BU professor receives national history award

Brandon University history Prof. Rhonda Hinther has been given a prestigious national award for her career efforts in women’s history, which include films, books, and work with the Canadian Human Rights Museum and the Canadian Museum of History. Hinther received the Marion Dewar Prize,… Read More

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Sunny weather after blustery holiday

Now that the Canada Day extra-long weekend is over, the sun is coming out. Environment Canada predicts nothing but sun for Winnipeg over the next week which is welcome news after a gloomy, rainy and windy holiday. Today’s forecast high is 22 C, with temperatures slated to rise to 31 […]

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Hearts aglow for our country

The remnants of a storm that flooded parts of Manitoba and made Winnipeg wet and windy during the weekend kept many people inside on Canada Day. Though the city had no shortage of things to do — with festivals at The Forks, Osborne Street, Assiniboine Park, St. Boniface and more […]

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Virden bracing for more flooding

The weekend’s flood crisis subsided in some areas on Canada Day, but towns and cities in western Manitoba are bracing for another wave of water coming in from Saskatchewan. Near the provincial border, the town of Virden was the first hit by that second wave of water. On Tuesday night, […]

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Canada Day stabbing leaves one dead

Winnipeg police are investigating a Canada Day double stabbing that has left one man dead and another in critical condition. At about 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the vicinity of Main Street and Broadway Avenue, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday morning. Two men had been… Read More

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Sheegl tops compensation list despite Oct. exit

DESPITE resigning in mid-October, former Winnipeg chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl was the city’s highest-compensated person in 2013. Sheegl made about $235,334 in salary and benefits, before deductions, shows the city’s 2013 compensation disclosure, released this week. That number is Read More

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Abductor hopes kids rejoin him

He ignored a court order, abducted his children from their mother and spent four years on the run in a foreign country before finally being arrested. But Kevin Maryk still plans to return to Mexico upon his release from prison — and believes his kids will one day rejoin him […]

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How to win: Meet voters face-to-face

That sound you’re hearing is the collision of two great Canadian traditions. Summer and election campaigns. Federal and provincial politicians (both incumbents and nominated candidates) have already begun their summer of campaigning; after the last council meeting on July 16, Winnipeg’s elected… Read More

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Rules would’ve kept out Aspers, Schreyers

MANITOBA would be missing many prominent citizens if today’s immigration restrictions were in place when their ancestors arrived, a Canada Day quiz discovered. Former governor-general Ed Schreyer, philanthropist Gail Asper, Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. Boniface Albert LeGatt and filmmaker Read More

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Real estate deals rapped by audit

The City of Winnipeg bought the former Canada Post building without obtaining an independent appraisal or seriously considering anywhere else to house the new police headquarters, the Free Press has learned. The city’s failure to undertake a “comprehensive procurement process” for a police-HQ Read More

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