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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Teachers in for lesson at Juno Beach Centre

Four Manitoba teachers are going to Juno Beach in Normandy, France, next week for an educational experience of a lifetime. Scott Powers of Gimli High School, Alison Lynch of West Kildonan Collegiate, Mary Ellen Campbell of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School and Paul Longtin of Garden City Collegiate Read More

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Crime rate continues to drop

Forget tougher: Winnipeg police are getting smarter on crime. And it appears to be paying off. That was the message from Winnipeg Police Service officials Tuesday as they heralded yet another drop in the city’s often-maligned crime rate — the fifth straight year of declines. A renewed push Read More

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Big bang rattles Transcona, N.K.

Some residents of Transcona and North Kildonan may have heard a loud explosion, but the company responsible says it’s nothing to worry about. The explosion was heard around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, said Harbourview South resident Kurt Berger, who was watching TV in his basement when he heard Read […]

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