They eat all the food, never leave

ZEBRA mussels — the pesky, striped mollusks that have invaded Lake Winnipeg — are like uninvited party guests. You don’t know they’re there until they wreck something, they eat all the food and they never want to leave. “Our members are worried, wondering what it’s going to mean for the […]

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A vow to open marquee corner

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman wants you to be able to walk across Portage and Main — legally. Bowman braved the sounds of traffic and idling vehicles on Monday to announce he wants the iconic intersection to be open to pedestrians for the first time in decades by 2019 at the […]

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Williams a creative whirlwind

In the course of a couple of decades covering the movie beat, I’ve seen Robin Williams multiple times. Or rather, I bore witness to Robin Williams. The first time was at a junket for the Disney animated movie Aladdin in 1992. The thing one had to keep in mind about […]

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In Brief

Ford gets bomb threat TORONTO — Police were dispatched to Toronto city hall Monday after Mayor Rob Ford said a threat was made to bomb the building unless he resigned, but no evacuation was ordered. Toronto police spokesman Const. David Hopkinson said officers were sent to the building after Read […]

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Grad recalls movie star crashing bash

ROBIN Williams surprised a crowd of young Winnipeggers a decade ago when he popped in on their grad ceremony at the Fort Garry Hotel. “He walked in the room with this huge smile and arms open,” said Steven Giron, 30, who was volunteering at the Junior Achievement event and will […]

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Solving the bogeyman problem

It’s civic election time in Winnipeg. And that means it’s time to gang up on the city’s downtown. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a tradition in Winnipeg’s mayoral races for candidates to trip over themselves in a race to disparage the core of the city. They scowl and shake […]

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Whistleblower disclosure report public

THE provincial government has made public the report on the Whistleblower Protection Act. The review of the formally titled Public Interest Disclosure Act was conducted by Dianna Scarth, former executive director of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. The act proclaimed in April 2007 was to Read More

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Murder charge downgraded in sister’s death

A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against a Manitoba woman accused of deliberately running over and killing her pregnant sister. Pandora Nancy Owens, 25, will instead stand trial on a lesser charge of second-degree murder following a recently completed preliminary hearing. A… Read More

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Judge wants answers from CFS

A Manitoba judge has called out Child and Family Services, demanding they appear before him in court to answer pointed questions about a troubled teen in their care. The 14-year-old Winnipeg boy appeared in court Monday, expecting to be sentenced after pleading guilty to animal abuse and arson. Read More

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