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Newfoundland skip red-faced after failing to see opportunity to score six points
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SYDNEY, N.S. — It seems every person in Centre 200 saw it, except for the five players and one coach wearing Newfoundland colours. Newfoundland (Kelli Sharpe) was playing Yukon (Nicole Baldwin) in a Pool B game at the Canadian women’s curling championship and had a golden opportunity to score big points in the fourth end. […]

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Manitoba drops into rare 0-2 hole at Scotties after loss to B.C.
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SYDNEY, N.S. — This is just not how it’s supposed to go for Manitoba at national curling championships. Tracy Fleury’s East St. Paul team fell to 0-2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday after suffering a 7-5 loss at the hands of British Columbia (Sarah Wark). Manitoba also lost 7-6 to Alberta (Chelsea Carey) on […]

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BEAT THE COLD: Winnipeggers brave elements to raise funds for homelessness
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The smile on Luke Rempel’s face hardly waned at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers just off the banks of The Forks. Sure, part of that might have been due to the sub-zero temperatures on an otherwise beautiful, sunny Sunday morning in the heart of Winnipeg. But in reality, the grin Rempel wore […]

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Langelaar chalks up Manitoba’s second Canada Games gold
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Winnipeg’s Tyson Langelaar celebrates his 20th birthday with his second gold medal of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Sunday. Langelaar, who captured gold and Manitoba’s first medal on Saturday in the men’s 1,500m, struck gold in the men’s long track speed skating 500m in a combined two-race final time of […]

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Nine years after being named MVP as a rookie, Nova Scotia’s Carmody finally returns to Scotties
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SYDNEY, N.S. — It took just one appearance at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for Erin Carmody to make her mark in the curling world. Little did she know it would take her nine years to get a chance to build on that incredible rookie performance. Carmody, 30, had an incredible run at the 2010 […]

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Nunavut makes history with first win on opening day of Scotties
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SYDNEY, N.S. — A team of women from a remote territory which has about as many residents as some other provinces have curlers produced a moment that will last a lifetime on the opening day of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. On Saturday, four players from Nunavut made history, winning a game in the Canadian […]

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WIEBE’S GAME REPORT: Jets fall to lowly Senators in OT
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The frustration was palpable, though Paul Maurice kept his composure. It was abundantly clear the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets didn’t care for the direction his post-game address with the media was going. Maurice is fully aware his team isn’t looking like a first-place team right now, but he wasn’t about to crack the […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Hockey moms, commuters defend pricing pollution in court
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The pricing pollution debate heats up as the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal hears arguments about the constitutionality of federal plans to price carbon in provinces that don’t establish their own price. Some express heartfelt concerns that pricing pollution hurts hockey moms, commuters and office workers. As the founder of Generation Squeeze – a voice for […]

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Manitoba strikes first gold at Canada Games
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Winnipeg’s Tyson Langelaar battled through the winds and cold to win Team Manitoba’s first gold medal and first medal overall of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Saturday. The 20-year-old finished first in the men’s long track speed skating 1,500m with a time of 1:56.12, edging out Alberta’s Kaleb Muller and […]

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $16.8M Lotto Max jackpot, no Manitoba winners
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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $16.8 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. However, a ticket purchased in British Columbia matched six of the seven winning numbers plus the bonus to collect $303,065. There were no Manitoba major prize winners. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. […]

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Eric Comrie makes 38 saves, Moose hold on to beat Wolves 3-2
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Eric Comrie made 38 saves as the Manitoba Moose beat the Chicago Wolves 3-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action at Bell MTS Place. Michael Spacek, Cam Maclise and Seth Griffith scored for the Moose (24-21-5), who extended their win streak to four games. Daniel Carr and T.J. Tynan found the back of the […]

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Jets Buff out again, but not for long
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The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for tonight’s game with the Ottawa Senators. Jets head coach Paul Maurice says Byfuglien’s injury is not a recurrence of the ankle ailment that kept him out of 15 games recently. “It’s another minor one that’s not going to help the original one,” Maurice said. “The […]

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Derailment causes crude oil leak near St. Lazare
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CN crews are working to clean up a crude oil spill after almost 40 train cars derailed early Saturday morning near the community of St. Lazare in western Manitoba. At around 3:30 a.m., 37 crude oil cars derailed and there was a partial leak of crude oil. First responders were on the scene Saturday morning. […]

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New cost for Winnipeg sewage plant upgrades hasn’t gone through its auditor
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The city’s auditor says he wasn’t provided enough time to audit new cost estimates for the largest infrastructure project in Winnipeg’s history. In a report to council’s executive policy committee (EPC), city auditor Bryan Mansky writes that the audit department was told of the latest $1.8-billion cost estimate for North End sewage treatment plant upgrades […]

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City denies Parker Lands court order violation
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The City of Winnipeg argues it didn’t violate a court order through the way it considered a proposal to develop the Parker Lands. In December, the land’s developer accused the city of being in contempt of court for the way it conducted a court-ordered public hearing on the project. But city lawyer Vivian Li argued […]

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Jets lose Morrow after late-game scrap
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A last-second scuffle in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday doomed the Winnipeg Jets to losing more than just two valuable points. Defenceman Joe Morrow will miss two-to-three weeks with a lower-body injury, one that appeared to be sustained with 10.1 seconds left on the clock in the third period. Morrow came […]

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Walters landed big fish, but some got away
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters has made a habit of getting what he wants in free agency. Kicker Justin Medlock, running back Andrew Harris and middle linebacker Adam Bighill are three prime examples. So Walters is a tad perplexed at what happened in free agency this week. Sure, he landed one of the biggest […]

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Jefferson ready to wreak havoc in blue and gold
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Willie Jefferson had options, the way you’d think a two-time CFL all-star with freakish athletic ability would have. The quarterback’s worst nightmare landed in Winnipeg, Friday, saying it was pretty hairy acting as his own agent in free agency, there were so many teams that wanted him. “Pretty much everybody,” the 28-year-old former Rider said. […]

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EDITORIAL: Contracting out air services makes sense
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Manitoba taxpayers are expected to save $1.3 million a year under a new agreement to contract out air travel for justice officials, including judges, sheriffs and accused persons. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced the agreement Thursday. Exchange Income Corporation won the contract after a competitive request for proposal process that took place last year. The […]

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BRODBECK: Water and waste dividend should be phased out over five years
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If anyone tells you it’s impossible for city council to stop siphoning tens of millions of dollars a year from the water and waste utility, don’t believe them. It’s not true. In fact, the city could easily phase out the so-called dividend over five years and prevent sharp increases to taxpayers’ water bills. The city […]

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Woman facing mischief charges after fabricating story: police
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A false report of a man armed with a gun at a Winnipeg apartment building last week has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old woman on public mischief charges. Police said they were called to the apartment in the 300 block of Blake Street after the woman told a 911 operator that a man […]

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WPS half marathon closing in on $2M raised
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Organizers of the Winnipeg Police Half Marathon are reaching for the stars for this year’s 15th-anniversary race. In the first 10 years of the race, participants raised $1 million for programs and research that supported Manitoba cancer patients. Just five years later, they’re just $163,000 from raising their second million. Registration for the half marathon, […]

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Overdose loss brochure aims to help victims’ loved ones find support
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When Rebecca Rummery walked out the doors of Grace General Hospital the day her boyfriend died of a drug overdose last January, she didn’t know where to turn. A few days earlier, she woke up to find Rob Ashley, her boyfriend of a year, unresponsive. He was rushed to hospital and put on life support. […]

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Woman arrested for anti-Indigenous comments given conditions by mediation circle
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OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Canada — A Manitoba woman arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people will serve 80 hours of community service on a First Nation as one of many conditions to resolve the case after participating in mediation circles. The woman, who is non-Indigenous, was given seven conditions based on Cree […]

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UPDATE: Teen girl, missing for a week, found
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The Winnipeg Police Service on Wednesday requested the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Vanessa Disbrowe who’s been missing since last week and later in the day announced that he had been located. Disbrowe was last seen in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg on the morning of Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m.

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Police requesting help to find 18 year old
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The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 18-year-old Cynthia Forster. Forster was last seen in the North End area of Winnipeg on the evening of Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. She is described as Indigenous in appearance, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with long brown hair with red streaks. The Winnipeg […]

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Team-by-team look at field for 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
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SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS Feb. 15-24, at Centre 200, Sydney, N.S. WYMAN’S PICKS Ontario — Homan’s team has been on an unbelievable roll this year Canada — Jones seeking record seventh women’s title Alberta — Carey is a former champion and can play with the best Wild Card — Especially if it’s Einarson who emerges […]

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WAR OF WORDS: Mayor Bowman accuses Finance Minister of trolling him on Twitter
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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is accusing Manitoba’s finance minister of “trolling” him on Twitter, as the two governments continue their public funding dispute. A late Wednesday tweet on Finance Minister Scott Fielding’s Twitter account criticized the city for levying growth fees, a post that included Bowman’s Twitter handle. “Wow … just went through the @cityofwinnipeg […]

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Winnipeg’s CAO announces retirement
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The City of Winnipeg’s chief administrative officer Doug McNeil will retire in April. McNeil announced Thursday morning that his last day on the job will be April 26, 2019. The city’s top bureaucrat started in the role on April 7, 2015, after more than 30 years of previous work in the public sector. He previously […]

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Wild-card winner will be instant contender at Scotties Tournament of Hearts
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SYDNEY, N.S. — For one team it’s a golden opportunity to become an instant contender in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and for the other, it’s a very long trip for nothing. As Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., and Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., made their way across the country to Cape Breton Island with […]

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Water rate hike fails to gain committee approval, could still be a go
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A proposed 4.7% sewer and water rate hike set to add $61 per year to the average household’s annual bill failed to pass its first City Hall vote on Thursday. Council’s water and waste committee cast a tied 2-2 vote on the hike. “Water rates are being used as a form of taxation. I think […]

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Winnipeg transit rejects signage in memory of driver killed on job
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Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago. Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display “RIP #521” or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the […]

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Antique store searches for family of WWI veteran after 102-year-old letter found
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STEINBACH, Man. — At first Amanda Kehler didn’t notice the envelope with a faded address lying among old newspapers and certificates. When she found the $1 box on the weekend, she decided to buy it, unaware it would soon send her on a search for a First World War veteran’s family. Kehler owns Prairie Pickers […]

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Nurses at Seven Oaks bemoan staffing shortages, fear patient risk
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Nurses from Seven Oaks emergency department say a nurse shortage is increasing overtime hours and putting patients at risk. But the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) says staff levels are actually changing to better match the number of patients the ER serves. In a letter to Health Minister Cameron Friesen, the nurses allege the number […]

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Morrow making most of chance: Injuries on back end gave Jets D-man more playing time
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Joe Morrow understands where he sits on the depth chart. Morrow’s ability to not let that get him down has allowed him to be ready when called upon as the Winnipeg Jets dealt with a series of injuries on the back end this season. Morrow had his most productive game of the season in Tuesday’s […]

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Two friends honoured after stopping violent downtown attack
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Jonathan Meikle has had a little more than three months to wrestle with the thought of being a hero. Presented with a silver medal for bravery award from the Royal Canadian Humane Association by Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon at Government House on Wednesday evening, Meikle and friend Matthew Shorting, who received a bronze medal, stopped a […]

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Letters: February 13, 2019
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Use your words Re: “Canadians deserve answers on PMO legal interference,” Editorial, Feb. 9. Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is a hero in my books. Her courage in refusing to bow to political pressure from the PMO in the criminal prosecution of Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin is laudable. Regrettably, her audacity in speaking truth to power cost […]

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Winnipeg testing mattress recycling program
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Your worn-out mattress could soon be transformed to serve a new purpose. The City of Winnipeg has partnered with Mother Earth Recycling for a pilot program to recycle mattresses and box springs, which the municipality expects will divert up to 8,000 of those items from the landfill. The city will pay $193,000 to allow Winnipeggers […]

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