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Reality Check!
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Many have heard the recent NDP anti-Pallister attack ad, “running with scissors“…Mary Agnes Welch, columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press, gives us a bit of “reality check“, debunking some of the points highlighted in the ad. Other highlights from today’s show: -Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay joined Charles for discussion on future Bills that will […]

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Highway Cameras Show Road Conditions From Home
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The province has added solar powered cameras to its road condition reporting arsenal along some of Manitoba’s busiest highways. If your daily commute takes you along highways one, 75 or 16, you may be able to see what it would look like from your vehicle while sitting at your computer. Seven of these solar powered […]

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Ditch Bus Rapid transit and Build Light Rail Instead: Wyatt
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Winnipeg’s finance committee chair says the city should consider ditching plans to extend bus rapid transit and look at doing a light rail system instead. Councillor Russ Wyatt says he’s concerned about sky rocketing costs for the bus corridor. He says if we’re going to spend a ton of money anyway, maybe we should be […]

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BREAKING: Possible Shots Fired On Manitoba Avenue
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Winnipeg police are at the 600 block of Manitoba Avenue after receiving a call about possible shots fired. Early reports suggest there may be a possible injury. 680 CJOB’s Keith McCullough is en route. Check back for details.

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Tories 18 points up on Selinger's NDP in latest poll
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The Selinger government’s year-long struggle in the polls is showing no signs of letting up.

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Manitoba installs solar-powered cameras on highways
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The province has positioned new solar-powered cameras on highways in an effort to improve real-time information on road conditions.

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2 pings heard by Australian ship sound 'just like' beacon on black boxes, search official says
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PERTH, Australia – An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search co-ordinator said Monday. Navy specialists were

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Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93; was Hollywood's top box-office draw in 1930s, '40s
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood’s top box-office draw in the late 1930s to

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McDiarmid returns to Bombers as linebacker coach
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are tapping into some CFL experience to guide the linebacking corps this season. The CFL club officially announced the hiring of Cory McDiarmid as linebacker coach this morning. It is McDiarmid’s second go around in the Winnipeg coaching ranks, having served as

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Ditch the bus, get light rail transit, says Winnipeg councillor CBC Article.
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Diabetes association creates charter, highlighting need for equality to services
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The Canadian Diabetes Association is promoting a “diabetes charter” for the nine million Canadians, it says, are living with the disease or are vulnerable to it. Members of the association, as well as government and health care officials, are holding an event at the Manitoba

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Garage explodes, three men hospitalized
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An explosion in the garage of a house on Sunday afternoon in Ste. Anne sent three men to hospital with one man in serious condition with burns. All three men were in the garage when the explosion and subsequent fire occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the garage of the home, located 42 kilometres

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Tories keep top spot in survey
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The Progressive Conservatives are maintaining their commanding lead in Manitoba voter popularity. A new Probe Research poll conducted for the Winnipeg Free Press shows Brian Pallister’s Conservatives with 46 per cent of the decided vote compared with 28 per cent for the NDP, 23 per cent for the

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Connor Hellebuyck to forgo eligibility, join IceCaps … – Winnipeg Sun
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Hellebuyck, a fifth-round pick (130th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is leaving the University of Massachusetts-Lowell after two seasons, signing a three-year, two-way entry-level deal on Saturday …

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Inquest begins in death of Winnipeg teen stunned by Taser
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The mother of Michael Langan, a Winnipeg teenager who died after being shocked by a police Taser in 2008, says she hopes an inquest starting today will give her some answers about what happened.

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Francophones in Manitoba watching Quebec election campaign
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With voters in Quebec set to elect a new government on Monday, some francophones in Manitoba are closely waiting to see what happens when the results come in.

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Ontario government letting residents hunt bears this spring
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TORONTO – Ontario is going ahead with a controversial pilot project letting residents in the province hunt bears this spring. A spokesman for Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti says the pilot starts May 1 and will run for six weeks in eight wildlife areas known for having the most public

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MDs decry concussion 'hype'
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Global attention is leading to the over-diagnosis of concussions and a wave of paranoia in patients who do not have the condition, say two Winnipeg physicians. Their opinions on the subject have been published in the current edition of a prominent medical journal. Dr. Neil Craton and Dr. Oliver

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Two arrested in dramatic takedown
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POLICE arrested two suspects in a takedown on Selkirk Avenue Sunday in full view of neighbours enjoying the spring day. The episode shut down traffic for about an hour on the busy North End street. A man and a woman inside a rooming house in the 700 block of Selkirk surrendered to police. No

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Windfall could heal hockey
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It would be easy to conclude our beloved national game is broken. Throughout the season, we’ve heard nothing but stories of violence, abuse and dysfunction. On-ice riots in which referees were assaulted. Allegations of racism. Fisticuffs between adults in front of eight-year-old players. It all

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Ste. Anne garage fire sends three to hospital
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AN explosion in the garage of a house on Sunday afternoon in Ste. Anne sent three men to hospital with one man in serious condition with burns. All three men were in the garage when the explosion and subsequent fire occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the garage of the home, located 42 kilometres…

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Maple Leafs' playoff hopes take hit with loss to Jets
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Listless at times and outplayed much of Saturday night by Winnipeg Jets team that’s not in playoff contention, the Toronto Maple Leafs left Air Canada Centre for perhaps the final time this season with a 4-2 loss that all but ended their post-season aspirations.

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Why Not Live in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Geography Project 2011: Which city is the best place to live in. “Winnipeg, Manitoba”

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Cabbie Presents – Winnipeg Jets: Living Situation
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Cabbie interviews some of the Winnipeg Jets about their living situations in the city. Anyone noticed at around 1:41, Andrew Ladd is about to talk about his …

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Anaheim Ducks 4 Goal Comeback vs Winnipeg Jets (3/31/14)
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Anaheim Ducks Comeback 4 Goal Comeback vs Winnipeg Jets Anaheim Ducks Amazing 4 Goal Comeback vs Winnipeg Jets Stephane Robidas Overtime Goal Ryan Getzlaf Go…

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Partisan poll supervisors could lead to intimidation on election day, say critics
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Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Man.) said the electoral system has been evolving to become more independent from parties. After serving as a Manitoba MLA before moving to federal politics, he said he was surprised to learn about the …

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Explosion Injures Three
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Manitoba’s Office of the Fire Commissioner is investigating the cause of an explosion that injured three people. The Ste. Anne Fire Department was called to a home in the community 50 km southeast of Winnipeg around 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Fire Chief Ken Dayment tells 680 CJOB the gas explosion in the garage triggered a […]

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WPS Arrest Pair Following Gun Call
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Winnipeg Police have arrested pair of suspects following a stand-off. Just before noon Sunday, five or six officers drew their weapons outside a home in the 700-block of Selkirk Avenue. Officers were responding to reports of a gun being seen. A man and woman turned themselves over without incident. The area was blocked off for […]

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Selby should be sorry for 'dead babies' remark: Tories
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The use of a dead baby counter-attack has put the province’s health minister under fire and the opposition says an apology to the families is due.

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Selby should read 502-page inquest into 1994 deaths of 12 babies
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Health Minister Erin Selby may want to read the 502-page inquest report into the 1994 deaths of 12 infants at Health Sciences Centre before she makes any more tasteless comments about the tragic events.

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Former MPI Marilyn McLaren president back on Crown corp. payroll
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Former Manitoba Public Insurance president and CEO Marilyn McLaren has only been retired six weeks, but she’s expected to be back on the Crown corporation’s payroll as a consultant for an undisclosed amount of money.

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Liverpool retakes top spot in Premier League after Gerrard strikes twice from penalty spot
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LONDON – Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after two penalties from captain Steven Gerrard helped his team beat West Ham 2-1 Sunday to remain firmly in the hunt for the club’s first league title since 1990. Liverpool’s ninth win in a row restored a two-point lead over Chelsea

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Public prosecutor not consulted on new role planned in election law overhaul
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OTTAWA – The Harper government did not consult the director of public prosecutions about its controversial plan to put him in charge of the investigative arm of Elections Canada — a move that departs from a long-standing principle that prosecutors and investigators should be kept

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Book lovers, foodies feast on Books2Eat at Millennium Library
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Folks were chowing down at Books2Eat at Millennium Library on Saturday.

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Two cuffed at Selkirk Avenue standoff
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Police took two suspects into custody after a standoff at a house on the 700-block of Selkirk Avenue on Sunday.

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College Hockey News: Lowell's Hellebuyck Signs With Winnipeg
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College Hockey News: Massachusetts-Lowell sophomore goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will forgoe his final two seasons of eligibility after signing a three-year entry-level contract witht he Winnipeg Jets worth $925000 …

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Winnipeg Jets eliminated from playoff contention … – Global News
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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Mauricewatched his team's playoff hopes die with a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

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Penguins notebook: Martin returns, boosts defense | TribLIVE
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Penguins defenseman Paul Martin, shown here putting a hit on New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit in this photo from March 2013 is expected to return to the lineup Thursday in Winnipeg. Penguins forwards have …

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