Maryk to be sentenced in child abduction case

The man responsible for one of the province’s most notorious missing-persons cases will be sentenced this morning. Kevin Maryk pleaded guilty earlier this summer to abducting his children six years ago. Dominic Maryk, 13, and Abby Maryk, 11, vanished while on a court-authorized visitation with Read More

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Havixbeck promises to help city’s hungry

Paula Havixbeck wants to feed the hungry — and she wants you to help. The mayoral candidate endorsed a food program — Mealshare — that operates in four Canadian cities and hopes it will set up here. Havixbeck, the first-time councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo, said Thursday she supports all Read More

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Killer lies to parole board, loses freedom

A convicted killer is back behind bars after getting caught lying to parole board officials about how he was spending his free time in the community. Conrad Johnson, 35, of Winnipeg had his unescorted temporary absences revoked earlier this month, documents obtained Thursday by the Free Press Read More

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Get ready for some more rain

Gather two of every animal and start building that ark. Following Thursday’s deluge in the Manitoba capital, the forecast from Environment Canada for Winnipeg calls for more of the wet stuff today. There’s a 60 per cent chance of showers this morning and afternoon, with a slight… Read More

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Snubbed candidates fuming

The Downtown BIZ is drawing heavy criticism for its decision to exclude three candidates from its upcoming mayoral debate. The BIZ invited five candidates — Brian Bowman, Gord Steeves, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck and Robert-Falcon Ouellette — but not the other three registered Read More

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Widespread flooding as storm swamps city

Torrential downpours Thursday night caused the cancellation several events, flooded buildings, washed out roads and trapped drivers in flash floods. The Goldeyes baseball game and races at the Red River Co-op Speedway were cancelled. Reports on Twitter showed flooding at Polo Park shopping Read More

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Dad’s slaying devastated teen

Tina Fontaine’s last few years were filled with sadness and darkness, much of it, family members say, triggered by the violent killing of her father. The 2011 slaying of Eugene Fontaine at Sagkeeng First Nation started the girl’s downward slide. She became a chronic runaway, was exploited on the Read […]

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