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What's open/closed on Victoria Day
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What’s open and closed on Victoria Day:

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Pedestrian killed in hit and run
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A pedestrian will killed in a hit and run crash which closed down Cumberland Avenue at Carleton Street Sunday morning.

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Fifth annual garage sale leaves lasting impact
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The fifth annual garage sale in memory of Gracie Herntier-Clark and Gordon Anderson is around the corner once again, and it has Gracie’s grandmother, Ana Herntier, as full of hope as ever.

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Headstones damaged at Brookside Cemetery
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A large number of headstones were vandalized at Brookside Cemetery this weekend.

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Passion for women in sport sparks event for young girls
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Girls are six times more likely than boys to drop out of sport by the age of 15. Janine Stephens, an Olympic silver medallist in rowing at the 2012 Summer Games in London, is one woman who has bucked that trend.

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Dancers show off moves at powwow
                            
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Dancers take part at the 2017 Manito Ahee International Powwow, Saturday at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

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Salon’s 24-hour Cut-A-Thon an overwhelming success
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Organizers of the Urban Crush Salon’s inaugural 24-hour Cut-A-Thon were understandably concerned about whether their plan to use their skills to raise money for a homeless facility would succeed.

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Assault on forest tent caterpillars continues
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Weather permitting, the city crews will continue their assault on forest tent caterpillars.

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Asper receives honorary degree
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Gail Asper received an honorary degree from the Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax on Friday.

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Green light for malathion replacement
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Health Canada has given the green light for the product that will replace malathion in the fight against mosquitoes.

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Inquest offers three recommendations
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An inquest into the death of a man inside the Health Sciences Centre four years ago is recommending the province to look at how police transfer mental health patients to health care facilities.

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Police receive scammer email claiming they owed money for speeding, negligent driving
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Even the police are not immune from email phishing.

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Union warns members about spending
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The City of Winnipeg’s largest union says it could soon be scheduling a strike vote, depending on what the city’s final offer contains.

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Great-West Lifeco to acquire financial services firm Financial Horizons Group
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Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to acquire Financial Horizons Group, which has 30 offices across Canada.

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Man arrested after foot chase
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Winnipeg police have arrested a man they say fled a traffic stop with a loaded handgun.

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Ashton taken to task for Palestinian post
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A leading Jewish organization is calling on NDP MP Niki Ashton to apologize for a social media post it says celebrates terrorists.

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Drag queens will read stories to kids this weekend
                            
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Book worms and drag queens will unite this weekend in Winnipeg.

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National Aboriginal Day should be stat: Ouellette
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National Aboriginal Day should be made a national holiday says Manitoba MP Robert- Falcon Ouellette.

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Refugee status for asylum seeker who lost fingers
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Five months after nearly freezing to death on a treacherous walk across the Canada-U.S. border, and still learning to get along without the 10 fingers and thumbs he lost to frostbite, Seidu Mohammed is happy.

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Call to recognize Canada’s indigenous founders
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The opposition NDP are calling for the provincial government to put a push on Ottawa to recognize indigenous people as the founders of Canada.

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Dino-might! for Zoo and Manitoba Museum
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Dinosaurs are big, and they’re also likely to be a massive attraction in the city this summer.

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Controversy swirling in Portage and Main
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A city councillor claims the mayor and top city staff are unfairly denying access to a 98-page transportation study on re-opening the city’s most famous intersection to pedestrians.

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School zone enforcement 'a cash grab'
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The city of Winnipeg is likely using mobile radar units to enforce school zone speed limits in areas a motorist advocate argues should not be deemed as such.

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Butts out on patios?
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Patio diners could soon be forced to butt out in Winnipeg.

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Pembina Highway shutting down
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It may not be Carmageddon, but Winnipegers should prepare for some vehicular headaches this weekend.

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City parts ways with public works director
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Winnipeg’s now-former public works director is no longer a city employee.

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Winnipeg zoo euthanizes aging, arthritic tiger
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Age-related arthritis has led to a long-standing resident of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo being euthanized.

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MMIW inquiry leads to frustration, anger and unnecessary pain
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The Native Women’s Association of Canada says the Liberal government’s troubled inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has been so botched, it can no longer recommend that affected families participate in it, calling its intake process “cruel and unusual.”

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Youths charged in arson spree
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Two male youths are facing a number of arson related charges following a series of suspicious fires over the weekend in the North End.

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Fire rips through construction project
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Welding work is being blamed for a two- alarm fire that ripped through a portion of a residential development under construction next door to the new Outlet Collection Monday afternoon.

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Murdered woman’s family push forward with civil case against ex-boyfriend
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The family of a woman murdered in a St. Vital parking lot five years ago is pushing forward with a civil case against the man once accused of ordering her killing.

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Ryder highlights opening for Canada Summer Games
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With the Canada Summer Games set to be hosted by Winnipeg for two weeks beginning at the end of July, the line-ups for the opening and closing ceremonies were unveiled on Monday morning. The ceremonies will showcase the best of Manitoba and Canada in celebration of 50 years of the Canada Games, and Canada’s 150th […]

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City to spray for forest tent caterpillars
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Weather permitting, the city’s Insect Control Branch will commence its forest tent caterpillar control program starting Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m.

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Beach keynote speaker for Vision Quest Conference
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Manitoba actor Adam Beach will serve as a keynote speaker for the 21st Vision Quest Conference and Trade Show this week at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Glimmer of hope for Grits in Point Douglas by-election
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It would be a stretch to say the least, but a victory for Manitoba’s Liberal party – which has been showing some signs of life lately – in the Point Douglas by-election would be the most significant victory for the party since the early 1990s.

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MIIC holds appreciation party for host families
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The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council held an appreciation party for Canadian host families at the St. James Civic Centre, Saturday.

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Desire to help grows from refugee camp experience
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These dinner plans weren’t cooked up in a Syrian refugee camp some 10,000 kilometres away, though that’s where the seed was planted.

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Flood of Century anniversary marked
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The 20th anniversary of the day that residents of Kingston Crescent were allowed to return home after days of evacuation due to threat of the 1997 Flood of the Century was marked Saturday with the official opening of a play structure at Kingston Park.

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Making Mother’s Day special
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Maybe you’re tired of the same bacon- and-eggs brunch for Mom and you’re needing something new.

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Officer had no option than to shoot, inquest rules
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An inquest into the shooting death of an indigenous man at the hands of Winnipeg police nine years ago has concluded the officer responsible had no other options left to him.

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Murder charges laid
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A second person faces murder charges in the shooting death of Theodoros Belayneh last November.

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