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MMF offers incentives to increase voter turnout

MMF offers incentives to increase voter turnout

The Manitoba Metis Federation is encouraging Métis citizens to vote in the Sept. 20 federal election by offering a contest with prizes, which a political scientist says is a grey area as to whether it can be considered a bribe under Canada's Elections Act.
Manitoba will reduce self-isolation requirement for COVID close contacts from 14 days to 10

Manitoba will reduce self-isolation requirement for COVID close contacts from 14 days to 10

41 new infections reported in the province Sept. 13, 30 of which affect people who have not been vaccinated against the virus.
Man drowns near cabin in South Indian Lake

Man drowns near cabin in South Indian Lake

Victim appears to have slipped on mud and fallen into small pond and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Update: Deaths of two people found  after house fire in Lac Brochet resulted from homicide, RCMP say

Update: Deaths of two people found after house fire in Lac Brochet resulted from homicide, RCMP say

RCMP and Office of the Fire commissioner investigating blaze that was reported around 7 a.m. Sept. 9.
Editorial: Grant-in-lieu process likely won’t be kind to city

Editorial: Grant-in-lieu process likely won’t be kind to city

The city doesn't have much leverage when it comes to negotiating how much Vale will pay in lieu of property taxes and will probably receive less money than it did the last time they went through the process.
Letter: Being forced to move for dialysis treatment unacceptable

Letter: Being forced to move for dialysis treatment unacceptable

It’s an ‘inhumane way to treat people.’
North posts double-digit one-day COVID case increase for first time in two weeks

North posts double-digit one-day COVID case increase for first time in two weeks

More than 100 new infections reported in the province Sept. 10, 77 of them in unvaccinated people.
Nickel concentrate spills at Vale after storage tank fails

Nickel concentrate spills at Vale after storage tank fails

Tank failed just before 6 a.m. and material spilled into the parking lot near the main entrance to the concentrator.
Man cycling across Canada to raise awareness about youth suicide crisis makes a stop in Timmins

Man cycling across Canada to raise awareness about youth suicide crisis makes a stop in Timmins

Rylee Nepinak of Sagkeeng First Nation started cycling east from Vancouver on Aug. 11 to raise money and awareness for youth in Tataskweyak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, who are struggling with a mental health and suicide crisis.
Letter: School support staff’s success at getting a new contract affects more than just Thompson

Letter: School support staff’s success at getting a new contract affects more than just Thompson

The support that striking School District of Mystery Lake support staff received while picketing at the school district office in Thompson was 'unbelievably unique,' union spokesperson says