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Update: Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman promises open data at Winnipeg city …
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Winnipeg mayoral candidate Brian Bowman has promised open data at Winnipeg city hall should he be elected mayor. Bowman, who made his announcement Thursday at tech company Visual Lizard, said his measures will battle the perception that “there is …

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Update: Kevin Maryk pleads guilty to abducting kids, hiding them in Mexico
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A Manitoba man admitted Thursday to kidnapping his two children and hiding them in Mexico for four years. Kevin Maryk, 42, pleaded guilty to two counts of abduction. His sentencing hearing is set for Monday. The Crown said it will seek a five-year …

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Case against pastor facing child pornography, voyeurism charges put over until …
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A judge has held over the case against a pastor from Gretna facing voyeurism and child pornography charges. In December of 2013, the images of two female youths were discovered on the phone of a 34-year-old man. It's alleged that photos and videos …

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Several Manitoba Safeway Stores to Close
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Safeway Five Manitoba grocery stores will close as part of Sobeys' continued move to streamline its operations since purchasing Canada Safeway last year. Four Safeway locations and one IGA store will close. The affected stores include the Safeway on …

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Mayoral Candidate Bowman Would Open Data at City Hall
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A Winnipeg lawyer vying to be the city's next mayor says an open-data policy needs to exist at the civic level. Brian Bowman says an open data plan would improve openness and transparency at City Hall, bringing Winnipeg in line with other cities such …

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Gas Bar Robbery Suspect Had Struck Before: Police
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Winnipeg police converge on the Domo gas bar at 314 Wardlaw Avenue on Thursday, June 19, 2014 after an officer-involved shooting. (SHAUN McLEOD PHOTO). A man shot by Winnipeg police after robbing a Domo gas bar last Thursday is believed to be …

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Suspect Shot By Police Charged With Robbery
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Winnipeg police have arrested and charged the suspect who was shot by an officer during a robbery at the Domo gas bar at Donald and Wardlaw last Friday. Police say the suspect entered the gas bar kiosk wearing a balaclava and armed with a knife. Police arrived and confronted him inside the kiosk where he […]

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Accused in Domo gas bar robbery charged in 2 other thefts
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A Winnipeg man accused of robbing a Domo gas bar on Wardlaw Avenue and Donald Street last week has been charged in connection with two other robberies in the city.

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Council disrespects public by rejecting BRT referendum
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Mayoral candidate Coun. Paula Havixbeck may have a tough time explaining to taxpayers during the municipal election campaign why she voted against a motion to hold a referendum on bus rapid transit.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers truly a Marvel
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed a deal that will see Peter Parker and Bruce Banning in blue and gold this year. Unfortunately, it won’t mean the Hulk will be in the Bomber backfield or Spider-Man will be slipping tackles as a kick returner. The CFL has signed a league-wide agreement with

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Bus path to U of M cleared
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A 38-year effort to complete a bus corridor from downtown Winnipeg to the University of Manitoba has survived another vote on the floor of city council. On Wednesday, a divided city council approved a $590-million plan to extend the Southwest Transitway and widen the Pembina Highway underpass at

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Gang associates convicted of murder
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More must be done to combat Winnipeg street gangs to avoid a repeat of situations such as one that saw an innocent North End father beaten to death in his yard, says a veteran defence lawyer. Bill Armstrong watched a jury convict his teenage client and another young suspect of second-degree

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With last hurdles cleared, CentrePort has water deal
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After four years, a failed annexation attempt, a First Nations lawsuit and an international ruling, CentrePort Canada is finally getting water. The planned industrial hub will be serviced by a new $45-million water-treatment plant to be built in Headingley over the next two years. Heritage

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Small business optimism drops in Manitoba
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Optimism amongst small business owners in Manitoba dipped in June, according to a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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Government to fund water treatment plant for Manitoba Centreport complex
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A new water treatment facility will be built to provide water to an inland port in Winnipeg and surrounding municipalities. Diane Gray, the president and CEO of Centreport Canada, says this is crucial to the complex's expansion. The provincial and …

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Sudanese Christian woman freed again after re-arrest on forgery charges
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Eman Abdul-Rahman, the lawyer for 27-year-old Mariam Ibrahim, …

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Man charged with kidnapping his own children receives sentence
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A Winnipeg man charged in a high profile kidnapping case is expected to be in court for sentencing Thursday. Kevin Maryk is charged with the abduction of his children, Abby and Dominic. They went missing in 2008, after a visit with their father. The …

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Major Police Presence At Investigation Near Kildonan Park
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One person was loaded into a police car during a traffic stop in front of Kildonan Park late this morning that appeared anything but routine. Police with guns drawn blocked off part of Main Street around 11 a.m. as they pulled over a pick up truck pulling a trailer. Witnesses tell CJOB the canine unit […]

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Floodway May Be Operated To Prevent Basement Flooding
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The province says they may need to operate the Red River Floodway if we continue to see heavy rain in Winnipeg. The Red River at James Avenue is forecast to go up to 16.7 feet and stay above 14 feet until mid-July. Those levels plus more rain could cause basement flooding. The Portage Diversion may […]

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Bombers and Argos set to Launch 2014 CFL Regular Season
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Toronto Argonauts arrived in Winnipeg mid-afternoon Wednesday as they get set to meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thursday night at 7-30 in the game that will begin the 2014 Canadian Football League Regular season.  The Argos have quite a “Winnipeg” flavor to their coaching staff as Toronto defensive co-ordinator Tim Burke and Argo assistant coaches […]

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Girl's belly-button piercing at the Ex angers Winnipeg mom
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A Winnipeg mom is upset that her 16-year-old daughter was able to get a belly-button piercing at the Red River Ex without signed parental consent.

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Turtle's broken shell held together with wires, pins and glue
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An injured turtle is literally being pieced back together with wires, steel pins, epoxy glue and a clamp at a Manitoba wildlife shelter, after its shell was badly cracked this week.

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Downtown Winnipeg gets 2nd farmers' market
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A second farmers’ market is set to open in downtown Winnipeg.

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Alberta applauds Transportation Act review after grain backlog
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A rail bottleneck that left grain sitting in bins across the Prairies has prompted Ottawa to move up a statutory review of transportation legislation.

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Rapid transit expansion approved by Winnipeg city council
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Winnipeg city council has approved a $590-million plan to extend the city’s rapid transit line to the University of Manitoba.

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City apologizes for ignorant message spray-painted on woman's grass
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Rose Lutz remains both upset and embarrassed by a city employee’s juvenile response to a relatively simple request.

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Council votes no to rapid transit referendum
                            
                            
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A pitch to hold a referendum on the city’s rapid transit plan was defeated at Wednesday’s council meeting.

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Redwood Bridge to be renamed after Lazarenko
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After 106 years, the Redwood Bridge is no more — but don’t go blaming illusionist David Copperfield. City council voted Wednesday to change the name of Winnipeg’s oldest functioning motor-vehicle bridge after former councillor Harry Lazarenko, who spent two stints on city council spanning 30

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Four little ones all grown up
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CARBERRY — Gregory Joel (three pounds, two ounces at birth) was wearing a sharp suit with a green dress shirt. Maryn Elizabeth (two pounds, 15 ounces at birth) wore a pale blue mermaid dress, covered in sequins. Myles Anthony (two pounds, four ounces at birth), like his older brother, had a…

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Five grocery stores closing their doors
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At least five grocery stores, including two Safeways and an IGA in Winnipeg, will close over the next few months, victims of last year’s multibillion-dollar sale to Sobeys. The United Food and Commercial Workers union says staff were notified earlier this week their stores would close, likely in

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Four New Board Members for On Screen Manitoba
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Joanne Levy, Charles Clément, Danielle Audette and Claude Forest have dedicated themselves to the organization for many years. On Screen Manitoba has five standing committees to provide advice and guidance on specific issues. They include finance …

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June 24, 2014 : News Releases : Winnipeg.ca
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City of Winnipeg 2014 property taxes are due Monday, June 30, 2014; City's new surplus asset website well-received by public; Public Service recommends $4.5 million to complete "Journey to Churchill" project at Assiniboine …

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers go into opener with team of newbies
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On defence, another key free agent addition is Winnipeg-native Donovan Alexander. The seventh-year defensive back will be relied upon heavily, as his Canadian starter status and familiarity with new defensive coordinator …

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Call for rapid transit referendum shot down at city hall
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The debate on the future of rapid transit was anything but rapid at city hall Wednesday. Council had a long list of items on tap June 25 before discussing the $590 million bus line to the University of Manitoba. A motion to hold a referendum on the …

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City council shoots down call for referendum on second phase of rapid transit
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The debate on the future of rapid transit was anything but rapid at city hall in Winnipeg Wednesday. Council had a long list of items on tap June 25 before discussing the $590 million bus line to the University of Manitoba. Council voted down a motion …

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Call for referendum on second phase of rapid transit shot down by council
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The debate on the future of rapid transit was anything but rapid at city hall in Winnipeg Wednesday. Council had a long list of items on tap June 25 before discussing the $590 million bus line to the University of Manitoba. Council ultimately voted …

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Redwood Bridge renamed; Harry Lazarenko Bridge
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Sunset over Winnipeg this evening…
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