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Man faces murder charge in Winnipeg café stabbing
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Police have charged a Winnipeg man with second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a double stabbing Monday night at a local restaurant. The Ontario Provincial Police stopped an eastbound …

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Appeal court puts drug bust back on docket
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A new trial has been ordered for two men who convinced a judge their rights had been violated by police and had evidence of a drug bust tossed out of …

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Cyclist accuses city police of unprovoked use of pepper spray
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The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is investigating allegations an on-duty Winnipeg officer pepper-sprayed a cyclist on a city street. The cyclist, Thomas Krause, said the alleged use of force was …

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Underachiever
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Ordinarily, we would never consider asking an interviewee anything to do with their underwear, let alone what style they have on. However, when the person seated across from us is Laura …

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Police keeping fans on short leash meant Game 5 party stayed clean
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The ugliest activity around Bell MTS Place on Thursday night was the Winnipeg Jets’ third-period collapse on the ice, not the fans’ behaviour at the third Whiteout street party outside. Before …

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Winnipeg restaurant target of violence, anti-Semitic vandalism
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An employee was attacked and a River Heights neighbourhood restaurant targeted for the fourth time in five months by a hate crime involving anti-Semitic graffiti and property damage Thursday, the ……

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Shooting death Winnipeg's 13th homicide of 2019
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The death of a man who was found injured near railway tracks in the the North End early Thursday has been ruled a homicide, Winnipeg police say. Joselito Fernandez, 53, of …

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International magazine recalls Reeves' reign as Hamlet
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A magazine’s interview with Hollywood star Keanu Reeves has provided the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre a chance to look back at a magical winter when the actor starred in the ……

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Remote life, rough justice
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Thompson — In the basement of a government building, a small black-and-white sign points around a corner to Manitoba’s northernmost law courts. Through an unsecured, 1970s-era lobby that serves as a …

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Election will spoil the party, Pallister says
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Premier Brian Pallister says it would be “a horrible thing” to interrupt Manitoba’s 150th birthday celebrations next year by holding a provincial election. Speaking to a business crowd of 350 people …

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Celebrated skier mourned in Manitoba
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Extreme skier Dave Treadway, who died in a skiing accident on April 15, is being remembered in Manitoba for encouraging others to be their best. "He was always just a fun …

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4/20 party organizers lose their mellow
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The organizing committee behind the subdued 4/20 cannabis celebration expected at the Manitoba Legislative Building this Saturday has been torn apart by internal political rifts over the past year, as ……

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Easter weekend: What's open and what's closed
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Let the chocolate flow! It’s Easter weekend in the city. While there will be Christian celebrations for some, chocolate treats will be part of the weekend for many. The Free Press …

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Province to launch review into how development projects carried out in city
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Brian Pallister has announced an independent review of how the City of Winnipeg approves and inspects construction and development projects, sparking a new controversy in the ongoing feud between Broadway …

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For a good time, call…
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When it’s time to throw a party — and we mean a big party — Winnipeg turns to Jason Smith. The owner of Smith Events is the mastermind hired by Economic …

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Hoping Le Grand Orgue undamaged in Paris blaze a pipe dream, city organist says
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Young United Church organist Lottie Enns-Braun knows better than most that when a fire strikes a church sometimes it is hearing that is believing. Enns-Braun said she has seen photographs and …

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Morden transformed into 1950s Ohio for Amazon Prime production
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They didn’t bring the robots with Felix the Cat faces — they might be coming to Morden in July. But the Amazon Prime TV production did import 40 dump trucks of …

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Three structures added to city's protected resources
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Three structures were added to the City of Winnipeg’s list of protected resources at Wednesday’s meeting of the historical buildings and resources committee. The committee voted unanimously to confer protection on …

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Rookie MLA not expelled from PC caucus after sexual harassment complaints
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Kildonan MLA Nic Curry has been absent from the legislature for the past week, but has not been expelled from the PC caucus after allegedly being the subject of two …

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Councillors call for change in wake of work culture investigation
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City councillors are calling for a “major shake-up” in Winnipeg’s civil service, as allegations swirl multiple departments have long been home to a slack, low-expectations work culture. “If what’s going on …

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Measles risk elevated in some neighbourhoods 
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Recent reports of measles outbreaks on Vancouver Island, Montreal, Ottawa and New York may have many Winnipeg parents and health-care providers wondering: could the same thing happen here? The answer: yes. Manitoba …

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Measles 'disaster' could happen here: MD
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Winnipeg is facing a measles "disaster," says an expert who fears low vaccination rates in the city are putting people at risk of the virus that can have devastating effects. Only …

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Tories, NDP make deal: PST cut on track
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Premier Brian Pallister has reached a compromise with the Opposition NDP to see his PST bill passed this spring, rather than held over until the fall, in exchange for abandoning …

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Crown seeking 15-year sentence in manslaughter case
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Before she was shot dead in the Winnipeg drug house where her boyfriend sold methamphetamine, Jeanenne Fontaine dreamed of a better life. “I need to find a new place to call …

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'Just in the wrong place at the wrong time'
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The man killed in a double stabbing Monday arrived in Winnipeg from Syria as a teen two years ago, a family friend says. The death of 21-year-old Yazan Al Horani and …

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Controversial fire chief's contract extended for year
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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane’s employment contract has been extended for a year. The initial five-year contract expired on Sunday, but since neither the City of Winnipeg nor Lane ……

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"I'm very, very proud of where I'm from"
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CROSS LAKE — It was surreal, Brady Keeper kept saying, because that’s the only word he could find to describe what he was feeling. The parade through the streets, the …

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FPLP projects more stable year ahead
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The company that owns the Winnipeg Free Press, Brandon Sun and eight community newspapers in Manitoba saw revenues decline in 2018 but projects a more stable picture in 2019. FP Canadian …

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Labour council meets after harassment claims
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The spectre of Basia Sokal’s pending resignation hung over the Winnipeg Labour Council (WLC) on Tuesday night as the group’s monthly meeting kicked off with the reading of an anti-harassment …

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Volunteer working OT
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Now that he’s retired from a job that required him to hobnob with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and other royal dignitaries, Dwight MacAulay finally has the time to be really …

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'I love you because I know you:' Century-old love letters found in Winnipeg
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WINNIPEG – Century-old love letters are being returned to a family after they were uncovered by a construction crew working on a historic building in Manitoba. The slightly yellowed letters were …

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Manitoba falls short in anti-poverty measures: report
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Groups trying to help Manitobans get out of poverty are giving the province a failing grade. The Manitoba government released its renewed poverty reduction strategy — Pathways to a Better Future ……

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End of fund means $25 a month less for some Manitoba welfare recipients
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is cutting benefits for some welfare recipients by $25 a month as part of a medium-term overhaul of social assistance. Starting next month, the province …

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Waverley underpass budget drops $58M, but savings aren't city's to spend
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Saving $58.1 million on the Waverley underpass project doesn’t mean city hall will have extra cash to spend on other infrastructure projects. Coun. Scott Gillingham, chair of council’s finance committee, said …

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Whiteout organizers cap ticket sales at 11,000
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Whiteout street party organizers have reduced the number of tickets available for Thursday night’s downtown event. In an attempt to control the size of the crowd at the party outside Bell …

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Free concerts in strike centenary spotlight
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The centennial of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike will be celebrated with free concerts featuring performers such as Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco and Heather Bishop, local unions announced Tuesday. “We all …

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One dead, one injured in violence at Pembina café
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Winnipeg police are investigating a homicide after a man died in a fight at a Fort Rouge restaurant. Police were called to a report of a double stabbing at Ramallah Café …

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RCMP put 2007 cold case back in spotlight
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RCMP will be in St. Ambroise this week, seeking for information related to the 12-year investigation into the death of Crystal Saunders. Saunders was last seen alive on April 18, 2007 …

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