Dr. Megan Bergman has been named the new chief veterinary officer, announced by Agriculture Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. She will lead the province’s animal health and welfare, food safety and biosecurity programs. Keeping Manitoba's herds healthy is just part of the job. (ANDREW PRUDEN/Prairie Farmer)

New chief veterinary officer named

Dr. Megan Bergman has been named the new chief veterinary officer, announced by Agriculture Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn.

A WestJet plane. (MARCEL CRETAIN/QMI Agency)

WestJet to charge for first checked bag

WestJet Airlines said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, a change it expects will affect about one-fifth of its customers.

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria on September 11, 2014, after receiving the verdict in his murder trial. (AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA)

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend.

Daryl Rempel (right) helps (from left) Tom Wiebe, Ron Wiebe and Tim Wiebe through the registration process during Altona Minor Hockeyís first of its two registration nights. Approximately 150 players were registered on Sept. 2 and 3.

Altona laces up the skates

More than 150 players and players-to-be will soon be lacing on their skates for the 2014-2015 minor hockey season in Altona.

Team Toba Bronze Medal Winners at the 16U Girls Canadian Invitational Championships in Saguenay, Quebec were in the back row (l-r) Marc Bissonnette (coach), Patti Hacault (manager/assist coach) and Rodney Ledochowski (coach). In the middle row were (l-r) Sophie Bissonnette, Jolene Rondeau, Jenai Buchanan, Jade Ledochowski, Brittany Langlais, Mandy-Jo Stratuliak and Caitlin Wilkinson. In the front were Jamie Johnson, Laura Kilbrei, Caitlin Culleton, Katie Heppner, and Courtney Procter.

Team Toba wins national bronze

Winkler’s Katie Heppner and “Team “Toba” played exceptional offensive and defensive baseball at the 16U Girls Canadian Championships.

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