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Hellebuyck shuts the door on Blues in St. Louis in Jets win
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ST. LOUIS — Connor Hellebuyck was asked to hold the fort early and that’s exactly what he did. The workload of the Winnipeg Jets No. 1 netminder has been a hot topic of late, as there have been some occasional signs of fatigue creeping into his game. But after getting back to his recently adopted […]

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Letters: February 24, 2018
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Lucky to have Wheeler Throughout his years as a Winnipeg Jet, team captain Blake Wheeler has demonstrated “just a bit” of heart and determination. Not only is he an outstanding player, he demonstrates positive leadership both on, and off, the ice. Now one of the older players on the team, Blake appears to have taken […]

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Politicians forget they’re elected to serve
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People everywhere want to believe In their elected officials. But there’s a problem. Our politicians have a credibility problem. Credibility is the foundation of leadership. In a nutshell, credible leaders do what they say they will do. Credibility is about consistency between a person’s words and deeds. We listen to the words and look at […]

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FSIN calls for royal commission into Cormier, Stanley verdicts
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First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan say a royal commission is “urgently needed” to examine the inequalities Indigenous people face in the justice system. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) told reporters Friday in Saskatoon that the not-guilty verdicts in the trial of Gerald Stanley in Battleford and Raymond Cormier in […]

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Gov’t vows to fix “broken” child welfare system
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As hundreds walked through Winnipeg’s downtown to honour Tina Fontaine on Friday, Manitoba’s Families Minister vowed to improve the “broken” child welfare system that many allege failed her. Fontaine was living under child and family services care at a Winnipeg hotel prior to her death. In August 2014, the 15-year-old girl’s body was found in […]

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Charges laid in city’s first homicide of 2018
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Five people face charges after police made arrests in connection with the city’s first homicide of 2018. On Jan. 9, at around 8 p.m., police said officers patrolling in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue in St. Vital conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle. Suspicious circumstances and an investigation led other […]

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Editorial: Deficits, debt can’t be ignored
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A group that calls itself Make Poverty History wants the provincial government to spend about $670 million a year to raise the incomes of people living below the poverty line. It’s a laudable goal. And as much as we’d like to see more people climb above the poverty line with the help of government, we […]

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Letters: February 23, 2018
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Gun control not the answer Yes, the shootings in the U.S. (and the rest of the world, including Canada, which has gun control legislation) will continue, despite any gun control they can legislate. Like here, in Canada, there are already millions of guns out there and if one really wants to obtain one, I am […]

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Students with disabilities face troubling amount of barriers: BFM
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New findings stemming from recent research on accessibility issues facing students with disabilities in the province have produced some troubling results. Three surveys completed by 660 students with disabilities, parents of students with disabilities and education staff working with students with disabilities, came to some disturbing conclusions, according to Barrier-Free Manitoba (BFM), which released the […]

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Tina Fontaine murder case never had a chance
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Tina Fontaine did not get justice. The 15-year-old Indigenous girl who was murdered, wrapped in a duvet filled with rocks and tossed into the Red River in 2014, was let down by a lot of people. But it wasn’t police who investigated her case or the justice system that failed her. Raymond Joseph Cormier, who […]

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Winnipeg wants to make a kid the mayor for a day
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Does your kid want to be Winnipeg’s mayor? Now they can apply for a day on the job. Mayor Brian Bowman has announced a contest to appoint the first child mayor between the ages of eight and 12. The winning applicant would join Bowman for a day and pitch an idea to city councillors on […]

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Hutchinson resumes Jets backup role
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The Winnipeg Jets will get goalie Michael Hutchinson back from a concussion for a two-game road trip to St. Louis and Dallas this weekend. Hutchinson will back up starter Connor Hellebuyck when the Jets take on the Blues, Friday, The pending unrestricted free agent missed the last six games after a deflected shot in practice […]

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Letters: February 22, 2018
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Don’t trust carbon plan I was interested in Brett Eckstein’s letter referring to the carbon tax and in your response to it. In the first place. I have to take exception with Mr. Eckstein’s statement that all Canadians want to do the right thing about the environment and that the government is acting in our […]

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Poverty reduction advocates want Pallister action
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A coalition of groups committed to seeing poverty end in Manitoba is asking the provincial government keep its word on poverty reduction in the province. Make Poverty History Manitoba, which is made up of roughly 80 groups, and Basic Income Manitoba launched a new campaign on Tuesday, calling on Premier Brian Pallister to introduce a […]

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Fate of man accused of killing Winnipeg teen in the hands of jury
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Guilty or not guilty of second-degree murder are the two options a jury has been given in the trial of a man accused of killing a teenager and dumping her body in a river. Raymond Cormier, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: U of M, UMFA want ‘unfair’ labour board ruling reviewed
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A recent labour board ruling that found the University of Manitoba committed “unfair” labour practices prior to a 2016 strike could be reviewed. The Jan. 29 Manitoba Labour Board ruling found the post-secondary school failed to promptly inform the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) about a provincial government-directed one-year salary freeze, as the two […]

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Municipalities should oppose province’s carbon tax
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If Manitoba municipalities think they have even a remote chance of getting half the spoils from the Pallister government’s proposed carbon tax when Finance Minister Cameron Friesen brings down his third budget March 12, they’re going to be sorely disappointed. A recent Probe Research poll found 67% of Manitobans believe municipalities should receive at least […]

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Comedy fest reveals full slate of performers
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The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is done with sneak peeks. On Tuesday, the annual festival of laughs released what it called a “full peek” as it gears up for week-long event from April 9-15. Names on the docket include Jonathan Torrens, Emma Hunter, Chris Jericho, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Derek Seguin and Ivan Decker — some of […]

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Police association steps up to help Children’s Hospital Foundation
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The proceeds of the 2017 Winnipeg Police Association’s charity ball will have a lasting impact on the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.  The WPA donated $40,000 to the CHFM, who had 2018 champion child Abigail Stewart in attendance on Tuesday “This is the third year in a row the WPA Charity Ball has raised $40,000 for […]

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Bombers unveil part of neg list
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed two players and revealed the names of 10 others on their negotiation list, Tuesday. Joining the team are import defensive back Tevin Homer and import receiver Corey Washington. Homer (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) is out of Florida Atlantic University. The undrafted 22-year-old had a tryout with the Washington Redskins last season. […]

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Dude, that’s not my car; drivers say photo radar tickets arriving at wrong addresses
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The photo radar tickets bear their names, their license plate numbers and other particulars — the only thing missing is their vehicles. For Robert Wiens and Inga Kizilov, the tickets have cost them their time, their money and a lot of stress for what they say is a big mistake by the Winnipeg Police Service’s Traffic […]

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Jets fall flat: Loss to Kings ends marathon homestand
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A couple of careless stick penalties, a failed clearing attempt and a clear example of blown coverage in front of the net led to the Winnipeg Jets undoing on Tuesday night. So instead of closing out a marathon 10-game homestand on a high note, the Jets were left to think about what might have been […]

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Fly-in Manitoba community runs low on heating fuel as temperatures plunge
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TADOULE LAKE, Man. — A northern Manitoba fly-in community is running low on heating fuel as heavy snow prevents trucks from bringing more. Sayisi Dene First Nation Chief Tony Powderhorn says the snow has delayed the opening of a winter road that Tadoule Lake counts on for its yearly fuel supply. The region is in […]

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Letters: February 20, 2018
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Not my compass Does anything (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) says surprise us anymore? Has he actually said anything that is relevant or of substance since he took a seat in the PM’s office? Now apparently he thinks the word “mankind” should be stricken from our vocabulary and replaced with the less offensive “peoplekind.” If this […]

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New player emerges for Winnipeg ride hailing
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It appears a ride-hailing service may be heading to Winnipeg after all. TappCar, an Alberta-based company, appears to have posted an online wanted ad for drivers that describes the company as “a Canadian P2P ridesharing company.” “TappCar will legally operate in Winnipeg starting March 1, 2018!” the ad notes. The company is slated to hold […]

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One dead in fatal highway crash
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One teenaged male died and another was taken to hospital following a fatal highway crash just after midnight Monday. At around 12:20 a.m., Morden RCMP officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle fatal collision on Highway 32, half a kilometre west of Road 21 West in the RM of Stanley, Man., in southern Manitoba. […]

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Pallister government not budgeting for pot tax revenue this year
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If the Pallister government projects a reduced deficit in the 2018 provincial budget, it won’t be because of a new pot tax. The Winnipeg Sun has learned that next month’s budget will not include a revenue line from marijuana sales, even though legalized pot is expected to go on sale sometime later this year. Finance […]

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Rewriting Canada’s memory banks: Archivists ’decolonize’ collections
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Reconciliation is rewriting Canada’s memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people. Library and Archives Canada is leading the way with a $12-million project to hire Aboriginal archivists to work in First Nations communities and to give more control over materials gathered there […]

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’60s Scoop group educates survivors, pushes rejection of settlement deal
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OTTAWA — A group of ’60s Scoop survivors is organizing to help fellow survivors understand — and ultimately reject — a multimillion-dollar settlement proposed by the federal government. The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network arranged an information session Monday in Ottawa to scrutinize the $800-million deal, which was announced last October but has […]

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Jets season about to get interesting… Bring on the Kings… Scheifele named star… Huddy credits the captain
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You think it’s already been an interesting season for the Winnipeg Jets? You ain’t seen nothin’, yet. The trade deadline in a week, the return of healthy bodies, the stretch drive toward the playoffs – there will be no shortage of storylines around the second-most surprising team in the NHL. “This is an exciting time […]

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Man charged in rural homicide
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A Swan River man faces charges after a man was killed in the northern Manitoba community on Sunday morning. At around 11 a.m., RCMP officers were called to a residence in Swan River after receiving a report of a death. A 36-year-old male from Swan River was found dead at the scene. Norman Brass, 42, […]

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Ottawa to offset higher gas prices after Churchill lost its rail link
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CHURCHILL, Man. — The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to […]

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Braving the cold for a good cause
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More than 90 participants braved the cold Friday night for the 12-hour Bold in the Cold: Pan Am Place Sleep Out to raise money for Pan Am Place. “We had a huge group of people come out,” said Pan Am Place general manager Adam Jacobson. “It wasn’t the coldest night of the year which was […]

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Five keys to Jets vs. Panthers
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Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers 7 pm CT, Bell MTS Place, TV: TSN3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP James Reimer vs Connor Hellebuyck Robert Luongo was making his return from a 27-game absence (groin injury), Saturday night in Calgary, so it’s probably a good guess it’ll be the Manitoba-born Reimer in net for the […]

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Osborne Village fire sends one to hospital
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An apartment block fire in Osborne Village sent one person to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation Friday night. City officials said that emergency crews responded to a fire in a suite in a three storey apartment block in the 300 block of Stradbrook Avenue at around 5:19 p.m. When crews arrived, they said the tenant […]

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Winnipeg man facing murder charges after stabbing death
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A Winnipeg man is in jail on murder charges after a stabbing in the North End.  Winnipeg police say they responded to a stabbing in the first 100 block of Charles Walk around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.  The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition by died shortly after.  On Thursday, police identified the […]

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What’s open and closed on Louis Riel Day
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What’s open and closed on Louis Riel Day Monday. – The Winnipeg Sun will publish a print edition on Sunday, then take Monday off. As always, throughout the holidays, winnipegsun.com will be updated continuously with the latest in breaking news, sports, and entertainment. – All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon (except cityplace) will be […]

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Louis Riel Day celebrations on tap
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Several local celebrations are being held this weekend in honour of Louis Riel Day.  The Manitoba Metis Federation and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum will be hosting a free Louis Riel Day celebration on Monday. The event includes free access to the museum and cultural programming and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Growth industries
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The province has conditionally accepted proposals from the following businesses and partnerships to sell recreational marijuana, once those sales are legalized: Consortium of Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. and Canopy Growth Corporation – Delta 9 operates an 80,000-square-foot production facility in Winnipeg and expects to hire about 100 people for production and retail in its first […]

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Groups feel left out of legal pot business
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A few groups feel they were overlooked in the competition to sell legal pot in Manitoba, including some small business owners. Rick Macl, owner of the Brandon shop Growers ‘n Smokers, said he partnered with another business to submit a proposal. But he also said his eventual rejection letter was expected early on in that […]

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Jets Maurice only worried about the trees…Might Oilers forwards be on Jets’ radar?…Perreault puts out fires
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With nine days left before the NHL trade deadline comes and goes, there is a sense of anticipation surrounding the Winnipeg Jets about the possibility of adding a piece or two for the stretch run. When the subject of relative playoff experience was broached with Paul Maurice before Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the […]

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