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Shooting victim 'meek, non-violent'
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The 25-year-old man shot by police in his North End home Tuesday morning was described as around 5-6, “meek and mild” and “totally non-violent.” That characterization came from an individual who’s ……

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'Go back to your country': Bus passenger files complaint about dispute with driver
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Cathy Wong says she’s scared to take the bus to work at an airport-area hotel after the Winnipeg Transit driver refused to let her off at her stop and told …

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two charged in theft of car, lottery tickets
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Winnipeg police have arrested a man in connection with a two-month crime spree in which lottery tickets and licence plates were stolen. On Sept. 25, a suspect cashed a fraudulent cheque …

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Funding cuts leave inner-city community organizations in limbo, report says
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Recent funding cuts from the provincial government have left inner-city community organizations upset and confused, according to a new report. Funding for some organizations is on pause, while others continue to …

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Crash caused closure at Fermor and St. Anne's for much of the day
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The intersection of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue was closed for much of the day because of a major crash that sent four people to hospital, including one in …

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'Kissing bug' a risk for Manitobans from Central, South America
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The last thing Manitobans want to find under the mistletoe this holiday season is the “kissing bug.” Medical experts are encouraging Manitobans who are from specific south and central American countries ……

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$200-M road extension to Berens River expected to spur tourism
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Once-isolated Berens River First Nation celebrated the completion of a $200-million all-weather road Tuesday and the hope it will spur ecotourism and other economic opportunities. The 2,000-member community greeted provincial Infrastructure …

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Province's police watchdog, IIU, always on call
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The call was placed to the head of Manitoba’s police watchdog at 1 a.m. Tuesday, about 45 minutes after the shooting. When Zane Tessler answered, he was told Winnipeg police …

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Appeal to halt bus fare hikes falls flat
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A last-ditch appeal to persuade city council to drop the 25-cent Winnipeg Transit fare increase from the 2018 budget was unsuccessful. Several individuals and organizations spoke to council Tuesday, repeating many …

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Council approves city's $1-B budget with few changes
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Winnipeg finally has its 2018 budget. City council voted 11-5 Tuesday to approve a $1.08-billion operating budget and a $357.4-million capital budget that goes into effect in January. There were very few …

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Feigning ignorance on weed windfall won't lead to bliss
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When politicians talk about the arrival of legal cannabis, they make it sound like it’s going to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oh, the worry. According to the narrative coming …

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Police say runner had sell-ready meth
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A man who tried to run from police has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. At 9:30 a.m. Monday, police pulled over a driver on Sargent …

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Many transit users worried about safety after dark: report
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Nearly half of Winnipeggers who use public transit after dark worry for their safety, according to a new Statistics Canada report — placing the Manitoba capital tied for last among …

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Refugee advocates can take a stand
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After asylum seekers lost life and limb crossing into Canada in 2017, human rights groups trying to secure a safer way for them to get here to make a refugee …

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'They charge too much as it is' for parking
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Every hour spent visiting his ill mother at the hospital costs Ron Mackie $2 an hour in meter parking. If his mom is still in hospital five months from now, …

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Twelve days of holiday cheer
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I have never had to sing for my supper, but I am thrilled to announce that earlier this week I volunteered to sing for someone else’s supper. This came about Tuesday ……

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Diving in at every opportunity
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Tucker Poolman had been chomping at the bit to get back into an NHL game. His coach was hoping to find a way to make it happen. Just not like …

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Priest pleads guilty to stealing $190K
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BRANDON — An Anglican priest who used the church credit card to make more than $190,000 in unauthorized private purchases pleaded guilty to theft in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench …

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Foster mother charged in death of autistic woman, 18
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Jessica Whitford gave up hope the person responsible for her sister’s death would ever face justice. That changed last Thursday when RCMP informed her that Lydia Whitford’s foster mom, Lisa Marie …

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Winnipeg School Division adopts concussion protocol
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The Winnipeg School Division is moving right to the head of the class when it comes to dealing with concussions. Increasing concern over youth head injuries — a byproduct of fairly …

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Chiefs plan summit on child welfare reforms
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Indigenous child welfare reforms won’t go ahead without Métis and First Nations, Manitoba’s Families Minister Scott Fielding pledged following a meeting in Ottawa on Monday with his federal counterpart and …

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Man in hospital after being shot by police in North End residence
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A man was shot by police in the 400 block of Charles Street in early Tuesday morning. At around 12:15 a.m., officers arrived at a house where a man confronted them …

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Elimination of intravenous nursing team painful for patients
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A Winnipeg woman who needs monthly needles to guard against illness is lamenting the loss of the region’s intravenous nursing team and critiquing the crackdown on a policy that means …

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Gun fired during attempted break-in
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People tried to break into a house in the Burrows Central neighbourhood on Monday night and, when they couldn’t get in the door, one of them fired a gun at …

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Traces of zebra mussels found in Riding Mountain National Park lake
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Riding Mountain National Park is closing one of its lakes because it may contain zebra mussels. The park announced Tuesday that genetic traces of zebra mussels, but not the actual mussels ……

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Winnipeggers rally to protest bus fare hike
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Dozens of transit activists braved blustery weather outside city hall today to oppose a 25 cent bus fare hike, one day before councillors will vote on the 2018 Winnipeg budget. A …

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Police release photo of suspect in November bus assault
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Police are seeking the public’s help after an investigation into an “out of nowhere” assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus in early November has left them with few answers. On …

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Norwood Flats residents vote for time-restricted parking in neighbourhood
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Residents in Norwood Flats won’t have to pave paradise and put in a parking lot to discourage St. Boniface Hospital workers from parking on streets there — the city’s just …

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Prosecutors want judge to consider accused bomber's MO
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The modus operandi of an accused bomber is at play now that a provincial court judge has heard all of the evidence against Guido Amsel. Crown prosecutors are urging Judge …

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City tweaks new taxi bylaw, adds three-cent surcharge to Uber rides
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Mayor Brian Bowman offered additional amendments to the proposed bylaw to regulate taxis and ride-hailing services, but whether it’s enough to placate the angry industry is yet to be seen. Bowman …

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Bowman wants city to have cut of pot revenue pie
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City hall wants its fair share of tax revenue from the legalization of marijuana. Mayor Brian Bowman told reporters Monday that he supports the claim that Canadian municipalities should get at …

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Manitoba last province to hold out on proposed pot plan
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OTTAWA — Manitoba is once again the lone holdout in a federal deal, this time over a proposal to have the provinces take in more than three-quarters of tax revenue ……

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Member of KPMG review team to lead Health Sciences Centre
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The Manitoba government has tapped a member of the KPMG health sustainability review team to lead Health Sciences Centre. Ronan Segrave will serve as interim chief operating officer for HSC throughout …

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From Red Serge to Red Nose
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If you talk to Gordon Kowalchuk about volunteering with Operation Red Nose, expect to hear him use one phrase repeatedly: “It’s fun.” Some people might have a perception that the people …

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Pallister labouring over transformation
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It certainly wasn’t the most newsworthy excerpt from the recent speech from the throne delivered by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government. But it may be among the most important going forward …

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U of M grad to sit on International Criminal Court
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A former Winnipegger and University of Manitoba law school graduate has been elected a judge to preside over international cases of genocide and crimes against humanity. Kimberly Prost, who graduated from …

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How to bro-proof your microwave
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Every year, I somehow manage to buy my wife a Christmas present that brings her neither comfort nor joy. For instance, last year, I bought She Who Must Not Be Named …

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Man arrested, woman in hospital after stabbing
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A woman underwent surgery after being rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a Sunday night stabbing. Police were called to Maryland Street south of Broadway around 10:30 p.m. …

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Suspect sought in Portage stabbing
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Police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing over the weekend in Portage la Prairie. The stabbing was the result of a dispute between two men at a home in …

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Dakota Ojibway Police Service hires new chief
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The Dakota Ojibway Police Service announced the RCMP officer it seconded to head up its police force is staying on for good. Rick Head will officially take over the six-detachment service ……

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Manitoba pushes for whole pot pie
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OTTAWA — Manitoba will push the federal government to transfer all of the sin taxes collected from recreational marijuana into provincial coffers, the Free Press has learned. “This is a federal …

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