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UPDATED: CN begins cleanup after derailment causes crude oil spill near St. Lazare
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CN’s environmental experts have begun the cleanup of Saturday morning’s derailment which caused a crude oil spill after almost 40 train cars derailed near the community of St. Lazare in western Manitoba. CN officials said several of the cars had been leaking but the product has been contained and has not entered the Assiniboine River. […]

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Adam Helewka scores twice to lead Admirals over Moose 6-5
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Adam Helewka had two goals and an assist as the Milwaukee Admirals edged the Manitoba Moose 6-5 on Sunday in American Hockey League play at Bell MTS Place. Duncan Siemens, Joe Pendenza, Eeli Tolvanen and Matt Donovan also scored for the Admirals (23-20-10), who got 27 saves from Troy Grosenick. JC Lipon led the Moose […]

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Manitoba off to rough start at Scotties while Ontario, Alberta and B.C. still perfect
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SYDNEY, N.S. — This is just not how it’s supposed to go for Manitoba at national curling championships. Tracy Fleury’s East St. Paul team fell to 0-2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday morning after suffering a 7-5 loss at the hands of British Columbia (Sarah Wark). Manitoba also lost 7-6 to Alberta (Chelsea Carey) […]

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EDITORIAL: City is well funded by the province
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Mayor Brian Bowman continued to complain last week that the city is being shortchanged by the province. It’s become a common gripe for the mayor as he looks for excuses to draw attention away from the fact the city has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The complaint that the city is not getting […]

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Letters: February 17, 2019
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Keep them locked up So I read in last Saturday’s paper that it is “cruel and unusual punishment“to sentence a killer to a life of free food and shelter. A person can kill six people and in reality only get 40 years and another person can kill and dismember eight people and only get 25 […]

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Firefighter struck by vehicle at accident scene
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The head of the firefighters union is sounding the alarm after a Winnipeg firefighter escaped injury from being struck by a vehicle at the scene of an accident Friday night. “It was very fortunate that our firefighter wasn’t hurt or even killed,” said Alex Forrest, president of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg Local 867. At […]

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BRODBECK: A reversal on SNC-Lavalin case would obstruct course of justice
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If newly-appointed Attorney General David Lametti directs federal prosecutors to reverse their decision to deny SNC-Lavalin a remediation deal, it would be the most convincing evidence yet that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s objective all along was to interfere in this case and have criminal charges against the company dropped. Quebec Premier Francois Legault said this […]

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FRIESEN: Jets-Sens: the perfect trade-deadline storm
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On the surface, it was just another mid-February tilt between one of the NHL’s top teams and its worst. The Jets and Ottawa, a contender versus a team not even pretending anymore. What made Saturday night’s tilt worthy of attention, not to mention a national television audience, was the off-ice drama swirling in the background. […]

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Roslovic, Appleton hope to stay put
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To get a lot, you have to give up a lot. That’s why acquiring a top forward like Mark Stone of Ottawa could very well cost the Winnipeg Jets a first-round draft pick and a blue-chip prospect or a young player already on the roster. Players like forwards Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton or defenceman […]

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Travel-weary Scheidegger grinds out win over Einarson in Scotties wild card game
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SYDNEY, N.S. — After going through a 36-hour travel ordeal just to get to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Casey Scheidegger and her teammates had no interest in turning around and going straight home. The Scheidegger team, from Lethbridge, Alta., beat Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., 7-6 Friday night in the Scotties wild card game […]

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Jones gunning for record seventh Scotties title
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SYDNEY, N.S. — When Jennifer Jones first stepped on the ice at a Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was one of the greatest moments of her life. Little did she know back in 2002 at Brandon’s Keystone Centre that she would one day have an opportunity to become the most decorated Scotties competitor of all-time. […]

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Letters: February 16, 2019
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By the numbers Re: “Let’s look at the books,” Tom Brodbeck, Feb. 8. Thank you to Tom Brodbeck for getting down to brass tacks and providing the nuts and bolts on our city’s finances. If you appreciate factual information, the audited financial statements, indicating the amount of operating and capital funding the City of Winnipeg […]

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Millennium Library putting new security measures in place
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The Millennium Library will soon begin screening those visiting the facility. The library will have the new procedure in place as of Feb. 25 to continue providing a secure environment for all who visit the library as well as its staff. “(This wasn’t sparked by) a specific incident but by general and increasing incidents over the […]

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A year after Olympic curling flop, Homan’s team back in peak form in time for Scotties
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SYDNEY, N.S. — A year ago at this time, Rachel Homan and her teammates were in South Korea, having one of the worst weeks of their curling lives. They were off their game at the worst possible time and it resulted in an off-the-podium finish at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Anyone who thought […]

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TOUGH ROAD AHEAD: Jets schedule not easy down home stretch
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Out in the wild wild west of the National Hockey League, no team heading down the stretch run of the regular season has a tougher strength of schedule than the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets. An article from The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn earlier this week pegged the Jets with the toughest schedule out of any team […]

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GAME DAY: Five keys to Jets vs. Senators
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Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 7 pm CT. Bell MTS Place TV: TVAS, SN360, SN1 Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Scheifele vs. Duchene Mark Scheifele is up to his usual tricks on the ice with five points (three goals, two assists) in his past three games 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in his […]

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Appeal opposing conversion of Vimy Arena to addiction treatment centre to be heard soon
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The city will hear an appeal of its decision to rezone the old Vimy Arena site, a key step in clearing the way for a long-term addictions treatment centre. The appeal hearing for the proposed Bruce Oake Recovery Centre rezoning will take place on Feb. 21 at City Hall, after more than 170 of the […]

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Hungry Avalanche cruise to win over Jets
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This was precisely what Paul Maurice was concerned about. The Colorado Avalanche were a wounded bunch when they walked into Bell MTS Place, but they were hungry to snap an eight-game losing streak (0-5-3). After jumping out to a 2-0 advantage, the Avalanche cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. “They […]

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GIESBRECHT: Take a moment to remember Home Children
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On every Sept. 28 Canada celebrates British Home Child Day. Between 100,000 and 200,000 children were sent to Canada from England between 1869 and 1948 to be used as free farm and domestic labour. Some making the lonely voyage were orphans, but most were born to desperately poor parents in a cruel and uncaring industrial revolution. An inability […]

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Letters: February 15, 2019
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Social minority While tens of thousands of Manitobans have taken or will take a vacation this winter to warmer climates it’s apparently a big deal that Premier Brian Pallister would do likewise. Give us a break. This isn’t news, it’s been widely reported and confirmed by the Premier that he spends a few weeks a […]

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Manitoba elementary school chartered bus ticketed for speeding in bad weather
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CARMAN, Man. — Manitoba’s Prairie Rose School Division is reviewing its transportation policy after the driver of a chartered bus carrying 45 students was ticketed for speeding in bad weather. Superintendent Terry Osiowy says the Grade 5 and 6 students from St. Francois Xavier School southwest of Winnipeg were on a ski trip Monday when […]

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Hungry Avalanche cruise to won over Jets
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This was precisely what Paul Maurice was concerned about. The Colorado Avalanche were a wounded bunch when they walked into Bell MTS Place, but they were hungry to snap an eight-game losing streak (0-5-3). After jumping out to a 2-0 advantage, the Avalanche got a shorthanded marker from J.T. Compher to cruise to a 4-1 […]

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Bombers add free-agent DB Rose from Lions
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers used Day 2 of CFL free agency to sign a defensive back. Winston Rose (6-foot-0, 174 pounds) is a 25-year-old who spent last season with the B.C. Lions, where he started 15 games at cornerback, intercepted 5 passes – tied for the B.C. lead – and made 32 tackles, two of […]

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Manitoba organ donors spike in 2018
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At first, Lisa Boyd was surprised when her 16-year-old son came to her and told her he’d like to donate his organs in the event of that something ever happened to him. Tyler Klassen was taking driver education at the time and the discussion had come up in one of his classes. Klassen came home […]

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Statue worthy? Maurice sees big things ahead for Scheifele
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Paul Maurice isn’t prone to exaggeration. And the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets is usually pretty cautious when it comes to tossing out praise that could lead to heightened expectations on an individual. That’s what made his comments about Jets centre Mark Scheifele on Wednesday afternoon stand out so much. Since Scheifele had reached […]

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Bombers get Rose in time for Valentines
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Who says roses are just for women on Valentine’s Day? The Winnipeg Blue Bombers received one in the form of Winston Rose, a free-agent defensive back who played for the B.C. Lions last season. The 25-year-old signed a one-year contract on Wednesday, then expressed his love for what’s happening in Winnipeg via a phone call […]

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EHLERS DELAYED: Jets forward now 1-3 weeks from return
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Paul Maurice went out of his way to say it wasn’t a setback. And technically, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets is correct. Nothing related to his injury has happened to Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers since leaving the lineup after a collision with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, but the end result of a […]

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ROAD WORK: $291 million being poured into eight Manitoba highway projects
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Manitoba drivers will be seeing plenty of road work with a joint investment of $291 million from the province and the feds combining to improve 350 km of highway in eight projects it was announced Wednesday afternoon. Work involves repaving sections of the Trans-Canada Highway, PTHs 2, 3, 5, 6, 10 and 16. Some intersections […]

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Dark humour helps comedian through personal health-care crisis
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John B. Duff is working on a killer new set that’s already had him rolling on the floor laughing. Whether it will have the same effect on an audience remains to be seen. “I’ll always do comedy, right until I’m dead, whether it’s from a walker or an iron lung,” the 51-year-old said Wednesday from […]

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Fourth line rises up again in Jets’ win over Rangers
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Andrew Copp didn’t spend much time hanging his head, nothing would be accomplished by doing that. Despite working hard to establish himself on the Winnipeg Jets checking line with Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev, Copp understood what head coach Paul Maurice was trying to accomplish by asking him to move down to centre the fourth […]

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Review of 911 response sparks changes to prevent power failures from delaying ambulances
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A review of the 911 response prior to a Manitoba woman’s death has sparked changes meant to prevent power failures from delaying ambulances. But Keith Szostak and his wife, Cynthia Kulczycki, said more work is needed to prevent others from experiencing a wait like the one they endured the night Szostak’s mother, Shirley Yaroshinski, died. […]

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Letters: February 12, 2019
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Rule of law Re: “PM interference in prosecution is grounds for resignation,” Tom Brodbeck, Feb. 11. Huge kudos to Mr. Brodbeck for clarifying how the Trudeau government made wholesale changes to the Criminal Code “specifically designed to benefit SNC-Lavalin,” then even tried to have it benefitted retroactively. These facts not only increase the growing stench […]

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Man seriously assaulted with battery-operated drill during break and enter
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Two suspects are still at large after a man was seriously assaulted with a battery-operated drill after his suite was broken into. On Sunday at just after 1 a.m., police officers, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and K9 Unit, responded to an apartment building in the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue in […]

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Stolen vehicle stop turns up improvised firing devices
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Two men face charges after police stopped a suspected stolen vehicle and found two improvised firing devices. On Sunday, at shortly after 6:30 p.m., police were in the area of Portage Avenue and Donald Street when they spotted a vehicle in traffic which had been reported stolen after it had been left unattended and running […]

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Winnipeg’s recycling contract nearly finalized
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The city could soon award a $2.6-million, five-year recycling contract. A new report headed to council’s water and waste committee meeting on Valentine’s Day calls to award the front-load collection contract for multi-family dwellings to GFL Environmental Inc. If approved as is, the contract would run from Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2025. The […]

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JETS GAME DAY: Top guns need to lead the way for Jets against Rangers
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Winnipeg Jets (35-18-3) vs New York Rangers (24-23-8) 7 pm CT. Bell MTS Place TV: TSN3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Mark Scheifele vs Mika Zibanejad The sixth and seventh overall picks in the 2011 NHL Draft will go head-to-head on Tuesday night. Scheifele leads the Jets with 28 goals and sits second in […]

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Questions abound as province moves to block funding for child welfare
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The province is set to overhaul to the way it funds Child and Family Services. A new province-wide block funding model announced Monday will mean greater predictability and more autonomy for Child and Family Services authorities, Families Minister Heath Stefanson said at the Manitoba Legislature. The new plan, according to Stefanson, will add responsibility to […]

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Garden Hill man faces charges after weekend crime spree
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A 27-year-old man from Garden Hill, Man., faces armed robbery, uttering threats and sexual assault charges after a weekend crime spree on Notre Dame Avenue. Within the span of about 13 hours, three women ranging in age from 19 to 81 were robbed of their purses and other personal possessions. On Saturday at around 8:40 […]

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