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"27.10.2016 02:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Farmer 'desperate' as cattle cut off by water A cattle farmer in the RM of Kelsey near The Pas says he's exhausted and facing a crisis because 400 of his cattle are stranded could starve due to flooding he claims the province has created.Tim Berscheid — a cattle producer for 36 years along with his Municipality's reeve says unprecedented rain and flooding overwhelming drainage system
"27.10.2016 01:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Gig economy? Side hustle? Catchy job titles hide grim reality for millenials Side hustle, gig economy, job hopping.I've been hearing those buzzwords a lot lately, in almost always positive contexts. Jen Zoratti: 'Side hustle' sounds better than 'working three jobs to make rent'
"26.10.2016 23:53:20" winnipegfreepress.com City kicks Emterra to the curb, awards trash contracts to its competitors Move over Emterra, two new private garbage contractors will be picking up the city's trash beginning in 2017.City council voted 10 to six in favour of dumping Emterra Environmental and signing a seven-year contract with two new private contractors at City council voted 10 to six in favour of dumping Emterra Environmental and signing a seven-year contract with two new private contractors #wpgpoli
"26.10.2016 23:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pricier jail phone calls in Manitoba dial up outrage The province is taking heat for contracting a Texas-based private prison phone service that's hiking rates for Manitoba inmates.The charges levied by Synergy Inmate Phone Solutions, a San Antonio-based company with extensive contracts in U.S. jails and The phone charges are levied by Synergy Inmate Phone Solutions, a San Antonio-based company with extensive contracts in U.S. jails and detention centres
"26.10.2016 22:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Sale of fentanyl test kits stopped over effectiveness concerns Kits to test street drugs for contamination with fentanyl are off the market, at least for now. The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba has asked a North End pharmacy to stop selling the kits until there is more proof they are effective. The college has concerns about the accuracy of the tests
"26.10.2016 21:04:57" winnipegfreepress.com Council approves controversial growth fees despite lawsuit threat, opposition Threats of legal action and a throng of developers taking over council chambers was not enough to convince city councillors to vote against a controversial growth-fee bylaw on Wednesday. City council voted 10 to six in favour of the bylaw that will see See how they voted and how they'll implement the fees #wpgpoli
"26.10.2016 19:36:24" winnipegfreepress.com Good grub, new brews Large plates could be the new small plates. Peg Beer Co. offers four old-school dishes — roast chicken, trout, ham and corned beef — served family-style on big platters, along with heaps of roasted potatoes and root vegetables. PEG Beer Co. in the Exchange District offers up family-style platters and beer made on site
"26.10.2016 18:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Mandatory inquest called one year after man shot after police chase An inquest has been called to look into the death of a man who was shot multiple times by police at Kapyong Barracks last year. Acting Chief Medical Examiner John Younes said in a statement that the inquest is mandatory under The Fatalities Inquiries Act Mark Dicesare died as the 'result of an act or omission of a peace officer in the course of duty'
"26.10.2016 17:47:07" winnipegfreepress.com Uneasy lies the head that wears the WPS crown After Nov. 8, there will be a new face at the helm of the Winnipeg Police Service, saddled with the headaches and challenges of the position.But the replacement for Chief Devon Clunis is no stranger. Editorial: Smyth has to be both politician and cop
"26.10.2016 16:24:09" winnipegfreepress.com Downtown shops keep popping up Two new homegrown retailers have opened in the downtown in time for the Christmas shopping season, and two others who gave the downtown a try over the summer are also giving it another go. Graham mall gentrification gaining momentum, with four new stores testing the waters
"26.10.2016 16:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com WRHA projects massive deficit The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is projecting a loss on operations of between $90 million and $100 million this year — more than 30 times greater than what it lost last year.The WRHA, which operates the city's hospitals and a host of health While the WRHA received a "large" funding increase from the new government this year, CEO Milton Sussaman said, expenses have continued to mount, particularly in the area of salaries.
"26.10.2016 14:28:35" winnipegfreepress.com Offensive team names have to go Cleveland is now in the World Series, and deservedly so. The Ohio city's baseball team defeated the Toronto Blue Jays handily in the American League Championship Series and now shifts focus to the Chicago Cubs.But here's another question: should the Cleveland's Major League Baseball team is in the World Series and has earned its place there. But its mascot, a racist caricature, and its team name, a problematic reference to indigenous people, have got to go — and other sports franchises should follow
"26.10.2016 12:15:54" Timeline Photos Shelly Chartier, the cybercrimes criminal who rarely left her home in Easterville, Man., has been released from jail; the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is expecting a loss on operations of between $90 million and $100 million this year; and Winnipeg
"25.10.2016 23:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Yazidi woman sheds tears of gratitude after MPs OK rescue plan OTTAWA — A Yazidi woman who escaped the horrors of life as an Islamic State sex slave could not hold back her tears as she thanked Canada for unanimously supporting a call to offer asylum to others who have faced the same plight. The House of Commons 'Because ISIS never thought their slaves would one day come out and be speaking against them. They thought they'd always be their slaves. #cdnpoli
"25.10.2016 22:22:44" winnipegfreepress.com U of M, faculty will try mediation to avoid Nov. 1 strike The University of Manitoba and its faculty will begin mediation Thursday and continue through the weekend to try to avoid a Nov. 1 strike.That same day, the U of M Students Union will meet in the evening to gather from its council members the names of as 'A lot of engineering professors would be crossing the lines'
"25.10.2016 20:49:42" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg, Saskatoon bid for 2019 World Juniors Winnipeg and Saskatoon have partnered to bid for 2019 world Junior Hockey Championship, a True North Sports and Entertainment official confirmed on TuesdayThe bid was made Tuesday morning to Hockey Canada officials in Calgary.“The interview process went Recent bids in places like Toronto and Montreal have been in the neighborhood of $20 million
"25.10.2016 19:35:32" winnipegfreepress.com Police, city hall on collision course over pension plan City hall is heading for a showdown with the police union over funding of the police pension plan as the two sides are about begin bargaining a new contract.Concerns over the cost of the city's share of pension contributions prompted Chief Financial A police union official said the administration appears to be deliberately misleading the public over the pension's financial situation #wpgpoli
"25.10.2016 17:05:37" winnipegfreepress.com Quebec may provide pension remedy The answer to mounting concerns over the stability of pension plans in Manitoba might be found by looking at legislative changes in other provinces.That's what Premier Brian Pallister acknowledges has been done in provinces such as Quebec to ease the Premier cites changes that ease private companies' contributions #mbpoli
"25.10.2016 13:31:06" winnipegfreepress.com Canada should not count on CETA International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland should not be surprised Canada's free trade deal with Europe has run into political trouble. The Council of Canadians has been hard at work peddling scare stories among left-wing parties in Europe about the It's looking less and less likely that CETA will be signed — Europe may yet find a way to conclude its trade treaty with Canada, but don't count on it. Canada should get busy on Plan B. That's our editorial.
"25.10.2016 12:21:51" Timeline Photos Danny Smyth will be the new chief of the Winnipeg Police Service, replacing Devon Clunis; the 16 Walmart stores in Manitoba stopped accepting Visa cards on Monday; and Winnipeg flu clinics open today and run until Thursday, offering a free vaccine that
"25.10.2016 00:06:31" winnipegfreepress.com Tempers flare as Tories eye changes to committee meetings The Progressive Conservatives want to change the rules of the legislature so Opposition MLAs no longer get to ask the vast majority of questions at committee meetings, but the NDP won't hear of it.The issue flared up on Friday when a PC committee '(Pallister is) living in some kind of dreamland here' #mbpoli
"24.10.2016 22:55:42" winnipegfreepress.com Ottawa commits to rescuing hundreds of Yazidis facing IS terror OTTAWA — Hundreds of Yazidi refugees at risk of being executed or captured as sex slaves by Islamic State terrorists should be headed to Canada within four months, as the federal government moves to make resettling them a priority.Immigration Minister Immigration Minister John McCallum said the Liberals will support a Conservative motion to declare the attacks committed against the Yazidis in Iraq as a genocide #cdnpoli
"24.10.2016 21:44:46" winnipegfreepress.com Touring Winnipeg pop band's trailer, equipment stolen Winnipeg's Royal Canoe is up a creek without a paddle. The indie pop band, currently touring across Canada and the United States, had its equipment trailer stolen Monday morning in the Montreal area.
"24.10.2016 20:29:05" winnipegfreepress.com Danny Smyth named new chief of police The identity of Winnipeg's next police chief will be known later this afternoon.Coun. Scott Gillingham, chairman of the Winnipeg Police Board, is holding a news conference at city hall at 2 p.m. to release the identity of the board's nominee as new police 'I am ready to lead the Service where it needs to go'
"24.10.2016 18:33:20" winnipegfreepress.com It snow problem to know your zone with city phone app City hall released a mobile app Monday that will inform motorists which areas of the city are under a residential street parking ban.Winnipeg's Know Your Zone app was more than two years in development, using in-house staff resources. Winnipeg's Know Your Zone app was more than two years in development, using in-house staff resources #wpgpoli
"24.10.2016 17:43:30" winnipegfreepress.com City to name new police chief this afternoon The identity of Winnipeg's next police chief will be known later this afternoon.Coun. Scott Gillingham, chairman of the Winnipeg Police Board, is holding a news conference at city hall at 2 p.m. to release the identity of the board's nominee as new police Coun. Scott Gillingham, chairman of the Winnipeg Police Board, is holding a news conference at city hall at 2 p.m. to release the identity of the board's nominee as new police chief. #wpgpoli
"24.10.2016 17:02:21" winnipegfreepress.com Going the extra Kildonan Mile The first major new retail development in more than a decade in the Regent and Lagimodiere area is ready to move forward with the recent completion of a key infrastructure project in the area.Shindico Realty Inc. was waiting for Reenders Drive to be Reenders extension clears way for new retail development
"24.10.2016 14:10:24" winnipegfreepress.com Not too late to face your own beliefs In this so-called age of reconciliation, as Winnipeg grapples with the moniker of “most racist city” and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, how do you challenge ingrained beliefs? There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Dealing with racism takes empathy and open-mindedness, but that's not enough. It also takes living alongside those you view as different from yourself, and challenging your own assumptions,. That's our editorial.
"24.10.2016 12:15:44" Timeline Photos The NHL Heritage Classic packed Investors Group Field on both Saturday and Sunday, with Jets-Oilers action both old and new; a fisher on the edge of the Red River about 43 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg discovered a skull that looks human; and Thompson,
"24.10.2016 03:34:52" winnipegfreepress.com Heritage Classic all about our city's healing Leave it to Winnipeg to be drowned in late October sun on the one day it would have been better to stay grey.There is something so perfectly Winnipeg about that, about weather that refuses to co-operate with human ambitions. If the Oct. 9, 2011 Jets' home opener was the beginning of a healing for this city, then Oct. 23, 2016, was the day the wound fully closed, Melissa Martin writes.
"24.10.2016 00:48:36" Heritage Classic hockey comes to town Well, that was some weekend. Here's all your Heritage Classic highlights packed into one short video.
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"23.10.2016 23:06:09" Timeline Photos Our ongoing coverage of the Heritage Classic is here:
"23.10.2016 22:48:37" winnipegfreepress.com Human remains discovered near East Selkirk Police are investigating after human remains were found on the banks of the Red River near East Selkirk Saturday.Police got a call about possible human remains along the banks of the Red River near highway 212 and 204.Upon arrival, officers confirmed that Police are investigating after human remains were found on the banks of the Red River near East Selkirk Saturday.
"23.10.2016 17:00:00" Cover Photos Fans start to fill the seats prior to the start of the NHL Heritage Classic game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field. Winnipeg Free Press photo by Michael Deal.
"22.10.2016 22:55:06" winnipegfreepress.com Jets squeak out 6-5 win over Oilers in alumni game They skated slower, their shots had a lot less zip and the only contact came when they leaned on each other for support. But hockey fans at Investors Group Field ate it up. The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers alumni squads put on a terrific show Teemu Selanne scores a last-minute goal to win the alumni game for the Jets:
"22.10.2016 19:52:00" winnipegfreepress.com 'Eddie O' aghast King playing ahead of him on top line There's already dissension in the ranks of the Winnipeg Jets alumni squad. But in a playful way. 'If he is on the top line, I'm filing tampering charges because he cannot be on that top line (today),' Olczyk chuckled.
"22.10.2016 18:44:00" winnipegfreepress.com Tolko rescue puts pension crisis in spotlight Premier Brian Pallister's willingness to save a troubled paper mill in The Pas is raising questions about his government's will to save troubled pension plans across the province. Keen to demonstrate it wasn't prepared to ignore Manitoba's North, the Dan Lett writes: "The economic reality facing Premier Brian Pallister is that the pension challenges Tolko faces are essentially the same for all employees and employers involved in defined benefit plans. And the Tory government's willingness to meet that
"22.10.2016 17:42:01" winnipegfreepress.com Heritage Classic alumni game lineups
"22.10.2016 16:37:00" winnipegfreepress.com Breast cancer not pretty in pink In October, the colour pink becomes as ubiquitous as pumpkin spice, all in the name of breast cancer awareness. Pink football cleats, pink buckets of chicken, pink tchotchkes as far as the eye can see. "We are awash in pink. We are awash in 'awareness.' One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. And yet, there's still so much about breast cancer we don't talk about," says Jen Zoratti.
"22.10.2016 15:23:37" winnipegfreepress.com Whistleblower vindicated A defamation suit against one of the original Crocus whistleblowers, whose concerns contributed to the eventual forced closure of the fund, has finally been discontinued almost 12 year after it was filed.In early 2005, the Teachers' Retirement Allowances Defamation suit over Crocus concerns discontinued after almost 12 years before the courts
"22.10.2016 00:07:38" winnipegfreepress.com Province's top incarceration rate worrisome: Justice Department Manitoba continues to have the highest youth and adult incarceration rates in Canada, and a spokeswoman for the province's justice minister calls the situation “concerning.”The provincial Justice Department's recently released annual report says 240 Manitoba has had the highest adult-incarceration rate for the past five years #mbpoli
"21.10.2016 23:17:37" winnipegfreepress.com Urban, Bryan, Reid to headline Dauphin's Countryfest 2017
"21.10.2016 21:16:03" winnipegfreepress.com Long time no see, Wayne... help you up, buddy? Hands up if you still resent Wayne Gretzky just a little bit.Congratulations, Winnipeg — you just blocked out the sun. Paul Wiecek: We resented the way Gretzky would maddeningly hide behind the net. We resented the way he'd hide behind Dave Semenko. We resented his Hollywood wife.
"21.10.2016 20:12:49" winnipegfreepress.com 'A terrible, lonely death' They say journalists are cynical, and in many ways that's true. But there is an optimism in this work, too, tucked away in the space between the words we write, or the things we say. Melissa Martin: 50 years later, can retelling Chanie Wenjack's story finally strike a chord?
"21.10.2016 18:00:01" stage.www.winnipegfreepress.com The night the roof came off On April 10, 1990, Dale Hawerchuk was driving to work, not unlike any other time during his nine-year, Hall of Hame career with the Winnipeg Jets. It was a Tuesday, a little cooler than average for the time of year. Heritage Classic revives memories of joy in Jetsville after double-OT playoff goal in 1990 against the Oilers #NHLJets
"21.10.2016 17:02:40" First Look: Jets legends take to the ice Here's your first look at Winnipeg Jets alumni taking to the ice at MTS Centre to practice for their game against Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers alumni Saturday. http://wfp.to/2er
"21.10.2016 15:30:37" winnipegfreepress.com Teemu Selanne welcomed back with key to the city Legendary Jets hockey star Teemu Selanne will be presented with the Key to the City today at the MTS Centre. Mayor Brian Bowman celebrating Finnish Flash
"21.10.2016 14:04:53" Timeline Photos When Manitoba Hydro top brass hinted that a bailout might be needed, Premier Brian Pallister's response was swift: find some efficiencies first. That's been the new government's theme since winning office, so what exactly were Hydro's new chair and CEO
"21.10.2016 12:26:48" Timeline Photos The University of Manitoba Faculty Association will stage an information picket in front of the administration building on the Fort Garry campus at noon today; the iconic painting of Queen Elizabeth that used to grace the Winnipeg Arena is still looking
"21.10.2016 02:58:43" winnipegfreepress.com Philippine president announces separation from US - Winnipeg Free Press BEIJING - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S... - World - Winnipeg Free Press. Duterte embraces China
"21.10.2016 00:35:38" winnipegfreepress.com NDP MLA did not tell minister to 'take your pants off', Speaker rules NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer says he's 'Take your pants off'? No, he didn't say that, Speaker rules #mbpoli
"20.10.2016 22:02:17" How did #NHLJets Patrik Laine celebrate last night's hat trick? wfp.to/winnipegjets
"20.10.2016 19:55:36" winnipegfreepress.com Liberals are mishandling electoral reform - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — To take Prime Minister Justin Trudeau literally, Canadians only wanted electoral... - Analysis - Winnipeg Free Press. Mia Rabson: it seems Trudeau is backing away from a promise -- which would be highly disappointing and incredibly arrogant #cdnpoli
"20.10.2016 18:18:47" winnipegfreepress.com U of M faculty sets strike date University of Manitoba Faculty Association members will strike Nov. 1 if there is no new deal with t... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. University of Manitoba Faculty Association members will strike Nov. 1 if there is no new deal with the university.
"20.10.2016 18:10:01" winnipegfreepress.com Hometown hockey heritage With all the events taking place around the NHL's Heritage Classic in town this week, there's plenty of other opportunities for old to meet new when it comes to Winnipeg and hockey… Plenty of opportunities for nostalgia
"20.10.2016 17:03:50" winnipegfreepress.com Feds to forge ahead on Freedom Road OTTAWA — Shoal Lake 40 First Nation and the federal government are working on a plan to g... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Feds to forge ahead on Freedom Road, province still mulls involvement #cdnpoli #mbpoli
"20.10.2016 14:44:07" winnipegfreepress.com Auston who? Jets phenom scores OT winner - and two others - in wild comeback win over the Leafs 'I've never seen anybody score goals like Patrik Laine does in practice. Ever, in 20 years,' said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. Hat trick Laine
"20.10.2016 12:17:55" Timeline Photos The Pallister government lost the information war against zebra mussels by leaving more than $90,000 of its advertising budget unspent during the boating season; 18-year-old Winnipeg Jet Patrick Laine scored three goals in a wild 5-4 comeback win over the
"20.10.2016 00:00:10" winnipegfreepress.com Hydro needs to get its finances in order before any provincial 'bailout' considered: Pallister Brian Pallister says Manitoba Hydro needs to do everything it can to get its financial house in orde... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Manitoba Hydro calls it an 'equity injection', Pallister flatly calls it a 'bailout': Either way, the province won't consider it until the Crown corp. gets its financial house in order #mbpoli
"19.10.2016 23:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com Grocery store closure the latest blow to The Pas and OCN - Winnipeg Free Press The IGA grocery store located near The Pas is shutting down, throwing 47 people out of work.... - Business - Winnipeg Free Press. 'I fear this may be systematic and we haven't seen the end of it'
"19.10.2016 22:29:55" winnipegfreepress.com Queen Elizabeth II painting from old Winnipeg Arena will make public appearance - Winnipeg Free Press The Queen is making a special appearance in the lead up to this weekend's Heritage Classic — o... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The painting of Queen Elizabeth II, which witnessed many hockey games from up near the rafters inside the Winnipeg Arena, will make a special guest appearance outside The Pint Thursday
"19.10.2016 21:09:50" winnipegfreepress.com Honest cab driver returns woman's $7,000 casino jackpot - Winnipeg Free Press A very relieved customer was on her way to get her wallet back Wednesday after leaving it behind, pa... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. A very lucky day
"19.10.2016 19:47:19" winnipegfreepress.com Laine vs. Matthews? No, it's Jets vs. Leafs, both say The Winnipeg Jets head into the second stage of a three-game homestand tonight against the Toronto M... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. 'I'm not playing against him — it's Toronto against Winnipeg' #NHLJets
"19.10.2016 18:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Developers take another swing at controversial fee Development representatives and supporters made another attempt Wednesday morning to derail the city... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. proposed bylaw 'reckless and unacceptable': president of the Manitoba Home Builders Association #wpgpoli
"19.10.2016 16:59:40" winnipegfreepress.com The time Bobby Hull tried to get Wayne Gretzky to play for the Winnipeg Jets The story Wayne Gretzky is telling goes like this, and Winnipeg Jets fans should be forewarned to co... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It was one of the nicest nights of my life' #NHLJets
"19.10.2016 14:28:37" winnipegfreepress.com Creepy clowns not worth our time - Winnipeg Free Press The hysteria has hit Winnipeg. Police spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen told the media Sunday polic... - Editorials - Winnipeg Free Press. The brouhaha over creepy clowns and whatever danger they might pose has hit Winnipeg. But hold on -- is there actually any risk from teens trying to give people a scare, especially around Halloween? That's our editorial.
"19.10.2016 12:26:12" Timeline Photos Wayne Gretzky was almost a Winnipeg Jet; the third and final debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump takes place tonight; and the city's largest school division has asked principals and teachers to tell students they
"18.10.2016 23:19:49" winnipegfreepress.com Provinces never delivered on 2004 health accord: Philpott OTTAWA — Provinces may get additional money for health care but only for specific initiatives ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. As provincial ministers talked about federal cuts to health care, and Philpott fought back saying provinces never delivered promised health care innovations when the 10-year health accord was signed in September 2004 #cdnpoli
"18.10.2016 21:16:28" winnipegfreepress.com NHL rule change puts baby in Heritage Classic stands... without a ticket William Anderson has scored his first goal in the National Hockey League — and he's not even w... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. Big win for babies:
"18.10.2016 19:29:45" winnipegfreepress.com Dragons' Den, city hall-style One city councillor likened the work he and his colleagues were about to do as “city hall&rsqu... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Councillors on the innovation committee spent Monday morning hearing pitches from various civic departments for a share of $1 million in special funding. #wpgpoli
"18.10.2016 17:02:50" winnipegfreepress.com Health payments create divide - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — The federal government's plan to slow the growth rate of health-transfer paymen... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Ottawa's plan to reduce transfer cash alarming, Manitoba minister warns #cdnpoli
"18.10.2016 13:14:14" Timeline Photos "Republican factions tore their party apart and delivered its presidential nomination into the hands of an entertainer with a poor grasp of the political process." Will Trump doom the U.S. Republican party? That's our
"18.10.2016 12:13:52" Timeline Photos A pregnant woman confronted a trio of armed youths, one dressed as a “creepy clown” and two as other scary characters, armed with a hammer and knives; parking enforcement officers could be wearing body cameras the next time they slip a traffic ticket
"18.10.2016 01:32:53" winnipegfreepress.com Organ player brings old-school sound to Jets games - Winnipeg Free Press Meet the newest Winnipeg Jet player — organ player, that is.... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. Tuning up Jets games
"17.10.2016 23:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Parking authority wants body cameras for its officers - Winnipeg Free Press Smile, you could be caught on camera the next time you argue with an enforcement officer over a park... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'You would get surprised how emotional people get. When at the end of the day, it is just a simple parking ticket' #wpgpoli
"17.10.2016 21:53:45" winnipegfreepress.com Speaker makes ruling on recent legislature dust-ups - Winnipeg Free Press Speaker Myrna Driedger laid down the law to MLAs Monday to start behaving themselves -- though she r... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Two recent controversial incidents did not violate any member's privileges #mbpoli
"17.10.2016 20:02:45" winnipegfreepress.com Pregnant woman confronts young, armed 'clowns' in Fort Rouge - Winnipeg Free Press A pregnant woman who confronted a trio of armed, costumed youths Sunday morning says it's only a mat... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I don't have time for this s--t'
"17.10.2016 18:04:27" Organ sounds now fill MTS Centre #NHLJets wfp.to/winnipegjets
"17.10.2016 17:16:06" Preparing the world's greatest backyard rink at Investors Group Field wfp.to/2Iq
"17.10.2016 14:53:13" Timeline Photos In the current U.S. presidential election, it's clear that money talks — and helps candidates become frontrunners and even beat their opponents. But Canadians shouldn't be too smug about that; money and privilege hold plenty of sway in our elections, too.
"17.10.2016 12:17:27" Timeline Photos The Free Press visits the 200 workers transforming Investors Group Field into a huge rink for the upcoming NHL Heritage Classic; two Winnipeg teens were arrested Saturday night after dressing like scary clowns and chasing people; and Republican
"16.10.2016 21:57:19" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg police say recent 'creepy clown' sightings no laughing matter - Winnipeg Free Press Two 17-year-old boys dressed as clowns weren't laughing anymore after Winnipeg police arrested them ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Two teens were arrested in Valley Gardens after clowns were spotted chasing people in the area Saturday night.
"16.10.2016 19:50:31" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba RCMP recreate 1986 rape/slaying of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown on Twitter - Winnipeg Free Press RCMP are hoping an eerie recreation of a young woman's last day alive before she was raped and... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Fifteen-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown's last day is being recreated by Manitoba RCMP on social media Twitter and Facebook today, the 30th anniversary of her death
"16.10.2016 18:08:45" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg police say recent 'creepy clown' sightings no laughing matter - Winnipeg Free Press Two 17-year-old boys dressed as clowns weren't laughing anymore after Winnipeg police arrested them ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Police are warning Winnipeggers that 'creepy clown' copy-cats are no laughing matter after two 17-year-old boys were caught in the act.
"16.10.2016 15:27:35" winnipegfreepress.com Dangerous dog bylaw doesn't go far enough: pet owner - Winnipeg Free Press The owner of a small dog that was killed Aug. 13 by another dog in her Linden Woods neighbourhood su... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The owner of a small dog that was killed Aug. 13 by another dog in her Linden Woods neighbourhood supports Coun. Russ Wyatt's call for more teeth in city's dangerous dog designation.
"16.10.2016 04:54:25" winnipegfreepress.com Outshot, out-hit, out-skated ST. PAUL, Minn. — The youthful Winnipeg Jets are learning on the fly, and sometimes the trip g... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. #NHLJets cede momentum after strong first period as Wild claims its home opener
"16.10.2016 04:12:16" winnipegfreepress.com Carrie Underwood's big show, mammoth voice fills MTS Centre It's tough to imagine Carrie Underwood was ever a hopeful, fresh-faced American Idol contestan... - Movies - Winnipeg Free Press. The night belonged to Carrie Underwood's mammoth voice ★★★★
"15.10.2016 21:20:00" winnipegfreepress.com Asperger's isn't funny... or is it? For many people with Asperger syndrome, rules help to chart a social course. Maybe that's why — at least in part — the library employee loves doing standup comedy. Onstage, there are no rules. Adam Schwartz wants to open up the standup world to other people on the autism spectrum. On Oct. 24, the two-time Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival performer and veteran local comedian is set to kick off a new workshop series at the Manitoba Writers'
"15.10.2016 20:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com A home worth Tolkien about Hobbit-inspired house just the tip of homeowner's eccentric iceberg It's a safe bet the 58-year-old grandfather's residence is the only domicile in Winnipeg that boasts an emerald-green front door fashioned after the circular entrance to Bag End, home of Bilbo Baggins, the title character in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
"15.10.2016 19:12:00" winnipegfreepress.com Oak Park Raiders reap generosity For the young men from Oak Park this had been no ordinary week. The shed at their practice field that contained about $10,000 worth of equipment had been destroyed by fire. After shed blaze, more cash than needed for equipment rolls in
"15.10.2016 17:54:15" winnipegfreepress.com Global crisis, U of M breakthrough One by one, the wax moth larvae died quickly. Two of the usual antibiotics didn't help. The invader that devoured the larvae's bodies, a tricky bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, knows how to defend itself against most of our medical weapons. Months later, a top science journalist would call the researchers new, hybrid antibiotica "bizarre" molecule
"14.10.2016 21:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Bowman proposes slow, phased-in development fees to extinguish firestorm - Winnipeg Free Press Mayor Brian Bowman wants to phase in growth fees over three years in a plan that could end a bitter ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Bowman said he's recommending a reduction in the fees originally proposed. The city would begin collecting fees for residential developments next May #wpgpoli
"14.10.2016 20:40:10" winnipegfreepress.com Gallery: Quiet dignity - Winnipeg Free Press Using an 125-year-old large format camera and the wet-plate processing technique that dates back to ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'This is my way of capturing the dignity and enduring strength indigenous women have — and have had, all along'
"14.10.2016 20:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Little injury, big skates to fill; Jets centre out 'indefinitely,' Maurice says The Winnipeg Jets have lost centre Bryan Little to a long-term injury, the club confirmed Friday.... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. Bryan Little is out indefinitely #NHLJets
"14.10.2016 18:58:09" winnipegfreepress.com Premier reveals potential Tolko buyer Premier Brian Pallister revealed Friday afternoon that American Industrial Acquisition Corporation i... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. American Industrial Acquisition Corporation is a potential buyer of the Tolko mill in The Pas #mbpoli
"14.10.2016 18:04:27" winnipegfreepress.com Do you take this city hall to be your lawfully wedded... wedding venue? You can get married — assuming you're not already hitched — at city hall. Who knew?... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The City of Winnipeg will begin offering civil marriage ceremonies #wpgpoli
"14.10.2016 17:27:00" winnipegfreepress.com Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice dies in plane crash - Winnipeg Free Press KELOWNA, B.C. - Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice has been killed in plane crash in British Columb... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press. Just in: Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice dies in plane crash
"14.10.2016 17:00:00" The Exchange Sessions: John K. Samson In advance of his upcoming release of Winter Wheat, John K. Samson performed in our Exchange Sessions series. Hand-written correspondence with Free Press writer Erin Lebar offer insights on his new album and reveal the troubled soul behind it wfp.to/2R6
"14.10.2016 15:47:02" winnipegfreepress.com MPI has applied for largest rate hike since 1996 Manitoba motorists are facing their biggest vehicle insurance premium increases since the mid-1990s.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The PUB panel will be pressing MPI in the coming weeks to justify its rate increase request
"14.10.2016 13:55:18" Timeline Photos Is this a made-in-Manitoba "fuddle-duddle"? MLA Rob Altemeyer's unclear comments were part of Hansard's recording, but since because his mic was not on, they are part of the background noise, not the official record. That's a big loophole that allows
"14.10.2016 12:14:15" Timeline Photos Culture Minister Rochelle Squires accuses NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer on Thursday of an offensive comment in the legislature last week; the Winnipeg Jets win their home opener in a surprise comeback against the Carolina Hurricanes; and Manitoba drivers are
"13.10.2016 23:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Sobeys at Burrows Crossing closing in December - Winnipeg Free Press The Sobeys store at Burrows Boulevard and Keewatin Street is closing December 3.... - Business - Winnipeg Free Press. The Sobeys store at Burrows Boulevard and Keewatin Street is closing December 3.
"13.10.2016 22:44:32" winnipegfreepress.com Nothing unusual about the way Thomas Steen case was handled: justice officials There was nothing special or unusual about the way charges were stayed against former NHL star and c... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It is common for a Crown to stay charges by filing the necessary documents without appearing in court on the matter'
"13.10.2016 20:00:00" #NHLJets Report: The kids have taken over wfp.to/2RR
"13.10.2016 19:02:28" winnipegfreepress.com Most Canadians support government-run gambling, survey reveals Do the benefits of provincial revenue from gambling outweigh the social ills associated with it?... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. We're are OK with the way their government is raising revenue through gambling, survey says
"13.10.2016 18:20:01" winnipegfreepress.com Minister for women accuses NDP member of yelling 'take your pants off' An outraged Minister for Women Rochelle Squires accused New Democrat Rob Altemeyer Thursday morning ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. NDP house leader: 'We'll be getting to the bottom of this real quick' #mbpoli
"13.10.2016 17:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com The Connor-Laine line, eh? - Winnipeg Free Press The Winnipeg Jets, eager to unleash two of hockey's most-celebrated rookie forwards on the NHL... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. #NHLJets spotlight touted rookies, pair them with Perreault for opener
"13.10.2016 16:42:32" winnipegfreepress.com Steen skates on charges Manitoba justice officials quietly dropped all criminal charges against former NHL star and Winnipeg... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Manitoba justice officials quietly dropped all criminal charges against former NHL star and Winnipeg city councillor Thomas Steen
"13.10.2016 14:30:00" The Exchange Sessions: Mitchell Schimnowski Our latest Exchange Sessions performer, Mitchell Schimnowski, is the featured performer at the October 16th edition of the Free Press Sunday Brunch Collective. Just a few tickets remain for the event:
"13.10.2016 13:43:47" winnipegfreepress.com IT jobs, not pipelines, are the future - Winnipeg Free Press Today's editorial: technological innovation, not just extracting natural resources, is the way forward for Canada's economy.
"13.10.2016 12:06:15" Timeline Photos The Jets begin the NHL hockey season with a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight; provincial justice officials have quietly dropped all criminal charges against former NHL star and Winnipeg city councillor Thomas Steen; and Kanye West packed
"13.10.2016 00:03:21" winnipegfreepress.com Province to hike availability of fentanyl overdose antidote - Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba's health minister says the province plans to greatly expand the availability of an antidote... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Kelvin Goertzen said he expects that more than 3,500 kits containing the antidote naloxone to be distributed annually within Manitoba
"12.10.2016 21:32:22" winnipegfreepress.com Tuition hike just one of Pallister's possible post-secondary changes - Winnipeg Free Press Premier Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservative government have some big things planned for... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: These are big adjustments to policy that will mean, one way or the other, consequences for those who undertake post-secondary education. #mbpoli
"12.10.2016 20:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Jets fired up, ready for takeoff, pilot Maurice says - Winnipeg Free Press It's a day before the big day, and excitement abounds around the Winnipeg Jets hockey club.... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It's mixed with the excitement and then you can feel that NHL tension coming back into your day' #NHLJets
"12.10.2016 19:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Civil servants 'ill at ease' over upcoming cuts, union leader says The union that represents Manitoba civil servants says it's still uncertain how its members will be affected by a Pallister government decision to eliminate 112 middle and senior managers from the provincial payroll. “Their announcement was extremely MGEU isn't cert5ain how civil service cuts will affect members: 'Their announcement was extremely vague' #mbpoli
"12.10.2016 18:17:55" winnipegfreepress.com Krull may have been with heavy-set man in E.K., police say Winnipeg police say Thelma Krull may have been seen with a "heavy-set male" in the East Kildonan area on July 11, 2015, the day she disappeared. Police said the information came to them as a tip exactly one year after Krull, 57, had left her Harbourview "it gives us hope and it reaffirms that the police are still going at this really hard, which is so important to us, the family and friends and the community': Close friend of Thelma Krull
"12.10.2016 17:16:05" winnipegfreepress.com Deal on tap to sell Fort Garry Brewing The owner of Fort Garry Brewing Co. Ltd. — Manitoba's first entry into the craft brewing business in the mid-1990s — has a deal in place to sell the Winnipeg operations.Officials at Vancouver-based Russell Breweries Co. Inc. said the deal to sell the The owner of Fort Garry Brewing Co. Ltd. has a deal in place to sell the Winnipeg operations.
"12.10.2016 16:40:58" winnipegfreepress.com Emterra makes last-minute bid to keep garbage contract, but EPC approves new plan Despite a proposal heading to city council for its replacement, Emterra Environmental is ready to extend its garbage collection contract by at least two years.The city's largest private garbage contractor sent a letter to city council Oct. The city's largest private garbage contractor sent a letter to city council Oct. 6 outlining a plan to save taxpayers more than $1 million over a one-year period #wpgpoli
"12.10.2016 13:58:01" winnipegfreepress.com Reconciling talk with action It was a magazine article that cut many Winnipeg officials to the quick. Almost two years ago, Winnipeg was branded Canada's most racist city by Maclean's magazine, and officials quickly responded by showing a united front to combat racism and move on to Nearly two years ago, Maclean's magazine called Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada. Mayor Brian Bowman created an indigenous advisory council and held a summit on racial inclusion in response to the magazine article, but racism is ongoing — and as a
"12.10.2016 12:20:53" Timeline Photos The Free Press talks to homeless youths in the city as a significant new report on their predicament is released; Kanye West plays the MTS Centre; and an investigation into the forest fire that raged through the Whiteshell this year is now looking at
"12.10.2016 00:22:04" winnipegfreepress.com 'Stayin' Alive' disco beat helps save subway worker's life NEW YORK - A subway worker has survived an electrocution on the third rail thanks to a co-worker performing CPR to the beat of the 1977 Bee Gees disco hit "Stayin' Alive." Monique Brathwaite told the Daily News (http://nydn. Savin' a life
"11.10.2016 21:15:24" Name:Ondrej Pavelec comments on move to Moose New Manitoba Moose goalie Ondrej Pavelec spoke to media today after being sent to the Winnipeg Jets' farm club. wfp.to/2Mr
"11.10.2016 15:34:03" Winnipeg milkman still delivery to doorsteps Winnipeg's Garry Peters does a job believed to be obsolete years ago. He's still delivering milk to the doorsteps of some Winnipeg homes. wfp.to/2aQ
"11.10.2016 14:32:29" winnipegfreepress.com Help the Earth before jumping ship Do we need another planet for our species or should we just focus on this one? Tech entrepreneur and founder of a private space-exploration firm Elon Musk announced in September he intended to send people to Mars. He also outlined a philosophy that would By the end of this century, a million people could be living on Mars — a stunning technical achievement and possible new era for our species. But Mars isn't easy to live on, and climate change could make the Earth much less so for us and our civilization.
"11.10.2016 12:25:30" Timeline Photos The Winnipeg Jets placed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on waivers Monday with the purpose of sending him to the Manitoba Moose; top Republicans declared they will no longer support or defend their party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump; and the Winnipeg
"11.10.2016 02:07:38" winnipegfreepress.com www.winnipegfreepress.com Thanks to their 37-35 win over the B.C Lions Saturday combined with losses by the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts Monday, the Blue and Gold are assured of at least a crossover CFL post-season berth. Playoffs no longer a mad fantasy for Bombers
"10.10.2016 20:48:16" winnipegfreepress.com Century-old warehouse on Ross Ave. set to turn into 84-unit apartment complex The developers behind the $17-million redevelopment of the Exchange District's historic James Avenue Pumping Station are at it again. Bryce Alston and Rick Hofer, along with Rick's brother Mark, plan to spend about $12 million over the next two years to Bryce Alston and Rick Hofer, along with Rick's brother Mark, plan to spend about $12 million over the next two years to redevelop and expand a century-old warehouse on Ross Avenue to create a new 84-unit rental-apartment complex.
"10.10.2016 19:57:33" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers, CEO donate $10K to Oak Park High after blaze The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have donated $5,000 to Oak Park High School following a fire over the weekend that destroyed some of the equipment used by the school's football team, including sleds, pylons, footballs and step-over bags.Bombers President and Oak Park High School gets a special donation from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers following a blaze that destroyed most of their football equipment.
"10.10.2016 15:48:55" winnipegfreepress.com Jets re-assign Pavelec to Manitoba Moose The Winnipeg Jets have re-assigned their long-time No.1 goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.Pavelec was one of eight players cut by the club this morning. The Winnipeg Jets have re-assigned their long-time No.1 goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
"10.10.2016 13:27:50" winnipegfreepress.com 14-year-old Morris teen dead after car, semi collide A 14-year-old girl is dead following a two-vehicle collision west of Morris, MB Sunday afternoon. Mounties say a car and a semi collided at the junction of Highway 23 and PR 336; the girl was pronounced dead at the scene and a 48-year-old woman was taken A 14-year-old teen girl has died following a collision west of Morris, MB.
"10.10.2016 03:14:04" winnipegfreepress.com Toronto Blue Jays sweep American League Division Series TORONTO - Josh Donaldson scored on a throwing error as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 in 10 innings to complete the three-game sweep of the American League Division Series. Toronto will play the winner of the division series between the Jays claim American League Division Series after 10-innings
"09.10.2016 18:41:59" winnipegfreepress.com Entrepreneur founded an empire Pioneering Winnipeg businessman Alexander Macdonald's name might not be as well-known as some of his contemporaries, such as Alloway, Ashdown, Pollard or Higgins. Yet, he was involved in the formative years of some of Manitoba's best-known companies and Christian Cassidy writes about a pioneer wholesale grocer who also helped help start some of city's best-known businesses.
"09.10.2016 14:01:31" winnipegfreepress.com What's open and what's closed Thanksgiving weekend American folksinger Loudon Wainwright III once opined on a West End Cultural Centre stage that Canadian Thanksgiving looked an awful lot like a ripoff of the much older U.S. Thanksgiving that comes a month later. The American holiday marks the first What's open and what's closed Thanksgiving weekend in Winnipeg.
"09.10.2016 03:04:22" winnipegfreepress.com Shed burns, high school football team's equipment gone Oak Park Raiders football coach Stu Nixon knows there's nothing in the playbook to defend losing about $10,000 in practice equipment.So for now, it's all about improvisation. Oak Park High School football team lost $10,000 worth of equipment in shed blaze
"09.10.2016 01:55:50" #Bombers tame Lions 37-35 wfp.to/2cN
"09.10.2016 01:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Welcome to the jungle From Mayor-Elect to Mayor The inauguration was a celebratory event. On the evening of Nov. "At the end of my first week in office, the reality of politics, power and gamesmanship was more than evident:" Excerpt from Her Worship — Moments in History, Moments in Time, by Susan A. Thompson, with Terry Létienne. In 1992, Thompson became the first
"08.10.2016 23:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg's Garry Peters does a job believed to be obsolete years ago A Seattle news agency conducted a survey recently, asking respondents to vote for the occupation they considered to be most obsolete. While submissions ranged from elevator operator to meter reader to (gulp) newspaper reporter, the profession that came Yes. There is still a milkman in Winnipeg. His name is Garry Peters
"08.10.2016 23:01:20" winnipegfreepress.com Two killed after vehicle hits building on McPhillips Street Two people are dead after a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on the 700 block of McPhillips Street.The lone occupants of the vehicle – Janne Lahteenmaki, 35, of Winnipeg and Sarah Sanderson, 36, of Dugald – were transported to hospital in
"08.10.2016 22:35:23" winnipegfreepress.com High prices, lack of access pose challenges to feeding the north Winter is coming. As the leaves turn auburn and crunchy, there are added layers of concerns among emergency food providers. After all, growing season is over, hunting certain species can become more difficult and, in the north, critical food shipments can We follow Winnipeg Harvest on a trip to northern Manitoba during the most critical time of the year
"08.10.2016 01:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Shakeup on tap This week, Polly Craik, the new chairperson of the all-new Pallister-government-appointed Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries board of directors, announced what sounded like a new direction for the Crown corporation.The “new ideas, new projects and new Gord Sinclair Jr.: Liquor & Lotteries board chairwoman Polly Craik on what's ahead for Crown corporation after CEO's departure
"08.10.2016 00:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers fans came, they saw, they gripe... they stay away from IGF So, upon further review, it's not the team Winnipeg football fans hate — it's the stadium. Not since that fateful day last winter when I had the audacity to make a teensy criticism of Jets head coach Paul Maurice — maybe throwing a tantrum and getting Paul Wiecek: Oh. You don't hate the team so much as the stadium #Bombers
"07.10.2016 23:18:48" winnipegfreepress.com WRHA apologizes for another false death-notification call A second hospital patient in Winnipeg was upgraded to "alive" several weeks ago after a nurse made a mistaken death notification call to a family member.Lorna Paisley says she was recovering from a respiratory infection at Victoria General Hospital in Lorna Paisley says she was recovering from a respiratory infection at Victoria General Hospital in July when a unit nurse called her husband to tell him he was a widower...
"07.10.2016 22:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com CFL suspends Bomber Johnson; test finds psychedelic drug in his system Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Bruce Johnson has been suspended for two games, effective immediately, after testing positive for a banned substance, the CFL announced Friday afternoon.Johnson, who tested positive for Methylenedioxyamphetamine — Johnson is the second player this season to be suspended under the CFL's new drug policy. #Bombers
"07.10.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com NDP MLA apologizes to Tory caucus after accusations of sexist behaviour New Democrat MLA James Allum issued an apology Friday afternoon to Tory MLA Sarah Guillemard, all Conservative women members, and the entire Tory caucus for his behaviour in the leglislature Thursday morning."We crossed a line yesterday," Allum said in an 'We crossed a line yesterday' #mbpoli
"07.10.2016 20:07:43" winnipegfreepress.com RCMP investigating switched-at-birth cases in Manitoba NORWAY HOUSE, Man. - The RCMP says it has started an investigation into two cases of babies who were switched at birth at a northern Manitoba hospital more than 40 years ago. "The RCMP has an obligation to the families involved and to the public to 'The RCMP has an obligation to the families involved and to the public to determine if the incidents at the Norway House Indian Hospital were accidental or criminal in nature'
"07.10.2016 18:07:08" winnipegfreepress.com Sensitive dog provides emotional rescue to young crime victims The newest hire in Manitoba's Justice Department is very good at her job. She also has four legs, frequently wags her tail and goes by a single name. Milan will support victims of crime at a very difficult time in their lives.
"07.10.2016 17:01:37" winnipegfreepress.com Pensions eating education cash The cost of pensions for the province's retiring teachers is increasingly having an impact on what's left for classrooms, new schools and even property tax credits.Nine per cent of the money the province pays for public education each year goes to Currently at nine per cent of funding, rising by $7 million per year
"07.10.2016 15:40:18" Timeline Photos Winnipeg police have recommended Manitoba schools adopt a U.S.-style lockdown procedure in the event of an active shooter scenario — but is this even necessary? Today's editorial argues that it's
"07.10.2016 12:38:59" Timeline Photos The Pallister government is slashing 112 civil service management jobs, hoping to save $10 million a year; female Progressive Conservative MLAs accused three male NDP legislators of sexual discrimination Thursday during a heated debate in the legislature;
"07.10.2016 02:14:22" winnipegfreepress.com City unveils Waverley underpass project plans Plans for the $155-million Waverley underpass project are now public. The City of Winnipeg is opening itself up to feedback on the project tonight at the Caboto Centre at 1055 Wilkes Ave. from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. project that Curious of what the Waverley underpass is going to look like? Take a peek here:
"07.10.2016 00:55:36" winnipegfreepress.com No relief in sight for rising education costs, minister says The cost of running Manitoba's $2.33 billion public education system continues to climb well ahead of inflation — 3.6 per cent overall in spending in the past year, with a 6.1 per cent jump in school property taxes.There are more teachers, salaries still The cost of running Manitoba's $2.33 billion public education system is climbing well ahead of inflation, with no relief in sight.
"06.10.2016 22:19:45" winnipegfreepress.com Tories accuse NDP MLAs of sexist behaviour during vote on campus sex-assault bill The Pallister Conservatives angrily accused three male New Democrat MLAs Thursday of sexual discrimination against women members of the PC caucus during heated debate in the house."I was absolutely horrified," Rochelle Squires, the minister responsible MLA Sarah Guillemard said that as the Tories voted, New Democrats Andrew Swan, Rob Altermeyer and James Allum shouted "Shame!" as each of the women members of the PC caucus voted, but were silent as Tory men voted. #mbpoli
"06.10.2016 21:15:00" #Bombers sign free-agent receiver Gurley wfp.to/2nb
"06.10.2016 20:37:12" winnipegfreepress.com 112 provincial civil service positions to be cut The Pallister government will cut 112 senior management positions in the provincial civil service through attrition, retirements and "necessary reductions" in two stages next year. The Progressive Conservatives issued a press release announcing the staff Finance Minister Cameron Friesen referred to the cuts as a 'streamlining of senior management levels within core government.' #mbpoli
"06.10.2016 19:38:00" winnipegfreepress.com City unveils Waverley underpass project plans Plans for the $155-million Waverley underpass project are now public. The City of Winnipeg is opening itself up to feedback on the project tonight at the Caboto Centre at 1055 Wilkes Ave. from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. project that Take a look at the detailed design plans for the Waverley underpass #wpgpoli
"06.10.2016 17:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor Bowman chose 'unity over division' in response to Maclean's article on racism Two options were given to Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman the day Maclean's declared Winnipeg the most racist city in the world: confront it head-on or dismiss it altogether. Friends and outside observers told him that day in January 2015 he should attack the Friends and outside observers told the mayor to attack the writer. He didn't
"06.10.2016 16:54:03" winnipegfreepress.com Police want city schools to get ALICE Winnipeg police want every school in the city to adopt a new American lockdown program that advises students and staff to try to run and, as a last resort, fight for their lives, say Manitoba school officials.It's called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Winnipeg police want schools to use American lockdown program
"06.10.2016 12:20:48" Timeline Photos Winnipeg police want all schools in Winnipeg to adopt a new American lockdown program that advises students and staff to try to run and, as a last resort, fight for their lives; Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has agreed to meet four men who were
"06.10.2016 05:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Players, coaches to wear live mics in Week 16 clash . It's one of three games the CFL announced will be using live microphones Thanksgiving weekend in a promotion the league has dubbed a "Triple Threat of Live Mic Broadcasts" for broadcaster TSN. #Bombers
"06.10.2016 04:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Public to get first glimpse at $155-M Waverley underpass project designs The city will unveil its detailed design for the Waverley underpass project at an open house on Thursday night at the Caboto Centre.Representatives from the city will be on hand to meet members of the public, answer questions and hear ideas as well as The city will show detailed plans for the massive Waverley underpass project tomorrow and open itself up to feedback from Winnipeggers
"06.10.2016 03:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com The Boss on Winnipeg concert: 'I don't see why we can't...' A Winnipeg T-shirt, a Winnipeg Free Press book and a personal invitation to the Boss to perform in Winnipeg.These were all part of Diane Geddes' plan — which she perfectly executed in Seattle on Oct. A quick but personal invitation to Winnipeg left a lasting impression on a woman bent on bringing The Boss to the city
"06.10.2016 03:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com 'CFL's loudest fans' not making much noise for Bombers It's the “Home of the CFL's Loudest Fans.”Or at least that's what it says in big bold letters stencilled on the sideline padding at Investors Group Field this season. Paul Wiecek: Declining attendance at Bomber games is a serious concern for everyone with a financial stake in the success of the team -- that means all of us #Bombers
"06.10.2016 02:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister's understated response to federal carbon tax comes as a surprise Who are you and what have you done with Brian Pallister?Most Manitobans know that Manitoba's premier is a man with strong opinions about taxes. In short, he thinks taxes here are too high and need to come down. Dan Lett: There is a tremendous political upside for Pallister if he just sits back and lets the federal government impose its carbon tax #mbpoli
"06.10.2016 01:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Canadians' stance on water exports softens in last decade, poll shows A new poll that shows Canadian opposition to water exports to the U.S. evaporating is worrisome, a Winnipeg climate change expert says. “We could be fighting wars over water in the future if we sell it off,” said Ian Mauro, an environmental scientist, 'We could be fighting wars over water in the future if we sell it off': Climate change expert
"06.10.2016 00:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Swaying the voters: Endorsements in U.S. election full of surprises Political endorsements — do they mean anything? It's debatable. As the 2014 municipal election unfolded, the Free Press editorial board announced it wouldn't be endorsing political candidates anymore. CTRL+F: In its 126-year history, the Arizona Republic newspaper had never endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate.
"05.10.2016 23:00:00" Toruk: The First Flight Toruk: The First Flight opens tonight and the wew Avatar-inspired Cirque production places greater emphasis on plot wfp.to/2Oj
"05.10.2016 22:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Federal health minister agrees to meet with four men switched at birth in Norway House hospital OTTAWA — Health Minister Jane Philpott has agreed to meet in person with four men who were switched at birth at the Norway House Indian Hospital in 1975 but the investigation determine how it happened hasn't yet begun.Philpott's office made the offer Philpott's meeting comes as a clearer picture of the situation at the hospital has begun to emerge
"05.10.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Lack of funds hurting shelters Manitoba's domestic violence shelters are seeing fewer clients than they used to and offering less followup counselling to victims and their children because of a lack of resources, the province admits.“Reduced staffing resulted in a lower number of Women's shelters seeing fewer clients because services cut, provincial report finds
"05.10.2016 19:50:02" winnipegfreepress.com Prepared for battle Nothing has come all that easy for Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson — and that's just the way he likes it.Hutchinson, a third-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 2008, took the long route to the NHL, bouncing between the ECHL and AHL before finally Hutchinson understands fighting for his job is all in a day's work #NHLJets
"05.10.2016 16:51:36" 2017 Canada Summer Games torch unveiled 2017 Canada Summer Games organizers unveiled a new design for the official torch Wednesday. The torch relay will start in Ottawa in June before landing in Manitoba in advance of the games. The event takes place July 28 to August 13, 2017. wfp.to/2Od
"05.10.2016 11:59:47" Timeline Photos A Winnipeg man was shocked to hear that his mother had died after being treated for a sprained ankle, but it turned out to be a paperwork error (his mother is fine); air-industry lobbyists were at city hall on Tuesday to urge better regulation and sale of
"05.10.2016 04:01:47" winnipegfreepress.com Deer dashes into small plane on runway near Steinbach Seeing a deer in the headlights is usually a problem for motorists, not pilots.A plane hit a deer on Tuesday night near Steinbach. The pilot had just landed the plane on one of the Steinbach South Airport runways at about 7:30 p.m. when the deer darted out in front of the Cessna 152 plane.
"05.10.2016 03:07:31" winnipegfreepress.com Hospital wrongly declares 99-year-old woman dead People don't often die from a sprained ankle; not even when they're nearly 100 years old.But that's what happened to Dan Nemis's mother. 'Now when I get the phone call in future, my five siblings will cry, but I won't. My mother has already died'
"05.10.2016 00:11:25" winnipegfreepress.com Ignorance equals danger with drones, city committee told The use of unmanned drones requires proper education, agree air-industry lobbyists who spoke to the city's public works committee on Tuesday.Representatives from Taiga Air Services Ltd. Lobbyist to city: regulate the use and sale of drones in Winnipeg #wpgpoli
"04.10.2016 23:03:25" winnipegfreepress.com Province hinting at university, college tuition hikes The Pallister government signalled Tuesday that it is seriously considering lifting the cap on post-secondary tuition increases.And the Tories are already telling schools they should free up more student-aid money for students, rather than putting the Pallister 'I don't want to dismiss the possibility' of changing tuition policy #mbpoli
"04.10.2016 22:18:18" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister's infrastructure promise lacks concrete plan Build. But do it smarter, more efficiently, and with a bigger bang for the buck.There is a lot to like about what Premier Brian Pallister is saying about the future of infrastructure spending in this province. Dan Lett: To date, there is an increasing list of infrastructure projects Pallister is ditching or delaying and almost no examples of things the government feels qualify under the new value stress test #mbpoli
"04.10.2016 21:19:37" winnipegfreepress.com Liquor and Lotteries, CEO Stinson part ways Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has severed ties with CEO John Stinson after less than two years in the top job.Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and the crown corporation's board chair Polly Craik both said Tuesday that MLL needs to go in a different Both sides say the departure of the Liquor and Lotteries CEO was the result of a mutual agreement #mbpoli
"04.10.2016 11:58:03" Timeline Photos A Winnipeg police officer facing 34 criminal charges was killed Monday when his pickup truck slammed head-on into a gravel truck; Premier Brian Pallister warned that the province's dire financial situation means he can't be Santa Claus and approve funding
"04.10.2016 04:04:57" winnipegfreepress.com Copp must master art of the draw Even after 77 National Hockey League games during his rookie season, Andrew Copp knows his spot on the Winnipeg Jets isn't a foregone conclusion. It's not a scathing assessment of the 22-year-old's rookie campaign. Entering Monday's game, Winnipeg Jets Andrew Copp had won more than 70 per cent of his draws in two pre-season games. He also knows it's going to take more than getting his stick down a little quicker.
"04.10.2016 01:24:48" winnipegfreepress.com Province 'developing a plan' to build East Side Road, no timeline given The east side road will be built --- but Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen won't even venture to speculate on a timetable."We're devloping a plan --- how much clearer can I be?" Pedersen told reporters Monday.
"03.10.2016 22:27:37" winnipegfreepress.com Tickets available to public for Free Press Sunday Brunch Collective Tickets are now available to non-subscribers for our upcoming Sunday Brunch Collective.
The Sunday Brunch Collective is a series of monthly events featuring a fixed menu brunch -- with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options -- prepared by chef Ben
"03.10.2016 21:50:01" winnipegfreepress.com Perreault good to go tonight Mathieu Perreault has a clean bill of health and will be in the Winnipeg Jets' lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators in preseason action at MTS Centre.The 28-year-old centre, who signed a four-year extension with the club in July, was forced out of Mathieu Perreault has a clean bill of health and will be in the Winnipeg Jets' lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators in pre-season action at MTS Centre.
"03.10.2016 18:31:50" A Winnipeg police officer charged with numerous criminal offences was killed this morning in a collision with a gravel truck.
"03.10.2016 12:06:13" Timeline Photos Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is coming to Winnipeg in July to help build houses; the politicians on Broadway get back at it today as the MLAs return to the Legislature; and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night in the
"03.10.2016 04:27:47" winnipegfreepress.com Kid-line comes through for Jets CALGARY — If this was a statement game, Scott Kosmachuk, Chase De Leo and JC Lipon did their best to be heard.The trio of young forwards, all in their second or third seasons as pros, played as a unit Sunday night and, if nothing else, made the personnel Kosmachuk, De Leo, Lipon grab spotlight with strong performances in pre-season win over Flames.
"03.10.2016 01:09:44" winnipegfreepress.com Blue defence needs strong rebound The Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 40-26 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos Friday night at Investors Group Field prevented the Blue and Gold from clinching a playoff berth (they also needed the Toronto Argonauts to lose Sunday, which they did). More importantly, it Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 40-26 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos Friday prevented the team from clinching a playoff berth. Reporter Jeff Hamilton takes a closer look at what the loss means for the Blue and Gold.
"03.10.2016 00:07:49" winnipegfreepress.com Good gourd: Two-time prizewinner's giant pumpkin breaks scale A 14-year-old boy with an orange thumb is upset his extra-large pumpkin may have broken the scale at the Roland Pumpkin Fair this weekend. On Saturday, Milan Lukes brought his gargantuan gourd to be weighed in Roland, Man. Milan Lukes, a Grade 9 student, is threatening to retire from the pumpkin-growing biz next year to focus on his studies.
"02.10.2016 23:40:49" winnipegfreepress.com Indian Group of Seven founder dies at 97 Daphne Odjig, the internationally-acclaimed indigenous artist known for founding the Indian Group of Seven in Winnipeg, died Saturday at age 97. Her niece, Darla Fisher Odjig, confirmed her aunt's death on a special Facebook page. Her career as an artist "If my work as an artist has somehow helped to open doors between our people and the non-native community, then I am glad. I am even more deeply pleased if it has helped to encourage the young people that have followed our generation, to express their
"02.10.2016 20:11:39" winnipegfreepress.com The butterflies are over for Patrik Laine Patrik Laine will be butterfly-free when he suits up for the Winnipeg Jets for a second time on Sunday night. The 18-year-old right-winger will appear in his second straight game of the preseason when he straps on the skates for Winnipeg's meeting with Patrik Laine will be butterfly-free when he suits up for the Winnipeg Jets for a second time on Sunday night against Calgary.
"02.10.2016 17:29:16" winnipegfreepress.com Teen killed in rollover remembered for smile and soccer skills The teen who died after a rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday morning was described by her former soccer coach as “always having a smile on her face.” Julia Peters, 17, lived in the RM of Cartier, Man. Julia Peters, 17, died after a rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday morning. A vigil in her memory will occur Sunday night.
"02.10.2016 13:38:54" winnipegfreepress.com Sage of sound He's Winnipeg's own rock music guru, known to everyone simply as “H.” Howard Mandshein has been a staple on local radio for four decades, his distinctive baritone voice intoning his unrivalled passion for the music he plays. John Einarson looks at the long and fabled career of rock music guru Howard Mandshein.
"02.10.2016 03:48:36" Timeline Photos On Sunday's front page: Wild warning
"02.10.2016 01:21:48" Timeline Photos Six weeks after the 21-year-old woman went missing, Christine Wood's parents spend almost every night scouring city streets in a desperate bid to find her.
"02.10.2016 00:42:33" Timeline Photos "Art has a great way of telling a cultural story, a human story and a community story," Nunavut's Culture and Heritage deputy minister says of new Inuit art exhibit at the Winnipeg Art
"01.10.2016 23:07:25" winnipegfreepress.com Gallery: Return to the pumpkin batch Last fall I made a pledge, and I kept it: no pumpkin beers. Not one brew infused with pumpkin and spices passed through my lips during the season. Wine writer Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson put pumpkin beers to the test -- and even liked some of them.
"30.09.2016 22:05:13" winnipegfreepress.com City amnesty over, pets need licences... or else Starting Saturday, if you don't have a licence for your dogs and cats, it could cost you $250, and possibly a whole lot more.A five week-long amnesty period for owners of unlicensed pets is over and the city's zero-tolerance policy goes back into effect. "This policy will be enforced through the regular course of duties of animal services officers," the city said in a statement today.
"30.09.2016 19:04:06" WAG's new exhibit: Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic Winnipeg Art Gallery opens its latest exhibit tonight. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic features a huge collection of Inuit art on loan from the Government of Nunavut. The showcase runs until the new year.
"30.09.2016 16:48:08" winnipegfreepress.com Cottagers shocked by multiplying molluscs BEACONIA BEACH — An invasion of zebra mussels has left east Lake Winnipeg cottage owners shocked at how fast they have multiplied.Residents of Island Beach — a cottage development just north of Beaconia Beach — were describing the number of mussels they Cottagers said the mussels were about a third of a metre deep in places along the shore before weekend storms took most of them away.
"30.09.2016 12:07:26" Timeline Photos Zebra mussels are nearly 30 centimetres deep in places at Lake Winnipeg's Beaconia Beach and Island Beach; Ottawa politicians are coming to Winnipeg to announce $4.6 million in immediate economic development programs for Churchill; and Edmonton makes its
"29.09.2016 20:50:53" Timeline Photos Today's Ctrl-F celebrates #NationalCoffeeDay: More than a simple morning pick-me-up - shar.es/1xyYEi
"29.09.2016 19:45:23" winnipegfreepress.com Trouba likely to come slinking back Steve Lyons: Hey. Welcome back. Hope you had a good break after your whirlwind tour of the World Cup of Hockey. Apparently it's still going on — if they do it again, I would suggest it needs to be a tad shorter. Check out this week's Say What?!, an email conversation between sports editor Steve Lyons and sports columnist Paul Wiecek.
"29.09.2016 18:45:59" winnipegfreepress.com Neighbours fear for mansion's fate About 75 Crescentwood homeowners are rallying to save a stately Wellington Crescent mansion from the wrecker's ball. Leader Equity Partners purchased the 107-year-old, 8,000-square-foot home at 514 Wellington Cres. last April for about $1.25 million and plans to demolish it and replace it with a new condominium complex.
"29.09.2016 15:06:12" The Spit Take: Aveleda Charamba Looking for a fine fall wine? In our one minute Spit Take wine review, Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson tries the Aveleda Charamba from Portugal. It's available for $11.49 at Liquor Marts and wine retailers. Watch our extended review here: http://wfp.to/2TX
"29.09.2016 12:14:04" Timeline Photos Winnipeggers are evenly split on growth fees; an atheist has filed a human rights complaint over the use of prayer at a city council meeting; and an open house at the University of Manitoba today and Friday will introduce a 30-year master plan for the
"28.09.2016 23:45:50" winnipegfreepress.com Royals urged by First Nations to push governments for reconciliation KELOWNA, B.C. - First Nations leaders have urged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to encourage the British Columbia and federal governments to take their issues seriously, marking the second straight day of the royal tour that aboriginal leaders The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge spent the day in the Yukon today. Also includes updated slideshow of their trip to Canada!
"28.09.2016 21:28:53" winnipegfreepress.com Hydro needs to reduce staff to cut costs: CEO Kelvin Shepherd said he remains optimistic about the future of Manitoba Hydro, but the CEO of the debt-ridden Crown corporation definitely has his hands full.In a speech to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce this morning, a week after the release of a Kevin Shepherd said staff has been reduced by 400 through attrition over the past three years, and another 900 of Hydro's 6,000 employees are eligible for retirement. And while he said that has been managed well in the past, there is now a more urgent
"28.09.2016 12:04:17" University of Winnipeg student Danielle Sicotte, 22, will meet Prince William and Princess Kate in Victoria, B.C.; most of the 80 people losing their jobs at the East Side Road Authority will not automatically land other government jobs; and the Winnipeg
"27.09.2016 20:55:50" winnipegfreepress.com The end of political civility There may be another reason for Canadians to feel a sense of pride about their country. On Monday night, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton faced off for the first time in an American presidential debate. Our editorial board on last night's American presidential debate: "It's easy to watch the presidential election from the cheap seats, eating Skittles and being more than a bit smug that this couldn't happen in Canada. However... this election could
"27.09.2016 17:55:10" winnipegfreepress.com Agent adamant Trouba wants trade JACOB Trouba's agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg.“I don't anticipate anything changing. Jacob Trouba's agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg.
"27.09.2016 12:15:28" Timeline Photos The Free Press obtains a report into Manitoba's northern child welfare authority, and learns that not all live births were reported, and mandatory reviews of children who died in care were not performed; Tolko Industries has a letter of intent from a
"26.09.2016 12:20:54" Timeline Photos U.S. presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump get set to square off in their first televised debate of the 2016 election campaign; wealthy Manitobans donned tuxedos and gowns Saturday evening at the David Foster foundation's Miracle Gala
"26.09.2016 03:02:05" winnipegfreepress.com Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87.
"26.09.2016 00:00:00" "This guy plays big minutes, 22 minutes, and he's gonna complain some sort of way about his ice time. How much more does he want?"
Jets players react to Trouba's request to be traded:
"25.09.2016 22:39:49" winnipegfreepress.com Bookstore has bounced around Chapter 1: Tweet and ye shall find On May 7, 2013, Mötley Crüe performed live at the MTS Centre as part of the rock band's 29-date North American tour. At noon that day, Tommy Lee, the California band's enigmatic drummer, announced via his Twitter feed a It made have changed locations, but The Book Fair on Portage Avenue remains a Winnipeg mainstay.
"25.09.2016 16:57:59" winnipegfreepress.com Talent shines, donations flow as gala gets into full swing After months of questions surrounding the event, David Foster was ready dish out some answers at his foundation's Miracle Gala and Concert Saturday night at MTS Centre. The collaborations started early in the night, with Hartley Richardson — who was David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala raises $3.2M with performances by Michael Bolton, Seal, Carly Rae Jepsen:
"25.09.2016 16:43:26" winnipegfreepress.com Trouba trade request 'a weird situation': Perreault The Jacob Trouba trade demand is not sitting well with at least one of his teammates.Mathieu Perreault sounded off on Sunday morning following his on-ice session at Winnipeg Jets training camp. Winnipeg Jets players react to Jacob Trouba's trade request:
"This guy plays big minutes, 22 minutes, and he's gonna complain some sort of way about his ice time. How much more does he want?" Mathieu Perreault said.
"25.09.2016 14:56:29" winnipegfreepress.com Trouba asks for trade from Jets Jacob Trouba doesn't want to look back on his career in 20 years and feel he didn't realized his true potential. And with that, the restricted free agent defenceman's agent Kurt Overhardt released a statement on Saturday night, suggesting his client "What it comes down to is, am I going to look back at my career in 20 years and regret just being OK on the third pairing and going along with my career? I mean, I've worked pretty hard at this game for 18 years and I want to realize my what kind of
"25.09.2016 14:45:10" winnipegfreepress.com Bookstore has bounced around Chapter 1: Tweet and ye shall find On May 7, 2013, Mötley Crüe performed live at the MTS Centre as part of the rock band's 29-date North American tour. At noon that day, Tommy Lee, the California band's enigmatic drummer, announced via his Twitter feed a Follow the bouncing bookstore: Business still a downtown mainstay
"23.09.2016 23:57:29" winnipegfreepress.com First Nations' firefighting resources meagre: report - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — It's no surprise a remote Manitoba reserve had no working fire truck to help fi... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. In 2012, more than one-quarter of the 61 First Nations surveyed didn't have a fire truck
"23.09.2016 22:09:03" winnipegfreepress.com Walby apologizes for 'inappropriate language' during speech at Bombers' gala dinner Legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Chris Walby apologized Friday on Twitter for his expletive-laden speech at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Legacy Gala Dinner on Wednesday night.The 59-year-old was on hand to introduce fellow offensive lineman Walby stretched well past his allotted two minutes for his speech in front of an all-ages crowd and dropped numerous F-bombs #bombers
"23.09.2016 18:26:53" winnipegfreepress.com Second World War airman, 95, to be awarded French Legion of Honour - Winnipeg Free Press At the beginning, the old soldier wasn't that interested in answering a reporter's quest... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'You don't get medals in the mail every day'
"23.09.2016 16:59:29" winnipegfreepress.com Chiefs to Pallister government: we'll move casino if we want to - Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba chiefs say the provincial government can't tell First Nations where to put their cas... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'In no uncertain terms is it acceptable for the Pallister government to undermine and unilaterally dismiss the Aseneskak Casino board request to relocate their casino'
"23.09.2016 12:18:51" Timeline Photos Columnist Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson argues Manitobans should get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to greater privatization of liquor sales; Manitoba Senator Janis Johnson leaves the Senate after 26 years of services; and Jets columnist Scott Campbell
"22.09.2016 23:19:16" winnipegfreepress.com Sen. Janis Johnson leaves Upper Chamber, calls final years 'very dysfunctional' OTTAWA — Manitoba's longest serving senator is leaving the upper chamber after what she says w... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Sen Janis Johnson: 'It was ultra partisan because of the way the former prime minister treated the Senate and the role he wanted it to play' #cdnpoli
"22.09.2016 22:14:37" Bomber Report: Team will get true test in Calgary http://wfp.to/2Vf #Bombers
"22.09.2016 19:27:53" winnipegfreepress.com Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014. The stolen data The stolen data includes users' names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder's identity.
"22.09.2016 17:37:03" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba better at handling sale of alcohol: report A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says Manitoba does a better job than any ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Government net income as a percentage of revenue from the sale of alcohol is lowest in Alberta's system, which is fully privatized.
"22.09.2016 15:32:29" winnipegfreepress.com Team Fun rides to the rescue of boring hockey TORONTO — They are the future of the game — and that's awesome. What has become readily apparent at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is any game with the likes of Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau and Auston Matthews and Mark Scheifele is going to be a game Not only can these Team North America youngsters play, they are playing a wildly entertaining throwback version of hockey that has all but disappeared from the NHL in the last 20 years.
"22.09.2016 13:06:42" winnipegfreepress.com MPI to seek monster rate increase The highest insurance-rate hike in decades for motorists could be in the cards when Manitoba Public Insurance meets with the Public Utilities Board in October. A rate increase of up to seven per cent is on the table as the Crown corporation attempts to protects customers from a massive "rate shock" caused by years of lower-than-predicted interest rates, MPI officials said.
"22.09.2016 12:10:58" Timeline Photos The Winnipeg Jets training camp starts today with team physicals before on-ice sessions begin Friday; MPI will meet with the Public Utilities Board in October to ask for a rate increase of up to seven per cent; and a review of a hydroelectric project in
"22.09.2016 00:27:00" winnipegfreepress.com Data to back growth fees don't add up: report - Winnipeg Free Press Much of the financial information used to support city hall's argument for development fees is exagg... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Report says city is using exaggerated data to back up growth-fee plan #wpgpoli
"21.09.2016 23:41:12" winnipegfreepress.com Jets have plenty of intriguing storylines after extra-long, but productive off-season It's been a long off-season for fans of the Winnipeg Jets. After reaching a franchise-best 99 points in the 2014-15 season, en route to their first playoff berth since arriving from Atlanta in 2011, the Jets found themselves 21 points short of that mark Building that chemistry begins in earnest Thursday with the official start to the 2016 training camp #NHLJets
"21.09.2016 21:39:00" winnipegfreepress.com Biggest law firms in Manitoba, Saskatchewan announce merger Manitoba's largest full-service law firm— Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP – is about to become a whole lot bigger. The Winnipeg firm announced Wednesday it will be merging with Saskatchewan's largest full-service law firm – MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman Aikins Law announced Wednesday it will be merging with Saskatchewan's largest full-service law firm – MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP (MLT) — effective Jan. 1.
"21.09.2016 20:54:34" Timeline Photos Kevin Chief won't run for NDP leadership wfp.to/2ZE #mbpoli
"21.09.2016 19:34:41" Hydro's money woes: How did we get here? #mbpoli: Hydro board slams NDP handling of Bipole III, Keeyask dam projects wfp.to/2Zx
"21.09.2016 18:07:34" winnipegfreepress.com Route for Manitoba hydroelectric project mistake that can't be changed: review WINNIPEG - A review of a hydroelectric project in Manitoba says the project includes a billion-dollar mistake, but it's too late to change. The review of the BiPole Three transmission line and Keeyask generating station says much of the work has been The decision by the former NDP government to have the transmission line built on a longer route through western Manitoba has added $1 billion to the cost, the review says
"21.09.2016 17:02:10" winnipegfreepress.com Gas Station Arts Centre theatre redevelopment no longer includes residential, parking components An ambitious, $30-million plan for redeveloping Osborne Village's Gas Station Arts Centre has been dramatically downsized after failing to obtain enough funding support from the city.“We are not abandoning the project, but we are scaling back the 'We are scaling back the project'
"21.09.2016 12:07:29" Timeline Photos A $30-million plan for redeveloping Osborne Village's Gas Station Arts Centre has been considerably downsized; a report by Elections Manitoba says more than half of young adults eligible to vote in the past provincial election didn't cast ballots; and
"20.09.2016 23:32:37" winnipegfreepress.com Goldeyes celebrate American Association title with eye to the future WICHITA, Kan. — They began the season in early May with a blank canvas, unsure if the final product would be closer to a Picasso or a finger painting.A year of missing the playoffs, which is a rarity around these parts, will do that. The Goldeyes are hosting an American Association championship gathering Wednesday at Shaw Park. Doors open at 5 p.m.; admission is free
"20.09.2016 22:23:20" winnipegfreepress.com City agrees to 'extensive analysis' on impact of self-driving cars - Winnipeg Free Press St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard is in the driver's seat when it comes to examining the impact of driv... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It's coming and I don't want Winnipeg to be behind the 8-ball': St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard #mbpoli
"20.09.2016 20:14:12" winnipegfreepress.com Health Sciences Centre COO leaves 'effective immediately' The Health Sciences Centre's top executive is no longer working there.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dr. Perry Gray, the hospital's vice-president and chief medical officer, is now filling in as acting chief operating officer
"20.09.2016 18:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Union urges feds to take over Churchill port - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — The union representing workers at the Port of Churchill wants the federal government ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The move would designate Churchill as essential to Canada's economy and a strategic asset and return the port to federal control #cdnpoli
"20.09.2016 17:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Crane unit getting train back on track after derailing - Winnipeg Free Press Crews with a crane unit are working to get the City of Winnipeg's aqueduct locomotive back on track ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The Greater Winnipeg Water District (GWWD) locomotive and the truck collided at a controlled railway crossing at Highway 11 east of Winnipeg Monday
"20.09.2016 17:00:00" Cover Photos Free Press photographer Phil Hossack captured fly fishers -- and flying fishers -- on the Red River near the dam and locks in Lockport. See our photo gallery: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/the-fall-feast-396318331.html
"20.09.2016 16:57:13" winnipegfreepress.com East Side Road Authority rapped for lack of oversight - Winnipeg Free Press A report by Manitoba's auditor general has identified 'Many gaps' in the management of the province's East Side Road Authority #mbpoli
"20.09.2016 12:13:10" Timeline Photos The Winnipeg Goldeyes capture the American Association baseball title; city parks manager Dave Domke admitted Monday city staff can't keep up with landscaping requirements because his department's requests for more funding have been repeatedly denied; and
"20.09.2016 00:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com More than a maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen joins star-studded David Foster gala lineup The David Foster Foundation's Miracle Gala and Concert is only a few days away and the list of performers for the event is growing clearer. The Saturday night gala has added Canadian artist Carly Rae Jepsen, whose latest album Emotion was up for a Polaris
"19.09.2016 23:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister should know blind austerity can do more harm than good - Winnipeg Free Press Has Premier Brian Pallister fooled us all?... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: This is a government that continues to look for any excuse to cancel, with a contemptuous gusto, any legacy project launched by the previous NDP government. Even those that were worthy of continuation #mbpoli
"19.09.2016 22:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Researchers offer free gas to drivers who agree to MPI drug test Drivers voluntarily taking part in a Manitoba Public Insurance breathalyzer and saliva test research... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. '10 bucks for five minutes of your time'
"19.09.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com City surveillance pilot leads to 15 illegal dumping investigations If you've got junk in your trunk and you're thinking of dumping it somewhere in the city, think agai... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. It's not just about stopping ilegal dumping, but preventing arson, the city says #wpgpoli
"19.09.2016 20:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Politics 204 for Monday, Sept. 19 We're back: Politics 204 is back after a summer break, just in time for the resumption of Parliament. It's showtime for the House and it's expected it will be a raucous fall session — great for those of us addicted to politics. Politics 204: It's showtime for the House and it's expected it will be a raucous fall session #cdnpoli
"19.09.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Review requested for bike helmet bylaw - Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg's administration has requested more time as it considers a controversial proposal for... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Public works needs another 180 days to conduct a proper review
"19.09.2016 18:26:09" winnipegfreepress.com Plan for low-cost airline frustrated by approval process OTTAWA - Plans for a new ultra-low-cost airline with a major maintenance hub in Winnipeg are on the ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau's office informed Canada Jetlines Ltd. it wasn't likely to make a decision on foreign ownership any time soon.
"19.09.2016 17:15:01" winnipegfreepress.com Stingy budget blamed for shabby state of parks City officials said if politicians want their boulevards and parks to look nicer, they'll have... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. An report dealing with parks and boulevards admits that staff can't keep up with the mowing requirements #wpgpoli
"19.09.2016 16:31:05" winnipegfreepress.com Liquor & Lotteries board axes $75-M relocation plan - Winnipeg Free Press A $75-million plan to relocate Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries' head office downtown has been scrapp... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Just in: Liquor & Lotteries backs out of downtown relocation plan #mbpoli
"19.09.2016 15:34:13" winnipegfreepress.com Makes no sense to dismiss rail relocation, riverwalk protection without knowing costs, benefits There is always a reason not to be bold. There are always other priorities. Brent Bellamy: Visionary ideas and the courage to implement them only come through inclusive public dialogue.
"19.09.2016 11:59:53" Timeline Photos About 2,000 Manitobans participated Sunday in this year's Terry Fox Run; columnist Brent Bellamy criticizes recent decisions regarding Winnipeg's rail yards and riverwalk and a lack of vision for the city; and the Winnipeg Goldeyes head into the deciding
"19.09.2016 03:39:19" winnipegfreepress.com Goldeyes heading to Game 5 after victory over Wingnuts WICHITA, Kan - The tying run stood at first base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The championship-winning run stood at home plate in the form of Matt Chavez, the league's batting king. "Just lucky," is how the Goldeyes 2015 AA relief pitcher of the year described his season-saving outing following the 5-4 victory
"19.09.2016 02:30:11" winnipegfreepress.com WestJet cans direct flights from Brandon to Toronto - Winnipeg Free Press BRANDON — WestJet no longer offers flights between Brandon and Toronto, according to a press r... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. WestJet announced that it will not offer direct flights from Brandon to Toronto this winter.
"19.09.2016 01:01:36" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg Free Press A northern chill: The Pas fears town's economy will go cold when Tolko closes mill
"18.09.2016 23:50:49" winnipegfreepress.com City may get its first IHOP franchise Winnipeg may be getting its first International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant.The latest site plan for the high-profile Seasons retail/residential/commercial development on the northwest corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway shows a IHOP may soon be making its way to Winnipeg. Are you excited?
"18.09.2016 22:39:05" winnipegfreepress.com Within every saint is a human I'm not a big fan of novels, but I really liked Godric by Frederick Buechner.Published in 1981, the book is about Saint Godric, who lived in the 11th century in England. Mother Teresa, now St. Teresa, was flesh and blood, too
"18.09.2016 21:59:52" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg Free Press When Ralph Wild placed a wreath to commemorate the survivors of the Battle of Britain at a ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the battle, he also remembered the flyers who didn't come back.
"18.09.2016 17:18:01" winnipegfreepress.com On a bed of rails: Part 2 Imagine a Winnipeg without rail lines. It's circa 2035, and the Weston yards that have occupied the steel-lined landscape for more than a century have vanished and re-emerged as a new neighbourhood, complete with boutique shops and residential apartments. Dream of relocation clashes with reality of political will, price tag: Part 2 in our rail relocation series by Randy Turner examines the paradox of relocation vs. rail growth and what it could mean for the city's future.
"18.09.2016 03:51:31" Timeline Photos Bombers snag their seventh straight win, and the front of Sunday's Winnipeg Free Press:
"17.09.2016 20:02:00" winnipegfreepress.com Grandmother reaches out to AIDS-ravaged Africa Bev Suek loves her 10 grandchildren but can't imagine raising them all by herself. This summer Bev Suek met many grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who are raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.
"17.09.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Meet the man who's walking every Winnipeg street 'You live around here?"
Bill Fugler gets that question a lot. Bill Fugler's goal, for the last several years, has been to walk every street in Winnipeg.
"17.09.2016 17:59:02" winnipegfreepress.com Starting over with nothing Paul and his two brothers were set up in their hotel for three days by the Manitoba Red Cross.
Sam Lavallee isn't bitter.
He's sad, scared and angry, of course, but the 20-year-old says he's ready to start a new chapter in his life, even if it Family of seven loses everything in rash of North End house fires
"17.09.2016 16:43:24" winnipegfreepress.com Five storylines to watch as Bombers enter tilt against Toronto This afternoon's game will pit one of the hottest teams in the CFL against one coming off its best performance of the season as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts clash in a Week 13 matchup at Investors Group Field. Here are five storylines It's Game Day! Here are 5 storylines our reporters think are important.
"16.09.2016 23:14:29" winnipegfreepress.com Dog rescued from hoarder situation in August euthanized Gypsy, a dog rescued from a hoarding situation last month with open sores covering her face, has bee... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Gypsy was one of a dozen dogs and at least one dead puppy taken Aug. 10 from a Valley Gardens townhouse by staff from the province's chief veterinary office
"16.09.2016 21:55:20" winnipegfreepress.com MPI's roadside saliva survey raises serious concerns: Ethics prof - Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba Public Insurance's random roadside saliva survey may be invasive and coercive --- and it ma... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'MPI may want to rethink what they're doing:' Ethicist Prof. Arthur Schafer
"16.09.2016 20:47:54" 'Maybe this was my calling': Drew Willy has no hard feelings as #Bombers go for seven http://wfp.to/2UQ
"16.09.2016 18:20:00" winnipegfreepress.com Bowman forges ahead with development fees, city releases draft bylaw - Winnipeg Free Press Mayor Brian Bowman is moving ahead with plans to impose fees on new residential and non-residential ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The city administration released a report Friday, Implementation of An Impact Fee, which mirrors the controversial Hemson Report, which was only released two weeks ago
"16.09.2016 17:26:30" The rail industry in Winnipeg On a bed of rails: Rail relocation seems to benefit all parties, so what is Winnipeg's hold up? wfp.to/bedofrails2
"16.09.2016 16:11:36" winnipegfreepress.com Parton shows generosity to homeless man in city Kashtin Sinclair thought he was going to have to sleep on the streets again Monday night until country superstar Dolly Parton bought him a room at the Radisson Hotel. Almost two days later, Kashtin Sinclair was still smiling and had the key card tucked in his breast pocket.
"16.09.2016 12:11:22" Timeline Photos Overtime will be a permanent problem for the fire paramedic service until the staffing complement is brought up to adequate levels, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane tells city council's finance committee; Premier Brian Pallister has poured
"15.09.2016 23:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg KFC/Taco Bell likely the first in chain to unionize Workers at the KFC/Taco Bell on Regent Avenue have become the first in Manitoba to unionize.The 28 workers were certified by the Manitoba Labour Board on Sept. It took the fast food outlet employees just six weeks to organize.
"15.09.2016 22:38:11" winnipegfreepress.com Defence minister backs off idea of allowing First Nations to call in military - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan threw a reality check on the notion he is considering ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Sajjan: 'We do have a good system in place and they just need to be reassured the system that is there will serve them as a priority' #cdnpoli
"15.09.2016 21:43:37" winnipegfreepress.com Glasshouse Lofts celebrates grand opening Downtown Winnipeg's newest residential tower — the 200-unit Glasshouse Lofts condo building on Hargrave Street — celebrated its official grand opening today.A number of local dignitaries, including Mayor Brian Bowman, were on hand for the noon-hour event, Downtown Winnipeg's newest residential tower is complete
"15.09.2016 20:35:00" winnipegfreepress.com Over half of bus rides being paid for with new card - Winnipeg Free Press More than half of all transit rides every day are being paid with the new Peggo tap card.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The Peggo card is being used about 100,000 times a day #wpgpoli
"15.09.2016 19:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Casino relocation not in the cards, Pallister says - Winnipeg Free Press Premier Brian Pallister has poured cold water on plans by a First Nation casino at The Pas to reloca... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. There was no mincing words: 'No, that's not going to happen' #mbpoli
"15.09.2016 18:49:35" winnipegfreepress.com Candice Bergen to be named Conservative house leader - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA - Manitoba MP Candice Bergen today will be named the new house leader for the Conservative Pa... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Just in: Candice Bergen replaces Andrew Scheer, who stepped down as house leader to pursue a leadership bid #cdnpoli
"15.09.2016 17:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com OT costs for firefighters more than double what city budgeted - Winnipeg Free Press Overtime will be a permanent problem with the fire paramedic service until the staffing complement i... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. WFPS budgeted $2.1 million for OT costs in 2016 but it's going to be $2.7 million higher. The department says it doesn't have enough firefighters #wpgpoli
"15.09.2016 16:41:31" winnipegfreepress.com Trouba talks contract, expects to be in Jets lineup opening night PITTSBURGH — Yes, Jacob Trouba would like to play a larger role with the Winnipeg Jets.And yes, Trouba sounds like he does get frustrated with how much he has to play on the left side with the Jets despite having a right-handed shot. Paul Wiecek: Is there any doubt in his mind he will be in the Jets lineup when they open their regular season next month? #NHLJets
"15.09.2016 15:25:41" winnipegfreepress.com Walmart Canada to no longer accept Visa cards at its 16 Manitoba stores TORONTO - Walmart Canada says it will start informing its Manitoba customers today that all 16 stores in the province will not accept Visa as of Oct. 24. The move comes as the retail giant and the credit card company remain locked in a battle over Visa said it had offered Walmart one of the lowest rates for any merchant in the country but the retailer wanted more.
"15.09.2016 14:43:51" winnipegfreepress.com Digital experience has been tailored to your wishes We know we are good at ink largely because that's what we've flowed across the pages of the Free Press since 1872. Our redesign won't be done until we've heard from you. As you'll see from the message greeting readers to the website, you'll have the option to test-drive this work in progress. A simple click on the gear at the top will allow you to beta-test the new
"15.09.2016 12:03:38" Timeline Photos The methamphetamine user base in Winnipeg has increased significantly over the last few years, allowing traffickers to prosper, according to police; hockey fans mourned the passing of Len Kropioski, the Jets superfan famous for his salute during the
"15.09.2016 01:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com July's fatal rooming house fire sparks plan for bad landlord tip line The North Point Douglas rooming house fire that claimed the lives of two residents in July has promp... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "After the fire, we thought 'what could we do to prevent further tragedy and make the quality of life for our folk better"
"15.09.2016 00:07:53" winnipegfreepress.com NDP's bad bets on casinos now haunt Pallister's Tories Bad government policy is like a bomb with a very long fuse.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: If you had to put a bet on it, there is a growing circumstantial evidence the PCs are not amenable to moving the casino
"14.09.2016 22:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com When fans fail to speak up, bullies get away with it - Winnipeg Free Press At the peak of the throw, in the electric hang time between release and reception, it's easy t... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Melissa Martin: The business of pro sport asks us to define ourselves by allegiance to a team. But the passion of rivalry can also turn vicious, and that is where fan divisions must end.
"14.09.2016 21:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Laine captivating in the spotlight WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's a dressing room jam packed with NHL stars. There's Mikko Koivu. Paul Wiecek: Patrik Laine understands in the stratified world of pro hockey, a kid who has yet to play a shift in the NHL is not supposed to get more attention than 10-year veterans #NHLJets
"14.09.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Century-old office building to be converted into affordable apartments, developers say The Winnipeg firm that's converting a century-old Portage Avenue office building into rental apartments plans to offer “affordable” rents that include all the utilities, free Internet and on-site bicycle storage. “We're not looking to capture an To keep rents as low as possible, the 50 to 57 one-bedroom apartments will be modest in size — 550 to 650 square feet
"14.09.2016 20:13:45" Jets organization salutes fan favourite 'Kroppy' #NHLJets organization salutes fan favourite 'Kroppy' http://wfp.to/2qa
"14.09.2016 19:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com MTS offers early retirement packages to 50 employees Despite the pending acquisition of the company by BCE, MTS continues its cost-cutting efforts by offering early retirement packages for another 50 employees.Last year the company reduced its workforce by about 300 people through a similar program that had Last year MTS reduced its workforce by about 300 people through a similar program
"14.09.2016 18:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Aseneskak Casino lobbies PCs to move to Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press THE PAS — The last major hurdle to the largest casino in northern Manitoba moving to Assiniboi... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Without moving to a larger market, the casino on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation will have to shut down in the next 21/2 years, Chief Clarence Easter of Chemawawin Cree Nation said of the gaming centre in The Pas
"14.09.2016 18:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Push for more transparency on employee compensation gains momentum City councillor Scott Gillingham is seeing dividends in his efforts to have additional information r... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'Disclosure is critical to the public having confidence in government'
"14.09.2016 17:02:37" winnipegfreepress.com Running out of room for VLTs Manitoba is hooked on VLTs like no other province, but is now at risk of maxing out.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. We have more VLTs per capita than any other province -- and we're running out of room
"14.09.2016 17:00:00" Cover Photos Combines pass each other in early evening light, leaving clouds of dust and chaff in their wake, as the Anderson family works to bring in wheat from fields that have been in the family for six generations.
"14.09.2016 12:15:23" Timeline Photos The radicalization of Canadian youth seems to be on the rise, according to experts; Manitoba is hooked on VLTs like no other province, but is now at risk of maxing out, according to an independent report; and Len Kropioski, famous for his salute during
"14.09.2016 04:15:28" winnipegfreepress.com Super Jets fan Len (Kroppy) Kropioski dies age 98 - Winnipeg Free Press Len Kropioski, famous for his salute during the singing of O Canada at Winnipeg Jets games, has died... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. R.I.P., Kroppy
"14.09.2016 03:52:24" Len Kropioski: King of Kenora Len Kropioski, the WWII veteran famous for his salute during the singing of O Canada at Winnipeg Jets games, has died at age 98 at the Kenora personal care home where he lived. http://wfp.to/2r6
In 2012, the Free Press profiled Kropioski, who is known to
"14.09.2016 00:06:44" winnipegfreepress.com U of M students have received some 6,000 copyright notices this year A lawyer at the University of Manitoba is warning students to familiarize themselves with copyright ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Some U.S.-based companies are threatening to take students to court if they don't pay a settlement fee for copyright infringement.
"13.09.2016 21:40:17" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers coach downplays running back Harris' injury Breathe, Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans. It appears running back Andrew Harris' lower-body injury isn't serious. 'We're at that time of the year where they've had piles of reps and they need rest' #Bombers
"13.09.2016 20:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com Sterling Building sold? Another century-old Portage Avenue office building is poised to be converted into rental apartments. Four years after the Avenue and Hample buildings were successfully converted into 75 modern apartments by Winnipeg developers Mark and Rick Hofer, another Century-old Portage Avenue tower to be converted into residential suites, real estate sources say
"13.09.2016 19:28:08" winnipegfreepress.com Red River Ex plans $140-million expansion - Winnipeg Free Press The Red River Exhibition is set to embark on an ambitious $140-million development plan that calls f... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Red River Ex expansion plans include s hotel, a massive expansion the exhibition hall and doubling of the fairgrounds
"13.09.2016 18:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Province axes East Side Road Authority jobs - Winnipeg Free Press The Pallister government issued termination notices Tuesday morning to all employees of the East Sid... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen accused the former NDP government of financing roads for political purposes and said the Tories will be talking to Ottawa in the coming weeks about cost-sharing infrastructure projects on the east side of Lake
"13.09.2016 16:51:09" Timeline Photos Music reviewer Erin Lebar gives five stars to Dolly Parton's performance last night at the MTS Centre. Read Erin's review and see more of John Woods' great photos of the show: http://wfp.to/dollyparton
"13.09.2016 13:24:56" Timeline Photos Several potential buyers are checking out the Tolko Industries paper mill in The Pas; days after the Pallister government scuttled a $400,000 task force exploring Winnipeg rail rationalization, Mayor Brian Bowman hopes to get a similar effort back on
"12.09.2016 23:30:07" winnipegfreepress.com Port of Churchill sale to group of First Nations will happen: chief THE PAS — The purchase of the Port of Churchill by a consortium of First Nations “will h... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'We are still doing our due diligence, but it is going to happen.'
"12.09.2016 22:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Fans more than happy to open their wallets for World Cup of Hockey WASHINGTON, D.C. — The early reviews are in and it turns out hockey in Canada is popular.Who knew, right?I joke, of course. Paul Wiecek: Bettman and the players would love nothing more than to grow a hockey World Cup into something as big as soccer's equivalent
"12.09.2016 21:27:10" winnipegfreepress.com Bowman hopes to get rail relocation talks back on track - Winnipeg Free Press Days after the Pallister government scuttled a $400,000-task force exploring Winnipeg rail rationali... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Bowman said Monday he'll be contacting the provincial and federal governments to see if they'll revive plans for another study #wpgpoli #mbpoli
"12.09.2016 20:42:01" winnipegfreepress.com Tolko rejects tax holiday, says potential buyers kicking tires - Winnipeg Free Press Tolko Industries revealed Monday afternoon that it has already received preliminary inquiries from s... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'We have had preliminary inquiries from several parties interested in exploring opportunities to purchase the business': Tolko vice president
"12.09.2016 19:15:35" Blockbuster trades bring short-term, long-term benefits: Blue GM Blockbuster trades bring short-term, long-term benefits: Blue GM http://wfp.to/2wy #Bombers
"12.09.2016 18:04:54" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor, developers remain steadfast following growth fees meeting - Winnipeg Free Press Mayor Bowman spent 90 minutes Monday morning meeting with leaders from the residential development a... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Bowman and the industry representatives both said the morning's discussions were cordial but neither side has changed its opinion #wpgpoli
"12.09.2016 17:07:47" winnipegfreepress.com Sikhs barred from Dollarama store - Winnipeg Free Press Two Sikh men barred from entering a Dollarama store for wearing their kirpans — ceremonial rel... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Men wearing kirpans denied entry, file human rights complaint
"12.09.2016 12:13:01" Timeline Photos The Blue Bombers trade QB Drew Willy to Toronto; country legend Dolly Parton is in town tonight at the MTS Centre; and two Sikh men barred from entering a Winnipeg Dollarama store for wearing their kirpans — ceremonial religious knives — have filed a
"12.09.2016 01:42:29" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers QB Willy traded to Argos, Glenn returning The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have traded quarterback Drew Willy to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for defensive back T.J. Heath, and two draft picks - a first round selection in 2017 and a third-rounder in 2018, the team announced Sunday. And Bombers
"12.09.2016 00:24:54" winnipegfreepress.com More than just a haircut: Stylists help out homeless - Winnipeg Free Press Shirley Storli was the first person lined up to get a free haircut at Lighthouse Mission on Main Str... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "It's more like a fresh start. That's what it feels like."
"11.09.2016 22:25:48" winnipegfreepress.com Not every Winnipeg musician went on to be the Guess Who - Winnipeg Free Press What happened to many local musicians once the lights turned off and the curtain descended? In the 1... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Some found peace in stained glass, satisfaction in ER medicine and riches in big business.
"11.09.2016 19:19:35" winnipegfreepress.com Big Buff all smiles during World Cup of Hockey OTTAWA -- It's always been a distinctly Dustin Byfuglien trait -- he is at his most menacing when he has a smile on his face. Think about it -- how many times have you seen Byfuglien over the years doing that Incredible Hulk thing he does where he grabs It's always been a distinctly Dustin Byfuglien trait -- he is at his most menacing when he has a smile on his face.
"11.09.2016 16:15:14" We're streaming live from the very first Sunday Brunch Collective at Kitchen Sync! Food has been eaten, drinks have been drunk and now Kelly Bado is about to hit the stage. Follow along (or join in!) on Twitter using the hashtag #WFPSundayBrunch
"11.09.2016 01:45:57" Bomber Report: Blue topples Riders after tense final moments http://wfp.to/2wO
"10.09.2016 23:46:48" winnipegfreepress.com Banjo Bowl: Bombers topple Riders after tense final moments It was a slow start to the 13th annual Banjo Bowl at Investors Group Field, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers trailing the Saskatchewan Roughriders 3-0 after one quarter of play.After the Bombers started the game with the ball, going a quick two-and-out, #BanjoBowl: A win against the prairie rivals makes it six straight for the Big Blue #Bombers
"10.09.2016 22:59:29" winnipegfreepress.com Agony the same... only different Parents are always there, in the news. Often they are out of the frame, off to one side, implied by ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Melissa Martin: It's well past time for some uncomfortable questions while Christine Wood's anguished parents wait for answers
"10.09.2016 18:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com Mom, baby kept off bus when riders sit tight Apparently, there was a time when bus passengers were polite. It was wonderful evidence of a well-mannered society when able-bodied passengers would forfeit their seats to fellow passengers who needed them more, such as elderly people or pregnant wom Catrina Mitchell-Guspodarchuk, 20, is eight months pregnant, and she has good reason to wonder where the etiquette has gone.
"10.09.2016 16:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Setoguchi's road to ruin The demons followed him to Winnipeg, clung to him as he struggled to make an impact with the Jets and then tightened their grip when he left town.A very troubled Devin Setoguchi had a short, unremarkable stay in Winnipeg. Former Jet who nearly killed his career with alcohol, drugs, is getting another shot at NHL
"10.09.2016 14:58:55" winnipegfreepress.com Fight for survival heats up in The Pas As the clock ticks down to the Dec. 2 deadline for the closure of Tolko Industries' pulp and paper plant in The Pas, union and political leaders are scrambling to come up with scenarios to keep the facility open. In the race to find a solution, there's plenty of people bearing down to investigate all options.
"10.09.2016 03:31:16" winnipegfreepress.com Yee-haw! Finally a home game A full 38 days have passed since the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last ran through the tunnel at Investors Group Field to play a game.Since that day, a 37-11 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg has reeled off victories on the road against the Toronto Ready for the Banjo Bowl tomorrow? Get prepped with sports reporter Jeff Hamilton's five storylines for Saturday's game:
"09.09.2016 22:18:21" winnipegfreepress.com WPS not to blame for officers' pension shortfall and can't help, acting chief says - Winnipeg Free Press The Winnipeg Police Service is not responsible for a $3.7-million shortfall in the police pension pl... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"09.09.2016 21:00:19" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipegger takes matters into her own hands after frustrating quest to find American candy bar Fans of the Strangeloves' 1965 garage rock classic I Want Candy — covered in 1982 by British new wave darlings Bow Wow Wow and in 2007 by ex-Spice Girl Melanie C — will happily tell you that the “candy” in the song's lyrics is a euphemism for, well, Looking for a Moon Pie? Baby Ruth bar? Bacon Soda? Teeyah's specialty candy store has got you covered
"09.09.2016 19:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Smile... police chopper has a camera again - Winnipeg Free Press The Winnipeg police Air1 chopper is back in the air with a new thermal imaging camera only a week af... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The camera is a loaner from the RCMP
"09.09.2016 18:00:00" #Bombers Report: Big Blue has bigger plans than a Banjo Bowl win http://wfp.to/2Be
"09.09.2016 16:46:16" winnipegfreepress.com NCTR to benefit from new Gord Downie project - Winnipeg Free Press Canada's hidden history of its Indian Residential Schools will be front and centre this fall, backed... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Proceeds from the Secret Path multimedia project will be donated by Downie to support the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's work in honouring the stories of residential school survivors aand initiatives related to missing children and
"09.09.2016 02:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com The Pas mayor skeptical of Tolko's request to offer tax-break deal to other mill buyers - Winnipeg Free Press Tolko Industries has not said yes or no to The Pas Mayor Jim Scott's offer of a municipal and school... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'We don't have a moment to waste...Tolko is leaving — there's no doubt in anyone's mind. We don't want the mill to shut down, and have to restart': Jim Scott
"09.09.2016 01:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com City should replace stolen garbage, recycling bins, councillor says - Winnipeg Free Press City hall could be offering financial relief to homeowners whose garbage and recycling bins are stol... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. A civic committee Thursday asked the administration to consider a proposal that would see the bins replaced at no cost.
"09.09.2016 00:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Expanding floodway use wrong-headed: city councillor - Winnipeg Free Press Coun. Brian Mayes is siding with the Pallister government in its rejection of proposals to regulate ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'The river goes where the river wants to go. There are some pretty serious environmental issues you're overlooking by just saying control it': Coun. Brian Mayes
"08.09.2016 23:46:32" winnipegfreepress.com Craft fair vendor warns other sellers after event cancellations - Winnipeg Free Press Holly Behringer wants a refund for two craft fairs the organizer later pulled out of promoting and a... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"08.09.2016 22:30:00" Winnipeg's rail history On a bed of rails: Winnipeg's past, present and future collide in relocation debate wfp.to/bedofrails
"08.09.2016 21:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Campaign of abuse ends in prison term The “primary inquisitor” in a “witch hunt” for sin at a southern Manitoba Ol... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Hunt for sin made Old Order Mennonite community 'a place of dread and torture' for children
"08.09.2016 20:30:01" U.S. race 'too close to call' says Gary Doer U.S. race 'too close to call,' says Doer http://wfp.to/24N
"08.09.2016 19:30:01" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba students want campus sex-assault legislation The Canadian Federation of Students is urging the Pallister government to pass legislation addressin... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'Students have been fighting for decades for action from both university administrations and government officials'
"08.09.2016 18:30:01" winnipegfreepress.com New 911 expected to boost phone bills Upcoming changes to make 911 services more cellphone-friendly could mean a new government fee attach... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. This overhaul isn't going to be cheap #mbpoli
"08.09.2016 17:27:25" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg's past, present and future collide in relocation debate So, you're stuck in traffic at Marion and Archibald streets, again, waiting for what seems like an eternity, waiting for another train to clamour through the city. With the right of way, of course. This is a dilemma that has plagued Winnipeg for almost 50 years: how can an evolving city co-exist with an entrenched railway system built a century ago for needs of another era?
"08.09.2016 15:18:41" winnipegfreepress.com St. Norbert Collegiate mourns loss of teacher killed in cycling accident Students and staff at Collège St. Norbert Collegiate are facing a difficult day Thursday afte... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. In a letter sent home to families of students, principal Chris Szun said Michael Slobodian was a "long-time teacher and a dear friend to our community."
"08.09.2016 12:12:54" Timeline Photos Gary Doer, the former Manitoba premier and Canada's former ambassador to the U.S., offers frank opinions on the American presidential election at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café; Winnipeg Liberal MP Dan Vandal is urging Premier Brian Pallister to get on
"08.09.2016 00:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg MP urges premier to move forward on relocating rail lines OTTAWA — Winnipeg Liberal MP Dan Vandal is urging Premier Brian Pallister to get on with a pla... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It should have been done years ago': Winnipeg Liberal MP Dan Vandal
"07.09.2016 23:17:41" winnipegfreepress.com Province, school division silent on discussions over sexual identity issues The cone of silence has descended over Education Minister Ian Wishart's offer to help Hanover School... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The Steinbach-based division said Wednesday it won't talk about Wishart's offer, and Wishart's office said he would have no comment
"07.09.2016 19:15:47" Tonight, we're having a pint and pizza with former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer. The Free Press Insider event sold out but you can watch the chat live starting at 6:30 p.m. http://wfp.to/24t
"07.09.2016 17:04:44" winnipegfreepress.com Mansbridge's exit bookends an era already over The most-asked question, in the wake of Peter Mansbridge's announcement Tuesday that he will leave The National next year, concerns who will replace the anchor/chief correspondent of CBC's flagship nightly newscast.Several names — led by Wendy Mesley, Ian Brad Oswald: There will be much interest within the public broadcaster in who ends up being named as Peter Mansbridge's replacement, but it probably won't matter all that much
"07.09.2016 15:37:54" winnipegfreepress.com Floodway not option to keep riverwalk dry: report Raising the riverwalk to keep The Forks' tourist attraction dry is a better solution than using the the Red River Floodway in the summer and wiping out private property upstream. A three-member panel, appointed by the province, reviewed the operating rules and guidelines of three flood control structures in southern Manitoba and came up with recommendations and possible revisions to those operating rules
"07.09.2016 13:11:29" Timeline Photos Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger and one of his top ministers, Steve Ashton, deny interference with Omnitrax Canada's negotiations to sell the Port of Churchill; the Winnipeg Goldeyes open the American Association playoffs this evening at Shaw Park
"06.09.2016 12:13:03" Timeline Photos The Winnipeg Blue Bombers make it a five-game winning streak with a victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Labour Day Classic; a 15-month-old girl who plunged from a second-storey window Saturday is expected to make a full recovery; and Peter
"06.09.2016 02:22:51" winnipegfreepress.com Qualico pulls out of Sage Creek development, Builders' Association not surprised - Winnipeg Free Press The president of the Manitoba Home Builders' Association says he doesn't blame Qualico for pulling o... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The president of the Manitoba Home Builders' Association said Qualico's move isn't an attempt to leverage Mayor Brian Bowman to reconsider his stance on growth fees.
"It would be a business decision," Mike Moore said.
"06.09.2016 01:01:04" winnipegfreepress.com What will become of the East Side road? - Winnipeg Free Press What will become of the East Side road?... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. For those keeping score at home, the province's ambitious plan to build a 1,000-kilometre, $3-billion all-season road up the east side of Lake Winnipeg has run into a series of problems that have put the future of the project in doubt.
"05.09.2016 23:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Eyes on the skies - Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg has received its share of interesting weather this summer. ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Wondering about the weather this summer? Here's your Winnipeg weather wrapup:
"05.09.2016 21:10:27" winnipegfreepress.com Toddler showing improvement after serious fall - Winnipeg Free Press There's relief for a young family after their 15-month-old girl who fell out of a second-storey apar... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 15-month-old girl who fell out of a second-storey apartment window Saturday is expected to make a full recovery, her father says.
"05.09.2016 14:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com What's open, what's closed this Labour Day long weekend - Winnipeg Free Press The last gasp of summer is upon us in the form of the Labour Day Long Weekend. ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. ICYMI: What is open/closed Labour Day:
"05.09.2016 04:21:31" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeggers brave rain for the annual Sikh parade:
"04.09.2016 23:47:38" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers end Labour Day Classic curse with 28-25 win over Roughriders Justin Medlock hit a 43-yard field goal with no time left on the game clock as Winnipeg Blue Bombers triumphed in their first Labour Day Classic since 2004 with a 28-25 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The play was one of many in a wild fourth Justin Medlock hit a 43-yard field goal to save the day, giving the Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL their first Labour Day Classic victory since 2004 with a 28-25 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders
"04.09.2016 20:19:38" winnipegfreepress.com Girl's slaying haunts family 30 years later - Winnipeg Free Press Diminutive, blond and blue-eyed, Kerrie Ann Brown was known for standing up to bullies, and she was ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Kerrie Ann Brown was just 15 when she was sexually assaulted, killed and dumped in a remote area north of Thompson. Nearly 30 years later, the case remains unsolved.
"04.09.2016 20:15:47" winnipegfreepress.com Children's charity CEO, former Bombers VP mourned Winnipeggers are mourning the death of a former Winnipeg Blue Bombers employee and community volunteer. Jerry Maslowsky, CEO at Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba and former Bombers volunteer turned sales and marketing vice-president died Jerry Maslowsky died Saturday after battling cancer.
"04.09.2016 18:45:31" winnipegfreepress.com We dither while other cities get things done On the way back from a trip in the middle of August, I paused to spend two days poking around the bikeways of Minneapolis.It was a quick visit, and uniquely inspiring; the city is thriving. "What Winnipeg struggles with now — and has for as long as I can remember — is an apprehension to moving forward," Melissa Martin writes.
"04.09.2016 16:13:27" winnipegfreepress.com Crossing out catastrophes - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA — On March 29, 2007, 17-year-old Owen Michael Hart was driving his pickup truck on Heat... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Some of Manitoba's 2,000-plus rail crossings are among the most dangerous in Canada; mandatory safety upgrades are on the way.
"04.09.2016 04:05:16" Timeline Photos Here's a sneak peek at Sunday's front page:
"04.09.2016 03:25:52" winnipegfreepress.com Turning a corner Miles Gould doesn't believe in destiny, necessarily, but he does find it fitting he and his wife, Danielle, ended up as proprietors of the Grove, an English-style restaurant/pub at 164 Stafford St. The Grove, short for neighbouring Grosvenor Avenue, is A couple transformed a longtime neighbourhood lounge into the Grove, a successful pub and restaurant on the corner of Grosvenor Avenue and Stafford Street.
"03.09.2016 22:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Grackle the right choice (please don't cackle) My only wish is I had heard about this important national issue much earlier.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. While the loon has topped the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's poll to become the official bird of Canada, Doug Speirs makes the case for a more intimidating bird. Which bird do you choose?
"03.09.2016 18:30:01" winnipegfreepress.com Stars and gripes The fall season is upon us, which, in the entertainment world, means there will be new TV shows, movies and concert tours out the wazoo, most of which will be accompanied by some form of review. Reviews are a tricky beast — tricky to write and tricky to The Free Press offers ratings on a five-star scale for a variety of things — from restaurants to wine, from live music to live theatre — so we've asked some of our well-versed reviewers to talk about their experience and how they feel about star ratings
"03.09.2016 17:30:02" winnipegfreepress.com Schools bursting at seams Some Winnipeg students will start classes next week in the school hallway.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Divisions are begging the province for new schools, for additional classrooms and for any kind of portable they can get.
"03.09.2016 15:06:45" winnipegfreepress.com Crossing out catastrophes OTTAWA — On March 29, 2007, 17-year-old Owen Michael Hart was driving his pickup truck on Heat... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. There has been 225 train collisions with vehicles and pedestrians at rail crossings in Manitoba over the last 12 years, killing 25 people and injuring 43 others.
"03.09.2016 04:47:05" Timeline Photos Check out this sneak peek of Saturday's front page, featuring a story about what Winnipeg can learn from urban cycling success in Minneapolis:
"03.09.2016 00:18:01" winnipegfreepress.com It'd sure be nice to put out tire fire with green blood The games all count for the same number of points in the standings. But that doesn't mean every game is equal in the CFL. Paul Wiecek: Bad things happen to #Bombers teams in Regina
"02.09.2016 21:36:49" Timeline Photos This month, the milestone 20th edition of Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg will hit store shelves. Read the story of David Sherlock, the man behind the map that has been guiding people around the city since long before Google was born.
"02.09.2016 19:10:08" winnipegfreepress.com Work on historic Exchange building set to ramp up this month The 110-year-old pumping station at the corner of Waterfront Drive and James Avenue doesn't lo... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The James Avenue pumping station used to be the heart of the downtown fire-suppression system, but it's been closed for decades and has fallen into disrepair
"02.09.2016 17:27:12" winnipegfreepress.com Transforming Minneapolis into a bike-friendly city has been a bumpy but satisfying ride MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Close to the midpoint of the Stone Arch Bridge, Robin Garwood crooks his ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. We look at the cycling infrastructure in Minnesota, a place we share a kinship with, born of ice and of life marooned in what coastal dwellers consider flyover country #Winnipeg #cycling
"02.09.2016 04:29:20" Timeline Photos On Friday's front page: Building a case for growth fees
Read the story here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/growth-fees-on-new-city-development-necessary-consultant-392038761.html
"02.09.2016 02:22:27" winnipegfreepress.com Harris looking forward to playing in his first Labour Day Classic There have been plenty of firsts for running back Andrew Harris since his return home to Winnipeg. For Harris — now nine games into his first season of a three-year deal with the Blue and Gold — a couple of moments stick out: cheers from the home crowd as It's Labour Day Classic time -- a first for Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris.
"01.09.2016 23:42:28" winnipegfreepress.com Uber's drive into Winnipeg kicks into high gear - Winnipeg Free Press With many road blocks still ahead, the path to Uber coming to Winnipeg is looking shorter as the com... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. An email from Uber encourages Winnipeggers to fill out a survey being conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Taxicab Board. The company is also encouraging the board to follow in the footsteps of other cities that have allowed Uber to operate.
"01.09.2016 18:27:53" winnipegfreepress.com Fun in a bun: city eateries get wild with Burger Week creations Since 2013, burger lovers in Winnipeg have awaited the beginning of September every year with taste buds primed. That's right, Burger Week is back. CTRL+F: The Ron Swanson, The Steamed Ham, The Thanksgiving. Burger Week is back, Winnipeg.
"01.09.2016 15:33:38" winnipegfreepress.com City has no authority to impose growth fees: consultant Brian Bowman has unleashed a storm within the city's development community over the potential ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Hemson Consulting did a similar growth study for the City of Saskatoon in 2015, which stated that the City of Winnipeg Charter doesn't give the city authority to impose new fees.
Hemson's Winnipeg study is due at city hall today.
"01.09.2016 12:36:53" Timeline Photos The police board has approved a request from the Winnipeg Police Service to re-allocate funds for the purchase of a new thermal imaging camera for the police helicopter; the husband of a woman accused of hiding the remains of six full-term babies in a
"01.09.2016 02:05:45" winnipegfreepress.com House calls for hard-core fans: Local band to personally deliver copies of latest album It's every music lover's dream: your favourite band showing up on your doorstep to personally deliver their new album. For some Winnipeggers, that dream is becoming a reality. "We just thought it would be a cool idea to bring the album directly to people's doors," said Royal Canoe vocalist and keyboardist Matt Schellenberg.
"31.08.2016 19:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com City finds cash for new police copter camera - Winnipeg Free Press The Winnipeg Police chopper will be back in the air.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Police board chairman Coun. Scott Gillingham said the board met during a closed-door meeting Wednesday and concluded the purchase of the camera was important.
"31.08.2016 18:30:00" Desiree Scott greets fans at the News Café It was a full house at the News Café Wednesday morning as two-time Olympic bronze medallist Desiree Scott greeted young fans and chatted with editor Paul Samyn. winnipegfreepress.com/insider
"31.08.2016 17:20:35" winnipegfreepress.com Wheeler gets the C, Byfuglien, Scheifele the A-team Blake Wheeler is the new captain of the Winnipeg Jets, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. Updated story: If you guessed Blake Wheeler, you are correct!
"31.08.2016 17:05:06" winnipegfreepress.com Province calls inquest into 2015 fatal police shooting - Winnipeg Free Press The province has called an inquest into the death of Haki Sefa, the 44-year-old man shot dead by pol... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Haki Sefa died Sept. 20, 2015 after a standoff with Winnipeg police officers on Highway 59, just north of Highway 44.
"31.08.2016 15:40:13" winnipegfreepress.com Jets set to announce new team captain The identity of the new Winnipeg Jets captain will be known by lunchtime today. The Winnipeg Jets have called a media conference for noon at which the National Hockey League team will announce its team captain and the alternate captains. Who do you think will become the new Winnipeg Jets captain?
"31.08.2016 13:25:56" Desiree Scott at the News Café Free Press Insiders: Join us at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café today at 11 a.m. for a live and interactive chat with two-time Olympic bronze medallist Desiree Scott. http://wfp.to/2P8
"31.08.2016 12:56:37" Timeline Photos A fire on a Hudson Bay Railway locomotive in The Pas has reignited concerns that rail service to Churchill may be eliminated entirely; Canada Post and its largest union have reached a tentative settlement, averting the prospect of job action this week;
"31.08.2016 02:57:38" winnipegfreepress.com Local postal workers' union relieved labour dispute averted - Winnipeg Free Press With a tentative deal reached and no strike on the horizon, Winnipeg members of the postal workers' ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Glen Bennett, president of the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said Tuesday evening he's relieved to see the process near a conclusion without a strike taking place, but eager to see the actual contents of the deal.
"31.08.2016 01:25:41" winnipegfreepress.com Feds make no commitment to meet with men switched at birth - Winnipeg Free Press OTTAWA - Health Minister Jane Philpott is undecided about the possibility of meeting directly with t... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Former Manitoba Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said Monday he feels the least the government can do is have federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meet with the men and their families.
"30.08.2016 22:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pay Willy $200,000 not to play? Yes, please It's no secret that Winnipeggers hate to pay retail for anything.And so it has become more than a minor irritant to the local citizenry this summer that our city is now home to the highest-paid backup quarterback in CFL history. Paul Wiecek: If ever the #Bombers were going to blow by the cap, this is the season to do it
"30.08.2016 21:39:57" winnipegfreepress.com Are we alone? Mysterious signal from space reignites debate, speculation On Monday, the Observer published a provocatively titled piece on the potential of extraterrestrial life: Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space. Complete with an image of Jodie Foster from the 1997 film CTRL+F: Tighten your tin-foil hats...
"30.08.2016 19:21:51" winnipegfreepress.com Locomotive fire pours fuel on fears Omnitrax will derail northern lifeline A fire on a Hudson Bay Railway locomotive in The Pas Monday has reignited concerns that rail service to Churchill may be eliminated entirely. Omnitrax, which owns the railway and the Port of Churchill, has temporarily closed the port as a result of the #Omnitrax has temporarily closed the port as a result of locomotive fire in The Pas, which RCMP say is suspicious
"30.08.2016 18:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Doer joins international law firm as business adviser Former Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is joining international law firm Dentons as a senior business adv... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Former Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is joining international law firm Dentons as a senior business adviser
"30.08.2016 17:09:52" winnipegfreepress.com DNA testing offered after baby mix-ups OTTAWA — The federal government is offering DNA testing to anyone born at the Norway House Ind... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Anyone born at Norway House facility 40 years ago eligible #cdnpoli
"30.08.2016 12:24:01" Timeline Photos The federal government is offering DNA testing to anyone born at the Norway House Indian Hospital 40 years ago as it tries to sort out how four babies were switched at birth in 1975; an immigrant couple robbed and slashed outside an orientation classroom
"30.08.2016 03:57:29" winnipegfreepress.com Viva Lovato, Demi-goddess A co-headlining tour can be a difficult thing to organize — who opens? Who closes? How much overlap is too much overlap? But pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato seemed to have things worked out just right as they performed for a roaring MTS Centre crowd Demi Lovato steals the limelight from co-headliner Nick Jonas at the MTS Centre Monday night:
"29.08.2016 19:48:44" winnipegfreepress.com Province announces tourism funding boost during goodwill trip to Churchill Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen used a trip to Churchill Monday to announce a 50 per cent increase in the province's Tourism Development Fund and implementation of a previously announced $3.1 million in additional funding for The Tourism Development Fund now has a budget of $297,000 budget and provides grants of up to $25,000 in matching funds for projects that develop new tourism products or enhance existing ones #mbpoli
"29.08.2016 17:58:34" winnipegfreepress.com Only half the story For the last 50 years, Winnipeg's built-up geographic area has been increasing at a rate of more than twice the city's population growth. There are 20 per cent fewer people living in River Heights today than in 1970. In Wolseley, the population is down 36 Brent Bellamy: City's thirst for growth fees ignores their power as a planning tool #wpgpoli
"29.08.2016 16:17:33" Rush hour ride along through a construction zone Over the last few weeks driving from Point A to Point B seemingly anywhere in Winnipeg means running a gauntlet of lane closures, heavy machinery and barricades. Last week the Free Press set out on a slow-motion cruise through this summer's obstacle
"29.08.2016 12:56:53" Timeline Photos Winnipegger Amber Balcaen returns to the city after making NASCAR history over the weekend with a satisfying win; the $700 homeowners education property tax credit is under review by the provincial government; and the trial of Andrea Giesbrecht, charged
"29.08.2016 01:50:24" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipegger employs rigged escape room, local celebrities for epic proposal - Winnipeg Free Press An airplane spiralling out of control, several minor international celebrities and a bottle of champ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "I was a nervous wreck watching -- I was pacing back and forth while watching her play," Jayson Mariano said of his elaborate escape-room marriage proposal.
"28.08.2016 21:33:54" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg woman makes NASCAR history With a few left turns of her 450-horsepower late-model stock car, Winnipeg's Amber Balcaen raced into the history books on Saturday night in Virginia.Balcaen became the first Canadian woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race, taking her No. 10 Lee Pulliam Winnipegger Amber Balcaen became the first Canadian woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race this weekend in Virginia.
"28.08.2016 03:51:41" winnipegfreepress.com 'I felt defeated, somewhat' - Winnipeg Free Press A Winnipeg man rescued by state troopers while hiking in Alaska says he felt somewhat “defeate... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipegger Matthew Sharpe was camping alone in Alaska at the site of Bus 142 on the Stampede Trail, a spot made famous by Jon Krakauer's 1996 book Into the Wild and the subsequent 2007 film of the same title, and was forced to call for help after he
"27.08.2016 17:22:48" winnipegfreepress.com Doin' the construction crawl - There's an age-old adage that there are two seasons in Winnipeg: construction and winter.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"26.08.2016 18:23:46" winnipegfreepress.com Russell RCMP bewildered by brew burglar in goalie gear Good goalies steal hockey games all the time. Cases of beer, on the other hand...... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Police release video of the most Canadian crime in recent memory
"26.08.2016 16:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Manitobans out of the loop on Zika It's been known since April Manitoba has at least two cases of the Zika virus, which causes severe brain defects in the fetus of an infected mother.
Since then, the provincial gov't has not updated the number of Manitobans infected by the virus. Province reveals number of cases up only after being prodded by Free Press
"26.08.2016 15:29:57" winnipegfreepress.com Family angry after artwork destroyed A Winnipeg woman who used UPS to ship a $9,000 heirloom painting to Montreal last month is outraged ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'I looked at it and saw the 'discarded', and I almost had a fit... How do you discard people's belongings?'-- Judith Putter
"26.08.2016 12:31:35" Timeline Photos The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Manitoba has risen to five, but the province has not promptly notified its citizens about new cases; a man wearing "goalie pads, blocker and trapper and carrying a goalie stick" — but not a mask — broke into
"26.08.2016 04:19:06" winnipegfreepress.com Great expectations MONTREAL — When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-4) take the field Friday night at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium for their game against the Montreal Alouettes (3-5), the expectation is they'll leave with a win. That expectation is a common refrain — one QB Matt Nichols is once again in the spotlight as the Blue Bombers roll into Montreal.
"26.08.2016 03:51:27" winnipegfreepress.com Environmental concerns halt east-side road construction - Winnipeg Free Press One of the province's most ambitious and costly mega-projects is in limbo after federal regulators f... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. One of the province's most ambitious and costly mega-projects is in limbo after federal regulators found more than 100 flaws in its environmental impact statement.
"26.08.2016 00:45:34" winnipegfreepress.com Second case of Norway House babies switched at birth - Winnipeg Free Press Indigenous leaders say two men from a northern Manitoba First Nation have evidence showing they were... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Switched at birth -- again.
Norway House Cree Nation officials are investigating the second alleged instance of babies being given to the wrong families at the same hospital in the mid-1970s.
"25.08.2016 22:59:16" winnipegfreepress.com Morden, brought to you by the Buhlers? Highway sign mortifies charitable family - Winnipeg Free Press Welcome to Buhlerville!... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "It's about 300 per cent too large. It's just so embarrassing for us," John Buhler said about a sponsored sign that drew complaints from the community.
"25.08.2016 20:57:42" winnipegfreepress.com Barker's pet project In Thursday's Free Press, it was reported Bob Barker had committed $50,000 to Manitoba's first black bear cub rehabilitation centre in the RM of Rockwood near Stonewall. The 92-year-old TV personality is best known for hosting the game show The Price is Today's Ctrl-F takes a look at the Price is Right's Bob Barker's passion for animal welfare.
"25.08.2016 19:07:30" winnipegfreepress.com Russell RCMP bewildered by brew burglar in goalie gear Good goalies steal hockey games all the time. Cases of beer, on the other hand...... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. A reader suggested the headline should read 'Nefarious Netminder Burgles Booze'. What's yours for this most Canadian of stories?
"25.08.2016 16:50:00" winnipegfreepress.com Bold vision on rail lines could transform city As a society, we are good at identifying and addressing problems. We just don't solve them. Peter Denton notes that if we really wanted solutions instead of more dithering, they are there.
"25.08.2016 15:44:37" winnipegfreepress.com On the edge As some Kildonan Park regulars might know, the onetime Food Evolution has, in fact, evolved. After a brief shutdown in the winter, the WOW-owned location re-opened in the spring with a menu shift and a new name: Prairie's Edge. Revamped restaurant in idyllic park setting has beautiful moments, but some dishes fall flat says food critic Alison Gillmor.
"25.08.2016 12:28:23" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Thursday, Aug. 25 Land battle: The Manitoba Metis Federation is prepared to seek an injunction blocking the ongoing construction of a $3-billion all-season road in northeast Manitoba. Relations between the federation and the East Side Road Authority — the government The Manitoba Metis Federation is prepared to seek an injunction blocking the ongoing construction of a $3-billion all-season road in northeast Manitoba; former game show host Bob Barker, a longtime animal rights activist, has donated $50,000 to a rehab
"25.08.2016 03:20:10" winnipegfreepress.com Province failing to consult indigenous people on $3-B road, Métis leader says - Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Metis Federation is prepared to seek an injunction blocking the ongoing construction of... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"25.08.2016 02:52:52" winnipegfreepress.com Goldeyes betting on Casino They've started calling him “Casino” — and it's a fitting nickname considering when the chips are down, he's often been money for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.Casio Grider has had a number of big hits of late, racking up 10 RBI over his past six games entering They've started calling him "Casino" — and it's a fitting nickname considering when the chips are down, Casio Grider has often been money for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
"25.08.2016 00:06:44" winnipegfreepress.com Province won't bail out Tolko, but Pallister promises to help North - Winnipeg Free Press Premier Brian Pallister says there is nothing his government can do to save more than 300 jobs that ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "Companies that come looking for direct bailouts generally bail out as soon as the bailout is done, so, I don't think that is the answer," Premier Brian Pallister said.
"24.08.2016 21:48:56" Oddblocks Comedy Festival Oddblocks Comedy Festival Join Free Press columnist Brad Oswald over the lunch hour as he interviews Ron Lynch, a veteran comedian in town for the comedy festival. Lynch currently hosts a variety show at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood.
"24.08.2016 21:40:50" Oddblock Comedy Festival Oddblock Comedy Festival It's the second year for the comedy festival, which boasts a strong mix of top-line headliners and local up-and-comers. Join us over the lunch hour as Free Press columnist Brad Oswald interviews festival co-founder John B. Duff about what attendees can
"24.08.2016 21:39:00" Police respond to small explosion outside courthouse Police respond to small explosion outside courthouse wfp.to/eAB
"24.08.2016 20:57:41" winnipegfreepress.com Doer urges tomorrow's doctors to 'speak out, speak up' - Winnipeg Free Press Gary Doer told first-year medical students Wednesday they are now part of the health care system, an... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"24.08.2016 16:50:00" winnipegfreepress.com Wait for child care at 'all-time high': advocate - Winnipeg Free Press The wait list for Manitoba child care has never been longer, and a child-care advocate is calling on... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The current wait list in the province has reached an "all-time high" at 14,168 children signed up on the online child-care registry.
"24.08.2016 16:03:13" winnipegfreepress.com Price is right for Manitoba couple's plan to rehabilitate orphaned bear cubs STONEWALL, Man. - Former television game show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is providing $50,000 to a Manitoba couple who want to build the province's first black bear cub rehabilitation centre. The former star of "The Price Is Right" is Pending final approval from municipal and provincial government authorities, the Stearns hope to have the facility near Stonewall running by next spring.
"24.08.2016 12:35:27" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Wednesday, Aug. 24 No money: The federal and provincial governments are empathetic but don't have any ready solutions for the community of The Pas, which is reeling at the fact that the town's paper mill will close in December, throwing more than 300 people out of work. The federal and provincial governments are empathetic but don't have any ready solutions for The Pas, which is reeling at the fact that the town's paper mill will close in December; no criminal charges will be laid against an RCMP officer whose service
"24.08.2016 01:13:55" winnipegfreepress.com City's fee proposal on new homes may boost resale prices - Winnipeg Free Press Owners of existing homes could be among the winners if the City of Winnipeg imposes a new growth-dev... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Owners of existing homes could be among the winners if the City of Winnipeg begins imposing growth-development fees, argues two Winnipeg Realtors Association officials.
Do you think the fees will be good or bad for the city?
"24.08.2016 00:08:10" winnipegfreepress.com Tough love is not enough, Pallister needs a long-term plan for the north Look up. Look way up. There's trouble brewing.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: Economically, Pallister and company have been put in an unenviable position. Politically, though, the premier has been provided with a unique opportunity to demonstrate something that many people do not think is part of his plan for the
"23.08.2016 22:20:10" winnipegfreepress.com No charges against Mountie whose gun was used to shoot Winnipeg teen - Winnipeg Free Press The RCMP officer whose weapon was used in the shooting of a Winnipeg teen will not be charged, Winni... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The RCMP officer whose weapon was used in the shooting of a Winnipeg teen will not be charged, Winnipeg police announced Tuesday afternoon.
"23.08.2016 20:39:36" winnipegfreepress.com The Hip's staggering TV numbers fall short of record-setting ratings On August 20, millions of Canadians tuned in at home, convened in public spaces or watched on their mobile/laptop devices as the Tragically Hip burned through an emotional three-hour set — presumably their last —in their hometown of Kingston, Ont. The CTRL+F: Hip pulled in massive numbers for their emotionally charged show, but how did the televised event stack up against others?
"23.08.2016 19:36:25" winnipegfreepress.com Province, Ottawa splitting $53M bill for Trans-Canada, Highway 6 upgrades Ottawa and the province are splitting the cost of $53 million worth of improvements to two stretches... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
"23.08.2016 18:19:49" winnipegfreepress.com Motorists feeling bloated at the pump, but discomfort will soon pass, analyst says Gas prices have jumped by more than 10 cents a litre at several Winnipeg stations as local operators finally pass on recent spikes in the wholesale price.Although some stations continued to charge 93.4 cents a litre for regular gas Tuesday morning, at Gas prices have jumped by more than 10 cents a litre at several Winnipeg stations
"23.08.2016 17:30:00" Desiree Scott returns home with soccer bronze Winnipeg soccer star Desiree Scott returned home with her bronze medal from the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She was greeted by family and supporters at Richardson International Airport Tuesday morning. See more: http://wfp.to/eyl #Rio2016
"23.08.2016 12:27:55" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Tuesday, Aug. 23 Plant shutdown: Tolko Industries Ltd. is closing its operations in The Pas on Dec. Tolko Industries Ltd. is closing its operations in The Pas, throwing more than 300 people out of work; Employment, Workforce and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk has had her duties reduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and local Olympians Desiree
"23.08.2016 01:55:40" winnipegfreepress.com Questions remain after courtroom cleared for heavily shackled inmate - Winnipeg Free Press A Winnipeg courtroom was cleared and ordered into lockdown Monday to make way for the appearance of ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "I've been around for nine years; never seen that before," said defence lawyer Theodore Mariash, after a courtroom was cleared and inmate arrives to court, heavily shackled, with a spit sock, double-handcuffed and hands restrained in type of plastic
"22.08.2016 23:44:48" winnipegfreepress.com Inquest sought after four drownings in month - Winnipeg Free Press Only an inquest has the teeth to force change that could make Manitoba beaches safer, the Lifesaving... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'An inquest has a lot more teeth in it than a review. When you get multiples under their authority and in provincial parks, you should tie it all together'
"22.08.2016 22:42:26" winnipegfreepress.com PM lightens Mihychuk's workload, insiders call move a warning from Trudeau OTTAWA — One of Manitoba's two federal cabinet ministers had her duties reduced by Prime Minis... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It will give me much more time to focus on the many other issues': MaryAnn Mihychuk, MP for Kildonan-St. Paul #cdnpoli
"22.08.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Grit minister responsible for her own disaster Last week, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott pulled off the rare triple-play of political scanda... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: Politics is tough, and governing is even tougher. Clearly, not everyone is wired with the instincts to see trouble before it becomes, well, trouble #cdnpoli
"22.08.2016 20:15:07" media.giphy.com gph.is It's Monday afternoon. What better time to try some wine? Free Press drinks writer Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson taste tests Amalaya Malbec from Argentina in our latest Spit Take video.
"22.08.2016 19:34:27" winnipegfreepress.com Tolko closing mill in The Pas, killing more than 300 jobs More than 300 people working at Tolko Industries Ltd., in The Pas will be out of work as of Dec. 'For the individual workers it is a huge blow. It is a major source of good-paying jobs in the area and there and there are lots of spinoff jobs'
"22.08.2016 18:55:00" winnipegfreepress.com Historic Main Street building to house micro-apartments, retail space The conversion of a century-old, vacant South Main Street office building into micro-apartments is finally underway. Winnipeg developers Mark and Shelley Buleziuk originally planned to redevelop the five-storey Scott Block at 272 Main St. into new office
"22.08.2016 17:50:37" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister, Wishart decline Portage Pride parade invitation Premier Brian Pallister and local MLA Ian Wishart are taking a pass on Portage la Prairie's first-ev... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Both Premier Brian Pallister and Portage la Prairie MLA Ian Wishart will be on family vacations, their staff said #mbpoli #Pride
"22.08.2016 17:03:32" winnipegfreepress.com Former Weakerthans frontman goes solo at West End in November John K. Samson, the former singer for the Weakerthans, returns to the Winnipeg stage as a solo artist Nov. 4 and 5 at the West End Cultural Centre. Samson will be launching his debut CD, Winter Wheat, which was produced last winter with his partner, Christine Fellows, and former Weakerthans member Jason Tait
"22.08.2016 12:24:03" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Monday, Aug. 22 Medal tally: Canada closed the Olympic Games in Rio with 22 medals — four gold, three silver and 15 bronze. “These were marvelous games in the 'marvelous city,'” International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach pronounced at the close of the 16-day Canada closes the Olympic Games in Rio with 22 medals; the young man who drowned Saturday at Birds Hill Provincial Park was a high school track star and a proud new Canadian; and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie shares a last scream onstage with fans
"22.08.2016 03:15:58" winnipegfreepress.com Two Olympic medals made in Manitoba Canada finished the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with 22 medals, tied for its second-highest total and most since the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Leading the way for Manitoba early on was swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem, who captured bronze in the A look at how Manitoban athletes fared in #Rio2016Olympics:
"21.08.2016 23:36:43" winnipegfreepress.com The reverberation sweeps a nation - Winnipeg Free Press It was the mic drop that did it, and the preceding howl. When Gord Downie released it, letting it er... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. "If we cannot save Downie -- and by extension, ourselves -- from this, then at least we can carry him forward."
Free Press columnist Melissa Martin describes her experience watching The Tragically Hip's last show from the Exchange District in Winnipeg.
"21.08.2016 21:25:16" winnipegfreepress.com Drowning victim identified - Winnipeg Free Press Family and friends are mourning a 22-year-old man who drowned at Birds Hill Provincial Park beach Sa... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Birds Hill drowning victim identified as University of Manitoba Bisons track star Jean-Baptiste Ajua.
"21.08.2016 17:03:46" winnipegfreepress.com Rockabilly star put down Manitoba roots I remember hearing a rumour in the 1980s rockabilly pioneer Buddy Knox, the man who sold more than 10 million copies of his own composition, Party Doll, was living in Dominion City. I didn't believe it was true. "Dad always said that Canada reminded him of Texas, only with colder winters. He loved Canada," said Michael Knox, son of rockabilly pioneer Buddy Knox.
"21.08.2016 14:15:23" winnipegfreepress.com Gallery: The 'Peg says goodbye to the Hip Saturday night marked the final tour stop for the Tragically Hip, as they serenaded a sold out crowd in their hometown of Kingston, On. Thousands of fans in Winnipeg took in the nearly three-hour performance at public screenings all over the city. At public screenings across the city, thousands of Winnipeg Tragically Hip fans took in the band's nearly three-hour performance on its final tour stop in Kingston, Ont.
"21.08.2016 04:40:04" Timeline Photos Hip's last hurrah on Sunday's front page, and check out our photo gallery of local celebrations here: http://wfp.to/e6j
"20.08.2016 21:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Mosquito fogging to begin Sunday After a brief ban, the city has received approval from Health Canada to resume fogging with malathio... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Relief in sight
"20.08.2016 19:00:01" winnipegfreepress.com Eating in The arrival of a new combatant is cranking up the heat in the already-competitive convenience-food market.Chefs Plate, a Toronto-based company that bills itself as Canada's leading meal-kit-delivery service, is now offering its services in Manitoba's two Hurried, hungry consumers benefit from growing meal-kit service
"20.08.2016 16:55:00" winnipegfreepress.com Likes and livelihoods As of June, more than 500 million people worldwide are using Instagram. More than three million of t... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Instagram an invaluable tool for savvy entrepreneurs
"20.08.2016 15:09:59" winnipegfreepress.com Mary Jane, meet John Law Joey Cowan's life didn't really begin until he died.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. How will we deal with stoned drivers in the era of legalization?
"19.08.2016 23:17:31" winnipegfreepress.com Owner of Lake Louise Ski Resort takes over Manitoba's Holiday Mountain After 57 years, a Manitoba ski resort is getting new owners. ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The Holiday Mountain Resort in La Rivière is now owned by the family-run Locke Stock and Barrel Co. Based out of Alberta, the company also owns the Lake Louise Ski Resort
"19.08.2016 20:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com Meatless 'meat' a rare treat When my suitcase flopped onto the baggage carousel just before midnight, I embraced it with the lottery winner's euphoria.“Tourist stuff,” I shrugged to the customs agent, and listed the spoils of my journey: a tank top from Boston, pins from the American Minneapolis vegan butchers lead the way on slaughter-free flavour The Herbivorous Butcher
"19.08.2016 19:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com State of apologies in Canada During the past several decades there has been an avalanche of apologies from national governments for wrongdoing: the Second World War internment of Japanese in both Canada and the United States, apartheid in South Africa, Japanese war crimes, the stolen Editorial: For those families, and for those coping with the aftermath of colonization, sorry won't cut it for long
"19.08.2016 18:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com CMHR owes public works, leaving museum millions in deficit OTTAWA — The City of Winnipeg quietly resolved its fight with the federal government over the ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dispute over assessed value of museum took seven years to resolve
"19.08.2016 18:00:03" Manitoba gymnastics Olympian Isabela Onyshko returns home from... #Rio2016: Manitoba gymnast Isabela Onyshko was met with cheers at Richardson Airport this morning as she returned home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://wfp.to/e6v
"19.08.2016 17:02:10" winnipegfreepress.com Bloody legacy of table 63 It is a moment frozen in time: six friends sit down for a late-night bite after hours of club-hoppin... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Special report: Drugs, bullets cross paths in series of incidents that started in the street, spilled into a restaurant and continued for years
"19.08.2016 12:31:59" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Friday, Aug. 19 Medal haul: Canada won four more medals at the Olympic Games, including a gold by wrestler Erica Wiebe, a silver by sprinter Andre De Grasse in the 200 metres and two bronze. Meanwhile, Oak Bluff's Tyler Mislawchuk placed 15th in the gruelling triathlon. Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe takes home gold in Rio; the teen convicted in a brutal attack on a 16-year-old girl, a case that helped push the province to stop placing foster children in city hotel rooms, has been handed a three-year sentence; and local
"19.08.2016 00:34:03" winnipegfreepress.com Club '56 proves there are forever friends In the time that Verna Froese and Irene Enns have been friends, Canada has had 11 prime ministers. T... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Jen Zoratti: Club '56 is a group of 14 couples — now 10 couples and four widows — who were married in 1956, many of them at the same Mennonite Brethren church
"18.08.2016 21:59:14" winnipegfreepress.com Daycare wants to install barriers after vehicle smashes into building - Winnipeg Free Press A daycare plans to erect barriers outside of the centre a day after the driver of an SUV drove into ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'Our staff are shaken but getting through, and we're just carrying on doing what we do every day'
"18.08.2016 21:13:25" winnipegfreepress.com Strike ends, youth crisis workers return Friday After more than two weeks on strike, staff from Macdonald Youth Services return to work Friday morni... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Just in: After more than two weeks on strike, Macdonald Youth Services staff will return to work Friday
"18.08.2016 19:31:38" winnipegfreepress.com New fee could raise lot prices by as much as $30K: home builders Winnipeg home builders fear the city is building a case for a new fee that could add $20,000 to $30,... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The president of the Manitoba Home Builders Association said the data compiled by the city's consultant adds up what he believes are questionable costs that will be put on the shoulders of residential, commercial and industrial developers #wpgpoli
"18.08.2016 18:40:00" winnipegfreepress.com Debt delinquency rates on the rise in Manitoba A second report in a little over a week shows debt delinquency rates are on the rise in Manitoba, but that consumers here are still carrying less debt than anywhere else in Canada.In its Q2 2016 National Consumer Credit Trends Report released today, Debt delinquency rates are on the rise in Manitoba, but we're carrying less debt than anywhere else in Canada
"18.08.2016 17:55:00" winnipegfreepress.com New Centrepoint eatery open in new year Hockey fans and concertgoers will have another place to hang out before or after their events when a long-awaited new restaurant/bar opens early next year across the street from the MTS Centre.The new 7,000-square-foot Browns Socialhouse — the chain's Browns Socialhouse expected to open early in the new year right accross from the MTS Centre
"18.08.2016 17:03:01" winnipegfreepress.com Marriage proposal tilled into farm field It was a proposal 100 years in the making.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. In a beautifully Manitoban moment, John Yokimas, 28, proposed to his girlfriend of three years by tilling the words "I love U Sally. Will U marry me?"
"18.08.2016 17:00:00" Cover Photos Clouds hang over the Winnipeg skyline, as seen from Westview Park, commonly known as "Garbage Hill." Photo: BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
"18.08.2016 16:00:35" winnipegfreepress.com Canada Jetlines seeks home for low-cost carrier hub, government approval on investment OTTAWA — A new discount airline wants to set up a crew hub and airplane-maintenance centre in ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Twelve routes would be out of Winnipeg, including direct flights to Canadian cities such as Edmonton, Ottawa and Thunder Bay, Ont., and direct flights to American cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
"18.08.2016 01:42:00" winnipegfreepress.com Fly-in fixer a friend with benefits - Winnipeg Free Press It was late in the evening on April 19, and a sweaty and exhausted David McLaughlin already had one ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Dan Lett: Some Tories could learn from David McLaughlin's steady approach #mbpoli
"18.08.2016 01:02:00" winnipegfreepress.com The truth behind the Olympic glitz Like most Canadians, I caught my first glimpse of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in high definition on a large screen. The opening was what you'd expect: a dazzling show designed to establish the unique beauty and sophistication of the host country. 'The cocaine peddlers are better employers than the government' #Rio2016
"18.08.2016 00:14:00" winnipegfreepress.com Meet the eateries that make South Osborne unique Because neighbourhoods help make cities and restaurants help make neighbourhoods, The Taste column will be touring favourite community eateries over the coming months. This week, we start with some hot spots on South Osborne, the strip between leafy Which are your favourite haunts in South Osborne?
"17.08.2016 23:29:00" winnipegfreepress.com Province pulls basement flooding subsidy from city, puts program in peril - Winnipeg Free Press A decision by the Pallister government to end a subsidy to a city program that helped homeowners off... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. No explanation was given by the provincial government for refusing to continue funding the subsidy. #mbpoli #wpgpoli
"17.08.2016 22:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com RCMP purchases 'GoPro on steroids' for K9 unit with criminal forfeiture grant The RCMP's K9 unit is learning some new tricks thanks to six tricked-out ballistic vests that will b... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'The criminal property forfeiture program is a unique opportunity to take money from unlawful activity and put it to good use'
"17.08.2016 22:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Daycare children unhurt after vehicle crashes into window A vehicle crashed into the front window of a daycare on Chevrier Boulevard this morning.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'It's pretty astonishing because the car is sort of three quarters in that toddler room... It's in the room; it's not just sort of crashed into the window - it's right in that room.'
"17.08.2016 21:15:00" winnipegfreepress.com Brothers do Protein My Way Two Winnipeg brothers have set out to improve the health of convenience-food lovers around the world with a new vending machine that dispenses all-natural protein shakes. Bryce and Graham Folster hope to see their machines installed in schools, offices, Winnipeg brothers has seen international success in their quest to tap into trend of consumers seeking healthy convenience foods
"17.08.2016 20:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister hires heavyweight McLaughlin - Winnipeg Free Press Conservative political heavyweight David McLaughlin has been hired on by the Pallister government.... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The former chief of staff to Brian Mulroney helped steer the Tories to victory on April 19 as the campaign manager. Now he's on the team again as a senior project manager #mbpoli
"17.08.2016 19:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com The high jump: Canada's new favourite sport Derek Drouin had a good night on Tuesday. The Corunna, Ont. native cleared the bar set at 2.38 metres, tying his seasonal best and winning Canada a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio. CTRL+F: We take a look at the best of the best jumpers in Olympic history #Rio2016
"17.08.2016 19:11:56" winnipegfreepress.com Nothing found during dive search at Birds Hill after reports of possible drowning - Winnipeg Free Press The RCMP has called off an underwater search at Birds Hill Provincial Park following unfounded repor... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Update: The RCMP has called off an underwater search at Birds Hill Provincial Park following unfounded reports of a drowning.
"17.08.2016 18:23:14" Forecast shows Winnipeg population to grow to 922,600 by 2040 and Mayor Bowman uses report to justify new developer fee wfp.to/e0A #wpgpoli
"17.08.2016 17:22:09" winnipegfreepress.com Minister repeats apology to Sayisi Dene at CMHR - Winnipeg Free Press Canada apologized for a third time in two days Wednesday in the tranquil surroundings of the Garden ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Canada apologized for a third time in two daysin the tranquil surroundings of the Garden of Contemplation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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"17.08.2016 16:57:01" winnipegfreepress.com The right ingredients I'm not from here. When people ask me why I stay, I typically point to two main reasons. The Winnipeg Free Press is proud to present Sunday Brunch Collective, a day of delicious food and exciting new music - an event not to be missed.
"17.08.2016 16:18:27" Sunday Brunch Collective Sunday Brunch Collective The Winnipeg Free Press is proud to present Sunday Brunch Collective, a day of delicious food and exciting new music. Featuring a fixed menu brunch - including a vegetarian/vegan option - prepared by the talented Chef Ben Kramer and a performance by local
"17.08.2016 12:18:28" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Wednesday, Aug. 17 Unbearable loss: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visited the remote northern Manitoba community of Tadoule Lake Tuesday to apologize on behalf of Canadians for the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene 60 years ago. “It is Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visits the northern Manitoba community of Tadoule Lake to apologize on behalf of Canadians for the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene 60 years ago; Derek Drouin becomes the first Canadian male to
"16.08.2016 21:57:00" winnipegfreepress.com Canadian women to go for soccer bronze again after losing 2-0 to Germany BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Canada's bid to rise up the Olympic soccer medal podium was derailed by Germany in a 2-0 semifinal loss Tuesday, leaving John Herdman's team to go after bronze for the second Games in a row. Goals by Melanie Behringer and Sara Canada, which finished third four years ago in London after losing to the U.S. in the semifinals, will face Brazil Friday for bronze
"16.08.2016 21:14:42" winnipegfreepress.com Government formally apologizes for mass relocation of Dene people - Winnipeg Free Press During one of three carefully organized events, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett delivere... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'We deeply regret the wrongs of the past and the heartbreaking legacy of shattered lives that continues to affect members to this day. Today we pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the relocation, as well as future generations, as we now take our
"16.08.2016 19:25:00" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba withdraws from fish marketing Crown corp. The monopoly that has controlled the sale of fish in Manitoba since 1969 will soon be cast aside by ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The Tories vowed during the April election campaign to give commercial fishers the "freedom to make their own individual marketing decisions" about their catch. #mbpoli
"16.08.2016 18:15:41" winnipegfreepress.com Provincial police say would-be terrorist Aaron Driver died of a gunshot wound STRATHROY, Ont. - Police say a terrorist sympathizer killed in a high-stakes standoff in southwestern Ontario last week died from a gunshot wound.Aaron Driver, 24, died during a confrontation with RCMP in Strathroy, Ont., Wednesday after making a
"16.08.2016 16:13:14" Morneau on hopeful signs in the Canadian economy Growth forecasts are bleak, commodity prices are low and tax revenue is flat. So why is federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau so optimistic? #cdnpoli http://wfp.to/eQy
"16.08.2016 15:29:00" winnipegfreepress.com Addressing the fatal ordeal of the Dene Sixty years ago, a plane dropped out of the sky and loaded up an entire community of Dene hunters an... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Federal government to apologize for forced relocation of Sayisi Dene in Manitoba. Learn about the people's troubling past
"16.08.2016 14:52:00" winnipegfreepress.com Reid Bricker's last words to his parents: 'Sorry. Thank you. I love you' After eight months of not knowing, Bonnie Bricker knew immediately when she saw a picture of a boot ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'One look at it, I knew it was his shoe, I knew it was him'
"16.08.2016 14:04:45" winnipegfreepress.com ER problems can be solved: former medical examiner Manitoba's former chief medical examiner says racism didn't play a role in Brian Sinclai... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. Retired medical examiner talks to the Free Press about the deaths of Brian Sinclair, Craig McDougall and other high profile cases in province
"16.08.2016 12:11:57" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Tuesday, Aug. 16 Racism doubted: Manitoba's former chief medical examiner says racism didn't play a role in Brian Sinclair's death, but he doesn't deny seeing it in other cases during his decades-long career. Dr. Thambirajah Balachandra retired at the end of June after Manitoba's former chief medical examiner Dr. Thambirajah Balachandra says racism didn't play a role in Brian Sinclair's death, but he doesn't deny seeing it in other cases during his decades-long career; Bonnie Bricker says she knew, when she was shown a
"15.08.2016 22:00:19" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister appoints woman to treasury board following criticisms of sexism Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has appointed a woman to a powerful cabinet committee that controls... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'Heather Stefanson has navigated many of the most complicated files facing our government in our first 100 days' #mbpoli
"15.08.2016 20:32:31" winnipegfreepress.com Finance Minister Morneau mum on transfer payments to Manitoba - Winnipeg Free Press Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau keeps his cards close to his chest when questioned about feder... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. 'The transfer payments have increased this year and I really have nothing else to say on that' #cdnpoli
"15.08.2016 18:57:00" winnipegfreepress.com Gov't proposes new bill to improve oversight of Crown corporations The Pallister government is looking to pass legislation to strengthen the oversight of Crown corpora... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. The proposed legislation would affect four Manitoba Crown corporations: Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, Manitoba Public Insurance and the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation #mbpoli