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Councillors clear path for Osborne Village Inn residential redevelopment
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A council committee has cleared the final hurdle for the redevelopment of the former Osborne Village Inn site and adjacent property. Councillors on the appeal committee Wednesday morning rejected objections from …

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No end to meth problem without addressing roots of misery: report on inner city
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Disparities in education, social resources and economic opportunity for people living in Winnipeg’s core are highlighted in a report on mental health and drug use in the inner city. The Manitoba …

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Siloam Mission presses start on laundry facility
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With two washers, two dryers and a load of hope Siloam Mission officially opened its new laundry facility on Logan Avenue. Winnipeggers who have been part of the downtown organization’s employment …

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City announces safety, crime prevention grants
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Police have a lot of power and influence, but they can’t do what citizens like Talatu Shokpeka, Mandela Kuet and Kenton Eidse can: help people get into constructive activities and …

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Manitoba ad seeking Quebec workers draws slow response
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While the provincial government’s $20,000 Quebec ad blitz generated plenty of headlines in Manitoba and la belle province, it has only resulted in a few dozen inquiries from Quebecers asking …

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Manitoba posts middle-of-the-pack per capita pot sales
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Manitoba is in the middle of the provincial pack in terms of retail cannabis sales per capita, according to a Statistics Canada analysis of the first year of Canada’s legal …

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Off-duty cops a popular gift that retailers are giving themselves to stem shoplifting tsunami
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Pricey Christmas trees 10 years in the making
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Getting into the holiday spirit will come at a higher price tag for Manitobans this year, as prices for Christmas trees surge across the continent due to a shortage that …

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Guardians of the gift galaxy
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Enterprising elves are offering consumers a secure address to send packages in exchange for donations during the holiday online shopping season. At least two Winnipeg locations — Sturgeon Heights Community Centre …

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Fatal hit and run driver gets 10 year prison sentence
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A B.C. man who ran over a Winnipeg grandmother in a stolen truck and left her to die has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gater Browne’s actions “must be ……

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Fifty years of Cheer
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When Kai Madsen received a sales job transfer to Winnipeg from Calgary in the late 1960s, he found himself on a metaphorical island. “I knew absolutely no one in Winnipeg, none,” …

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Australia found responsible in workplace death of Manitoba pilot
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The Commonwealth of Australia has been found responsible for two breaches of the country’s workplace health and safety regulations in connection with the 2016 death of a Winnipeg helicopter pilot …

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Being in the black, doesn't mean being out of the woods
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The Pallister government may be planning to balance the books in two years. But it doesn’t mean the province will stop borrowing and racking up debt even after it’s in …

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Let there be light (therapy)
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As daylight hours shrink and parts of the province heed extreme cold warnings, more Winnipeggers are turning to artificial sunshine to get through dark days. Light-therapy lamps at local libraries are …

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Rockin' rarity
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It was a biter among all the provinces, but Manitoba scored the most eight-enders — taking into consideration its population — last curling season. Curling Canada recorded a total of 111 …

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Improperly-packaged pot tickets 'almost unenforceable': lawyer
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A new regulation that will allow Manitoba police and provincial inspectors to issue $672 tickets to people found possessing cannabis without its legal packaging is raising eyebrows among local criminal …

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Housing disparity remains stark
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Housing disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents in cities across the country appear to have slightly improved over the last decade, with the two becoming more integrated — but advocates …

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Fewer Manitobans speaking French at home, census finds
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OTTAWA — As Premier Brian Pallister riles up Quebecers in an effort to lure more francophones to his province, a Tuesday analysis of census data shows fewer Manitobans are speaking …

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Sex-assault, child-porn suspect denies knowledge of hundreds of cellphone pics
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Confronted in court with evidence of more than 500 child-pornography images found on three cellphones linked to him, a Winnipeg man accused of sexually abusing his former girlfriend’s young daughter …

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Province has highest femicide rate among provinces
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Manitoba has a new and dubious distinction to end 2019: the worst femicide rate among the Canadian provinces. There were at least 11 women and girls killed by acts of violence ……

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Moving, but staying put
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OTTAWA — Canada Post’s decision to quietly change almost 185,000 mailing addresses has elicited confusion and added costs for people across the country, but the Crown corporation seems to not …

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Employment growth not on radar for most Manitoba businesses in 2020, survey reveals
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Business leaders in Manitoba have reserved expectations for growth in the new year as the provincial government rolls out a plan to add thousands more private-sector jobs over the next …

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Premier makes pitch for 'bold' action in 2020
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Premier Brian Pallister’s holiday gift to media this year wasn’t the usual one-on-one, year-end interviews. Instead, he conducted a wide-ranging scrum beside a fireplace in his office, offering some news …

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Pallister power play puts headlines on the bench
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Breaking news: Premier Brian Pallister tweaked his back moving firewood. It should be noted Pallister is among the most fit and athletic 65-year-olds in the province. A high achiever in basketball …

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Massive meth, cocaine bust 'saved some lives': RCMP
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Stopping 220,000 hits of methamphetamine from hitting the streets of Winnipeg was cause for celebration Tuesday at the RCMP’s Manitoba headquarters. “I think we actually saved some lives here,” assistant commissioner ……

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'Difficult decisions': Winnipeg budget process enters next phase
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Winnipeg city hall’s foray into a four-year budget plan has been marked with the possibility of staff layoffs and controversial cuts to essential services — but the next step is …

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Different model, new location
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Winnipeg entrepreneur Eric Olek started out hawking T-shirts at hip-hop shows from the trunk of his car, setting up tables to sell his merchandise at pop-up markets and, at one …

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Youth shot by officer goes from hospital to youth centre facing robbery, weapon charges
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The armed 16-year-old boy gunned down by police in a dramatic, bloody scene outside a West End convenience store last month has been released from hospital and charged with robbery …

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Mayor defends decision to talk about canola, not rights abuses, with Chinese ambassador
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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman defended his meeting last week with China’s Ambassador to Canada and said his social media post promoting the exchange could have been “worded better.” Bowman told reporters …

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Eastern part of city free from lab closures – for now
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AFTER closing 25 of its laboratories in other parts of Winnipeg, Dynacare representatives say there are no immediate plans to shutter any of its labs in Transcona or the eastern …

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Decking the hall
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There’s a feeling of understated urgency in the air at Hargrave St. Market, the open-concept food hall set to open at True North Square Friday. As Bobby Mottola, managing partner of …

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Jets make memories at children's rehab centre
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When seven-year-old Jacoby Zebinski arrived Monday at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, he had one goal: meet Jack Roslovic, his favourite Winnipeg Jets player. Mission accomplished. Ten Jets players, including Roslovic, attended …

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Winnipeg man denies producing, distributing child porn
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When shown pictures in court prosecutors allege depict a Winnipeg man sexually abusing his former girlfriend’s young daughter, the man had a simple answer for a judge Monday: “That’s not …

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Sit, stay, heal
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Juno has a smile that can light up a room — or, in this particular case, an entire hospital wing. Her effect is immediate. From the moment she walks through the …

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Pot edibles should hit shelves before Christmas
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If you asked Santa to stuff your stocking with legal cannabis candy, you might be in luck. Some next-generation weed products, including edibles, should start shipping to Manitoba cannabis stores Dec. ……

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Making women look and feel great
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Ask Susan Taillieu for a memory that sticks out from her volunteer work and she has trouble narrowing it down to one. “I don’t think we’ve ever had clients where it …

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Giving back to community: spirit of youth powers Cheer Board
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A STUDENT from River East Off Campus puts a tin of mushroom soup in a packed cardboard box while another student adds a jug of pancake syrup to the mix. She …

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'Now, we have hope'
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A home built by local Lutheran church members decades ago for people with disabilities is now a haven for those with a different kind of vulnerability. Ten residents from seven countries …

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