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“VERY TROUBLING”: Police investigate robbery as possible hate crime
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Police are investigating as a possible hate crime the robbery of a Corydon Avenue cafe Thursday night which sent a female employee to hospital and left the restaurant severely damaged with hate-filled anti-Semitic graffiti. “We are investigating this as a hate crime,” said police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver at a press briefing Friday. “It’s yet […]

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Former Winnipeg journalist pleads guilty to robbing two banks in Medicine Hat
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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former journalist arrested almost two years ago after two banks were robbed in Medicine Hat, Alta., has been convicted of the crimes. Stephen Vogelsang, who is 55, entered guilty pleas Thursday in provincial court to two counts of robbery. He is to be sentenced on July 30. Vogelsang was arrested […]

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Police ID city’s 13th homicide victim, ask for public’s help
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Police have identified the victim in the city’s 13th homicide which occurred early Thursday morning and are asking for the public’s assistance to solving the case and bringing closure to his friends and family. On Friday, Police identified the victim as 53-year-old Joselito Fernandez of Winnipeg. “Out there there are friends and family of Joselito […]

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Fans “well-behaved” for Game 5 Whiteout Street Party: Police
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Another 9,000 Winnipeggers showed up for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party on Thursday for Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets playoff series, according to figures released by Economic Development Winnipeg. While the final score wasn’t likely what most fans were expecting with a 3-2 loss to St. Louis, Winnipeg Police were pleased with how the […]

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FRIESEN: Jets not so deep after all
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The Winnipeg Jets like to think they’re a team flush with talented forwards. If a couple more of them don’t step up, their season will be flushed down the toilet far sooner than they’d ever thought possible. Going into this first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with St. Louis, many thought the matchup of top lines […]

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Lighthouse Mission serves Easter feast to city’s less fortunate
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About 250 people from the downtown community were treated to a hot turkey dinner Friday evening at Lighthouse Mission as the community gathered to celebrate the Easter Weekend with a dinner and church service. According to Lighthouse Mission’s Beverly Ajtay, the Good Friday dinner is an extension of the Mission’s Chili and Church program where […]

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Police ask for public’s help to find missing senior
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The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with locating Garry Albert Beaudry, a 62-year-old of Winnipeg who has been missing for over three weeks. Beaudry was last seen on March 26 in the area of the Salvation Army Winnipeg Booth Centre at 180 Henry Avenue. He is described as white, five-foot-seven in height, […]

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EDITORIAL: Pallister caves in to NDP demands
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Manitoba taxpayers will continue to pay a portion of campaign expenses for candidates and political parties under a deal struck by the Pallister government and the Opposition NDP Wednesday. Premier Brian Pallister caved in to NDP demands that government keep some portion of the subsidy, which costs taxpayers roughly $3 million per election. Under the […]

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Letters: April 19, 2019
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What’s white and sleeps six? Beleaguered taxpayers have known for decades that this joke was only funny because it was true. What’s not funny is that 5-year mayor Bowman claims to be surprised that there could be gross inefficiencies within the city’s ever-growing workforce. It stands without saying that a primary expectation of our elected […]

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GIESBRECHT: Do we need a ‘Hurt Feelings’ committee?
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Irving Berlin’s Christmas song “White Christmas” is a classic — Bing Crosby’s version remains the best-selling single of all time. And yet, if the logic of a special interest group in Winnipeg is to prevail, the name of the song would have to be changed to something like “Grey Christmas”. The group demands that the […]

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Jets not concerned by alleged puck caper
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If you thought Jordan Binnington was getting involved in a little bit of gamesmanship or perhaps a psychological battle by running off with the puck after the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4, think again. The St. Louis Blues netminder was quick to reach into the net and grab the puck after Kyle […]

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OUT THERE: Musical celebration as another 4/20 is upon us
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The first post-legalization 4/20 hits Saturday.  While it’s unclear what the effect will be on the annual lawn party at the Legislature, it’s business as usual for the nightclub scene. Marijuana has had a long and winding relationship in the music community, dating back to at least the early days of alcohol prohibition. The ‘viper’ […]

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Police investigate suspicious death in North End
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Winnipeg police are investigating an early-morning suspicious death in the city’s North End neighbourhood on Thursday. Police were called to a stretch of rail line near the 1000 block of Selkirk Avenue around 3:10 after a report came in that a man had been seriously assaulted. A neighbour, who didn’t want to be identified, said […]

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Jets look for first win at home: Series with Blues tied 2-2
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Can the Winnipeg Jets buck the trend and finally win a game on home ice? That’s the big question going into Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at Bell MTS Place. Not only has the road team won each of the four games so far, the Jets have lost five consecutive […]

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Manitoba to review Winnipeg’s workers, fiscal performance
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Premier Brian Pallister wants to review the City of Winnipeg’s permit processes, as well as its fiscal performance. During a breakfast speech on Thursday, the premier announced his government will expand an existing provincial third-party study of permit and approval processes to include Winnipeg. He also promised to share provincial value-for-money reports with the municipality […]

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Mayes gives support to Louis Riel School division’s ‘Road to Healing’
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A city councillor will provide a $6,500 grant to the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD), in support of a program that combats family violence and inter-generational trauma for some members of the Indigenous community. Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) said the grant to the Red Road to Healing (RRTH) program will support 10 to 15 […]

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Scheifele line shines: Jets top trio steps up to tie series
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It was a performance for the ages, to be sure. With the Winnipeg Jets trailing by a goal early in the third period and in danger of falling behind 3-1 in the opening-round series with the St. Louis Blues, the top line of Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor did what they do best. […]

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PST bill set to pass after Tories, NDP hash out agreement
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A last-minute compromise at the Manitoba legislature will ensure a bill linked to a provincial sales tax reduction passes this spring. The Progressive Conservative government and its NDP Opposition agreed to amend an omnibus budget bill on Wednesday The changes will prevent a controversial move to scrap a key campaign rebate, in exchange for NDP […]

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Jets’ Wheeler: ‘Anyone can win it’
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ST. LOUIS – It didn’t just become a whole new first-round series between the Jets and St. Louis on Tuesday. It became a whole new Stanley Cup tournament. The shock waves of Tampa Bay’s sweep at the hands of Columbus reached the Jets dressing room as they were savouring the squaring of their series with […]

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BRODBECK: Bombers brass should stop fudging its numbers
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continued to misrepresent their financial position this week by reporting a profit of $2.6 million for 2018. The community-owned club, in fact, lost $104,403 last year, a figure not found anywhere in the team’s press release Tuesday on the state of its finances. When asked about it, Bombers’ spokesman Darren Cameron […]

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Charitable spirit earns young Jets fan chance to watch team in St. Louis
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A young Winnipeg Jets fan given the chance to watch her team collect an overtime victory over the Blues on Tuesday night made fans in St. Louis with a sizeable donation to one of its children’s charities. Madison Leferink, 6, brought her Canadian values — and nearly $3,000 — to the Little Bit Foundation, a Missouri […]

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JETS SETTING: Big guns win the day for Jets in OT
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Winnipeg Sun hockey writer Ken Wiebe and columnist Paul Friesen break down the Game 4 overtime win by the Winnipeg Jets that evened the series on Tuesday.

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Manitoba puts away money for a rainy day
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The province’s rainy day fund is growing. Finance Minister Scott Fielding said the fiscal stabilization account grew to $215 million, as of March 31, following a transfer of $50 million in 2018-19. The fund is projected to reach $265 million by March 31, 2020, after  the provincial government set aside another $50-million transfer for the […]

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IIU investigating death of man in police custody
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The province’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man after he died in a holding cell at a Winnipeg police station on Tuesday. The Independent Investigation Unit has taken over an investigation into the death of a 56-year-old who was found unresponsive at the North District police station. Police were called to a […]

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Sentencing hearing for man who killed Manitoba woman in botched robbery
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The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man found guilty in the death and asked how a life could be worth only $45. In January, a jury convicted Jason Meilleur of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine. Fontaine was shot and her Winnipeg home set […]

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Attack ads won’t deter Mayor Bowman from ‘moving Winnipeg forward’
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Campaign-style attack ads have been launched against Mayor Brian Bowman this week, years before the 2022 municipal election. At least two ads that aired on a local radio station call out the mayor by name. One ad questions Bowman’s priorities, stating the city has been in court “hundreds of times” since he was elected. “Isn’t […]

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Police investigate city’s 12th homicide
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Police are investigating the city’s 12th homicide of the year after a man was fatally stabbed Monday night. On Monday at shortly after 11 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a lounge in the 300 block of Pembina Highway for a report of two males that had been stabbed. When they arrived, two men were found […]

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Winnipeg man faces child porn charge
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A 56-year-old Winnipeg man faces a child pornography charge following an investigation by the Winnipeg Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit. In late February, the ICE Unit began an investigation regarding child sexual abuse imagery being uploaded to a social media site. The site’s provider had notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited […]

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AIR1 helps foil Liquor Mart robbery
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AIR1 was pressed into service Monday night to help police nab a suspect in a Liquor Mart robbery. At just after 9:30 p.m., police were called to a Liquor Mart in the 1600 block of Main Street for the report of a commercial robbery. A male, believed to be high on methamphetamine, entered the store […]

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Manitoba finally signs on to receive $400M in health funding from feds
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After more than a year of negotiations, a long-awaited federal-provincial health agreement has finally been signed. The two governments have now determined how to spend $400 million of new federal supports for home and community health care, as well as mental health and addictions services. The money is set to reach Manitoba over the next […]

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Cockburn highlights series of events commemorating 1919 strike
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A Canadian music legend is among several artists who will headline a free concert to help commemorate the centennial one of the country’s largest and most influential labour movements.  For 40 years, Bruce Cockburn has been writing and signing about the human experience. In June, the multi-time Juno Award winner and member of the Canadian […]

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Bombers post profit in 2018, down significantly from 2017
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The Winnipeg Football Club has announced a 2018 overall operating profit of $2.6 million on Tuesday, down significantly from 2017 when it posted a profit of $5.1 million. Winnipeg Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller attributed the smaller profit to a lack of big non-football events at Investors Group Field in 2018. In 2017, […]

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UNDER THEIR SKIN: Museum reveals animals’ inner workings at new exhibit
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The Manitoba Museum has turned the animal work inside out — at least they have for a new exhibit. The inner workings of animals are on full display in Dr. Gunter von Hagens’ “Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out,” which is an anatomical safari of sorts. The show opens Wednesday and runs through Sept. 2. “(It) […]

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Elections Manitoba launches online voter registration
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Elections Manitoba has launched an online voter registration service, largely eliminating the need for door-to-door canvassers to compile voting lists for provincial elections. By visiting electionsmanitoba.ca, voters can check to see if they are registered to vote, update their voter information or register to vote. According to an Elections Manitoba spokesperson, legislation was passed in […]

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Winnipeg seeking greater compliance for signs and billboards
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City signs and billboards could soon face a different approval process. A review of sign approvals found the city’s board of adjustment overturned most public service sign rejections over the past seven years. The board allowed 63.5% of rejected accessory signs and 53.5% of rejected billboards to be built, the report states and that most […]

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City eyes three areas as potential heritage districts
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A city report names three potential Winnipeg areas that may be suited to becoming Heritage Conservation Districts, should consultation back up that effort. Crescentwood, the Exchange District and Point Douglas appear to contain some stakeholders who are interested in exploring that process, according to a new report headed to the April 23 meeting of council’s […]

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BRODBECK: Early election could be a financial boon to NDP, Liberals
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There is one benefit to a spring election for Manitoba’s opposition parties. If Premier Brian Pallister calls an early race, political parties in Manitoba would still be in line for the 50% rebate on election expenses, a payout that’s about to be axed by the Tories. If the budget bill authorizing changes to the Election […]

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WIEBE: TLC delivers as Jets checking line provides GWG in Game 3
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ST. LOUIS – Paul Maurice finally put the band back together and the TLC line was quick to hit all the right notes. As the Winnipeg Jets got back into their series with the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Sunday night, the trio of Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp and Brandon Tanev simply […]

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