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Cops take kids on shopping spree
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Wednesday would have been a bad day to try and shoplift from St. Vital Centre. The mall hosted the 12th annual Winnipeg Cop Shop event where 60 cops shopped with 60 kids. Each kid partnered up with a cop to go on a $200 Christmas shopping spree sponsored by St. Vital Centre. “I think it […]

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GAME DAY: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
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7 p.m., BellMTS Place. TV: TSN-3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP The Connors Edmonton’s Connor McDavid is the biggest name here, of course, and in 17 road games this season he’s only been held off the scoresheet once. But if Winnipeg’s two Connors – goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who seems to have found his groove, […]

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Jets Hockey Academy offers a hand up, opens new rink at Camp Manitou
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Five years ago, Quentin Linklater couldn’t skate and had never stepped onto a sheet of ice. Friends were hard to come by as he had just moved into the city from Northern Manitoba, and the idea of playing sports was a bit of a pipe dream. It was then that he found out about the […]

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$5M donation set to help fund new cancer treatment equipment at HSC
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It’s equipment that can save limbs, enhance cancer treatments and help some patients heal faster. The Health Sciences Centre Foundation says a $5-million donation will pay half the tab to add new interventional angiography facilities and equipment, which will allow doctors to perform several precise treatments. The donation from philanthropist Paul Albrechtsen will be combined […]

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Letters: December 12, 2018
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Killing Canada Canada is in deep trouble with the show J.T. and his horde are putting on, another four years of this and it will break Canada’s back. There is just no end to his stupidity. The list of things could go on for hours and days and weeks. Most people could not be that […]

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Winnipeg woman guilty of hiding infant remains may have wanted to visit: defence
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The lawyer for a Winnipeg woman convicted of hiding the remains of six babies in a rented storage locker says she was keeping them so she could possibly visit them. Greg Brodsky told the Manitoba Court of Appeal that the trial judge was wrong to find Andrea Giesbrecht guilty because she was not trying to […]

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Manitoba aims to reduce risk with new tax-increment financing regulations
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The province’s new tax-increment financing (TIF) framework will ensure the government no longer pays out its share of funding upfront. In a TIF, a government aims to entice development by waiving the taxes a property is expected to generate for a set time period. The framework would allow the province to subsidize a project with […]

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Manitoba’s first fully accessible outdoor rink opens
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Before Tuesday, if Sean Gilmore wanted to skate at an outdoor rink, he would have to hop out of his wheelchair at the inside door, slide on his butt all the way to the rink and get help to transfer into his sledge. Dakota Community Centre’s new rink makes playing hockey outdoors much easier for […]

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Meth use causing hepatitis B outbreak in Winnipeg
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Winnipeg’s meth crisis is fuelling a disease outbreak, according to documents obtained by the Manitoba NDP. “Population and Public Health has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis B in the (Winnipeg Health Region), almost exclusively linked to injection drug use,” states a Winnipeg Regional Health Authority briefing note. “As hepatitis B is one of the […]

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Hollow Water Chief defends silica sand project near Manitoba reserve
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The Chief of Hollow Water First Nation is defending a planned silica frack sand operation immediately adjacent to the Manitoba reserve on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg and dismissing charges that there hasn’t been proper consultation. “We were happy with the consultation process the company Canadian Premium Sands and our Community entered into so the facility could […]

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Police looking for suspects in carjacking
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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man and a woman believed to have been involved in a carjacking last month. On Nov. 13, at around 10 p.m., a 35-year-old man was carjacked of his vehicle by a man and a woman while in the first 100 block of Fort Street in […]

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AIR1 assists in arrests, recovery of stolen vehicle after wild chase
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Three women and a man face charges after a stolen vehicle was stopped on Sunday night following a wild chase that involved the assistance of the AIR1 police helicopter. At just before 10:30 p.m., Community Support unit members were patrolling the area of Redwood Avenue and Salter Street in the North End when they spotted a […]

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Raw:almond back for another season on the ice
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The city’s coolest dining experience is back for a seventh season on the ice with a new design and some of the hottest chefs on the continent, and beyond. Winter pop-up restaurant Raw:almond opens on Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 17 on the frozen confluence of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, with a theme […]

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Man collared for defrauding vet hospitals, clinics
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A 29-year-old man has been charged with defrauding numerous veterinary hospitals and clinics over a 16-month period. Between May 2017 and August 2018, police said a suspect attended eight animal/veterinary hospitals throughout the city including four on Pembina Highway. During each incident, he would have a number of dogs and seek medical treatment under a false name. […]

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SNAPSHOTS: Laine due to explode again
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The calendar page has turned, and so have the fortunes of Patrik Laine. The man who claimed November as his own by scoring almost at will hasn’t been able to buy a goal in five games this month. That equals the longest drought the Winnipeg Jets phenom has had this season. Laine himself has no […]

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Suspect busted after 28 break-ins in two weeks
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A 46-year-old faces numerous break and enter charges after a long string of commercial robberies in a relatively compact area of the North End within the span of little over two weeks. Between Nov. 24 and Sunday, a total of 28 overnight break-ins of stores, gas stations, restaurants and medical clinics were reported in the William […]

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BRODBECK: Manitoba’s welfare cheque just got bigger
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Manitoba will see more jingle in its jeans next year with a 10.7% boost in equalization payments from Ottawa — $218 million in new federal cash — according to figures released by Canada’s Department of Finance Sunday. It’s the second year in a row the province will receive a windfall in equalization, in large part […]

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Police ask for public’s help in finding ‘dangerous individual’
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Winnipeg police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a violent incident on Saturday in West Kildonan. “This is a very dangerous individual and we’re really counting on the public to give us a hand and help us locate him,” said police spokesperson Const. Jay Murray. Major Crimes Unit […]

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Letters: December 10, 2018
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Listen to us, please After weeks of riots over gas, electricity and rising food costs, French society is breaking down. The middle class is responding to the crushing weight of the war against carbon. In response, the president of France said to protesters, “No tax merits putting our nation’s unity in danger.” He has suspended […]

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Opinion: Western Canada can encourage a different kind of climate change research
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I don’t know about you, but I’m awfully tired of being shamed for living in Western Canada. Attacks on our collective self-esteem come not only from folks in big eastern cities who have no trouble benefiting from our fossil fuel revenue, but from our own federal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to find sport […]

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RCMP being investigated over Dauphin woman’s injury
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The Independent Investigation Unit is investigating an incident in Dauphin between a 25-year-old woman and the RCMP that resulted in the woman’s fractured fibula. On. Nov. 27, RCMP officers in Dauphin arrested a 25-year-old woman for breach of peace. RCMP say the woman was not cooperative druring her arrest and officers used force to control […]

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One remains in hospital following St. Norbert crash
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One male youth remains in hospital following a collision Friday in St. Norbert which affected traffic on Pembina Highway for several hours. At just before 1 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a collision involving a vehicle near the intersection of Pembina Highway and Ducharme Avenue. Four male youths, including the driver, were […]

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Hellebuyck looks familiar…Tanev trending towards career-highs…Jets get contributions throughout the lineup
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A cursory glance at the final score doesn’t tell the tale. Although it ended in a one-sided blowout, were it not for the sharpness of goalie Connor Hellebuyck in the early stages, it would have been the Winnipeg Jets chasing the game – instead of the Jets chasing goalie Michal Neuvirth early in the second […]

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Onyemata making impact with Saints after taking unconventional path to NFL
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David Onyemata hadn’t played a single down of football when he arrived at the University of Manitoba in 2011. More interested in quarterly reports than quarterback blitzes, Onyemata originally came to Winnipeg from Nigeria to pursue an economics degree. Seven years later, Onyemata is making key contributions to a New Orleans Saints team with designs […]

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No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9M Lotto 6-49 jackpot, no Manitoba winners
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TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. One ticket purchased in Ontario and two in Quebec matched five of the six numbers plus the bonus to win $81,173 each. Three […]

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Santa Lucia provides pizzas for special Lighthouse Mission lunch
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One hundred and fifty people from the downtown community will be treated to a hot pizza lunch Sunday at Lighthouse Mission, following their Sunday outreach service, it was announced Saturday. Santa Lucia Pizza, a Winnipeg favourite, is generously providing 30 extra-large pizzas for a special Mission luncheon Sunday at noon. With roots going back over […]

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Schilling reassigned: Veteran D-man showed well with Jets
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To say that Cam Schilling came in and did everything that was asked of him is an understatement. When the Winnipeg Jets defence corps was bitten by the injury bug, Schilling stepped up and provided quality minutes on the back end. But with the return to health for Dustin Byfuglien and Dmitry Kulikov, Schilling was […]

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First cannabis store opens on Winnipeg urban reserve
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The first legal recreational cannabis store on a Winnipeg urban reserve began operation Friday with the opening of a Meta Cannabis Supply Co. retail outlet at the Long Plain Madison Reserve at 420 Madison Street near Polo Park. “It’s really exciting,” said store manager Heather Pelletier Friday following the official opening. “I’m looking forward to […]

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Students demand action on climate change
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Students from Ecole River Heights met outside the office of Liberal MP Jim Carr on Friday to raise awareness and demand action on climate change. Joining thousands of students around the world, Miyawata Stout, Madison Delaat and Sarah Sinclair-Fontaine — all Grade 7 students — were among Winnipeg’s contingent of youths asking for urgent changes […]

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New inner-city report calls for better transportation services, route to beach
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A new report calls for more accessible, affordable transportation for people in Winnipeg’s inner city, including a Winnipeg Transit route to the beach. As part of Ellen Smirl’s research for the 14th annual State of the Inner City Report, she interviewed 20 inner city residents on their transportation struggles. When asked where they would like […]

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‘Kids will be eaten’ sign offends some parents
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A Winnipeg business is apologizing after a humorous attempt to discourage parents from dropping off their children on its property to attend a nearby elementary school backfired. The sign posted outside Parenty Reitmeier Translation Services initially contained the words “This is not a drop-off zone” written inside the shape of a stop sign with a […]

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GAMEDAY: Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues
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Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues 7 p.m., BellMTS Place. TV: TSN-3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Patrik Laine vs Jake Allen The last time these teams played, the Jets’ sniper scored five times, four of them against starting goalie Chad Johnson in less than two periods of work. So it’s a safe bet […]

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$8.4 million pledged to address methamphetamine crisis in Manitoba
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The Pallister government and their counterparts in Ottawa have pledged a combined $8.4 million in an effort to help quell the province’s burgeoning meth crisis. Health Minister Cameron Friesen along with Liberal MP Jim Carr made the announcement at the Crisis Response Centre near Health Sciences Centre on Friday. The deal will see $4.2 million […]

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Officers spending more time on buses, police board told
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Winnipeg police officers are spending more hours in and around downtown buses. Winnipeg Police Service Chief Danny Smyth said officers were either on buses or somewhere in the downtown transit corridor for 48 hours in November, up from 40.5 hours in October and 30.5 hours in September. “Over time, our members are adjusting the way […]

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Schools, RCMP learning from recent threats that disrupted classes for two days
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The superintendent of the Lord Selkirk School Division said online threats that shut down every school in the division earlier this week was a learning experience and a chance to review how they deal with future incidents. Michele Polinuk, superintendent and CEO of LSSD, said the school division is already looking at ways to improve […]

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BRODBECK: Can shuffling a government body boost the economy? Probably not
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It would be nice to think that all a provincial government has to do to elevate Manitoba’s economy beyond its perpetual state of mediocrity would be to reorganize a few key economic development offices. Unfortunately, there is no such silver bullet, at least none that would make a substantive difference to Manitoba’s economic fortunes. Premier […]

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‘Eradicating gender-based violence’ new provincial committee’s goal
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A new cabinet committee has been established to better address and find solutions for gender-based violence in the province. Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, who is also the minister responsible for the status of women, announced the new committee at an event at the Manitoba Legislature on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on […]

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From mechanical engineer to UFC fighter, Winnipeg’s Brad Katona living the dream
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TORONTO — If fighting doesn’t pay off, Brad (Superman) Katona has a degree in mechanical engineering in his back pocket. But so far so good for the 26-year-old from Winnipeg. Katona, competing as a featherweight, won “The Ultimate Fighter Undefeated” reality TV show in July with a unanimous decision over Jay Cucciniello in Las Vegas. […]

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