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Hydro works to restore power to Interlake First Nations
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Manitoba Hydro has moved its post-storm response efforts to the province’s most remote outage zones in the hopes of turning the lights on in First Nations in the Interlake so …

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Trudeau makes brief stop in city to shore up support days before election
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The last time Justin Trudeau came to Winnipeg he was sombre and contrite, but on Saturday evening, at a rally at the Punjab Cultural Centre, he was energetic and on …

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Kenney in city to stump for Conservative candidates
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney came to Winnipeg Saturday to stump on behalf of local Conservative candidates, saying Canadians must pull together to elect a “common sense government.” Kenney visited the campaign ……

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In it for the long haul
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He made his fortune in the trucking industry and generously gave back to the community, becoming one of Winnipeg’s best known philanthropists. But family was what mattered most to Paul …

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Utility repairs force closure of Langruth school for week
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The students at Langruth Elementary School haven’t just had a snow day, they’ve also had a week of hydro days. Pine Creek School Division Supt. Donna Miller Fry said Friday the …

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Doug's (uninformed) election handbook
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There are only two more sleeps until we cast our ballots in the 2019 federal election, and I think all you lovers of democracy know exactly what that means. It means ……

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Province tightens recruiting rules for foreign long-haul truckers
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The provincial government has issued new guidelines on the recruitment of international long-haul drivers in a bid to ensure road safety and to protect the integrity of the Manitoba Provincial …

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The end of Trudeau's fairy tale
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The 2019 federal election should have been a cakewalk for Justin Trudeau. Just four years into the job as prime minister, the telegenic Liberal leader — who drew international praise for …

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Connected by workplace, friendship and now kidney transplant
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Free Press writer Jill Wilson made a momentous decision to donate a kidney so Alan Small, her friend and colleague in deteriorating health, was able to receive the organ he so desperately needed. Read their stories.

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No easy way out for climate change-concerned voters
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If the 2019 federal election has shown us anything, it is there is still a substantial gap between the reality of climate change and what politicians and voters are prepared …

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Fraud sentencing for former NDP staffer pushed to January
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A long-delayed sentencing for a former aide to Manitoba premier Greg Selinger who defrauded the United Food and Commercial Workers Union is one step closer to resolution. Heather Grant-Jury pleaded guilty …

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Multi-year city budget seeks annual 2.33 per cent property tax increase
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The City of Winnipeg has launched its first multi-year budget process, calling for years-long spending freezes in many departments and a 2.33 per cent property tax increase in each of …

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Riding on a razor's edge
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There are campaign signs supporting two different candidates in front of Stan Zaborowski’s house: one for incumbent Elmwood-Transcona MP Daniel Blaikie (NDP) and one for Lawrence Toet, the Conservative challenger. “I …

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Mayor irked storm debris put on roads
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Mayor Brian Bowman tugged on Winnipeggers’ sense of civic duty Friday as he urged people to lend a hand in the massive storm cleanup, and he chastised those who have …

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GenNext Summit seeks 'to make this city better for everybody'
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There are a number of treats in store for people who attend a certain United Way Winnipeg conference on Halloween. Aimed at inspiring and empowering the city’s next generation of community …

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Stella's embroiled in union grievances
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Nearly a year after the “Not My Stella’s” campaign drew attention to workplace issues at local restaurant chain, the first unionized Stella’s location to negotiate a collective agreement has filed …

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Betting on the Bloc
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CHAMBLY, Que. — Daniel Choinière chuckles when asked whom he’s planning to vote for. “You try to find the least worst of the entire gang,” he says with a shrug. “It …

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Two teens charged in Main Street homicide
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Manslaughter charges have been laid against two teenage boys in the death of a man found this week unresponsive in a pool of blood in the middle of Main Street. Neilson …

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Compromise reached in election issue for Hydro
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Elections Canada and Manitoba Hydro have come up with a plan so the ongoing post-storm repair response does not prevent field workers from casting a ballot in the federal election ……

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Pride, prejudice of voting while homeless
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DENNIS Chief is a Sixties Scoop survivor who has been living on the streets of Winnipeg for most of his life. The 63-year-old votes whenever he can, and plans to …

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Singh's Concordia siren song off-key
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if his party forms a coalition government with the Liberals after Monday’s federal election, he’ll work towards reopening the emergency department at Concordia Hospital. Singh, who …

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Man who left mom to die on floor gets more jail time
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Manitoba’s highest court has ordered a man to serve more time in custody for leaving his elderly mother to die on the floor after she fell out of bed. The court …

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Pilot project aims to keep Métis families together
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The Manitoba government will spend $1.9 million on a three-year pilot project aimed at keeping Métis children, whose parents are struggling with addiction, with their parents. The provincial government said the …

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WRHA boss to retire after hospital system overhaul
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The man who has led the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority during some of the most momentous changes in the city’s hospital system has decided to retire. Réal Cloutier, 60, the WRHA’s …

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WRHA executive had front-row seat to decades of change
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Réal Cloutier is walking away from the helm of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority with the confidence of knowing nobody is quite sure what to make of him or his …

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Domestic violence develops into life-and-death drama for neighbours
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An inner-city domestic dispute turned into an arson that nearly led to multiple deaths Tuesday night after a police officer was assaulted and another family was forced to escape fire …

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All hands on deck for city crews cleaning up tree debris
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Trimming damaged trees is Winnipeg city hall’s focus, while the tidying of boulevards and public parks likely won’t begin for another three weeks — the next phase in a storm …

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Hydro crews not allowed to vote away from home Monday: Elections Canada
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MANITOBA Hydro employees away from home in the trenches of the post-storm cleanup Monday will not be able to exercise their right to vote in the federal election if they …

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Winnipeg's health care ranks 51st globally
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A study by a European tech startup ranks Winnipeg 51st among the top 100 hospital cities worldwide. The study is based on data relating to medical workforce, education, quality of care, …

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Downtown Bay hosts Paddlewheel pop-up
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THE Paddlewheel restaurant, a former Winnipeg institution, will return to the Bay downtown for a limited time. Winnipeg’s flagship Hudson’s Bay store will host a series of lunch-hour pop-ups with …

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Catholic archbishop uses political tiff as teachable moment
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BEFORE politicians and the public rush to stereotype all Catholics as abusers, the archbishop of Winnipeg suggests reading a recent national church protocol on protecting children. The 184-page document, which was ……

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Abused daughter gets 8 years for killing mom
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A Winnipeg woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for killing her mother in a case stained by years of neglect and abuse. Hailey Barker, 20, pleaded guilty to …

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Manitoba government backs off plan to seek delay in wage-freeze court battle
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WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has backed off a plan to delay a court battle over its public-sector wage freeze. Unions representing 110,000 workers are asking the Manitoba Court of Queen’s …

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Police identify Main Street homicide victim, ask hit-and-run driver to come forward
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Winnipeg police are investigating the city’s 31st homicide of the year, revealing an injured man who was found on Main Street Wednesday had been assaulted and then struck by a ……

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Police investigate man found dead on Main Street
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Winnipeg police have released few details about an overnight incident in which a man died and a section of Main Street was stained with blood. Police officers were sent to Main …

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Stony inmate gets life for prison slaying
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A Stony Mountain Institution inmate has been sentenced to life in prison for his part in a fatal attack on another prisoner. Kevin Edwards, 30, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder …

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Even if he wins, Trudeau's political clock ticking
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In an election campaign that’s too close to call, there is only one thing for certain: Canadians will never see Justin Trudeau quite the same. Just one year ago, Trudeau was …

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Province's money-losing marijuana numbers don't add up, opposition leaders say
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On the first anniversary of cannabis legalization, critics are questioning why the provincial government isn’t publicly predicting profits from sales of the drug just yet. The government’s total gross profit from …

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