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Bus drivers learn about dangerous passengers
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A unique training session offered to Winnipeg Transit operators by the Main Street Project has been hailed by the president of the national transit union, who said it should become …

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Suburban impact fee to be hiked by 3.5%
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The city’s home building industry got bad news Wednesday but said it could have been worse. City hall will increase the special fee on new residential construction in select suburban areas …

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Online sales, interactive displays as lottery agencies vie for customers
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WINNIPEG – Like many millennials, Sarah Rogalsky doesn’t go out of her way to buy lottery tickets. The 32-year-old is part of an office pool and chips in $2 a week …

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Councillor seeks mandatory registration of bikes to combat theft
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Coun. Ross Eadie thinks mandatory registration could deter the theft of bikes and put a dint in the illegal street sale of methamphetamines. Eadie (Mynarksi) is bringing a motion to Thursday’s …

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Winnipeg cannabis grower Bonify recalls weed sold in Saskatchewan
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Winnipeg-based licensed cannabis producer Bonify has issued a voluntary recall for some marijuana that was sold in Saskatchewan, citing a problem with paperwork that’s meant to prove the drug passed ……

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MLA's office lobbied for woman later charged in slaying
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A woman charged with the murder of a fellow resident at a Manitoba Housing complex last weekend had been subject to an eviction order in the months before the slaying, …

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The Benefits of High Intensity Workouts
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Julie Pacin initially started her career in the field of medical rehabilitation. She was a dancer as a child and has always been passionate about fitness. Today is leads a …

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Readers' Choice: You select the Manitoba's newsmaker and news story of 2018
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The countdown is on to the end of 2018 and that means the Free Press is again counting on our readers to select the top stories of the year. Over the …

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Uplift: A wedding to remember
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For Greg Westlake, the opening of Manitoba’s first fully-accessible outdoor skating rink means he won’t have to crawl to the ice. The Paralympic medalist, who is captain of Team Canada’s para …

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Innovative new rink 'incredible', says Paralympic champ
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For Greg Westlake, the opening of Manitoba’s first fully-accessible outdoor skating rink means he won’t have to crawl to the ice. The Paralympic medalist, who is captain of Team Canada’s para …

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City keeping 2019 impact fee hike a secret, frustrated home-builders say
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Winnipeg home-builders are anxiously waiting to find out how much the city’s impact fee will rise in the new year. The controversial fee — which currently adds roughly $5,300 to the ……

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Study helps profile Manitoba victims of TB
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A new study is providing a starting point for researchers aiming to lower rates of tuberculosis in the province, particularly among First Nations people. “(It gave) us a sense of how …

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City called 'heartless' for towing handicap vehicle
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Sam Schellenberg says it was bad enough that the city ticketed and towed dozens of vehicles from the Exchange District last week but towing his vehicle was “heartless” because his …

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City home prices forecast to rise
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Winnipeg house prices are forecast to rise 1.3 per cent in 2019, a good number compared to the rest of Western Canada, a Royal LePage Market Survey says. The average price …

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Stranded hiker thanks parachute rescuers
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On a remote trail, a hiker in his 50s suffers a head injury, can’t walk and discovers the satellite beacon rented just for such an emergency won’t work. But if …

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Santa a huge hit at charity event
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I hate to sound like a Hallmark card, but something magical happens when you slip into a Santa suit at this time of year. For me, the moment I stuff myself …

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Wildly popular RAW:almond pop-up restaurant features 35 chefs from around globe
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Michelin stars and a reality TV star are among the more than 30 chefs who will create meals at next month’s Raw:Almond pop-up dinners on Winnipeg’s frozen rivers. Since the popular …

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Street racing probed in Pembina Highway crash
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Winnipeg police want to know if five teenagers ended up in hospital Friday because they were street racing. Officers are investigating the single vehicle collision on Pembina Highway near Ducharme Avenue …

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'Lack of provincial leadership' has 'exacerbated' city's meth crisis, WRHA charges in document
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Health-care officials warned the provincial government months ago of an uptick in hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases caused by people sharing needles to inject methamphetamine, according to documents obtained by ……

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Doctors, province continue to spar over Lifeflight future
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Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen is “disappointed” Lifeflight air ambulance doctors have said they’ll no longer fly on contracted aircraft, effective Jan. 1. In a statement issued Monday, Friesen said Lifeflight …

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Man charged with defrauding city animal hospitals
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A man has turned himself in to police after several veterinary clinics in Winnipeg were defrauded. Officers discovered an individual who was raising Labrador dogs was scamming city vets over the …

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CSIS warned Canadian universities of security risks when working with Huawei
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Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecom firm in a tense stand-off with U.S. law makers – with Canada caught in the middle – is not currently funding any research at …

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Notre Dame Arena board waiting for ice plant, expecting frigid spring
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The ice plant cometh. Five months after the ice-making machinery at Notre Dame Arena imploded, melting the jam-packed hockey and recreational skating schedules that begin in September, work has begun to ……

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U of M professor placed on leave after misconduct allegations come to light
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The University of Manitoba has put one of its distinguished professors on leave and replaced him with an interim director. The U of M is also investigating claims outlined in a …

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Trial begins for teen charged with first-degree murder
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The trial for a Winnipeg man accused of carrying out a premeditated murder at the age of 16 began Monday, with the Crown prosecutor presenting cellphone footage of the January …

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Lots of interest in former St. Regis Hotel site in sale do-over, CentreVenture says
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CentreVenture officials are excited about the number of developers who have submitted bids to purchase and redevelop the former St. Regis Hotel. Angela Mathieson, CentreVenture’s CEO, said the deadline for bid …

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Human rights award recipient helping those in need
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The famous quotation, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,” could be the motto for …

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Filling Santa's boots for charity
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To quote the world-famous philosopher Britney Spears: “Oops…I did it again!” To be more specific, oops, I’m about to do it again, by which I mean, for the umpteenth time, I ……

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Meth made in Canada entering New Zealand
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OTTAWA — Canada is making meth and exporting it to New Zealand, the Free Press has learned. “We are currently aware that New Zealand is a destination country,” Public Safety Canada …

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Teaching the age-old art of mushing to northern youth
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A teacher in Bloodvein First Nation is using his passion for dogsledding to start an after-school program for the community’s youth. Sidney Klassen aims to have the program’s first participants on …

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Demand for services prompts library to add crisis worker
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As social services agencies struggle to keep up with the growing need for resources, community organizations — such as libraries — have to pick up the slack, a Winnipeg social …

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More treatment key to battling meth problem
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Never before have the federal and provincial governments done such a good job of living up to the adage of “too little, too late.” Last week, the federal and provincial governments …

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'Canada is the greatest place for families'
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For the first time, dozens of new Canadians sang O Canada as their own national anthem at a special citizenship ceremony on Sunday. During the ceremony, which was held to mark ……

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Second hand rows
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It’s a few minutes past 10 a.m. at the Mulvey Flea Market, a 12,400-square-foot facility that occupies the ground floor of the three-storey red-and-grey-brick building at 421 Mulvey Ave. that ……

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Human rights, heartbreaking reality
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Seventy years ago, with the horrors of the Second World War, the Holocaust and the Holodomor on full display in the rear-view mirror, a consortium of lawmakers, government representatives, academics …

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Carman under boil-water advisory
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The Town of Carman has been under a boil-water advisory since late Tuesday evening, due to turbidity in its water supply. Cheryl Young, the town’s chief administrative officer, said Friday sediment …

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Former Winnipeg pastor repeatedly told online girl was 15, U.S. cop testifies
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. — A former pastor from Winnipeg is on trial in California, facing allegations he traveled to the city of Arroyo Grande to have sex with a …

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Batteries not included
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Sagkeeng First Nation has struck a bold new agreement that paves the way for the largest lithium exploration project in the province. Vancouver-based New Age Metals (NAM) will conduct exploratory drilling …

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