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Churchill, Winnipeg Centre in top three in child poverty report
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A recent poverty report found that six of the 14 Manitoba federal ridings have child poverty rates that fall within the highest fifth of rates throughout Canada with two of them landing in the top three. It’s a situation that one activist calls “shameful”. “Sadly one thing that both those (ridings) have in common are […]

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Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea
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Bombers coach Mike O’Shea talks about Moe Leggett’s possible return and the arrival of quarterback Mitchell Gale.  

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Developer launches court challenge over Parker Lands project
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The developer of the hotly debated Parker Lands project is seeking a court order that would force the City of Winnipeg to grant a public hearing for the proposal. Companies owned by Andrew Marquess (who also owns Gem Equities) and his business partner Moray Tawse, launched the court challenge against the city earlier this month. […]

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Bowman not blue about getting shut out in first game back with Bombers… Weather delay makes for ‘weirdest game’ for some players … Leggett looking ready to return … Stopping the streaker was right thing to do
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This was not the way Adarius Bowman pictured his return to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 11-year CFL veteran receiver did not make a single catch in his season debut, a 33-30 loss to his old team, the Edmonton Eskimos. Bowman was only targeted twice by rookie quarterback Chris Streveler and both passes fell incomplete. […]

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Stoughton, Daley head Hall of Fame class
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They were already inducted with some of the best teams this province has ever seen. Now curler Jeff Stoughton and former Jets goalie Joe Daley have their own places in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Stoughton and Daley head a 2018 class that includes blind Paralympic swimmer Kirby Cote, basketball great Joey Vickery, speed […]

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Utility player turning heads with Goldeyes
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Super utility player Tucker Nathans already is having an impact for the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The 29-year-old Nathans hit safely in each of his first five games since joining the club last Tuesday. This past weekend in Sioux Falls, Nathans started at three different positions. “I like to look at myself as being as versatile as […]

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Traffic stop nets handgun, drugs
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A 39-year-old man faces weapons and drug charges following a traffic stop on Sunday evening. At around 11:50 p.m., police said they pulled over a car in the area of Watt Street and Talbot Avenue for a traffic stop. While talking to the occupants of the vehicle, police said they found signs of drug trafficking […]

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No skirting the issue, Hutterite friends run the half
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You couldn’t miss them, crossing the Manitoba Marathon finish line a few minutes apart, each wearing their Hutterite dresses. Childhood friends Tracey Hofer and Mary Waldner ran the half marathon, Sunday, and looked like they could have easily gone another 13 miles. “I wanted to do it and still feel good — and I do,” […]

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Letters: June 18, 2018
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Warm fuzzies In a world that is currently rampant with weirdness, we are presented with the spectacle of Donald J. Trump meeting with Kim Jong-Un. These men are arguably the two most preposterous world figures in this century. What a setting for an episode of The Muppet Show. Jim Henson must be drooling from the […]

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HELP ON ITS WAY: Fridges, freezers headed to Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids First Nations
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Fridges and freezers are being shipped by the Canadian Red Cross, up to Manitoban First Nations communities that were evacuated by wildfires. On Sunday afternoon, the first shipment of nearly 800 fridges and freezers were loaded on a Dash 7 plane in Winnipeg and started their journey to Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations. […]

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Students honoured for mental health leadership
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An award created as a legacy of a Winnipeg City Councillor’s close friend who died by suicide as a result of mental illness, is being given for the first time to three Manitoba high school students, it was announced Sunday. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Monday at 7 p.m., at city hall. […]

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Pop-Up Parks unveiled downtown
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First it was pop-up toilets. Now Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is bringing out pop-up parks. The first two Pop-Up Parks were unveiled Friday as part of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Placemaking initiative. The two pilot Pop-Up Parks are located at Graham at Kennedy and Hargrave at Portage, curbside. “We want Winnipeggers and all Manitobans to come […]

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‘Beer Mile’ champ and Minnesota mom win Manitoba Marathon
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A former world champion in the Beer Mile and a Minnesotan making her first visit to Winnipeg were the big winners in the 40th running of the Manitoba Marathon, Sunday. Corey Gallagher won the men’s full marathon in his first try at the distance, just four years after setting a world record in the running […]

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Winnipeggers take to streets for 37th annual Walk for Peace
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Close to 75 Winnipeggers took to the streets on Saturday for the city’s 37th annual Walk for Peace. Sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg and the Winnipeg chapter of the Council of Canadians, the march began at the Manitoba Legislature and made its way through Osborne Village before returning to the Legislature grounds for speeches and […]

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $35M Lotto Max jackpot
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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $35 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Four lucky ticket holders – two from Ontario, One from Quebec and one from British Columbia – won over $110,000 after matching six of the seven numbers plus the bonus. There were no major winners from tickets […]

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GIVING BACK: Young cancer survivor raises money for hospital that saved her life
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After spending nearly seven years in and out of the hospital, a 12-year-old Winnipeg girl threw a bake sale to raise money for the hospital unit that saved her life. On Saturday afternoon, Abigail Stewart threw a bake sale with the goal of raising $5,000 to go towards the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, more […]

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Public reminded not to leave vehicles running following rise in car thefts
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Winnipeg police are reminding the public not to leave their vehicles running or with the keys inside following a dramatic rise in car thefts last month. The Winnipeg Police Service has recently seen a 54% increase in vehicle thefts over the month of May into June. A majority of thefts were as a result of […]

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Sioux Falls home park tough place to play: Goldeyes skipper
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The Sioux Falls Canaries are now in their 26th season after helping launch the rebirth of independent baseball in 1993. The Canaries have played all of their home games at Sioux Falls Stadium. The facility was originally built in 1941, and has similar ‘charm’ to Boston’s Fenway Park. While ‘The Birdcage’ has undergone several renovations […]

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From gospel to Slash
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So what happens in a football locker-room during 83- and 92-minute storm delays? Surprisingly little. Music and snacks were the main distractions for members of the Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos, Thursday night. While TV cameras at one point caught the Eskimos making peanut butter and jam sandwiches, Winnipeg defensive back/kick returner Kevin Fogg was getting […]

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Bombers sore, tired after historic night… Fogg rides peaks and valleys… last-minute loss shouldn’t linger
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It’s always quiet in a losing locker-room after a game, as players lick their wounds, both real and metaphorical. But the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ room was particularly silent, Thursday – make that early Friday morning – after a marathon 33-30 loss to Edmonton that took nearly six hours to complete. The second-longest game in CFL […]

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Goldeyes’ Garcia riding high
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Winnipeg Goldeyes’ catcher Kevin Garcia is off to a strong start on both sides of the ball. Entering Friday’s series-opener at Sioux Falls, the 25-year-old backstop ranked second in the American Association with a .357 batting average. Garcia was also second with a 41 percent caught stealing rate after throwing out two more runners on […]

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Letters: June 16, 2018
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Partisanship aside Lord knows, Justin Trudeau is not perfect. Long before this weekend, he lost my vote in the next election. But, after this latest insult, on our own soil, by the leader of the country we thought was our best friend, I hope Canadians can put partisan concerns aside for now and support the […]

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Streveler and Bombers survive rain and lightning but can’t hold off the Eskimos’ surge
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Chris Streveler was forced into starting at quarterback just seven months after completing his college career because of the retirement of one veteran pivot and an injury to another. And then things really got crazy. There was thunder, lightning, rain and even Fogg, two lengthy weather delays, a Winnipeg Blue Bombers comeback and an even […]

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Human remains found in field
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Human remains were found in a field in Sage Creek on Thursday afternoon, Winnipeg police confirmed Friday. At around 2:45 p.m., a city worker was doing work in the area of Warde Avenue and Lagimodiere Boulevard when he located what he thought were human remains. Police do not suspect foul play. “We are at this […]

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Canada’s Diversity Gardens taking shape
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Canada’s Diversity Gardens construction is well under way in Assiniboine Park as the skeleton of the elaborate conservatory begins to take shape. On Friday morning, the Winnipeg Sun was given a tour of the construction site for Canada’s Diversity Gardens, the third and final stage in the redevelopment of Assiniboine Park and Zoo. Once completed […]

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Website to track city’s sustainability development progress
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Winnipegger’s have a new way to track the city’s sustainability development progress, with the launch of the new My Peg website. A new My Peg website was released Friday afternoon at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon in partnership with United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The website gives […]

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HAL’S HEADLINES: The politics of pot
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I’m not sure why the Pallister government is insisting on not letting Manitobans grow their own weed once Cannabis becomes legal. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says they want to keep pot away from kids and pets, but what about the marijuana someone buys at the store and then leaves it on the coffee table? A […]

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Manitoba mining protocol will ‘respect autonomy of the First Nations,’ says minister
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A provincial minister says First Nations who oppose future mining projects on their lands will be able to prevent them. Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen made that commitment while sharing a proposed Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development protocol on Friday. “If a community decides they do not want resource development — we know that […]

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New health care plan big on savings, scant on details
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Manitoba’s health-care system is up for another long-term transformation, which is expected to ultimately shave at least $64 million off its annual budget. “This is about ensuring that care is delivered in a better way, a more effective way … (I) have a responsibility to ensure that health-care is sustainable,” said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen. […]

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BRODBECK: Health care changes shrouded in mystery
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Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced sweeping changes Thursday to how government plans to deliver health care across the province. But how those changes will impact patient care, and what the specifics of the plan are, remain largely a mystery. What we do know is that Manitobans pay more for health care services than they do […]

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Goldeyes’ Bingel adds to big-arm arsenal
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Last season, Goldeyes’ right-handed reliever Brandon Bingel transitioned from a more conventional delivery to a sidearm one. The change in arm angle necessitated a modification to Bingel’s repertoire. “I was always a four-seam (fastball), slider guy,” said Bingel. “Now I’m a (two-seam) sinker, sidearm slider guy. The slider now has a totally different break than […]

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CFL commish says league exploring earlier start to regular season
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The Canadian Football League season could continue to creep back toward the start of June. But commissioner Randy Ambrosie said there are no plans to have a regular season game in May, at least not yet. Ambrosie spoke to the media prior to kickoff of the CFL’s 2018 season opener between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers […]

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Letters: June 14, 2018
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Taking credit I am writing about the cartoon in the Monday Winnipeg Sun. That cartoon has to make you smile! Especially with Trump declaring that Canada is a National Security threat to the USA. Regardless of the historical fact that Canada was not even a country yet, and that it was British troops who burned […]

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Fogg rolls into cornerback position after impressing Bombers coach O’Shea
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Kevin Fogg is a very likable guy who has been through the school of hard knocks through his first two seasons in the CFL. In his first season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers he was pretty productive as a rookie cornerback, finishing second on the team with 95 defensive plays, including four interceptions and a […]

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Student plus near-perfect attendance equals free truck at Manitoba high school
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DAUPHIN, Man. — Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up for class — they could start their summer driving a truck. Kids with 90 per cent attendance at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School are entered in a draw to win the vehicle at the end of the year. Teacher […]

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Suncor refinery restart to ease Petro-Canada service station fuel outages
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CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says a fuel supply shortage that left some of its Petro-Canada stations in the four western provinces with no gasoline to pump should clear up in the next few days. Stations began running out of fuel about two weeks ago in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by some Petro-Canada outlets in […]

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Winnipeg women facing charges after online rental scam
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A pair of Winnipeg women are facing fraud charges after a number of people fell victim to a rental scam. Between July and September 2015 at least six people were victims of an online apartment rental scheme. In the scheme the people responded to a rental ad or posted an ad themselves looking for a rental […]

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Police have grave concerns for missing man as search moves north
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The search for Eduardo Balaquit has shifted focus north to the town of Arborg. Winnipeg police said Wednesday they believe the 59-year-old who was last seen on June 4 was the victim of a crime. Cst. Rob Carver, a police spokesman, said there’ll be a “significant, noticeable police presence” in the Interlake town of about […]

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GREEN TEAM: Manitoba announces panel to guide environmental policy
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The province’s Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan has a new panel of experts tasked with advising government with how best to implement it. Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced an Expert Advisory Council on Tuesday. The panel includes Colleen Sklar, who will chair the council. She’s the executive director of the Partnership of the Manitoba […]

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Goldeyes shuffle roster, acquire former big-leaguer Sappelt
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STEVE SCHUSTER Special to the Sun The Goldeyes made several roster additions prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Winnipeg landed former MLB outfielder Dave Sappelt, as well as seasoned infielders Tucker Nathans and Eric Aguilera. The Goldeyes also re-signed left-handed pitcher Mitchell Lambson, who had opened the season playing in the […]

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Goldeyes edge high-flying RailCats
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The Winnipeg Goldeyes edged the Gary SouthShore RailCats 2-1 at Shaw Park on a rainy Monday afternoon. Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Alex Boshers handcuffed the RailCats’ for seven and two-thirds innings to post his first win of the season. Boshers retired the leadoff hitter in seven of the eight innings he started. The Nashville, Tenn., native […]

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