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Early morning crash sends four to hospital
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Four people were rushed to hospital after an early morning crash shut down a major intersection in Winnipeg on Wednesday. Police said a pickup truck collided with a taxi cab just before 6 a.m. at the intersection of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue. “It was quite a dramatic crash,” said Const. Rob Carver. “They […]

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Man dead after overnight altercation
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Winnipeg police are investigating the city’s 23rd homicide after a man died from his injuries following an overnight fight in the North End.  Police say they were called to a scene in the 100 block of Charles walk just after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning after a report came in of an injured person in […]

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Jets Gameday vs Chicago Blackhawks
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Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks 7 p.m., Bell-MTS Place; TV: TSN-3; Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Star power vs star power Both teams are oozing scoring talent up front, with two top lines capable of putting up serious numbers. Which team’s stars produce, and which can be shut down, will go a long way […]

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Raising bus fares will hurt ridership
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If Winnipeg Transit is already facing a significant drop in ridership, raising bus fare by as much as 10% will almost certainly result in further declines. And those declines will only compound Transit’s revenue problems, leaving it no further ahead than it is right now. Mayor Brian Bowman’s decision to jack up fares by 25 […]

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Letters: December 13, 2017
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Glimmer of hope Re: Use Portage and Main money to bolster Winnipeg Transit, councillor urges. Dec. 7 Is it possible? That a glimmer of hope exists that someone at city hall still has some common sense? Apparently Coun. Russ Wyatt (CBC Dec7/17) still does. He has seen through Mayor Brian Bowman’s nonsensical idea of opening […]

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Man injured in officer involved shooting
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Manitoba’s police watchdog has taken over the investigation after a man was shot by a Winnipeg police officer in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the North End. Winnipeg police and the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, confirmed that a 25-year-old man was shot […]

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Mason not messing with brain injury
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Steve Mason was playing with his daughter, Tuesday, when he took some time to talk about the second concussion of his career. That family moment had everything to do with what Mason and I talked about for the next eight minutes. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Winnipeg Jets goalie had been removed from the […]

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Van Landeghem calls it a career
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The Olympic bronze medal from Rio will be a nice keepsake. The two gold medals and a silver from the Toronto Pan-Am Games, too. But Winnipeg swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem says those aren’t the most important things she’ll take from her career in the pool. “More important, probably, is I’ll miss all the relationships and […]

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Bombers hang onto top O-lineman, as Bryant re-ups
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Stanley Bryant wants to leave a long-lasting legacy in Winnipeg. Bryant, the CFL’s most outstanding offensive lineman in 2017, has re-signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a two-year contract. The 31-year old was set to hit the free agent market in February. Word is Bryant’s new deal is worth approximately $190,000 per season. His […]

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Manitoba well below national average in labour shortage report
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Labour shortages hit record levels in Canada in the third quarter of 2017.  The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its quarterly report, Help Wanted, on Tuesday and it certainly lived up to its name.  The report suggested that some 361,700 jobs were left unfilled during the quarter, the highest number of unfilled private sector […]

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Mayor proposes three-cent charge on vehicle-for-hire services
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Winnipeg’s mayor is proposing surcharge for vehicle-for-hire services as a part of several amendments that will go before city council on Wednesday. The three-cent per ride charge would be tacked on to all personal transportation providers, such as Uber, and would eliminate the requirement for those drivers to install security shields in their vehicles. Bowman […]

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Police seek suspect in bus assault
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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in a serious assault that happened on a Winnipeg Transit bus in early November. On Nov. 4, police were advised of a serious assault that had just occurred. An 28-year-old woman was riding a Transit bus at around 7:30 p.m., in the area of […]

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Feds to give provinces 75% of pot tax revenues, own take capped at $100M
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OTTAWA — Canada’s finance ministers struck a deal Monday on how they plan to share tax revenues during the cost-heavy startup phase of a legalized marijuana market — but they also kept their options open, just in case lucrative days lie ahead. The new agreement will see the federal government give the provinces and territories a […]

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Bombers sign three
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed three Canadians, all of whom spent time with the CFL team this past season. Defensive back Abu Conteh is a Winnipeg native the Bombers drafted in the third round this year. A product of Grambling University, Conteh dressed for just one game in 2017. Receiver Brendon Thera-Plamondon, a seventh-round […]

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Rough start, predictable finish for Jets
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No Dustin Byfuglien? No problem. The Winnipeg Jets announced Monday morning they’d be without their big defenceman through at least Christmas, then went out and handed the injury-riddled Vancouver Canucks an early lump of coal at night. The 5-1 victory wasn’t exactly a work of art, but beggars, as they say, can’t be choosey. When […]

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Jets win first game without Byfuglien: Three-game losing streak snapped
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BY TAYLOR ALLEN   The Winnipeg Jets haven’t lost four games in a row this season and on Monday night they were determined to keep it that way.   Despite not playing their best hockey in the opening period, the Jets prevailed 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks at Bell MTS Place.   “There are times […]

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McEwen earned respect with outstanding performance at Olympic curling trials
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I can barely begin to tell you how impressed I was with Mike McEwen and his teammates at the Canadian Olympic curling trials. As difficult as it must have been to come within inches of a trip to the Olympics, the Winnipeg team left Ottawa with absolutely nothing to hang their heads about. They played […]

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Small stumble but Jets still in good shape
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The Winnipeg Jets arrived back home on Sunday a little worse for wear. By collecting only one of a possible six points on the three-game road trip, they’ve fallen a few spots in the standings, but that’s not a major concern As the Jets dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on […]

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Jets in good shape, despite road stumble
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The Winnipeg Jets arrived back home on Sunday a little worse for wear. By collecting only one of a possible six points on the three-game road trip, they’ve fallen a few spots in the standings, but that’s not a major concern. As the Jets dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on […]

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Punishing dopey Russia
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The Russians are officially banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Good. It’s not a total ban: Some Russian athletes, judged not to have cheated or doped, will still be allowed, but they’ll be officially neutral, and will have to apply, in some fashion, to participate. Nonetheless, the Russian […]

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Maxim Truck’s pancake breakfast breaks records
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Records were shattered Thursday morning. First, Maxim Truck and Trailer’s annual Pancake Breakfast for the Christmas Cheer Board raised a grand total of $27,000! Not only is that a record for Maxim in the 25th anniversary of the event, it is the most money ever raised in one fell swoop for our Empty Stocking Fund […]

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Five keys to Jets vs. Canucks
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Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks 7 pm CT, Bell MTS Place, TV: TSN3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Patrik Laine vs Alexander Edler The Winnipeg Jets sniper is riding a five-game point streak that has seen him rack up four goals and nine points. Edler, the former Manitoba Moose blue-liner, should be tasked with […]

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $55M Lotto Max jackpot
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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. There were also four Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up grabs, and one was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec. 15 will now grow […]

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More money for road repairs, no transit fare or parking meter increase: Councillors
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Two city councillors have offered up a budget amendment which they hope will allow the city to put more money into road repairs while foregoing a transit fare or parking meter increase. On Friday, Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) filed a motion that would see a total of $3.5 million budgeted for the opening of Portage […]

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Former Olympic champion Jones not ready to walk away from curling
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OTTAWA — It sure sounds like Jennifer Jones has no intention of leaving the house. After losing the Canadian Olympic curling trials semifinal to Ottawa’s Rachel Homan on Saturday, the 43-year-old skip from Winnipeg said she intends to keep playing, this season and beyond. “Right now I’m kind of gutted, but it was still really […]

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Woman arrested after police seize drugs, gun from home
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A 41-year-old woman is facing drugs and weapons charges after a police raid in a home in the North End on Friday morning. Members of the Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police said a woman was found in […]

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Jets’ Scheifele pushing Stamkos to be better
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TAMPA – Mark Scheifele isn’t just catching the attention of his Winnipeg Jets teammates. As the Jets got set to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, captain Steven Stamkos was signing the praises of Scheifele. “It’s not surprising for me because I see him every day in the summer and I see the work […]

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McEwen plays game of his life to reach Olympic curling trials final
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OTTAWA — In a field filled with former world champions and Olympians, Mike McEwen was not the top choice of many observers to make it to the final of the Canadian Olympic curling trials. That didn’t bother him one bit. McEwen, a 37-year-old from Winnipeg who has never won a Canadian championship, advanced to the […]

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Lightning strikes: Jets close out trip with single point
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TAMPA – In a season where the answers have outweighed the questions – not to mention the question marks – the Winnipeg Jets continue to have one unsolved mystery. Why in the world are the skilled Jets having so much trouble in overtime? Thanks to a 4-3 overtime defeat on Saturday night to the league-leading […]

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Chamber chair speaks out on Premier’s ‘heels’ comments
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The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce chair whose clothing choices were noted during a State of the Province address is now speaking out. Johanna Hurme issued a written statement Friday that notes Premier Brian Pallister’s comments also included thanking her for helping him prepare his food, since his arm is currently in a sling. “I don’t […]

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Striped homecoming
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Vaughan Rody bought 38 tickets for Monday’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks. He expects 37 of them to be used. “The one person that I really wish would have been able to be around is my dad,” Rody said as Monday’s game approached. “So I bought an extra ticket for him.” A […]

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Two thumbs up for Seattle
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There wouldn’t be many people happier to see the NHL go to Seattle than Vaughan Rody. The Winnipegger moved to the West Coast city as a 24-year-old to work as an official in the Western Hockey League and pursue his dream of making the NHL. After 18 years as a linesman in the big leagues, […]

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New salary accountability rules the right move
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The Pallister government is making changes to the province’s public sector compensation laws, some of which are housekeeping in nature but other proposed amendments will give taxpayers more information about where their money is going. Under proposed changes to Manitoba’s Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act, the threshold for salary disclosure will rise to $75,000 from […]

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Cab strike unlikely says taxi coalition
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Winnipeg’s mayor is urging taxi drivers not to go on strike to fight City Hall. Mayor Brian Bowman noted a media report Friday in which one driver threatened a work stoppage, as heated debate continues over the city’s plan to regulate both cabs and ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. “Let’s be clear this is […]

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New exhibition at CMHR set to open Sunday
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A new exhibition that will bring interactivity to human rights stories is coming to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in time for International Human Rights Day.  Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 takes museum patrons through four different eras since Canada’s inception, including 1867 to 1914, 1914 to 1960, 1960 to 1982 and 1982 […]

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RCMP officer being investigated for lewd conduct
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Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by an RCMP officer. In a release on Friday, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba said they’re looking into a report of a female RCMP officer committing “number of instances of inappropriate sexual touching” at a conference at a Winnipeg hotel on Nov. 30.  The IIU says […]

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Parking rates could rise to keep buses running
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City council will consider multiple amendments to this year’s budget, including a change that would raise parking rates to eliminate the need for transit cuts. Council’s executive policy committee said feedback from more than 40 delegations sparked a list of proposed 2018 budget amendments, which EPC announced Friday. A key amendment proposes increasing parking meter […]

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Cathy Overton-Clapham happy she decided to go all-in with Carey team
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OTTAWA — Less than a year ago, Cathy Overton-Clapham had absolutely no idea what her curling future held. She had just finished missing the playoffs in the Manitoba women’s curling championship and, at age 47, she was seriously contemplating retirement from the game. Then came a phone call in April that changed everything. Chelsea Carey […]

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Chelsea Carey books berth in Olympic curling trials final
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OTTAWA — Calgary’s Chelsea Carey booked a spot in Sunday’s Olympic curling trials final with a 5-2 win over Krista McCarville on Friday morning. The Winnipeg-native and her team of Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jocelyn Peterman and Laine Peters will play one of Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones or Thunder Bay’s McCarville in the final at […]

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Police link Portage gun violence spike to meth resurgence
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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – Police are attributing the recent spike in gun violence Portage la Prairie has experienced to the resurgence of crystal meth in the community. Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris and Portage RCMP detachment commander Staff Sergeant Rob Vachon addressed media Friday afternoon following three shootings in six days in the city’s […]

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U of M’s Front and Centre campaign receives $5M
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The University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign received a hefty donation on Friday. Dr. Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus at the university, donated $5 million through the Mauro Family Foundation, money that will go to a cross-faculty chair in human rights and social justice, along with supporting local and international peace-building initiatives.  Mauro and […]

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