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Improved safety on track

Tanker cars run the length of the CN Rail yards between First Street and 17th Street East on Wednesday as the federal government ordered 5,000 dangerous tank cars off the rails as part of safety recommendations after the deadly derailment and fire in Lac-Mégantic, Que., last summer.

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Tanker cars run the length of the CN Rail yards between First Street and 17th Street East on Wednesday as the federal government ordered 5,000 dangerous tank cars off the rails as part of safety recommendations after the deadly derailment and fire in Lac-Mégantic, Que., last summer.

Sioux Valley homes without running water

This winter’s frozen water woes have spilled into Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, leaving roughly 120 homes without running water through the night.

Sioux Valley Chief Vince Tacan said frost buildup caused a break in the community’s water line, a common problem in Winnipeg this year due to an abnormally cold winter. ...

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  • Brandon City Hall

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  • Premier Greg Selinger, right, will be in Brandon tomorrow. He is expected to announce goodies for Westman in a State of the Province speech today.

    Selinger poised to announce funding boost for Westman

    Premier Greg Selinger will deliver his State of the Province speech today, and new infrastructure money is expected to be announced for the Westman area.

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