Assiniboine River crests in Brandon

The Assiniboine River has crested at Brandon at levels lower than the 2011 flood, the province announced today. East of Brandon, communities are bracing for the floodwater surge to arrive, Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton said today. Water levels around one foot higher than 2011 are… Read More

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Charge upgraded to murder in Stobbe shooting

The Canada Day shooting death of a well-liked Winnipeg woman at a downtown apartment was no accident, homicide investigators now believe. Michele Stobbe, 28, was slain — not the victim of a firearm mishap, police alleged on Sunday. Stobbe was shot to death inside a 21st-floor apartment at… Read More

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Man, 44, faces drug charges

A 44-year-old man faces several drug and weapons charges after police discovered a marijuana grow operation at a home in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue Friday. Police executed a warrant at the home where they said they seized 112 marijuana plants, 258 grams of dry marijuana, 70 grams of […]

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Police issue warning about dogs in hot cars

Police are asking motorists with pets not to leave their animals cooped up in sweltering vehicles this summer. In recent days, Winnipeg police have responded to reports of pets being left unattended inside vehicles during the daytime heat. Police issued a news release today asking members of… Read More

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Hot, humid day ahead

It’s already a hot, humid and windy day in Winnipeg. By 9 a.m. the temperature had risen to 21 Celsius but felt like 27 C with the humidity, Environment Canada reported. Today, northwest winds gusting from 40 to 60 kilometres per hour are expected with partly sunny skies, a high […]

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The first Folk Fest

This Wednesday, the 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off at Birds Hill Park with a mainstage show headlined by legendary blues artist Bonnie Raitt. The multi-day outdoor festival has become one of Canada’s premier summer events, drawing fans from across the continent. But if founding father, Read More

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SUNDAY blog july 6

Late last month, I was in Winnipeg and elsewhere in southern Manitoba for a roundtable and a series of field visits. Representing the Green Economy Network — a national alliance of civil-society organizations committed to transforming our economy in response to environmental challenges, notably Read More

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Real estate report rankles readers

Readers were angry to learn details of a damning report on real estate transactions by the City of Winnipeg, although few seem surprised by the findings. If we had a crack-addicted loudmouth bully for a mayor, he could not have done more damage to the public interest than the one […]

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