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  1. Criminal cases related to accused officer Trent Milan being reviewed

    WINNIPEG - Manitoba's prosecution service says it is reviewing several current and past cases investigated by a Winnipeg police officer who died before he could face charges of possessing illegal weapons and drugs for the purpose of trafficking. The Winnipeg police department laid…
  2. Opioid crisis, Trump presidency on prime minister's and big-city mayors' radar

    Dealing with the deadly opioid crisis and keeping the border open for trade with the U.S. emerged as key issues Friday morning during a meeting between the prime minister and the country’s big-city mayors. Mayor Brian Bowman said in an interview Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to…
  3. Former Target space getting filled

    Kildonan Place Shopping Centre customers will get their first real glimpse of what life after Target will look like when the first of a bevy of new replacement tenants opens for business in March. Marshalls and HomeSense, which are both owned by TJX Companies Inc., are opening a…
  4. Playbook: Jets prospect plays it cool; Ledyard honoured; countdown to provincial curling championship; and much more

    As expected, Kevin O'Leary was a no show at the Conservative leadership debate that rolled through Winnipeg Thursday evening. The bid by the celebrity businessman to head the federal party that Stephen Harper led to power for nearly a decade may have been on everyone's lips. But the…
  5. Former Dragon dodges local Tory leadership debate

    As expected, Kevin O'Leary was a no show at the Conservative leadership debate that rolled through Winnipeg Thursday evening. The bid by the celebrity businessman to head the federal party that Stephen Harper led to power for nearly a decade may have been on everyone's lips. But the…
  6. Dog days

    Actress Britt Robertson’s experience filming A Dog’s Purpose was entirely different from one depicted in disturbing behind-the-scenes footage shown on the website TMZ. The star of the movie, which opens on Jan. 27, took part in a phone interview with the Winnipeg Free Press a…
  7. Warm weather smashes records across Manitoba

    Hey Manitobans, there's no need to go south -- California is coming to us. A warm Pacific air mass on Thursday has brought record-breaking high temperatures to parts of Manitoba after numerous records were broken on Wednesday. "If we look at the wind pattern, it stretches all the way back…
  8. Inauguration Eve: Trump juggles work, play, preps to party

    WASHINGTON - Juggling work and play on Inauguration Eve, Donald Trump filled his final Cabinet slot Thursday and headed to Washington for three days of festivities. The president-elect was trading in his beloved private jet for a military jet to ferry him from New York to a city bracing for…
  9. Pavelec near-perfect in return to NHL

    Winnipeg netminder Ondrej Pavelec allowed goals on the first and sixth shots he faced from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night in his return to action with the Jets. But the 29-year-old goalie was near-perfect after that – making 30 stops in all, including some highlight reel saves…
  10. Troubling video from Winnipeg movie set sparks animal rights complaint

    An animal rights group has filed complaints of animal cruelty after a video surfaced Wednesday showing a German shepherd being forced into turbulent water on the Winnipeg movie set of A Dog's Purpose. Animal Justice, an Ottawa-based animal law organization, filed complaints with the…
  11. Three charged following attack on transit bus

    Three people have been arrested after a 27-year-old man was stabbed and attacked with bear spray on a Winnipeg Transit bus Sunday evening. Winnipeg police said Wednesday a 38-year-old man and two teenage males, 16 and 14, were arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault…
  12. New pea plant will create 150 jobs in Portage la Prairie

    More than 150 new jobs are coming to the Portage la Prairie area through a $400 million pea processing plant to begin construction this year -- a plant touted as the largest of its kind in the world. The France-based Roquette company will build the plant, Premier Brian Pallister and…
  13. Laine on the ice at Jets' morning skate, but return to lineup undetermined

    Winnipeg Jets rookie phenom Patrik Laine skated this morning for the first time since suffering a concussion on Jan. 7. The 18-year-old Finnish right-winger has been sidelined since being injured on a heavy mid-ice hit from Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jake McCabe. "He gets through to the…
  14. Bombers sign Nichols to 3-year extension

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed quarterback Matt Nichols to a three-year extension, the team announced early Wednesday. Nichols was set to become a free agent on Feb. 14, but will now be wearing blue and gold through the 2019 season. The deal comes after weeks of negotiations…
  15. Free Press Head Start for Wednesday, Jan. 18

    Winnipeg police took down one of their own using an elaborate undercover sting operation – dubbed an “integrity test” – that confirmed suspicions he was at the centre of years of criminal activity involving stolen drugs, weapons and property. The Free Press…