balance the books by 2016. 333 more words

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Louis Riel- Are Two Statues Better Than One?

Louis Riel’s important role in the history of our city and province is recognized in a new music video by Winnipeg’s own Royal Canoe featuring Exodus of the Year- my favorite song by the band. 374 more words

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