Mom rips judge over remark

Manitoba’s longest-serving judge said the victim of a high-profile child-abduction case didn’t suffer as much as portrayed in court because he likely wasn’t going to be a “rocket scientist” anyway. The remark by provincial court Judge Ted Lismer came earlier this week at the sentencing hearing Read More

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Criminal-negligence charge in fatal shooting

An accidental shooting following a party at a downtown apartment suite on Canada Day has seen a Winnipeg woman’s life cut tragically short. Michele Stobbe, 28, was identified by police Wednesday as the victim of a serious gunshot wound inside a 21st-floor suite at 72 Donald St. just before 3 […]

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Watching and waiting

VIRDEN — Exhausted residents here have done everything they can. Now, all they can do is sit, wait and ask — what next? The area breathed a brief sigh of relief Wednesday as Monday’s deluge began to recede, but water now threatens to flow from Saskatchewan into the southwest corner […]

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Parcel Four emerges yet again

When Winnipeg’s elected officials finish arguing over whether to call a real estate investigation an audit, a review or yet another embarrassing thingamajig, they’ll be forced to accept yet another ugly revelation about Parcel Four. This humble gravel parking lot near The Forks is the municipal Read More

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Katz’s masterful manipulation

A train wreck. When discussing the performance of government on a matter of public policy, the metaphor implies the sudden and violent cessation of progress, a derailing of priorities and destruction of process and order. And a train wreck is exactly what we have right now at Winnipeg City Hall. […]

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Gloves off over city hall audit

A war of words is swirling around the damning audit of city hall property transactions. Critics on council are slamming the 192-page report from consulting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst and Young), questioning its credibility because the firm titled the document a review rather than an audit Read More

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Central figures call report a big waste

TWO people at the centre of Winnipeg’s real estate audit are calling the report a waste of time and money. Former Winnipeg chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl and Shindico Realty president and CEO Sandy Shindleman expressed disbelief they were not interviewed as part of consulting firm EY’s Read More

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ATV thefts end in 34 charges against teens

Two teens are facing 34 charges after four all-terrain vehicles were stolen, RCMP report. The thefts were reported early Canada Day — three quads had been stolen from the Portage la Prairie area and one was stolen from the Westbourne area. With the assistance of Amaranth RCMP, D Division Read […]

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