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France reels as Bastille Day truck attack kills 84 in Nice

Breaking News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 05:55
NICE, France - A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets. French leaders on Friday extended...
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Calgary police say body believed to be missing child found, man charged

Breaking News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:16
CALGARY - Searchers scouring a rural area outside Calgary found a body believed to be that of Taliyah Leigh Marsman on Thursday, dashing hopes that the curly-haired girl last seen near her home with polka-dot boots and a red suitcase, would be found alive. At a sombre news conference, Calgary
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Ex-police board member spoke for inner city

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32
The apolitical inner-city school principal who pioneered FASD programs in Winnipeg classrooms says she was a voice for kids and parents on the police board. Angeline Ramkissoon helped push for more transparency — such as the public rollout of the police armoured response vehicle at...
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Ex-police board member spoke for inner city

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32
The apolitical inner-city school principal who pioneered FASD programs in Winnipeg classrooms says she was a voice for kids and parents on the police board. Angeline Ramkissoon helped push for more transparency — such as the public rollout of the police armoured response vehicle at
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Persistent itch may signal a more serious problem

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32
Do you have an itch that simply can’t be scratched? If so, you are not alone. Every year millions of Canadians find themselves dealing with skin problems that drive them to distraction. In most cases, the itch can be attributed to something relatively minor, such as dry skin or a mild
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Strong start, but no finish

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:26
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were leading 3-0 just minutes into the first quarter. It was a lead they would hold for the better part of the next 42 minutes. Then, 30 seconds into the fourth quarter, with the Bombers up 16-13, the Eskimos did what they’ve done all season. Mike Reilly, the
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Playbook: Bombers can't finish off Esks, Lowry and Armia re-sign with Jets and more....

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:56
The apolitical inner-city school principal who pioneered FASD programs in Winnipeg classrooms says she was a voice for kids and parents on the police board. Angeline Ramkissoon helped push for more transparency — such as the public rollout of the police armoured response vehicle at
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Another accolade bestowed on Ploen

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:46
With teary eyes, legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers pivot Ken Ploen looked on as the club he led fearlessly during his playing days once again honoured him Thursday night. Ploen’s name was unveiled in the club’s Ring of Honour at Investors Group Field during halftime of the Blue
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PCs delayed mussel fight despite heads-up

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:58
It wasn’t until last week that the Pallister government quietly started its seasonal fight against zebra mussels, despite notice from the civil service the program was ready to begin in mid-May. This means the government missed the boat in communicating with boaters and inspecting their
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PCs delayed mussel fight despite heads-up

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:58
It wasn’t until last week that the Pallister government quietly started its seasonal fight against zebra mussels, despite notice from the civil service the program was ready to begin in mid-May. This means the government missed the boat in communicating with boaters and inspecting their
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That was then, Wheeler ready for now

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:14
When Blake Wheeler and his Winnipeg Jets teammates departed the MTS Centre in April, it was with glum faces and just 78 points in the Central Division basement. “There’s definitely a lot of disappointment with the way it went,” Wheeler said during an end-of-season session with
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Teen vanishes while swimming near diversion dam

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:34
RCMP rescue and recovery teams are searching for a 17-year-old boy who disappeared Wednesday night while swimming near a diversion dam outside Winkler. The teen was with two other youths, who reported him missing at about 9:30 p.m. The drainage channel extends from the Morden Reservoir (Lake
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New archival photo exhibit sheds light on Manitoba's roots

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:31
The black and white photo, taken well over a century ago, shows a young aboriginal woman with thick, matted hair. She is wearing a heavy coat obviously made by recent immigrants to her home, along the Red and Assiniboine rivers. In another image, an older woman, in traditional dress, poses with
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New archival photo exhibit sheds light on Manitoba's roots

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:31
The black and white photo, taken well over a century ago, shows a young aboriginal woman with thick, matted hair. She is wearing a heavy coat obviously made by recent immigrants to her home, along the Red and Assiniboine rivers. In another image, an older woman, in traditional dress, poses with
Categories: Winnipeg News

Manitoba's credit rating downgraded again

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:48
The Pallister government took a hit Thursday when the influential S&P Global Ratings credit rating agency downgraded the province's rating. The agency reduced the province's credit rating to AA- from AA. S&P Global Ratings, formerly known as Standard & Poor's, cited the province's
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Manitoba's credit rating downgraded again

Breaking News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:48
The Pallister government took a hit Thursday when the influential S&P Global Ratings credit rating agency downgraded the province's rating. The agency reduced the province's credit rating to AA- from AA. S&P Global Ratings, formerly known as Standard & Poor's, cited the province's
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Gang member gets life sentence for fatal shooting

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:58
A street gang member who mistakenly thought he was gunning down a rival gang member when he pulled the trigger has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years. Justice Karen Simonsen of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench said Cody Joseph Kakeeway did not commit an
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City must remove fuel tank buried at police HQ

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:40
The latest in a long list of problems that have beset the new police headquarters is buried beneath ground, but it's far from treasure. The city has issued a tender for the removal of a 45,000-litre diesel storage tank at 266 Graham Ave. Officials were reluctant to release more than scant
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Education minister urged to dump NDP's funding pledge

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:36
Senior civil servants have told Education Minister Ian Wishart it's time to scrap the province's complex public schools funding formula and come up with a new one. And they've told Wishart he needs to take a serious look at the guarantee that no school division will get a penny less than it did
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Provincial parks free this weekend

Local News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:19
Manitoba's provincial parks will have free admission Friday through Sunday to celebrate the 27th annual Canada’s Parks Day celebrations. “We know Manitobans love the outdoors and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to explore our great province,”
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