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Siloam serves Thanksgiving meal to the homeless
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A busy kitchen and dedicated volunteers are typical sights at Siloam, but volunteers say there is something that makes the Thanksgiving meal special. “When you think of where you want to be for Thanksgiving, you think of friends and family and this has …

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Winnipeg Harvest feeding families in need for Thanksgiving
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WINNIPEG – Food from Manitobans poured into Winnipeg Saturday for the biggest food drive of the year hosed by Winnipeg Harvest. “All of these people coming together to give their time to give their donations it kind of lifts the spirit throughout …

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Winnipeg mayoral candidates face off in only televised debate
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Winnipeg mayoral candidates Gord Steeves, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck, Michel Fillion, David Sanders, Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Brian Bowman participate in the mayoral election forum on Thursday. Christopher Stanton / Global News …

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Humane Society adopts out more than cats and dogs
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WINNIPEG – If you think the Winnipeg Humane Society adopts out only cats and dogs, think again. The shelter recently took in two rats and their 17 babies. “We still have five babies left that we are waiting to get into a home,” said Judy Dean, with the …

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Manitoba government defends infrastructure spending
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba's NDP government insists it didn't break its promise to spend all revenue from its sales tax hike on infrastructure. Last year the provincial sales tax was increased from 7 to 8 per cent, in what the Selinger government said was a …

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Transgender child told she can't use girls' bathroom
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WINNIPEG – Isabella Burgos was born a boy, but this past summer she told her parents that she was transgender. Isabella told her parents she had felt like a girl in a boy's body for four years. This September, she returned to Joseph Teres School for …

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Rifles rally around teammate battling cancer
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“I was coming into this year hoping to be the starter,” said the Winnipeg Rifles running back. “Try and work off of last year.” A campaign in which Mattes was named a Prairie Football Conference rookie all-star. “As the year went on, I progressed more …

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Stabbing victim found at Elmwood High School
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WINNIPEG – Police cruisers surrounded an east Winnipeg high school Wednesday after a stabbing in the area. Police confirmed officers were on scene at Elmwood High School at 505 Chalmers Ave. for a report of a male stabbed. Paramedics were directed …

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Decoding the secrets of the Manitoba Legislative building
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba is full of hidden gems and some have hidden stories that go with them. Frank Albo, an architectural historian, spent a decade of his life researching the secrets and decoding the meaning behind the architecture of the Manitoba …

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Brazilian recruit leading Bisons on pitch
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“I used to play futsal,” said the 21-year-old. “So this is my first year playing soccer.” Mavignier spent her childhood playing a form of indoor soccer. She's been in Manitoba for a year, studying on a scholarship. The transition to life in Canada was …

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Open Farm Day draws thousands to Manitoba farms
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MANITOBA – Nearly 50 farms across the province opened their doors to the public Sunday for the fifth annual Open Farm Day. At Fenez Follies Farm, hundreds of visitors got to pet hens, pigs, turkeys, cows and goats, learning from the farmer himself …

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Fuel truck crash closes Hwy. 59 north of Winnipeg
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A tanker hauling diesel fuel tipped over on Hwy. 59 at MacGregor Farm Road at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. RCMP. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to …

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One injured after explosion, fire at Winnipeg home
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Rubble lies outside a home Wednesday morning where an explosion blew out a wall Tuesday. Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd …

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Calendar says fall, temperature says summer in Winnipeg
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And Winnipeggers can be seen wearing shorts and t-shirts? The temperature in Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon was 26 degrees Celsius, a full 10 degrees above normal. The temperature is forecast to reach as high as 31 degrees on Thursday. “Its unbelievable …

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Winnipeg Jets ready for takeoff
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WINNIPEG – The physicals and testing are complete and Winnipeg Jets players are all set to hit the ice Friday for the start of training camp. Everyone is healthy, according to head coach Paul Maurice with 51 players set to begin their quest to make the …

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens amid controversy
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VIDEO: The opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights takes place this weekend, but it's not without some controversy. WINNIPEG – Mary Courchene's feelings about the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights holds much of the conflict that has …

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VIDEOS: Winnipeg museum offers human rights 'journey'
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WINNIPEG – When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is complete, it will offer a human rights “journey,” museum officials say. While all of the museum's exhibits aren't visitor-ready on its opening weekend, 9,000 lucky people won free tickets to tour …

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Terry Fox run draws thousands
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WINNIPEG- Thousands of Winnipeggers started their morning by running around the city to raise money for cancer research on Terry Fox national run day. “It's very exciting to see everyone coming out to keep Terry's dream alive,” said Jenny Zaparniuk of …

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Heavy horse centre coming to Assiniboine Park Zoo
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Heavy horses are coming to Assiniboine Park Zoo for a new exhibit scheduled to open in summer 2015. Shannon Cuciz/ Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor.

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SSCOPE cleaning up after fire
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WINNIPEG-A Winnipeg organization that provides employment for people with mental health issues is now looking at a big repair bill after a fire Thursday. Fire crews were called to Self Starting Creative Opportunities for People in Employment (SSCOPE …

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Candidates battle it out over property taxes at debate
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WINNIPEG-Five candidates vying for the mayor's chair are hoping they said the right things to earn votes Wednesday night. Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Brian Bowman, Gord Steeves, Paula Havixbeck and Robert Falcon Ouellette were front and centre at a debate …

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LIVE BLOG: CAA assesses school zone safety in Winnipeg
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A CAA Manitoba employee watches the speed of vehicles going through a school zone at Grosvenor School on Wednesday morning. Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any …

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Mayfair Recreation Centre officially opens
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The Mayfair Recreation Centre opened Wednesday at River Street and Stradbrook Avenue. The new 3,600 square-foot facility includes a community kitchen, multipurpose space, a skate-change area, basketball nets and storage for Winnipeg Harvest. Outside …

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Winnipeg agency warns parents over child “sextortion”
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WINNIPEG – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says it is seeing an alarming increase in the number of teens who are sharing sexual images of themselves through live web chats and then being extorted for money. The centre, based in Winnipeg, said …

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School zone speed limit changes
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WINNIPEG –Schools will be desolate until Wednesday but drivers are getting schooled on a new law that started Monday. The new 30 kilometre per hour school zone speed limit will be the new normal on over 500 streets around 171 schools. “We want …

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Pigs perish in Manitoba barn fire
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WINNIPEG – More than a thousand pigs perished in a barn fire in southern Manitoba, RCMP say. The barn in the RM of Hanover went up in flames at about 6 p.m. Thursday. The farm is about 10 km southwest of La Broquerie. It took three local fire …

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Basements flood as rain hammers Southern Manitoba, again
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NIVERVILLE – The town of Niverville says an 'unprecedented' amount of rain has left dozens of residents with flooded basements and backyards. It estimates at least 127 mm (five inches) of rain fell in about an hour.

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Winnipeg mayoral hopefuls speak at candidates forum Tuesday
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WINNIPEG – The municipal election campaign will gear up as mayoral hopefuls gather for the first all-candidates forum Tuesday evening. The Manitoba Filipino Business Council has confirmed eight of Winnipeg's nine mayoral candidates will take part in …

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Riders taunt Winnipeg fans with billboard
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have doled out $1,700 to display a billboard on Plessis Road, with the words “ Green is the new Blue”. Holly Alexandruk. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial …

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100 years of Winnie the Pooh
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WINNIPEG – Its not exactly his birthday but August 24th marks the beginning of an incredible journey for the bear millions know as Winnie the Pooh. It was 100 years ago today a Winnipeg soldier bought a bear from an Ontario trapper and named him Winnie …

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Winnipeg drivers could learn hard lesson about school zones
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WINNIPEG – With September just around the corner, drivers will have to keep an eye out for children heading to class. They will have to watch their speed too. A new 30 km/hr speed limit will take effect around 171 Winnipeg schools. Winnipeg police plan …

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Missing teen murdered, dumped in river: police
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WINNIPEG – The discovery of an aboriginal teenage girl's body in the Red River is being treated as a homicide, police say. Tina Fontaine, 15, was pulled from the water at the Alexander Docks Sunday. The teen had been reported missing Aug. 9; officers …

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveil new helmets
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers wore their new CFL Signature helmets during a practice on Monday. Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you …

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Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival takes over Shaw Park
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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival kicked off Saturday with bands and BBQ pit masters bringing the heat. “We have brisket, two pulled pork shoulders, nine pound shoulders, five racks of ribs, and about 24 pieces of chicken,” said Ryan …

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Gene Simmons banned from local station after controversial statement
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WINNIPEG-A popular Winnipeg rock radio station has decided it will no longer play any music by KISS after comments made by Gene Simmons on mental health and suicide surfaced. Power 97 host, TJ Connors, first tweeted #BanGene after he read the …

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Teen drowns in southern Manitoba park
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RCMP say a 15 year old boy has died after going under the water in St. Malo Provincial Park. File/Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to …

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Steeves to stay in mayoral race
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Gord Steeves announces he will stay in mayoral race after controversial comments made by his wife on Facebook surface. Global News. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor.

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Wife of mayoral candidate apologizes for "drunken natives" comments
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WINNIPEG – The campaign for mayoral candidate, Gord Steeves, took an unwanted turn Friday when controversial comments made by his wife on Facebook four years ago, resurfaced on social media. In the February, 2010 post, Lorrie Steeves' wrote she …

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