In Brief

Upper Fort Garry site a provincial park THE birthplace of Winnipeg is now a provincial park. Four years after the provincial government first announced the site of a historic Hudson’s Bay Co. trading post, just south of Broadway and Main Street, would become a park, the site was officially Read […]

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Capture, theft terrify teens

A day at the mall turned into a terrifying ordeal for three Winnipeg teens who were robbed and held captive by a group of crazed strangers. Police sources told the Free Press the 90-minute attack Saturday afternoon near Polo Park may have been part of a gang initiation in which […]

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Deal for a new Lake St. Martin

Lake St. Martin First Nation may finally have a deal to get members home again. Chief Adrian Sinclair confirmed he and the council of his First Nation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday with the federal and provincial governments for a settlement package. The deal is worth Read More

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Provincial city hall inquiry urged

Transcona Coun. Russ Wyatt is demanding the province call a judicial inquiry into dealings at city hall given the findings of the latest audit into a major city construction project. Wyatt said there are too many similarities with a KPMG audit into the construction of Winnipeg’s new police… Read More

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No holiday for hunger — help out

Attention Safeway shoppers: Extra-large Dougs are on special today. In fact, it’s a two-for-one sale. That’s what you would have heard Tuesday at the Linden Ridge Safeway, because Blue Bomber legend Doug Brown, who spent his Hall of Fame career terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, and I, a Read More

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‘Move quicker,’ province urged

Lilli Schneider has lived in Twin Lakes Beach for a large part of her life. Her house used to be right on the shore of Lake Manitoba. It still is — although it was moved back 27 metres after the flood of 2011 damaged it. The property it’s on used […]

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Current flooding well below 2011 volume

The flooding Manitoba experienced three years ago was definitively worse than the flooding it’s experiencing now, provincial officials said during a flood briefing today. The province also provided charts to show the amount of floodwater from the Assiniboine River handled by the Portage… Read More

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