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Winnipeg woman chases deals for a freebie-filled birthday
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For the past two years, a Winnipeg woman has made it her mission to chase freebies on her special day. It turns out you can get a lot of free stuff if it’s your birthday.

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Kives and Kavanagh review this week in politics
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This week saw a few issues pop up in politics. The town of Churchill is dealing with its rail woes, the police service is talking about integrating civilians, and Brian Pallister is taking some flak for going on a bike ride. Legislative reporter Sean Kavanagh and city hall reporter Bartley Kives are here for their […]

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Survivors hold reunion at little-known Winnipeg residential school
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It’s a high school reunion like few others. Dozens of former students of a residential school that once operated in one of Winnipeg’s wealthiest neighbourhoods are gathering at the site this weekend, the first time many have returned since they were just teenagers.

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Philadelphia Flyers select Winnipegger Nolan Patrick 2nd overall
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The New Jersey Devils took Nico Hischier with the first pick No. 1 overall pick in team history, opting for the so-called “Swiss McDavid” over Nolan Patrick, the big Brandon Wheat Kings centre. It wasn’t clear which way the Devils would go in a draft that lacked the slam-dunk stars of recent years.

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'I'm dying in 2 years': Man who died in North End after fight lived with addictions, HIV
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‘I just want to get my life straightened out,’ Marvin Caribou said in 2010 CBC interview about his battle with addictions. Caribou died in hospital earlier this week after being beaten two days earlier.

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Sagkeeng high school marks graduation of Serena McKay with diploma, red gown after death in April
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When the class of 2017 in a Manitoba First Nation walked on stage to graduate Friday, one chair was left empty, dedicated to the memory of a classmate who died earlier this year.

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Winnipeg Jets select Kristian Vesalainen in 2017 draft
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Two Winnipeg-born players were selected in top 10 overall spots on Friday.

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Manitoba premier's reconciliation ride includes PC fundraiser but no meetings with Indigenous people
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Premier Brian Pallister’s press secretary confirms he attended two Progressive Conservative events while on his ride for reconciliation from Selkirk to Peguis.

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Crash sends 2 Winnipeg police officers to hospital
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Two Winnipeg police officers and one other person were injured in a crash on Thursday night.

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Inuk journalist awarded for best image in human rights exhibition
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An Inuk journalist’s now-iconic photograph of a Mi’kmaq woman praying during the 2013 fight against fracking in New Brunswick is part of a national exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

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Manslaughter charge laid after Martha Street assault victim dies
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An investigation into a serious assault has become a homicide after the victim died following a beating on Martha Street earlier this week.

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Misericordia urgent care to close overnight starting July 5
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The Misericordia Urgent Care Centre will only take patients from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting July 5, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says.

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Arrest made in death of man whose last moments were live streamed on Facebook
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A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a father whose dying moments were broadcast live on Facebook.

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Churchill rail line could be fixed in 2 months, northern leaders say
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The mayor of Churchill and northern First Nation leaders say they stand together and believe they can fix the broken rail line to the town in two months if owner Omnitrax and the government are willing to pay for the work.

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Ottawa seeks 'clarity' in court on tribunal findings on First Nations health
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The Liberal government says it is seeking “clarity” from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial human rights tribunal on the delivery of First Nations child health care.

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Surveillance video leads to multiple break-in charges against 46-year-old man
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A 46-year-old man was arrested in Winnipeg on Thursday in connection with multiple break-ins over two years.

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Indigenous people see growing racism but are hopeful for next generation, poll suggests
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A majority of First Nations and Métis people in Manitoba believe life will be better for the next generation, despite a sense that racism is growing in Canada.

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Closing urgent care centre 'unconscionable': Misericordia Sisters
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A religious order that founded a Winnipeg hospital more than a century ago is asking Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen to back off plans to scale back the facility.

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College fines Manitoba doctor $110K for falsely accusing colleague of assault
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A rural Manitoba doctor won’t be able to practice medicine for six months and has been fined $110,000 after he allegedly made up a story about how he was attacked by a colleague.

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Decade after Elie tornado, former storm chaser remembers every detail
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When Justin Hobson left work one June evening 10 years ago, he was hoping he might spot something the amateur storm chaser had never seen.

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Sears closure an opportunity for Garden City, says councillor​
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The Winnipeg city councillor who represents Garden City said she is optimistic about retail in the area despite the upcoming closure of the large Sears Outlet store.

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'Our elders are our libraries': 9 Indigenous grandparents honoured for work to protect culture
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Hundreds of Winnipeggers came together Thursday night to celebrate nine grandmothers and grandfathers for their work to preserve and restore traditional Indigenous knowledge.

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'It shows that we're not forgotten': Winnipeggers weigh in on update to North End park
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Fishing access, a skate park and a spacee for learning about reconciliation are all on the table as residents weigh in on an update to one of Winnipeg’s oldest parks.

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Child porn charges for man accused of sharing sexual abuse imagery
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A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with accessing, possession and distribution of child pornography, Winnipeg police say.

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'Vicious' stabbing death of St. Boniface senior lands woman 12-year sentence
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A woman who pleaded guilty to stabbing a senior to death in her St. Boniface home two years ago has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

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New York journalist seeks clues in great-grandmother's 1913 murder in Winnipeg
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As a child, Wayne Hoffman was told an almost unbelievable story about how his great-grandmother was shot to death by a sniper while breastfeeding on the front porch of her North End Winnipeg home in the winter of 1913.

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Manitoba's changes to mosquito larvicide fund leave rural residents at risk, mayor says
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The Manitoba government has changed the way funding is given to communities to larvicide for West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitoes, leaving some communities to come up with the cash on their own.

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CanadaDrugs execs were under RCMP surveillance in May, court documents show
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Court documents are providing new details about the U.S. investigation into a Manitoba online pharmacy, including surveillance of five Winnipeg homes as recently as last month.

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New video call service for people who are deaf mistaken for telemarketing
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A service that helps people who are deaf and hard of hearing make phone calls is being mistaken for a telemarketing service, resulting in slammed down phones and cut lines before the person has a chance to communicate.

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Churchill's main retailer to stop subsidizing food prices on June 25
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Starting Sunday, Churchill’s main retailer says it will no longer subsidize grocery prices to cover the increased cost of shipping by air, more than three weeks after the northern Manitoba town lost rail service.

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Sears Canada to close 59 stores, lay off 2,900 in restructuring
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Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.

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Pallister still 2nd-most popular premier in Canada despite rating dip, poll suggests
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Brian Pallister may not be as popular with Manitobans as he once was, but with a 41 per cent approval rating, he remains in good standing compared to premiers in other provinces, a new Angus Reid poll suggests.

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Man jumps on Winnipeg police car hood, gets arrested for convenience store robbery
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A 27-year-old Winnipeg man is behind bars after robbing a convenience store and then jumping on a police car while asking officers to kill him, police said Thursday morning.

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4 meetings in 1 chaotic day: Winnipeg city council approves police labour deal
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The City of Winnipeg has approved a new labour deal with nearly 2,000 police employees during a chaotic day at city hall that required members of council to attend four separate meetings.

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Winnipeg councillor in charge of transit wants more frequent bus service
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The councillor responsible for Winnipeg Transit wants the utility to figure out a way to provide more frequent bus service.

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Horse power helps First Nation members heal, deliver message of unity
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The horse is generally known as an animal for its speed, stamina and hard-working demeanour. But for people on a western Manitoba First Nation, the horse also represents a close bond that helps heal wounds and division.

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Probable tornado near Manitoba First Nation
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A tornado appears to have touched down near a Manitoba First Nation on Wednesday, although Environment Canada says it can’t say for sure.

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Critics of St. Boniface ban on medically assisted deaths 'disingenuous': ER doctor
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The debate over a policy at St. Boniface General Hospital, one of only two locations in Winnipeg that offers palliative care, to ban assisted deaths appears to be far from over.

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Nearly 300 homes without power after storm in Winnipeg
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More than 8,500 Hydro customers in Winnipeg lost power on Wednesday as a powerful thunderstorm rolled through the area.

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Selkirk, Man., to honour Senator Murray Sinclair in park name
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The Manitoba hometown of Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Murray Sinclair is honouring the senator by renaming a community park after him.

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Severe thunderstorm watches, warning in southeast Manitoba
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Environment Canada is warning residents in the Shoal Lake Reserves area of Manitoba about a severe thunderstorm.

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