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What's on the Menu? Stone Soup Fundraiser
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Stone Soup Fundraiser An annual fundraiser with a dozen soups will serve up lunch for those in the downtown area on Wednesday. The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba is holding its Stone Soup Fundraiser at Manitoba Hydro Place. Soups on the menu …

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New York Transit Awards New Flyer with $78M, 139-Bus Order
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New Flyer Industries has been awarded a contract by the New York City Transit Authority for 138 buses. The Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer will produce the 60-foot Xcelsior buses as part of a $78 U.S. million deal. New Flyer has also bid on a similar …

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Iconic New Brunswick Flowerpot Rock Collapses: Park Official
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Elephant Rock The flowerpot rock known as Elephant Rock formation is shown after it's collapse in Hopewell Cape, N.B., in this March 14, 2016, handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Kevin Snair). HOPEWELL CAPE, N.B. – An iconic East Coast …

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Goldeyes' Haerther and Lafferty Retire from Baseball
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Winnipeg Goldeyes Logo Winnipeg Goldeyes' first baseman Casey Haerther and left-handed pitcher Brendan Lafferty are retiring from the sport. The baseball club announced Tuesday the pair would not be returning for the 2016 season. “Casey and Brendan …

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Ketchup Kerfuffle: Loblaw to Restock Stores with French's Ketchup After Uproar
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The grocery chain announced Tuesday it was reversing its decision to pull French's ketchup from store shelves following a social media uproar. “We've heard our Loblaws customers,” Kevin Groh, the company's vice-president of corporate affairs and …

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Rain Adding to Increased Basement Flooding Risk
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With rapidly-melting snow and a rain coming down on Tuesday, the city is warning homeowners of the increase risk of potential basement flooding. The ground is still frozen and unable to absorb moisture, creating pools of overland flooding across Winnipeg.

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South Indian Lake Man's Death Deemed Suspicious
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Police were called to a residence just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday, where the man's body was located. A man from the same community is in custody as police continue with their investigation. No further details have been released. — Staff …

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Manitoba Legislature Wraps Up Session with Election Campaign Imminent
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WINNIPEG – Campaign themes were trotted out Tuesday as Manitoba politicians wrapped up the last legislature session before the April 19 provincial election. Opposition Leader Brian Pallister accused the NDP government of planning another provincial …

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Manitoba Liberals Vow to Cut Wait for Childcare Spaces
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The Manitoba Liberals would eliminate the wait for public childcare in the province, if elected in April. Leader Rana Bokhari says her party will upgrade current childcare facilities and build new centres to handle the demand. “Parents want to return …

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'Internet Black Widow' to Be Released on Conditions, May Fight Restrictions
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Melissa Ann Shepard, known as the Internet Black Widow, arrives at court in Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Shepard sentenced in June 2013 for spiking her newlywed husband's coffee with tranquilizers, is scheduled to be released upon …

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Senior Robbed of Cash When Man Climbs Through Window
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Winnipeg Police Crest A 90-year-old man was robbed in his own home after a man asked to make a phone call. Police say the robbery happened last Saturday night at around 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Horace Street. The suspect rang the doorbell and the …

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Man Robbed at Gunpoint at Winnipeg Bus Stop
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Winnipeg Police Crest A 28-year-old man waiting for a Winnipeg Transit bus was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night. Police say it happened at around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cathedral Avenue and Main Street when the victim was approached by …

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Manitoba Patient Wants Court to Grant Doctor-Assisted Death, Anonymity
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WINNIPEG – An unnamed Manitoba patient is going to court for the right to die with the help of a doctor. Court documents show the patient wants a constitutional exemption for a physician-assisted death because of two grievous medical conditions that …

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Mother of Dancing Gabe Passes Away
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Angelina Langlois, the mother of “Dancing” Gabe, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. She was 84. Gabe lived with his mother in their St. Vital home, along with his younger sister, Claudette, 49. Tweets of condolences began making the rounds on …

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Seagulls Rescued from Tofu Vat Behind Vancouver Factory to Get Oil-Spill Baths
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Seagull A seagull is rescued from inside of an industrial waste container in this recent handout photo. Dozens of trapped seagulls are to be treated as oil-spill survivors after being saved from an industrial waste container in Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN …

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Manitoba Party Leaders Debate Economy, Health Care and More in Radio Debate
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba's three main party leaders traded barbs over taxes, the economy, health care and social media Monday as they squared off in a 90-minute debate on radio station CJOB. There were no knockout punches as the leaders stuck close to …

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WestJet Offering Direct Winnipeg to Halifax Summer Flights
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WestJet A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck). Travellers wanting to fly directly to and from Winnipeg …

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SkipTheDishes Launching Breakfast Delivery in Winnipeg
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Popular online food-ordering service SkipTheDishes is testing out a new delivery food option for breakfast lovers. Starting Wednesday at 8 a.m., Winnipeg customers will be able to order breakfast as part of the pilot program. Forty restaurants will be …

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Mississauga, Ont., Woman Wins $64M Jackpot in What's Being Called Biggest Prize
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Zhe Wang, of Mississauga, poses with the novelty cheque on March 11, 2016, after she won the largest jackpot ever in Canadian lottery history, with a single ticket that netted her $64million. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ontario Lottery and Gaming …

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Manitoba Judge to Appear in Court on Drunk-Driving Charge
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A Manitoba judge has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with impaired driving. Provincial court Judge Michel Chartier was charged by Carberry RCMP on Sunday with also having a blood alcohol level over .08. Chartier was released on …

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Music, Community Projects to Benefit from Canada's 150th Birthday Fund
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Melanie Joly Canada's Federal Minister for Heritage Melanie Joly joins members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Toronto on Monday, March 14 2016. The minister attended an announcement of a $10-million funding for the organization Community …

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Study Raises Concerns Over Pesticide Effects on Ability of Bumblebees to Learn
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Bumblebee A bumblebee gathers nectar on a wildflower in Appleton, Maine in this July 8, 2015. A new study co-authored by a Canadian scientist is raising serious concerns about the impact on bumblebees of exposure to pesticides. (THE CANADIAN …

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St. James Assiniboia Pool to Close for Repairs
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City of Winnipeg The St. James Assiniboia Centennial pool and hot tub will be temporarily closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday. The City of Winnipeg says the closure is to accommodate repairs to the stairs in the pool. The sauna, fitness facility …

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Winnipeg Students Take 'Poverty Challenge'
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Winnipeg Harvest Students at Vincent Massey Collegiate have taken a poverty pledge to try and survive on $3.96 a day. The students are part of a Winnipeg Harvest initiative to see the struggles those face in poverty on a daily basis. “I took the pledge …

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Selkirk Couple Wins $100K on Lotto 6/49
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Lillian and Kenneth Taylor of Selkirk, Manitoba won $100,006 on a recent Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT). A Selkirk couple has won $100,000 after striking it lucky on Lotto 6/49. Lillian and Kenneth Taylor don't quite know what to do with their …

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Man Arrested After Three People Shot in Winnipeg
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Winnipeg police have a 22-year-old man in custody after three people were shot over the weekend in East Kildonan. Haben Nipsey Weldekidan was arrested Monday after a shooting early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Hazel Dell Avenue. Police say a …

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Pride Community Calls on Provincial Candidates to Own Past Behaviour
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Pride Winnipeg is calling on all provincial election candidates to take ownership of previous disparaging comments made towards the LGBTTQ community. The organization says it plans to meet with all major political parties ahead of the election to allow …

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Events Aim to Narrow the Site's 'Gender Gap'
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Sarah Severson – Rebecca Nicholson Sarah Severson, right, digital library services co-ordinator, gives some pointers to Rebecca Nicholson, left, during one of the tutorials being held to teach women how to become editors of Wikipedia articles at McGill …

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Nice Women Did Actually Want the Vote
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Nellie McClung is shown in an undated photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada/C.Jessop). NEEPAWA, Man. — One hundred years ago, Manitoba women won the right to vote in provincial elections. We were the pathfinders, the first …

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From Rapper and Broadcaster to Author and Candidate: The Life of Wab Kinew
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Wab Kinew (right), Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, and Premier Greg Selinger respond at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016 to Liberal party allegations of “hurtful” tweets of Wab Kinew's which have surfaced online.

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'It's About Time, Eh?': Obama, Trudeau Enjoy Sunny Ways in Washington
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Justin Trudeau – Barack Obama Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama arrive for a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 10, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul …

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Mark Scheifele Playing Best Hockey of His Career as Jets Down Avalanche 3-2
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Winnipeg Jets' Scott Kosmachuk (72), Adam Lowry (17) and Chris Thorburn (22) celebrate Lowry's game-winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John …

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Rick Mercer to Visit Winnipeg School Who Won Challenge
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A Winnipeg school, who won a challenge to raise funds for malaria-preventing bed nets in Africa, will soon get a visit from comedian and TV personality Rick Mercer. Mercer co-founded Spread the Net and hosted a nationwide student challenge to rally …

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Bisons Football Retires Israel Idonije's Number
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Israel Idonije coaches a group of children during a previous all-star football camp. Israel Idonije coaches a group of children during an all-star football camp in 2012. (TRISTAN FAST / FILE). WINNIPEG — Israel Idonije's #70 jersey number has been the …

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No Winning Ticket for $60-Million Jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max Draw
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Lotto Max TORONTO – No one has the winning ticket for the $60-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. Eighteen MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were available, and seven of those prizes were either won outright or are being shared.

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Air Show Taking Off Again in Manitoba
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Portage la Prairie will host the show on June 6 at the Southport Airport, featuring the SkyHawks parachute team, Snowbirds, CF-18s and other aircraft. The air show is being led by the Manitoba chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization …

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Pallister's PCs Launch Spring Election Campaign
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WINNIPEG — Flanked by party faithful, Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister launched his party's election campaign on Saturday in south Winnipeg. “We will offer Manitobans a clear choice in the upcoming election, based on trust, compassion, …

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Don't Forget to Adjust Your Clocks on Sunday
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You might not have as much spring in your step as usual by Sunday morning after the clocks move ahead one hour. Daylight saving time begins on March 13 at 2 a.m., at which time clocks will advance to 3 a.m.. Besides losing an hour of sleep, it's also a …

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