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Victims’ Bill of Rights: “this is a start…”
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The Federal Government unveiled it’s Victims’ Bill of Rights Thursday afternoon, in an effort to provide victims and their families a clear right to information, protection, participation and restitution.  Joe Wamback , founder of the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation (CCVR) says while this is start in the right direction, the Bill fails to address Mandatory […]

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PC’s Say NDP Tampered With Freedom Of Information Request
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Manitoba’s Opposition Party is accusing the Selinger government of withholding an email requested through the freedom of information process. The Progressive Conservatives filed two FIPPA requests for the same information related to former Immigration Minister Christine Melnick’s involvement in inviting civil servants to a debate at the Legislature. The first request was sent out in […]

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Woman awaiting murder retrial denied bail
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A Manitoba woman facing a new murder trial in the conspiracy killing of a former pro wrestler won’t win back her freedom as she awaits a new day in court. Rita Cushnie, 59, learned today she was being denied bail while awaiting her retrial for first-degree murder in connection with the death of

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Flood risk remains low, despite recent snowfall
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The province revised its spring flood outlook for southern Manitoba today as a result of recent significant snowfall in the Red River Basin and in North Dakota and Minnesota. Highway 75 is still expected to remain open and the Red River Floodway not expected to be used. But the province said

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City councillor's petition to abandon rapid transit funding sees "overwhelming" support
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Coun. Scott Fielding says the number of people who’ve signed his online petition is proof of “overwhelming” support from Winnipeggers that city hall should abandon the second phase of the dedicated bus corridor. Fielding said more than 1,700 people have signed his petition…

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Steve Miller Band brings classic rock jams to MTS Centre
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The Steve Miller Band doesn’t exactly have a small catalogue to pull from. The blues-rock titans’ discography spans over four decades and includes 18 studio albums (including a Miller solo effort), three live albums, seven greatest hits packages and 30 singles. And SMB is still

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Manitoba hockey team in danger of folding seeks support
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A 25-year-old Manitoba junior hockey team that has churned out more than one NHL player is now in danger of folding.

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Source of deadly pig virus on Manitoba farm a mystery: officials
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Investigators say the source of a deadly pig virus that turned up on a Manitoba farm remains a mystery.

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Further wind power development not viable: Manitoba Hydro
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Manitoba’s former energy minister is slamming Manitoba Hydro over their lack of investment in wind power.

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Olli Jokinen is Jets nominee for Bill Masterton Trophy – Winnipeg Sun
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Olli Jokinen is the Winnipeg Jets nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given annually to the NHL player who most displays the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The 35-year-old Jokinen …

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Manitoba government accused of withholding email
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WINNIPEG – The official Opposition is accusing the Manitoba government of withholding an email about a former minister's role in a controversial immigration debate. The Progressive Conservatives say they filed two freedom-of-information requests …

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Safeway ends Club Card
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Instead, all customers will now benefit from store savings on groceries with the old 'club price' tags being replaced by new 'sale' tags. “Our focus is on making sure we're responding to our customers and one less card in their wallet or purse is …

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Jets honeymoon may be over, but fans still preaching patience
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It's now three straight seasons in Winnipeg, seven in a row as a franchise since Atlanta with no playoffs. Despite the disappointment, fans still believe their dedication will one day pay off. “Just because they're not doing too well doesn't mean we're …

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Jesus Christ Superstar At MTS Centre July 4th
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking musical Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to MTS Centre Friday, July 4th. The rock musical, which debuted in 1971, chronicles the last six days of the life of Jesus through the eyes of tragic figure Judas. There’s quite the cast of rock, pop, and R & B superstars. […]

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MB Flood Forecast Largely Unchanged
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Manitoba flood officials have updated the Province’s flood forecast after all that recent snow in North Dakota and Minnesota. While the flood risk on the Red River south of Winnipeg is approaching a predicted unfavourable weather scenario, that only means we may see some minor to moderate flooding.  Unless there’s a major storm in the next […]

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Bail Denied For Accused In Pro Wrestler Murder-For-Hire
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A Manitoba woman accused of first degree murder in the death of a former pro wrestler has been denied bail. Rita Cushnie, 60, was previously found guilty of being involved in the 2007 murder-for-hire of former wrestler Ivan Radocaj at his Interlake area home. That conviction was overturned last year by the Manitoba Court of […]

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Worst Winter For Cold
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Environment Canada has crunched the numbers and determined this was the worst winter of your life if you live in Winnipeg. It is the coldest winter on record since 1898, a full six degrees below normal on average from December through March. Senior climatologist Dave Phillips sums up just how brutal it was. “The number […]

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Ladd talks Missing Playoffs; Blues Head to Finals
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We’ll hear from Andrew Ladd at 6:12. He’ll talk about his thoughts on missing the playoffs once again. CJOB’s Keith McCullough joins us at 6:22. He has the latest on the banned minor hockey parents. An appeal has been set, and he’ll tell us what the parents are saying. Then at 6:35 I’ll talk with […]

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Tories accuse NDP of tampering with freedom of information
                            
                            
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A “smoking gun” email allegedly hidden from an access to information request has the Tories accusing the NDP of tampering with Manitoba’s freedom of information laws.

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Flooding still unlikely, but floodway could open
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The province’s latest flood forecast indicates there is a 10% chance the Red River Floodway will be operated this year.

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Hockey parents set to fight ban
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The appeal date for a Winnipeg couple banned from attending their eight-year-old son’s hockey games has been set for April 16.

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Couple's appeal against rink suspension to be heard April 16
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A Winnipeg couple is appealing the three-year suspension handed down by Hockey Winnipeg following an ugly scene at a minor hockey game in Fargo, N.D. earlier this year. Peter Woods, executive director of Hockey Manitoba, confirmed the couple is scheduled to face off against Hockey Winnipeg in

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Tories cry foul over FIPPA request
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The provincial Tories are crying foul over the government’s handling of a freedom of information request concerning a scandal involving a former cabinet minister. The Conservatives filed an access to information request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

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Manitoba police continue crackdown on cellphone-using drivers
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Manitoba Public Insurance is once again asking drivers to put down the phone. The crown corporation, along with a half-dozen police agencies across the province, is targeting drivers who continue to use handheld electronic devices when behind the wheel. A continuation of an initiative that

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No charges after dogs killed girl
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No charges will be laid in the death of a girl dogs killed near Oakbank last month. Gracie Herntier-Clark, 7, was playing outside when two Alaskan malamutes mauled her while she was visiting family friends March 16. The Grade 2 student from the St. Andrews area was familiar with the dogs. It’s

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PS4's?
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any ps4s in Winnipeg? submitted by hatmano [link] [1 comment]

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Winnireg Jets, the NBA team apparently
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Geology not behind Winnipeg's frozen pipes problem, says expert
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A retired geophysicist says a map of Winnipeg homes and businesses at highest risk of developing frozen water pipes suggests the problem cannot be caused by geology.

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Police bust sophisticated Brokenhead, Man., grow-op
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WINNIPEG – RCMP say they have taken down a sophisticated marijuana grow operation in the rural municipality of Brokenhead. Police seized about 300 plants along with lighting and venting equipment, a police news release said. Onofrio Romolo, 47, faces …

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Tuesday Dumps: Surviving Sunday, Women's Elite Combine …
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Can't make it to the Women's Elite Combine hosted by Seattle Riot, Seattle Underground, and Puget Sound Seismic? Check out the drills they'll be doing here. Check out Winnipeg General Strike's preparation video for …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 77: Winnipeg Jets | The Pensblog
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Pittsburgh Penguins (48-23-5) @ Winnipeg Jets (34-33-10) Root Sports, TSN-Jets – 8:00 pm/et. MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB. MTS_CENTRE_b. Paul Martin is back! Also, the Pens can clinch the Metro division today. STATS …

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Hockey Canada’s Bob Nicholson Stepping Down As President And CEO
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Bob Nicholson, President and CEO of Hockey Canada is stepping down. The official announcement should be made tomorrow.  I will be talking to Peter Woods who is Executive Director of Hockey Manitoba. Peter will tells us the work Bob has done and the impact this will have on hockey in Canada. Tonight is Game Night […]

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Anja Niedringhaus, slain in Afghanistan, acclaimed AP photographer of life and death
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Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars’ unwitting

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Quebec political leaders enter final stretch of what has been a dirty campaign
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MONTREAL – Quebec’s quarrelling political leaders have found common ground as they enter the final stretch of the election campaign: they agree this has been the dirtiest of races. Quebecers will cast their ballots in Monday’s vote, a snap election called by Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois

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Total properties without water climbs to 2,359
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Another 15 properties have reported frozen water lines since Thursday. That brings the total of properties that have been without water since November to 2,359. City hall issued its daily “frozen pipes” update this afternoon. The number of properties on the waiting list for thawing services…

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"Winnipeg is…" a roundup of this week's tweets on life in the 'Peg
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We scoured the Twitterverse for posts this week that included the phrase “Winnipeg is…” to bring you this roundup of the state of affairs in Winnipeg. Can’t see the Storify window below? Try viewing it in a new window.

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Safeway eliminates club card
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If you notice the check-out lines at Canada Safeway stores moving a little quicker today it might be because the grocery company terminated its Safeway Club Card program as of today. The program has been operating for 16 years and was one of the longest running loyalty cards in the

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Woman loses fight to ditch her HIV charge
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A Manitoba woman accused of sexual assault by allegedly transmitting HIV to a man through unprotected sex has lost her fight to get her case thrown out of court due to delay. Marjorie Schenkels, 27, will face trial later this year despite her protests that Manitoba justice officials’ tactics led

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