In Brief

Global-violence vigil After all the protests, rallies and picking sides, a quiet noon-hour gathering is planned this Tuesday in response to the violence in Gaza and Israel, in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and many other places around the world. Winnipeg faith groups and human rights organizations are Read More

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Mr. Big stings solved two Manitoba slayings

Two Manitoba killers would be walking the streets today if not for a fictional crime boss named Mr. Big. And families of their two victims would still be holding out hope their missing loved ones might return one day. The unrelated cases against Michael Bridges and Christopher Shewchuk are Read […]

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Police mum on standoff death

Winnipeg police likely know who — and what — killed Andrew Baryluk. But they’re not about to share that information yet with the man’s family or with the public. An autopsy has been completed following the death of the 53-year-old man during a 17-hour standoff. The biggest question that Read […]

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Oldest Manitoban dies at 111

Lorna Best never missed a Blue Jays game on TV. Or the Brier, for that matter. She loved curling. She sent out Christmas cards every year, paid her bills, and “kept in touch with a million people,” said her son, Warren. But on Friday, the oldest living person born in […]

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Attacking chiefs mindless

Oh, the outrage. This past week, First Nations leaders were compelled to disclose their salary and benefits, the result of a new federal transparency and accountability law. Only about a dozen First Nations leaders have complied to date. Even so, the initial dump of information from Ottawa has Read More

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Jets sign free-agent Galiardi

The Winnipeg Jets have signed another free-agent forward, inking left-winger T.J. Galiardi. The 26-year-old Calgary native played last season for the hometown Flames, recording four goals and 17 points in 62 games, though he was a healthy scratch numerous times. He was not extended a qualifying Read More

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