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Crashing the Old Boys' club
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As federal and provincial politics inch closer to gender parity, it seems municipal politics in Manitoba is stuck in the past, failing to attract an equal share of female candidates. Of …

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Ex-union boss delays sentencing to hire new lawyer
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The sentencing of a former union director and political adviser who admitted to fraud has been delayed. Heather Grant-Jury, 55, who advised former premier Greg Selinger, has fired the criminal defence …

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Steek bases comeback bid on crime as top issue
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Forget potholes, slow buses and the debate over the opening of Portage and Main. One council candidate said the major concern in the civic election campaign is crime and public …

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Asylum seekers still crossing into Manitoba, but fewer than in 2017
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OTTAWA — Last month saw a slight uptick in asylum seekers crossing into Manitoba from the United States, though the numbers remain much lower than the winter 2017 peak. The RCMP …

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No PST on pot, but a variety of other costs rolled in
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Manitoba won’t impose provincial sales tax on recreational marijuana purchases, a decision the government hopes will help thwart black market cannabis sales. But once legalization kicks in Oct. 17, the provincial …

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Without homes, but not without hockey at shelter's fun day
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A tennis ball was dropped to the ground, prompting a flurry of hockey-stick blades scraping pavement. That was the scene outside the Main Street Project Wednesday afternoon after the shelter shut ……

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Firefighters' camera-equipped drone passes first test in North End blaze
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It was, literally, a trial by fire Tuesday night for a new high-tech tool recently purchased by the city. And the pricey thermal-imaging camera-equipped drone made a helpful debut, giving firefighters …

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Driver accused of killing teen boy appears in court via video
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For the first time, the family of a deceased teenager saw the face of the man accused in their son’s death when Justin Joseph Little appeared on a courtroom closed-circuit …

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Campaign urges newcomers to vote in Oct. 24 city election
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A campaign is underway to get eligible newcomers to vote in the Oct. 24 municipal election. “Got citizenship? Go vote!” is using posters, brochures and social media to connect with Winnipeg’s …

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Police urged to end secrecy about murder-suicides
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The lack of information about recent murder-suicides in Winnipeg has shined a light on the need for police agencies to develop better policies on how the crime — which is …

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Motkaluk outlines transit plans: new routes, more electric buses
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Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk has promised to overhaul the city’s entire transit operation in six years with more buses, all-electric buses and a new route system. Motkaluk vowed to buy 830 …

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Uber Eats enlists Winnipeg drivers ahead of launch next week
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Prospective Uber Eats drivers got a taste of what the food delivery service job is like at a sign up session Tuesday: they waited in line. If hired on by the …

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Groups face off over rehab centre
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Fourteen boards illustrating the details of the Bruce Oake Memorial Recovery Centre stood in the main hall of the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre Tuesday night, and between them buzzed two …

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Firm inks $1-M deal to sell rifles to Ukraine
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MEMBERS of Ukraine’s military will soon be looking through the target sights of a Winnipeg-made sniper rifle. Ross Spagrud, the owner of PGW Defence Technologies, said Global Affairs Canada and Foreign …

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Judge rules in favour of Free Press, RRC in radio suit
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MARTIN Boroditsky has lost his lawsuit against Red River College and the Winnipeg Free Press over the cancellation of his radio show. Justice Sheldon Lanchbery, of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, …

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Researchers decode Spanish flu
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One-hundred years after the Spanish flu killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, a team of Manitoba researchers has discovered what made the virus so much deadlier than other ……

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Pallister, communications boss part company
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One of the premier’s right-hand men is no longer at Brian Pallister’s side — a move described as a mutual decision by both parties. Chisholm Pothier, the province’s former director …

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Cartwright border crossing closed after asbestos found
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Travellers in the U.S. heading back to Manitoba won’t be able to enter Canada at the Cartwright border crossing for the time being. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said it ……

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St. James residents hire lawyer in fight over land transfer for addictions-treatment centre
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A community group opposed to the establishment of an addictions recovery centre in a St. James neighbourhood said they’re looking into the legalities of the land transfer from city to …

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No plan? Then no pedestrians at Portage and Main: trucking association
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The Manitoba Trucking Association says it’s opposed to reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians until city hall can prove it’s safe and engages the community in a meaningful consultation process. Terry …

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Grieving family of hit-and-run victim appalled driver with criminal past was free
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By the time Justin Little was accused of getting behind the wheel of a stolen truck while high on drugs and slamming into two teenage boys riding their bikes, leaving …

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Manitoba Hydro debt soars to $19.2 billion
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In its latest annual report to be posted online Tuesday, Manitoba’s largest Crown corporation reveals a paltry net income compared with its burgeoning debt load. Manitoba Hydro made $37 million in …

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Therapist convicted for massaging breasts, vaginas without consent
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A Blumenort man who claimed he was offering a new type of therapeutic massage to female clients has been convicted of sexual assault. Kenneth Wall was offering massages out of …

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Weekend of meth busts include crazed man with machetes taped to arms
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A mega-meth weekend in Winnipeg included three separate incidents involving the drug that police say has become a scourge in Winnipeg. It began Friday just after 7 a.m. when a man …

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Bold black bear crashes camping couple's retreat
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The orange and grey tent pitched in the forest near the old Pinawa Dam was designed to comfortably sleep as many as six people. On Saturday night, it played host ……

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Fire destroys 65-year-old church on Ebb and Flow First Nation
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A Manitoba First Nation congregation is mourning the loss of a church destroyed by fire over the weekend. “It went up in flames and it was still burning two hours later. …

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Kapyong deal's long, winding road
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OTTAWA — The federal government almost clinched a deal to transfer Kapyong Barracks to local First Nations three years before an agreement-in-principle was signed in the spring, the Free Press …

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Missing Brandon man's wife, mom in Germany to join search
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BRANDON — The wife and mother of missing man Jeffrey David Freiheit have flown to Germany in order to see what they can do to help in the search for …

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Can't always beat the heat
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I was sitting at my office computer, staring blankly into the middle distance, when I was suddenly jolted into a state of semi-alertness. “OOOOOOH!” an unexpected voice squealed loudly. “LOOK AT ……

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Family identifies teen killed in hit-and-run near Lockport
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The family of a 15-year-old boy killed by an alleged impaired driver behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle near Lockport has identified him as Ben Harris. “Ben was a beautiful, …

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Going silent
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One of the oldest ethnic newspapers in Canada is folding. The Winnipeg-based Ukrainian Voice, published since 1910, once had 22,000 subscribers. However, decades of dwindling circulation and the struggling temper of …

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Hydro's court challenge a senseless power play
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Take a landmark decision on a rate application, add in copious amounts of crankiness from the provincial energy utility, and what are you left with? A date at the Manitoba Court …

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Run raises funds for hospital
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When she first took up running after being treated for breast cancer, Kimberly Jabusch could barely run for 30 seconds. In the 10 years since then, she’s completed four marathons. Next …

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Weekend heat wave 'almost lethal'
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Eighty years ago, southern Manitoba fried its way through the longest hottest heat wave on record. The year was 1936, and on July 11 the mercury soared to over 40 ……

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City experiences hottest day on record since Aug. 23, 2011
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Winnipeg’s thermostat hit its highest temperature of the year Saturday, with the heat ratcheting up to more than 35 degrees by early afternoon. That made it the hottest Aug. 11 on …

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Hopping to it
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Whether it’s as small as a bag of grain or as big as a place to brew, Winnipeg’s craft brewers have got each other covered. It’s a tremendous time to be ……

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Mexican students embrace Winnipeg
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Each winter, planeloads of Manitobans flock to Mexico. This summer, a bunch of Mexicans came to Manitoba. Thirty post-secondary students are in the province for the first time, as part of …

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Hydro appeals First Nations rate
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Manitoba Hydro is asking the province’s high court to strike down a Public Utilities Board order to establish a new rate class for First Nations residential customers. Earlier this year, the …

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Annual Kabaddi Cup begins today
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The Winnipeg Kabaddi Association hosts the seventh-annual Kabaddi Cup on the grounds of the Maples Community Centre today and Sunday, and includes a cultural celebration. The sport played by males is …

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Search is on for Manitoban missing in Europe
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BRANDON — Despite an international plea for information regarding his whereabouts via social media and traditional media outlets, Brandon man Jeff Freiheit remains unaccounted for in Europe. The public plea was …

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Big brother to unwind at camp
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Kander Favel is only nine years old, but he really needs a vacation. When he isn’t playing video games or spending time in church, he’s a full-time big brother to Trevor, …

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