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The latest report from Manitoba’s Vital Statistics Agency shows the province continues to see a decline in marriages and births.

The report says the number of marriages last year was down more than 300 from the previous year to 5,047.

Live births dropped by the same number to 17,199.

The report says the per-capita rate of marriages and births has been dropping for at least a decade.

Liam continued to be the most popular name for newborn boys. That’s been the most popular name since 2009. Noah and Lucas were the next most popular names.

For girls, Olivia was the number one choice for the fourth straight year, followed by Emily and Ava.

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