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Australian PM says searchers confident signals are from missing plane
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PERTH, Australia – Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday, raising hopes they are near solving one of aviation’s most perplexing mysteries. Tony Abbott told reporters in

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Spring takes a break from Manitoba
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A snowfall warning has been issued for Friday by Environment Canada. It covers much of southwestern Manitoba, where up to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall from Friday evening into Saturday morning.

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Report shaves $10M from next phase of rapid transit: director
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Winnipeg’s Transit boss tried to calm fears that the second phase of the bus corridor project is spiraling out of control. But the project’s harshest critics remain doubtful. Transit director Dave Wardrop’s verbal update on the project at today’s finance committee

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Fun Easter gift ideas from #Hasbro and #Target – And an amazing giveaway too!!
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If you’re looking for some gift ideas from the Easter Bunny, Target and Hasbro have you covered!! So many fun choices, and from now until April 24th at Target all Hasbro games are 30% off!!! Lots of great choices for non-candy gifts for Easter (and any other occasion!) Always fun to pick up some new […]

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Bell of Batoche may not be from Batoche, CBC documentary reveals
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The Bell of Batoche was returned to the Métis Nation in Saskatchewan last summer after being taken by Canadian soldiers 128 years ago. However, new evidence was recently uncovered by CBC’s documentary unit revealing this is not the bell people think it is.

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Pedestrian hit in Saturday crash dies from injuries
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WINNIPEG – A pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Donald Street and Broadway at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday has died, police say. The 23-year-old woman was crossing the eastbound lanes of Broadway when she was hit, police said.

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Thieves copy Winnipeg Iceplex keys, steal from hockey players
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WINNIPEG – Police believe three men stole dressing room keys at the MTS Iceplex, copied them and returned them – then later used the copies to steal from hockey players. A Crime Stoppers video re-enactment released Tuesday shows men grabbing the …

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Cat disappears from Brandon home, reappears in water well
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A Brandon cat did an impressive vanishing act this weekend after disappearing from her family’s home only to turn up in an old water well.

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winnipeg—World’s Best Airports 2012 – Top 20 from Skytrax
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i just thought this was a really cool video so i thought i would share it.

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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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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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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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Newest Reddit employee is from Winnipeg
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Congrats Tavish (/u/Acidtwist) http://www.redditblog.com/2014/04/welcome-tavish-lindsey-and-nina.html I think I might be the only one who finds this really cool. submitted by Reddidactyl [link] [12 comments]

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ATVs stolen from Manitoba shop despite 12 security cameras
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Twelve security cameras and a locked gate weren’t enough to protect a Manitoba business from thieves who stole $100,000 worth of all-terrain vehicles and other merchandise this week.

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Search agency says underwater hunt for black box from missing jet to begin
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PERTH, Australia – The Australian head of the agency searching for the missing Malaysian passenger jet says U.S. Navy equipment will begin its underwater hunt Friday for the jet’s black boxes. Air crews and ships have been searching for weeks for a sign of Flight 370, which went missing on March…

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Teams must make sure banned parents stay away from son's games
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The three-year suspension handed to a local couple by Hockey Winnipeg will need to be supervised by their son’s future teams and minor hockey organizations. Hockey Winnipeg penalized the husband and wife for their role in an altercation that occurred in the opposing team’s dressing room

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Couple barred from games
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Hockey Winnipeg has penalized a local couple for three years for their role in an altercation in the opposing team’s dressing room last February. The Winnipeg husband and wife were involved in the altercation in Fargo, N.D., on Feb. 8. Their eight-year-old son plays for the River East Royals…

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No reprieve from frozen waterlines
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While the winter just won’t end, neither will the onslaught of frozen water pipes on Winnipeg properties. New statistics released by the City of Winnipeg on Monday showed that there were 23 new reports of frozen water pipes since Saturday. The total is 2,282 reports of frozen pipes this

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Jets Recall Three from IceCaps
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The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have recalled Ben Chiarot, Michael Hutchinson and Zach Redmond from the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. 22-year-old left-handed defenceman Chiarot has played 63 games with the IceCaps this season. He has recorded 17 points and 85 penalty minutes. Originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 120th overall […]

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The View from Winnipeg — LA Kings Insider
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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Gary Lawless: Jets can't escape from L.A. The Jets skated like world-beaters on Thursday in a win over the San Jose Sharks but Saturday night in Los Angeles they looked star-struck as the Kings …

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TransCanada from Headingley to Portage la Prairie reopened; RCMP issue advisory
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Highway 1 from Headingley to Portage la Prairie has been reopened, though the RCMP still issue an advisory for poor driving conditions due to drifting snow, blowing snow, icy conditions, and high winds. As always, RCMP advise to use caution when driving on this part of Highway 1 by reducing…

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I left a boom mic on the bus (60 from the UoM to downtown aprox. 3:00-4:00 PM)
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Anybody find it? It's a rental from the University of Manitoba's film department. It was in a hard black case about a foot long. Nothing was inside it except for the microphone. Otherwise, does somebody know where I can find a good, sturdy rope? Thanks much. submitted by Bezdelnik82 [link] [3 comments]

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Petition calls for Junos to cut Thicke from Sunday broadcast
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Producers and two of the hosts at the 2014 Juno Awards are shrugging off an online petition to remove Robin Thicke from the lineup of Sunday’s broadcast. A petition at Change.org calls on the Juno Awards to cancel Thicke’s appearance, saying his song Blurred Lines “contributes

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Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine; Obama urges Russia to pull troops back from border
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. The White House says Putin called Obama on Friday while the president was travelling internationally. The White House says Obama urged Russia to

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Juno-nominated soprano cherishes music from her husband
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The recording is called Troubador & the Nightingale and features soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian singing exotic and atmospheric music by Maurice Ravel, Sayat-Nova and Serouj Kradjian.

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Winnipeg Transit at it's finest [x/post from r/WTF]
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Provinces hand over aboriginal death records from residential school period
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VANCOUVER – The death records of tens of thousands of First Nations children who died during the time residential schools were operating in Canada have been handed over to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Several provincial governments gave up the records to the commission, which will…

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TRC piecing fragments from history's shadows to find the missing children
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… NDP New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Ottawa police Prime Minister Stephen Harper Quebec RCMP Saskatchewan Tar sands Toronto Truth and Reconciliation Commission Vancouver Water Winnipeg Yellowknife Yukon …

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Petition seeks to ban Robin Thicke from Winnipeg Juno Awards
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An online petition to get singer Robin Thicke removed from the Winnipeg Juno Awards show now has more than 800 names.

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Bombers acquire QB from Tiger-Cats, release Goltz
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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers acquired quarterback Brian Brohm from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Monday for a conditional pick in the 2015 CFL draft. The club also released quarterback Justin Goltz. Brohm appeared in one exhibition game last …

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Kelekis sign comes down from famous Winnipeg restaurant
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An iconic piece of Winnipeg’s North End, the Kelekis Restaurant sign, came down on Thursday.

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Winnipeg Jets distance team from fans' #HelmetPardy stunt | Puck …
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From Yahoo Sports: The Winnipeg Jets have responded to the fan planned #HelmetPardy night on Thursday at MTS Centre during their game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The idea encouraged attending fans to show up …

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Winnipeg Gets New Fire Chief From Prince George
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The President of the Winnipeg Firefighters Union says there’s a new Fire Chief in town. Alex Forrest tells 680 CJOB,  the former Chief of Prince George’s Fire Department John Lane has taken the job in Winnipeg. “Yes. As a matter of fact, I’ve known him for a number of years. I worked with him when […]

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Here's an old shot from Breezy Point or as it was called the "end of Main"
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submitted by wpgken [link] [6 comments]

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Pop-up shop features products from young entrepreneurs
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A one-stop pop-up shop has opened at Portage Place. The store called Launch It! was created through a partnership with Downtown Winnipeg Biz and Portage Place. It features seven different entrepreneurs from across the city. Lennard Taylor has been a …

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Lucky cat gets police rescue from rush hour traffic in Winnipeg
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A frantic feline was saved by police officers in downtown Winnipeg during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.

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Jockey club withdraws from court battle over betting licence
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The Manitoba Jockey Club has pulled out of a court challenge over the future of the Assiniboia Downs betting licence. Late last year, the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission threatened to yank the track's licence over a development deal with Peguis First …

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City admits mistake in evicting aquatic hall from Pan Am Pool
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The Aquatic Hall of Fame is returning to its home at the Pan Am Pool. A last-minute settlement has been reached in a 2007 lawsuit between the hall and the City of Winnipeg, which will see the hall’s collection returned on display at the Pan Am. A report to city council states the city will […]

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Second case of measles confirmed in Manitoba – this person is from the University of Manitoba
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Authorities say 2 more bodies recovered from mudslide
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ARLINGTON, Wash. – Rescuers slogging through muck and rain Tuesday in a desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide in Wasington state have instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight. The announcement by Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots…

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Police seize drugs, cash from St. Vital home
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