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Revived program offers support for parents of babies in intensive care unit
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In January, Holly Marie’s daughter Ellie was born prematurely with a congenital heart defect and a congenital trachea defect. Ellie needed heart surgery, help breathing and a stay in the …

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Dan Vandal signs on to help Manitoba Liberal Leader win St. Boniface byelection
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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont is getting some high-profile help as he seeks a seat in the provincial legislature in the forthcoming St. Boniface byelection. Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for …

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Manitoba rate for babies delivered by C-section among lowest in country
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Manitoba continues to have one of the lowest Caesarean section rates across the entire country, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Less than a quarter …

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Several provincial bills delayed until November
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The New Democrats delayed three bills Thursday that could change the rules of the social services appeals board, eliminate the requirement to post government notices in newspapers, and award cabinet …

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Transit union wants province to use carbon tax to convert buses to electric
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The union representing Winnipeg Transit drivers says the province should use carbon tax revenue to finance the upgrade of Transit’s fleet to electric from diesel. Aleem Chaudhary, president of Amalgamated Transit …

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Tories well on their way to trimming 1,200 provincial jobs: finance minister
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Controlling Manitoba’s finances through an eight per cent reduction in the civil service means going office-by-office in search of potential cuts, says Finance Minister Cameron Friesen. Friesen told his department’s estimates …

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Local funeral home investigated for financial crimes
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Winnipeg police say they are in the “preliminary stages” of a financial crimes unit investigation concerning a local funeral home in court-ordered receivership. The province, meanwhile, says it has forwarded information …

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Patios abuzz about smoking ban
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Though it took effect April 1, a new Winnipeg bylaw banning smoking at outdoor restaurant and bar patios hasn’t caused all smokers to butt out just yet. Winston Yee, the City ……

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Pallister called 'part-time premier' for being a no-show at key committee
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Brian Pallister is facing accusations he’s a “part-time premier” after dodging an appearance at a budgetary committee for a second day this week. On Monday, a scheduled estimates meeting for Executive …

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Judge rejects owner's plea for Harry's return
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The law leaves no room for emotion as a court battle over a rescue dog continues, a Manitoba judge has ruled. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar dismissed an …

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PCs want to privatize hip, knee surgeries: NDP
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister refused Wednesday to address accusations from NDP Leader Wab Kinew that the Tories are planning to allow private surgery for hip and knee replacements and cataracts. Kinew …

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NDP to block red-tape-reduction bill
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The NDP said it is blocking the Pallister government’s omnibus red-tape-reduction bill to try to protect renters’ ability to complain about landlords. “There’s a provision in there that would make it …

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Getting to the core of the matter
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Put a halt to highrises, scrap surface parking lots and make more livable low- to mid-rise places for twice as many people to live downtown. University of Manitoba planning and architecture …

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Giving homeless a voice
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WHEN Terry Land celebrates his 60th birthday in July, it’ll mark one year of living on Winnipeg’s streets. During that time, he’s learned that when the city’s shelters fill up — …

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National pharmacare would boost health: committee
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OTTAWA — Publicly funded prescription drugs under a universal pharmacare program would provide better health care to Canadians at a lower cost than the status quo, the House of Commons …

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Friday's Jets bash to be bigger, better
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If the whiteout street party hits maximum capacity when the Winnipeg Jets host the Minnesota Wild for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series Friday, almost as many people will …

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Feds paid Facebook for energy campaign
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OTTAWA — Facebook is free to use, from uploading photos to clicking the “like” button on others’ social media posts. But showing enthusiasm for federal programs could cost Ottawa some …

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NDP wants Pope to apologize for church's role in residential schools
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OTTAWA — The NDP will ask each member of Parliament to declare whether the Pope ought to formally apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools, though Winnipeg’s archbishop ……

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Decriminalize opioids: report
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The Canadian Mental Health Association is calling for the decriminalization of opioid use, as well as heavy investment in harm-reduction strategies, in a policy paper released Tuesday. The executive director of ……

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When you gotta go…
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I was browsing through my office email Tuesday morning when I opened one from a journalistic organization I am pretty sure I used to belong to until I forgot to …

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Celebration of life for curling champion will be on Saturday
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World champion curler Rod Hunter died earlier this year, but a celebration of his life is being held this Saturday in the curling rink where he threw so many rocks. Hunter, …

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New resource guide aimed at city's most vulnerable
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A new resource guide for the city’s most vulnerable citizens is now on the streets. The Winnipeg Outreach Network launched the guide for youth in need at the Ma Mawi Wi …

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Mayor tables motion to give preferential treatment to local suppliers
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Mayor Brian Bowman made good on a commitment he announced at his State of the City speech in March, bringing a motion to the executive policy committee calling on city …

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Premier rejects idea of safe-injection site in Manitoba
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Premier Brian Pallister rejected calls for Manitoba to open a safe-injection site, but promised his government will soon announce proactive ways to deal with the opioid crisis. Pallister clashed with NDP …

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China cracks down on recyclables; city, residents to feel impact
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Questions over city hall’s plan to award a 10-year, $112-million contract to a Toronto firm to process and market curbside recyclable materials has drawn attention to dramatic changes in recycling. Randy …

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Pallister's threat to sue Free Press, 'intended to cast chill,' New Democrat says in legislature
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Brian Pallister says he has no intention of withdrawing a threat to sue the Winnipeg Free Press over its coverage of his tax situation in Costa Rica. In answer to questions …

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WRHA claims wait time reduction strategy working
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If reduced emergency department wait times and fewer seniors lingering in hospital for a personal-care home placement are any indication, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says its consolidation strategies appear …

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Accused in fake Facebook message case gets off on technicality
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A Winnipeg man who was accused of creating fake Facebook messages to make it look like he’d been framed for domestic-violence allegations has been found not guilty. Michael Kube, 40, was …

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Province asks drivers to provide ticket info after losing it
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Manitoba Justice is banking on the co-operation of people ticketed and fined after technical glitches led to the loss of court documents regarding the disposition of cases. On March 19, Peter ……

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Lobbyists turn focus to senators
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OTTAWA — Manitoba senators say they’re treading carefully as lobbyists from cigarette companies, environmental groups and agricultural businesses jockey for their attention. The Senate is gaining independence and as a result, …

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Arrests made after man carjacked, robbed, stabbed
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THREE people have been arrested, and a fourth is being sought, after a 50-year-old man was slashed with a knife and robbed of his bank cards and rental car last …

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One toke over the line
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More than two-thirds of adult Manitobans favour an uncompromising approach to policing marijuana-impaired driving, at least until an accurate roadside test becomes available, a Probe Research poll conducted for the …

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Warkentin family case leads to immigration rule changes
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AN American family whose struggle to resettle in Canada shone an unflattering light on this country’s immigration rules not only won their case, they’re seeing the rules change for other …

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Manitoba Hockey pays its respects
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More than 130 members of Winnipeg’s extended “hockey family” attended a vigil Monday night for the 16 people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Vigil-goers were met with a hockey ……

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Province delays pulling public notices from newspapers
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The provincial government has delayed scrapping the longstanding requirement of posting government notices in newspapers. That’s delayed, not withdrawn. Sports, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox acknowledged in an interview Monday the …

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Clinic not violating laws charging for ultrasound procedures in Manitoba
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There’s nothing wrong with a private Winnipeg clinic charging for ultrasound and echocardiogram exams, despite it not being licensed to do so, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says. “It doesn’t appear to …

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Pallister addresses Costa Rican tax issue, mum on potential lawsuit against Free Press
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he’s still determining whether he owes luxury taxes on his vacation home — nearly two weeks after telling the public he would get to the …

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Premier pushes for outlet channel
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ST. LAURENT — Premier Brian Pallister wants the federal government to fast-track environmental approval for a new outlet channel to prevent future flooding around Lake Manitoba. Pallister has written to Prime …

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Manitoba offers sex-assault survivors a chance to report crime, but not to police
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Manitoba has become the third province in Canada to start tracking third-party reports of sexual assault incidents, offering an alternative that can empower survivors who are too afraid or don’t …

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Concerns dog recycling contract
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Concerns about the reputation of a Toronto-based recycling company and world market fluctuations for recycled products prompted a civic committee to turn down an administrative recommendation on a 10-year, $112.6-million ……

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Hitting the hill one last time
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STONY MOUNTAIN — Dozens of snowboarders and skiers strapped on their equipment to go on one last shred and rip as the local ski hill opened for its final day, …

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