An early morning fire has destroyed the Saint-Georges Museum in the community of St. Georges about 120-kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The fire began around 3:30 Saturday morning. Mike Boulet, the president of the museum's board said the central …
A troubled First Nation south of Winnipeg has flipped its leadership a second time in one week. Late… – Local – Winnipeg Free Press.
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I just received my "recommended specs" for the laptop I need for the program, and I feel they are a little excessive: http://imgur.com/CNKtZcV Is there anyone here that's gone through the program recently that has a more reasonable expectation of what I would need? I'm not sure if I'd get burned just for going after […]
The days may be numbered for Manitoba’s smallest public school. Reynolds Community School in Prawda has a projected enrolment of only 4.5 full-time-equivalent students for September in the kindergarten to Grade 6 school that had 84 students in the late 1990s. While the provincial moratorium on
SELKIRK — Officials were buoyed on Friday by the prospect the derelict MS Lord Selkirk might finally sail away to a graveyard. The vessel has been abandoned for 23 years in a slough near a river-side park, Selkirk’s main tourist attraction, and city officials are eager to be rid of the craft
BRANDON — In deciding whether to send embezzler Edith Chalmers to jail, Justice John Menzies had a problem. On one hand, here was an aboriginal woman who’d overcome a horrific childhood to become a model citizen. On the other, she was a former First Nation welfare administrator who stole tens
Repairs to the shuttered Sherbrook Pool took on a bigger scope after the province announced it would contribute to the repair and renovation project at the inner-city facility. Several civic and provincial politicians gathered outside the Sherbrook Street pool Friday to hear Kevin Chief say the
An NDP backbencher has resigned from the legislature for health and family reasons. Frank Whitehead had represented The Pas since 2009. His resignation came on Friday, a day the house doesn’t sit. “After lengthy discussions with health professionals and my family, I’ve made the difficult
Radio Mic After 40 plus years in radio, I'm no longer looking for full-time work, and I'm glad. I'm glad because the business that was so great for so long is now a race to the bottom in many ways. Of all the traditional mainstream media, radio should …
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is exactly one week away, where an estimated 1,200 motorcycles will rev their engines in an effort to fight prostate cancer. The annual fundraiser is May 24 and will depart from Earl's at Polo Park Shopping Centre …
OTTAWA — The International Monetary Fund says the Canadian government should look for ways to clip the wings of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and eventually get out of the mortgage insurance business altogether. The Washington-based …
Steinbach RCMP need your help in finding a person of interest Police report around 8pm on Wednesday a man wearing a black shirt, black skirt, black tights, black high heels and a black wig with a pink stripe was seen at a playground in Steinbach. RCMP would like to speak with this individual […]
The Manitoba and Canadian governments have joined forces to launch a four year, one million dollar program to help reduce flooding and other damage to agricultural lands caused by beavers. The program will also educate farmers and other stakeholders about humane removal methods. Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural development minister Ron Kostyshyn says the damage […]
Churchill – in our province, but a completely different world. A trip to Churchill is on the ‘bucket list’ of many, including myself. We spoke to Melanie Gamache of The Churchill Experience on the Nighthawk about why you should take part in a “tundra safari”. You can hear our conversation, which includes wildlife and history […]
An early lead was all the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ pitching staff needed for Winnipeg’s first win of the very young 2014 season. On the back of an early 3-0 lead and a shutdown pitching effort, the Goldeyes (1-1) beat the Amarillo Sox (1-1) 5-2 Friday night in the Texas city. Goldeyes left fielder Ray Sadler started […]
Three people face several charges following a string of armed robberies in Thompson, Manitoba. RCMP say between May 13 and May 15 during the early morning hours, officers responded to reports of victims being robbed at knife point by suspects wearing masks on the trails in the Eastwood area. One suspect was arrested while fleeing […]
The Canadian Coast Guard’s efforts to clean up the MS Lord Selkirk II, an eyesore that has vexed people in Selkirk, Man., for nearly a quarter of a century were stalled on Friday by a huge block of ice.
Steinbach RCMP are asking people to help them find a man dressed in black wearing tights, heels and a wig.
A kind and humble man at grocery check-out It was one of those mornings when you lift up the carton of milk and realize it’s too light. This means a quick trip to the grocery store is in order before your child needs to go to daycare and you need to go to work. As […]
(NC) — Ecological restoration. By their very nature, bison, or buffalo, are “ecosystem engineers,” their presence triggering physical changes in the landscape that benefit other fauna and flora. By extension, this preserves precious ecosystems and …
Small Farms Manitoba A new online directory now lists Manitoba farms actively offering a wide range of local products. Small Farms Manitoba features 104 farm profiles from across the province. Kalynn Spain, founder and the directory's independent …
The Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have a chance this summer to do something very out of character for them. And though I'm not sure they're willing to go here, I thought that the dots are out there so why not try and connect them?
Would you pay an extra $2 for the privilege of getting better seats in a movie theatre?… – Movies – Winnipeg Free Press.
Winnipeggers will be forgiven for doing a dismayed double take when they see snowflakes on their mid-May five-day forecast.
Winnipeg, as with the humble village or sprawling nation, covets its icons, those symbols of success from which citizens vicariously draw pride and identity. George Taylor Richardson was monumental in his community.
A fire tore through a church built in 1904 southwest of Winnipeg in the community of Starbuck on Friday. It's believed to have started with a grass fire that spread to the church and neighbouring houses. Damage to the church is pegged at half a million …
Researchers in Manitoba hope to learn a lot more about the behaviour patterns of the 80-million-year-old Mosasaur. Canadian Fossil Discovery centre curator, Matt Duda tells 680 CJOB the brain cavity of the reptile decayed first because it was softer tissue and then was replaced by a mineral that turned to rock. It would be […]
The destruction of the 110-year old United Church in Starbuck, Manitoba by fire has prompted the Office of the Fire Commissioner to urge all Manitobans to take precautions this long weekend. Firefighters from the R-M of Macdonald were called Friday afternoon but all they could do was keep the fire from spreading. Two homes on […]
Loved ones of missing and murdered aboriginal women say they hope the RCMP will follow through on recommendations made in a new report and work more closely with families.
Yet another example of the beating Winnipeg streets are taking opened up on Friday.
The Victoria Day long weekend has begun, giving many in Winnipeg a reason to celebrate the unofficial start of summer and say goodbye to a long, cold winter.
What do sheep farmers, disadvantaged youth, ex-soldiers and polar bears have in common? The heir to the throne’s charitable initiatives and interests will be a focus during this current trip to Canada.
He’s always been a happy person, but more people have taken notice of Arnold Barayang lately.
The word “Manitoba” brings a smile to Minoru Maeda. The bags of wheat with the province’s name stamped prominently across the front were a fixture in his family’s post-Second World War Nagasaki bakery. “Manitoba wheat was considered the best for making bread,” said Maeda, 79, between sips of
When Diana Barnowich got a phone call Thursday morning from worried staff at her elderly mother’s assisted-living residence saying her mom was in a rush to leave and mail an envelope, Barnowich knew something was up. That something turned out to be a telephone lottery scam that would have stolen
Canadian journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong often says that in her 25 years of reporting on women and girls in zones of conflict, she hasn’t had a good-news story to tell. Indeed, the gender-based discrimination and violence she regularly reports on is horrifying. Girls being
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