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Tracking down serial killers, rum-runners
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It’s not as well-known, but the Manitoba community of Pipestone once had its own version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The local Manitoba Provincial Police (MPP) constable had been …

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Trauma in the jury box
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‘We are grateful for the exercise of your civic duty. We know it’s a burden. We know that it’s probably not going to be easily forgotten. We know it hasn’t …

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Students with disabilities still excluded, bullied: survey
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A survey on accessibility in Manitoba’s education system shows students with disabilities still face a barrage of barriers and many of them are related to social attitudes. Barrier-Free Manitoba, Education …

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Child welfare 'broken': Tory minister
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Manitoba’s child-welfare system failed Tina Fontaine and Phoenix Sinclair, and has failed Indigenous children and their families, Families Minister Scott Fielding said Friday. However, Fielding repeatedly said the government of Premier ……

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Province issues optimistic first flood forecast
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The threat of widespread major spring flooding in southern Manitoba is low, but thicker-than-normal river ice could cause ice jams and flash flooding in some areas. The province issued its …

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Ottawa opens chequebook for Manitoba child care
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Ottawa will contribute $47 million over the next three years to create 1,400 daycare spaces in Manitoba. “Many parents struggle with high and rising prices, and that’s even if they can …

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From 'eyesore' to art: city appeal committee OK's plan to use massive rooftop billboard to promote WAG
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After five years, a huge blank canvas called an “eyesore” on top of the building at 650 Portage Ave. will be replaced with art. A City of Winnipeg appeals committee decided …

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries paid $20K in travel expenses to commuting executive
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An executive hired by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries last April received 15 paid return-trip flights to her home in Calgary, valued at $7,142, and accommodation expenses worth more than $12,000 …

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Manitoba ends 14-month carbon plan standoff with Ottawa, ensures province gets $67M in federal funds
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OTTAWA — The Pallister government ended its 14-month standoff over Ottawa’s general climate principles Friday, unlocking almost $67 million for carbon retrofits just a week before a federal deadline. Provincial Environment …

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Ottawa echoes with "must do better" in reaction to Tina Fontaine verdict
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OTTAWA — Moments after a jury in Winnipeg acquitted Raymond Cormier of second-degree murder, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett tweeted Thursday she was thinking of Tina Fontaine’s family. “Tina’s is a …

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'Make it safe for our young people': Hundreds march in Tina Fontaine's memory
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The message Friday was one of love and reckoning, as hundreds marched through Winnipeg streets in honour of Tina Fontaine. The demonstration began at 10:30 a.m., outside the Winnipeg courthouse where …

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Decision to forgo preliminary hearing questioned after trial
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In the aftermath of an acquittal for the man who was accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, scrutiny surrounding the evidence presented against Raymond Cormier has raised questions about why …

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Experts weigh in on whether craft brew industry in trouble
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Peg Beer Co., the city’s first brew pub to open since Manitoba’s liquor laws were overhauled in recent years, remains closed. However, the news shouldn’t be taken as a sign …

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Water treatment plant repairs to cost less than expected
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Repairs to Winnipeg’s water treatment plant will cost closer to $6 million, rather than the $20 million the city had expected, says a report by the municipal waste and water ……

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Not guilty verdict sparks tears, anger, frustration
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Indigenous leaders carried the emotional burden of their people as they reacted to Raymond Cormier’s acquittal Thursday, saying the entire country is responsible for what happened to the teenager. Minutes earlier, …

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Driver vows to help seniors after tragedy
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The Winnipeg Transit driver who ran over and killed a 72-year-old woman has not only pleaded guilty and been fined, but is changing his life and career path to help …

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Pre-vote ban on funding news in works
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WINNIPEG city council has taken a step toward levelling the playing field between incumbents and challengers during civic elections. Council unanimously approved Thursday a plan that would prohibit some funding announcements …

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Audits of councillors' expenses to be released before election
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RESULTS of the annual audit of Winnipeg city council expenses will be made public before the October civic election. Council unanimously supported a proposal from Mayor Brian Bowman and Coun. Devi …

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Up to us to create justice for Tina
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It was bitterly cold outside the courthouse, which in a way seemed right, as if all the warmth had leached out of the world and vanished into the night. What …

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Omnitrax tries to thwart federal lawsuit with name game
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OTTAWA — Omnitrax has again argued its Churchill railway subsidiary is a separate company, in a bid to have a judge toss Ottawa’s $18.8-million lawsuit against the firm. Meanwhile, documents obtained …

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Program offers older adults a chance to step up to aging
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Have you ever heard the expression: “You have to train to be old?” It’s an idea that makes a lot of sense, when you think about it. After all, aging well …

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Union asks cities to lobby feds to fix Phoenix pay system
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OTTAWA — The largest federal public service union is calling on Manitoba municipalities to pressure Ottawa to fix the disastrous Phoenix pay system, after documents revealed two-thirds of federal workers …

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Rabbi wanted for sex crimes helped run Jewish school in city
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A rabbi whom police say molested minors in incidents from 1993 to 1999 was helping to run an Orthodox Jewish school in Winnipeg for several years after the alleged sex …

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Three injured in collision between bus, vehicle at Goulet and Traverse
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Three people were injured Friday after a collision between a Winnipeg Transit bus and a vehicle early this morning in St. Boniface. One person was taken to hospital in critical condition; ……

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Pay problems strike 64% of Manitoba federal workers
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OTTAWA — Almost two-thirds of federal public servants in Manitoba aren’t being paid properly, documents tabled in Parliament show. Some 6,464 people employed by federal agencies and departments are being underpaid …

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Only fans can force music industry to stop abuse
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It’s tough to be a Hedley fan these days. Last week, anonymous sexual misconduct allegations involving the Canadian pop rock band — some involving female fans as young as 14 …

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Blank billboard an eyesore or opportunity? City to decide
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On Friday, the fate of an ugly, blank billboard mounted on a huge metal frame atop a historic building downtown will be decided by a city appeals committee. For years, the …

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Investigating history
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It’s one part of former police officer Jack Templeman’s job he never got tired of: locking people up. So, when visitors enter the Winnipeg Police Museum, Templeman is only too happy …

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Teen stable after being hit by car
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A 16-year-old boy was in hospital in stable condition after he was hit by a car in Charleswood Thursday morning. The collision happened on Roblin Boulevard near Hunterspoint Road, city police …

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'Code of concealment over': Pallister policy opens doors for harassment complainants
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No government employee should ever again have to fear reprisals for reporting sexual harassment, Premier Brian Pallister vowed Thursday morning. In the wake of powerful men in the legislature being exposed …

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Peg Beer Co. 'closed until further notice'
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Peg Beer Co., the Winnipeg brewery and restaurant, is closed until further notice. The announcement was made around noon Thursday in a short, three-sentence Facebook post on the brew-pub’s page. A …

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Winnipeg opens search for 'Kid Mayor'
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Local children between the ages of eight and 12 have a chance to become Winnipeg’s first “Kid Mayor.” Mayor Brian Bowman said Thursday he’s creating the position with the hope young ……

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Veteran staffer nominated as new city clerk
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A 32-year civic employee has been nominated to become the next city clerk for the City of Winnipeg. Councillors of the governance committee unanimously approved the appointment of Marc Lemoine, 53, …

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One girl, thousands of deaths, millions of accomplices
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I have a daughter. She’s entering teen years. She’s my life. It’s hard not to think of her when reading about what happened to Tina Fontaine. The details are haunting. I can’t talk about …

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Raymond Cormier's fate is now in the hands of 11 jury members as deliberation begins
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Deliberations have begun for the jury tasked with deciding Raymond Cormier’s fate, and jurors have only two choices: the 56-year-old man is either guilty of second-degree murder or he isn’t. …

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Injuries made toddler vulnerable
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Blunt force to the abdomen caused 21-month-old Kierra Elektra Starr Williams’ death, but a pathologist says numerous previous injuries and malnutrition made her more vulnerable. Dr. Susan Phillips (now retired) told …

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The Cormier wiretaps
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The man accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine more than three years ago did not shy away from talking about her while he was being investigated for murder. The Winnipeg Police …

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Henderson condo turned down three years after approved
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An application for a condominium in East Kildonan was rejected Wednesday by the same community committee that approved it in 2015. The application was given the green light by the East ……

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Disturbing details of teen's last days came to light over course of trial
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As the jury room door closed behind the seven women and four men who are now deliberating on the evidence against Tina Fontaine’s accused killer, Thelma Favel rose from the …

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Jurors didn't hear judge defend their right to decide, deny defence bid for him to acquit Raymond Cormier
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The jury that will decide whether 56-year-old Raymond Cormier is guilty of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine has begun deliberations, unaware that the accused killer’s defence lawyers tried to have the …

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Municipalities should get carbon tax, poll finds
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Two-thirds of Manitobans support the stance the municipalities should receive 50 per cent to 100 per cent of revenue from the province’s upcoming carbon tax, a new poll says. “Those numbers …

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