The search for a Billy Elliot to begin

So you think you can play Billy Elliot? In October, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, in partnership with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, will begin the search for a talented young performer to play the titular role in the January 2016 production of the hit musical Billy Elliot. Directed by Royal […]

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Former Bomber pleads guilty to fraud charges

An ex-Winnipeg Blue Bomber has admitted to a slew of fraud and forgery charges relating to an bogus scheme to build a hotel and recreational facility. David Lorne Pitcher, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 17 total offences in which victims lost more than $5 million between 2007 and 2012. He […]

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Arrest made in city’s 14th homicide

Winnipeg police have made a quick arrest in the city’s latest homicide. Clarissa Dawn Ponace, 29, is facing a second-degree murder charge following the weekend killing of 53-year-old Arthur Haussermann in a downtown apartment. Haussermann was found inside his burning suite last Saturday Read More

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Hamilton, former co-chair of AJI, dies

Alvin Hamilton, the widely-respected judge who co-chaired Manitoba’s historic Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, has died following a lengthy illness. He was 87. Although born to relative privilege, Alvin Chown Hamilton would grow up to be a champion of the oppressed and underprivileged. His… Read More

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Terry Fox gets his day in Manitoba

A true Canadian hero is about to have a day in Manitoba named after him. The August civic holiday will be now known as Terry Fox Day, named after the Winnipeg-born athlete who was just 22 when he died in 1981 during his attempt to run across Canada on one […]

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AMC to elect grand chief today

The Chiefs of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs will elect a Grand Chief today. Three nominees are in the running, incumbent Derek Nepinak from Pine Creek First Nation, Donavan Fontaine from Sagkeeng First Nation and Sheldon Kent from Black River First Nation. Voting takes place during the AMC’s Read More

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Man killed in head-on collision

BRANDON — A 69-year-old Carberry man is dead after a head-on crash just south of Brandon on Tuesday afternoon. Blue Hills RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 10 and Road 48 North, south of Brandon. A late-model Chevrolet Sonic was travelling northbound on Highway 10 when it collided with […]

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