RCMP probe suspected cases of animal abuse

A nine-month-old puppy had its throat slit open with its trachea exposed and a three-month-old puppy was trying to survive with a broken leg. Both dogs, now in the care of D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), were found in the RM of Hanover. The RCMP in St. Pierre-Jolys are investigating […]

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Bullet hits crop-dusting plane

A Manitoba pilot is thankful to be alive after an angry property owner opened fire on his crop duster and nearly shot him out of the sky. The 36-year-old was flying the Air Tractor 402 Wednesday morning near Fortier in the RM of Portage la Prairie, spraying fungicide over a […]

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Audit aftermath

So where do we go from here? Actually, before we go there, an admission. I didn’t believe city council could summon the collective wisdom — or the numbers — to actually send the city down the historic, unmapped road rarely travelled that it’s on. They wouldn’t have if Mayor Sam […]

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Story of the stones

ST. LAURENT — Native elders want the province to perform conductivity tests to help determine whether suspicious stones in a farm field mark an ancient burial site of Sioux people. Relying on oral history, the elders believe the stones indicate Sioux graves and may also point to a site where […]

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The dump… and chase

At one of the smelliest places in Winnipeg, that people only visit when they have to, two ’employees’ are eager to begin their shifts. For Spitfire, a gyr barbary falcon, and Fiat, a red-tailed hawk, along with their handlers Jordan Janisse and Darryl Klippenstein, the job is simple — chase […]

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In conversation with Satina Loren

Some might say Kerry Dale has a split personality. In reality, he has two very separate identities. There is daytime Dale who works as a customer service specialist at Great-West Life. And at night and on certain special daytime occasions, such as during the Pride Winnipeg Festival, there is Read […]

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The genocide test

When Charlene Bearhead decided to test out a radical word on a car mechanic from Calgary, she was braced for a backlash. It happened during a flight from Calgary to Toronto, when she started chatting with a guy who worked for Speedy Auto Glass. He asked what she did for […]

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Next up: police HQ project

ANOTHER audit is coming from Winnipeg city hall. While Winnipeggers continue to delve into the details of the 192-page EY audit on real estate transactions, an audit into the troubled new police headquarters project will be released Tuesday. This audit, ordered by council at the end of January, Read More

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MPI cuts subsidy to auto-theft unit

The success of Winnipeg police’s stolen-auto unit has cost it some money. Manitoba Public Insurance has been subsidizing the cost of the stolen-auto unit since 2002, after the team was beefed up to deal with a skyrocketing theft rate that earned the city the title of “stolen car capital of […]

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