Fringe candidates get attention they deserve

In May, Idaho Republican Gov. Butch Otter stunned political observers when he demanded all candidates in the GOP primary race be allowed to participate in a televised debate. It was a stunner because in addition to Russ Fulcher, a veteran state senator, the primary campaign included two, shall… Read More

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Fringe Fest looks headed to new record

The curtain fell for the last time Sunday for this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival. The alternative theatre festival most likely finished its 27th year with record numbers, executive producer Chuck McEwen said, though he would only know after tallying the final numbers today. Saturday saw 10,614 Read More

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Fixation with constant suburban growth slammed

A coalition of neighbourhood groups says Winnipeg has to abandon its “growth-at-all-costs” mentality to deal with the unexpected forces brought by climate change. Transition Winnipeg says the conditions that led to the frozen-pipes crisis from the brutally cold winter signals Winnipeg needs to Read More

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Man, 35, missing: city police

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding 35-year-old Jason Yarish. Yarish was last seen in Elmwood on Saturday. He is described as aboriginal, 6-feet tall, around 140 kilograms, and he has black hair. When he was seen last, he was wearing a rust-coloured long-sleeved Read More

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Joust in time

RM OF SPRINGFIELD — Cooks Creek transformed into a medieval village of more than 3,000 people Saturday as the biennial medieval festival took place for the sixth time. The festival saw the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception and grotto transformed into a castle, and its… Read More

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Police issue alert for missing woman

Police report they are concerned for the well-being of a missing 37-year-old woman, Barbara Miranda Leask. She may be in the company of Philip Junior Lathlin. Leask was last seen Friday at about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of St. Anne’s Road and Hindley Street. Leask is 5-2, approximately… Read […]

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Grey day ahead

The good news is the drizzle will end this morning. The bad news is Sunday will stay cloudy, clearing only after the weekend is over. The high today is 22 C. The low is 11 C. Once skies clear overnight, the weather shifts for the better. The work week is […]

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Beacon shone from atop Bay building

There seems to be no end of interesting historical tidbits about the Bay’s downtown store. I recently stumbled across something called the Great Beacon, the strongest light in the British Empire, which shone from atop the store in the early 1930s. It was equal parts advertising gimmick and… Read More

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