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Two Fatal Crashes in Manitoba Saturday Morning
Four people were killed and four others injured in two separate single-vehicle collisions in Manitoba.
RCMP say early Saturday a southbound vehicle on a gravel road north of Minitonas left the road and struck a hydro pole, ejecting the occupants. Four males were taken to hospital. One of them, a 27-year-old man from Swan River, died of his injuries that morning.
Police believe alcohol to be a factor.
Also Saturday morning, police responded to a crash in OCN. They say a vehicle struck a concrete barrier and ignited. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene. One female was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Bell Offers Deal to Buy MTS
BCE Inc. has a friendly deal to buy Manitoba Telecom Services in a deal they value at $3.9 billion.

The deal will add Manitoba's largest phone, Internet and wireless company to a Montreal-based telecommunication business that stretches across Canada.

BCE is offering $40 per share in cash or equity for the Winnipeg-based company's stock.

It will also have the opportunity to match any superior offer that may come forward.

The agreement will require various approvals, including from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, but is expected to close late this year or early 2017.
Return of the Long-form Census
The mandatory, long-form census returns today, as Statistics Canada begins mailing out the surveys.
Over the next eight days, more than 15-million households will receive census letters that will need to be filled out by hand or online.
Every home will receive a short-form questionnaire, while one in every four will receive the long-form census.
Edible Pot Risks for Kids
A draft federal discussion paper on pot legalization warns that marijuana edibles pose "significant risks'' to children who might accidentally swallow them.

The paper points to an increase in marijuana-related poisonings in Colorado after the state legalized recreational marijuana use by those 21 years or older.

The government plans to introduce legislation next year to remove marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code.

The government says legalizing marijuana will keep pot out of the hands of children.