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Letters: June 19, 2018
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MLA should resign MLA Klassen remarks were so nasty towards MLA Fletcher it demonstrates a profound lack of judgment and common sense regardless how heated the debate. No apology can repair the hurt that it must have caused MLA Fletcher! I believe she has shown she does not have the character to be an MLA […]

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Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk launches campaign
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Business consultant and mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk launches her campaign at the Norwood Hotel on Monday, June 18, 2018. Motkaluk will compete against current mayor Brian Bowman in the race, as well as former retail employee Desmond Thomas, Winnipeg police officer Tim Diack, investor Umar Hayat, former Morden mayor Doug Wilson and past provincial election […]

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Liberal MLA wants ban on chamber talk about NDP leader’s criminal past
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A Manitoba politician wants to ban members of the Tory government from discussing Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew’s criminal convictions and other brushes with the law inside the legislature. Liberal legislature member Judy Klassen recently asked the Speaker to stop members of the Tory government from bringing up Kinew’s past during debates in the chamber. […]

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Speaking up for women, Paralympians
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One was a pioneer for women, blazing a trail through the macho world of boxing, the other a Paralympic star who continues to stand up for athletes toiling in the shadows. Nieva Embuldeniya and Kirby Cote aren’t your typical Manitoba Sports Hall of Famers. Embuldeniya, an immigrant from the Phillipines, began judging amateur boxing in […]

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New outlets aimed at helping protect Manitoba communities from flooding
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The federal and Manitoba governments have reached a deal to build two outlet channels to prevent heavy flooding around Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. Premier Brian Pallister says the two levels of government will jointly spend up to $540 million to build the channels, which will each measure 23 kilometres in length. The area […]

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Bombers lose another QB to injury, hope journeyman Gale can bring some experience
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Another week, another quarterback down for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As recently as the beginning of May, it looked like the three quarterbacks dressing for the Bombers this CFL season would be incumbent starter Matt Nichols, veteran backup Darian Durant and slightly experienced newcomer Alex Ross. On Friday, when the Bombers visit the Montreal Alouettes […]

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Alberta man charged with drug trafficking, sexual exploitation
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An Albertan living in The Pas faces numerous charges for drug trafficking and sexual exploitation following an RCMP investigation. Last Tuesday, Opaskwayak Cree Nation RCMP and The Pas RCMP began an investigation into a man they believed was trafficking methamphetamine. During the course of the investigation, a traffic stop was conducted on the suspect. Methamphetamine […]

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Tree pest caterpillar control program ends
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The City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch announced the conclusion of the city’s tree pest caterpillar control program on Monday. In response to the emergence of forest tent caterpillar, elm spanworm and cankerworms, the Insect Control Branch undertook a control program focusing on streets that were at high risk of significant leaf damage. The caterpillars […]

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Bag full of drugs left in taxi lands wanted man in trouble
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A man wanted for drug trafficking charges left a bag full of drugs in a Winnipeg taxi before being arrested, police said. On Saturday around 11 a.m., police said they saw a man wanted on a warrant leaving an address in the 500 block of Redwood Avenue. Police placed the man under arrest and said […]

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People may have started downtown fire in Brandon, caused $25M in damages
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BRANDON, Man. — A massive blaze that burned through historic buildings in downtown Brandon last month caused about $25 million in damages and police now say it may have been started by people. Fire crews were called to the Christie’s Office Plus building in the western Manitoba city on May 19. But strong winds spread […]

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Cookies for Khloe: Manitoba cookie company gets custom Kardashian order
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A Manitoba cookie company is getting praise from Khloe Kardashian for custom creations featuring her daughter True. The famous Kardashian posted a photo of the custom-order cookies made by Winnipeg’s Scientific Sweets on Instagram. In a video posted on the social media site, Kardashian said she had never seen cuter cookies in her life. The […]

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BRODBECK: ER wait time reduction plan stalls
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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s plan to reduce emergency room wait times appears to have plateaued. According to fresh data released by the WRHA this week, ER wait times in Winnipeg hospitals – which remain well above the national average – were largely unchanged in May for the second month in a row. And they […]

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Mayoral candidate won’t rule out scrapping bus rapid transit Phase 2
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A Winnipeg mayoral candidate says she can’t rule out halting construction on Phase 2 of the Southwest Transitway, if elected. Business consultant Jenny Motkaluk said it’s too soon to commit her stance on the project, for which construction began in 2016. “Is that going to make the transit more reliable and easier and faster for […]

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World Cup breakthrough for Mislawchuk
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Tyler Mislawchuk of Oak Bluff, Man., hit the World Cup podium in triathlon for the first time on the weekend. The 23-year-old won the bronze medal in Antwerp, Belgium, with a time of 58:17. “A race with cobblestones everywhere made it so hard, but I’m happy to be on the podium,” Mislawchuk said, via Triathlon […]

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‘Star Wars Geek’ honoured by Red River College
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A life-long Star Wars fan took his fascination and knowledge of the sci-fi series and used it to become one of the creative writers of the Star Wars website and movies. Now he’s returning to Winnipeg to be honoured with an award from his college alma mater. On Saturday, Red River College (RRC) is honouring […]

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A day to remember dad
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Elizabeth Forestell had completed nearly 20 marathons, but she’d never run the one in her home province. A full 25 years after she left Manitoba, something pulled Forestell to the 40th Manitoba Marathon. The look of joy on her face as she crossed the finish line at Investors Group Field, Sunday, confirmed she’d made the […]

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Steinbach man injured in stabbing, warrant issued for suspect
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One man faces charges and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of another following the stabbing early Saturday morning in Steinbach. At around 7:30 a.m., Steinbach RCMP responded to the report of a stabbing in the 300 block of Hanover Street in Steinbach. RCMP said that initial investigation has determined that a 24-year-old […]

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BRODBECK: City’s infrastructure deficit highly questionable
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One of the biggest impediments to having an intelligent debate over how to fund the city of Winnipeg’s alleged $6.9 billion infrastructure “deficit” is the city doesn’t provide the public with nearly enough detail to show where it plans to spend billions on capital projects over the next 10 years. The city issued its 2018 […]

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Goldeyes feast on Canaries
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The Winnipeg Goldeyes beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 5-2 at Sioux Falls Stadium on Sunday afternoon to win their third series in a row. The Goldeyes took a quick lead in the first when Eric Aguilera hit a two-out, solo home run to left. “It was a big at bat by Aguilera,” said Goldeyes’ hitting […]

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Letters: June 17, 2018
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A cold new world There seems to be a growing concern that has somehow integrated itself into the world and is currently shaping our future for the worse. That concern is in fact, the lack thereof — this rise of indifference and dispassion towards the issues that rack the world. It may be due to […]

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EDITORIAL: Time for some serious turf war
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OK, Mr. Ovechkin, put the Cup down, drop the beer and the mic and back away very slowly from the dance floor. Yep, Ovi, the party is over. And for God’s sake, get some sleep, man. While we have absolutely loved your show of unbridled joy after finally capturing that elusive, glittering prize, it’s the […]

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Evacuation at Winnipeg airport
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Passengers wait outside at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport after the terminal was evacuated early Sunday morning for what airport officials were calling a “possible security incident”. The RCMP canine unit was brought in to assist with the incident. Passengers and employees were evacuated at 7 a.m., and allowed to start returning inside around 8. […]

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“Possible security incident” prompts Winnipeg airport evacuation
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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport was evacuated Sunday morning due to a suspicious unattended bag. At just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport announced via Twitter that they were evacuating the airport due to a “possible security incident”. According to airport spokesperson Tyler MacAfee, airport staff were alerted to a security incident inside […]

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Ontario ticket takes Saturday night’s $7M Lotto 649 jackpot, four Manitobans collect $10K
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TORONTO — A ticket sold in Ontario claimed Saturday night’s $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot. And the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Saskatchewan. Two tickets purchased in Winnipeg another two bought elsewhere in Manitoba won $10,000 each in the guaranteed prize draws. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw […]

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Expect traffic closures, delays for Manitoba Marathon
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The public is being advised to expect traffic impact and delays on Sunday morning during the Manitoba Marathon which is celebrating its 40th edition this year. Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time and to detour via Kenaston Boulevard instead of using Pembina Highway. On Sunday from 7 a.m. until noon access from Pembina […]

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FRIESEN: Brightness from the gloom for Blue Bombers
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It was just minutes after the longest football game they’d ever played, and they were no doubt spent. Spent physically, from the first full-on game of the season, a hard-hitting tilt with West Division rival Edmonton that took nearly six hours to complete. Spent mentally, from the challenge of two long weather delays that tested […]

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Blue Bombers hunting for a QB – again
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The Blue Bombers began a familiar search on the weekend, looking for a backup quarterback. It seems Alex Ross, injured while holding during a botched field goal attempt in Thursday’s 33-30 loss to Edmonton, could be out a while, leaving Bryan Bennett as the only quarterback behind raw rookie Chris Streveler. Streveler remains at the […]

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‘THIS CANNOT BE REAL’: Winnipegger win Downton Abbey contest
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For one Winnipeg woman, the dream of walking the set of her favourite TV show is becoming a reality, after winning a contest to spend the night with seven of her friends at Highclere Castle in England, the set of the popular PBS show Downton Abbey. In less than two weeks, Tressa Lemky and seven […]

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Downton Abbey contest winner – Come and dine video
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For one Winnipeg woman, the dream of walking the set of her favourite TV show is becoming a reality, after winning a contest to spend the night with seven of her friends at Highclere Castle in England, the set of the popular PBS show Downton Abbey. In less than two weeks, Tressa Lemky and seven […]

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Regulator orders OmniTRAX to repair, re-open rail line to Churchill
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A federal regulator has ordered the owner of the flood-damaged rail line to Churchill to repair and re-open the line as soon as possible. On Wednesday, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled that Hudson Bay Railway Company (HBR) must begin repairs on the rail line between Gillam and Churchill by July 3, and complete them “as […]

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Young cancer survivor throwing bake sale for Children’s Hospital
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On Saturday an 11-year-old girl who beat cancer is throwing a bake sale to raise money to give back to the Children’s Hospital. 11-year-old Abigail Stewart is throwing a Bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in hopes of raising $10,000 to give to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba to benefit […]

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MPI requests 2.2% rate hike
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Manitoba Public Insurance has requested a 2.2% overall rate increase for the 2019-20 insurance year in its general rate application filed with the Public Utilities Board on Friday. If approved, the average passenger vehicle owner will pay about $27 more in premiums per year or $2.25 per month, according to a press release from MPI. […]

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FRIESEN: Streveler debut encouraging
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The cynic could look at Thursday night’s CFL season-opener and say the Winnipeg Blue Bombers found another way to turn victory into defeat. A tried and true way, actually, with a defence that gave up too many big plays, just like it did in one-and-done playoff appearances the last two years. But there was enough […]

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Manitoba politician sorry for saying crash that paralyzed colleague was a gift
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A Manitoba politician apologized Friday for saying a highway crash that left former MP Steven Fletcher a quadriplegic was a gift. “I obviously hurt Mr. Fletcher and I deeply regret that,” Liberal Judy Klassen said. “I did send him an email apologizing that I hurt him and if everybody would like, I will get up […]

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Red River College reduces staffing, programs, ups fees to match funding reduction
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Manitoba budget cuts to post-secondary education are hitting Red River College as they announce the loss of jobs, courses and a hike in tuition. On Wednesday, the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU) announced that Red River College will be laying off three instructors, not renewing contracts for three term instructor positions, cutting down […]

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Blue lightning strikes again
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It’s becoming an annual event: a Blue Bomber home game interrupted by a lightning storm. Thursday night’s CFL season-opener between the Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos was shut down not once, but twice. The first delay came midway through the second quarter because of an approaching electrical storm. Players were sent to their locker-rooms and fans […]

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Health Minister questioned after speaking at pro-life rally
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Manitoba’s Health Minister was questioned over his stance on abortion Thursday after he spoke at a pro-life rally and referred abortion-related questions to a colleague. But Minister Kelvin Goertzen said the first choice was made to share his family’s experiences with miscarriage and the second follows clear cabinet mandates. The NDP questioned Goertzen for speaking […]

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Wolves get new home at Assiniboine Park Zoo
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A howling new exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo is set to open this weekend. The Zoo announced Thursday that the zoo’s grey wolves will make their home in a brand new habitat just in time for Father’s Day, with the new exhibit opening on Saturday and after a 25% discount on the price of […]

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Manitoba Justice Minister discusses ban on home grown pot
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The federal government set the stage Wednesday for a possible showdown with the Senate over legalization of cannabis after it rejected 13 amendments approved by the upper house — including one recognizing the authority of provinces to ban home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose. Manitoba and Quebec have chosen to ban home grown […]

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Former Bombers first overall pick Ekakitie signs one-year deal with Alouettes
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MONTREAL — It didn’t take long for former CFL first overall pick Faith Ekakitie to find a new job. Less than a week after the No. 1 pick from the 2017 draft was cut by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ekakitie signed with the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday. A defensive lineman from Brampton, Ont., Ekakitie inked […]

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Latest mayoral candidate says Winnipeggers need a tax break
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The seventh candidate to register in Winnipeg’s mayoral race thinks city residents need a tax break and no more tax dollars should be spent on expanding rapid transit. “People want their roads fixed, not corridors for bus rapid transit. That money could be better spent on roads,” said Desmond Thomas. “There’s more people driving than […]

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