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Cannabis retail outlet ‘like an Apple store’
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You could have mistaken it for the opening of the city’s latest Apple store or Bath & Body Works. Delta 9’s first cannabis shop in St. Vital was neither of those, of course. But when the pot producer and now public retailer opened their doors to the public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, just hours […]

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Motkaluk promises freeze of water and waste rates
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A mayoral candidate is promising to freeze water and sewer rates until an audit of recent rate hikes can be completed, if she’s elected. Jenny Motkaluk said she questions why only $15 million from sewer rate hikes imposed since 2015, which she estimates will raise $56.7 million of additional revenue, were spent on $1.4 billion […]

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FRIESEN: Bombers’ Walters says Gray has high ceiling
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a general manager, after all. Kyle Walters, the now-you-see-him, now-you-don’t, front-office boss of the Bombers made a rare appearance before reporters, Tuesday. What a difference four weeks makes. Had Walters been available a month ago, the worry lines on his face would have been deeper, the bags below his eyes […]

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Manitoba cracking down on distracted drivers
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Manitoba is cracking down on drivers who use hand-held cellphones behind the wheel. As of Nov. 1, new rules will allow for short-term roadside licence suspensions and the fines will jump to $672 from $203, and the number of demerit points will increase to five from two. “Really, what this is about is safety,” said Infrastructure […]

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Belief in flu shot high, those getting it lower, says survey
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While nearly three-quarters of Winnipeggers believe getting the flu shot is important, only six out of 10 will actually get the annual vaccination. A new survey says 73% of those polled believe the flu shot should be sought ever year to help mitigate its spread and protect those most vulnerable to contracting the bug. But […]

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McDavid does it all for Oilers in win over Jets
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This was as close to a one-man show as you’re going to see. With Wayne Gretzky in the building on Tuesday, the current Edmonton Oilers captain found another gear as his team rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime. McDavid had two goals and four […]

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Letters: October 16, 2018
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As the Carbon Tax turns Back on April 5 the Winnipeg Sun reported that Wab Kinew and the NDP announced that they would use stall tactics to delay the Manitoba carbon tax plan from being introduced on Sept. 1 of this year. The tactic worked and the planned $25 per ton plan was delayed until […]

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Details may be coming on harassment complaint against Manitoba backbencher
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A top Manitoba cabinet minister is hinting that the public may soon learn some details of a harassment complaint against a Tory government backbencher. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen says he has no personal knowledge of an inappropriate comment reportedly made by MLA Cliff Graydon to a woman who works for the party caucus. Cullen says […]

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Retired priest charged with sexual assault of youth
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A retired priest has been charged in an historic sexual assault investigation for offences dating back to the 1980’s. Roland Lanoie, 70, was arrested earlier this month and charged with four counts of sexual assault and indecent assault. He was released from custody. In spring 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service Child Abuse Unit began an […]

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Overwhelming majority of Winnipeggers agree with ban on handguns: Probe poll
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An overwhelming majority of Winnipeggers agree there should be urgent action on banning handguns, according to a Probe Research poll that found only 25% of city residents disagree with such a ban. Fully three-quarters of Winnipeggers agree that “urgent action should be taken on banning handguns in Canada” (75%, including 45% who strongly agree with […]

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Lineman Geoff Gray leaves NFL behind to join hometown Bombers
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After more than a year of trying to crack the NFL, offensive lineman Geoff Gray of Winnipeg is coming home. A 6-foot-6, 310-pound University of Manitoba product, Gray has signed a contract with the Blue Bombers for two years (including the rest of this season), plus a team option for a third, running through the […]

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Letters: October 15, 2018
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Manitoba makes a mistake Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s decision to back out of a planned carbon tax is deeply regrettable. What truly penalizes Canadians is the cost of a warming planet. We are seeing now, up close and personal, expensive and, at times, tragic costs of climate change. It is nonsensical to allow pollution to […]

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COPS AND POT: Police ready for legalization
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Despite not having access to oral fluid screen devices to test drivers for cannabis impairment, the RCMP say they feel ready for legalization come Oct. 17. The provincial government said the devices that test for THC levels in drivers, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, won’t be in the hands of police until an agreement […]

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POT AND MINORS: Canadians being warned about dangers of cannabis
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Just days before cannabis legalization, Canadians are being warned about the dangers the drug can have on minors. Parachute Canada, a charity organization dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries, and the Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres, is reminding the country of the harm cannabis can cause in children. A tracking study […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Why a Canadian Basic Income is inevitable
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In Canadian policy circles, Basic Income has come to mean a stipend paid to families or individuals without the many conditions and rules that govern existing income assistance programs. The amount received is gradually reduced as income from other sources increases. However, Basic Income is not just about welfare reform. A Basic Income is most […]

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ELECTION 2018: Seven candidates running to replace Russ Wyatt in Transcona
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For the first time since 2002, someone other than Russ Wyatt will represent the Transcona ward at City Hall. Wyatt, who won by sizable margins in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 and considered a run for mayor this year, announced last month that he would not be seeking reelection. Wyatt missed four council meetings earlier […]

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BOMBSHELLS: Beware of the bye-week blues, Bombers Hardrick says… Riders two D-ends were MIA in shutout… Bombers defence, led by Bighill, suddenly the team’s strength… and Chris Jones ain’t no Chicken  Little
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There are good times, and not so good times, for a football team to get a bye week. A good time is when it’s losing and some key players are injured. Not so good: when it’s relatively healthy and on a four-game roll. Which bring us to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who can only hope […]

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Letters: October 14, 2018
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Manitoba already green Re: “Province’s green plan ripped as failure,” Oct. 11. I would like to respectfully disagree with Mark Hudson, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives spokesman, who calls Manitoba’s green plan a failure. Manitoba has been developing hydro dams for over a century, and 99% of Manitoba’s energy supply comes from renewable resources such […]

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Ontario ticket takes Saturday night’s $5M Lotto 6-49 jackpot, no Manitoba prize winners
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TORONTO — A ticket sold in Ontario claimed the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. And the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Alberta. A ticket sold in British Columbia matched six of the seven numbers plus the bonus to collect $250,152. There were no major Manitoba […]

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20 Questions with Lyle Bauer
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumnus and former CFL Executive Lyle Bauer created the Never Alone Foundation after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004. Bauer’s experience with the disease and the support he received from friends, family and cancer service providers inspire him to help other cancer patients and let them know they are Never Alone. […]

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Manitoba Underdogs Rescue puts out call for help
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A Winnipeg-based animal rescue shelter is struggling to pay down its pet bills and is reaching out to the public for help. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue (MUR), a charity and non-profit organization, is asking for donations so it can keep up its efforts heading into the winter season. MUR is currently caring for what they’re calling […]

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STAPON: Hitting Lake of the Woods with Bobby Hull a treat
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I had the opportunity to spend a few fabulous days with ex-Jet , No. 9, the one and only Bobby Hull fishing Lake of the Woods! Bobby was telling me that no one ever told him about how awesome this body of water really was. That really surprised me as I was under the belief […]

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BRODBECK: Pallister’s carbon tax gaffe
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Premier Brian Pallister says the main reason he flip flopped on the controversial carbon tax is because the federal government wouldn’t allow Manitoba to impose a lower tax than Ottawa was mandating. It’s a pitiful rationalization, especially since the federal government never once said, hinted or suggested that it would spare any province from a […]

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $60M Lotto Max jackpot, no Manitoba major prize winners
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TORONTO — Once again this week, no winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. There were also 42 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs and 14 of them were won by a total of 18 ticket holders across the country. As well, eight ticket […]

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Morden fossil centre welcomes Mosasaur Machine
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The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has a new vehicle dubbed the Mosasaur Machine. The Machine will be used for all form of CFDC programming. “Increasingly we’re going to libraries throughout the province, schools where we go to presentations in Winnipeg and all through the province,” CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon said. “We’ve as recently as […]

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U of M researchers gain $13 million from feds
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The University of Manitoba is getting an influx of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Some $13 million will be injected into the university’s coffers for science research. The funding comes after the federal minister of science and sport Kristy Duncan announced more than $558 million in discovery research money earlier […]

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GAMEDAY: Bombers vs Roughriders
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BOMBERS VS ROUGHRIDERS GAMEDAY Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-7) vs Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5), Saturday, 1 p.m., Investors Group Field. TV: TSN, RADIO: CJOB-680 WEATHER REPORT: Light snow or rain, then cloudy, wind NW 40-60, plus-3. THE LINE: Bombers by 3.5 FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: CAN THE BOMBERS RUN THE BALL? Let’s face it, a one-dimensional Bomber […]

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Bowman talks supporting business
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Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman spoke about support small business on the campaign trail on Friday.

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Bombers’ Nichols takes play from Belichick’s book
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There was nothing ailing Matt Nichols that a little wisdom from Bill Belichick couldn’t help fix. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback has turned his game around, along with the fortunes of his team, in the last three weeks. One statistic says it all: over the last three games, Nichols has tossed just one interception, compared […]

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Everything tastes, smells and feels good in Fenner’s world
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Chandler Fenner finally made a play last week, a quarterback sack in Ottawa. It was the Blue Bomber defender’s first defensive play in a month of games. But Fenner is counting wins these days, not stats. “I don’t draw up the defences. That’s not my job,” he said. “My job is to go and execute […]

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Liberals, independent MLA being accused of preventing public input
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The Manitoba Liberals are being accused of preventing the public from weighing in on key government legislation Thursday night. The Liberals forced procedural delays that extended until midnight that day, with the help of independent Assiniboia MLA Steven Fletcher. That led public hearings on Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act, as well as four […]

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Letters: October 12, 2018
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I tried I was reading your editorial, “It’s time Canadians met Jagmeet Singh,” in the Winnipeg Sun. Well, I tried meeting him long before your article. Shortly after his election, I wrote a letter to him  asking about his “climate change” aka “Global warming” plans, policy, and science. I also asked the same questions of the NDP before […]

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Assiniboine Park Zoo’s red panda cub needs a name
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A red panda born earlier this summer is getting busy in his home in Toucan Ridge and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking for help to name the male cub. “Red pandas are an endangered species due primarily to loss of natural habitat in the wild,” said Grant Furniss, Senior Director of Animal Care and Conservation […]

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Work begins to remove red lights from south Perimeter highway
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Work is set to start on a plan that could eventually see all traffic lights removed from the South Perimeter highway around Winnipeg. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says over the next three years, 23 smaller intersections along the road will either be closed or have left-turns and median openings eliminated. Schuler says that work […]

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Time for action? Roslovic will show Jets when he’s ready
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The flashes have been apparent from Jack Roslovic during his limited action. The most notable moment was a creative and explosive rush against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, where Roslovic made a slick move to create a scoring chance for himself. The Winnipeg Jets centre finished the Thursday’s 3-0 to the Nashville Predators in […]

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Province reminds landlords: criminal tenants can be kicked out in five days
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The Pallister government says its working with community leaders and landlords in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood in an effort to combat drugs and other criminal activity that has plagued the community. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said resources are available to help tenants and landlords, including legislation that allows the latter to evict those involved in […]

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Transit union challenges council candidates to ride the bus
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Winnipeg’s Transit union is challenging city council members to ride the bus more often, after commissioning a survey that found 82% of Winnipeggers feel it’s important for those politicians to do so. The Amalgamated Transit Union local 1505 says the Probe Research poll found 82% of Winnipeggers thought it was either somewhat or very important […]

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City reminds voters of new ward boundaries
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You might be in a new ward for this civic election and the city wants you to be aware of that before you head to the polls on Oct. 24 to vote for your councillor and school board representatives. In December of 2017, the wards boundaries commission released its final report establishing new boundaries for […]

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