Independent governance a slow change

BRANDON — It’s been more than a month since Sioux Valley Dakota Nation entered self-governance, but it could take until April before members start noticing any real changes. “We’re building a new way of going forward as opposed to being under the Indian Act,” Sioux Valley Chief Vince Tacan said. […]

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Steeves to address wife’s comments

After four days of silence, mayoral candidate Gord Steeves plans to speak today about the controversial statements posted by his wife. His announcement in a press release Sunday didn’t stop three other leading mayoral candidate from weighing in on the controversy Monday. Judy Wasylycia-Leis Read More

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Hotter temps on the way by Thursday

Give yourself a pat on the back if you booked your holidays for this week. The forecast from Environment Canada looks fantastic for the next little while, with nothing but sunshine and warm temperatures over the coming days. For today, expect a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon and […]

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Auto yard fire on Springfield

A fire in a north Transcona auto yard is disrupting the commute this morning. Fire crews are on scene at an auto yard on Springfield Road, near the Harbourview Golf Course. Police have blocked off Springfield between Lagimodiere Boulevard and Day Street. Motorists are asked to please avoid the… Read […]

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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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