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Manitoba elder Joseph Meconse dies at 77
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Prominent Indigenous elder Joseph Meconse has died.

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Landowner says CN hasn't reached out after train carrying oil derails on his ranch
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While CN Rail publicly apologizes for a derailment that leaked crude oil onto a western Manitoba farm Saturday, the man who owns the land where cleanup efforts are now underway says he hasn’t heard one word from the railway company.

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Winnipeg mother looking for answers after daughter dies during Caribbean vacation
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A Winnipeg mother is returning home without her daughter after a winter vacation in the Dominican Republic ended in tragedy less than a day into their planned week-long holiday.

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'Hero,' 'traitor' or 'it's complicated?' When it comes to Louis Riel, labels matter
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One hundred and fifty years ago this year, Louis Riel took one small step for the Métis and created one giant, complicated leap for his legacy. Since then, his story has not stopped evolving — and neither have the labels we’ve assigned to him.

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Trucking in meth: How smugglers sneak the destructive drug into Winnipeg
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Before their arrest last October, police allege Allan Rodney and Shontal Vaupotic were smugglers. The truck they drove and the road they travelled for a major Western Canadian drug trafficking operation were their conduit to a highly addictive drug Winnipeggers are importing in droves.

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Manitoba town learns to coexist with polar bears, thanks to radar and unlocked car doors
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As sea ice shrinks, polar bears are coming into more towns more frequently to find food. Churchill, Man. is ahead of the curve in figuring out how to deal with that.

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'Mr. Pallister, please show you do care,' grieving mother of overdose victim pleads in open letter
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“What are you doing about the drug crisis in Manitoba?” That’s the question Arlene Last-Kolb, whose son Jessie died of a drug overdose, asks Premier Brian Pallister in her open letter.

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Winnipeg's Story Studio draws on power of storytelling to encourage reconciliation, bridge building
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Telling and listening to stories is one way of developing relationships, creating understanding and encouraging reconciliation. It’s why a group working with under-privileged people in inner-city Winnipeg built a state-of-the-art recording studio and is inviting people to come in and tell their stories.

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Crews extinguish overnight house fire in Winnipeg's North End
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Fire crews were called to a house fire in North Point Douglas early Sunday morning.

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Running, biking, and skating for a cause: Triathlon raises funds for Winnipeg homeless shelter
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It may have been -20C, but triathletes participating in Beat the Cold at The Forks on Sunday had warmth on their minds.

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What's open in Winnipeg on Louis Riel Day
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Monday marks Louis Riel Day — here’s a roundup of what’s open and closed in the city.

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'A total loss': Vandals ransack Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
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A long-standing gathering place and cultural hub for Winnipeg’s Indigenous community has been ransacked by vandals.

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Dzingel leads Sens past Jets in OT
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Ryan Dzingel scored at 3:44 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 road victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

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Pollock's Hardware co-op members vote to keep Winnipeg institution open
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Pollock’s Hardware has dodged another bullet.

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Fighters, scientists, protectors: Meet 5 notable black Manitobans you may never have heard of
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The contributions of black people have been entwined into the being of Manitoba from the province’s formation, but few of those figures were elevated to mainstream consciousness.

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Creating safe spaces starts with talking — and listening — to each other, says Lara Rae
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For transgender people, or any group that faces bigotry, safe spaces come with a promise of dignity, says Lara Rae.

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'You can smell crude in the air': Train carrying oil derails near western Manitoba village
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CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed near a western Manitoba village early Saturday morning.

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Vehicle clips firefighter before crashing into north Winnipeg house
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A vehicle drove through a collision scene and clipped a firefighter before crashing into a nearby home Friday night.

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'How do you view Riel today?' A descendant of the Métis leader reflects on his complicated history
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To most, he is recognized as the founder of Manitoba. Others see him as an instigator who sparked a civil war. As another Riel Day approaches, his great-great-niece explains why we might need to rethink the way he’s been viewed.

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Millennium Library cracking down on weapons, booze in building
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The Millennium Library is asking library patrons to check their weapons and liquor at the door.

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Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare
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​Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare in the province.

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Man stabbed, robbed of cannabis after answering knock at door
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A 36-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked when he answered a knock at his door.

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Violent sex offender missing from B.C. might be headed to Winnipeg, police say
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A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of a violent sexual offender who might be headed to Winnipeg.

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Manitoba Metis Federation program to help 400 families buy homes this year
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A new program from the Manitoba Metis Federation is aiming to give Metis families a head start on home ownership.

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Amber Alert for missing Ontario girl leads to influx of calls to Winnipeg 911
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An emergency Amber Alert about a missing Ontario girl sent to some Winnipeg cellphones late Thursday led to a number of calls to Winnipeg’s emergency call centre — many expressing displeasure about receiving the message — that police say tied up the city’s 911 system.

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Winnipeg man who installed hidden cameras in ex-wife's home sentenced to 2 years in jail
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A Winnipeg man who broke into his ex-wife’s home and installed hidden cameras in the walls was sentenced on Friday to two years in jail.

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Former B.C. premier hired for Manitoba Hydro review faces sex assault allegation: U.K. report
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A former British Columbia premier hired to review cost overruns with Manitoba Hydro megaprojects is being investigated by Scotland Yard for an alleged sexual assault related to his stint as Canadian High Commissioner in London, according to U.K.-based publication The Telegraph.

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Jennifer Jones eyes history as Scotties gets underway in Nova Scotia
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Reigning Scotties champion Jennifer Jones is looking to add a record seventh title to her resume.

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Premier expresses frustration, calls for calm in barbed tweet to Winnipeg mayor
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Tense relations between the City of Winnipeg and provincial government continue to take the form of tweets, this time from Manitoba’s premier.

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Sparks fly as 50th annual Festival du Voyageur gets underway
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Winnipeg’s 50th annual winter celebration of fur-trapping and Franco-Manitoban culture got started with a bang.

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Police investigate death of 11-year-old Brampton girl in Amber Alert
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A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he’ll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday.

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Appeal hearing scheduled for Bruce Oake addictions-treatment centre
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A plan to replace a decommissioned arena with a 50-bed addictions-treatment facility was thought to have cleared a final barrier late last month, but opponents will have another chance to challenge the project.

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These slimy, hungry blobs may have been the Earth's first creepy crawlies
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Scientists think they’ve found evidence of slimy organisms that crawled and wriggled through the mud 2.1 billion years ago — extraordinary at a time when simple bacteria were thought to be the only living things on Earth.

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How to get your home closer to zero waste
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In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to get to zero waste at home, how to tell what kind of fish you’re eating and a major award for a pioneering climatologist.

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A note in history: How a Manitoba-made guitar tells the story of Festival du Voyageur
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If someone were to tell the story of Festival du Voyageur without words, it might look and sound something like this guitar.

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'It was just a disaster': Ill-timed snow clearing has parents fearing for kids' safety
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Staff and parents at Laura Secord School in Wolseley are disappointed in the city’s snow clearing efforts this year.

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Newest member of Team Jennifer Jones says she has 'big shoes to fill' heading into Scotties
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You might expect the pressure to be high for Jocelyn Peterman heading into the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this weekend, as the new second for Team Jennifer Jones. But the 25-year old says the transition to Olympic medal-winning rink has been a seamless one.

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Missing Winnipeg woman found safe
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A missing 18-year-old woman has been safely located, Winnipeg police say.

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