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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‘Could have been catastrophe’

A woman abducted at knifepoint and stuffed in the trunk of a car. A high-speed police chase that ends in a $100,000-hockey-arena crash. An ammonia leak forces the evacuation of a Transcona neighbourhood. Three frightening events. And one common link — a man reeling at the sudden end of his […]

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Museum moving right(s) along

Inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights there are still construction workers working away while outside it looks like weeds are taking over. But spokespeople for the CMHR say they’re not worried because everything is on schedule for the inside and what’s outside is supposed to look that way Read […]

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Mainly sunny, high of 28 today

If you like sunshine and warm temperatures, then you’re going to love this forecast. Another beautiful day is on tap for Winnipeg and the surrounding area this afternoon, as the sun continues to headline the weather story. Look for mainly sunny skies and a high of 28 C today. Tonight’s… […]

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Repaired runway set to reopen Thursday

A runway at Winnipeg’s airport closed for construction will reopen on Thursday and air traffic over some of the city’s neighbourhoods will return to normal. Runway 18/36 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport was closed on April 28 for repair work including asphalt resurfacing, repair to Read More

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Lake drains a complex project, says Ashton

A provincial cabinet minister questioned whether Opposition Leader Brian Pallister knows what it takes to build a major infrastructure project after the Tory boss repeated assertions two large lake drains could be built in three years. Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton Read More

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Homicide investigation reviews dating profile

Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim maintained a visible online presence — including a profile on a dating website — which is now forming part of the ongoing investigation. Sources tell the Free Press all aspects of the victim’s life are being studied to determine who may have wanted him… Read More

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Health Links celebrates 20 years

Gisele Blair spent nearly half of her 41 years as a nurse reassuring callers to Health Links-Info Santé. Blair, who retired three months ago, was among a gathering of current and former nurses who joined with representatives from the Misericordia Health Centre, the Winnipeg Regional Health Read More

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Cut mosquito-fogging buffer zones: Steeves

FINALLY, there is something other than roads and potholes as an election issue — but the resolution could be just as elusive. Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves says he’ll convince the province to reduce the buffer zones for mosquito fogging to 40 metres from the current 90 metres. He’s also wants […]

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