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Métis federation brings Hydro dispute to energy hearings
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National Energy Board hearings in Winnipeg this week regarding licensing of a proposed transmission line to Minnesota will be the latest venue for the Manitoba Metis Federation to air its …

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Brandon fire may have started with human involvement: police
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BRANDON — The fire last month that levelled three downtown buildings and severely damaged the Massey Manor housing complex may have started with human involvement, the Brandon Police Service says. Causing ……

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Municipalities to get say in pot sales
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Manitoba municipalities will soon have the authority to hold plebiscites that would allow them to say no to legal recreational cannabis sales in their jurisdictions. Local plebiscite provisions contained in the …

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Nurse honoured 75 years after graduation
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No bigger than a minute and on the go every waking hour, Norma Hodgkins still sets her alarm for 5:30 a.m. every morning. With exercise and dance classes four days …

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Goertzen likely centre of shuffle
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Could Premier Brian Pallister be poised to shuffle his cabinet? As his government tries to extricate itself from a prolonged spring legislative session — extended by procedural wrangling by the opposition …

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Cash for lake outlets coming
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OTTAWA — The federal government has heeded Premier Brian Pallister’s call to construct a pair of outlet channels to prevent flooding around Lake Manitoba, the Free Press has learned. In a …

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Vigil makes sombre point on Father's Day
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For Father’s Day, Sommer Bousquet ran 6.5 kilometres in the Manitoba Marathon, had a barbecue lunch with her dad, then hosted a vigil for murdered and missing men in the …

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Métis call on Carr's help in feud with province
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OTTAWA — The Manitoba Metis Federation wants Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr to intervene in its feud with the Pallister government over its decision in March to shelve a deal …

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Artist wants kids to see beauty around them
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It’s been a bit of a rough stretch for my good buddy Jordan Van Sewell, one of Manitoba’s most renowned artists. Over the past six months, Jordan, 63, who has been …

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Art City helps kids get creative
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Seventeen years ago, Brent Mitchell was thinking about switching careers and becoming an elementary school teacher. He knew he liked children, but he wasn’t sure how well he would do working …

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Motkaluk kicks off bid for mayor, takes shots at Bowman
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Business consultant Jenny Motkaluk launched her mayoral campaign Monday morning with repeated attacks on the man who currently has the job. Calling Brian Bowman an “accidental mayor” who is preoccupied with …

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They're baking up a storm at Tall Grass Prairie after storm closed their doors
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Almost three weeks after the rain on grain didn’t stay mainly in the drain, the sweet smell of baked goods will be wafting across Wolseley again. The Tall Grass Prairie Bread ……

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Family preps to search Arborg area for missing man without police
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As one search ends, a new one begins. On the two-week anniversary of Eduardo Balaquit’s disappearance, the Winnipeg Police Service confirmed Monday its ground search had officially wrapped up in Arborg, …

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Like grandfather, like father, like son
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Dylan Bronk followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps Sunday when he crossed the Manitoba Marathon finish line, becoming the third generation Bronk to compete in the annual race. Bob Bronk, …

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Hundreds of kids from northern communities race in marathon event
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There were no bear tracks on the 10-kilometre race course – an unusual occurrence for a Brochet School “marathon club” runner such as Turrell Cook. “We always get bears at our ……

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'It was not a natural death'
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Some of Sherry Winterburn’s strongest childhood memories are of the holidays and occasions she spent with her great-aunt Edith. Those visits stopped when Winterburn was 13-years-old and got the unimaginable news …

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17 flights delayed after airport evacuated
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A security evacuation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Sunday morning caused the delay of 17 flights, an airport spokesman said. Staff and the public were evacuated just after 7 a.m. …

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Marathon winners include three Winnipeggers
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Winnipeg native Corey Gallagher won the men’s full marathon at the 40th annual Manitoba Marathon Sunday, as he crossed the finish line at Investors Group Field at 2:37:48.5. Amy Feit made ……

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Educational assistant facing jail time
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Lawyers for a former educational assistant who sexually exploited one of her students lost their bid to have a mandatory minimum jail sentence declared unconstitutional. Sheryl Dyck faces jail time after …

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Football fans take advantage of extended bar hours to cheer on teams
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It’s 5 a.m. on a Saturday, the grass is still wet with dew, Winnipeg’s streets are still eerily quiet, and the sun won’t rise for yet another 19 minutes. But …

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It's their turn to help, and they're all for it
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Guevara Shekhmos stood in the shade of a welcome tent Saturday afternoon in the large field behind Freight House, on Isabel Street, initially shy and unsure of his command of ……

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Manitoba cleans up in wake of powerful storm
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The wild weather that whipped through southwestern Manitoba Thursday night left a trail of damage in its wake. At least 17,000 Manitoba Hydro customers were without power at the peak of …

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Built from scratch
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Stella’s Restaurant co-owner Tore Sohlberg, who is also a WestJet Airlines pilot, recalls the time he met then-Salisbury House owner Earl Barish in the airport terminal on a return flight …

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MPI seeks rate hike
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Drivers will pay an average of 2.2 per cent more to insure their vehicles next year, if Manitoba Public Insurance gets its way. On Friday, the public auto insurer submitted its …

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PCs must push rail fix: Kinew
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It’s not too late for the Manitoba government to use its influence to ensure the rail line to Churchill is quickly repaired, NDP Leader Wab Kinew said Friday, after his …

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Heavy winds, hail batter Westman
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MINTO — One of the more concentrated pockets of damage from Thursday night’s storm was located several kilometres east of Minto, where a mechanic’s shop roof was torn off and …

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Hoping to build new lives in Canada after fleeing U.S.
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The single dad speaks no English and his two-year-old daughter cries much of the time. The pair from Ghana stay in a third-floor apartment in Winnipeg’s West End, where they’ve …

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A chance to let her free spirit soar
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The only thing 12-year-old Jorja Freund isn’t looking forward to when she goes back to camp this summer is the long bus ride. “Boy, I was not prepared last year,” she …

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Changing the 'carnie' stereotype
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One man behind Red River Exhibition operations is trying to change what it means to be a “carnie.” “I don’t like to use that word,” said Scooter Korek, vice-president of client …

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With warm hearts and open arms
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There’s a lot more waiting at the finish line for competitors in Sunday’s 40th annual Manitoba Marathon than just participation medals and a glowing sense of satisfaction. Runners who slog all …

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The calm in their storm
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You’d think there would be a photo of Tamara Boyce wrapped in a star blanket from grateful Lake Manitoba First Nation evacuees after the devastating 2011 flood. Maybe there is, ……

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New Hydro board asked province for support
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THE provincial government says it will soon name additions to Manitoba Hydro’s six-person board of directors, after receiving a call for reinforcements from the Crown corporation in mid-April. On April 17, …

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Harper case one among many
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Melodie Harper’s story is uniquely heartbreaking — and yet sounds familiar to many Indigenous people who struggle to navigate Manitoba’s health-care systems, according to First Nations leaders. Toward the end of …

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Omnitrax ordered to repair rail tracks to Churchill
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The federal transport regulator has ruled that Omnitrax Canada has breached its legal obligations and must begin immediate repairs to restore service along the Hudson Bay Railway between The Pas ……

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Cop who mocked complainants in dog-punching case probed
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Investigations have been launched into an alleged animal cruelty incident and the actions of a Winnipeg Police Service officer, who appears on a recording belittling the people who made the …

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Field by field, searchers near Arborg seek clues to missing man
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ARBORG — Police and volunteers scoured fields south of Arborg on Thursday in the ongoing search for Eduardo Balaquit, while his family went door-to-door in the small community, handing out …

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Government releases blueprint for health-care consolidation but plans remain vague
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The Manitoba government shared its blueprint for consolidating health care administrative services Thursday, and would not reassure employees their jobs would be safe in the move to streamline services. Health Minister …

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Goertzen comes under fire for speaking at pro-life event
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Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen was criticized Thursday for speaking at a pro-life event in Steinbach last month, and sharing the stage with an anti-abortion crusader. In the legislature, the Opposition …

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Frequent processing plant injuries just one of many problems with Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp.: critics
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OTTAWA — Injuries reported at the troubled Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp.’s processing plant in Winnipeg are at least three times more frequent than industry norms, according to documents filed in …

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New study documents hundreds of child-sexual abuse cases in Canadian schools
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Hundreds of cases of sexual offences, involving nearly 1,300 children and perpetrated by school employees and former employees have taken place in Canada over the last two decades, according to ……

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City takes next step in proposed expansion of Kenaston
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Development of the Kenaston Boulevard–St. James bridges project has moved into a phase that includes a new preliminary design — but area residents remain concerned about what they don’t know …

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