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Feds commit $47M to new child-care spots
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The federal government will provide $47 million over three years to create about 750 new Manitoba child-care spaces and subsidize 650 more. Families Minister Scott Fielding said the federal cash adds to $175 million the province spends on child-care and early learning each year. “It (also) builds upon a five-year plan that we will be […]

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Alcohol suspected in crash between bus and car
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Alcohol is believed to have been a factor following an early-morning collision Friday between a Winnipeg Transit bus and a car which sent three people  to hospital including one in critical condition. At around 3:50 a.m., emergency personnel were called to the intersection of Goulet Street and Traverse Avenue in St. Boniface for a report […]

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Manitoba signs on for Canadian climate change plan
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Manitoba has now joined the Pan-Canadian climate-change framework after holding out for more than a year. But the province’s Sustainable Development Minister said she’ll keep fighting to charge a different carbon price than the feds have ordered. “Signing on to the Pan-Canadian Framework does not mean that we will sign on to the federal government’s […]

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Supporters of Tina Fontaine’s family march in Winnipeg to support her family
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Hundreds marched through the streets of Winnipeg a day after a jury acquitted a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body, wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from a river. The three-block-long march in support of Tina Fontaine’s family began Friday in front of the courthouse and wound its […]

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Winnipeg water treatment plant repairs expected to top $6M
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The city has spent about $615,000 to address problems at its drinking water treatment plant and expects to pay about $5.6 million more. Those costs were revealed in a public service report posted online Friday, which is headed for discussion at the March 1 meeting of council’s water and waste committee. The report was ordered […]

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Attempted traffic stop turns up drugs
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An attempted traffic stop resulted in a drug bust on Thursday morning. At around 11:15 a.m., members of the Street Crime Unit were travelling in the area of Pacific Avenue and McPhillips Street when police said they observed a rental vehicle travelling eastbound. As officers turned around in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, […]

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Three face weapons charges
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Three people face charges for firearms-related offences after police carried out a drug raid in a home in the North End Thursday evening.  District 3 Community Support Unit officers, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Aberdeen […]

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Five keys to Jets vs Stars
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Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars 6:15 pm CT, American Airlines Center, TV: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet 360. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Keys to the game Mark Scheifele vs Tyler Seguin This battle of top-line centres should be a dandy to watch. Scheifele has found his form, piling up points after returning to the lineup […]

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Make Manitoba great again
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The Pallister government lacks the policy chops and vision to make Manitoba “great again.” The NDP’s model and support administration remains largely intact as a new PC budget with a damaging carbon dioxide tax looms. Instead of Pallister’s more of the same, our deeply-in-debt Province, with chronic annual deficits and a large lower-income population segment, […]

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‘We have all failed Tina’
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Manitoba’s First Nations leaders expressed their disappointment with the jury’s decision to find the accused killer of a 15-year-old girl not guilty of second-degree murder in a Winnipeg courtroom on Thursday. In a joint statement, The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief’s […]

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Manitoba premier announces ’no wrong door’ harassment policy for all staff
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The Manitoba government is implementing a new harassment policy following allegations that a former NDP cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers. Progressive Conservative Premier Brian Pallister says the policy’s “no wrong door” approach gives employees more options to report complaints, including the independent clerk of the executive council and the civil service commission. The […]

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Let’s get it out in the open, says Mayor Bowman
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Winnipeg’s mayor is challenging the province to publicly release the funding agreement to complete the Southwest Rapid Transitway, along with a contentious proposed amendment to that deal. Mayor Brian Bowman has blamed the province for delaying rapid transit funding, and withholding $1.6 million so far, in an effort to force the city to accept an […]

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Jets’ Wheeler challenges Trump on gun control
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Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler picks his spots when it comes to using social media. Wednesday night was one of those spots. Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about meeting with school kids and not wanting to let them down, Wheeler waded headlong into the debate over gun control. “Well…then let’s stop letting them […]

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Winnipeg jury to begin second day of deliberations in Tina Fontaine murder trial
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Jurors in Winnipeg are to continue deliberating today at the trial of the man accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine and dumping her body in the Red River. Raymond Cormier, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of Fontaine, whose body was found wrapped in a duvet that was […]

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Mayor Bowman pushing for on-time expenses audit
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Mayor Brian Bowman is pushing to get audits of mayor and council expenses completed and released before the next civic election. A recent auditor’s report proposed to delay the expense audits slated for a July release to a December one to allow time for an audit on the Sterling Lyon/William Clement Parkway study.  “The scope […]

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Police seize nearly 700 pot plants in raid
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A Winnipeg man is facing drug trafficking charges after Winnipeg police made a large marijuana bust on Monday. Police say they carried out a search warrant in the 100 block of Driftwood Bay in Winnipeg Southdale neighbourhood on Monday. The raid, police say, came after a lengthy investigation that determined the suspect allegedly obtained a […]

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Tina Fontaine’s death and Raymond Cormier’s trial: What the jury heard
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Jurors sat through three weeks of evidence in the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Tina’s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg several days after she disappeared in […]

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JETS SNAPS: Do the Jets have another gear? Penalty kill plummets, Hellebuyck feels “wear and tear”
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It’s the big unknown swirling around the Winnipeg Jets. The one nagging at fans and the one that could determine what the GM does between now and the trade deadline, Monday. We know what this surprising bunch has been through 60 games: one of the top five teams in the NHL. But does it have […]

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Letters: February 21, 2018
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U.S. needs more gun control Re: “Survivors lash out at Trump” and “You Killed My Kid!,” Feb. 18. First of all, I would like to say that I am Pro-gun and that I almost joined the NRA back in the early ’70s. That said, it becomes obvious that following this school shooting, and back when […]

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EDITORIAL: Impact fee hike another cash grab
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Coun. John Orlikow said raising the city’s new controversial impact fee by 5% this year hasn’t caused the sky to fall. Of course, no one said the sky would fall if city council brought in yet another new tax. What was argued when Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), Mayor Brian Bowman and their colleagues on city […]

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Fate of man accused of killing Winnipeg teen will soon be in hands of jury
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The fate of a man accused of killing an Indigenous girl and dumping her body into Winnipeg’s Red River is expected to be in the hands of a jury today. Raymond Cormier, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Her death reignited calls for a […]

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City to consider more angled parking, making some spaces permanent
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City council will be asked to make permanent some back-in, angled parking spaces on Bannatyne Avenue to create more spots in the Exchange District. A staff report headed to the Feb. 27 public works committee meeting calls for the change, following a successful pilot project. In July 2017, the city began testing back-in, angled parking […]

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Fletcher leads ‘citizen’s inquiry’ into Manitoba Hydro
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An independent MLA is demanding a full inquiry into Manitoba Hydro while staging a “citizen’s inquiry” of his own. Assiniboia MLA Steven Fletcher argues government still has plenty of questions to answer on the Crown corporation’s finances. “The purpose of the inquiry is to see how in the world Manitoba has been able to take […]

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“It has to fit”: Jets GM a buyer at the right price
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There won’t be any sticker shock for Kevin Cheveldayoff before the NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday at 2 p.m. CT. The general manager of the Winnipeg Jets fully understands what the sellers are looking for in return, which is probably a big part of the reason Cheveldayoff hasn’t made a pre-emptive strike yet. The […]

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Former NDP Premier Greg Selinger quitting politics
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Former premier Greg Selinger will soon retire from politics. Selinger announced Tuesday that he’ll leave his role as MLA for St. Boniface on March 7, after serving as the riding’s MLA since 1999. “It is my plan to retire as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for St. Boniface … It has been […]

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Selinger’s legacy a bleak one
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It took nearly five full years, but the MLA for St. Boniface will finally be dragged kicking and screaming out of the Manitoba legislature in a couple of weeks. In a hastily called press conference Tuesday, former premier Greg Selinger choked back tears and read a prepared statement, making official what should have happened a […]

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Trade could mess with Jets chemistry… Mostly quiet on the Western front… Copp peeks at Twitter… Lowry return in sight
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Beware the apple cart of chemistry. As Jets brass mulls over the idea of acquiring a player or two before next Monday’s trade deadline, there’s the not-so-small matter of team chemistry to consider. The Jets aren’t just deep in good players, they’ve got a nice supply of team unity. Upset that at your own risk. […]

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Closing arguments in murder trial for man accused of killing Winnipeg teen
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Lawyers are expected to make their final pitches today in the case of a man accused of killing an Indigenous teenage girl and wrapping her body in a duvet cover before dumping her in Winnipeg’s Red River. Jurors are to hear final arguments at the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who has pleaded not guilty […]

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Teulon student earns $100K scholarship
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A Grade 12 student from Teulon, Man., is one of just 34 students across Canada awarded a prestigious scholarship worth $100,000. Teulon Collegiate student Samantha Morin has won the prestigious Loran Scholar Award. Morin is the only Manitoban to win the Award, which is valued at $100,000 over four years. “I’m overwhelmed and very excited,” […]

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Five keys to Jets vs. Kings
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Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings 7 pm CT, Bell MTS Place, TV: TSN3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Darcy Kuemper vs Connor Hellebuyck Like on Sunday when the Panthers were playing on consecutive nights and started backup James Reimer in goal, the Kings will likely go with Kuemper after giving Jonathan Quick the […]

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Connor cruising: Jets win third consecutive game as rookie scores twice
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The way Kyle Connor is playing and producing right now, the Winnipeg Jets might not need to bring in another top-six forward for the stretch run after all. Connor scored twice to pace the offensive attack as the Jets cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. The rookie left-winger now […]

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Jets on the prowl: Set to face a red-hot Panthers club
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The Winnipeg Jets are nearing the end of a long homestand and are getting a visit from one of the hottest teams in the NHL. After posting a record of 5-2-1 with two games remaining before hitting the road for the first time since the end of January, the Jets face the Florida Panthers on […]

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Police at scene in East Kildonan
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Winnipeg police are on scene at an apartment complex in the Poplar Avenue and Roch Street area in East Kildonan. As of 3 p.m., Sunday, there were two police cruisers on the scene and an officer could be seen going into the apartment complex in the 300 block of Poplar. Few other details are available […]

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Winnipeggers cheer on local speed skater at viewing party
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Manitoba’s speed skating community gathered early Sunday morning to cheer on one of their own on the other side of the world as the Manitoba Speed Skating Association hosted a viewing party for Winnipeg speed skater Heather McLean who was competing in the women’s 500m at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while the […]

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Letters: February 18, 2018
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Changing times It’s unfortunate but I continually hear how so many people have been wronged. I am truly sorry for those who have been and I do not take this lightly. This has happened to multiple people in multiple ways over the past several decades. Times change so quickly. What was taboo a decade ago […]

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Canadian athletes worth watching
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Hear the name Mark McMorris and the first image that comes to mind is a spinning, leaping body in motion, defying gravity and the limits created by the snowboard strapped to his feet. The second image is probably the relaxed grin that stretches across his face and has won the hearts of people in his […]

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20 Question with James Favel
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James Favel and the late Larry Morrissette were leaders in establishing the Bear Clan Patrol, a grassroots outreach group in north Winnipeg. Trained volunteers patrol the streets at night, handing out food packets and hygiene items to the homeless, helping people under the influence of drugs or alcohol to safety and, when needed, searching for […]

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Camp Lake a secret go-to spot to fish
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Hidden between Highway No. 1 East and Falcon Lake is a little gem of a trout lake. It is called Camp Lake and it really does not see much fishing pressure in winter. This small crystal clear lake was my go-to secret swimming hole in my childhood. The easiest way to access this trout lake […]

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The Simple Power of “Let’s Talk…”
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There is a profoundly simple, yet potent concept which has sustained the success of the annual Jan. 31 Bell Let’s Talk day, which brings awareness to mental health. The campaign began as a mission to empower, as a medium to encourage those afflicted with depression, anxiety and other mental health distress to take the opportunity […]

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RCMP investigate fatal trailer fire
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Two people are dead following a trailer fire early Saturday in a small northern Manitoba community. At around 1:50 a.m., RCMP responded to a residential trailer fire in Grand Rapids, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg about 432 km northwest of Winnipeg. When emergency personnel arrived, the trailer was fully engulfed in flames […]

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Back-to-back wins allow Jets to exhale… Big Buff team cop, and clown… Perreault slump no big deal… Relieved Copp likes new mates
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They’re all worth the same in the standings, but not all wins in the NHL are created equal. When this Winnipeg Jets regular season is in the rear-view, I get the feeling the two-point rabbit the Jets pulled out of their hats against Washington, Tuesday, will be in bold. No, the Caps aren’t a division […]

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