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Gravely ill post-surgery mother died after four-hour wait in St. Boniface ER last week, woman says
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A Manitoba woman said her 63-year-old mother died in surgery after waiting more than four hours in the St. Boniface Hospital emergency room last Wednesday, the same day the hospital …

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Frequent-flying hospital CEO's salary $275,000 but travel paid privately: board chair
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The president and CEO of St. Boniface Hospital earns $275,000 a year, making her one of the top-paid health officials in Manitoba and likely the highest earner among hospital administrators. St. ……

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Hole-in-the-wall heister purloins tenderloin, snatches sausages
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An evidently hungry thief went to a lot of trouble to steal cash, a few hundred dollars worth of meat and an extremely sharp sabre knife from a Transcona butcher …

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Getting in on the presidential putdowns
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I hate to complain, but I’m starting to feel a little bit left out. What I’m trying to say is that I think I may be the only person left on …

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Coming attraction! Multimillion-dollar makeover planned for Kildonan Place Cineplex
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Cineplex’s Kildonan Place cinemas are getting a multi-million dollar makeover that will see the East Kildonan multiplex transformed into a “reimagined entertainment destination” by 2021, according to a Cineplex spokesperson. Prior …

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Even Julia Roberts has to wait for a table at Winnipeg's Falafel Place
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So… a hungry, A-list, Academy Award-winning actress walks in to a Winnipeg restaurant and, instead of being lavished with attention, is told to take a walk. In his defence, Falafel Place …

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MPI criticized for advising excessive cycling garb
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Some Winnipeg cycling enthusiasts took to social media this weekend to criticize a list of recommended safety equipment for cyclists published by Manitoba’s public insurer, saying it amounted to suggesting …

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Rubin Block lands on national endangered places list
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A south Osborne Street landmark has been identified by the National Trust for Canada as one of two buildings in Manitoba on the agency’s top 10 endangered places list for …

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Accused in Wolseley murder trial claims no memory of stabbing
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Just hours after meeting a neighbour who was searching for a lost dog, Brenda Schuff found herself in a life-or-death struggle with Judy Kenny, jurors were told Tuesday. “I was terrified,” …

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Vehicle-for-hire drivers challenge relevancy of past criminal convictions to their work
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The City of Winnipeg’s efforts to improve the public image of its vehicle-for-hire industry have led to nearly two dozen drivers being suspended over the past year due to their …

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First Nations, province monitoring Thompson dam inspections
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OTTAWA — Provincial and First Nations officials say they’re closely watching as Vale inspects the Thompson dams it has flagged for stability issues. “We know the company is working to protect …

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'Stand up for our right to health care': 7,700 sign petition to save Seven Oaks ER
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Save the Seven Oaks ER Coalition has turned up the heat on the provincial government, joining forces with the NDP and Opposition Leader Wab Kinew in a bid to to …

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St. B surveys staff to 'focus on the direction' of hospital
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Beleaguered St. Boniface Hospital has sent a survey to all staff asking to list the facility’s strengths and sources of pride, only days after acknowledging it has dealt with “critical ……

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City's 23rd homicide victim identified
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The victim of Monday’s fatal shooting outside a West End elementary school has been identified as 23-year-old Chad McKenzie, whose rap sheet includes past convictions for robbery, drug and weapons …

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Ancient practice of sanctuary challenges modern participants
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Two months into living in a church basement to avoid deportation, Fatmata Kargbo faces the mixed blessing of residing in Canada while not able to enjoy the advantages of this …

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Accused in Wolseley murder trial 'chose to fight for her life': defence
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Brenda Schuff admits stabbing her Winnipeg neighbour, Judy Kenny, to death — but it was in a fight to save her own life, jurors were told Monday. “I can tell you …

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Crash report fuels political fears in Lifeflight privatization
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OTTAWA — A medevac plane that crashed in April before reaching Churchill didn’t have enough fuel to reach its destination, according to a federal watchdog. “The flight crew declared a mayday …

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Dozens gather at vigil for victim of random, fatal stabbing
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Dozens of people gathered Monday evening at the corner of Sherbrook Street and Sara Avenue to remember the father, brother, son and football coach they lost June 7 to a …

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Sweet Caramel looking for a home
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Owned, given away and then left tied up outside in the bitter winter cold, Caramel made her escape earlier on a frosty February day last winter. The 1½-year-old Rottweiler-mixed breed ran ……

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Red tape a burden for RCMP
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OTTAWA — A Mountie dressed in red serge is one of Canada’s enduring symbols, but red tape threatens to tarnish that reputation. An internal RCMP report says bureaucracy prevents officers …

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Brandon schools spray painted with anti-Semitic words
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BRANDON — Brandon police are searching for a man who is suspected of spray painting two Brandon schools with racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic words on Saturday. The exterior of Vincent Massey …

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Desire to 'give back' drives jazz festival volunteer
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Amita Khandpur remembers joking around with legendary soul singer Sharon Jones. Khandpur was volunteering in the beer garden at Old Market Square during the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival when she encountered …

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Bugging out in the bathtub
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The day began exactly like every other day. It was Friday morning, and I was engaged in my sacred daily ritual — floating in the bathtub while flipping through the newspaper. And …

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'It helped us get back on our feet'
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Derek and Angela Kerr once needed a food bank to get by. Come July, they will be in charge of one, as ordained clergy in the Salvation Army. “It’s been an …

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Fatal shooting outside West End elementary school Monday 'may not have been random': police
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Winnipeg police are investigating the city’s 23rd homicide of 2019 after a male was shot to death outside a West End elementary school just hours before children were set to …

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Winnipeg Railway Museum back on track
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The Winnipeg Railway Museum has reopened its doors to the public, after a temporary closure. A statement released Monday by the museum said it had been ordered to close on short ……

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Running down a dream
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Selene Sharpe is just like any other teenager — she goes to university, hits the lake in the summer and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. The only ……

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Pregnant runners cross finish line
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Along the smooth route of the Manitoba Marathon, there were a few bumps — baby bumps, that is. A relay team made up of five pregnant women joined together to …

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All in the family: three generations run together
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In a sea of sneakers, spandex and sweat, family members came to the Manitoba Marathon to tackle various courses together. On Father’s Day at the University of Manitoba, colourful archways towered …

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Kenyan man, Winnipeg woman top marathon finishers
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Two new Manitoba Marathon winners have been crowned. David Mutai of Kenya finished first in the men’s full marathon, with a time of 2:27:10. Jason Acosta from Minnesota placed second with a ……

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Police requests public's assistance in locating missing 15-year-old girl
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The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Julia Flett. The missing 15-year-old is described as an Indigenous female, 5’5″, thin to medium build, dark long hair and ……

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Winnipeg Second World War veteran receives France's highest national distinction
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A Winnipeg Second World War veteran who arrived in Normandy just days after the beaches had been stormed on D-Day was awarded France’s highest national distinction Saturday. Retired corporal Ian Wilson …

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Federal pilot projects for immigrant caregivers on the horizon
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Immigrants who want to become permanent residents and work as caregivers in Canada will be able to apply for two new pilot projects starting next week, the federal government announced …

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Charges laid in house-fire homicide
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Homicide investigators have arrested a 34-year-old Winnipeg man in connection with a North End house fire where a 63-year-old man was found dead earlier this month. William Joseph Campbell has been …

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The path forward
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With warm weather finally upon us, and summer just around the corner, Manitoba’s beautiful parks and natural landscapes beckon. For many, especially those of us who live in cities and towns, …

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Consternation under the canopy
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The thing about trees is they are best viewed from below. Ariel Gordon and I are lying on our backs on the boulevard in front of her Wolseley home, gazing up …

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Soaring 2019 homicide rate pushing investigators' overtime
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Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth describes the first six months of 2019 as “an unusually violent year.” On Friday, Smyth told the Winnipeg Police Board that the city gets an average …

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St. James Hotel rises from the ashes
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The St. James Hotel will reopen for business next month, roughly two years after an electrical fire caused extensive damage to the historic establishment, forcing its closure months after Danny …

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