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The Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie, Man. is shown.(file photo)

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What a great summer we're having! We're enjoying our flowers and fresh vegetables, and working at keeping up with the weeds!

A diamondback moth, a global pest that likes to eat the leaves of everything from cabbage to canola, is shown. (Postmedia Network)

Monitoring crop insect pests

Each year, during the growing season, Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) staff monitor crop insect pests to determine the potential for insect-related crop damage.

Giraffe gather at a water hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, August 2, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Idaho woman comes under fire for killing giraffe

SALMON, Idaho - A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.

A police cruiser sits parked in the driveway outside Nancy and Adam Lanza's Sandy Hook Village home in Newtown, Connecticut, in this file photo taken December 18, 2012. The town council of Newtown, Connecticut, voted unanimously on Wednesday to demolish the home of Adam Lanza, who killed his mother and 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. History. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Families of Newtown victims get settlement

MILFORD, Conn. - The families of 14 people killed in the 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, and two survivors reached a $1.5 million legal settlement on Monday against the gunman's mother's estate, according to court records.

REUTERS FILE PHOTO From left are New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

Stephen Harper calls Oct. 19 election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump answers questions from the media at a press conference during a visit to his Scottish golf course Turnberry Action Images via Reuters / Russell Cheyne Livepic

Trump's companies have sought visas for workers

NEW YORK - Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.

The twelve Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministers hold a press conference to discuss progress in the negotiations in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii July 31, 2015. Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over autos, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Pacific Rim free trade talks fail to end in deal

Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.

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