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  1. Speedskating star fuelled by family support

    I get a lot of calls and emails from proud parents. And from grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers... I think you get the picture. Someone in the family has achieved an accomplishment of some sort in sports and they are wondering if we can do a story on Tommy. Or Jimmy. Or Tammy.…
  2. Manitoba judges propose experiment to scrap preliminary hearings

    Manitoba's chief judges want to move forward with a proposal for a pilot project aimed at speeding up criminal trials through the legal system by eliminating preliminary hearings. As first reported by the Winnipeg Free Press in January during a year-end interview with Manitoba Court of…
  3. Mayor's annual address likely to play to packed house

    Mayor Brian Bowman will deliver his third state of the city address later today, before a likely sold-out crowd at the annual Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The speech by Winnipeg’s mayor has become a must-attend event for city hall watchers and the business community, all…
  4. Free Press Head Start for Friday, Feb. 24

    Jennifer Barrett had a life in Sudbury, Ont. The 42-year-old woman went to a local college, became a nurse’s aide, had a job in a nursing home, a son in his late teens and a troubled history with the teen’s father who now stands accused of killing her and stuffing her body in…
  5. The Playbook: Manitoba roars into top spot; Wesmen ready to grapple; Jets report card; and much more

    Mohammed Alhammoud-Aldrar and his family face many challenges adjusting to life in Canada, but wrestling is helping ease some of the cultural shock. Alhammoud-Aldrar, frightened by the threat of his family being torn apart by war in Syria, fled to Turkey with his wife and four children in…
  6. Manitoba roars into top spot

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Midway through the Scotties Tournament of Hearts round robin, Michelle Englot said she hoped her Manitoba team would start games sharper. They were closing strong, she thought, just not opening with the same fire. Well, scoring four in the first end of a…
  7. Wrestling offers bonding opportunities to newcomers

    Mohammed Alhammoud-Aldrar and his family face many challenges adjusting to life in Canada, but wrestling is helping ease some of the cultural shock. Alhammoud-Aldrar, frightened by the threat of his family being torn apart by war in Syria, fled to Turkey with his wife and four children in…
  8. Murdered woman's childhood friend relates details of victim's past

    Jennifer Barrett had a life in Sudbury, Ont. The 42-year-old woman went to a local college, became a nurse’s aide, had a job in a nursing home, a son in his late teens and a troubled history with the teen’s father who now stands accused of killing her and stuffing her body in…
  9. Criminal courts using grace period in adapting to new delay rules

    As criminal courts across Canada adapt to new rules for how quickly cases must proceed through the justice system, judges are making use of a grace period to avoid tossing cases due to unreasonable delay. In the wake of a far-reaching Supreme Court decision on court delays, a total of 34…
  10. Liberal MLA Cindy Lamoureux ends 33-hour legislature sit-in

    Liberal MLA Cindy Lamoureux has ended her sit-in outside the office of the minister responsible for immigration after 33 hours. Lamoureux called off her protest over how the Tories are handling the provincial nominee program after meeting late Thursday afternoon with Education and…
  11. Car-theft curveball: several hits, a two-day run... judge rules it a big error

    A Winnipeg pedestrian who stole the car that hit him has been released from jail in a bizarre case involving a Mercedes Benz and a baseball bat. Nicholas Robin Allard, now 24, pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle and was released on time served Thursday after provincial court Judge…
  12. Toronto polar bear coming to Winnipeg

    Juno, a 15-month-old female polar bear from the Toronto Zoo, is coming to Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo on March 1. Juno will be coming to Winnipeg to socialize with other polar bears closer to her age and size. Juno's arrival in Winnipeg will be like a visit from family; Juno is the…
  13. Bombers vice-chair Spiring a CFL pioneer

    Dayna Spiring, the newly installed vice-chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, became the first woman to sit on the CFL's board of governors while attending the league's annual meetings this week in Arizona. Spiring became vice-chair of the Blue Bombers board in January after previously holding…
  14. Thief wearing stolen sweats, shoes makes off with signed Jets clothing

    Winnipeg police are looking for a thief who stole several articles of Winnipeg Jets souvenir clothing, including a signed No. 33 Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic game jersey. A male suspect broke into a vehicle in the 300 block of Hargrave Street early Monday afternoon and stole…