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Four-month-old “Baby Joy” Finnimore is the apple of her parents’ eyes and is the subject of international medical attention while in care at the Manitoba Children’s Hospital. Mother Mel was concerned her daughter, born with Cystic Hygroma, a serious birth defect, would suffer because of a lack of maternal contact, a complication of her care, but judging by her smile, she is as happy as a baby can be. (submitted by family)

Family warmed by community support

The outpouring of community support to help a Portage la Prairie family whose child will be in the Manitoba Children’s Hospital for at least a year has taken on a life of its own since two young girls here raised nearly $1,000 with a lemonade stand.

Candice Bergen - Conservative

Meet your Candidate: Candice Bergen - Conservative

Incumbent Candice Bergen is looking for her second re-election after two consecutive terms and a stint as Minister of State for Social Development. Bergen won her seat in the 2011 election with a landslide 70 per cent of the vote.

Portage RCMP engage in manhunt on Aug. 25. (Mickey Dumont/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Man eludes police, sparks manhunt

At about 2 p.m. Aug. 25 one shirtless and intoxicated man allegedly known as "Burglar Bob" ran from Portage RCMP to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants.

Jerome Dondo- Christian Heritage Party

Meet your Candidate: Jerome Dondo- CHP

Now in fourth election as the Christian Heritage Party candidate, Jerome Dondo of St. Claude says he hopes to appeal to voters as the only conservative option other than the Conservative party. He says, he will be campaigning on fiscal responsibility and his party’s traditional pro-life stance.

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes stands with defence attorney Daniel King, left, at a court hearing, before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole, in Centennial, Colorado August 26, 2015. Holmes was sentenced to 12 lifetimes and the maximum 3,318 years in prison. REUTERS/RJ Sangosti/Pool

Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes

Condemning the movie massacre gunman to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.

A Sunset Police officer (R), and another law enforcement officer embrace in front of the Sunset Mini Mart where a man drove his vehicle into the store in Sunset, Louisiana, August 26, 2015. A police officer was shot and two people stabbed in a southwest Louisiana town on Wednesday, with a suspect barricading himself in a convenience store, police said. REUTERS/Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate

Police officer shot, 3 stabbed in Louisiana

Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.

Protesters pray at the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis August 10, 2015 almost one year after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. A new municipal judge ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report of the shooting. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Ferguson judge overhauls troubled court

A new municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago.

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