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His choice was a slam-dunk

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:02
Ross Wedlake recalls attending École Luxton School in the North End and playing two-on-two basketball with his friends on the outdoor court. “I didn’t really want to play that badly, but ......
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Special Olympics bowler on a roll

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:59
When Christine Hoffman’s life was in flux, one constant the young bowler could count on was the clatter of pins on hardwood and the mechanical whir of machinery setting it ...
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Leaking blood spooks tenant

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:48
WARNING: This story contains graphic content that some readers may find offensive A Winnipeg man was startled Saturday night when blood began seeping through his bathroom ceiling. Adam Hockett had been in ...
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Manitoba seeks help with zebra mussels

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:02
OTTAWA — The Pallister government pushed the federal government to beef up boat inspections at the U.S. border, as zebra mussels wreaked havoc on Manitoba. “Manitoba is concerned with the (Department ...
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Singh points to parallels between Riel, Wet'suwet'en

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:53
Amid national protests opposing the construction of a pipeline on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory in B.C., federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was in Winnipeg Monday on a day honouring one of ...
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Things to do

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:29
Festival sounds If you’re willing to bundle up and embrace the elements, you’ll be rewarded with great live music — there are a bevy of bands playing Festival du Voyageur all ...
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'Change is coming,' says Manitoba Indigenous activist arrested in B.C.

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:02
As activists shut down railways and intersections across Canada, a Winnipegger arrested at the epicentre of the Wet'suwet'en protest says Manitobans need to respect Indigenous rights, or brace for even ...
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Digging up your roots

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:07
With a little research into his family history, Jim Rutherford discovered a close connection to the man celebrated this weekend as the Father of Manitoba. Rutherford’s great-grandfather Thomas Ireland is listed ...
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Fire destroys condos under construction in West Transcona

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 22:17
A condominium complex under construction in West Transcona erupted into flames Sunday morning, all but destroying the structure and shrouding the area in thick smoke. Emergency crews arrived at the complex, ...
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Whitemouth has winner for Chase the Ace jackpot

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 18:14
A woman from Winnipeg Beach has claimed the $230,366 jackpot in the popular Chase the Ace game in Whitemouth, a town that has been consumed with jackpot excitment. Candace Tokash and ...
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Festival du Voyageur embraces reconciliation

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 17:38
Bronze sculptor Wayne Stranger usually shapes molten metal in the sweltering heat of the forge. But at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday morning, he was busy shaping a chillier medium ...
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Eye on Crime

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:03
Incident 979 When: Sept. 19, 2019 Where: 300 block of Salter Street The male pictured here was at a gas bar located on Salter Street and asked the clerk for cigarettes. The clerk ...
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Winnipegger reunited with dog stolen in car theft

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 02:53
A Winnipeg woman was reunited with her dog after her car had been stolen with the dog inside. Mary Perron's two-year-old border collie mix Mikki was in her car when it ...
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Bahamian police investigating Peter Nygard: CBC

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 00:51
Bahamian police are investigating new allegations of sexual assault against Winnipeg-based fashion magnate Peter Nygard, reports CBC investigative program The Fifth Estate. No charges have been laid in the investigation, which ...
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What's open, what's closed, on Louis Riel Day

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 21:24
This year, Louis Riel Day falls on Monday, Feb. 17. The Free Press does not publish a print edition on Monday, but readers can visit for the latest news and ...
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