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Victim carjacked when online sale turns to armed robbery
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Police are warning the public to use caution when buying or selling items online following an armed robbery which occurred when the victim was robbed when he went to purchase an electronic item. On Monday, at around 8 p.m., police received a report of a robbery with a firearm in the area of Selkirk Avenue and […]

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Letters: October 17, 2018
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Swithceroo Re: Pallister’s carbon tax gaffe. Putting a price on big Manitoba polluters is not in Pallister’s agenda. I agree with the criticism, as Wab Kinew, leader of the Manitoba NDP, vents his displeasure with Premier Pallister  on Manitoba’s carbon tax cancellation. However, I see things a little bit different. Here’s my take. The premier […]

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Police officers attacked making arrest
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A pair of police officers were attacked while making an arrest in St. Boniface on Monday evening. At around 9 p.m., officers were patrolling in the Central St. Boniface area when they spotted a male rummaging through property at the rear of a business. As the officers attempted to speak with him, he threw a […]

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RCMP arrest student with a gun at Selkirk high school, no one hurt
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SELKIRK, Man. — RCMP say they have arrested a student with a gun and ammunition at a high school in Selkirk. Mounties say they responded to a report of a student with a firearm. Educators put the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School into a lockdown as a precaution. Investigators say they arrested a 17-year-old […]

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Youth faces robbery, assault charges after beer vendor robbery
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A teenage boy faces robbery and assault charges after robbing a beer vendor on Monday evening. At around 8:30 p.m., police were called to a commercial robbery at a beer vendor in the 1400 block of St. Matthews Avenue. Police said a young male suspect had entered the store and selected a pack of beer. […]

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Bowman vows to continue fight against homelessness
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Brian Bowman says if he is re-elected as mayor, he wants to make sure no Winnipeggers are left behind. Bowman said Tuesday that he will continue support of the United Way’s Plan to End Homelessness, an initiative that city council pumped $150,000 into in 2015 to help United Way’s community efforts over the next decade. […]

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Parker Lands developer files suit against city administrators
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Lawyers for the would-be developer of the Parker Lands filed a lawsuit against four senior City of Winnipeg administrators on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges the defendants, which include the city’s planning, property and development director John Kiernan, committed an abuse of their public office. “The lawsuit is triggered by and relates to: the unlawful and […]

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Young drivers at greater risk of crashing when high: CAA
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Young drivers are at a greater risk to crash their vehicle even up to five hours after smoking marijuana, according to a recent clinical trial. Research conducted by Montreal’s McGill University and paid for by the Canadian Automobile Association found driving performance of occasional cannabis users from 18-24 years old declined significantly in key area […]

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BRODBECK: Time for blackouts in city elections
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If we want to improve the fairness of municipal elections, including making them more competitive for challengers, it’s time to bring in a blackout period for government advertising similar to what’s in place at the provincial level. Because right now, we have a Winnipeg mayor seeking re-election who every few days is making public appearances […]

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SNAPSHOTS: Lemieux gets first crack…Dano claimed by Avalanche…Lamenting a missed two-on-nothing opportunity
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The maturity in Brendan Lemieux’s game is obvious, but how will it translate on the ice in a new season? The feisty Winnipeg Jets forward did enough during training camp to earn a spot on the 23-man roster, then quickly found himself as an extra forward and healthy scratch for the first four games of […]

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Morantz earns Tory nod for next federal election
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It’s official: Marty Morantz is now a federal Conservative party candidate. The outgoing Winnipeg city councillor won the nomination contest to become the Tory candidate for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley on Saturday. “I’ll be listening to the people of Charleswood, St. James-Assiniboia and Headingley to ensure your voices are represented in Ottawa. Defeating Justin Trudeau in 2019 […]

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Motkaluk picks up support of third incumbent, Bowman seek youth input
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One mayoral hopeful has picked up the support of a third incumbent council candidate, while another is seeking more input from youth. Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk collected another endorsement Monday, this time from incumbent Mynarski council candidate Ross Eadie. Eadie said he believes Motkaluk’s tax reform pledge would help prevent fixed-income seniors and low-income residents […]

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Mayoral candidate vows to crack down on drugs, meth houses
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A mayoral candidate is vowing to crack down on dealers, meth houses and drug labs, if he is elected next week. Candidate Don Woodstock announced Sunday that as mayor he would have City Council pass a bylaw that after an investigation of an alleged drug dealing home by Manitoba Justice’s Public Safety Investigations (PSI) unit […]

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‘BEACON OF HOPE’: Fifth annual Tea Fest celebrates multiculturalism in Manitoba
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Tea was the central figure in a celebration of culture Sunday at the Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain in St. Boniface. The Islamic Social Services Association, together with the Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, hosted its fifth annual Multicultural Tea Fest, aiming to bring people together with 20 kiosks of different cultures and faiths serving tea, goodies […]

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Brossoit makes favourable impression Jets backup gets job done in 3-1 win over Hurricanes
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In case you were having trouble envisioning a more impressive first start of the season for Laurent Brossoit, the backup goalie was quick to set the record straight. “If I didn’t let in that one goal …,” said Brossoit, who made 42 saves in his debut with the Winnipeg Jets, a 3-1 victory over the […]

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POT PRIMER: Cannabis shop operators ready for great unknown
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One of Winnipeg’s first cannabis shops is ready for the unknown come Oct. 17. Delta 9 will have its first shop in Winnipeg open at 827 Dakota Street in St. Vital bright and early on Wednesday, one of two shops set to open across the city, and they’re prepared for multiple scenarios. “We’ve heard there […]

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EDITORIAL: Put child killer back behind bars
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Our federal prison system is aptly named the Correctional Service of Canada, where the emphasis is — and must be — the correcting of the anti-social behaviour of those in its charge. Rehabilitating inmates makes sense. Most criminals — such as thieves, robbers, drug dealers, fraud artists and even those convicted of sex crimes — […]

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Paul Maurice Sunday pre-game
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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice tees up Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.  

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Byfuglien out: Jets defenceman dealing with upper-body injury
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The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien as they open a six-game homestand. Byfuglien left Saturday’s practice early with an upper-body injury after tumbling into the boards and is considered day-to-day, according to Jets head coach Paul Maurice. With Byfuglien out of the lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, blue-liner Dmitry Kulikov […]

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Bombers’ dominant defence was the plan from the beginning
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This was the plan from the onset. The continued improvement, the focus on chemistry-building, the elimination of big plays that had plagued the team earlier in the year and a shared tenacity with the aim of siphoning the will from opposing offences. A chilly, fall afternoon Investors Group Field played host to that culmination. Sixty […]

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SNAPSHOTS: Laine looks for more…Brossoit stays patient…Roster decision looming for Jets
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Patrik Laine doesn’t often mince words. So when asked for his thoughts on how his line with Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers has performed during the past two games, Laine didn’t hold back. “I don’t think we’ve created any scoring chances yet, so hopefully it will be better,” said Laine, whose Jets host the Carolina […]

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ELECTION 2018: Point Douglas ward is most diverse in city
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Three candidates are running in Point Douglas ward, the most diverse ward in the city and perhaps one of the most diverse in the country. The North End ward extends from South Point Douglas and the Exchange District to the east and Omand’s Creek Industrial Park and Tyndall Park to the west and straddles both […]

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MLA says he’s staying after reports he made inappropriate comments
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A Progressive Conservative member of the Manitoba legislature says he has no intention of stepping down after reportedly making inappropriate comments to a woman who works for the party’s caucus. Cliff Graydon would not comment in detail on reports he suggested the woman sit on his lap during a recent luncheon, when the woman was […]

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FRIESEN: Bombers look like contender after Riders slaughter
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The stadium was emptier than it’s been all season, but there’s no denying the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a team bursting with promise. With the CFL playoffs just four weeks away, the Bombers put an exclamation point on a four-game run by pounding the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 31-0, Saturday, Winnipeg’s first shutout in a dozen years. […]

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Motkaluk explains her property tax promise
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Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk explains how her property tax pledge will work for Winnipeggers.

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Bowman to further reduce business tax; Woodstock announces four-year property tax freeze
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Brian Bowman says he’d continue to reduce Winnipeg’s business tax at the current pace and seek ways to cut red tape, if re-elected. The incumbent mayoral candidate officially promised to “phase out” the tax but didn’t offer a target date to actually eliminate the levy. Instead, Bowman said he’ll continue to reduce the business tax […]

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HAL’S HEADLINES: Happy 800th Bob!
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My dear friend Bob Irving is celebrating a huge milestone Saturday…his 800th Bomber game! Congrats Knuckles! Bob started at CJOB soon after a chance meeting in 1973 with then sports director Ken (Friar) Nicholson at a golf tournament. Bob’s move from Brandon to CJOB came with a big raise too, he almost doubled his pay […]

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GIESBRECHT: Judges need to stay out of politics
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Section 33 of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows Parliament and provincial legislatures to over-ride certain Charter rights. Despite criticism from some politicians, academics and the media, the clause is constitutionally sound and useful. Section 33 has a fraught history. It came through tense negotiations between the federal government and provincial premiers in 1982 […]

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Kids under 12, seniors should ride bus for free, say St. Boniface council candidates
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Kids under age 12 should ride Winnipeg Transit buses for free. That’s the idea of incumbent St. Boniface council candidate Matt Allard, who said he was told the current cost per child prevents some families from choosing to ride the bus together. “Some parents were saying, ‘I don’t ride the bus because I’ve got kids […]

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Manitobans believe hot summers are here to stay: survey
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After a record-setting summer in the heat department, the majority of Manitobans believe blistering temperatures will be the status quo thanks to climate change.  Prairie Research Associates conducted a poll of 800 Manitobans in August, asking them whether they felt the summer’s soaring temperatures were merely just a fluke or if, because of climate change, […]

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FRIESEN: A matchup worth watching in the trenches
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It’s a matchup that might be worth the price of admission all on its own. Winnipeg’s Jermarcus Hardrick and Stanley Bryant, the bookends of the offensive line, will have their beefy hands full with Saskatchewan defensive ends Charleston Hughes and Willie Jefferson, Saturday. “They’re the top two D-ends in the league,” Hardrick said. “Individually. And […]

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Perreault takes reduced role in stride
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Mathieu Perreault realizes his days of a being a healthy point producer for the Jets might be over. But at the age of 30 and still without a Stanley Cup in his career, dropping down to the fourth line alongside two kids is a sacrifice he’s willing to make. “I think this is the role […]

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Manitoba ready for legal pot; screening devices for police use, not so much
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The Pallister government says they’re as ready as they can be ahead of cannabis legalization on Oct. 17. While government says they’re prepared for legal weed next week, police officers in the province will not have oral fluid screening devices — the Draeger DrugTest 5000 — in place to test suspected impaired drivers for the […]

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Efficiencies could add to road work budget, says mayoral candidate
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Tim Diack believes he could find enough savings within city departments to boost Winnipeg’s road repair budget by 3%, or about $3 million, per year. The mayoral candidate says he would commit to those increases for each of the next six years, if elected. “We’re moving some of the budget over to (account) for that,” […]

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NDP working to ban health premiums, which aren’t charged in Manitoba
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The Manitoba NDP are fighting for a ban on health-care premiums. The party introduced a motion at the Manitoba Legislature Wednesday that calls to ban such a charge, which Premier Brian Pallister raised as an option in September 2017. “Health-care premiums are off-side with the values of Manitobans,” said NDP leader Wab Kinew. Back in […]

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City needs to refund fines for photo radar ‘technical fouls,’ says Wise Up Winnipeg
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A drivers’ advocacy group is calling on the city to refund thousands of “exceptionally unfair” tickets generated from a designated construction zone setup on Waverley Street it believes was “predatory.” Wise Up Winnipeg founder Todd Dube said Wednesday that mobile photo enforcement units were out daily for several months dinging drivers for speeding in a […]

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Meth crisis is a public health emergency, says Liberal leader
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Manitoba should declare a public health emergency over its meth crisis, according to the province’s Liberal party. Liberal leader Dougald Lamont challenged the Tory government Tuesday to address an “explosion of crystal meth use across the province” through a new task force. “We’ve been talking about the meth crisis for a year and there’s been […]

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EDITORIAL: New Quebec premier sends mixed signals
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Quebec premier-designate François Legault and his Coalition Avenir Québec have triumphed. They rode to a majority government on a wave of support from Quebecers tired of the Liberals and receptive to Legault’s portrayal of himself as a defender of Quebec’s predominant language and culture. It was a bitter disappointment for the Couillard Liberals, who delivered […]

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