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Letters: April 20, 2019
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All about NDP Is it me or is the sitting opposition supposed to keep the ruling government to task? (NDP leader) Wab Kinew has said he will oppose the impending budget on grounds supporting the interests of Manitobans. (Then) he struck a deal with Pallister to let it go through only if the NDP, and […]

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FRIESEN: Jets on the brink
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An old demon reared its head at the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night, and now they’re staring into the maw of an ugly reality: one more loss and they’re out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With a 2-zip lead on the St. Louis Blues in Game 5, the Jets gagged in that leading-after-two scenario for the […]

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Ehlers availability in doubt? Jets winger left game after blocking shot
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ST. LOUIS – The Winnipeg Jets could be without one of their quickest forwards for their most important game of the season. Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers left Thursday’s game with 45.5 seconds to go in the third period after blocking a point shot from St. Louis Blues defenceman Colton Parayko. Ehlers was hobbled by the […]

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WIEBE: Can Jets keep season alive, force Game 7?
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ST. LOUIS – We’re about to find out what this edition of the Winnipeg Jets is really made of. Pushed to the brink of elimination by the St. Louis Blues after failing to hold a two-goal lead in the third period of Game 5 on Thursday, the Jets margin for error is as slim as […]

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IIU investigating after cyclist says he was maced by Winnipeg police
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The province’s police watchdog is investigating a claim by a cyclist after he says he was pepper sprayed by a Winnipeg police officer while heading home last Friday. The Independent Investigation Unit said the complaint from the cyclist said the officer stopped and assaulted him for no apparent reason.
 The man said he was cycling […]

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Early election likely as premier calls 2020 a ‘horrible’ year for a vote
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Premier Brian Pallister described the prospect of sticking with Manitoba’s 2020 fixed election date, which is scheduled the same year as the province’s 150th birthday, as a “horrible” and “not good” idea on Thursday. “It would be a horrible thing to do to interrupt a party that only happens … once every 150 years,” Pallister […]

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Big Buff king among Jets fans, poll suggests
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Dustin Byfuglien edged out Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler as the fans’ choice for their favorite Winnipeg Jets player, according to a recent poll by Probe Research. Byfuglien, who missed nearly half the season with several injuries, received 25% of the vote after Probe polled 1,000 Manitobans between April 12 and 17. Scheifele, who had […]

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Maurice suggests Game 4 was Laine’s best game ever
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Five goals on five shots in one game? Yeah, that wasn’t bad, back in November. But it wasn’t Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine’s best game, according to his head coach. To find that, look no further than Game 4 of this first-round playoff series against St. Louis, this past Tuesday. “Game 4 was the best […]

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Jets blow another lead, face elimination
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So much for home-ice advantage. For the fifth consecutive game, the road team won. And for the second time at Bell MTS Place, the St. Louis Blues erased a third-period deficit, scoring three unanswered goals, incluing the game-winner from Jaden Schwartz with 15 seconds to go in regulation time to earn a 3-2 triumph on […]

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Arrest made after man killed in restaurant Monday
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Winnipeg police have identified the man killed in the city’s 12th homicide at a lounge and made an arrest in connection with his slaying on Monday night. Yazan Alhorani, 20, was fatally stabbed at the Ramallah Cafe in the 300-block of Pembina Highway around 11:10 on Monday. Police were called to the establishment after reports […]

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Letters: April 18, 2019
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Cycling down … and up Re: “Tories flush with cash”, April 17. U of M professor emeritus Paul Thomas makes the point that the NDP “has been caught in a reinforcing downward cycle of decline,” and while this in itself may come across as being good news to many, it’s even more comforting to know […]

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Letters: April 17, 2019
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At last, some action Re: “New rules for night hunting,” April 14. The Manitoba Metis Federation has deemed night hunting illegal among its citizens under Metis law. At long last, some action has been initiated to regulate hunting and using a spotlight; a sensitive issue that has been festering for the past several years in […]

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FRIESEN: Jets have home-ice disadvantage in best of three
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ST. LOUIS – All that concern about the Winnipeg Jets blowing first place in their division and the home-ice advantage it would mean in two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? What home-ice advantage? This first-round series with the Blues hasn’t been about home cooking at all. Eating out never tasted so good. Tuesday’s 2-1 […]

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Connor scores OT winner as Jets tie series with Blues
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ST. LOUIS — Most eyes were on the masked men and for good reason. When a series starts to take on a life of its own, eventually one of the goalies is going to be asked to steal the show. There was some extra attention being paid to Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, since the rookie […]

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Police looking for help to find missing woman
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Winnipeg police have once again issued a plea to the public to help find a woman who has been missing since early March. Cynthia Parisian, 38, hasn’t been seen since Feb. 17 at a Home Depot at 845 Leila Avenue. Police initially said the last time she had been seen was on March 7, but […]

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‘SERIOUSLY FLAWED’: Manitoba has poor anti-poverty plan, says Make Poverty History
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A coalition of groups working to end poverty in the province has given the Pallister government a failing grade in its attempts to do so. Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM), composed of dozens of community organizations representing multiple sectors in the province that are trying to change public policy in the province surrounding poverty, says […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet gets funding lift from feds
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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School will receive $1.55 million over two years to help fund its professional division. The federal funding through the Canada Arts and Training Fund, which supports organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international careers, was formally announced at a press conference Wednesday morning at the RWB. The […]

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KILLED FOR $45: Friend of slain Manitoba woman in botched robbery addresses killer during sentencing
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The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him. “Forty-five dollars was what my friend’s life was valued in (Jason) Meilleur’s eyes,” Melissa Stevenson said during a sentencing hearing Wednesday. “I […]

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BOMBSHELLS: Business as usual for Bombers despite contentious CBA negotiations
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With the start of training camps a month away, the Canadian Football League and its Players Association are not even talking about a collective bargaining agreement, but that’s not about to change anything for Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and his team of scouts and coaches. The current CBA between the league and […]

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READY TO PARTY: Whiteout Street Party capped at 11,000 for Game 5
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Organizers for Thursday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party have capped the capacity to 11,000, down from 15,000 for the first two games of the Winnipeg Jets Stanley Cup Playoffs first round series with the St. Louis Blues. Unfortunately if you haven’t got a ticket yet, you’re likely out of luck as it is already sold out. […]

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JETS SNAPSHOTS: Chiarot makes strides
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ST. LOUIS – It’s sometimes easy to forget how far Ben Chiarot has come. The Winnipeg Jets defenceman didn’t have an easy or direct path to the NHL, nor did he have a smooth ride to a regular spot in the top-six. Just last season, Chiarot sat out 19 of the first 21 games as […]

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Manitoba’s governing PCs have more than $1 million cash in bank, NDP much less
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With a possible early election looming, Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives have a lot more money in their war chest than their main opponents. Documents filed this week with Elections Manitoba show the Tories received more than $2 million in donations last year — more than triple the amount raised by the Opposition New Democrats. After […]

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Letters: April 16, 2019
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Fight addiction, don’t enable Re: “NDP misrepresenting report on safe injection sites,” Brodbeck, April 12. The political left always claim safe injection sites save lives by preventing HIV and other communicable diseases by providing clean needles. This ignores the fact drug addicts are still using street drugs with unknown quality to shoot up in such […]

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Advocates demand action for people struggling with drug addiction
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The organizers of Tuesday’s third Day of Action calling for help for people struggling with drug addiction have a simple message for the politicians: they want less talk and more action. “We keep hearing how we’re waiting for this or we’re waiting for that,” said Overdose Awareness Manitoba’s Rebecca Rummery, one of the organizers of […]

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Hit parade Jets getting on the body vs Blues
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ST. LOUIS – Both teams knew there would be a physical price to be paid in this series. And while there have been plenty of big collisions through three games of this series between the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues, the toll of those hits adds up over the course of time. “It’s that […]

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FRIESEN: Jets Laine giving St. Louis the Blues
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ST. LOUIS — Going into the post-season, the surging St. Louis Blues looked like the worst possible matchup for the Winnipeg Jets. Turns out they’re the best possible matchup for Patrik Laine. When the Jets’ sharpshooter turned dull with just a single goal over his last 19 games of the regular season, nobody was sure […]

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Conservation projects given boost from provincial trust
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The province says it will fund $2.2 million worth of conservation projects. The funding is the first round of investments from a $102-million conservation trust announced in Budget 2018. Funding is based on a two-to-one formula, so each group will need to raise at least as much as the province provides. The successful projects will […]

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Police search for missing teen girl
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Winnipeg Police is requesting the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old girl who was last seen in downtown Winnipeg in early April. Aminata Diallo is a black female, five-foot-six, average build with short black hair. The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about Diallo’s well being and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to […]

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Big top going back up, Cirque coming back to Winnipeg
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Cirque du Soleil is back under the big top in Winnipeg this fall with Amaluna. The acclaimed Canadian circus’s 33rd production is “a tribute to the work and voice of women,” Fernand Rainville, Director of Creation, said in a release. It opens a run of 43 scheduled shows on Sept. 14 under the ‘Grand Chapiteau’ […]

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WIEBE: Offensive onslaught puts Jets on board
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ST. LOUIS — It all started with an innocent play. After a plethora of quality scoring chances from high-danger areas, a turnaround wrister from the right point from Kevin Hayes provided the spark the Winnipeg Jets had been desperately searching for. Hayes’ seeing-eye shot changed direction off the stick of St. Louis Blues captain Alex […]

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Harris, Lawes, Bisons top Manitoba athletes
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris and Olympic gold medallist curler Kaitlyn Lawes were named Manitoba’s most outstanding male and female athletes as the province’s top athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers were honoured for their achievements in sport at the Sport Manitoba 2019 Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers, Saturday at Club […]

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EDITORIAL: Safe injection site report far from conclusive
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A new report on proposed safe injection sites for Winnipeg shows the idea of providing safe, decriminalized space for drug users is not a black and white issue. The report, called Safer Consumption Spaces — released last week by the Winnipeg Safer Consumption Spaces Working Group — consulted local drug users and service providers last […]

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FRIESEN: Jets’ blaze on verge of being out of control
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The Jets’ house is burning. But is there anyone who can save it? Two straight losses on home ice to open their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series have the flames licking at everything this team has built over the last few years. Over in Tampa, coach Jon Cooper called his team’s similar predicament a five-alarm […]

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No goalie change coming for Jets: Confidence in Hellebuyck remains high
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ST. LOUIS – Connor Hellebuyck was defiant when subjected to questions about his performance and naturally, his Winnipeg Jets teammates were quick to jump to his defence. On the day after the Jets dropped a 4-3 decision to fall behind the St. Louis Blues 2-0, the faith in Hellebuyck remains high and backup Laurent Brossoit […]

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‘Pardon Truck’ pushes to wipe out minor cannabis convictions
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A cross-Canada awareness tour calling on the federal government to wipe out minor cannabis convictions made a stop in Winnipeg this weekend. The “Pardon Truck,” run by the Cannabis Amnesty campaign and licensed cannabis producer DOJA, parked in Osborne Village on Saturday, encouraging passersby to sign a petition to take to Ottawa. The “Pardon Truck” […]

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Letters: April 13, 2019
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Whiteout issue? What is wrong, people? Now there is an apparent issue with the term “whiteout.” Really? Some cultures/races apparently feel slighted and uncomfortable with this term. Whiteout is for everyone and if you’ve been to one of these events or seen footage on TV, that is obvious. We are the picture of a multi-cultural […]

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Jansen Harkins powers Manitoba Moose past Grand Rapids Griffins 4-1
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jansen Harkins scored twice, including the eventual winner, as the Manitoba Moose defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-1 on Friday in American Hockey League play. Mason Appleton and Logan Stanley had the other goals for Manitoba (38-29-7), the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. Eric Comrie made 28 saves for the […]

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Motorcycle Ride for Dad kicks off with $320K donation
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The Winnipeg Police association kicked off its 11th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Friday with a six-week prostate cancer awareness and education campaign and a cheque presentation. The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad will be held on Saturday, May 25, starting at Earls Polo Park and continuing with a police escorted parade […]

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