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Steve Ashton not ruling out run at NDP leadership

WINNIPEG – Despite losing his seat after 35 years in the Manitoba legislature, Steve Ashton says he is not done with politics and he isn’t ruling out a third run for the provincial NDP leadership. 474 more words


Manitoba Ombudsman report leaves questions unanswered in dam purchase

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government was not justified in an initial attempt to buy $5 million in flood-fighting equipment from a specific contractor without bids from others, the province’s ombudsman said Thursday. 534 more words


Province revamps ice-breaking machines to help cut through river

WINNIPEG — The provincial government has retrofitted four heavy-duty ice-breaking machines to help them cut through Red River ice north of Selkirk.

The ice cutters now have front pedals to better support the hydraulic boom arms,  which pulls the Amphibex onto solid ice. 116 more words


UPDATE: Province announces new highway bypass in St. Norbert

WINNIPEG — South Winnipeg will soon have a new highway link that will bypass St. Norbert.

The province said the new St. Norbert Bypass will help speed up trucker’s commute around the area. 205 more words


Important Manitoba railway and port up for sale

The Manitoba government is looking for federal help to ensure the continued operation of a northern rail line and port being put up for sale by OmniTrax Canada. 363 more words


Manitoba Transportation Minister says Manitoba saw "record" construction season

WINNIPEG — After raising the PST by 1 per cent in 2013, the NDP touted Thursday it’s had a record construction season.

“We lived up to our commitment and quiet frankly you haven’t seen nothing yet,” said Transportation Minister Steve Ashton at a news conference. 70 more words