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"09.12.2016 18:38:31" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor, EPC finalize budget before council vote Three community groups will receive an additional $17,250 in 2017, the only dollar changes to next year's city budget. On Friday, Mayor Brian Bowman and councillors on his executive policy committee finalized the 2017 city budget that goes to council for Mayor Brian Bowman and councillors on his executive policy committee finalized the 2017 city budget that goes to council for approval on Tuesday #wpgpoli
"09.12.2016 17:00:53" winnipegfreepress.com CEO of ultra-low-cost air carrier bullish but careful Jim Scott is a very popular guy all of a sudden.Scott is the CEO of Canada Jetlines, the company that hopes to become the next entrant in the ultra-low-cost airline carrier market in Canada. Interest in Jetlines was heightened this week when it received a five-year exemption from federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau permitting the company to operate a domestic air service while having up to 49 per cent foreign ownership
"09.12.2016 14:42:13" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers extend contracts of Walters, O'Shea The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are forging ahead with the same general manager and coach who guided them to their first playoff appearance in five years.Winnipeg has agreed to three-year contract extensions for GM Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O'Shea, the Wade Miller and the Bombers will hold a news conference today at 1 p.m.
"09.12.2016 13:18:36" Timeline Photos Premier Brian Pallister takes aim at unions in his firs state-of-the-province speech; the province is being sued for $1.7 million by The Hudson Bay Port Company, which is owned by Omnitrax; and tickets for the upcoming Winnipeg concert by Guns N' Roses go
"09.12.2016 01:25:26" After travelling to Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet, we discovered first-hand what many Canadians don't know: that the Inuit's often painful period of colonization, which gave birth to the modern art form, has left lasting scars and a fierce will to
"08.12.2016 23:51:16" winnipegfreepress.com Diagnosis complete; can Pallister treat what ails us? There are two sure things you can count on every December.First, that the premier of the day will deliver a state of the province address at a luncheon hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Dan Lett: Pallister talks quite often about "fixing Manitoba's economy" as one of his main goals. But Manitoba's economy is outperforming most of the country right now #mbpoli
"08.12.2016 23:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Senate won't go after former Manitoba senators for illegitimate expense claims OTTAWA — Canada's Senate has decided not to pursue two former Manitoba senators in court to recoup nearly $200,000 in expense claims the auditor general said they were not entitled to receive.Liberals Sharon Carstairs, who retired from the upper chamber #cdnpoli
"08.12.2016 22:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Chiefs urge indigenous women, girls not to take cabs Indigenous women and girls should try to avoid using taxis over the holiday season because they're not safe, a group representing 35 Manitoba First Nations said Thursday.The Southern Chiefs Organization told a media conference that nothing has changed a 'You should feel safe taking a cab in Winnipeg; that shouldn't be up for debate'
"08.12.2016 21:44:07" winnipegfreepress.com Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95 WASHINGTON - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. He also returned to space in the shuttle Discovery at age 77 in 1998.
"08.12.2016 21:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister names 'all-star' panel to work on jobs, economic development Premier Brian Pallister has appointed Hartley Richardson to chair a group he called an "all-star advisory panel" of entrepreneurs and business leaders.The group will advise the premier on job creation and economic development, he told an audience of about Pallister's state of the province: A new group will advise the premier on job creation and economic development #mbpoli
"08.12.2016 20:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba sued for $1.7 million over Churchill port, railway The Hudson Bay Port Company is suing the government of Manitoba for more than $1.7 million, alleging it reneged on a promise by former premier Greg Selinger to cover the losses of the Hudson's Bay Railway and Port of Churchill for the 2015 season.The The company says it is owed $1,732,655 in operating losses, plus damages, interest and costs #mbpoli
"08.12.2016 18:56:44" winnipegfreepress.com Young adults with cerebral palsy launch human rights complaint over support cut-off Reaching adulthood can be an exciting time of independence — unless you have a major physical disability. In that case, it can be a life sentence of isolation and spell the end to your education and personal growth as doors close and services are cut. 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste'
"08.12.2016 17:58:19" winnipegfreepress.com Two-decade, $2.4B aircraft deal likely to bring 100 jobs here OTTAWA — Winnipeg's aerospace sector will be getting a new heavy maintenance hangar, likely employing about 100 people, as part of a $2.4 billion, 20-year airplane maintenance contract to provide service and support to Canada's new fleet of 16 Airbus Winnipeg's aerospace sector will be getting a new heavy maintenance hangar #cdnpoli
"08.12.2016 16:15:26" winnipegfreepress.com Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman to grace face of banknote GATINEAU, Que. - Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill 'She represents courage, strength and determination—qualities we should all aspire to every day."
"08.12.2016 13:12:23" Timeline Photos Winnipeg's aerospace industry will get a big boost today when it's announced Airbus wins a $3-billion contract for search-and-rescue planes; a residential parking ban begins in Winnipeg on Friday at 7 a.m.; and Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews cut a
"08.12.2016 02:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Melting sea ice could brighten Churchill port's future Don't shutter the Port of Churchill just yet, suggests a new study on Hudson Bay's vanishing sea ice to be presented Thursday at the Arctic Net conference in Winnipeg.Churchill's shipping season is lengthening by at least one day per year due to melting Churchill's shipping season is lengthening by at least one day per year
"08.12.2016 01:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Pride organizer may be first tire-kicker in Manitoba NDP leadership race WINNIPEG - A woman who gained national prominence for organizing a pride parade in Manitoba's so-called Bible Belt is eyeing a jump into the political arena. Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party #mbpoli
"08.12.2016 00:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Fun fusion The latest entry in Winnipeg's Asian fusion category, Banh Mi King offers a fun, fast and accessible take on Vietnamese street food. The menu combines such traditional dishes as rice noodle salad and pho with more North Americanized offerings, including These guys are offering up Vietnamese street food with a twist: ★★★1/2
"07.12.2016 23:37:09" winnipegfreepress.com Proposal would allow city council to hold secret meetings A proposal to allow council to evaluate the performance of the city's four senior officials also includes a provision to allow council to hold secret meetings.The provision for closed-door council meetings is included in an administrative report outlining Hours after defending such a plan, Mayor Bowman walks back his support for a controversial proposal to allow formal council meetings to occur behind closed doors #wpgpoli
"07.12.2016 21:34:37" winnipegfreepress.com Policy committee votes against Crescentwood condo project Controversy continues to swirl around a proposed Crescentwood condominium project after Mayor Brian Bowman's senior committee narrowly voted against the plan.Councillors on executive policy committee voted 4-3 against the $6.5 million-project Wednesday, Mayor Bowman and Couns. Marty Morantz and Scott Gillingham were on the losing end of the vote #wpgpoli
"07.12.2016 18:06:04" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor pushes lobbyists registry as 'accountability tool' Mayor Brian Bowman wants a lobbyists registry at city hall. Bowman's office said the mayor will introduce a motion at this morning's executive policy committee, calling for a plan to create the registry. 'A lobbyist registry is an accountability tool that can help strengthen openness and transparency, and is long overdue at City Hall' #wpgpoli
"07.12.2016 17:48:26" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor pushes lobbyists registry as 'accountability tool' Mayor Brian Bowman wants a lobbyists registry at city hall. Bowman's office said the mayor will introduce a motion at this morning's executive policy committee, calling for a plan to create the registry. ICYMI, last week Brian Bowman lashed out at councillor Russ Wyatt and Manitoba Heavy Construction Association president Chris Lorenc for their presentations about the city's roads budget at a committee meeting.
"07.12.2016 00:21:46" winnipegfreepress.com There's something freeing about a blizzard that keeps you inside On Tuesday, I did what you're not supposed to do during a snowstorm: something. As I attempted to bus it to the office this morning, I was reminded of Baltimore writer David Dudley's eminently sensible New York Times essay, In Case of Blizzard, Do Jen Zoratti: For the perpetually stressed, a well-timed snowstorm may be just what the doctor ordered #mbstorm
"06.12.2016 23:48:22" winnipegfreepress.com Opioid crisis wearing officers down Police will have to train additional officers for its clandestine drug-lab team to prevent burnout from dealing with the growing opioid-overdose problem.The Winnipeg Police Board heard Tuesday about the strain on resources stemming from the often-deadly Police need more members on drug team, chief says
"06.12.2016 22:48:14" winnipegfreepress.com Former Manitoba, national chief in marijuana business OTTAWA — A former national indigenous leader is launching a new venture to take weed to reserves.Phil Fontaine, former head of both the Assembly of First Nations and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will lead Indigenous Roots, a medical marijuana company Former head of both the Assembly of First Nations will lead a medical marijuana company with a goal to build and operate licensed facilities to provide the drug to First Nations patients
"06.12.2016 20:58:47" winnipegfreepress.com Police chief apologizes for 'insensitive' description of slain woman Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized Tuesday for the words used by one of his officers during a recent news conference announcing the arrest of a suspect in the stabbing death of an indigenous woman.Smyth said the words used at the Nov.
"06.12.2016 16:37:51" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Muskoka chairs on Centennial Street are covered with snow falling during a winter storm in Winnipeg on Dec. 6, 2016. Photo: Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press
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"06.12.2016 13:44:03" Timeline Photos Winter sets in: a winter storm, potentially reaching blizzard conditions, is rolling across southern Manitoba today. Get the developing story here, with updates to
"06.12.2016 13:08:10" Timeline Photos A winter storm wallops Winnipeg and southern Manitoba; children in our province are among the worst-educated students in Canada; and Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Public Insurance staff gets nearly $2 million in yearly allowances above their salaries as
"06.12.2016 01:10:59" winnipegfreepress.com Daylight robbery casts pall over tight-knit Wolseley The darkness arrived when they least expected it. In the light of day. Gordon Sinclair Jr.: Wolseley residents have been hearing about a rash of recent burglaries that has some of them not just concerned, but nervous
"05.12.2016 23:42:08" winnipegfreepress.com Hydro, MPI employees paid extra to work downtown Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Public Insurance are paying their employees nearly $2 million in yearly allowances over and above their salaries as compensation for having to work downtown.Roughly 1,000 people working at MPI's Cityplace offices receive $50 a 'It speaks to a culture of entitlement'
"05.12.2016 18:19:44" winnipegfreepress.com Battle over impact fees heads to court in January City hall can expect a courtroom fight next month over the controversial fees that will be imposed on new housing developments beginning in the spring. Mike Moore, president of the Manitoba Home Builders Association, said the industry's legal team will Mike Moore, president of the Manitoba Home Builders Association, said the industry's legal team will file a challenge in Queen's Bench within the first two weeks of January #wpgpoli
"05.12.2016 13:33:11" Timeline Photos Winnipeg's Reid Carruthers won the Canada Cup of Curling Sunday, while Jennifer Jones beat Rachel Holman for the women's title; the body of a missing 51-year-old northern Manitoba man, David MacDonald, has been found; and there won't be any extra money to
"05.12.2016 01:51:53" winnipegfreepress.com Nelson House teacher found dead, likely fell through thin ice: RCMP The body of a missing 51-year-old northern Manitoba man has been found, RCMP confirm. David MacDonald's body was discovered by a search team just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday near Osik Lake, RCMP confirmed. A Nelson House teacher who went missing on a snowmobile trip is being remembered as a "great mentor."
"04.12.2016 19:24:08" winnipegfreepress.com Missing Winnipeg man found dead Winnipeg Police called for respect for Bryan Balong's family after the long public search for the troubled young dad ended this weekend. Police officially confirmed Sunday that the search ended with the discovery of young man's body in a West Kildonan Police found 31-year-old Bryan Balong's body Saturday after he was last seen Nov. 22.
"04.12.2016 15:52:52" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg's Steiner Brothers didn't seek celebrity but made it big It's a pretty safe bet few people in Winnipeg, or in Western Canada for that matter, knew the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore or Ed Sullivan on a first-name basis. Winnipeg's Steiner Brothers did. The Steiner Brothers performed alongside Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in the 1950's. Read the story behind Winnipeg's famous dancing brothers here:
"03.12.2016 22:17:16" winnipegfreepress.com School bus carrying 2 dozen involved in crash on Matheson Island A school bus carrying two dozen kids and chaperones was involved in a crash Saturday on Highway 234 on Matheson Island. The bus, carrying children from Berens River First Nation, was travelling to Pine Dock to catch a flight home. Update: STARS Air Ambulance spokesperson says no one had to be airlifted from the site
"03.12.2016 17:22:46" winnipegfreepress.com Small-screen advent calendar keeps on giving Well. that's a relief. Up until a few days ago, there was reason to believe the phrase “It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas” might not apply to this festive season. Do you have a traditional Christmas show you like to watch this time of year? Brad Oswald has put together a calendar so you don't miss your favourites!
"03.12.2016 15:39:08" winnipegfreepress.com 'None of this makes sense:' Family of missing St. Boniface teacher clings to hope There is more than one mystery connected to the disappearance of St. Boniface teacher Kevin Dilk late last month. One is obvious. Why is the respected and much liked 50-year-old gone? And where did he go? The other one that some people are asking – why His sisters are working on a poster blitz Sunday that would extend beyond St. Boniface and St. Vital to other parts of the city.
"02.12.2016 23:48:30" winnipegfreepress.com Deal to bring Cargojet and hundreds of jobs to Winnipeg 'is off the table' OTTAWA — A deal to bring several hundred aircraft maintenance jobs to Winnipeg with Hamilton-based Cargojet is falling apart, the Free Press has learned. "The Cargojet deal is off the table," said a source aware of the negotiations. 'The Cargojet deal is off the table' #cdnpoli
"02.12.2016 22:53:04" winnipegfreepress.com RCMP issue amber alert for 8-year-old Mounties have issued an amber alert for an abducted girl. Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga, 8, was abducted by her mother, Colleen Sheryl McIvor, 43, today at 11 a.m. from Portage la Prairie. Just in: Anyone who has seen Luisa and her mother, or who knows of their whereabouts, please contact 911 or your local emergency number.
"02.12.2016 22:33:29" Timeline Photos Amber alert issued by Manitoba RCMP
"02.12.2016 21:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com He rocks the rink He will, he will rock you. Paul Duque is the Winnipeg Jets' music operator, a job that requires him to play tunes for puckheads who attend National Hockey League games at the MTS Centre. When the Jets get physical, MTS Centre DJ has a song to match the mood
"02.12.2016 20:38:43" winnipegfreepress.com Our nation's values are shaped by constantly evolving conversations between all of us In the music room of a cosy North End school, a little girl from Syria is singing with the group. She wears a pretty hijab in bright royal blue, and boots suited to muck through the slushy snows of a comparatively warm November. Melissa Martin: In Kellie Leitch's rhetoric, there's an implication that there exist monoliths that are hostile to 'Canadian values,' and only a smaller group (Leitch's supporters, presumably) who can define and defend what being Canadian is.
"02.12.2016 18:43:52" winnipegfreepress.com Hiker missing in Whiteshell Provincial Park A 33-year-old woman is missing in the area of the Whiteshell Provincial Park after she did not return from a hike Thursday as expected.RCMP Search and Rescue, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Search and Rescue Manitoba are on scene on Friday. the woman's plans were to hike the Mantario Trail to Mantario Lake to camp for the night Wednesday and to return Thursday afternoon.
"02.12.2016 15:58:53" winnipegfreepress.com Behind the .08 ball 'Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, good times and goodwill. And, unfortunately, drunk driving. Last winter's impaired driving crackdown got dozens of people off the roads. Mike McIntyre examines what happened to the drivers when they got to court.
"02.12.2016 00:42:16" winnipegfreepress.com Investigation launched into pepper spray use, isolation in youth jails Manitoba's children's advocate and ombudsman have launched a joint investigation into allegations of inappropriate use of pepper-spray and inmate isolation in youth jails. The investigation follows complaints to the children's advocate office over the MacDonald and the ombudsman informed the justice and families ministers by letter in mid-September that they were launching their investigation
"01.12.2016 23:43:53" winnipegfreepress.com Court of Appeal holds up first-degree murder conviction in Kaila Tran case He said he had to kill an innocent young woman he barely knew to satisfy a drug debt, or put his own life and those of his loved ones at risk. But Treyvonne Willis's claims of duress leading up to the brutal, unprovoked June 2012 murder of Kaila Tran in a Three Court of Appeal judges unanimously decided Wednesday to uphold the first-degree murder conviction
"01.12.2016 23:05:52" winnipegfreepress.com Documents show two internal reviews completed in Winnipeg remand deaths WINNIPEG - Five deaths this year at the Winnipeg Remand Centre are a sharp increase from previous years and internal reviews on two deaths have already been completed, documents obtained by The Canadian Press show. But the reviews are being kept secret — Two reviews are completed are being kept secret
"01.12.2016 21:53:18" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg-Saskatoon bid for 2019 world juniors unsuccessful It appears Winnipeg and Saskatoon's joint bid to host the the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships has missed the net. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger tweeted Thursday that a joint bid from Vancouver and Victoria was chosen to host the popular Winnipeg and Saskatoon submitted their bid in October, likely costing in the neighbourhood of $20 million, based on recent bids by Toronto and Montreal
"01.12.2016 20:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Loud and proud The word 'essential' has been used to describe We Are the Halluci Nation, the third album from Ottawa's pioneering powwow-step collective A Tribe Called Red. 'Important,' too. Ottawa trio A Tribe Called Red turns up the volume on indigenous voices
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com For sale: building at iconic location A piece of Winnipeg's most iconic corner — Portage and Main — is up for grabs. Scotiabank has put its five-storey office building on the southwest corner of the intersection on the market. Scotiabank on the corner of Portage and Main on the market
"01.12.2016 17:55:11" winnipegfreepress.com Tories 'open' to two-for-one MRI system A controversial approach to increasing the availability of MRI diagnostic tests has caught the eye of Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen — even at the risk of provoking the federal government. Goertzen said he is willing to consider an initiative Health minister says he's 'willing to look' at adopting Saskatchewan scheme under fire from feds #mbpoli
"01.12.2016 16:10:44" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo In case the lack of snow-shovelling and window-scraping didn't make it clear, Winnipeg just experienced its warmest November since record keeping began in 1872 - https://shar.es/18cWoh
Photo by Phil Hossack
"01.12.2016 16:10:44" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo In case the lack of snow-shovelling and window-scraping didn't make it clear, Winnipeg just experienced its warmest November since record keeping began in 1872 - https://shar.es/18cWoh
Photo by Phil Hossack
"01.12.2016 01:55:12" winnipegfreepress.com Children's advocate sounds alarm over use of pepper spray, restraints, isolation in jails Manitoba's children's advocate says she's received complaints that incarcerated youth have been pepper-sprayed simply to control their behaviour.In her annual report released Wednesday, Darlene MacDonald said she's also heard accounts of jailed teens with Manitoba has the highest rate of youth incarceration in the country. On top of that, youth held in remand have outnumbered youth serving jail sentences for the past decade
"30.11.2016 23:27:55" winnipegfreepress.com Firefighters respond to blaze at site of October fentanyl bust One person was taken to hospital in an apartment fire on Maryland Street between Ellice and St. Matthews avenues during rush hour Wednesday.The fire started in a main floor suite that had been vacant following a fentanyl bust just before Halloween, said The suite had police stickers on the outside warning it was contaminated, and warned the caretakers not to go inside or let anyone in.
"30.11.2016 22:40:06" winnipegfreepress.com Filipino cuisine is poised for its Winnipeg moment Winnipeg is home to a thriving, growing Filipino community — percentage-wise, the biggest in Canada — but the city's restaurant scene hasn't always reflected that. There are some big buffets and small takeout places, and a few table-service restaurants A new restaurant on the Corydon strip suggests Filipino food might be having a moment ★★★★
"30.11.2016 22:12:37" winnipegfreepress.com Committee throws up roadblock to councillor's temporary cycling network proposal Some days, Winnipeg Coun. Janice Lukes feels like she is pedalling a bike going nowhere. Coun. Lukes said thinks the 30-year timeline can be shortened considerably for the entire downtown with the use of temporary structures #wpgpoli
"30.11.2016 19:38:22" winnipegfreepress.com Mayor insists it won't take 2 years to open Portage and Main but plans remain vague There's confusion at city hall over when the Portage and Main intersection will be re-opened to pedestrians. While the director of public works told reporters Tuesday that it would take two years of planning before work can begin, Mayor Brian Bowman said 'The timelines that are being contemplated vary and it really is going to be dependent on how the discussions continue to go with the property owners': Bowman #wpgpoli
"30.11.2016 17:39:10" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba has highest rate of hospital deaths in Canada: report A new national health report card gives Manitoba a couple of As, a couple of Fs and a few "needs more improvement." First the good news. "Winnipeg is a major referral centre for very ill patients from rural and northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Given that very ill patients are more likely to be at risk of dying, this may partially explain the increased (hospital mortality) rates
"30.11.2016 13:56:24" Timeline Photos A string of recent shootings is the result of Winnipeg's criminal underworld fighting over drug turf, according to a veteran police officer; a former dance student is suing Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and a former instructor over incidents she said
"30.11.2016 00:54:23" winnipegfreepress.com Rash of city shootings believed to be result of gang tensions The bullets are flying. And a string of recent shootings in the Winnipeg area -- including three in as many days -- are believed to be the result of rising tensions within the city's criminal underworld over lucrative drug turf and profits. 'Disrespect is turning deadly'
"29.11.2016 23:49:28" winnipegfreepress.com Majority of indigenous inmates released without parole: auditor general OTTAWA — More than half of indigenous inmates were released directly into the community last year because Canada's prisons are doing a shoddy job helping the offenders get parole, the auditor general of Canada said Tuesday.Michael Ferguson released his Another audit showing federal government's failures when it comes to indigenous people: 'beyond unacceptable' #cdnpoli
"29.11.2016 23:01:40" winnipegfreepress.com PCs introducing $500 fee for some immigrants The Progressive Conservative government is intent on improving the efficiency of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, but the refinements are coming at a cost.Skilled workers who are invited to apply to the program will have to pay a $500 fee starting Pallister says the program needs enhancements. Opposition MLAs are calling it a cash grab #mbpoli
"29.11.2016 22:15:43" winnipegfreepress.com Liberals say yes to controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project in B.C. OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. — a $6.8-billion project that has sparked protests by climate change activists from coast to Federal government says 'yes' to pipeline projects including Line 3, which goes through the southwest corner of Manitoba #cdnpoli
"29.11.2016 21:12:00" winnipegfreepress.com Provincial gov't cuts health service funding for Métis Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand is incensed that the Pallister government is eliminating funding for workers who help deliver health services to Métis communities.Chartrand stormed out of a meeting Tuesday morning with Kelvin Goertzen 'You are telling me and you're telling the Métis people in this province that we don't matter.' #mbpoli
"29.11.2016 20:12:52" winnipegfreepress.com Re-opening Portage and Main could take years It will take two years of planning before work can begin on re-opening the Portage and Main intersection to pedestrians, a senior city official said.Lester Deane, director of public works, told reporters Tuesday that a consulting firm hired to carry out a Want to see Portage and Main open to pedestrians? Don't hold your breath #wpgpoli
"29.11.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Suzuki cheers chiefs for battling to protect environment This is a critical time for our planet, Dr. David Suzuki told those gathered Tuesday at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Special Chiefs Assembly and Conference on Climate Change and the Environment.Suzuki spoke passionately Tuesday before a crowd of 'Indigenous people are at the front lines (of environmental battles) because they're saying we can't go on with the same old perspectives': David Suzuki
"29.11.2016 18:23:45" winnipegfreepress.com If province moves to open up contracts, case will linger in courts for years: union lawyer Breaking existing public sector collective agreements could embroil Manitoba in a bitter court battle lasting into the 2020s."They would impose it, we would go to court — it could go five or six years," union labour lawyer Garth Smorang said Tuesday."It A union lawyer says opening up contracts would start with the Court of Queen's Bench, move to the court of appeals, and eventually to the Supreme Court of Canada regardless which side won at each level #mbpoli
"29.11.2016 13:38:20" Timeline Photos The Winnipeg Police Service's gang suppression program is paying off; the Health Sciences Centre's heliport officially opens; and Premier Brian Pallister says he will be speaking with unions representing teachers, civil servants and other publicly funded
"28.11.2016 13:33:57" Timeline Photos The Ottawa Redblacks beat the Calgary Stampeders to win the Grey Cup; the Winnipeg Jets end a five-game losing streak; and a Manitoba judge has rejected a former marriage commissioner's bid to strike down the province's requirement that they must perform
"28.11.2016 05:10:18" winnipegfreepress.com Crescentwood residents fight infill project A proposed infill condominium development in Crescentwood has been rejected by a city community committee even though city planners had given it their blessing.The project is a 12-unit, four-storey, condo complex Winnipeg's Ventura Developments Inc. A proposed infill condominium development in Crescentwood has been rejected by a city community commitee even though city planners had given it their blessing.
Coun. John Orlikow felt the complex was too big for the neighbourhood.
"28.11.2016 03:29:13" winnipegfreepress.com Burris leads Redblacks to shocking upset of Stampeders in 104th Grey Cup TORONTO - Henry Burris threw his third touchdown of the game in overtime as Ottawa shocked the Calgary Stampeders 39-33 to win the 104th Grey Cup.Ernest Jackson bobbled the pass over the goal line before gaining control as Ottawa won its first Grey Cup It came down to the wire and ended with a shocking upset as Burris led the Ottawa REDBLACKS to a 39-33 victory over Calgary Stampeders in the 104th Grey Cup.
"27.11.2016 23:51:01" winnipegfreepress.com Jarring experience Heather Daymond is the brains behind Shut Ur Pie Hole, a company specializing in individual slices of pie baked and sold in Mason jars. When Daymond was growing up in Cypress River, she and her mother made a point of watching every televised awards show Winnipeg-based entrepreneur Heather Daymond's pies have become so famous, they got her invited to this year's Emmys. Have you tasted her famous Mason jar pies?
"27.11.2016 20:14:05" winnipegfreepress.com Hundreds search for missing teacher More than 200 people gathered on Sunday morning to search for Kevin Dilk, the Collège Béliveau teacher who has been missing since Wednesday. Family members and volunteers met at St. Boniface Street Links at 311 Provencher Blvd. "This is a nightmare. We just want him home," Kevin Dilk's niece says as more than 200 join search for missing teacher.
"27.11.2016 00:05:28" winnipegfreepress.com Terminally fabulous Andrew Henderson lay at his funeral in pants of purest white, tight at the ankles, tight along the thighs. A glitter-coated sleep mask covered his eyes, shielding them from the crowd gathered for the viewing. Artist Andrew Henderson refused to let terminal diagnosis derail courageous journey
"26.11.2016 22:54:41" winnipegfreepress.com At death's door She had never used fentanyl before, at least not intentionally. She took it that day because it was what she could get her hands on. She was out before she felt the rush. Recovering opioid addicts share their experience with fentanyl: 'I don't have another recovery in me. I just don't. If I go back out there, I'll die'
"26.11.2016 18:56:27" winnipegfreepress.com Bird on a flyer In September 2009, Chandra Kremski placed a notice in her church's fall newsletter, in which she asked her fellow parishioners at the Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church if anybody was interested in helping her mount a Christmas craft show.Kremski, a By the time the Third + Bird Christmas Market wraps up at 4 p.m. Sunday, it is expected as many as 10,000 people — some from as far away as Kenora and eastern Saskatchewan — will have poured through the doors of the Transcona Country Club to peruse a
"26.11.2016 13:47:18" winnipegfreepress.com Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90 in Cuba MIAMI - Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule of Cuba, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on End of an era
"25.11.2016 23:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Nellie McClung won't appear on Canadian bank note OTTAWA — A Canadian woman recognized for her pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement is among the five finalists to become the first iconic Canadian woman on a bank note.Nellie McClung, right? Guess again. McClung was dropped from consideration but the suffragette still in the running is Quebec's Idola Saint-Jean, who helped lead that province to grant women the vote, albeit 24 years after Manitoba did so
"25.11.2016 22:11:29" winnipegfreepress.com How the Ottawa Redblacks became a Cup contender so quickly Two key events occurred in the Canadian Football League in 2014: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers completed a leadership overhaul, which had begun the previous summer with the hiring of Mike O'Shea as head coach; and the Ottawa Redblacks began play as an Paul Wiecek: In 2014, he Winnipeg Blue Bombers completed a leadership overhaul and the Ottawa Redblacks began as a new team. Sorting out the tale of two clubs
"25.11.2016 19:21:26" winnipegfreepress.com Comical Christmas cards feature photos of Jets as youngsters If you've always thought the best way to spread holiday cheer would be to send your friends and family a Christmas card featuring Jets' captain Blake Wheeler as a pre-schooler wearing a turtleneck-and-sweater combo, this is your year. The Winnipeg Jets Happy Holidays, from Drew and Hali Stafford (and Mason) #NHLJets
"25.11.2016 18:18:20" winnipegfreepress.com Marcelino apologizes for 'perceived slight' after comparing cabinet minister to Nazi Premier Brian Pallister furiously demanded Friday morning that New Democrat Ted Marcelino apologize for comparing Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in the legislature Thursday."It's a scar on the history of NDP MLA Ted Marcelino apologizes for comparing Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels #mbpoli
"25.11.2016 17:31:49" winnipegfreepress.com Keeping watch, saving lives A decade ago, fentanyl, the killer synthetic opioid that can be 100 times more potent than morphine, was a relatively unknown drug. Today, it's everywhere — and it's at the heart of a national crisis claiming the lives of hundreds of Canadians. Opioid crisis draws attention to supervised drug-use sites, but Manitoba's not interested -- so far
"25.11.2016 16:14:10" winnipegfreepress.com U.S. firm buys city skate maker The city company that makes Winnipeg Jet Dustin Byfuglien's skates has been sold to Memphis-based True Temper. VH Footwear, founded by former speedskater Scott Van Horne, will continue making skates using its proprietary custom process in Winnipeg where it now employs 12 people.
"25.11.2016 16:09:08" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Roberta Popoff hangs a card on the Memory Tree in honour of her husband, Jake, who died in September. The Memory Tree, on display at St. Vital Centre, is a Palliative Manitoba initiative that gives people grieving the death of a loved one a chance to
"25.11.2016 16:09:08" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Roberta Popoff hangs a card on the Memory Tree in honour of her husband, Jake, who died in September. The Memory Tree, on display at St. Vital Centre, is a Palliative Manitoba initiative that gives people grieving the death of a loved one a chance to
"25.11.2016 01:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Opioid antidote to be available for free provincewide next year A provincewide naloxone program will be launched next year, making the life-saving antidote available to those at risk of an opioid overdose.“Starting in early 2017, a provincial naloxone program will launch and will make free naloxone kits available to 'Starting in early 2017, a provincial naloxone program will launch and will make free naloxone kits available to those at risk of an opioid overdose'
"25.11.2016 00:23:47" winnipegfreepress.com It'll be a sunnier State of the League for CFL boss Orridge, but only slightly TORONTO — It was exactly one year ago that CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge stood centre stage in a downtown Winnipeg hotel ballroom to deliver his first State of the League address. At the time, Orridge was still relatively green in his new role as the Since the CFL commish gave his first State of the League address a year ago in Winnipeg, some things have changed. And some things haven't #cfl
"24.11.2016 22:23:54" winnipegfreepress.com All the news that's fit to fabricate LONG BEACH, Calif. — Fewer than 2,000 readers are on his website when Paris Wade, 26, wakes from a nap, reaches for his laptop and thinks he needs to, as he puts it, “feed” his audience. “Man, no one is covering this TPP thing,” he says after seeing an These unemployed waiters are making a fortune reporting fake news
"24.11.2016 21:31:57" winnipegfreepress.com Pill-press ban to slow crisis not on health minister's radar A country store on the north shore of Ontario's Lake Huron will sell you a pill press for $78.29, shipping included.It takes "three seconds flat" to produce a 10-mm Aspirin-sized pill, the owner of Boomer's Country Store in Bruce Mines boasts on eBay. Both British Columbia and Alberta have banned the sale of pill presses. Should Manitoba?
"24.11.2016 20:25:04" winnipegfreepress.com Pallister calls on Ottawa to reduce turbulence in aerospace industry Premier Brian Pallister challenged Ottawa Thursday to restore trust and certainty within Manitoba's aerospace industry. Pallister was primarily talking about the Trudeau government's failure to build a "Factory of the Future" high-tech research and How Ottawa's recent defence decision could have a lasting impact here in Manitoba #mbpoli
"24.11.2016 19:25:07" winnipegfreepress.com City councillors taking political jabs to boxing ring It has all the makings of a down-and-dirty city council smackdown.A grimy boxing ring in the city's North End. Want to see some city councillors duke it out for real? Here's your chance... #wpgpoli
"24.11.2016 18:06:12" winnipegfreepress.com Few changes arising from Sinclair inquiry carried out: advocate Nearly three years after the province received the final report of the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry, fewer than a third of its recommendations have been fully implemented, Manitoba's children's advocate says. "The government has been surprisingly quiet on 'The government has been surprisingly quiet on what actions they have taken to respond to the recommendations'
"24.11.2016 13:29:25" Timeline Photos Manitoba potato farmers have 100 million pounds of potatoes with no immediate buyer; Winnipeg no longer has the dubious honour of being the murder capital of Canada; and the slaughter of big game and livestock by night hunters who use spotlights to blind
"24.11.2016 01:26:28" winnipegfreepress.com Rampant illegal night hunting puts Manitoba wildlife in peril The slaughter of big game and livestock by night hunters in western Manitoba isn't abating despite triple the number of illegal hunting convictions versus previous years. Two more purebred cattle were shot and killed on separate farms north of Virden, on 'The moose are going the way of mammoths. They're going to be gone. They're going to be mythical creatures in our province'
"23.11.2016 23:25:43" winnipegfreepress.com Defence minister dismisses Pallister's fighter jet concerns OTTAWA - Canada's minister of national defence says Manitoba's concerns Ottawa's decision to negotiate the purchase of 18 fighter jets from Boeing will negatively affect the province are completely misplaced. Harjit Sajjan told the Free Press Wednesday 'This is very good news for Winnipeg' #cdnpoli
"23.11.2016 22:01:04" winnipegfreepress.com Black Friday: Purchase or pass? It's shaping up to be another busy Black Friday, although maybe not as busy as in past years, some retail industry officials say.Over the past eight years, the final weekend in November — commonly referred to as the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend — has Shopping frenzy loses some of its lustre with Boxing Day waiting in the wings
"23.11.2016 18:13:15" winnipegfreepress.com NHL hands Knights a golden opportunity For more than five years, the Winnipeg Jets have been the answer to the question: name the last new team to join the NHL. That officially changed Tuesday night when the expansion franchise that will next season replace the Jets as the newest NHL team was Paul Wiecek: Vegas pays dearly for fast track to success
"23.11.2016 13:30:59" winnipegfreepress.com Free Press Head Start for Wednesday, Nov. 23 Taxing matter: Winnipeg homeowners will pay 2.33 per cent more in property taxes next year. The city's draft operating and capital budgets were released on Tuesday. Winnipeg homeowners will pay 2.33 per cent more in property taxes next year; the federal government has issued a tender to build 150 new homes on land adjacent to Lake St. Martin; and Mayor Brian Bowman's pledge to open Portage and Main to pedestrians in
"23.11.2016 00:54:38" winnipegfreepress.com Premier slams potential fighter jet purchase Premier Brian Pallister blasted a federal government plan Tuesday to consider acquiring 18 new Boeing-made Super Hornet fighter jets, saying it would have “a severe negative impact” on Manitoba.Pallister was reacting to a report the Liberal government 'It will have a severe negative impact on the province of Manitoba' #mbpoli
"22.11.2016 20:52:14" winnipegfreepress.com Province waiting on results from 24 suspected opioid overdoses Manitoba has seen nine confirmed fentanyl deaths in 2016 and another two dozen deaths are suspected from opioid overdoses, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen told the legislature Tuesday afternoon. The confirmed deaths occurred in the first five months of 'It is not a problem that can be legislated away' #mbpoli
"22.11.2016 19:55:40" winnipegfreepress.com Draft city budget includes 2.3% tax hike Homeowners across Winnipeg are facing a 2.33 per cent property tax increase for 2017.Mayor Bowman and his executive policy committee tabled the draft 2017 operating and capital budgets Tuesday, which will see the city's spending crack the $1 billion- mark Here are the highlights from the 'fiscally prudent' 2017 draft budget #wpgpoli
"22.11.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Autumn light at end of tunnel for flooded Lake St. Martin residents OTTAWA — The federal government says more than half the residents of Lake St. Martin First Nation will be able to move home within a year, as construction on the first new homes for the flooded-out community is set to begin.The bid process for a tender to The bid process for a tender to build 150 new homes in the new Lake St. Martin reserve closes today and a spokeswoman with the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada said the first residents should be able to move in next fall #cdnpoli
"22.11.2016 17:55:12" winnipegfreepress.com UMFA deal freezes wages, improves conditions The three-week University of Manitoba faculty strike is over and students are expected to return to classes today.The University of Manitoba Faculty Association, which represents 1,200 professors, instructors and librarians, voted Monday night to accept a U of M strike: the union accepted a one-year government-mandated wage freeze, while gaining improvements to workloads, collegial governance and assessment practices.
"21.11.2016 21:22:42" Photos from Winnipeg Free Press's post Got a cute canine? A fetching feline? A lovely lizard? Your pet could be famous! The Free Press is looking for pet photos for our Pets of the Week column.
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"21.11.2016 19:50:53" winnipegfreepress.com Controlling expenses province's No. 1 priority: throne speech The Progressive Conservatives will enshrine their bid to control government spending in law, and Crown corporations, universities and hospitals will be included in the new measure. Premier Brian Pallister termed his government's second speech from the "Legislation will be introduced, following consultation and dialogue, to ensure that the province's public-sector costs do not exceed Manitobans' ability to sustain those services they receive in return," according to the throne speech, read this
"21.11.2016 16:16:46" winnipegfreepress.com Watch for Franz Ferdinand moment In a year already overwrought with historical comparisons, it's nevertheless worth asking: what will be this century's Franz Ferdinand moment? Possibly, as with that assassination of the Austrian archduke in 1914, most people will dismiss it as "When xenophobia plays well in national politics, it's a sign people are more ready to fight for what they think they're losing rather than for what's right. And with other global problems facing us, not the least of which are climate change and economic
"21.11.2016 13:21:28" Timeline Photos The University of Manitoba faculty, currently on strike, and university administration reached a tentative agreement late Sunday evening; Winnipeg could finally see some real snowfall today; and Manitoba won't introduce a supervised drug-use site despite
"21.11.2016 04:39:24" winnipegfreepress.com U of M reaches tentative deal with striking faculty association The University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) have reached a tentative agreement that could see students back in class by Tuesday.University administration announced late Sunday evening that UMFA executive is #Breakingnews: U of M reaches tentative deal with striking faculty, classes expected to resume Tuesday, pending University of Manitoba Faculty Association members' vote.
"21.11.2016 02:08:00" winnipegfreepress.com Palomino to be demolished Monday It's been good to know you, Pal.Monday, demolition crews will tear down the once iconic Palomino nightclub club where a generation partied. It's your last chance to say goodbye to the iconic Palomino club building on Portage Avenue, tomorrow it will be demolished.
"21.11.2016 00:51:53" winnipegfreepress.com PCs love scandals so much they make them up There is nothing the new Progressive Conservative government loves more than a scandal.Premier Brian Pallister and senior staff have devoted an inordinate amount of their time and effort to revealing all manner of scandal committed by the former NDP The Pallister government loves scandals so much, they make make them up, writes Free Press columnist Dan Lett.
"20.11.2016 22:46:00" winnipegfreepress.com Up in smoke For more than a century, the city's preferred method for disposing of household garbage was incineration. In the earliest decades, property owners had to burn their own trash. Up until 1979, the city's garbage didn't go to the dump — it was burned. Read the full circle story of the city's garbage incinerators here:
"20.11.2016 05:16:55" Timeline Photos Beat-down in Boston on Sunday's front page: wfp.to/27x
"20.11.2016 00:25:15" winnipegfreepress.com Men switched at birth get meeting OTTAWA — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott will meet in Winnipeg Monday with three of the four men who were switched at birth at the Norway House Indian Hospital in 1975.Philpott's aide confirmed Saturday a private meeting would take place. Philpott Free Press exclusive: Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott will meet in Winnipeg Monday with three of the four men who were switched at birth at the Norway House Indian Hospital in 1975: wfp.to/27R
"18.11.2016 19:05:02" winnipegfreepress.com Pre-budget report pegs streets as top resident concern Winnipeggers top priority from city hall is improving streets.That was the consensus choice among residents who participated in city hall's pre-budget consultations, Let's Talk. The Let's Talk consultations reached out to Winnipeggers through two methods: an online process and a telephone survey.
"18.11.2016 17:53:43" winnipegfreepress.com Golden opportunity for brewer Saskatchewan's Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. is the buyer of Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd. The Saskatoon-based labour-sponsored venture capital fund is paying $7.7 million for the brewer of such local beers as Fort Garry Pale Ale and Frontier Pilsner.
"18.11.2016 01:28:01" winnipegfreepress.com Crown corporation mulled mega-Liquor Mart in early 2015, sources say Scathing criticism by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries officials of the lack of research into a giant Liquor Mart downtown is under scrutiny following the revelation the Crown corporation studied opening a large-scale, multi-faceted liquor store almost two In 2015, a request for proposal was issued to study a concept called 'Liquor Mart Occasions': A store that includes liquor, specialty foods, a brewery, lotto tickets and a conference room
"18.11.2016 00:51:54" winnipegfreepress.com Pre-budget report pegs streets as top resident concern Winnipeggers top priority from city hall is improving streets.That was the consensus choice among residents who participated in city hall's pre-budget consultations, Let's Talk. Garbage and recycling collection, public transit and snow clearing were also top results in the pre-budget survey #wpgpoli
"17.11.2016 20:59:25" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba joins New West Partnership Trade Agreement Go west, Manitoba.Premier Brian Pallister has made good on one of his most ardent campaign pledges with the announcement Thursday Manitoba has joined the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.Manitoba will now join Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Premier Brian Pallister has made good on one of his most ardent campaign pledges #mbpoli
"17.11.2016 19:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Firefighters pay out-of-pocket for latest fentanyl ad Firefighters are paying for ads out their own pockets in an effort get the word out about a deadly fentanyl crisis in the city. For the next two months, the 30-second spot will run on TV, radio and in movie theatres. Watch the fentanyl PSA that firefighters paid for out of their own pocket
"17.11.2016 19:00:21" winnipegfreepress.com Province opening casinos around the clock on weekends Get ready to gamble your weekends away, Winnipeg.Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will begin a pilot project on Dec. The province is trying out a 24-hour gambling pilot project. Do you think it's a good idea?
"17.11.2016 17:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com O'Shea paddles down the River Denial Paul Wiecek: So I'm glad to see that in the age of President-elect Trump and T-shirt weather in Winnipeg in November that there's still one thing that's entirely predictable — Mike O'Shea continues to be pathologically incapable of admitting he made a Our latest edition of Say What?!, an email conversation between sports editor Steve Lyons and sports columnist Paul Wiecek, is up.
"17.11.2016 16:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com 'Perfect bird for Canada': Geographic society bids gray jay as national bird OTTAWA - Smart, hardy and friendly — the Royal Canadian Geographic Society says its choice for Canada's national bird epitomizes the best of the country's national traits. The gray jay, also known as the whiskey jack, was announced Wednesday evening as The gray jay muscled out higher profile contenders, including the common loon, snowy owl, black-capped chickadee and Canada goose, in a contest that garnered national attention and attracted almost 50,000 online voters.
"17.11.2016 15:36:41" winnipegfreepress.com Federal government wants costly Kapyong buildings demolished The Department of National Defence wants to tear down all 41 buildings on the vacant Kapyong Barracks site because they have fallen into disrepair. The DND has spent almost $20 million to maintain the vacant barracks and property over the last 13 years.
"17.11.2016 13:18:43" Timeline Photos The 41 buildings on the Kapyong Barracks site have fallen into such disrepair that the Department of National Defence wants to tear them down; while Winnipeg police investigated the deaths of three people suspected of overdosing on fentanyl in northwest
"17.11.2016 01:33:01" winnipegfreepress.com City awards family whose home was lost in transitway expansion There was no debate or comments Wednesday when city council unanimously approved a $345,000 settlement for the family that lost its Parker Avenue home through expropriation for the transitway corridor.A confidential report made public last week revealed The property's assessed value was $228,000 and the city awarded the family $345,000 #wpgpoli
"17.11.2016 00:42:41" winnipegfreepress.com Three bodies, powdered drug found in northwest Winnipeg home Police discovered the bodies of two women and a man in a home in the Inkster Gardens area overnight in an apparent triple drug overdose. An unidentified white powder and drug paraphernalia were also found, police said Wednesday, adding they believe the 'He was a very smart man. He used to be in the lawn care and snow-removal business till about five years ago then things went south'
"16.11.2016 23:41:00" winnipegfreepress.com Lease for downtown Liquor Mart signed under direction of NDP: CEO The lease for the proposed flagship Liquor Mart at True North Square was signed under the direction of the NDP government without a business case, and has little chance of being profitable, says the acting CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.During a It turns out there is no evidence the previous Liquor & Lotteries board had explored the viability of a 50,000-square-foot Liquor Mart #mbpoli
"16.11.2016 21:46:01" winnipegfreepress.com Constituents say amen as MP blesses Trump STEINBACH — Everyone deserves God's blessings — U.S. president-elect Donald Trump included.That was the overarching sentiment Tuesday evening of some constituents of Provencher MP Ted Falk after he used his member's statement in the House of Commons Yes, Conservative MP Ted Falk did say 'God bless Donald Trump' in the House. But he also said that when Trudeau won #cdnpoli
"16.11.2016 21:12:12" winnipegfreepress.com O'Shea sticks to his guns on Medlock field goal decision Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea said again Wednesday he has no regrets sending placekicker Justin Medlock out to kick a 61-yard field goal late in Sunday's loss to the B.C. Lions in the West Division semifinal.“No, absolutely. O'Shea has no regrets #Bombers
"16.11.2016 20:00:12" winnipegfreepress.com Winning the Winnipeg way got its start in Chicago The team had moved to Winnipeg, but the plan from Day 1 back in 2011 was for Jets 2.0 to do things — on and off the ice — in the "Chicago Way."From the hiring of former Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff as the Jets first GM to the Paul Wiecek: Making Jets the 'Blackhawks of the North' has always been the plan #NHLJets
"16.11.2016 18:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Three bodies, white powder found in northwest Winnipeg home Police discovered the bodies of two women and a man in a home in the Inkster-Keewatin area overnight in an apparent triple drug overdose.An unidentified white powder and drug paraphernalia were also found, police said Wednesday. Apparent triple drug overdose with what's believed to be fentanyl found in the house
"16.11.2016 17:59:35" winnipegfreepress.com Opioid crisis growing here, paramedics warn An average of 13 Canadians are treated daily in hospitals for opioid overdoses, says the first national report in Canada to examine the country's growing epidemic around synthetic narcotics such as fentanyl.The sobering data, drawn from a single year, 'This drug is going to depress your breathing until you stop breathing'
"16.11.2016 17:14:11" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Did you catch the super moon earlier this week? Photographer Wayne Glowacki caught it setting behind the office tower at 201 Portage Avenue on Tuesday morning.
"16.11.2016 17:14:11" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Did you catch the super moon earlier this week? Photographer Wayne Glowacki caught it setting behind the office tower at 201 Portage Avenue on Tuesday morning.
"16.11.2016 16:37:56" winnipegfreepress.com Finding clarity on Facebook Hill Under the light of a not-quite supermoon, Arlea Ashcroft clambered up the swell of Facebook Hill and tapped into her phone.It was Saturday night on the south edge of North Dakota, on a 9,200-square-kilometre parcel of land that was once indivisible with a For Winnipeg protester at Standing Rock, the issue is larger than just one pipeline
"16.11.2016 13:52:12" Timeline Photos Winnipeg indigenous advocate Diane Redsky's work advancing the cause of women's equality received national recognition as she received an award from Gov. Gen. David Johnston; striking U of M professors are getting a morale boost from the university's
"16.11.2016 01:11:44" winnipegfreepress.com Ready to devour the competition A Vancouver-based chain is cranking up the heat in Winnipeg's grocery war by opening three new stores in the city Saturday. The Save-On-Foods outlets will officially open at 7 a.m. in the Northgate Shopping Centre on McPhillips Street, in the former B.C.'s Save-On-Foods to open first three outlets in Winnipeg Saturday
"16.11.2016 00:40:05" winnipegfreepress.com Graduate students join chorus of support for striking U of M faculty The University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association (UMGSA) has joined the 21,000-strong University of Manitoba Students' Union in throwing its support behind striking U of M faculty members. The 3,000-member strong association's executive held an University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association executive voted in favour of endorsing the U of M Faculty Association's current demands
"15.11.2016 22:51:04" winnipegfreepress.com Manitoba's Métis, Ottawa sign deal to end 146-year-old land dispute OTTAWA — There is an end in sight to a 146-year-old land claims dispute between Canada and Manitoba's Métis nation.Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett signed an agreement in Ottawa Tuesday Canada and Manitoba's Métis nation, will negotiate an end to the dispute that began in 1870 when 7,000 Métis children did not properly receive the 1.4 million acres of land promised when Manitoba became a province #cdnpoli
"15.11.2016 21:38:38" winnipegfreepress.com Bowman should follow councillors' rules on spending: Eadie Coun. Ross Eadie says it's time Mayor Brian Bowman was required to follow similar spending rules that govern councillors' expenses.Eadie (Mynarski) said Bowman has resisted all attempts to impose regulations on his office expenses in the past two years 'Bowman campaigned on openness and transparency, so when will that come to his office expenses?' #wpgpoli
"15.11.2016 20:28:09" winnipegfreepress.com Governor General honours Winnipeg 'human doing' Redsky Winnipeg indigenous advocate Diane Redsky's work advancing the cause of women's equality received national recognition Tuesday at the legislature.Gov. Gen. David Johnston presided over the awards, honouring Redsky — the executive director of Ma Mawi Wi The awards highlight Canadian contributions to the advancement of women's equality and celebrate Canada's evolution as an inclusive society.
"15.11.2016 19:08:54" winnipegfreepress.com Manitobans use food banks at second-highest rate in Canada: report OTTAWA — Manitoba food banks saw a slight decline in traffic this year but the province has the second-highest use rate in the country.HungerCount 2016, the annual report by Food Banks Canada, showed 61,914 Manitobans used a food bank in March 2016, down Nearly 62,000 Manitobans used a food bank in March 2016, the report found
"15.11.2016 18:06:18" winnipegfreepress.com Slices and suds, delivered Winnipeg has arrived. Or, rather, pizza and beer delivered to your door has arrived. Thanks to relaxed liquor laws, company will bring pizza, beer to your door
"15.11.2016 13:32:10" Timeline Photos The University of Manitoba Faculty Association decided not to vote on the U of M's latest contract offer on Monday, and so the strike continues; a former longtime government worker broke privacy rules when she peeked at health records to find addresses
"14.11.2016 23:52:21" winnipegfreepress.com Ottawa must act on opioid abuse, Manitoba's health minister says Manitoba's health minister is calling on Ottawa for national action to stop the flow of powdered fentanyl from countries such as China. "We need national strategies around that because it's an importation issue we need some help with," Kelvin Goertzen Leaders meet Friday in Ottawa for an opioid conference. What Manitoba's health minister wants to see:
"14.11.2016 21:59:35" winnipegfreepress.com Café owners game for change of location One of the city's most unusual restaurant concepts — the owners encourage their customers to play board games while they eat and to stay as long as they like — has proven so successful it's moving to bigger quarters. Early in the new year — hopefully some Across The Board Game Café expands capacity and menu with move to Crocus Building
"14.11.2016 21:02:03" winnipegfreepress.com Trump's first appointments do little to lift uncertainty about his reign Donald Trump's first appointments to his administration, announced on Sunday, moved him a little closer to the mainstream of the Republican party and also maintained his stance as an insurgent against the party establishment. They seemed to set up a Editorial: He is a picker of fights, a peddler of rumours and a pincher of exposed nerves
"14.11.2016 19:46:01" winnipegfreepress.com UMFA group deciding whether members should vote on offer A meeting the University of Manitoba Faculty Association's collective agreement committee Monday afternoon will determine whether the membership will vote on the university's recent offer. UMFA president Mark Hudson said the union's executive committee the university's last offer was for one year with no salary increase
"14.11.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com City 'dragons' den' gives thumbs-down to pool safety upgrades A civic department's attempt to improve security measures at 12 city pools hit a financial roadblock Monday.Councillors on the innovation committee turned down a request from the community services department for $333,000 to upgrade closed circuit video Committee says no to CCTV cameras at pools #wpgpoli
"14.11.2016 18:16:04" winnipegfreepress.com Former Health employee investigated after patient data breached A former government worker accused of accessing personal files of nearly 200 individuals — including their names, addresses and dates of birth — is under investigation.Senior officials launched the internal probe and they've also alerted Manitoba's Senior officials launched the internal probe and they've also alerted Manitoba's ombudsman to the information breach.
"14.11.2016 13:46:06" Timeline Photos Hopes for an end to the 13-day-old strike by University of Manitoba professors were dashed when conciliation ended unsuccessfully on Sunday; also on the weekend, the Blue Bombers' season came to an end in Vancouver as the B.C. Lions won 32-31; and
"14.11.2016 05:00:06" winnipegfreepress.com O'Shea must be kicking himself No, it's not a firing offence.Yes, if you squint really hard and hold your head at just the right angle, you can make out the faintest outlines of the case to stake your football team's entire season on the longest field goal of your placekicker's life. Paul Wiecek: O'Shea's decision to try that field goal was exceptionally dumb #Bombers
"14.11.2016 03:14:07" winnipegfreepress.com Winter-recreation fans itching for the white stuff The downhill skis may be waxed and ready with skiers itching to get on the slopes but there's something missing — snow.Add far-above-normal temperatures for mid-November in these parts to the mix and you are left with green grass and flowers still 'We just need normal'
"14.11.2016 02:00:48" winnipegfreepress.com Conciliation between U of M, faculty breaks down as strike enters Week 3 Hopes for an end to the 13-day-old strike by University of Manitoba professors were dashed when conciliation ended unsuccessfully on Sunday. A statement by the university late Sunday afternoon said conciliation with the University of Manitoba Faculty 'It is our belief that the UMFA negotiating team will not accept anything the university offers'
"14.11.2016 01:02:24" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers season comes to an end after late-game push from Lions VANCOUVER - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an 11-0 lead over the B.C. Lions after the first quarter in Sunday's West seminfinal game at BC Place.Bombers running back Andrew Harris, who played seven years with the Lions before signing with Winnipeg in the #Bombers fall to the Lions in B.C. after hail Mary Field goal attempt
"13.11.2016 22:19:40" winnipegfreepress.com Jets clinch shootout win over Kings The Winnipeg Jets won a 3-2 shootout decision over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday at MTS Centre. Mark Scheifele scored the winning goal in the skills competition. Scheifele sealed the deal for the #NHLJets in OT
"13.11.2016 19:54:23" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers and Lions meet again When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions hit the field Sunday in Vancouver for the CFL West semifinal, it will be the 10th time in league history that the two teams will meet in the playoffs Here's a look at the nine other games. For the 10th time in CFL playoffs history, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions will hit the field this afternoon. Here's a look at their past games.
"13.11.2016 18:21:03" winnipegfreepress.com On the home front Midway through the Second World War, Arthur Christensen was on a Red Cross hospital ship returning from overseas. A terrifying storm blew, with the ship riding peaks and valleys of building-sized waves. Veterans returning from overseas in the 1940s built modest homes and formed tightly knit communities with the aid of government housing grants.
"13.11.2016 17:58:22" winnipegfreepress.com Local community mourning loss of 'walking, talking Ukrainian encyclopedia' A cultural specialist and prominent voice in Winnipeg's Ukrainian community has died.Orysia Tracz passed away in Winnipeg Thursday after a sudden stroke. Writer, translator, consultant and lecturer Orysia Tracz died Thursday after suffering a stroke.
"13.11.2016 15:23:55" winnipegfreepress.com Singer made her mark The 1960s was a golden decade for Canadian television music production, with CBC Winnipeg serving as a regional centre for music shows. Local performers such as Peggy Neville, Reg Gibson, Georges Lafleche, Ray St. Germain and Lorraine West, to name a few, During the 1960s, a golden decade for Canadian television music production, Karen Marklinger was considered one of Canada's finest female vocalists.
“I guess when people see you on television, they figure you're a big star,” she muses. “But it was nothing
"13.11.2016 04:52:34" Timeline Photos A warm welcome for Santa on Sunday's front page. See the full story and photo gallery here: wfp.to/231
"12.11.2016 19:05:00" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers and Lions meet again When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions hit the field Sunday in Vancouver for the CFL West semifinal, it will be the 10th time in league history that the two teams will meet in the playoffs Here's a look at the nine other games. When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions hit the field tomorrow in Vancouver for the CFL West semifinal, it
will be the 10th time in league history the two teams will meet in the playoffs. Jeff Hamilton takes a look at the nine other games.
"12.11.2016 19:00:41" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Photographer Ruth Bonneville caught crews with J&D Penner putting the final touches to their float for this afternoon's Santa Claus Parade.
"12.11.2016 19:00:41" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo Photographer Ruth Bonneville caught crews with J&D Penner putting the final touches to their float for this afternoon's Santa Claus Parade.
"12.11.2016 14:34:57" winnipegfreepress.com Krampus is coming to town If Santa is the carrot that says to kids, “Get into bed early and good things will come,” then Krampus is the stick that says: “or else.!” Winnipeggers, the well-behaved and otherwise, will be introduced to Krampus at this year's Santa Claus Parade. Are you headed to the Santa Claus Parade today? While the one and only Santa will be there, there will be many Krampus.
"12.11.2016 05:01:51" Timeline Photos Free trade music deal on Saturday's front page:
"11.11.2016 22:49:34" winnipegfreepress.com Local community mourning loss of 'walking, talking Ukrainian encyclopedia' A cultural specialist and prominent voice in Winnipeg's Ukrainian community has died.Orysia Tracz passed away in Winnipeg Thursday after a sudden stroke.
"11.11.2016 16:32:12" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo
"11.11.2016 16:32:12" Winnipeg Free Press's cover photo
"11.11.2016 16:08:07" winnipegfreepress.com On the home front Midway through the Second World War, Arthur Christensen was on a Red Cross hospital ship returning from overseas. A terrifying storm blew, with the ship riding peaks and valleys of building-sized waves. Veterans returning from overseas in the 1940s built modest homes and formed tightly knit communities with the aid of government housing grants
"11.11.2016 04:53:02" winnipegfreepress.com Visiting Jets take a bite out of Coyotes GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Right-winger Blake Wheeler ripped his first goal in a dozen games in the second period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes at the Gila River Arena Thursday night.Jets centre Nic Petan attacted two Copp, Wheeler, Ehlers found the twine tonight #NHLJets
"11.11.2016 02:13:39" winnipegfreepress.com Canadian musical icon Leonard Cohen dead at the age of 82 MONTREAL - Leonard Cohen — writer, poet, composer, singer, renowned seducer and, for many, the epitome of cool — has died at the age of 82.His sonorous, tobacco-painted baritone was once described as "the musical equivalent of rotgut whisky" and his Just in: Beloved Canadian singer Leonard Cohen dies at 82
"10.11.2016 23:43:18" winnipegfreepress.com Tolko sells mill in The Pas, 300-plus employees keep jobs The paper mill in The Pas has a new owner and a new lease on life.Late Thursday afternoon, Tolko announced the sale of the mill to Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. The sale comes 2 1/2 months after Tolko dropped a bombshell on the northern community of about 5,500, announcing it would shut down the mill in December
"10.11.2016 22:40:15" winnipegfreepress.com Canada
Amber Alert over: Police say body of missing Saskatchewan girl found NIPAWIN, Sask. - RCMP say the father of a seven-year-old girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert in Saskatchewan has been found dead. The girl, Nia Eastman, has not been found and the Amber Alert remains in effect.
"10.11.2016 16:39:26" winnipegfreepress.com Dreaming of a warm Christmas Ron Mark took a moment to check the weather forecast for Saturday's Santa Claus parade and yelped. “Holy mackerel,” Mark said. Santa doesn't mind the warm temperatures forecast for the weekend -- but it makes the elves a little cranky, says the director of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. Time, location, road closures, new floats - we've got everything you need to know for
"10.11.2016 15:35:36" winnipegfreepress.com Canada, stand strong in Trump's wake Republican candidate Donald Trump's success in the U.S. presidential election was astonishing because he arrived as a total outsider to politics and because his method of campaigning was totally unorthodox. Though he was locally famous in New York as a "Now Trump has been elected, it does not matter whether Canadians like him or not. He has become a fact of life for at least the next four years. This country should aim to recover quickly from its astonishment and seek its own advantage in a world that
"10.11.2016 02:30:53" winnipegfreepress.com Americans have been eyeing a move to Canada since Trump entered the race, data shows American celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham and Bryan Cranston have said they'd immigrate to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president. But now that the real estate mogul and reality TV star is President-elect Trump, could Canada see a surge of 'For liberal-minded Americans, the benefits of living in Canada are obvious'
"09.11.2016 23:46:39" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg politicians, business leaders talk Trump Gary Doer Former Manitoba premier, former Canadian ambassador to the United States There will be more “hard hats” and less “Hollywood” in the White House now that Donald Trump has won the presidency, Doer said. Speaking to a luncheon audience convened by I would suggest that if the rhetoric we're hearing comes to fruition, Canadian companies are going to have to get extremely serious in a hurry'
"09.11.2016 20:52:01" winnipegfreepress.com Clinton tells supporters to greet Trump with 'open mind' NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton told supporters Wednesday that they owed Donald Trump "an open mind and a chance to lead," urging acceptance of the celebrity businessman's stunning win after a campaign that appeared poised until Election Day to make her the Hillary Clinton made a direct plea to "all the little girls" watching: "Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every opportunity in the world and chance to pursue your dreams."
"09.11.2016 07:45:46" winnipegfreepress.com Trump wins White House in astonishing victory WASHINGTON - Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of It's official: Donald Trump has been elected the next president of the United States.
"08.11.2016 22:34:34" winnipegfreepress.com Gallery: Free Press front pages from past U.S. elections How we covered the end of the race to the White House Elections on A1: How the Free Press covered the end of the race to the White House wfp.to/29w #ElectionDay
"08.11.2016 21:51:10" winnipegfreepress.com Fired up or fearful? New Hampshire voters line up before polls open MANCHESTER, N.H. – A well-known former Republican Senator from New Hampshire stirred things up in the election campaign's final hours in his home state with a video release saying he is voting for Hillary Clinton.Gordon Humphrey, who represented New 'He's a bully. And it gets worse. Trump is simply unfit to be president. Do we want a commander-in-chief who's temperamental, belligerent, unhinged?' #ElectionDay
"08.11.2016 20:51:01" winnipegfreepress.com It's official: Danny Smyth now city's police chief With a quick oath and a signing of papers, Danny Smyth officially became Winnipeg's 18th police chief. "Times are changing, here we go," Smyth told a crowd of police officers, as well as Justice Minister Heather Stefanson, Mayor Brian Bowman, Chief 'Times are changing, here we go'
"08.11.2016 18:45:30" winnipegfreepress.com Trouba gets warm welcome from teammates, Maurice There were hugs and handshakes — and no obvious hard feelings — as Jacob Trouba returned to the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday morning.Trouba was on the ice for the morning skate, less than 24 hours after the young defenceman signed a two-year deal to end his 'I want to play hockey. I'm a hockey player' #NHLJets
"08.11.2016 17:49:14" winnipegfreepress.com Employee at national disease lab in Winnipeg may have been exposed to Ebola WINNIPEG - An employee at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in Winnipeg may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. Dr. John Copps says the employee was working with infected pigs at its Level 4 lab. A tear in the employee's protective suit was noticed during decontamination after working in the lab.
"08.11.2016 13:27:23" Timeline Photos Voters in the United States head to the polls today in the U.S. presidential election; a long-awaited inquest into the shooting death of a 26-year-old Winnipeg man began Monday; and defenceman Jacob Trouba has signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg
"08.11.2016 03:36:17" winnipegfreepress.com Tina Fontaine case not solely built on 'Mr. Big' sting: sources As if by way of foreshadowing, Tom Sophonow reached out to me Sunday in a text. I don't know if his reaching out was some sort of coincidental cosmic message, given that Sophonow is Winnipeg's, and one of the nation's, most famous faces of the wrongfully "This isn't a Mr. Big case… that's not how the Crown is making the case," sources told the Free Press.
"08.11.2016 01:47:29" winnipegfreepress.com 'I'm afraid, honestly': Fargo voters brace for U.S. election results FARGO, North Dakota — The weather is beautiful, that much is for certain. Whatever storms rage on the political horizon, the real-life sky is clear and eggshell blue. Melissa Martin went down to Fargo to talk to residents about the presidential election. Let's just say they're feeling a mixture of emotions:
"08.11.2016 00:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Freedom Road construction will begin within 90 days, Pallister says Premier Brian Pallister predicted Monday that shovels will be in the ground to build Freedom Road within 60 to 90 days."The project will get underway in the next 60 to 90 days — it will be historic," Pallister said, referring to the long-awaited 'The project will get underway in the next 60 to 90 days — it will be historic' #mbpoli
"07.11.2016 23:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Sleep or skate? Game-day ritual and science face off in NHL NEW YORK — Major league baseball teams don't do it. Neither do NFL or CFL football teams. Paul Wiecek: NHL hockey teams continue to drag their players out of bed for a 'morning skate.' Why? #NHLJets
"07.11.2016 22:30:21" winnipegfreepress.com Gallery: Looking back: The Blizzard of 1986 Thirty years ago today, Winnipeggers were digging out after the worst blizzard in 20 years nearly paralyzed the city for 36 hours.
"07.11.2016 21:21:24" winnipegfreepress.com Jets sign contract with Trouba, ending months of speculation The NHL's Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with restricted free-agent defenceman Jacob Trouba today. The 22-year-old from Rochester, Mich. The two-year deal includes base salaries of US$2.5 million this season and US$3.5 million in 2017-18 #NHLJets
"07.11.2016 20:27:55" winnipegfreepress.com 'Service pig' could fly; committee not ready to squeal on woman's appeal Podgy the pot-bellied pig is staying in Winnipeg, at least for another month.For the second consecutive month, councillors on a civic committee postponed a decision on whether to grant an exemption under the city's responsible pet ownership bylaw to allow Podgy's is appealing a ruling from city hall that found her in violation of the city's responsible pet ownership bylaw #wpgpoli
"07.11.2016 19:20:06" winnipegfreepress.com Pot on Pallister's mind BRANDON — When he isn't preoccupied with the province's burgeoning deficit, Brian Pallister is finding himself thinking more and more these days about pot. Not that Manitoba's 22nd premier is a smoker or consumer of marijuana-laced brownies. 'This is not grandma's alfalfa that we're talking about' #mbpoli
"07.11.2016 17:58:06" winnipegfreepress.com Faculty studies new offer; U of M responds to unfair labour charge The University of Manitoba said Monday that it will defend itself against an unfair labour practice charge that the U of M Faculty Association has brought before the Manitoba Labour Board."The University of Manitoba became aware of an unfair labour The university announced Sunday evening it had presented a 'comprehensive settlement proposal'
"07.11.2016 05:14:16" winnipegfreepress.com Boy George and company thrill sparse crowd with trip to '80s heyday There were only 4,500 people at the MTS Centre Sunday night for Culture Club and Platinum Blonde, but they were 4,500 people who were ready for a party. With the house lights still glaringly bright, the shrieks and whistles already began to ring from the The crowd was small, but the thrills were big when Boy George and company came to Winnipeg
"07.11.2016 00:52:01" winnipegfreepress.com Firefighters' overtime soaring, handcuffed by city's vacancy management policy It is often said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting the outcome to be different. If that's true, then there is a wave of insanity working its way through the City of Winnipeg's finance committee. The city is trying to save money by not filling new positions, stretching departments thin and sending overtime costs soaring, writes Dan Lett.
"06.11.2016 23:07:27" winnipegfreepress.com Born and bread When Tara Fillion flew to Abbotsford, B.C., in September to visit her uncle, she brought along two pieces of luggage — one packed with clothes and cosmetics, the other with rye bread: KUB rye bread, to be precise. “My uncle Hugh is originally from Carman, When it comes to their daily bread, Winnipeggers are tied to tradition. David Sanderson talks to the siblings who run Winnipeg's iconic KUB Bakery.
"06.11.2016 20:42:05" winnipegfreepress.com Jets to stick with status quo against Rangers NEW YORK -- There's lots of things broken on the Winnipeg Jets right now -- namely seven regular starters out of the lineup with an assortment of ailments.But while the current lineup is patched together, it worked just fine Friday night in Detroit, Goalie Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start for the Jets in Madison Square Garden tonight after an especially strong performance in the team's win against the Detroit Red Wings.
"06.11.2016 19:33:57" winnipegfreepress.com In it for the long haul Gordon Herd always wanted to learn to fly. So when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, he knew he could pursue his desire to be a pilot and to serve his country. Former enlisted military men, now in their 90s, are still serving as part of a long-term health study that has tracked how they age through seven decades.
"06.11.2016 15:00:00" A happy 70th birthday to Fred Penner! Last year, we looked at how his career is still going strong http://wfp.to/2pU
"05.11.2016 02:11:31" winnipegfreepress.com Bombers beat Redblacks 33-20, secure third place in West Division OTTAWA - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Redblacks are tied 7-7 after one quarter of play at TD Place Stadium.Redblacks defensive back Nick Taylor intercepted Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols on just the second play of the game, returning the ball #Bombers third in the West
"05.11.2016 01:06:28" winnipegfreepress.com City will enter traffic-data partnership with Google It looks like city hall will partner with Google Inc. to share real-time data on road and traffic conditions. The administration states the arrangement will help city staff deal with traffic and road issues in a more timely fashion #wpgpoli
"04.11.2016 23:17:52" winnipegfreepress.com Tolko employees vote in favour of concessions, plant purchase likely imminent After weeks of bad news, residents of The Pas finally received some good news Friday and there may be even better news on the horizon. Workers at the Tolko paper mill in The Pas have voted in favour of allowing prospective new owners a three year holiday 'This is awesome, wonderful news. It's an unbelievable bullet we have a dodged.'
"04.11.2016 22:34:00" winnipegfreepress.com U of M working on 'alternative solution' to end strike The University of Manitoba revealed Friday that it is "preparing an alternate solution" in an attempt to end the four-day-old faculty strike."(The union will) be hearing from us as soon as possible," university vice-president external John Kearsey said 'The university is certainly not giving up on this'
"04.11.2016 22:01:25" winnipegfreepress.com City report names developer for downtown Canada Post building City hall is pinning its hopes to redevelop the old Canada Post tower on Graham Avenue with local developer and property manager, Shelter Canadian Properties.An administrative report to Tuesday's property and development committee meeting is recommending City makes movements on the future of the former Canada Post tower #wpgpoli
"04.11.2016 19:58:10" winnipegfreepress.com A mother's heartache On the day Waylon Smith turned 17, his mother set out a feast. She bought him a cake. Melissa Martin: Waylon Smith vanished 10 years ago. This week, his mom embarked on a walk of hope and planned a feast in honour of his birthday
"04.11.2016 18:56:30" winnipegfreepress.com Construction of new transportation centre over budget The highly-touted new facility Mayor Bowman promised would co-ordinate all traffic lights across Winnipeg is over budget.The admin says the $3-million Transportation Management Centre, under construction on Elgin Street, needs another $660,000. Improving the city's antiquated traffic-signal system was an election promise.
"04.11.2016 17:05:01" winnipegfreepress.com Museum serves up survival tips, including honey mustard crickets How will you survive if the world is struck by a super virus, an alien invasion or even an election win by Donald Trump? Spread throughout the facility were stations where experts could teach people what in the world could help you, or harm you.
"04.11.2016 15:55:08" winnipegfreepress.com City's property assessment based on non-existent garage Ward Fisher just discovered he's been paying property taxes on a detached double garage that doesn't exist.Fisher bought his Ashburn Street home two years ago for $180,000. It doesn't have a garage. Fisher said he called 311 to point out the assessment error but was told it's the owner's responsibility to ensure the information the city has is free of errors, and there are no refunds for assessments based on incorrect information.
"04.11.2016 12:33:06" Timeline Photos An Ashburn Street homeowner is paying taxes on a garage that doesn't exist; a new low-cost airline is coming to Winnipeg; and the federal government has approved $8.2 million in extra funding to help the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. All this and more
"04.11.2016 00:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com Province says too early for action on abortion pill The minister responsible for the status of women in Manitoba says it's premature for her government to commit its support for a new abortion pill.Rochelle Squires was reacting to an NDP motion in the legislature Thursday urging the Pallister government to Mifegymiso received approval by Health Canada last year, but the minister says the government isn't ready to commit its support for a new abortion pill #mbpoli
"03.11.2016 23:38:48" winnipegfreepress.com Morneau has run out of solutions Finance Minister Bill Morneau has already done everything he can think of to stimulate economic expansion in Canada this year and create jobs. In his fall economic statement to Parliament Tuesday, Mr. Morneau turned the country's attention to the distant Editorial: Mr. Morneau has no more ammunition to shoot. He has already driven the federal debt up to 31.8 per cent of gross domestic product and he dare not drive it higher #cdnpoli
"03.11.2016 20:14:39" winnipegfreepress.com Finance committee requests yet another report related to firefighter OT A familiar scenario played itself out at city hall Thursday, when Winnipeg Fire Paramedic chief John Lane complained about a lack of funds and politicians sent him away to do another study. Lane presented a report on firefighter absences to councillors on Councillors want another report comparing sick leave within the WFPS to other civic departments -- even though sick leave isn't responsible for the bulk of the daily absences #wpgpoli
"03.11.2016 18:45:00" winnipegfreepress.com High-risk rooming houses a fire-inspection priority, civic report says Rooming houses that pose a high fire risk should be moved to the top of overwhelmed inspectors' lists, a civic report recommends.The administrative report suggests housing and fire inspectors prioritize their targets, focusing on traditional, licensed Fire inspectors should be focusing on traditional, licensed rooming houses, a report states
"03.11.2016 18:24:27" Sunday Brunch Collective Sunday Brunch Collective Welcome to the next installment of Sunday Brunch Collective, proudly presented by The Winnipeg Free Press. This series of monthly events feature a fixed menu brunch (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) prepared by Chef Ben Kramer (Table for
"03.11.2016 18:12:54" Sunday Brunch Collective Sunday Brunch Collective Welcome to the next installment of Sunday Brunch Collective, proudly presented by The Winnipeg Free Press. This series of monthly events feature a fixed menu brunch (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) prepared by Chef Ben Kramer (Table for
"03.11.2016 17:45:01" winnipegfreepress.com New investment regulations clear runway for low-cost airline OTTAWA — A low-cost airline that could bring 250 new jobs to Winnipeg is cleared for takeoff as the federal government plans to relax the foreign-ownership investment limit for Canadian airlines today.Transport Minister Marc Garneau is speaking about the Federal government relaxes foreign ownership rules allowing a new carrier to take to the skies #cdnpoli
"03.11.2016 17:04:41" winnipegfreepress.com Feds pony up for CMHR's city tax bill The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is finally in the black.CMHR officials confirmed Thursday that the federal government has quietly approved $8.2 million in new funding to cover back payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) owing to the city, and $2.7 million CMHR is back in the black
"03.11.2016 12:58:52" Timeline Photos The Manitoba Teachers' Society is telling University of Manitoba education students not to cross picket lines or report to classroom practicums; a file containing the personal health information of about 1,000 patients was stolen from a locked office at
"03.11.2016 00:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Case details of officer killed in crash to remain a mystery Manitoba justice officials have officially closed their high-profile criminal case against a Winnipeg police officer who died in a mysterious head-on crash last month.Court records show that 24 provincial charges against Trent Milan have now been stayed Officials close case against Const. Trent Milan
"02.11.2016 23:30:00" Health records of 1,000 patients stolen from HSC wfp.to/2KA
"02.11.2016 22:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Expected development-fee revenue going into city's 2017 budget: Bowman City council's decision last week to approve controversial fees on new developments means that revenue will have to be incorporated into the 2017 budget, Mayor Brian Bowman says. While it's believed the operating and capital budgets have largely been The new fee goes into effect May 1. Revenue from the fee is to be allocated to a special fund to finance growth-related infrastructure projects. #wpgpoli
"02.11.2016 21:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Winnipeg is not just your next 'vaguely exotic, totally obscure' travel destination Strike a pose, Winnipeg. We might just have ourselves a chic new civic slogan, courtesy of Vogue. Jen Zoratti: The tendency to feverishly accept outside praise as somehow legitimizing while also flatly rejecting outside criticism is definitely A Winnipeg Thing
"02.11.2016 20:44:35" winnipegfreepress.com Ottawa's Phoenix nightmare rises in the House; all 338 MPs owe pension overpayments OTTAWA — Canada's 338 MPs, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the entire cabinet are being forced to make retroactive payments to their pension plans after being hit by the same technical glitches in the new federal pay system that affected more MPs, including the prime minister, are being forced to make retroactive payments to their pension plans #cdnpoli
"02.11.2016 16:59:07" winnipegfreepress.com Health records of 1,000 patients stolen from HSC The personal health information of about 1,000 patients was stolen from a locked office at Health Sciences Centre early last month, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says.WRHA vice-president and chief operating officer Real Cloutier says letters are The personal health information of about 1,000 patients was stolen from a locked office
"02.11.2016 14:18:37" winnipegfreepress.com Low-tuition policy needs to go Premier Brian Pallister's first thought about a labour contract for University of Manitoba professors was a one-year wage freeze.He asked David Barnard, president of the university, and Mark Hudson, president of the faculty association, to extend the In light of the impasse that has resulted in University of Manitoba professors going on strike, the Manitoba government needs to look at what years of tuition freeze under previous NDP and PC governments has done to post-secondary education in the
"02.11.2016 12:19:50" Timeline Photos Conciliation begins today in the strike by University of Manitoba professors, but picket lines will continue; Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak killed a bull moose over the Thanksgiving weekend in an area of Duck Mountain that has been closed to hunters;
"02.11.2016 00:43:09" winnipegfreepress.com New Flyer boss beats out Toronto titans, named CEO of the year A couple of years ago Paul Soubry, the CEO of New Flyer Industries, participated in a fireside chat at a University of Winnipeg event about leadership. His big message that day was leadership as service. 'It's flattering to be on list,' he said, in an attempt to blur the fact he beat out the the entire Bay Street cohort including the CEO's of the all the Big Five Canadian banks
"01.11.2016 23:16:29" winnipegfreepress.com Liberal paid-access event list contradicts Winnipeg cabinet minister Carr OTTAWA — Manitoba MP and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told the Free Press last week he had never participated in any "pay-to-play" political fundraisers and never would.The comments came just before the Liberals publicly released a list of 89 Jim Carr said last week he's never participated in any 'pay-to-play' political fundraisers and never would. But a list released by his own party says otherwise #cdnpoli
"01.11.2016 20:54:58" winnipegfreepress.com No panic, lots of support among students Students don't like crossing their professors' picket line but many did it Tuesday in order to get to classes.Picketers handing out pamphlets held up traffic on University Crescent for two or three minutes at a time. Some instructors were handing out 'I Support UMFA' badges and Douglas O'Brien is wearing one
"01.11.2016 19:25:35" winnipegfreepress.com Stuart hobbled, Melchiori on blue line against Caps tonight The injuries are beginning to pile up for the Winnipeg Jets.Defenceman Mark Stuart will miss tonight's game against the Washington Capitals because of a lower-body injury, head coach Paul Maurice announced after the morning skate. #NHLJets: Defenceman Mark Stuart will miss tonight's game against the Washington Capitals because of a lower-body injury
"01.11.2016 17:43:31" winnipegfreepress.com Demoted councillor plans growth-fee seminar for ward residents Janice Lukes voted last week against the controversial impact fee proposal and she believes someone at city hall should let the public know how it's going to be implemented.Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. 'It's going to be Impact Fees 101' #wpgpoli
"01.11.2016 16:50:31" winnipegfreepress.com Money not key issue in faculty strike: union Striking University of Manitoba professors would consider accepting a one-year wage freeze if the university gives significant ground on governance and workload issues.U of M Faculty Association president Prof. Picket lines went up at 7 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. each weekday as long as the strike lasts
"31.10.2016 23:21:57" winnipegfreepress.com AG calls for review of remand centre deaths Manitoba's attorney general has ordered a review to determine if there is a common link to five recent deaths at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.The Justice Department has already launched internal reviews into all five deaths, and the chief medical examiner 'Every one of these deaths is a tragedy for the family and loved ones of the deceased, as well as the staff of the Winnipeg Remand Centre': Stefanson
"31.10.2016 21:05:11" winnipegfreepress.com Manitobah Mukluks showcased during CETA signing OTTAWA - A Manitoba company was showcased by International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland Monday as a prime example of how Canadians will benefit from the new trade agreement between Canada and Europe. Sunday night, Freeland tweeted a photo of herself Manitobah Mukluks was front and centre during the signing of International trade deal between the European Union and Canada #cdnpoli
"31.10.2016 19:48:43" winnipegfreepress.com U of M faculty set to go on strike at midnight The University of Manitoba Faculty Association will go on strike one minute past midnight tonight.Picket lines will go up at every entrance to the campus at 7 a.m. Tuesday, UMFA president Prof. Picket lines will go up at every entrance to the campus at 7 a.m. Tuesday, UMFA president Prof. Mark Hudson said Monday.
"31.10.2016 19:00:00" winnipegfreepress.com Heart surgery patients at St. Boniface contacted about infection possibility If you are an adult who had open heart surgery since 2012 at the St. Boniface Hospital, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Cardiac Sciences Program wants you to know about a potential infection risk related to that surgery. The WRHA is notifying The WRHA is notifying adult patients who had open heart surgery since 2012 that they may have come into contact with a device that has been linked to a bacterial infection
"31.10.2016 18:12:13" winnipegfreepress.com Provincial road now named 'Tom Cochrane's Life is A Highway' If you're going from Lynn Lake to Thompson, you're going to be driving Tom Cochrane's Life is a Highway all night long. The Lynn Lake-born musician was honoured Monday at the legislature with the announcement a 322-kilometre section of PR 391 is going to PR 391 is now known as the 'Tom Cochrane's Life is A' Highway #mbpoli
"31.10.2016 17:21:42" winnipegfreepress.com Sunday Brunch Collective: Tickets now available to subscribers The next instalment of Sunday Brunch Collective takes place Nov. 20, at Kitchen Sync (370 Donald St.), with seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event will feature a fixed-menu brunch (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) prepared by chef Ben Free Press subscribers are first in line for the next instalment of the Sunday Bruch Collective, featuring a performance by Lanikai
"31.10.2016 12:26:59" Timeline Photos A St. Vital resident opts for a DIY back-lane repair solution after calls to 311 didn't get results; two separate accidents on the weekend were both caused by people driving the wrong way on divided highways; and the forecast is looking cold and rainy for
"31.10.2016 04:25:52" winnipegfreepress.com Two suspects sought after hospital shooting Winnipeg police are searching for two suspects after shots were fired at the city's largest hospital Sunday night. No one was hurt in the shooting, which police believe happened during a failed robbery attempt around 10 p.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. Updated: Three shots were fired at the Health Sciences Centre Sunday night, police now say. No one was hurt.
"31.10.2016 01:01:29" winnipegfreepress.com Two Winnipeg women dead after head-on collision on Highway 75 Two women from Winnipeg are dead following a head-on collision on Highway 75. The crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning in the area of the highway just north of Provincial Road 247 and south of St. Norbert, St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP said in a news 'It's a shock': Winnipeg woman mourned after head-on crash
"30.10.2016 22:40:11" winnipegfreepress.com White powder prompts police lab investigation The Winnipeg Police Service's clandestine lab unit is investigating after finding a white powdery substance in a West End apartment.Police were called to the 400 block of Maryland Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate an assault after a man in Police discovered an unknown white powdery substance when they were called to an apartment after a man in his 20s was assaulted.
"30.10.2016 20:11:58" winnipegfreepress.com Border collie Bobby just too big Who will be the biggest loser? Manitoba Underdogs Rescue hopes it's Bobby. The border collie weighed in at 123 pounds when the rescue mission took him in last week. Bobby is going on a diet. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue is collecting donations to help with Bobby's recovery at manitobaunderdogs.org/donate.
"30.10.2016 16:25:40" winnipegfreepress.com Ship named for Winnipeg rescued refugees from two wars The passenger liner SS Winnipeg spent most of her nautical life ferrying passengers through the Panama Canal and along the Pacific Coast of North and South America. Her final years, though, were marked by war, shuttling refugees to safety until a German Learn how a ship named after Winnipeg played an important role in WWII and has a connection to Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
"30.10.2016 14:24:26" winnipegfreepress.com In failing health OTTAWA — By the time four baby boys were switched at birth at a northern Manitoba hospital 40 years ago, federal officials were already aware the facility needed a major overhaul — the building was run-down, staff turnover was high and patients lacked Free Press reporter Mia Rabson went into the Library and Archives Canada and unearthed startling material about the hospital in northern Manitoba that switched four babies at birth. Here's what she found:
"30.10.2016 04:46:02" Timeline Photos Bombers are beaten black and blue on Sunday's front page: wfp.to/2f9
"30.10.2016 03:08:42" winnipegfreepress.com Top cosplayers making a living in costume A couple of decades ago, in the embryonic years of what is now the Central Canada Comic Con, the convention was an affair that largely catered to male sci-fi/comic book fans strolling various dreary hotel venues shopping for comics, books and toys.To walk "To a few creative and determined individuals, it's proof that dressing up can be a career," says arts reporter Randall King, who met up with some top cosplayers at Comic Con this weekend.
"30.10.2016 02:03:15" winnipegfreepress.com Olympian inspires next generation of female soccer stars Desiree Scott wears a whistle around her neck as she leads an agility drill in one corner of a soccer pitch, but she barely needs to use it. The dozen girls crowded around her are almost silent, and Scott's voice echoes through the quiet Axworthy Health Olympian Desiree Scott hit the pitch today to coach a group of future soccer stars:
"28.10.2016 23:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Tightened city budget means residents taking DIY approach to street cleaning Homeowners are packing brooms, shovels and rakes to clean their own streets in Winnipeg this fall now that the city's cash crunch has grounded street cleaning.The new normal is supposed to be temporary as city council wrestles down Winnipeg's deficit.
"28.10.2016 22:41:37" Winnipeg Comic Con aims to be bigger than ever http://wfp.to/2fV
"28.10.2016 21:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com Gov't to U of M and faculty: extend collective agreement at zero per cent The Pallister government has told the public sector to extend collective agreements by one year at zero per cent to "stabilize" public pay levels. Word broke Friday afternoon when University of Manitoba president David Barnard and U of M Faculty 'This 11th hour action represents illegitimate government interference in a constitutionally protected process of collective bargaining,' the faculty association stated #mbpoli
"28.10.2016 20:30:00" winnipegfreepress.com A fistful of comics Central Canada Comic Con takes over the RBC Convention Centre this weekend, which means the downtown meeting space will be inundated with thousands of Winnipeggers dressed up as superheroes. This may come as a surprise to all those wannabe web-slingers This western collector has a bonanza of bad hombres and their shooting irons
"28.10.2016 19:36:21" winnipegfreepress.com One-quarter of eligible working firefighters are on vacation or sick leave On any given day, almost one-quarter of Winnipeg firefighters who should be working are off on vacation or on sick leave.A review of 2016 staff absences at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service found that of the 212 firefighters eligible for a shift, only A review found that of the 212 Winnipeg firefighters eligible for a shift, only 163 of them were actually working
"28.10.2016 18:54:29" winnipegfreepress.com Sho and tell It's transition time in Canada's streaming-content business, with one of its once-promising services (Shomi) entering its final month before fading to black, and the other (Crave TV) scrambling to remain (or, some might argue, become) relevant in a sector Life is but a stream: As Rogers' streaming service prepares to shut down, we suggest a couple of last-chance shows
"28.10.2016 17:13:17" winnipegfreepress.com City's deficit shrinking, likely to break even by year's end Winnipeg city hall appears to be heading towards a break-even scenario for budgeting purposes.An administrative report for the Nov. A repor shows a projected deficit of $600,000 for the year with the likelihood the deficit will continue to shrink before the year is out #wpgpoli
"28.10.2016 16:10:37" winnipegfreepress.com Wings clipped on plans for racing pigeons in River Heights There will be no racing pigeons in River Heights.A dozen neighbours on Mathers Avenue flocked to city hall Thursday, dead set against a new neighbour's plans to keep nearly 50 racing pigeons in his backyard. Neighbours call plan for coop foul; councillors shoot it down #wpgpoli
"28.10.2016 00:25:07" winnipegfreepress.com Meet Manitoba's three new non-partisan Senate appointees An art historian, a lawyer and human rights activist, and an internationally recognized expert in palliative care are Manitoba's new appointees to the Canadian Senate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a total of nine new, non-partisan appointees to 'Hello, Marilou, this is the prime minister speaking' #cdnpoli
"27.10.2016 20:19:00" winnipegfreepress.com Lukes, Browaty ousted from EPC At the mid-point of his four-year term term, Mayor Brian Bowman shuffled his senior committee Thursday. Bowman removed two high-profile members from the executive policy committee – Couns. 'I believe the team I'm announcing today positions us to continue our efforts to make positive changes and better positions us to refine our focus on managing growth while also ensuring fiscal prudence and balance' #wpgpoli
"27.10.2016 18:48:11" winnipegfreepress.com Three Manitobans to be named senators today Three Manitobans are among nine new, non-partisan senators to be named by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought. Three Manitobans are among nine new senators to be named by Trudeau #cdnpoli
"27.10.2016 16:57:24" winnipegfreepress.com Poverty could be removed as reason for CFS to seize kids OTTAWA - The federal government is seriously considering legislation that would say poverty can't be used as a reason to take children from their parents.The move could trigger a major turnaround in the numbers of First Nations children who end up in The move could trigger a major turnaround in the numbers of First Nations children who end up in foster care in Manitoba.
"27.10.2016 16:06:24" winnipegfreepress.com Court rejects bid by ex-Hells Angels boss to get home back They say home is where the heart is — but when you're the president of an outlaw biker gang, the courts say home is where the crime is. 'His home was a shrine to the Hells Angels'
"27.10.2016 14:49:36" 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. "The role of police chief in any city is not easy. Mr. Smyth has to be both politician and cop. He has to be a representative of the officers in blue, as well as a representative of the community in which they serve. And, sometimes, those roles conflict."
"27.10.2016 12:34:50" Timeline Photos Gordon Sinclair Jr. talks to retired Winnipeg police officer Stan Smyth, who recounts the day he first saw a one-year-old boy he and his wife would adopt: Danny Smyth, now set to become Winnipeg's new police chief. Winnipeg's trash collector Emterra
"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.
More #HeritageClassic coverage: http://wfp.to/22B
"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