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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Lotteries

In the event of a discrepancy between this list and the official winning numbers, the latter shall prevail. PICK 3 Winning number Tuesday was 565. Winning number Monday was 513. EXTRA Winning number Tuesday for the main prize of $250,000 was 5873227. Winning number Monday for the main Read More

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Fatal fire on Grant Avenue

An elderly woman has died following an apartment fire on Grant Avenue this afternoon. A fire department spokesman said the fire happened on the 8th floor in the 1100 block of Grant Avenue. A second woman was taken to hospital in stable condition suffering from smoke inhalation. The cause of […]

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