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Reckoning coming for Jets
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A couple questions came to mind as the Jets were wiping the ice surface with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. One: how in the name of Eric Nesterenko did the Blackhawks get so bad? And two: why does it seem like the Jets have had an easy schedule so far this season? I can’t answer […]

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Via Rail workers protest across the country
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Over 100 Via Rail workers protested outside Union Station in Winnipeg as part of a national Unifor protest on Wednesday. The protests happened at major stations across Canada, spurred on by frustrations with Via Rail’s recent decisions to cut back on Western Transcontinental operations and hire international corporations rather than Canadian companies. That decision could […]

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EDITORIAL: Manitoba needs an economic plan
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The Pallister government is on the right track in its stated plan to improve economic development in the province, but it needs a far more detailed economic blue print than what was released last week during Premier Brian Pallister’s state of the province address. What we heard from government were a lot of platitudes, a […]

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WIEBE’S GAME REPORT: Jets score early, hang on to beat Blackhawks
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Nobody said it was going to come easy for the Winnipeg Jets, not even when the team in the basement of the NHL comes to town. After building a 4-0 lead fewer than 22 minutes into the contest, the Jets learned another lesson when it comes to locking down a game. The Chicago Blackhawks had […]

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Prairie police chiefs call on Ottawa for help as meth-fuelled crime skyrockets
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Police chiefs say methamphetamine is fuelling a crime wave in some of Western Canada’s biggest cities as use of the highly addictive drug skyrockets across the Prairies. Calgary’s interim police Chief Steve Barlow told a House of Commons health committee Tuesday that the city’s crime rate is going through the roof as the price of meth drops. “When I […]

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Businesses in wait and see mode; hoping for positive change: MCC survey
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There’s a general feeling of positivity among members of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce in terms of where the province is heading, but serious challenges facing business owners are curbing enthusiasm. MCC released the 2018 Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Business Outlook Survey on Tuesday, which indicated that over 71% of its members believe the province […]

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Bowman appeals to feds for help fighting meth crisis
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Mayor Brian Bowman made three key requests on Tuesday for how he’d like Ottawa to help address the city’s meth crisis. During his statement to a parliamentary committee on health, the mayor called for a national illicit drug strategy that includes meth, added border protection to prevent the drug from entering Canada and more federal […]

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BRODBECK: Meth crisis deserves a more focused response
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There’s no way to sugar coat the growing meth crisis that’s gripped Winnipeg. And a recent briefing note by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority on the crystal meth crisis didn’t try. The briefing note, obtained by the Opposition NDP and released Tuesday, paints a grim picture of the far-reaching impacts of increased meth use in […]

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Bombers re-sign special-teams ace
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It’s not the top item on their off-season to-do list, but as running back Andrew Harris tweeted, Tuesday: “There’s one!” The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed Canadian fullback and special-teams ace Mike Miller to a two-year contract. One of a plethora of players poised to see their contracts expire in February, Miller has been one […]

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British striker Hoyle joins Valour FC
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The first major player to sign with Valour FC, Winnipeg’s new pro soccer team, had a little trouble getting through for his own conference call, Tuesday. It seems Stephen Hoyle, on the line from Christchurch, New Zealand, wasn’t sure what it meant to press “the pound sign.” Understandable, given where Hoyle grew up the pound […]

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Officer injured after being poked with used syringe making arrest
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A seven-year-old veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service is recovering after being accidentally poked with a used syringe while making an arrest Saturday morning. A Community Support unit was patrolling the first 100 block of Marion Street in St. Boniface in response to increased property crime in the area, police said. At just before 11 […]

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Group rallies for Indigenous communities affected by Hydro
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A few dozen people rallied at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Monday to inform Manitobans about the impacts electricity production has on Indigenous communities. The event wrapped up an eight-month postcard campaign organized by the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition and Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities. Launched on World Water Day in […]

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Home prices projected to see healthy increase
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The average price of a Winnipeg home is projected to see a healthy increase in 2019 thanks to an active, diverse economy and immigration to the city. Median house prices in the city are expected to jump 1.3%, rising to an aggregate price of $309,829 next year, according to the Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast. […]

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Letters: December 11, 2018
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Inciting fear Re: The story about an 18-year-old woman attacked in Osborne Village. The sensationalist title “Terrifying” in huge font on the front page seems to want to incite fear rather than reassure the public they “shouldn’t feel unsafe” going for a walk. Also repeating Constable Murray’s ill-conceived and suspicion-raising quote, “Based on what’s been reported […]

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Three’s a Crowd: Experts say adding WHL team to Winnipeg would be a challenge
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Moving a Canadian Hockey League team to a crowded market like Winnipeg that already boasts NHL and AHL clubs would present several challenges, sports business industry professionals said. The Jets have been king in Winnipeg since the National Hockey League returned to the city in 2011. The American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose, who are also […]

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SERMON, SONG AND A SLICE: Family pizza biz comes through for less fortunate
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Sunday was a day for a sermon, a song and a slice at Main Street soup kitchen, the Lighthouse Mission. The faith-based, non-profit organization between Logan and Higgins avenues serves about 300 people per day during the week. Yesterday, it capped its Sunday outreach program that included a small church service and carol singing with […]

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Veteran pitches tent downtown to collect toys, food, clothing
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As the temperatures plunged this week, most Winnipeggers tried to shorten the time they were outside. One military veteran and his girlfriend on the other hand, pitched a tent and camped at the corner of Higgins Avenue and Main Street for the week. The couple used the bold act to collect toys, clothing and food […]

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Boy who was ISIL captive behind movement to bring bicycles to refugee children
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Emad Mishko Tamo looks excitedly at his bright-green mountain bike and talks about how he’s looking forward to summer cycling adventures with other Yazidi refugee children in his community. For the 14-year-old boy, the bicycle stands for freedom, something that only a few years ago was snatched away from him and his family when they […]

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EDITORIAL: Alberta’s oil woes are Canada’s problem, too
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For a province that prides itself on its adherence to free enterprise — even with the NDP in power — it’s an astonishing turn of events. Perhaps no less remarkable is the move was preceded by a plea for such intervention by some major players in an oil industry known for its distaste for past […]

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GROUNDED: Lifeflight docs threaten to refuse to work on private planes
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The doctors working on Manitoba Lifeflight air ambulances are prepared to refuse to work on private planes, beginning Jan. 1. The Winnipeg Sun has learned the physicians sent a Nov. 26 email to the provincial government that warned they are set to take that action over their ongoing concerns related to the potential shift to […]

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Lazar scores twice, including overtime winner, as Heat top Moose 3-2
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STOCKTON, Calif. — Curtis Lazar scored in overtime and in regulation as the Stockton Heat edged the Manitoba Moose 3-2 in American Hockey League action Saturday. Kerby Rychel also found the back of the net for the Heat (12-12-1), who are 5-5 in their last ten games. C.J. Suess and Alexis D’Aoust supplied the offence […]

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Letters: December 9, 2018
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Stop skimming profits I don’t mind paying my share when it comes to the use of hydro, because when the power is down people want immediate restoration or they complain. The professional crews are out there doing needed repairs in minus-40C and plus-40C weather conditions. What is upsetting however, is that governments have been siphoning from Manitoba hydro […]

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Pick your poison: Winnipeg’s Katona earns UFC decision and maybe a submission
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TORONTO — Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona won a unanimous decision — and perhaps a submission as well — over Matthew Lopez on the undercard of UFC 231 on Saturday night. Katona (9-0-0) had Lopez in a choke on the ground as the fight ended and the American, his arm going limp, appeared to have […]

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Jones ousts Homan to set up final against Einarson at Canada Cup
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ESTEVAN, Sask. — Jennifer Jones is headed to the women’s final of the Canada Cup. The Winnipeg skip jumped out to a 4-1 lead after a three-score fourth end en route to an 8-4 victory over Ottawa’s Rachel Homan in the women’s semifinal Saturday night. Jones and Homan are the two most recent Canada Cup […]

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BRODBECK: There’s a major flaw in the Tories’ referendum bill
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New proposed rules governing how and when a provincial referendum can take place unveiled this past week could pave the way for more direct democracy in Manitoba. That’s a good thing. But there’s a major flaw in the bill that needs to be changed. Bill 8, The Referendum Act – introduced this past week – […]

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EMPTY STOCKING FUND: Nog at the Nob on tap for Tuesday
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For some people, it just doesn’t taste like Christmas until they have sipped their first rum-infused eggnog. And we’ve got the perfect place for you to start sipping those yuletide libations this Tuesday, Dec. 11. Just join us for our annual Nog at the Nob (St. Norbert Hotel), from 5 to 10 p.m., as my […]

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GAME DAY: Five keys to Jets vs Flyers
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Winnipeg Jets vs Philadelphia Flyers 2 pm CT, Bell MTS Place. TV: TSN3. Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Blake Wheeler vs Claude Giroux The two captains are under the spotlight in this one and for good reason, as both players are premier playmakers. Just last season, Wheeler and Giroux tied for the league lead […]

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Jets’ Morrissey uses time off wisely
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Josh Morrissey has always been studious in nature. His love of hockey knows no bounds, so it’s no surprise that while being forced to sit out the past two games with a lingering lower-body ailment, the Winnipeg Jets defenceman spent a good portion of time watching video and paying close attention to his teammates during […]

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Police on hunt for suspect in Osborne Village sexual assault
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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who grabbed an 18-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her Friday night in Osborne Village. Members of the Sex Crimes Unit are investigating a report of a sexual assault that is believed to have occurred at around 10:30 p.m. in the River Avenue and Osborne […]

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Woman arrested, charged in city’s 20th homicide of year
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A 45-year-old woman faces second degree murder charges after she is alleged to have fatally stabbed an acquaintance during an argument. The death marked the city’s 20th homicide of the year. On Thursday at around 6:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in the first 100 block of […]

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Stolen bike report leads police to make assault, firearms arrest
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A check for a stolen bicycle led police to arrest and charge a 29-year-old man with assault and numerous firearm-related offences. During Friday evening, officers, with the assistance of the East District Community Support Unit, were patrolling the 1200 block of St. Mary’s Road in response to stolen bicycles that had been observed in the […]

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Einarson advances to Canada Cup women’s final with win over Carey
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ESTEVAN, Sask. — Kerri Einarson’s rink from Gimli, Man., advanced to the women’s final of the Canada Cup of curling on Saturday morning with a 7-3 win over Calgary’s Chelsea Carey. Einarson’s rink will take on the winner of Saturday’s semifinal between Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (5-2) and Ottawa’s Rachel Homan (5-2) — the two most […]

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FRIESEN: WHL move to Winnipeg ‘a done deal’
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It was a sham all along. That’s the bitter conclusion supporters of the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice have come to as the junior franchise is poised to move to Winnipeg. At first, John Hudak wanted to believe in Winnipeggers Greg Fettes and Matt Cockell, who purchased the Ice a year and a half ago. […]

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Letters: December 8, 2018
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Out of tunes Since people want radio stations to pull Baby, It’s Cold Outside from its playlist because someone was offended, I feel these other holiday songs must also be removed as they are offensive as well. Do so immediately. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: subjecting minors to softcore porn. The Christmas Song: Open fire? […]

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Winnipegger lands $1M prize, no winning ticket for Friday night’s $60M Lotto Max jackpot
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TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. However, 14 of the 42 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each that were up for grabs were claimed by ticket holders across the country including one purchased in Winnipeg. The winning Winnipeg numbers were: 11, 23, 24, […]

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Comrie makes 41 saves as AHL’s Moose hold on for 2-1 victory over Heat
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STOCKTON, Calif. — Logan Stanley and C.J. Suess scored in the first period, while Eric Comrie made 41 saves as the Manitoba Moose held on for a 2-1 victory over the Stockton Heat in American Hockey League action Friday. Kerby Rychel scored the lone goal for the Heat (11-12-1), who lost their second straight game. […]

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Jets shutout for 2nd time of season…Byfuglien returns…Laine kept off the board
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Blankety-blanked. That’s what happened to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night at Bell MTS Place. Facing a determined St. Louis Blues bunch that is near the bottom of the Central Division standings and trying to find their collective footing after a coaching change, the Jets were unable to solve goalie Jake Allen and were shut […]

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Byfuglien, Kulikov are back as Winnipeg Jets near full health
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The Winnipeg Jets defence corps will receive a boost on Friday with the return of Dustin Byfuglien and Dmitry Kulikov, though Josh Morrissey will miss a second game with a lower-body injury. Byfuglien, who missed the past four games with a concussion, is back on a pairing with Ben Chiarot while Kulikov, who was out […]

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