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'Like… Beethoven coming to Winnipeg'
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Philip Glass, considered one of the most influential classical music composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, will be the headline performer and focus of the 2018 Winnipeg New Music …

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Suspect charged with manslaughter
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A man has been charged with manslaughter after a man assaulted late Monday night died from his injuries. Marvin Caribou, 37, of Winnipeg, was taken to hospital in critical condition after …

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights earns more praise south of the border
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If you are looking this summer to visit one of Canada’s top attractions, look no further than Winnipeg. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has been named second among the …

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Northern First Nations offer to repair damaged rail line to Churchill before winter
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It could be First Nations to the rescue in Churchill. The Keewatin Tribal Council and Churchill Mayor Mike Spence declared that First Nations could repair and reopen the flood-damaged rail line …

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Misericordia urgent care clinic will be closed overnight starting July 5
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Misericordia Health Centre’s urgent care clinic will begin closing overnight as of July 5 in the lead-up to it shutting down in the fall. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority made the …

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Former firefighter faces criminal record for stealing from dead senior
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A former Winnipeg firefighter convicted of stealing from a dead senior while on duty now faces a criminal record — something he avoided when he pleaded guilty to fraud in …

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Feds still figuring out province's share of $100M Canada birthday pie
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A week before Canada Day, Ottawa still doesn’t know how much birthday money it’s giving each province for Canada 150 community events. Canadian Heritage data obtained earlier this month showed that …

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Resignations piling up at St. Boniface
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Two patient-care specialists at St. Boniface Hospital have resigned their positions after the hospital’s governing body stacked the board in its favour to keep assisted dying from being offered on …

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Residential high school reunion filled with memories, emotions
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Adolph Morrisseau nearly collapsed as he turned the corner. He looked up at what was once his schoolhouse, head shaking and lips quivering. “1962,” he said. It was the year he first …

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No more free rides for The Forks parkade
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Change has come to The Forks parkade, as in: you’ll need some to park there. Last week, the organization that oversees the downtown Winnipeg historic site/meeting place installed paid parking in ……

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Family of woman killed by dangerous driver feels failed by justice system
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The family of a 23-year-old woman killed by a dangerous driver as she was crossing a Winnipeg street says a one-year jail sentence serves no justice. “We were failed by this …

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Province's top court slams justice system for keeping criminal's case in limbo
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The justice system has an “insatiable appetite” for delays, Manitoba’s highest court said in a ruling on a case that took two years — and 31 court appearances — to …

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Province has no plan to survey Omnitrax damage for itself
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Manitoba is relying entirely on a firm hired by the fed-up owner of the Hudson Bay Railway to assess the flood damage to Churchill’s lifeline, rather than send government engineers …

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LGBTTQ* families file complaint
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Where a child goes to school in Manitoba shouldn’t determine whether they’re free from discrimination about gender and sexual diversity, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission has been told. Two LGBTTQ* families …

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'Suck my toes' killing nets Ruggles 10 years in prison
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Police were investigating a fatal shooting in an apartment on Bannerman Avenue last July when Erskine Ruggles walked over to the officers, put down a bag containing a .357 Magnum …

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Dam those beavers
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ASHERN — A certain buck-toothed, flat-tailed national symbol with a waddling gait is wreaking havoc in parts of Manitoba on a scale not seen in a lifetime. Armies of beaver are …

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Mural's message of hope, inspiration called heart-gripping
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What was once a brick wall is now adorned with a five-storey depiction of an indigenous woman mending a human heart. The mural, honoured on Thursday as the 2016 Winnipeg Mural …

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Winter scene melts minutes after it lands
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BRANDON — Covering the highway like snow, a short-lived but extreme weather event produced a burst of pea-sized hail along a stretch of Highway 45 on the west side of …

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Chef testifies no sex assault took place
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A Winnipeg chef on trial for sexual assault testified he did not force himself on a woman who accuses him of raping her 10 years ago. Rob Thomas, 39, has ……

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Bill dealing with Indian status left in limbo by Senate
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OTTAWA — Manitoba senators have stood their ground in a dispute with the government over who qualifies for Indian status. The Senate adjourned Thursday without passing the Liberals’ contentious bill, …

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A field worthy of dreams
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There’s something about Winnipeg — maybe more than most places — where, working together, those who know each other can help others get an opportunity at a better life. Take …

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The return home
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DAUPHIN RIVER FIRST NATION — It’s still a ghost town for now, albeit a shiny one, except for all the construction workers and tradespeople. But residents of Dauphin River First Nation, …

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Pallister drops in popularity, but still second among premiers
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Premier Brian Pallister has dropped in popularity for the third straight quarter — but his approval rating remains second-highest in Canada, a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute shows. The …

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Amalgamation talk alarms WSD trustees
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Winnipeg School Division trustees are imploring Education Minister Ian Wishart — leave us alone. The province’s largest division is seeking a meeting with Wishart to tell him it doesn’t want to …

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North West Company to stop subsidizing food for Churchill
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OTTAWA — A major food-shipping company is putting pressure on the provincial and federal governments to implement food subsidies for Churchill, saying it will stop subsidizing most of its products …

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Membership motivation a mystery for Manitoba NDP
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The Manitoba NDP isn’t sure who signed up more than half of its 8,000 members. Party officials know leadership candidate Wab Kinew has signed up 3,000 of them, but couldn’t say …

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Thompson broke glass ceiling at city hall, building now bears her name
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The only woman to serve as mayor in Winnipeg’s history was honoured Thursday when the administration building at city hall officially became the Susan A. Thompson Building. “In a million years, …

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Armed man high on meth tasered twice
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A man armed with scissors and a knife had to be tasered twice Tuesday after charging at police and telling them to shoot him. Winnipeg police said officers responded to a …

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Manitoba's first tornado of the year touches down
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Manitoba’s first tornado of 2017 touched down on the first day of summer. Numerous sightings of a funnel cloud were reported near Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. Environment Canada ……

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One dead, three injured in two accidents on same highway 16 hours apart
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One Manitoba resident is dead and three others were injured following a pair of collisions on Highway 3 less than a day apart. At about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, Headingley RCMP responded …

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Storm knocks out power to more than 8,000 Winnipeg properties
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More than 8,000 Winnipeg properties are without power Wednesday afternoon due to a thunderstorm. Manitoba Hydro spokesman Bruce Owen said the city experienced at least 77 outages, with the largest ones …

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City councillors to get department reports earlier
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St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes left city hall Wednesday knowing she was able to change the rules, even though the change won’t happen until January. Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) was successful …

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Councillor wants more buses on busiest routes
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Public works chairman Coun. Marty Morantz wants Winnipeg Transit to consider providing more frequent bus service where it’s needed, rather than serve far-flung suburbs with low ridership. Morantz moved a motion …

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Doctor has licence suspended and charged $110,000 for making false accusations about colleague
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A Manitoba doctor has had his licence suspended for six months and was ordered to pay $110,000 in costs after falsifying allegations that a hospital colleague strangled him and threatened …

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Churchill waiting for feds to make decision on fly-in food subsidy
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OTTAWA — As Churchill entered its 11th day without its rail lifeline, the northern Manitoba town faced mixed messages Wednesday from Ottawa – stoking fears its 900 residents would be …

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Lighting the torch, 50 years later
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Fifty years after 10 indigenous teens ran 800 kilometres only to have their glory stripped from them at the finish line, one returned to Winnipeg Wednesday to complete the journey. On …

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Police contract vote makes comedy of council
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The ratification of a new collective agreement with the police union should have been a routine affair at Winnipeg city council’s Wednesday meeting — but it turned into an imitation …

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Asylum numbers: will they rest or rise?
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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals say there’s no guarantee that irregular asylum claims will rise at Emerson this summer, while their opponents claim the situation is getting out of hand. “Our …

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Youth shine as legislative battle rages
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OTTAWA — As a contentious battle over the Indian Act continued Wednesday in the House of Commons, Manitoban youth took centre stage outside at a jovial ceremony to mark National ……

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Wife who shot husband sentenced
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A 59-year-old Gimli woman who “did an uncharacteristic and incomprehensible thing” when she shot her husband three times at close range with no explanation has been sentenced to 61/2 years ……

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Miracle on the Prairies
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ELIE — Ten years ago this week, Lynn Kauppila and her husband Les were in the basement, huddling under a mattress, while the strongest tornado ever to touch down in …

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