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Young Winnipeg Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Possible contributing factors into a fatal collision on Highway 16 are being investigated.
An 18-year-old man from Winnipeg was killed in a collision between a transport truck and another vehicle near Macdonald, northwest of Portage, on Sunday night.
Investigation shows the vehicle, driven by the 18-year-old, crossed the centre line and struck the back end of the transport trailer.
Alcohol has already been ruled out as a factor.
On Monday, Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari said her government would run deficits longer, avoid tax increases and impose spending caps on health care and social services.
She also outlined a fiscal plan showing how her party would pay for $143 million in promises made so far -- ranging from new child-care spaces to northern food subsidies to a sales-tax reduction on haircuts.
Conservative Leader Brian Pallister said if he becomes premier, he would more than double funding for post-secondary scholarships and bursaries, adding the program would be cost-shared with matching private donations.
NDP Leader Greg Selinger said if his party is re-elected, they would cut the cost of ambulance rides and hospital parking fees.
The ambulance fee promise matches a promise already made by the Progressive Conservatives.
The company posted on its Facebook page that it will be discontinuing the service as of July 1.
The company blames decreased ridership and rising expenses.
Beaver Bus Lines had already reduced the service to just weekdays in an effort to cut costs.
The plane hijacked while on a domestic flight in Egypt was forced to land in Cyprus where most passengers were allowed to get off.
Four crew members and three passengers remain onboard with the hijacker.
Chase Martens Found Dead
It's a tragic end to the search for a missing Manitoba toddler.
An autopsy is scheduled today after searchers discovered the body of two-year-old Chase Martens, who vanished from his home in Austin on Tuesday.
The body was discovered in a creek yesterday afternoon.
Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play, and it appears the little boy just wandered away from home.
An autopsy on Martens will be conducted today.
Manitobans Nearly Hit by Brussels Attacks Back Home
A Manitoba taekwondo team that narrowly missed the terrorist attack at the Brussels airport is safely back on Canadian soil.
The group from TRP Academy was supposed to be at the airport at the time of the attack, but was running about ten minutes late.
Twelve-year-old Julianna Campos says the team wasn't really panicked, but "were kind of scared.''
After the attack, the team drove to the Netherlands and then Paris, and flew from there.
Ontario Man In Court for Weapons Charges
An Ontario man has appeared in court on weapons charges, but his lawyer says he's not sure whether he'll face terror charges as well.
Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested yesterday under the fear of terrorism provision of the Criminal Code.
The seldom-used law allows police to arrest someone if they believe the person may commit a terrorist offence.
The only charges Mohamed currently faces are carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.
His lawyer says the Crown was unsure whether his client would be charged with anything terror-related as well.
No Lotto Winners
There's no rush to check your Lotto 6-49 ticket this morning -- you're not the big winner.
No winning ticket was sold for the five-million dollar jackpot in last night's draw.
That means the next grand prize draw on Wednesday will be worth seven-million.
The lotto's big prize was last handed out a week ago, when ticket holders in B-C and Ontario split a seven-million-dollar pot.
Catholics Celebrate Easter With Pope
Tens of thousands have gathered in St. Peter's Square to celebrate Easter Sunday Mass with Pope Francis.
The faithful had to endure tight security to be near Francis, as police were checking handbags and backpacks as people streamed toward the square.
Extremists have for years listed Rome and the Vatican as potential targets for attacks.
In two public appearances last week, Francis denounced those carrying out ``terrorist acts'' while profaning God's name.