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BC Lions Sign Andrew Harris to Extension Through 2015 Season
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BC Lions running back Andrew Harris has signed a contract extension with the club that will keep him with the team until 2015.  Andrew will join me right off the top of the show to discuss what lead him to the decision to stick with the Lions.  The Winnipeg Jets have returned 2-2-1 from their […]

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Boaters Should Get Ready For Spring
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With the Lake Winnipeg ice still almost two meters thick it’s likely you won’t be taking out the boat until May. But don’t despair. The host of Stapon Outdoors on 680 CJOB Craig Stapon says now is a very good time to make sure you are ready to go when all the snow and ice […]

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Different Versions Of Ugly Clash At Fargo Hockey Tournament
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There are two different versions of what happened earlier this year at a hockey tournament in Fargo that has led to the banning of Two hockey parents from all Hockey Winnipeg activities for three years. Christine and Leon Belandiuk barged into the opposing dressing room to confront the Selkirk team’s coach claiming his players had […]

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River Park South Residents Lose Power For Several Hours
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A power outage effected  about 175 Manitoba Hydro customers in the River Park South area well into the night on Wednesday. Hydro spokesman Anthony Koop says power was knocked out for about 600 customers during the  afternoon by an underground fault. Most of the service was restored by around 4:30pm with the exception of the […]

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Shewfelt, Klassen, men's rowing eight inducted into Olympic Hall of Fame
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CALGARY – Kyle Shewfelt’s Olympic gold medal in gymnastics shines bright a decade later because it is the first and only of its kind in Canada. Unlike the Olympic champion who has a teammate or hero to follow or emulate, Shewfelt blazed his own trail to win the floor routine in 2004. He is the

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Industry Canada says participants in wireless spectrum auction have paid up
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OTTAWA – Industry Minister James Moore says telecom companies that took part in the wireless spectrum auction in January that raised a record $5.27 billion have paid up in full for their licences. Moore made the announcement on Twitter in a short tweet about the 700 megahertz spectrum auction,

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Instagram bug hides users' most recent photos, company says it is fixing problem
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Instagram says it is fixing a bug that has hidden users’ photos on its mobile app from the past several days. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said on Twitter Wednesday that it is working on fixing a temporary glitch that is showing photos from several days ago. It did not

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NDP says leaky landfill a concern, but minister says nearby water quality is OK
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SASKATOON – The Opposition NDP is raising concerns that contaminated groundwater, known as leachate, is leaking from the Saskatoon landfill. New Democrat Cathy Sproule (sproll) says a groundwater monitoring report indicates that the leachate has likely reached the South Saskatchewan

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NASA cuts ties with Russia over Ukraine crisis; co-operation with space station continues
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After insisting that space relations wouldn’t be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station. NASA employees can’t travel to Russia or host visitors until further notice. They’re also barred

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Map shows Winnipeg properties at risk of frozen pipes
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For the first time, residents know some of the city hot spots where properties are in danger of developing frozen pipes.

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St. Amant launches program for parents of autistic children
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The Manitoba government is spending $622,000 on a new parent support service at St. Amant that will help families with autistic children, officials announced as part of World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday.

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Lake Manitoba hockey players were provoked by refs, says fan
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A Lake Manitoba woman who saw a bantam hockey game turn into a brawl says the young players feel terrible about what happened but believe they were provoked by the referees.

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Hockey parents get 3-year ban for dressing-room brawl
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A Winnipeg mother and father have been been banned from watching their eight-year-old son play hockey for three years after they got into a fist fight with the opposing team’s coaches during a kids tournament in Fargo, N.D., earlier this year.

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Media Advisory: Affordable Seniors' Housing Opens in Winnipeg
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Marketwired – March 27, 2014) – The federal and provincial governments will celebrate the official opening of a new affordable housing project in Winnipeg. Media are invited to join the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State …

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Winnipeg's Outsourced Waste Collection Service Performance Tops 99.8% with …
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Winnipeg waste collection service performance topped 99.8% as Canada's own Emterra Environmental completed year one of a multi-year agreement, according to statistics compiled from the City of …

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Media advisory: Legislative Assembly to get spots checked – Winnipeg …
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Media advisory: Legislative Assembly to get spots checked – Winnipeg dermatologists host skin cancer screening. OTTAWA, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ – On Monday, April 7 dermatologists will check members and staff of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly at a skin …

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The birds are enjoying the warmer weather
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Why you should remove ice before it falls on it's own. (x-post/various subreddits)
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Winnipeg Jets fan miffed over team holding season ticket holders …
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A Winnipeg Jets season-ticket holder says the NHL team is taking advantage of its rabid fans.

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Snowmobile crash kills woman in Gods Lake
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WINNIPEG – A 27-year-old woman is dead after a snowmobile hit a dock on Gods Lake on Tuesday. Gods Lake Narrows RCMP were called to the collision at about 2:30 p.m., they said in a news release. The woman, who was riding the snowmobile alone, …

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A Winnipeg Monopoly
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Have you seen the Winnipeg Monopoly game? It’s a little different than regular Monopoly. Instead of going to jail, your pipes freeze.

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The 2014 Cornflower Gala
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Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis (ALS) otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease or Motor Neuron Disease is a fatal, rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that affects approximately 3,000 Canadians and more than 275 Manitobans. ALSmb.ca  is intended to offer comprehensive information about ALS, about the ALS Society of Manitoba, information for people with ALS and their caregivers, health care […]

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Ammonia leak contained at north Winnipeg warehouse
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Winnipeg emergency crews have contained an ammonia leak at a Sobeys warehouse near the 1800 block of Inkster Boulevard.

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Royal Manitoba Winter Fair underway in Brandon
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Organizers of the 107th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, Man., are expecting to see more than 100,000 people at the Keystone Centre for this week’s agricultural exhibition.

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Police investigate homicide after body found in apartment
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Winnipeg police are investigating a homicide after finding the body of a male in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue.

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Gun charges laid after shots fired twice on Seven Oaks Avenue
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Two men face firearms charges after shots were fired at a house on Seven Oaks Avenue twice this week, in a case that police say is gang-related.

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Charges laid in repeated shootings at West Kildonan-area home
                            
                            
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Police have formally charged two men they picked up Tuesday following back-to-back shoot-ups of a West Kildonan-area home.

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Suspect sought in triple stabbing
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Police are looking for a Winnipeg man after multiple stabbings March 26.

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Homicide at Elgin Avenue seniors’ complex
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A low-income seniors apartment block in the inner city is at the centre of the city’s latest homicide investigation.

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Rob Ford votes against congratulating Olympic athletes, then asks for re-vote
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TORONTO – Rob Ford had an oops moment Wednesday when he voted against city council motions on naming a Toronto street in honour of Nelson Mandela and congratulating Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The controversial Toronto mayor — who was the only one to vote against the motions —

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Law enforcement officials say 4 people killed in shooting at US Army's Fort Hood
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FORT HOOD, Texas – A gunman opened fire Wednesday at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on…

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Police investigating death on Elgin
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Police are investigating a homicide Tuesday afternoon in the Centennial neighbourhood. At about 3 p.m., police were called to an apartment building in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue. There, police found a dead man in a suite. An autopsy is pending and the cause of death has yet to be

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Woman dies after snowmobile collision
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A 27-year-old woman is dead following a snowmobile accident in the Gods Lake Narrows area Tuesday. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Gods Lake Narrows RCMP received a call regarding a collision involving a single snowmobile rider and a dock. The woman, who wasn’t…

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Hockey parents banned for role in brawl at child's tournament in Fargo
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Hockey Winnipeg has announced a three-year ban for a couple involved in a minor hockey altercation at a tournament in Fargo, ND in February. A person with knowledge of the trip told CTV News the game got violent early on, despite the players being only …

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Police hunting for 2 suspects in triple stabbing
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Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects who left a gruesome trail of blood and clothing after three people were stabbed Wednesday.

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Hockey parents file appeal after 3-year ban for Fargo fight
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A Winnipeg couple that has been banned from attending hockey games for three-plus years has filed an appeal with Hockey Manitoba.

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MPI issues warning about potholes
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WINNIPEG – Manitoba Public Insurance is warning about something most drivers have likely already discovered: our pothole pitted streets can lead to dangerous situations and costly repairs. MPI offered some tips Wednesday for driving on cratered streets:.

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Lions sign Harris to contract extension
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The B.C. Lions have signed their Canadian running back to a contract extension through the 2015 season. The Winnipeg native is entering his fifth season with B.C. and has yet to miss a game in his CFL career. The five-foot-11 213-pound Harris, who …

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