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Man wanted in connection with various domestic incidents
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Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help to catch a man wanted in connection with various domestic incidents. Police say they’re looking for 46-year-old James Edward Caton, who is wanted on 11 outstanding warrants. Police believe he is in Winnipeg and warn that if anyone comes into contact with him, they are asked not […]

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Bombers’ Demski starring in local production
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Four years ago, Nic Demski and a couple of University of Manitoba Bisons teammates were sitting around dreaming up possible touchdown celebrations. This is the kind of thing university football players do in their spare time, I suppose. One of them comes up with the idea of kneeling before the giant book that’s part of […]

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Hydro puts brakes on Southwest Transitway work
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A stop work order has been issued on part of a $467-million Winnipeg rapid transit project, after Manitoba Hydro said work occurred too close to its high-voltage towers. But the city says the issue affects just two of 12 project construction sites for Phase 2 of the Southwest Transitway and isn’t expected to affect the […]

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McCumber lighting it up: Son of 10-time PGA TOUR winner is on a roll
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The run Tyler McCumber is on is downright remarkable. It is the stuff not normally seen even in video games, let alone actual golf courses. Heading into The Players Cup at Southwood this week, McCumber has captured two of the past three Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada events and he finished third in the […]

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Pot sales to be exempt from PST
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When legal sales of recreational cannabis begin in Manitoba on Oct. 17, buyers won’t see provincial sales tax added to their purchases. The province’s budget implementation bill, released Wednesday, notes that recreational non-medicinal sales will be exempt from Manitoba’s 8% PST. In a press release, the province says that exemption is “designed to help drive […]

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Judge approves interim GoFundMe payments in Humboldt Broncos crash
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SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan judge has approved interim GoFundMe payments to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The payments of $50,000 are to be given to each of the 13 survivors and the families of the 16 people who died after the junior hockey team’s bus and a transport truck crashed in April. […]

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Winnipeg parking employee allegedly assaulted over the weekend
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A Winnipeg man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a Winnipeg Parking Authority employee over the weekend. Winnipeg police say the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 200 block of De Vos Road. Police had received complaints after a man stopped his vehicle in front of the mobile patrol and wouldn’t let him move. […]

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Pair arrested for Selkirk Avenue arson, ‘zip gun’ seized
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Two teenagers face arson and break and enter charges after a vacant commercial building was set ablaze last month. One of the teens was found in possession of an improvised firing device made out of bicycle parts, which has police concerned. On July 16, at just before 10 a.m., emergency services responded to a report […]

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Man busted in four-year-old break and enter after botched carjacking
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A Winnipeg man suspected of robbing a medical centre four years ago is in jail after an alleged botched carjacking on Sunday. Police say the man arrested Sunday was the same man who broke into a medical centre on Aug. 20, 2014 in the 800 block of Portage Avenue and got away with an undisclosed […]

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Bombers ‘brothers’ on the defensive line have taken big strides this season
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I was standing in the south end zone at Investors Group Field Tuesday, waiting to do interviews, when defensive ends Tristan Okpalaugo and Jackson Jeffcoat sauntered over. It was pretty obvious they wanted to do the interview I had requested together, and while many sports journalists would normally prefer a one-on-one situation, it seemed like […]

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Letters: August 14, 2018
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Political correctness Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps is willing to sacrifice Canadian history on the altar of political correctness and to assuage her tremendous burden of white guilt. A nation that turns its back on its past is not a nation. It would be refreshing to have a politician say: this is Canadian history, ugly warts […]

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GUNTER: The current heat wave? It’s called summer, people, not global warming
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It’s hot in lots of places. Get over it. It’s August. By the end of the month it will cool down. And by December it will be cold. This is Canada. The current heat wave is not a sign of global warming. It’s a sign it’s summer. In June, it was cooler than normal in […]

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Goldeyes edge Dogs to avoid sweep
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The Winnipeg Goldeyes beat the Chicago Dogs 2-1 at Impact Field on Sunday afternoon. Left-hander Brennan Bernardino pitched six shutout innings and earned the win in his first career start as a professional. Bernardino allowed three hits, walked none, struck out five, and threw just 66 pitches. Winnipeg scored the first run of the game […]

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Charges laid following hit and run which killed 15-year-old boy
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A 29-year-old Calgary man has been charged following a fatal hit and run with a stolen pickup truck on Friday night which left one boy dead and the other in hospital. On Sunday, RCMP announced that Justin Joseph Little will be facing 14 charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug causing death […]

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Roughly 4,500 Hydro customers without power Saturday due to two major outages
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Roughly 4,500 Manitoba Hydro customers were without power Saturday afternoon following two major outages in south Winnipeg. The first was in the Charleswood area starting at about 1 p.m., affecting approximately 3,400 customers. Power was restored shortly after 2 p.m. The second in Waverley Heights was reported shortly after 2 p.m., with close to 1,100 […]

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Court dismisses CN’s appeal of decision on clamorous Winnipeg railway
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Augustina Harker has avoided relaxing and playing with her partner and two children in the backyard for the past three summers because of the noise from a rail line used as a staging area behind her house in Winnipeg. “It’s like you’re inside of a factory,” Harker said, adding that the smell of diesel periodically […]

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MKO asks for help to find missing woman
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The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) is asking for volunteers and donations to help in a coordinated search for an elderly Indigenous woman who was been missing since mid-May. On Wednesday, a coordinated search will take place in Thompson for 60-year-old Diane Bignell who went missing on May 17. RCMP described Bignell as a five-foot-four Indigenous […]

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Letters: August 12, 2018
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Saudi spat shows need for west-to-east pipeline Re: The cost of landing on Saudi Arabia’s bad side will be big (Aug. 7): I have a great idea now that Saudi Arabia has broken trade relations with Canada. We should build a pipeline from the west to the Maritime provinces and supply Canadian oil to the […]

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EDITORIAL: Please stay safe on the roads
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Back in April, the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a turning semi-trailer. Sixteen people were killed in this tragedy. Just this week, 15 people, including children, have died on Alberta’s highways and roadways. While the separate Alberta crashes don’t match up to the sudden, immense loss to a tight-knit community in […]

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Three youths stabbed following argument at massive house party
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A massive house party in St. Andrews was brought to an abrupt end on Friday night after multiple teens were stabbed following an argument, RCMP said. At around 11:40 p.m., Selkirk RCMP said officers responded to the report of multiple people being stabbed at a residence on Highland Drive in the RM of St. Andrews, […]

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Blue Bombers coach Mike O’Shea, Aug. 9
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea speaks with the media on the eve of the Bombers tilt against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday at Investors Group Field.

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UPDATE: RCMP say missing boys safely located
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The RCMP announced Saturday that they had safely located two boys who had been missing since Monday when they were not returned to their mother following a legal parental visit with their father. Friday evening, the Mounties had asked for the public’s assistance in locating the two boys. RCMP officers had been actively searching for […]

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Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting
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FREDERICTON — Gunfire erupted in a quiet residential corner of New Brunswick’s capital city Friday morning, leaving four people dead — including two police officers — and an undisclosed number injured. Fredericton police said one person was in custody, and there was no further threat to the public, after an incident on the city’s north […]

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Chicago Dogs’ bench boss recalls tough life lesson from gridiron legend
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Before playing and managing in Major League Baseball, Butch Hobson was a two-sport athlete at the University of Alabama. Perhaps the Mecca of U.S. college football, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won 17 National Championships, and holds an NCAA record with 64 appearances in bowl games. Born in Tuscaloosa where Alabama’s campus is located, Hobson […]

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Syphilis outbreak has left WRHA medical experts puzzled
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A syphilis outbreak is plaguing the city’s homeless and drug-addicted populations according to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, leaving professionals scrambling for answers behind the flare-up. Over 120 cases of syphilis have already been encountered by the WRHA in the first six months of 2018, with a possibility of reaching close to 250 cases by […]

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BOMBSHELLS: O’Shea says team better now than it was in loss to Ticats … Nichols praised by Ticats’ coach … Leggett, Fenner both listed at SAM
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Though they have a 4-3 record, there’s still a line of thinking around CFL circles that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers haven’t really beaten any good teams yet. Their wins have come against Toronto (two), Montreal and B.C., teams with a combined record of 5-15. Their losses came against Edmonton (5-2) and Hamilton (3-4). The Ticats […]

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Jet Set Satellite ready for rockin’ return
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They do deserve this. Jet Set Satellite, local radio rock staples in the early 2000s, return to the stage for the first time in nearly a decade Saturday to headline Toba Rock Fest, an independent, one-day music festival just north of the city. Founded by vocalist/guitarist Trevor Tuminski and multi-instrumentalist/producer Dave (Bulldog) Swiecicki in 1998, […]

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Readily-available anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent spread of HIV: Study
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Found in drugstores around the world, Aspirin is known for curing headaches and muscle pains, but a recent University of Manitoba study suggests the familiar drug may have a new purpose – preventing the spread of HIV. On Thursday, the U of M, along with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the University of Waterloo […]

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1 in 6 Manitoba government staff experience sexual harassment; 70% don’t report it: survey
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About 17% of Manitoba government staff say they’ve experienced sexual harassment while working for the province, with about one-tenth of that group stating they’re still experiencing it. And 70% of those who anonymously stated they were harassed say they didn’t formally report it. Those key findings of a provincial online survey completed by 3,028 Manitoba […]

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Letters: August 9, 2018
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Gangs with guns Thinking people are appalled at the increasing gun violence in our society. The obvious knee-jerk reaction is to ban all handguns. RCMP statistics show that close to 90% of handgun crimes are committed with illegal, unregistered firearms. Our border seems to be a free flow zone of illegal firearms coming up to […]

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MPI looking to fast-track Alonsa damage claims
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Manitoba Public Insurance has set up a team of adjusters to help residents of Alonsa expedite their damage claims after a deadly tornado tore through the rural Manitoba town. In a release on Thursday, MPI said they’re encouraging affected residents to call their toll free line to report their claim. “A dedicated team of adjusters […]

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Canada still seeking clarity from Saudi Arabia on diplomatic dispute
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OTTAWA — A federal official says Canada remains unclear about the measures Saudi Arabia is taking in response to Canadian criticism of its human rights policies. The official says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke with her Saudi counterpart Tuesday in part to get clarity about the measures, including one report that said Saudi banks […]

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Ground broken on new $30M urban reserve
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A new urban reserve at 1075 Portage Ave. is slated to feature a 14,125-square-foot retail complex by the end of the year. Peguis First Nation said its first $6.5-million phase of construction at the site will create the structure by December. A few months following construction, that building is expected to house a recreational cannabis […]

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Bombers much improved at getting early jump on opponents this season
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Perhaps the most striking thing about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offence this season has been the quick strike. Game after game, the Bombers have put up points in the first quarter, often in the first few minutes and have jumped out to big first-half leads. Through seven CFL games this season the 4-3 Bombers have […]

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Feds give North End Women’s Centre $4M to help women leave sex trade
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The North End Women’s Centre is getting $4 million from the federal government to help women leave the sex trade in the province. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale made the announcement at a press conference in Winnipeg on Wednesday. The money will go the Women’s Support and Recovery Program delivered by […]

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BOMBSHELLS: Westerman excited to be coming back to Winnipeg, Demski hopes to be the “Stairmaster” again, O’Shea expects Leggett to play
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It has been one long, strange year for former Blue Bombers defensive end Jamaal Westerman. Last September, Westerman tore a triceps muscle during a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and missed the remainder of the Bombers season. Though he’s a ratio-breaking defensive lineman, the Bombers didn’t re-sign the veteran and he wound up signing as […]

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EDITORIAL: Voters could use a break from all the rhetoric
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Sometimes, it’s hard not to be cynical about the level of charged political rhetoric these days. Just looking south of the border at the state of things in the U.S., and it’s like staring into a dumpster fire. “Crooked Hillary.” “Crazy Bernie.” “Pocahontas” (Elizabeth Warren). And that’s just what’s coming from the mouth of the […]

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Pallister promises probe on failed tornado alerts
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Premier Brian Pallister promised Tuesday to explore complaints that gaps in cellphone service may have prevented a tornado warning from reaching more Manitobans. But he deemed calls for military assistance to clean up the twister’s destruction “premature.” An EF-4 tornado ripped through the Alonsa area Friday night, killing a 77-year-old man and creating a wide […]

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Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline could be $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says
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OTTAWA — Kinder Morgan Canada says expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline could cost the federal government as much as $1.9 billion beyond the company’s original construction estimate and take 12 months longer to finish. The figures are included in documents the company filed Tuesday with the United States Security and Exchange Commission related to its […]

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Four alleged gang members arrested after 18-year-old cyclist shot
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The city’s latest incident of gang violence has left an 18-year-old with life-altering injuries, Winnipeg police say. Police say an SUV carrying four believed-to-be gang members pulled in front of three family members riding bicycles in the area of Roy Avenue and Cecil Street in Winnipeg’s Weston neighbourhood around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday. The car […]

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City facilities open to public during heat wave
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The city will open its doors to the public to allow them to cool off during the coming heat wave this week. The city says residents can come and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours, including leisure centres, libraries, pools and spray pads. City facilities that are normally open on weekdays and […]

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