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Brandon man charged after Amber Alert issued for young girl
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A 37-year-old Brandon man has been charged in connection with an Amber Alert in northwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police issued an the alert at 3 a.m. Sunday after being called to …

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Police seek witnesses in fatal hit-and-run downtown
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A 30-year-old man has died in hospital after being the victim of a hit-and-run Sunday morning. The man was walking on the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue just after 3 a.m. ……

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Ashton defends decision to attend rally for Palestine
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New Democrat MP Niki Ashton, who has come under fire from B’nai Brith Canada for comments and actions it sees as supporting Palestinian terrorists, says she is obligated to “speak …

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Bank's buildings were Prairie pioneers
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If asked to imagine an iconic Prairie building, most would immediately think of the grain elevator and likely struggle to come up with others. There is, however, another uniquely Prairie building …

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Man bound, drugged, robbed after calling escort
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BRANDON — A man was bound, held captive, injected with illicit drugs and robbed by men armed with machetes after he arranged a rendezvous with an escort he’d found online. Those …

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High schoolers learning to make the right decisions
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When the boss isn’t around, is it OK to pull out your smartphone and play games on the job? If a cashier mistakenly doesn’t charge you for something, do you …

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City's spray pads open for the season
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SThe Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer — and the official start of spray pad season in Winnipeg. The City of Winnipeg turned on the water to …

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Winnipeg Police Service launches public survey
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If the Winnipeg Police Service gives you a call this week, take a breath, it most likely just wants your opinion. Starting Tuesday and running through Saturday, polling representatives calling on …

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Worlds collide at sci-fi and fantasy literary convention
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Worlds collided Saturday at a downtown Winnipeg hotel. The 34th edition of Keycon, billed as Manitoba’s premier science fiction and fantasy literary convention, was in full swing, and event co-chairwoman Carol ……

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'A healing journey'
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By the way the teens rushed the stage, Billie Schibler knew the concert she planned had been a smash hit. Just look at them, Schibler pointed out later. Look at the …

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City of Winnipeg to offer contract Tuesday, union head not hopeful
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The president of the city’s largest union is not hopeful the city’s final contract offer coming Tuesday will be approved by his membership. Gord Delbridge, president of CUPE Local 500, said …

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Wage-freeze bill could pass, but not be law
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The Progressive Conservative government refuses to say whether it will proclaim its controversial public-sector wage bill once it passes in the legislature, raising speculation it will simply use Bill 28 …

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Recommended renovations to HSC PsychHealth unit never completed
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The shower room where a 22-year-old psychiatric patient managed to hang himself at Health Sciences Centre almost four years ago hasn’t been renovated to stop other potential suicides, an inquest …

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Fletcher's four-hour filibuster
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A backbench Tory MLA and former federal cabinet minister has broken ranks with the Pallister government by voicing his opposition to a government bill. Steven Fletcher (Assiniboia) questions the need for …

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Judge holds off on decision in sex-with-student case
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A Manitoba judge has reserved his decision in the case of a teacher’s aide accused of having sex with one of her students. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Richard Saull is …

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Breaking the silence, easing the anguish
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The letters started arriving at the sisters’ house long after the photos were taken. This was after the events that shattered their young world — after the exploitation, the first …

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Grieving mother sees convenience, not conversion
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It’s a long weekend, so Alison Gilbert is hoping she can finally finish the family’s victim impact report in her peaceful place: the lake. But not even at the lake can …

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This family is resurrecting the concept of the rural Manitoba general store
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HNAUSA — During an intimate moment with her husband at the opening of the Hnausa General Store on May 12, co-owner Donna Austfjord’s eyes start to well up. A teardrop the …

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Judge slams law, delays sentencing
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In a case that has raised questions about the effect of mandatory minimum sentences, a Manitoba judge has taken pity on a woman he convicted by agreeing to give her ……

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Looking ahead: What's open, closed this long weekend
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The May long weekend, a.k.a. Victoria Day, is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Manitoba. Here is a look at what’s open and closed in the city. SHOPPING Most malls are open Victoria …

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City's patio smokers may be told to butt out
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WINNIPEG is one of just a few Canadian cities where people can still light up a cigarette while having a beer or two on a licensed patio. It might be time …

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Byelection blackout has Tories mum on post-secondary cuts
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It could be June 14 before universities and colleges get any word from the provincial government about an impending order to cut 15 per cent of their managers. “No, I’m not …

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Sections of riverwalk to be clear soon
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The Forks expects to have a section of its riverwalk open in time for the May long weekend. The site crew is working today to clean the silt left by high …

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Verbal battle between Brian Pallister and Andrew Swan continues
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Premier Brian Pallister again refused Friday to divulge the worth of a holding company he owns, as he and New Democrat Andrew Swan intensified their mutual insults. Pallister has stated repeatedly …

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NDP questions health minister's role in women's issues
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It’s 2017 — the provincial government will listen to any caucus member on women’s health issues, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen declared Friday. New Democrat MLA Nahanni Fontaine went after Goertzen in ……

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Close encounter of the Manitoba kind
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WHITESHELL PROVINCIAL PARK — The truth is out there, but so still are the answers. New Mexico may have its Roswell, Britain has its Rendlesham Forest, Nova Scotia has its Shag …

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Browaty pushes for release of Portage and Main report
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A city councillor has filed a complaint with the provincial ombudsman to obtain a report on the impacts of opening Portage and Main to pedestrian traffic. Coun. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) …

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Staffing hitch shrinks walleye hatch; sport-fishing firms say province on hook
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An entire fish-stocking season is being lost in Whiteshell and Nopiming provincial parks because of insufficient staffing at the provincially run Whiteshell Fish Hatchery. The province confirmed sport-fishing lakes won’t be …

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Court hands down 4 months jail time for fatal Long Plain crash
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A Manitoba motorist who struck and killed a young mother of two as he drove home from a party — then thwarted police efforts to determine if he was drunk …

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Legal concerns delay wage control bill, opposition suspects
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The NDP suspects the Tory government won’t formally enact its public-sector wage-control bill because it won’t stand up in court. The Progressive Conservatives can pass it with their large majority, New …

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Pallister insists federally imposed carbon pricing is negotiable
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Manitoba deserves consideration from the federal government for the enormous investment the province is making in green, hydroelectric power, Premier Brian Pallister says. Without elaborating, Pallister suggested Thursday the $10-a-tonne minimum …

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Province won't send COs to Little Grand Rapids, just letting them advise community on wild dogs
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The provincial government will make its conservation officers available to give Little Grand Rapids First Nation expert advice on how to deal with and euthanize wild dogs that killed a …

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Toews challenging conflict of interest ruling against him
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Former federal cabinet minister Vic Toews is challenging a finding he broke federal conflict-of-interest rules before becoming a Court of Queen’s Bench judge in Winnipeg. In an application filed Wednesday with …

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Stay away from Jubilee interchange this long weekend
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Winnipeggers aren’t the only ones going on holiday this long weekend — a key portion of Pembina Highway is also taking the weekend off. For 56 hours, all four traffic lanes …

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Mini homes movement making progress in Manitoba
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The tiny-home movement arrived in Manitoba with an open house for the first tiny home sold in the province back in 2015. Now, the couple behind the concept are drumming up ……

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Man 'lost control,' strangled wife
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Police pulled up to find him smoking a cigarette outside the apartment building where he’d killed his wife hours earlier. Danny Van Oosten gave officers the keys to the apartment and …

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Confessions from the driver's seat: retired cabbie tells all
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He introduced himself as Joe and suggested he wanted to sit down for a kind of Taxicab Confessions, Winnipeg style. As it turned out, Joe Majowski has the credentials. For almost 30 ……

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Refugee who lost fingers to remain in Canada
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An asylum seeker from Ghana who made international headlines when he nearly froze to death walking over the border Dec. 24 has been granted refugee protection in Canada. Seidu Mohammed, 24, …

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Four teens charged in Paddlewheel Princess fire
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Four teenage boys are accused of setting the fire that destroyed the Paddlewheel Princess in Selkirk last week, RCMP said Wednesday. Three 17-year-olds — from Lockport, Selkirk and the RM of …

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Universities, colleges a step ahead of Pallister's axe
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Manitoba’s universities say they’ve already slashed a lot of management jobs ahead of a provincial government directive to cut 15 per cent of their managers. Premier Brian Pallister told the Free …

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Teen charged in connection to Shamattawa homicide
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A teenage boy is facing charges in connection with a homicide in Shamattawa. Police responded to calls Tuesday evening about an assault in a home in the community, a Cree First …

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