Child’s death being treated as homicide

Peguis RCMP are investigating the death of a little girl last week as a homicide. On July 17, a 21-month-old girl in medical distress was brought to the Percy E. Moore Hospital in Hodgson, Man. She eventually succumbed to her injuries later that day. The infant’s name will not be […]

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Firefighter hurt battling blaze in N.K. garage

A Winnipeg firefighter suffered minor injuries following an overnight garage fire in North Kildonan. The fire occurred in a detached garage at the first 100 block of St. Moritz Road at around 1:40 a.m. this morning. The initial investigation revealed the blaze started from a faulty battery… Read More

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City police, RCMP missing the mark?

It would seem like a death wish: confronting authority and putting them in the position of having to open fire. Yet the majority of so-called “bad guys” who’ve been on the receiving end of a police bullet in Manitoba have lived to tell the tale. A Free Press analysis shows […]

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Authority of police board questioned

QUESTIONS are being raised over what authority and responsibilities the fledgling police board can exercise over the Winnipeg Police Service. The issue arose at a Winnipeg Police Board meeting Tuesday, when executive director Don Norquay and senior police officials disagreed over how much Read More

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Musicians sing city’s praises

With Greece’s economy looking hopeless, they gambled established careers, a Mercedes and a villa near the sea for an apartment, entry-level jobs and hope in Winnipeg during its worst winter since 1898. Ten months later, they feel like they’ve hit the jackpot. “It’s like a dream,” said former Read More

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Sunny today, but showers coming Thursday

Enjoy the sunshine because it looks as if the clouds are rolling in tomorrow. Environment Canada is calling for a mainly sunny sky and a high of 25 C this afternoon. Tonight should also be rather pleasant, with clear conditions and a low of 14 C. Thursday should see some […]

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Province pushes potash

The Selinger government is about to invite the world’s potash producers to sink their machines into a western Manitoba mine that could generate $2 billion worth of royalties for the province over the course of 40 years. After decades of poking around the Russell-McAuley potash deposit, a mineral Read More

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That empty (nest) feeling

Our neighbour Yvonne dropped by the other night for a glass of wine and asked what we are going to do when our daughter leaves home. It might have been a trick of the light, but my wife seemed a little misty-eyed as she pondered the question. Finally, after a […]

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