Child abductor to be sentenced next week

The sentencing hearing for a Winnipeg man who abducted his two children and then hid them in Mexico for four years is expected to resume in one week. Kevin Maryk is in legal limbo after pleading guilty in one of the province’s most notorious missing persons cases. Crown and defence […]

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Some areas of Delta Beach evacuated

DELTA BEACH — A handful of Delta Beach residents remain on high alert today wondering if the coming flood waters will force them out of their homes. With the Assiniboine River now expected to crest at the Portage Diversion late Tuesday or Wednesday morning, the province announced this… Read More

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Reggae to rock Exchange District

Fans of world music who want to stay in the city can head to Old Market Square this weekend for the ninth annual Soca-Reggae Music Festival. The fest, headlined by Jamaican reggae star Freddie McGregor and Montreal’s Jah Cutta, begins Friday (6 p.m. to midnight), continues Saturday (noon Read More

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Missing Winnipeg man’s body found in lake

KENORA, Ont. — The body of a swimmer missing in a northwestern Ontario lake over the weekend has been recovered. Ontario Provincial Police have identified the man as Christopher Silman, 29, of Winnipeg. Police say he was last seen swimming at a cottage near Bigelow Island on Lake of the… […]

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Elgin upgrades propsed

Civic administrators want to revive a small street that was the scene of key events in the 1919 General Strike. The proposal is for an extensive streetscaping effort on Elgin Avenue, from Lily to Bertha streets. That portion of Elgin, in the east Exchange, was nicknamed Hell’s Alley after Read […]

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Committee approves Forks development

A proposal for the development of the last remaining parcels of vacant land at The Forks was endorsed by a civic committee this morning. The preliminary plan for a mixed-use development, including residential high-rise buildings, two parkades, a tiered park and urban plaza, was approved by the… Read More

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Manitoba security guards to get raises

The province is bringing in new standards and a bump in wages for Manitoba’s security guards. The move, announced today by Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun, is the latest step in a process to bring in stricter guidelines to the growing private security guard industry. It began… Read More

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