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Thousands shiver in Manitoba as pipeline blast cuts natural gas supply

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By Rod Nickel

Reuters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Thousands of Manitoba residents were without natural gas to heat their homes and businesses for a third frigid day on Monday, following a weekend explosion along a TransCanada Corp pipeline in the Western Canadian province.

The temperature on Monday morning in southern Manitoba hovered around -29 Celsius (-20 Fahrenheit). The electricity grid continues to operate.

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