Killer lies to parole board, loses freedom

A convicted killer is back behind bars after getting caught lying to parole board officials about how he was spending his free time in the community. Conrad Johnson, 35, of Winnipeg had his unescorted temporary absences revoked earlier this month, documents obtained Thursday by the Free Press Read More

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Get ready for some more rain

Gather two of every animal and start building that ark. Following Thursday’s deluge in the Manitoba capital, the forecast from Environment Canada for Winnipeg calls for more of the wet stuff today. There’s a 60 per cent chance of showers this morning and afternoon, with a slight… Read More

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Snubbed candidates fuming

The Downtown BIZ is drawing heavy criticism for its decision to exclude three candidates from its upcoming mayoral debate. The BIZ invited five candidates — Brian Bowman, Gord Steeves, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck and Robert-Falcon Ouellette — but not the other three registered Read More

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Widespread flooding as storm swamps city

Torrential downpours Thursday night caused the cancellation several events, flooded buildings, washed out roads and trapped drivers in flash floods. The Goldeyes baseball game and races at the Red River Co-op Speedway were cancelled. Reports on Twitter showed flooding at Polo Park shopping Read More

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Dad’s slaying devastated teen

Tina Fontaine’s last few years were filled with sadness and darkness, much of it, family members say, triggered by the violent killing of her father. The 2011 slaying of Eugene Fontaine at Sagkeeng First Nation started the girl’s downward slide. She became a chronic runaway, was exploited on the Read […]

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Harper rejects inquiry demand

PRIME Minister Stephen Harper has rejected suggestions the death of a 15-year-old native girl in Winnipeg is a sign of an epidemic of violence against aboriginal women and girls that requires a public inqury. Harper issued condolences to Tina Fontaine’s family and friends but stuck to his Read More

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Heavy rains cause flooding around Winnipeg

Torrential downpours have cancelled several events and flooded buildings in the city. Both the Goldeyes game and races at the Red River Co-op Speedway have been cancelled. Reports on Twitter showed flooding at Polo Park shopping centre, as well as at the planetarium by the Manitoba… Read More

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