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Province, Manitoba Métis Federation to 'reset' relationship
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The Manitoba Métis Federation says the provincial government and Manitoba Hydro have two weeks to come up with a deal to replace the one killed by Premier Brian Pallister before following through on their threat to take legal action.

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Felix the cat has 1 less life after being rescued from Assiniboine River ice floe
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Felix the cat didn’t get the message to stay off thin ice, so Winnipeg fire-paramedic crews were called in to save the stranded kitty from an ice floe on the Assiniboine River.

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Downtown whiteout party growing every Jets playoff game, but costs remain unknown
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Street party components have been shipped in from Portage la Prairie and Thunder Bay as Winnipeg gathers for the latest Jets street party.

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Winnipeg Jets fans prepare for biggest whiteout street party ever for Game 5
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Nearly 30,000 people are expected to be in and outside of Bell MTS Place as the Jets take on the Minneosta Wild in a possible series-clinching game.

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Better late than never: Winnipeggers hit parks, patios and links as temps finally hit double digits
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Temperatures are finally climbing into the double digits and Winnipeggers are taking advantage of the late start to spring.

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RCMP make arrest after suspicious death in Silver Harbour, Man.
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RCMP say a 29-year-old man has been arrested following the death of another man in Silver Harbour, Man.

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Whiteout party full as Jets on cusp of playoff series win
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For a franchise that only recently won its first-ever NHL playoff game, optimism is sky-high that the Jets are about to claim the series against Minnesota.

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Winnipeg 420 holds final protest before legalization
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Change was in the air at this year’s Winnipeg 420 event.

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Whiteout street party organizers consider expansion if Jets playoff run continues
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Organizers of the street parties outside Bell MTS Place plan to expand the event even further if the Winnipeg Jets continue their playoff run.

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Brandon police charge teen babysitter, grandpa in unrelated sex assaults on kids
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Brandon police have arrested a man they allege sexually assaulted a six-year-old he was looking after for a family friend. Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, a 61-year-old Brandon man is accused of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter and step-grandson in incidents dating back to the mid-1990s.

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Manitoba Opera's La Traviata offers rare chance to see rising opera star
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La Traviata endures not just because of its captivating music, but because of a story with musical and psychological depth, says reviewer Lara Rae, and the chance to see rising star Angel Blue in the lead role in Manitoba Opera’s production should not be missed.

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Defence-depleted Jets call up rookie Sami Niku for Friday's Game 5
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Captain Blake Wheeler isn’t too worried if rookie defenceman Sami Niku fills a hole in the Winnipeg Jets’ depleted defence.

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'We're always hopeful': NDP delay 3 more bills, hope to convince Manitobans to block them
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The NDP are delaying three more bills to the next legislative session, bringing the total to five — the maximum number of bills they’re allowed to delay.

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That 'weird-looking dog' at the Kilcona dog park is actually a pig
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Sam Pichette says when she sees how happy her pet, Big the pig, makes people at her regular dog park, it makes her heart feel “so warm.”

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Manitoba Metis Federation and government dispute who cancelled meeting
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A meeting between the Manitoba Metis Federation and the government of Manitoba was cancelled, but both sides say the other pulled the plug. A deal between the MMF and Manitoba Hydro was cancelled by the government but the Metis Federation says they still have a deal with Hydro.

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Fifth case thrown out of court over trial delay in Manitoba
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A Manitoba man awaiting trial on firearm charges is free after his lawyer successfully argued his case took too long to go to trial.

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Faith-based camps in Manitoba scramble to make up lost funding
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Some Christian summer camps in Manitoba are scrambling to find new sources of funding after having their application for grant money rejected through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

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Youngest member of Winnipeg Bear Clan's youth patrol raising money, supplies for homeless
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The youngest member of the Winnipeg Bear Clan’s youth patrol has started a campaign to raise money and supplies to make care packages for the homeless.

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Take Your Bath to a Luxury Spa Status
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Camille Beckman’s selection of silky bath oil beads makes bath experiences delightful. One or two of our bath oil beads in each bath will release a light layer of oil, which softens and rejuvenates the skin.

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Bail denied for Andrea Giesbrecht, Winnipegger who kept infants' remains in storage locker
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A Winnipeg woman convicted of concealing the remains of six dead infants in a storage locker will remain behind bars.

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Watch out for needles as snow melts, warns member of Brandon patrol group that has picked up dozens downtown
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​Those who walk through downtown Brandon with the city’s Bear Clan Patrol say they’ve picked up more than 70 needles and syringes in less than a year. Now that the snow has almost melted, the group is renewing warnings to watch out when doing spring yard work or playing outside.

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Funeral home in receivership and under police investigation as families await return of ashes, body
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A Transcona funeral home and cemetery is in receivership and under investigation by the Winnipeg Police Service for fraud, causing concern for people who have prepaid for services, purchased a plot for burial or have a loved one’s remains still inside the building.

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Winnipeg man opens hot dog cart after years-long battle with addiction, homelessness
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Will Gault has endured his share of challenges over the past decade — including struggles with alcoholism and living on the street — but his new career is off to a hot start.

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Winnipeg WW II veteran could be last Manitoban to earn prestigious French award
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A Winnipeg veteran has earned the highest honour given to those who fought in the Second World War.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' profits and attendance up, annual report says
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The Winnipeg Football Club gained yards in profit last year, its annual report from 2017 says.

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Beer not freed: Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border alcohol case
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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously that provinces and territories have the constitutional right to restrict the importation of goods from each other, as long as the primary aim of the restriction isn’t to impede trade.

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Union asks province for $7M loan to help Winnipeg Transit buy 20 electric buses
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Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary is proposing the provincial government give Winnipeg Transit an interest-free loan to cover the costs of adding more electric buses to its fleet.

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'You've moved it onto the street': Winnipeg bartender pans new patio smoking ban
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A Winnipeg bar manager says the city’s new patio smoking ban hasn’t solved any problems — it’s just moved smokers off restaurant property and onto the street.

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New K-8 school in Brandon will be open by September 2020, province announces
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A construction tender on a new long-awaited K-8 school in Brandon will be issued November and the first classes will be in the new building at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced on Thursday.

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$1M fine doubled after sentence appealed by Winnipeg businessman convicted of fraud, tax evasion
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A Winnipeg businessman convicted of fraud and tax evasion had his fine more than doubled from just over $1 million to more than $2 million earlier this month, after he appealed, seeking a lower sentence.

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Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party getting even bigger
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The Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party is getting even bigger for Friday’s Game 5.

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Osborne Village gets new outlook with bell tower changes
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The bell tower at the corner of Osborne Street and Stradbrook Avenue that’s been a staple in the Village for more than 20 years is about to get an overhaul.

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Jets' Josh Morrissey suspended 1 game for cross-checking Eric Staal
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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey has been suspended one game for cross-checking Minnesota’s Eric Staal in the neck in Tuesday’s Game 4.

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Ice breaking up soon, but risk of major flooding in Manitoba remains low
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Manitoba flood officials say the risk of widespread major flooding remains low in most of the province.

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Winnipeg ER wait times have dropped by 16% overall since last year, but rose in recent months
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Wait times in Winnipeg emergency departments have dropped by 16 per cent overall in the past year, but have gone up every month since sweeping changes were implemented last October.

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Manitoba does little to help meth addicts, protesters say
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Supporters of people addicted to methamphetamine rallied on the steps of the Manitoba legislature Wednesday to call on the Progressive Conservative government to spend more money on addiction supports in the province.

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Winnipeg, you're recycling wrong: Common misconceptions about what can go in blue bins
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If a container comes with one of those little triangle recycling symbols, it stands to reason it can be recycled. But thanks to changing market forces, it turns out that stamp of approval is misleading many Manitobans and turning whole loads of recycled materials into trash.

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NDP bill would require Manitoba landlords to improve energy efficiency before big rent increases
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A new bill introduced by an Opposition NDP MLA aims to protect tenants from rising rents while offering landlords incentives to make their buildings more energy efficient.

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Jets fandom reaches new heights as climber scales 60-foot ice tower in skates, jersey in honour of whiteout
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One Winnipeg Jets fan took the whiteout to new heights over the weekend, climbing the 60-foot ice tower in St. Boniface in full hockey gear, white Jets jersey included.

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Church burns to the ground in isolated northern Manitoba community of Shamattawa
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A church in the northern Manitoba community was completely destroyed in a fire Wednesday.

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Winnipeg suffocates Wild in a bounceback Game 4 victory
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On Sunday, Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck got yanked from his third NHL playoff start, after allowing six goals in two periods. Two days later, Hellebuyck was nominatyed for the Vezina trophy — awarded to the league’s top goalie — and shut out the Minnesota Wild in a 2-0 Winnipeg win that gave the Jets […]

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