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  1. MLA's filibuster gets filibustered

    PROGRESSIVE Conservative MLA Steven Fletcher continued to stall passage of a government bill Tuesday evening that would create a new Crown corporation responsible for energy efficiency programs in Manitoba. Using points…
  2. Tying minimum wage to inflation draws fire from unions, business

    T he Pallister government took it from all sides at a public hearing Tuesday night into its proposed legislation on the minimum wage. The Tories want to take the $11-an-hour minimum wage…
  3. Kinew lines up support, commits to gender balance goal

    NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew received several high-profile endorsements Tuesday while announcing a commitment to achieve gender balance in future NDP caucuses. At a news conference on the west lawn of…
  4. Bomb-sniffing dog, more cops await Chili Peppers fans Friday

    Bomb-sniffing dogs and increased police presence could well become the norm for concert and sporting events at MTS Centre following the suicide bombing at a concert Monday in Manchester, England. Winnipeg…
  5. Two fathers, two sons die on canoe trip near Thompson

    Thompson is in mourning after the bodies of two men and two boys, reported to be two fathers out with their two sons, have been found in a river near…
  6. Ma Mawi, CMHA team up to deliver mental-health training to thousands of people

    Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre has teamed up the Canadian Mental Health Association to launch a major new program to train up to 2,000 people to better support people…
  7. As Canada Games near, Winnipeggers urged to roll out the welcome mat

    With only 67 days to go before the start of 2017 Canada Summer Games, Winnipeggers are being urged to start focusing on the finish line. "We're trying to get the whole…
  8. Police disarm bar attacker with loaded handgun

    A Winnipeg man who allegedly assaulted a bar patron was arrested by police just after he went to a vehicle to get and load a handgun. Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Rob…
  9. Police seek male suspect after assault near Ellice

    Winnipeg police are looking for a male suspect after a woman was seriously assaulted overnight in the vicinity of Ellice Avenue and Dominion Street. Traffic is blocked both ways on Ellice…
  10. Survival of the pollinators

    As the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s lead gardener, Rhonda Halliday doesn’t just make the park beautiful. She creates habitats for some of its smallest and important residents: its pollinators. Bees are arguably…
  11. Garbage fight intensifies

    In the past few weeks, Ken Maes says, the stench near his farm has become unbearable and the amount of garbage bandied about by birds so voluminous that it has…
  12. Morden RCMP respond to fatal head-on collision

    Morden RCMP responded to a report Monday evening of a crash one kilometre northeast of Sperling, Manitoba. Two vehicles travelling on Highway 3 collided head-on. One of the vehicles had two…
  13. Hydro's rate application a political power play

    Prudence or panic? If you're having trouble figuring out what Manitoba Hydro is up to with its latest rate increase application to the Public Utilities Board, don't feel bad. The truth…
  14. Jail time for addict who took replica gun to library

    A 22-year-old drug addict carrying a replica gun, who forced the evacuation of the downtown public library, has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Jessie Christian Matthew Bowman took the…
  15. Vandals damage headstones in Brookside Cemetery

    The City of Winnipeg is taking stock of the destruction after vandals damaged headstones at Brookside Cemetery this weekend. John Laporte was walking in the cemetery Saturday afternoon when he encountered…