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Manitoba senators score court win
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OTTAWA — Manitoba senators have clinched a legal victory in their dramatic standoff with the federal Liberals, after a scathing court ruling Friday slammed Ottawa’s delays in fixing sex discrimination …

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Glover laments violence in U.S. during speech to unionists in Winnipeg
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The racial tension and violence unfolding in the United States is a “multi-faceted, socio-political crisis,” American actor Danny Glover told the audience at the annual Unifor Canadian Council at the …

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Injured cop's hand not near gun when it discharged: WPS
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A Winnipeg Police Service officer did not have his hand near his firearm when it fired on Aug. 7, causing a severe leg injury, a spokesman said Friday. The officer had …

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The eclipse's really early birds
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Thousands of eclipse oglers eager to secure their viewing spots have been pouring into rural towns on Oregon’s arid east side and craggy coast for days. But some Oregon residents …

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Get tough on border, Tories urge Trudeau
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OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are pushing the Liberals to drop their welcoming tone on refugees entering Canada outside border posts, saying it’s leading to an out-of-hand situation in Manitoba …

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Life's not fare — at least for some
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Last week’s column about the female Winnipeg Transit driver who used a broom to prod awake a sleeping indigenous passenger included another controversial element that almost got lost in the …

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Still time to give the gift of summer memories
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The stakes are coming up and the tents are being folded on this year’s Winnipeg Free Press Sunshine Fund, but before we place them into storage for another year, there …

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Police say stolen vehicle involved in crash
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The Winnipeg Police Service says a stolen vehicle was involved in a car crash this morning in the area of Arlington Street and Pritchard Avenue. Police say they were called to …

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Union for health-care staff believes Niverville MRI clinic un-Canadian
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A union representing health care support workers in southern Manitoba is pushing back against the Town of Niverville’s plans to open an MRI clinic it says is neither public nor …

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Freed Yazidi boy adjusting to life in Winnipeg with new bike
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Emad Mishko Tamo had three wishes: to be reunited with his mother, to be brought to Canada and to get a new bicycle. He now has all three. Yazidi Canadians in Winnipeg …

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Officer was not touching gun when it shot his leg, police say
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An officer did not have his hand near his gun when it spontaneously fired on Aug. 7, causing a severe leg injury, the Winnipeg Police Service said today. The officer …

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Candice Bergen denounces right-wing media network the Rebel
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OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives’ Manitoba lieutenant has come out against the Rebel, saying the populist network’s racist views don’t fit in a modern party. Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen told …

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Churchill mayor met with officials in Ottawa about rail line, signalling possible government action
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OTTAWA — Churchill Mayor Mike Spence has met with senior Ottawa officials, suggesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting action behind his pledge to solve the town’s 12-week rail line …

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Monday's solar eclipse may be the most-watched one in human history
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The sun, the earth, the moon and you will perfectly align on Monday morning. At least that’s how Brenden Petracek, president of the Winnipeg chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of …

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Kinew releases details about past criminal charges following emails circulated to media
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NDP MLA and party leadership candidate Wab Kinew faced new revelations about past run-ins with the law Friday — including accusations of domestic violence — after a rash of anonymous …

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Crop of contamination in St. B?
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For 35 years, Madeleine Vrignon and her husband, Gary Tessier, have grown fruits and vegetables in their South St. Boniface home’s small backyard garden: zucchini, beans, tomatoes, beets and radishes ……

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IIU investigating two cases involving RCMP officers
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Manitoba’s Independent Investigative Unit is investigating a pair of incidents involving RCMP officers — one regarding injuries to a woman held in custody in Portage la Prairie, and the other …

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Niverville teams up with private partners to construct MRI clinic
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The Town of Niverville has struck up a rather unusual public-private partnership in order to facilitate a new MRI in Manitoba. The hope is that the new magnetic resonance imaging machine, …

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Cold comfort: Fledgling Winnipeg ice cream company hits the ground peddling
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According to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, entrepreneurs intending to start a new business should allow themselves a good 10 to 12 months to get their venture off …

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Federal regulator will probe Omnitrax
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OTTAWA — The federal transport regulator is probing whether Omnitrax has broken the law by abandoning service along the railway to Churchill for 12 weeks, after Free Press readers complained …

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Manitoba soldier to get burial, 100 years after death
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A Manitoba soldier killed in action during the First World War will be given a military burial Aug. 24 in France, just over three months since his remains were indentified …

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House of horrors: Shocking details emerge around gruesome western Manitoba double-murder
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Editor’s note: Story contains graphic content Stunning details have emerged publicly for the first time about a double-murder mystery that rocked a tiny Manitoba town and led to months of rumours, …

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St. B soil so toxic, even garden veggies unsafe, prof declares
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A University of Manitoba professor is advising residents in a portion of a south St. Boniface neighbourhood not to eat the vegetables grown in their gardens after soil samples revealed …

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Local group stands against hate
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Fearing that a wave of emboldened racism is creeping up from the U.S., a local activist group is calling a public meeting to vent, grieve, and mobilize. Silence is Violence, hosted …

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Trees enhance our health and well-being
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Winnipeg’s urban forest is under attack. Dutch elm disease is on the rise, killing an average of 5,500 trees every year, according to a story in the Free Press last month. …

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The simple truth is better than these strange fictions
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Premier Brian Pallister was so close to a good, simple announcement. The premier convened media and VIPs on Thursday to announce his first cabinet shuffle. It was a thoughtful, strategically ……

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Asylum seekers at Manitoba border up slightly; jump seen in Quebec
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OTTAWA — Federal data suggest the number of asylum claimants from the U.S. who are crossing into Canada near Emerson slightly jumped in July, though nowhere near a huge spike …

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Pallister's new cabinet: 1 new face, 6 job changes
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Gimli MLA Jeff Wharton has joined the provincial cabinet as minister of municipal relations, and six other existing ministers changed jobs in Premier Brian Pallister’s first cabinet shuffle this morning. Six …

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Man dies days after police 'used force' during arrest
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The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died in hospital days after Winnipeg police used force while arresting him. The 44-year-old man, who was arrested on Aug. 9, was …

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A world of taste
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A drug raid in Winnipeg’s Elmwood neighbourhood uncovered a gun reported stolen in Calgary. Police seized the .357 Magnum loaded with six live rounds, along with quantities of cocaine and crack …

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Drug raid uncovers gun stolen in Calgary
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A drug raid in Winnipeg’s Elmwood neighbourhood uncovered a gun reported stolen in Calgary. Police seized the .357 Magnum loaded with six live rounds, along with quantities of cocaine and crack …

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St. Boniface residents left high and dry due to staff shortage at pool
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The chairman of city council’s parks committee says staff might have to standardize new rules for pool use after St. Boniface residents had to wait in the sun over the …

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Dive unit looking for teen who jumped in river
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The Winnipeg Police Service’s dive unit is searching the Red River after a 16-year-old boy reportedly jumped in the water just north of the Redwood Bridge Tuesday night and disappeared. A …

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How new portfolio keeps cabinet the same size
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Did he increase the size of his cabinet or not? Premier Brian Pallister insists that he did not add to his cabinet Thursday, even though he added a portfolio and a …

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Police seek suspect in sex assault, arson
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Police are seeking a man in connection with a pair of brutal crimes, one involving a sexual assault and the other an arson that sent six people to hospital, including …

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Alcohol suspected in fatal crash near Elphinstone
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A woman was charged with impaired driving causing death following a fatal two-vehicle collision on Highway 45. Yellowhead RCMP responded to the crash five kilometres east of Elphinstone, just after ……

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Bystanders hold robbery suspect until police arrive
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Police arrested an alleged thief Tuesday afternoon after bystanders near a downtown grocery store prevented him from getting away with cash and cigarettes. A man enterted the store on the 500 …

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Steve Ashton wants to make racist and homophobic insults a crime
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NDP leadership candidate Steve Ashton promised Wednesday to bring in a bill making it illegal to utter a racist or homophobic slur in public anywhere in Manitoba. “We saw that terrible …

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'You shouldn't be able to taste the metal in your mouth': St. B residents begin air-quality talks with gov't
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A member of a south St. Boniface residents group said Tuesday’s meeting with a senior government official over a controversial auto parts shredding operation marks the start of a long …

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Family sues to get answers in teacher's death
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The family of teacher Darcee Gosselin has sued the St. James-Assiniboia School Division over her death while supervising a field trip to Spruce Woods Provincial Park. The family hopes the legal …

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NDP worried about impact of American water-diversion projects
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With two major North Dakota-based water diversion projects nearing development, NDP environment critic Rob Altemeyer is urging the provincial and federal governments to ensure the incoming flow won’t damage Manitoban …

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