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New Opinion Poll Touts Tory Surge, Liberal Fall in Manitoba Election
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Brian Pallister Green Party Leader James Beddome, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister take part in the provincial leaders' debate in Winnipeg on April 12, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan). WINNIPEG – A new opinion poll …

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Slaves to Fashion: Canadian Researcher Uncovers the Secret Life of Sperm Whales
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Mauricio Cantor, a PhD student studying the social and cultural identities of sperm whales, is seen at Dalhousie University in Halifax on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Cantor is the lead author of a research paper studying speech and habits of groups of …

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Stretch of Sherbrook Street Closing This Weekend
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City of Winnipeg Sherbrook Street from Notre Dame Avenue to McDermot Avenue will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. The closure will last until 6 a.m. on Monday, April 18 for the assembly of a large crane for …

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Race Car Driver David Richert Powers Up for Start of Season
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David Richert posing with Renault 2.0 prior to pre-season practice in Spain. (DUTCH PHOTO AGENCY). Professional Manitoba race car driver David Richert is beginning his 2016 race season this weekend at the Motorland Aragon race circuit in Spain.

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Phone Scam Targeting Winnipeg Businesses
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Companies have been reporting calls from the fictitious “Winnipeg Business Development Office.” The caller on the other end does not immediately identify himself, but suspicious call-takers have described him to have an Indian accent and very difficult …

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Man Hurls Rock Through Window, Texts Resident to Follow Up
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Brandon Police Service Crest A Brandon man thought it would be a wise idea to follow up with the resident of a home he allegedly vandalized with a rock. Police say the 35-year-old threw a rock through an apartment window and then texted the resident to …

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Two Manitobans Contract Zika Virus
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Zika Virus Insect scientists at Brock University have received a shipment of Zika virus that will allow them to see whether mosquitoes native to Canada can become infected with the pathogen and potentially transmit it to humans. (THE CANADIAN …

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Man Exposes Himself to Teen in River Heights
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Winnipeg Police Crest Police are looking for a man who they say exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in River Heights. The victim was waiting at a bus stop on Thursday just after 3 p.m. in the area of Grosvenor Avenue and Oak Street. Police say the …

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Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2016: Andra Day, Kamasi Washington and More
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Andra Day performs at this year's Winnipeg Jazz Festival on June 23 at the Burton Cummings Theatre. (HANDOUT). Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2016 American singer-songwriter Andra Day will perform at this year's Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.

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GM to Recall Over 1 Million Pickups, Most in US and Canada, to Fix Seat Belts
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Chevrolet Silverado This photo provided by General Motors shows 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 with Custom Sport special edition package. (General Motors via AP). DETROIT – General Motors is recalling more than a million Chevrolet Silverado …

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'I Don't Stop Working:' Manitoba Tory Leader Defends Time in Costa Rica
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Brian Pallister Manitoba Conservative leader Brian Pallister is shown at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods). WINNIPEG – Manitoba's Progressive Conservative leader says he “probably” will …

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Manitoba NDP Commits to More Spending in Final Days of Campaign
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba New Democrats have revealed their full election platform, which contains millions of dollars in new spending. The document says the platform would add $34 million to this year's budget, increasing to $137 million for the 2020-21 …

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New, Trimmed-Down TV Packages Proving Popular for Many, Says CRTC
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Televisions An employee adjusts a television set at a store in Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang). GATINEAU, Que. – The country's broadcast regulator says tens of thousands of Canadians have either signed up for the …

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Teen Offered Ride by Suspicious Man on Motorcycle
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Winnipeg Police Crest Winnipeg police are looking for a suspicious man who offered a 13-year-old girl a ride on the back of his motorcycle. The teen was approached Tuesday at around 6 p.m. in the area of Highfield Street and Pinedale Avenue. Police say …

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Winnipeg Golf Courses Opening for the Season
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Golf Ball A trip to the links may be in store for many Winnipeg golfers this weekend, with most of the city's courses opening to the public. Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex (9 holes) and Kildonan Park Golf Course (18 holes) both open on …

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Regina Man Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash
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RCMP Crest Logo A 39-year-old man from Regina has died after a single-vehicle crash near St. Lazare, Manitoba. The rollover happened at around 9:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 41 about five kilometres south of the community. RCMP say the northbound …

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Possible Fentanyl Overdose Sends Three to Hospital
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Winnipeg Police Crest A possible overdose of Fentanyl has Winnipeg police warning the public about the dangers of illicit drugs. Police were flagged down Sunday at around 4:10 a.m. in the area of 1300 block of Main Street for two unconscious people …

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Manitoba Liberals Would Lower Condo Property Taxes
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“As a society we need to start building up instead of out and that means higher density residences should be rewarded,” leader Rana Bokhari said. “By creating a smaller footprint condo owners save municipalities money for things like road repair, snow …

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Search and Rescue Exercise to Light Skies Near Shilo
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Marine Smoke Flares A night exercise will be carried out tonight by the 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron near Shilo, Manitoba. The exercise is part of ongoing training and will involve dropping illumination flares as well as smoke markers for the …

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Coach Maurice Warns of More Pain Ahead as Jets Continue Youth Movement
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WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice had a warning for Winnipeg Jets fans who think the team's playoff hopes were hurt by its youth movement this season. There could be more pain around the corner, the coach said Monday after exit meetings with players who will …

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Winnipeg Zoo Seeking 150 Volunteers for the Summer
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The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is looking to attract 150 volunteers for a variety of roles in the park and zoo this summer. The APC says a number of opportunities are open to anyone aged 16-years-old and older. “Park and zoo volunteers help with a …

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City's Annual Bike Auction This Weekend
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The public can get a look at a used set of wheels on Saturday and Sunday at the East End Arena, 517 Pandora Avenue East. Public viewing on Saturday is from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the auction beginning at 9 a.m. Viewing on Sunday is from 10 a.m. to …

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Coal and Canary Owner Waiting on Police After Break-In
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Coal and Canary Coal and Canary's Amanda Buhse (right) and co-owner Tom Jansen (FACEBOOK) The owner of a Winnipeg candle company says she's been sitting in her car outside of her west end business for over six hours waiting for police to show up …

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CRTC May Not Regulate Basic Internet Speeds, Service Levels, Says Blais
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Jean-Pierre Blais CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais takes part in an interview in Gatineau, Que. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The country's telecom regulator says there are no guarantees it will enforce minimum Internet speeds and service levels across …

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Wilco, The Strumbellas Tapped for Interstellar Rodeo
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The Strumbellas will perform at this summer's Interstellar Rodeo music festival at The Forks. (HANDOUT). The first round of performers has been unveiled for this summer's Interstellar Rodeo music festival at The Forks. Leading the round of bands this …

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Near-Record Number of UFOs Reported in Canada in 2015: Study
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UFO The truth is out there, and in 2015, more Canadians tried to find it when it came to UFOs. A newly-released study by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research has found while UFOs aren't on the minds of most people, sightings of the flying objects spiked …

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Loblaw to Open 50 New Stores This Year, Renovate More Than 150 Others This Year
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Loblaws A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. Loblaw is planning to build dozens of new stores and renovate more than 100 others this year, creating thousands of retail and construction jobs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz).

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Radio DJ Dave Wheeler Suspended After Controversial Videos
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Dave Wheeler of 92 CITI FM has been suspended after two controversial music videos were published on Monday. (TWITTER) North End Wheeler Video A screengrab from one of the videos posted by 92 CITI FM on Monday. (YOUTUBE). A popular Winnipeg …

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U of M's 'Front and Centre' Campaign Receives $10M
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The University of Manitoba has received a $10 million donation to support classroom and laboratory upgrades across the university's Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. The Richardson Foundation announced the donation on Thursday to the U of M's Front …

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House of Commons to Hold Emergency Debate on First Nation Suicide Crisis
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Charlie Angus NDP MP Charlie Angus stands in the House of Commons during question period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2015. The Speaker of the House of Commons has agreed to hold an emergency debate on the suicide crisis in …

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Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Alleged RCMP Use of Surveillance Device
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OTTAWA – Canada's privacy commissioner has launched an investigation over concerns the RCMP might be using a controversial mass-surveillance device to spy on Canadians. Commission spokeswoman Tobi Cohen has confirmed the federal agency is …

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Winnipeg's Spring Cleanup Beginning Sunday Night
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All that winter debris that's been sitting on Winnipeg streets will finally be swept up beginning on Sunday night. The city's annual spring cleanup operation will begin at 10 p.m. and include the entire street network, including back lanes over the …

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Ontario Health Minister Devastated Yet Hopeful After Trip to Attawapiskat
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Attawapiskat A tattered Canadian flag flies over a building in Attawapiskat, Ont., on November 29, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld). TORONTO – Ontario's health minister says his visit to a remote First Nations community in the midst of a suicide …

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Investor, Philanthropist W. Brett Wilson Coming to Winnipeg
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W. Brett Wilson Philanthropist and businessman W. Brett Wilson is coming to Winnipeg to take part in a leadership series. Most may recognize Wilson from his time as an investor on the CBC's “Dragons' Den.” The Calgarian is currently chairman of Canoe …

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Calls for 'Human Composting' Alternative to Traditional Coffins, Cremation
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Brian Pallister Green Party Leader James Beddome, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister take part in the provincial leaders' debate in Winnipeg on April 12, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan). WINNIPEG – There are calls for …

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'Rally for a Living Wage' Fights for $15/Hr.
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A protest and rally set for Friday will call for a $15 living wage with an accompanying march down Portage Avenue. “Paying a living wage has a significant return on investment,” said Laura Rempel, spokesperson for Make Poverty History Manitoba.

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Manitoba Students Connect in 'Day of Pink'
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Pink Day co-founder Travis Price will present to students at Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg, while others from schools in MacGregor, St. Norbert, Black River and Wanipigow join in via a live stream. Also speaking to the students will be Winnipeg …

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Hit and Run Suspect Sought in Crash South of Brandon
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Brandon Hit and Run Suspect Brandon RCMP are looking for a 40-year-old man accused of causing a cash involving a stolen vehicle south of Brandon on Highway 10 last March. (RCMP HANDOUT). RCMP in Brandon are looking for a man accused of …

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