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Ethiopian emperor's descendant to visit city
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The Manitoba Historical Society is bringing royalty to Winnipeg. The grandson of the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I will be the guest of honour and keynote speaker at a formal …

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Moose finds way into town
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There was a moose on the loose in town Thursday. Brandon police and animal control officers were called to a house on Viceroy Crescent, off Rosser Avenue in the west end …

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Nurses union mulls 'grey listing' HSC
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Amid a mound of unresolved grievances and mounting concerns about unsafe and inappropriate working conditions, the Manitoba Nurses Union is mulling the rare move to discourage members from taking jobs …

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Dikes, ditches and dams: Manitoba's fight against flooding is complex
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WINNIPEG – It has become an annual ritual in Manitoba — mid-winter thoughts turn to the spring melt and whether land and communities will be threatened by rising water that …

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Tim Hortons staff locked out, replaced over dime hourly raise
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Unionized employees of a downtown Tim Hortons were picketing Friday morning at Portage and Main, after the franchise owner locked them out over a wage increase roughly equivalent to the …

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Judge imprisons Wolseley killer at least 15 years in neighbour's 'vicious' murder
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Calling her actions vicious, sadistic and bizarre, a judge sentenced Brenda Schuff to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years in the 2017 killing of Judy ……

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Honorary street name tribute to Transcona veteran
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When Second World War veteran Henry Golis learned his name would grace a street sign in his old east Winnipeg neighbourhood, he had one but thought: “I feel honoured. Very …

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HSC sex assault treatment program expands to domestic violence care
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Manitoba’s largest sexual assault treatment program has expanded care for victims of domestic violence. Seeing a need for trauma-informed treatment that wasn’t solely for people who have been sexually assaulted, the …

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City mulls Exchange parking rate cut
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CITY hall is looking at reducing street parking rates in the Exchange District by 50 cents an hour amid concerns from local business owners that high meter fees are cutting …

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Refugee grateful for opportunity for 'beautiful life'
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The new decade began full of love and hope for one newcomer who faced hatred, death and despair not long ago. Muhazu Muniru has lost nearly everything in his 33 years: …

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Tories play Manitoba 150 marketing ploy
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The problem with the Pallister government’s decision to rebrand $45 million of infrastructure spending as “Manitoba 150” anniversary costs is it gives the appearance the province is spending lavishly on …

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Poor harvests affect Buhler Industries' bottom line
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The past year was another disappointing one for Buhler Industries, with declining sales and a slumping stock price. The Winnipeg-based agricultural equipment manufacturer has limped through two consecutive years of weak …

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Winnipeg waste audit seeks to reveal trashy secrets
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City officials are going to find out how much online shopping Winnipeggers do, and just how much food they’re wasting. The answers to those questions are key components in a City …

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Warm weather unlikely to cool need for safe shelter during the winter months
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On the unseasonably mild first night of the year, an Osborne Village church opened its doors to those looking for a warm place to sleep. The five people who showed up ……

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Manitoba 150 party price tag too rich for some: poll
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Most Manitobans know about the 150th anniversary party the province is throwing itself this year, but not everyone is happy about the cost. That’s clear from the results of a Probe …

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A decade of high expectations, broken promises for Indigenous peoples
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In the opening days of 2010, the world travelled to the West Coast for the Winter Olympics. “These games are Canada’s games,” then-prime minister Stephen Harper announced, “that we shall offer …

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Rescue group: stray dog's condition improving after being found with jar on head
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WINNIPEG – After days of uncertainty that followed the rescue of a Manitoba stray dog with pellets in her body, metal in her belly and a plastic jar stuck on …

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Daughter hopes social media can lead to answers in mother's killing 39 years ago
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WINNIPEG – Denise Pochinko remembers waking up and hearing the screams. She hid under blankets with her sister until sirens drowned out their panicked breathing. It was October 1980 in Winnipeg …

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Drought, flooding, freak snowstorm: weather hit Manitoba hard in 2019
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A deadly heatwave. A premature snowstorm that created “a tree apocalypse” and froze millions in crops. A rain-filled autumn that led to the activation of the floodway, put the river …

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Lane closures at site of Pembina Highway fire
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Winnipeg drivers should expect some delays, following the announcement of road closures on Pembina Highway and Bison Drive. Waverly West Coun. Janice Lukes made the announcement to constituents in the area …

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Flash and dash: Polar Bare runners sprint into new year
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Nearly 70 brave Winnipeggers decided to “bare” the cold on New Year’s Day — literally — in the annual Polar Bare Run. Gathering before 9 a.m., creativity was the watchword as …

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Firefighters, police assaulted
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Three men are facing charges for allegedly assaulting police officers or firefighters in separate incidents. In the first assault, a man injured two officers while resisting arrest on New Year’s Eve, …

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Car club shines up legislature for diamond anniversary
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Engines were revved and ribbons cut as an amalgamation of anniversaries greeted the new year at the Manitoba legislature. The 150th anniversary of the province of Manitoba and the 100th anniversary …

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Winnipeg's first baby of 2020 born at HSC Women's Hospital
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Barely visible while wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a blue tuque, Winnipeg’s first baby of the new year slept through most of his first news conference. The yet-to-be-named newborn ……

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New Year's Levee draws crowds, good cheer
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The Queen’s representative in Manitoba welcomed flocks of visitors to the Manitoba Legislative Building on the first Wednesday of 2020 for her annual New Year’s Levee. The traditional gathering, which is …

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Ottawa's trash could be your treasure
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OTTAWA — Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Is there a certain shampoo, or some used office supplies, that you just couldn’t find on Boxing Day? Ottawa is here to …

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Frequent passenger shaken after delayed trip goes off the rails west of Portage
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KATRIME — Even before the derailment, Penny Flock was having a tough day of travel. The 72-year-old had arrived at the station in Canora, Sask., Monday before 8 a.m., bags packed …

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Report recommends $3.5M to improve Transit Plus
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The city’s administration is recommending more than $3.5-million worth of extra funding for Winnipeg’s Transit Plus service to address recommendations to improve the accessible service made by Manitoba’s Ombudsman earlier …

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Bedevilled by demand, Snow Angels volunteer program hanging up shovels next winter
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There hasn’t been a whole lot of the white stuff — at least not yet — but the Snow Angels are having trouble digging out from the demand. And Take Pride ……

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Morden, Winkler in limbo until sewage plants upgraded
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Mayors in the Pembina Valley don’t want to make a stink about their sewage troubles — but they may have to if it means getting the provincial and federal governments …

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Mill's logging licence in park extended
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The Manitoba government has renewed the logging rights of a U.S. company in Duck Mountain, the only one of Manitoba’s 92 provincial parks where the practice hasn’t been banned. The licence …

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What's open, closed this New Year's Day
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The Free Press does not publish a print edition Wednesday, Jan. 1, but readers can visit winnipegfreepress.com for the latest news and information. Many businesses and government services close or change …

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The decade that rushed by
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Ah, the 2010s. The decade that didn’t really have a name — the 2010s? the teens? what are we calling it? — was also the decade in which everything felt …

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News briefs for December 30, 2019
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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on December 30, 2019.

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Weekend storm in North Dakota ratchets up spring flooding fears along Red
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As North Dakota cleaned up Monday from a weekend storm that dumped upwards of 45 centimetres of snow on parts of the state, a U.S. meteorologist said conditions are ripe …

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Dispel the myth: city cupboards are not bare
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Winnipeggers can expect renewed calls for higher property taxes in 2020, beyond the 2.33 per cent cap Mayor Brian Bowman has pledged to honour. The city’s new four-year, open-budget process — …

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Selkirk not waiting for catastrophe; plan makes adapting to climate-change 'routine'
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If you ask Duane Nicol about the City of Selkirk’s plan to adapt to climate change, the chief administrative officer will say it’s nothing flowery — and that is exactly …

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New Free Press additions to greet new year
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Long before I joined the Winnipeg Free Press, one of my chores was taking care of the annual Samyn letter to our family and friends that needed to be mailed …

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