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Dark clouds ahead for Transit under Bowman
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For a guy who vowed during the 2014 municipal election to improve Winnipeg Transit and make it a more reliable service, Mayor Brian Bowman sure seems to be going out of his way to discourage Winnipeggers from taking the bus. Bowman pledged in 2014 to make Transit a priority by beefing up the service and […]

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North End residents make pitch to leave Old Ex Grounds alone
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North End residents are pushing for a City Council promise that their area’s next police station won’t be built on recreation space. Sel Burrows, chair of the Point Douglas Residents Committee, said he’s extremely concerned about the possibility of locating the proposed North District Police Station on the Old Exhibition Grounds, since he believes doing […]

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Christmas Cheer Board needs your help
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The Christmas Cheer Board is in need of some last-minute help delivering hampers. With their biggest weekend of the year coming up, and with thousands of hampers still needing to be delivered, the CCB is asking Winnipeggers to donate some of their time this holiday season to bringing cheer to those less fortunate. CCB executive […]

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Carruthers, Officer joining forces for second chance at coveted Olympic spot
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With Rachel Homan winning the Canadian Olympic curling trials, Reid Carruthers was left without a dance partner. The second for Team Homan, Joanne Courtney, was the mixed doubles partner for Carruthers. The pair won the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship last April and were scheduled to compete in Portage la Prairie, Man. next month […]

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Perreault “couldn’t be happier”
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He has to be the highest-scoring fourth-liner in hockey. Jets winger Mathieu Perreault’s 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 19 games has him on pace for a career season. Yet, he’s averaging less than 12 minutes of ice time per game since returning from injury to his current spot alongside Matt Hendricks and Joel […]

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Accused tells Winnipeg letter-bomb trial he knows nothing about explosives
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A man accused of sending letter bombs to his ex-wife and two Winnipeg law offices says he did not send the packages and has no experience with explosives. Guido Amsel is testifying at his trial where he faces five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges. He was arrested in 2015 after the letter […]

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Strap on your blades at Assiniboine Park
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The ice is open at one of Winnipeg’s most iconic winter hangouts. The Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park opened for business, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy announced on Wednesday. The popular skating haunt opens a week-and-a-half earlier than last year. Skaters had to wait until Dec. 23 to get their fix in 2016. Along […]

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
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A Winnipeg man faces drugs charges after being stopped by police to discuss a Highway Traffic Act violation.  Police say the man was speaking with police around 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning in the 400 block of Sargent Avenue when he fled.  Officers were able to track the man down and arrest him a short […]

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Shots fired at home
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Several arms of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of shots fired on Monday night.  Police say general patrol officers, Air-1, the canine unit and the tactical support team all responded to reports to the scene in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue around 9:30 p.m.  Police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said Tuesday […]

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All-weather road connecting two Manitoba First Nations completed
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An all-weather road linking two Manitoba First Nations and the provincial highway network is now complete. The 70-kilometre road connects Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and includes three bridges with the final one being completed in November, allowing traffic to cross the Bradbury River from PR 304 to Berens River. “We have access to the […]

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Police union blasts budget
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The Winnipeg Police Association lashed out at the budget, alleging its 1.2% police spending increase won’t keep pace with rising service calls. “Our members (will get) fewer resources to do their jobs, while pet special projects, such as opening Portage and Main to pedestrians, Wi-Fi on buses … continue,” said Maurice Sabourin, president of the […]

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Innocent plays can do serious damage
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The crushing, shoulder-to-head shots or collisions with the boards get most of the attention. But those aren’t the only plays that can cause brain injuries. Winnipeg Jets goalie Steve Mason found that out when he was concussed from taking a puck off his mask, just over two weeks ago. “A lot of times plays that […]

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Crown finished calling witnesses in trial of alleged Winnipeg letter bomber
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The Crown has finished calling witnesses in the trial of an alleged Winnipeg letter bomber. Guido Amsel has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and to various explosives-related charges. He is accused of sending letter bombs to his former wife in 2013 and to two Winnipeg law offices where, in one case, […]

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Woman charged with manslaughter in death of disabled woman
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A Winnipeg woman has been charged in the death of an 18-year-old woman who was in foster care. RCMP said Lisa Marie Campbell, 26, was arrested in Winnipeg on Thursday and charged with manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Lydia Whitford, who died in a home in Stonewall in July 2016.  Initially, RCMP did not suspect foul […]

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Community groups hold rally to protest Transit fare hike
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Their message was clear and unanimous. On a cold and windy afternoon outside City Hall on Monday, dozens of people representing a coalition of over 100 community organizations held a rally outside Mayor Brian Bowman’s doors to protest the proposed hike in Winnipeg Transit bus fares on the eve of a vote for Winnipeg’s 2018 […]

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Winnipegger faces over 70 break, enter and theft charges
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A 42-year-old Winnipegger faces over 70 break, enter and theft charges after police broke up a residential robbery spree dating back to the spring.  Police say the spree took place between April 25 and Dec. 6, with the suspect or suspects using force to break into homes and steal gold and jewelry.  The latest break-in […]

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Letters: December 11, 2017
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Olympic cheats The news Russians doped their athletes is not surprising, although the fact the country has been banned from the Winter Olympics is. The banning of Russia from the Summer Olympics would be extraordinary as this is the real event. The Olympics are realistically seen as the summer events — running, jumping and swimming […]

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Overton-Clapham hurting after coming so close to Olympic curling dream
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OTTAWA — Cathy Overton-Clapham knows this was her last chance to become an Olympian. She’s done just about everything else in curling and will be inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in March, but it looks like she’ll never get a chance to be an Olympian. Playing third for Chelsea Carey, the 48-year-old […]

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Kennedy, Hebert headed to Olympics for the second time
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OTTAWA — Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert joined an exclusive club on Sunday night. The two members of Kevin Koe’s Calgary foursome became just the second and third Canadian curlers to earn a second trip to the Olympics. They won gold medals with Kevin Martin in 2010. Martin was making his second appearance that year […]

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Koe wins a curling classic against McEwen to book trip to Olympics
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OTTAWA — He’s a two-time world champion and a three-time Brier winner and now Kevin Koe can add Olympian to his lengthy list of accomplishments. Koe and his Calgary teammates Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing and Ben Hebert beat Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen 7-6 in the final of the Canadian Olympic curling trials Sunday night a the […]

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Injured male taken to hospital
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An injured male was taken to hospital after an incident in St. Boniface Sunday morning. At around 11:15 a.m., police responded to the area of St. Mary’s Road and Caton Street after receiving a report of an injured male. The condition of the male is unknown and there is no word on what type of […]

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Moose bounce back after failing to tie franchise record
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The force was with the Manitoba Moose on Sunday afternoon. It was Star Wars Day at Bell MTS Place and the Moose made sure all the stormtroopers and jedis in the audience left happy, as they dominated the Milwaukee Admirals on route to a 6-1 victory. It was an impressive bounce back performance from the […]

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Protest condemns Trump’s Jerusalem announcement
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A number of Winnipeg groups held a protest Sunday, condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration last week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intent to move the American embassy there. “We are protesting President Trump’s position, we’re against his policy on Jerusalem, declaring it the capital of Israel,” said Rana Abdulla, a Palestinian-Canadian and […]

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Forty-eight new Canadians take oath of citizenship at ceremony on Human Rights Day
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One of Canada’s newest citizens believes her country will protect her human rights, even if she had to suffer through a little teasing to get there. Nimisha Lad was one of 48 people from 17 separate nations to take her oath of citizenship Sunday during a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, […]

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Letters: December 10, 2017
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Taking offence Re: “Mom rips store over toy,” Nov. 29. The latest winner of the “I’m offended” contest is a Winnipeg mother who wants a toy removed from the shelf because it is a representation of an Indigenous man with a bow and arrow. Is she implying that native peoples didn’t employ archery to hunt […]

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Fourteen impaired driving arrests as Festive Checkstop gets rolling
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Winnipeg police have released numbers following the first week of its 2017 Festive Checkstop program. From Friday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Dec. 7, Winnipeg police stopped a total of 1,516 vehicles. Of those, 26 road-side breath tests were administered, resulting in five warnings and two failures. Fourteen impaired driving-related arrests were made along with two […]

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Jumped out of window to try to evade police
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A 31-year-old is in custody after allegedly attempting to obtain a hotel room by fraudulent means and then trying to escape police by jumping out of a hotel window in Brandon. On Friday morning, Brandon police received a report of a male staying at a west end hotel who had fraudulently identified himself as an […]

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Hometown hero Rachel Homan rocks her way into Olympic curling trials final
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OTTAWA — With the hometown crowd nervously waiting to roar its approval, Rachel Homan got in the hack and did what she always does. Looking at three Jennifer Jones rocks that could have amounted to a devastating steal, Homan calmly sailed her final rock down the ice and made a takeout for one point to […]

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Letters: December 9, 2017
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Cut down hydro debt If the Manitoba Conservative Party really wants the upcoming carbon tax to be revenue neutral, why not dedicate the entire amount raised by the tax toward Manitoba Hydro debt reduction, thus eliminating the need for 7.9% increases every year. Affordable hydro rates are an attractive asset for businesses looking to set […]

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Jets look to salvage something from trip
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TAMPA – You can call it a measuring stick game or some modified variation of the term. When two teams with plenty of offensive weapons get together for the first of only two times this season, it’s bound to be exciting. But at the end of the day, the team that defends the best in […]

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McEwen keeps his cool, lives to curl another day at Olympic trials
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OTTAWA — Mike McEwen has a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve and occasionally giving in to the temptation to take high-risk chances. At the Canadian Olympic curling trials this week, he’s been unusually calm, and on Friday McEwen figured bringing a bit more of that fire back to his game could work […]

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Five keys for Jets vs Lightning
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Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning 6:15 pm CT, Amalie Arena, TV: CITY. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Blake Wheeler vs Steven Stamkos The two captains have been setting the tone and leading the offensive charge for their respective clubs. They’ve also been battling for the NHL lead in assists and are currently tied […]

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Clash with Lightning should bring answers for Jets
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TAMPA BAY – It was shaping up to be a clash of the titans. A pair of offensive juggernauts who can score in bunches and also know a thing or two about keeping things tight defensively. When the week began, the Winnipeg Jets were the top team in the Western Conference and the Tampa Bay […]

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Gov’t, Travel Manitoba to pump $35 million into northern tourism
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A partnership between the Manitoba government and Travel Manitoba will pump $35 million into northern tourism expenditures over the next five years, it was announced in The Pas on Friday.  The Northern Manitoba Tourism Strategy plans to increase expenditures from $116 million to $151 million by 2022.  “We know the products and experiences in Manitoba’s […]

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Petan getting it done with the Moose
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While most players on the Manitoba Moose are working to get their first chance in the NHL, Nic Petan is fighting to get back. Petan, 22, has 86 career games with the Winnipeg Jets since turning pro in 2015. The Jets’ second round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft opened this year with the big […]

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Carey stays perfect, books berth in Olympic curling trials final
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OTTAWA — Chelsea Carey was not about to start patting herself on the back when there is still so much work to be done. “I don’t think there’s any happy-to-be-there feeling amongst us,” Carey said. The Calgary-based skip punched a ticket to Sunday’s final of the Canadian Olympic curling trials by beating Krista McCarville of […]

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Pallister’s state of the province a snore-fest
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Premier Brian Pallister didn’t so much deliver a state of the province address Thursday as he did seize the moment to talk about himself, his broken arm, and the financial mess left behind by the previous government. Between that, some mangled pronunciations of the word “austere” and a lengthy trip down memory lane about life […]

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Dual-role coach Flaxey returns to Olympic trials days after hip surgery
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OTTAWA — Caleb Flaxey is completely gutted. It has been an awful week for the two teams he is coaching in the Canadian Olympic curling trials and he somehow feels responsible. “I understand it was out of my control, it was a health thing, but for it to happen during this week, I’m truly devastated, […]

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Koe clinches berth in trials final, one win away from Olympics
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OTTAWA — Kevin Koe promises he’ll get excited if he wins just one more game at the Canadian Olympic curling trials, as long as it comes on Sunday night. “Oh ya, ya, I would think so,” Koe said with a smile. “Hopefully we find out and you guys all find out.” Koe, who rarely shows […]

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Pallister under fire for ‘heels’ comment
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Premier Brian Pallister is being questioned about comments he made on the appearance of the female chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Pallister made the comments at the beginning of his annual state of the province address on Thursday. “I want to thank Johanna for dressing up. I want to thank her for those […]

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Traffic stop leads to meth bust
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A traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle led Winnipeg police a drug bust on Tuesday.  Police say they stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Flora Street around 11 p.m. The driver was unable to provide any information on the vehicle or who it belonged to.  A search of the vehicle turned up a large […]

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