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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Moore out, Kelly in against Ti-Cats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting receiver Nick Moore will be on the shelf for this week’s CFL game in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats. Moore will miss Thursday’s game with a foot ailment. He had seven receptions for 99 yards in last week’s victory against B.C. and has 22 catches Read More

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New affordable housing agreement signed

The Manitoba and federal governments have renewed their affordable housing agreement for another five years. The new deal is worth $104 million, with each level of government contributing $52 million. It replaces a three-year agreement worth more than $60 million. Manitoba MP Candice Bergen, Read More

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