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Winnipeg’s spring cleaning starts Sunday
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The city of Winnipeg is about to undertake some heavy-duty spring cleaning. Starting Sunday, April 22, at 10 p.m., more than 300 pieces of equipment will start sweeping streets, sidewalks, bike paths, back lanes, boulevards, and medians as part of the annual city-wide cleanup. “Our crews will be busy cleaning up sand and debris from […]

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Green initiatives land Red River College environmental award
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Red River College (RRC) has once again been recognized as one of the country’s Greenest Employers. Canada’s Greenest Employers is a competition that recognizes employers for their environmental awareness and unique initiatives that help the Earth. “Through the efforts of our Sustainability Office, and the commitment of our entire College community, Red River College continues […]

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Agape Table introduces new executive director
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A non-profit organization that’s been feeding those in need for more than 20 years is welcoming a new executive director. Agape Table — which provides breakfast to 350 people daily and emergency food services —announced Thursday Beverly Burkhard is taking over the role. “I am grateful for this opportunity to be of service to a […]

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NCTR says apology from Pope to residential school survivors long overdue
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The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba has thrown their support behind a failed motion introduced by the NDP, which called for Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. The motion, which was introduced in the House of Commons earlier this week, […]

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OUT THERE: Black Hen Roadshow captures music before familiarity sets in
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It’s the eve of the opening night of a 10 cities in 10 days tour, and the latest collection of talent for the Black Hen Roadshow is late pulling into Penticton thanks to delays brought about by a spring snowstorm along the Coquihalla Highway. “Ringleader” Steve Dawson considers corralling Leeroy Stagger, Ndidi Onukwulu and Steve […]

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Red Cross, Bear Clan formalize working relationship
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A new collaborative agreement between the Canadian Red Cross and Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol will see benefits for both organizations. The agreement, which was signed on Thursday by Red Cross vice president for Manitoba and Nunavut Shawn Feely and Bear Clan Patrol co-founder James Favel, includes access to the Bear Clan’s 1,100 Winnipeg-based volunteers as needed […]

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Manitoba firm becomes Canada’s first carbon neutral food manufacturer
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A local producer of hemp food products is the first food manufacturer in Canada to completely offset their carbon footprint and be certified as 100% carbon neutral by Carbonzero, a Toronto-based company. Manitoba Harvest, a producer of hemp snacks, protein powders, and oils from two facilities — one in Winnipeg and one in St. Agathe, […]

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No Morrissey, no problem for Jets
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The Winnipeg Jets have a chance to reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time. But they’ll probably have to do it with the most depleted blue line they’ve ever had. Losing Dmitry Kulikov and Toby Enstrom before the playoffs was one thing. When Tyler Myers went down in Game […]

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Future cloudy for proposed $200M skyscraper
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New questions have arisen about the future of what’s slated to become Winnipeg’s tallest building. Fortress Real Developments has proposed a 45-storey, $200-million SkyCity Centre development, with 380 residential units and 80,000 square feet of office space on Graham Avenue. But it’s not yet clear how an RCMP raid of six properties in the Toronto […]

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Police arrest second man in connection with West End slaying
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Winnipeg police have arrested a second man in connection with a homicide earlier this month. Police said homicide investigators arrested Jerome Devon Kakagamic, 24 on Wednesday on the strength of an arrest warrant for second-degree murder for the April 4 slaying of Gilbert Chartrand. Chartrand was killed in the evening of April 4 in the […]

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Manitoba’s GHG emissions stable since 2013
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Manitoba’s greenhouse gas emissions were largely unchanged in 2016 from the previous year, according to the federal government’s National Inventory Report released this week. Manitoba emitted 20.9 million tonnes of GHGs in 2016, up slightly from 20.8 million in 2015. Despite a growing population and steady economic growth, Manitoba’s emission levels haven’t changed much since […]

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JETS SNAPS: Coaches exchange verbal volleys, Boudreau says Buff hits like Downie, Hellebuyck backs up swagger
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ST. PAUL — The Winnipeg-Minnesota playoff series may have tilted the Jets’ way, but the war of words took on a Wild leaning, Wednesday. Most of the rhetoric centred on the Morrissey Incident, the Wild’s Bruce Boudreau and the Jets’ Paul Maurice taking turns trying to win friends and influence people in the NHL police […]

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Wheeler took winding road: Jets captain worked to become elite player
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Blake Wheeler can remember the precise moment his life changed. Coming off one of the most memorable years in his young life – which included winning Minnesota state championships in both football and hockey with the Breck Mustangs – Wheeler was sitting inside the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wheeler was an interesting prospect, […]

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Morrissey suspended as Jets-Wild rivalry intensifies ahead of Game 5
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Listen, we can all agree that Josh Morrissey’s cross-check to the neck and head of Minnesota’s Eric Staal was worthy of a penalty, right? And surely a hit with such violent stick action, though astonishingly not penalized in the game, could have resulted in a five-minute major and game misconduct, correct? Those are the facts […]

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Street party for Jets expanding again
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More screens, more vendors, bigger party.  The Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party is set to expand once again for Game 5 between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Place on Friday.  With the Jets ready to do battle in the game that could see them oust the Wild from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, […]

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Jets’ Morrissey to have player safety hearing for cross-check on Staal
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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey will have a hearing Wednesday for his cross-check to the neck and head of Minnesota Wild centre Eric Staal. The infraction occurred in the first period of Tuesday’s Game 4 of the Jets NHL playoff series against the Minnesota Wild. No penalty was called on the play but Staal was […]

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Sheldon Kennedy being given Courage Award by Assiniboine Community College
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Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy is set to be honoured with the Assiniboine Community College Courage Award. Established in 2017, the award is handed out to honour and commend a person who has demonstrated courage in all forms, including in business, community, professional or personal life. “Since I came forward in 1996, my mission was simply […]

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Formerly homeless pitch-in with street census
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More than 300 button-clad, eager volunteers hit the streets Wednesday to gather information from those experiencing homelessness to get a snapshot of the extent of the issue in Winnipeg. “If you want to end homelessness, you need to understand homelessness,” said Christina Mayes Nino, co-ordinator of the 2018 Winnipeg Street Census. “This project is designed […]

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THERE AND BACK AGAIN: Street Census volunteer lived through homelessness
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In the nadir of his life, Al Wiebe jumped off the Assiniboine Park footbridge and into the murky waters below, trying to end it all. “I survived, as you can see,” Al laughed as he took a break from sorting through surveys and shooting the breeze with other volunteers for the 2018 Winnipeg Street Census […]

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Manitoba man picks up some scratch with Set for Life lotto win
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A Manitoba man’s son brought him more than a chocolate bunny this Easter — he brought him a lottery windfall. Gimli’s Ted Hykaway won a cool $1 million dollars on a Set for Life Scratch ‘N Win ticket his son gave him. His son bought the ticket a gas station just outside the small town […]

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NDP want some rent hikes tied to energy saving renos
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The Manitoba NDP is attempting to tie the approval of some rent hikes to energy savings.  NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer raised a bill Wednesday that aims to require landlords to make “reasonable” efficiency improvements that reduce ratepayer costs for heat, water and electricity before a rent increase beyond the annual maximum amount could be granted. […]

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Bowman vows city will buy more locally
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Winnipeg businesses will be getting a boost from the city due to new “buy-local” procurement procedures introduced Tuesday by Mayor Brian Bowman.  The motion, which was passed by the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) Tuesday, involves amending the city of Winnipeg’s material management policy to make “buy-local” possible. It will direct the city to award civic […]

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Police, fire rescue woman from icy Red River
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Members of the Winnipeg police and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service are being praised for their swift action in saving a woman who had fallen into the icy Red River near St. Norbert Saturday evening. At around 10:20 p.m., police received a report from the 3400 block of Pembina Hwy., of a woman screaming for help […]

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Computer glitch has Winnipeg motorist crying foul
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Winnipeg’s traffic ticket watchdog is taking up the case after a Winnipegger was informed that the settlement of a speeding ticket had been lost due to a computer glitch with Manitoba Justice requesting he provide documents of his fine and the date it is due. “It’s annoying and a pain,” said Peter Townsend on Tuesday. “I […]

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CHURCH LOOKS TO HEAVENS: Installing solar power as ‘investment in future’
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A church in the Lord Roberts area has looked skyward to find a greater power for their congregation and community. Churchill Park United Church on Beresford Avenue, along with sister congregation the Korean United Church, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of installing a solar-electric system that will generate an estimated 92% of its electrical needs. […]

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BRODBECK: Tory ER plan has produced good results – so far
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When Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about reduced wait times in Winnipeg emergency rooms over the past year, it’s because the second phase of his government’s hospital consolidation plan – expected to be revealed next month – will be the true test of whether these changes will work or not. Phase One, […]

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ER wait times down 16% at Winnipeg hospitals
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Emergency room wait times in Winnipeg hospitals are down 16% in 2017-18 compared to the previous year, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. The median wait time for patients waiting to see a doctor or other health care practitioners dropped to 1.62 hours from 1.92 hours in 2016-17. “We […]

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Hellebuyck not concerned: Jets goalie no stranger to having a short memory
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ST. PAUL – It’s going to take more than just getting pulled from his third Stanley Cup playoff start to rattle Connor Hellebuyck. The Winnipeg Jets All-Star goalie gave up six goals on 22 shots on goal during Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild, but Hellebuyck made it clear that being a spectator in […]

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Pallister threatens legal action against local newspaper
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Premier Brian Pallister is threatening legal action against the Winnipeg Free Press over stories the newspaper ran alleging the premier failed to pay certain property taxes on his vacation home in Costa Rica. The premier has denied there are any taxes outstanding on his property. Pallister’s lawyer Robert Tapper has sent a letter to the […]

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FRIESEN: Jets wrestling with ‘slowness’ disease
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ST. PAUL — We found a term for what ailed the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of their playoff series with Minnesota, Sunday. But try as I might on Monday, I wasn’t able to get to the cause. Tuesday night, we’ll see if the Jets found a cure. “It’s the disease of slowness,” head coach […]

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Connor in the Hellebubble
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ST. PAUL — It’s Connor Hellebuyck’s first big test of his first playoff series, and teammates aren’t worried about him failing it. One of the most popular questions Jets players faced, Monday, was about how Hellebuyck would handle giving up six goals and being pulled after two periods in Game 3 against Minnesota. “Bucky’s one […]

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Police allow third-party reporting of sex assault
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Winnipeg police is partnering with three local community agencies to allow for third-party reporting for survivors of sexual abuse. Third-party reporting offers male and female survivors the option of reporting the details of their case anonymously to the police through one of three community based victim services agencies: Klinic Community Health Centre, Heart Medicine Lodge […]

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Jets know how to regroup…Ehlers close to finding back of net…Time for Jets big guns to respond?
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ST. PAUL – Call it the art of the rebound. For the Winnipeg Jets, the ability to bounce back from poor showings has been prevalent throughout this season and it’s obvious the group has done a good job of not letting losses linger. That core value will be put to the test on Tuesday as […]

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New recycling contract hits roadblock
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A proposed $112.6-million, 10-year Winnipeg recycling contract set to begin in October 2019 hit a roadblock Monday, when council’s water and waste committee voted against it. The committee voted two-to-one against key clauses of the proposed contract with Canada Fibers Ltd. to sort and sell the city’s recycled materials, which councillors Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. […]

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Manitoba will start Lake Manitoba flood outlet this year: premier
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Premier Brian Pallister says the construction of a Lake Manitoba flood outlet will begin this year. Pallister made the announcement in St. Laurent Monday morning, stating the $540-million project will be completed through an open tender, with no requirement for competing companies to pay union dues. The premier said he’s also sent a letter to […]

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You can be an ‘environmental hero’ at the Assiniboine Park Zoo
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The Assiniboine Park Zoo is calling for “environmental superheroes” to come out and participate in a variety of Earth Day initiatives all week long. It turns out you don’t have to have superhuman strength or laser vision to be kind to the earth —just some old electronics and a desire to learn will do. The […]

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Justice is fair to Indigenous people, say majority of Manitobans: poll
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A slim majority of Manitobans believe the justice system is fair to Indigenous people, a Probe Research poll has found. The firm surveyed 1,000 Manitobans to determine — after the highly-publicized murder trials concerning the deaths of Indigenous youths Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine — whether they believe Indigenous people are treated fairly by courts […]

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GRANDE: Downtown building momentum
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The provincial PC government is well into its first mandate and while many priorities are being tackled, such as reducing the deficit and improving health care, it is still yet to be determined if the Downtown is a priority. We know that the physical face of our downtown reflects on the state of our economy […]

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Maurice mum on Myers’ status Jets could be without three blue-liners in Game 4
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ST. PAUL – Tyler Myers is somewhere between questionable and doubtful for Tuesday’s pivotal Game 4 between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild. As has become customary during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Jets head coach Paul Maurice wasn’t willing to provide an update on any of his injured players, including Myers. “No, I can’t,” said […]

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Illegal dumping cameras show promise: Winnipeg councillor
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The chair of council’s innovation committee believes a pilot project that used cameras to deter illegal dumping was a success, noting the surveillance could prevent other crimes. “In a lot of areas, we’re not seeing the illegal dumping that we once had … (There are) other activities it was also stopping, like prostitution and other […]

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Letters: April 16, 2018
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Tribute to the players Congratulations to the SJHL on the decision to continue with the 2017-18 championship drive. I support your very difficult decision 100%. a large number of players, teams, and coaches have worked extremely hard all season to reach this dream. I am comfortable thinking these players not only want to see their […]

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