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CN cleaning up crude spill, has reopened railway after derailment
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CN Rail’s environmental experts have started the work of cleaning up crude oil that leaked out or rail cars after a derailment of dozens of oil cars in western Manitoba …

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Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets GMs huddle; is a trade in works?
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire? There was plenty of intrigue on display Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place as trade rumours between the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators appear to be ……

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Triathlon participants brave cold so homeless don't have to
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Dozens of hardy Winnipeggers braved the cold to run, cycle and skate on the Assiniboine and Red Rivers so homeless people could stay warm. The first Beat the Cold Winter Triathlon …

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Handsome addition
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What do a late-night rock concert, a carefully-curated six-course meal featuring local beer pairings, and a classic The Simpsons trivia night have in common? You can enjoy all three at The …

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Members reject proposal to close Pollock's Hardware Co-op
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Pollock’s Hardware Co-op, the 97-year-old Winnipeg institution at 1407 Main St., may yet live to see 98. A Saturday afternoon vote on a board resolution to dissolve the beleaguered hardware store …

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Makeup of education commission panned
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After overhauling Manitoba’s health care system, the provincial government now has a commission reviewing K-12 education with a mandate to make “bold recommendations to ignite change.” That has some groups concerned ……

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Noname brings smiles to sick kids
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Prepare to turn green with envy, because earlier this week I got to hang out with a major TV celebrity. I’m talking about a little guy who is arguably the hardest-working …

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The language of love
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Elaine Paul was always smiling. That’s what everyone who knew her remembers. And they remember that few things made her smile brighter than when a child learned to read: she’d …

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Indian and Métis Friendship Centre robbed and ransacked
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The Indian and Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg’s North End has been robbed and ransacked, after lying unused for months. Bear Clan Patrol co-founder James Favel walked reporters through the building’s ……

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CN working to clean up oil tanker spill near St-Lazare
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Federal investigators are probing the Saturday derailment of dozens of oil cars in western Manitoba, which has leaked crude oil near the Assiniboine River. CN Rail says 37 crude-oil cars from …

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New grant offers Metis $15,000 to buy first homes
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The Manitoba Metis Federation unveiled a program Friday to help Metis families buy their first homes, one step toward correcting an historic injustice when the Red River Metis lost their …

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Officer's impaired driving acquittal a result of incompetent investigation
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Another charged cop. Another botched investigation. On Thursday of this past week, a Winnipeg police officer was acquitted of impaired driving charges after a short trial in provincial court. Judge Robin …

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Alert Ready phone messages from Ontario prompt complaints in Winnipeg
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Winnipeg police are telling the public not to call 911 to complain about getting an Alert Ready on their cellphone. In a statement, police said when an alert is sent out …

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New weapons in meth battle
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Last summer, a man high on methamphetamine strapped metal plates on his limbs, went outside and encouraged Winnipeg police officers to shoot him before they arrested him. Last October, a 26-year-old …

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Study will probe link between CFS and jailed youth
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For the first time in a province with the highest youth incarceration and child apprehension rates in Canada, Manitoba’s government has said it will take action to “end that cycle” …

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Main library launching bag checks, metal detectors
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Users of the downtown Millennium Library will be subject to several new security screening measures, more commonly seen at airports, bars and sporting facilities. City hall announced Friday that effective Feb. …

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Supervised injection sites favoured by 64 per cent of Manitobans: poll
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Two-thirds of Manitobans are in favour of establishing supervised injection sites to battle what they see as a growing opioid crisis in their communities, new research shows. Polling data from the …

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Convoy bypasses Winnipeg on way to Ottawa
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A convoy of about 80 semi-trucks and other vehicles rolled through the Winnipeg area on Friday afternoon, en route to Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Pulling over briefly at a Headingley truck ……

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Bowman won't rule out safe injection site in city
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MAYOR Brian Bowman said he’s going to rely on science and the experience of front-line agencies when it comes to whether to support the establishment in Winnipeg of safe injection …

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Course explores our complex relationships with food
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I’m a registered dietitian, not the food police. And, like you, I’m human. And so it was that when my car broke down during a recent cold spell, I ended up …

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Appeal granted in attempted rape
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OTTAWA — The Supreme Court has granted an appeal to prosecutors who argue a Winnipeg man’s sentence for attempting to rape a four-year-old girl shouldn’t be reduced. A Manitoba judge convicted …

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New map will help source Lake Winnipeg algae
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OTTAWA — Conservation groups are asking Canadians to be part of a new effort to pinpoint the source of Lake Winnipeg’s algae blooms, and to make that data public. “Each of ……

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Festival du Voyageur marks 50 years with tribute to founders
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For its golden anniversary, the Festival du Voyageur is honouring two of its golden oldies: founder Georges Forest and his wife, Anita. La Prairie tent has been permanently renamed the Forest …

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Burns mourned as business titan and proud Winnipegger
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James Burns may have been a modern-day captain of industry, heading Great-West Life Assurance, living in other major North American cities at times and sitting on numerous board across the …

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McNeil brought change to a city hall in turmoil
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There is no way to leave quietly when you’re the top dog. Leaders who sit atop organizations — governments, businesses, professional sports teams — struggle under the stifling expectations of the …

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Mayor and premier both change plan to meet at Festival
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There was no love lost on Valentine’s Day for Manitoba’s best-known Brians. Neither Premier Brian Pallister nor Mayor Brian Bowman showed up for the Festival du Voyageur’s 50th anniversary media launch, …

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Trials approved for 'huge' innovation in cancer treatment
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Researchers say they are on the verge of a breakthrough in treating the type of cancer that killed Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie. Saskatoon pathologist Dr. Ron Geyer has worked for …

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Province's air contract awarded to firm with strong Tory ties
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The provincial government has chosen a new private company, which has a board chaired by a former Tory premier, to provide some government air services. The move will save taxpayers $6.5 …

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Vote split on water, sewage rate hike
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The proposed residential water and sewer rate increases for 2019 went under tough scrutiny by councillors Thursday, who were unable to support the proposal. Councillors on the environment committee were deadlocked …

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Bus drivers irked by order to disregard colleague's slaying
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Relations between city hall and the transit drivers’ union took another turn for the worse Thursday when drivers were ordered not to flash memorial messages for slain driver Jubal Fraser. Thursday …

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Winnipeg School Division may disregard province on funding cap
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At least one local school division looks poised to ignore Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen’s directive to cap special requirement increases – which drive up property taxes – at two per …

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Winnipeg cop acquitted of impaired driving
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A Winnipeg police officer who said he was tired, not drunk, when he was found reclining in the driver’s seat on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway has been acquitted ……

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Pilot project recycles mattress pieces for free
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A year-long pilot project for recycling mattresses and box springs will see the city sleep on it before deciding whether to continue. The $193,000 program, which runs until Jan. 31, 2020, …

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Integrity commissioner's report details 2018 action
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City hall’s integrity commissioner came in under budget for 2018. Council approved a budget of $150,000 for the office for 2018 and expenses totalled $142,596.69. Local lawyer Sherri Walsh, who was hired …

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Highway funding of $291 million will upgrade 350 kilometers
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HEADINGLEY – An extra $291 million will be invested in Manitoba highways, thanks to the Manitoba and federal governments setting aside their differences long enough to combine forces. The money will …

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Hairy Potter
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Jordan Van Sewell admits he has a warehouse full of ideas rattling around inside his head. But the ceramic artist, who has been shaping clay at his home-based studio in South …

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Provincial court cases moving slightly faster
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Cases are moving through Manitoba’s provincial courts faster and at a higher volume, recent data shows. But two years after the Supreme Court set strict timelines for criminal cases, 1,973 cases …

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PM's visit highlighted schism between mayor and premier
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OTTAWA — Political staff, journalists and MPs from across Canada tuned in Tuesday to watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to a minister crashing out of cabinet. They instead saw …

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