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  1. Mini-camp provides early auditions at linebacker

    Lined up next to one another on the sidelines near the north end zone at Investors Group Field, Kyle Knox and Nick Temple wait patiently for their cue. Just feet in…
  2. White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after…
  3. Chief Justice says Toews' duties may be 're-examined' in response to editorial

    The Chief Justice of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench has opened the door to the possibility Justice Vic Toews’ duties may be “re-examined” if a probe into his conduct…
  4. Sagkeeng slaying shares common threads with brutal 2015 attack caught on video

    The apparent video-recorded killing of a teenaged girl in Sagkeeng First Nation last week is just the latest example of horrific crimes being deliberately caught on camera. Nearly two years before…
  5. Council greenlights David Asper as police board chairman

    Winnipeg lawyer David Asper was approved as chairman of the Winnipeg police board by city council Wednesday. In a vote of 13-3, council endorsed Mayor Brian Bowman's pick of Asper as…
  6. Pallister claims province vulnerable to disaster costs, opposition demands audit be released

    Manitoba is more vulnerable to the costs of flood and fire than the province has been for a long time, Premier Brian Pallister declared Wednesday. Pallister told the first session of…
  7. Sagkeeng slaying case adjourned until May

    The cases against two teen girls charged in the weekend killing of a young woman on Sagkeeng First Nation has been adjourned. Neither of the accused appeared in court Wednesday at…
  8. Both sides pleased with firefighter union deal

    A new four-year deal for Winnipeg firefighters approved by city council Wednesday is being described by both sides as a win for everyone. "It's good for the City of Winnipeg, good…
  9. Man with only months to live testifies in advance to beat red-light camera ticket

    A dying Winnipeg man is so determined to use his red-light camera ticket as a way to push for longer amber lights, he testified in advance Wednesday, just in case…
  10. Nurses union protests ER closures

    Shouting "Care not cuts!" and "Put patients first!" about 500 members of the Manitoba Nurses Union and other labour supporters voiced their displeasure Wednesday with the provincial government's plan to…
  11. Kevin O'Leary to quit Tory leadership, support Bernier

    OTTAWA - Celebrity investor and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary is quitting the federal Conservative leadership race and throwing his support behind Quebec rival Maxime Bernier. The Canadian Press has confirmed O'Leary…
  12. High drama as firefighters rescue woman atop crane in downtown Toronto

    TORONTO - A woman who spent hours suspended high above a construction site after scaling a crane in downtown Toronto was rescued Wednesday morning by being strapped to a rappelling…
  13. Investigation underway after high-rise fire

    A man was injured in a high-rise fire on Stradbrook Avenue late Tuesday night. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service were called to the building near Donald Street just after 9:20 p.m. after…
  14. Free Press Head Start for April 26

    A Manitoba First Nation is horrified after a video allegedly showing part of a young woman’s slaying and a screen grab of a conversation about the killing surfaced on social…
  15. Military training accident in Alberta kills one, injurs four others

    WAINWRIGHT, Alta. - One soldier has been killed and three others have been injured in a training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in northern Alberta. The military says in a…
  16. Manitoba woman stole nurse's identity to get access to narcotics

    A Manitoba woman has been fined $10,000 for stealing another woman’s identity so she could work as a nurse and get access to drugs. In a recent decision from the…
  17. Councillor wants administrative reports earlier

    St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes is pushing for the administration to be more accountable to elected officials. Lukes is bringing a motion to Wednesday's council meeting to require an earlier release…
  18. Teens charged with murder in death of woman on Sagkeeng First Nation

    Two Sagkeeng First Nation girls have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the slaying of a 19-year-old woman in the community Saturday night. Powerview RCMP said Tuesday two teenage…
  19. Initial review complete in switched-at-birth cases

    Clinical reviewers traveled to Winnipeg last week to meet with four Manitoba men who were switched at birth decades ago in order to share the initial findings of their review. But…
  20. Tories decide $3.1M in prevention cuts should be part of financial cure

    The Pallister government is cutting funding for programs that monitor and promote public health by more than 10 per cent this year. According to supplementary Health Department spending information released this…