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Transit union votes down city contract offer
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The union representing Winnipeg Transit drivers and mechanics hopes its last-ditch pitch will overcome any rancour after members overwhelmingly rejected the city’s contract offer Friday. Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local …

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Funding cut closes Welcome Place door on government-assisted refugees
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Welcome Place has been told next year it will no longer be welcoming any government-assisted refugees. Manitoba’s largest and longest-running refugee resettlement agency found out it will no longer receive federal ……

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Provincial candidates weigh in on environmental issues in wake of Emterra mishap
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As pop cans pile up taller than the trucks that haul the recyclables at a Winnipeg plant, the parties vying for the provincial leadership are discussing their support for composting …

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Gridiron link to North investment in future
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This football season, in neighbourhoods throughout the city, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are running the #ForTheW campaign. You’ve likely seen the billboards, connecting local communities with the team’s journey. Meanwhile, the CFL …

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Friendship, faith at summer camp
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Growing up in Paraguay, Nettie Rempel was never able to go to summer camp. Even now that she’s a Canadian citizen and mother of four, her children would not have …

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Runner gets leg up on attempted bike wheel thief
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A Winnipeg runner realized the dream of many stolen-bike victims: she chased down, confronted and got her bike wheel back from an attempted thief. On Tuesday, a maintenance worker at Karly …

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No jump in birth-record demands in Manitoba
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The question has been posed to hospital staff, health archives departments, and provincial vital statistics agencies. It’s fielded with fluctuating frequency by record-keepers and administrative employees manning public phone lines in …

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Free Press election coverage available in podcast form
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There comes a time in the life of all political reporters when faithfully recording and then deconstructing everything that politicians say and do just isn’t enough anymore — when we …

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A true patriot
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Bob Vipond was, quite possibly, Canada’s No. 1 fan. He was a proud patriot who wore a Canada hat practically every day, and his huge collection of Canada paraphernalia included flags, …

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Genetic instability in brain cellstriggers Huntington's, study finds
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HUNTINGTON’S disease is triggered by genetic instability of a particular DNA sequence in brain cells, a new study of the lethal neurodegenerative disorder concludes. If confirmed, the study could lead to …

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'Hurts just as bad:' Tina Fontaine's family, friends mourn 5 years after death
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WINNIPEG – On a recent warm evening in Winnipeg a woman ran up to the Bear Clan Patrol in a panic asking for help to find her niece who had …

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Hotel ordered to install CO detectors after serious leak
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After dozens of people were sent to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning last month, a west Winnipeg hotel has installed 10 detectors to keep it from happening again. Super 8 Winnipeg …

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Hudson Bay potential for oil spill under microscope
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Possible responses to an oil spill in Hudson Bay will be studied by University of Manitoba researchers, aided with nearly $6.4 million in federal funding. Traffic in Hudson Bay has tripled …

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Greens target poverty with basic income pitch
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A provincial Green government would implement a basic income for all Manitobans, if elected Sept. 10. Green Leader James Beddome said it would cost $1.58 billion per year to pull every …

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Tories pledge push for 40,000 news jobs
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If re-elected, the Progressive Conservatives have promised to build Manitoba’s economy, by adding 40,000 private-sector jobs over the next four years. The PCs didn’t say how much money they’d dedicate to …

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Police union vows legal action on push for pension changes
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The Winnipeg police union is threatening legal action if city hall makes good on a threat to unilaterally eliminate overtime hours for pension eligibility and alter other benefits. Maurice Sabourin, president …

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Manitoba Liberals pledge funds for lead remediation
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The provincial Liberals have promised to spend $7 million on lead remediation efforts every year, if Manitobans vote red Sept. 10. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont made the announcement Friday morning outside …

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Oft-convicted drug dealer doing 'life on the instalment plan'
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Just weeks after his April 2018 release from prison on drug charges, Percival Icban was already being watched by police, tipped off that he had “returned to his old ways.” On ……

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Three-year max sentence for teen in group home attacks
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A 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to a maximum term of three years in custody, after she slashed a Winnipeg group home worker’s neck open with a utility knife. The teen, …

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Pair of councillors side with Transit union on contract process
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A group of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 members and two city councillors gathered at a bus stop on Main Street during early-morning rush hour to express their dissatisfaction with …

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Manitoba Liberals pledge investment in mental health system
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A Manitoba Liberal government would cover clinical psychological therapy under medicare and ensure more psychologists are trained and hired in the province, if elected Sept. 10. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont outlined …

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Tories plan to accelerate new school construction
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The Progressive Conservatives are promising to speed up school construction in Manitoba by adding 13 new facilities over the next decade, including eight in Winnipeg. PC Leader Brian Pallister, critical of …

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The trouble with Trudeau
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Canada, you have a problem. A big one. You have a prime minister in office — a position that wields tremendous, almost dictatorial powers — who still believes (despite overwhelming scholarly …

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NDP promises more care-home beds
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Manitoba’s New Democrats are promising to open 80 new personal care home beds in east Transcona, if they’re elected to government. Leader Wab Kinew made the party’s latest announcement placing health …

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City runs out of water safety tests after issuing lead warning
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After 23,000 Winnipeg homeowners were warned their homes could have lead pipes, 311 was deluged with people asking for their free water safety test — but the 200 tests available …

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Manitoba Hydro postpones release of survey results
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MANITOBA Hydro has postponed sharing the results of an employee-engagement survey with its staff until after Sept. 10, citing “an abundance of caution” as to not interfere with the provincial-election …

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Recyclables piling up since fire at Emterra plant
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Mountains of recyclables are piling up outside the Emterra Environmental plant on Henry Avenue, making the property an eyesore. “(It) looks like a landfill,” said Angela Anderson, founder of Journey to …

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May knocks on doors to support Beddome
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Federal Green party Leader Elizabeth May was knocking on doors Thursday in Winnipeg, but her thoughts were often on Ottawa. Following the Wednesday release of a report by ethics commissioner Mario ……

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Honey of an idea
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Honey dill is making the jump from dip to chip. According to statistics released by delivery service Skip the Dishes in June, Winnipeggers ordered 2,000 sides of honey dill sauce in …

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Slashing of teepee 'deeply disappointing'
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The teepee at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus was vandalized this week. In a statement, centre director Ry Moran said the …

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Norwood renewal
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A section of the Marion Street strip in St. Boniface is getting a new lease on life with a nod to neighbourhood nostalgia. The owners of the historic Norwood Hotel are …

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Up For Debate pushes gender equality
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Gender equality hasn’t been the focus of a political leaders debate in Manitoba’s recent history, but heading into next month’s election, more than 20 local agencies are working to change ……

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NDP promises free parking near hospitals
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Manitoba’s New Democrats say hospital patients and their loved ones should be focused on their health and not parking fees. The NDP has promised to give Manitobans two hours of free …

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Layin' Down Tracks mural reaches last stop
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A mural that wrapped around 14,000 square feet of a South Point Douglas business was painted over Wednesday as the building’s owner looks to sell the space. It comes with the …

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Siloam seeks coin for new laundry facility
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Siloam Mission doesn’t want to be taken to the cleaners — it wants to become one. The organization which helps feed and shelter the city’s most vulnerable people is seeking to …

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Low-flying balloon causes concern among North Kildonan residents
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North Kildonan residents say they spotted a near miss on Friday night when a hot air balloon flew over the neighbourhood at building-height. A yellow hot air balloon was spotted floating …

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Man guilty of sexually abusing kids at public housing complex
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A Winnipeg man has been convicted of sexually abusing three children from the same Manitoba Housing complex over three years. Provincial court Judge Kusham Sharma convicted Michel Bruno, 27, of six …

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Disability advocacy organization in limbo amid funding uncertainty
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The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities says it may be forced to close after repeated attempts to ask the province to restore its core funding, which was cut in …

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