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'Epitome of joy'

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:44
If all the world’s a stage, Brian Stavechny made the most of his time in the spotlight. He was an actor, mime and clown who dedicated his life to entertaining others. ......
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What's open/closed on Thanksgiving

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:36
EVERY year, Canadians gather to celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. This year, the holiday falls on Oct. 14. The Free Press does not publish a print edition on ...
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Students get someone to look up to

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 08:32
Melissa DeLaronde knows the difference that mentorship makes. As the principal at École Leila North Community School, she’s seen it first-hand. Last year, staff members at the middle school identified a ...
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Manitoba Hydro profits way up in 2018

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 05:57
Manitoba Hydro recorded a profit of $121 million last year, up substantially from $37 million the previous year. The Crown corporation said in its annual report that the increase was the ...
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Farmers to get first right of renewal on Crown land

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 05:50
The Manitoba government is partially changing course on a decision to put Crown land up for auction whenever leases expire after Oct. 1. After opposition from groups such as the Manitoba ...
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Refugee's politics cited at admissibility hearing

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 05:28
Just blocks away from where tens of thousands of Winnipeg workers demonstrated for workers’ rights 100 years ago, a young man who protested inequality in his home country was trying ...
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A mission to matter

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 04:26
STOUFFVILLE, Ont. — On a sunny September afternoon, independent candidate Jane Philpott gets ready to knock on doors. She’s expecting pushback. Philpott is seeking re-election in this swing Toronto-area suburb, which swept ...
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An oboist, a bagpiper and a viola player walk into an election...

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 02:37
The Winnipeg Free Press believes one of its core responsibilities is to provide readers with all the information they need to exercise their democratic right to vote. As part of that ...
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Leaf year

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 02:08
It’s Saturday evening at a Winnipeg weed store. Shoppers come in quick waves on the way home from work, on their way out for the night or while making their way ...
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First Nation sues former realtor in alleged house-flipping scheme

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 02:01
Three southern Manitoba First Nations bands were allegedly bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by real estate agents, who sold band-owned city houses at fire-sale prices to a ...
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A splash of yellow

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 01:48
It’s been a fall marked more by grey skies than colourful foliage. But on a rare clear day earlier this week, photographer Mike Sudoma took flight to capture Winnipeg’s urban ...
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'Tree apocalypse in Winnipeg'

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 01:05
When Tim Ducharme left his Banning Avenue home Friday morning, he could hardly believe what he saw. Not only was his yard blindingly white, where only a few days earlier it ...
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Storm to hit city hall in the wallet

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 00:57
While Winnipeg prepared to dig itself out of an unexpected fall snowstorm, councillors Friday were reminded they’re about to blow through the funds set aside this year for snowclearing. City council ...
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City-wide fallout from heavy snowfall

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 00:46
Some students at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute were apparently sent home Friday, after the high school lost power in the wake of a heavy, wet snowfall causing chaos across Winnipeg. A ...
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EPC defies logic with minimum-wage question

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 23:54
Just when Winnipeg city council is making progress on getting its labour costs under control, along comes one of the dumbest ideas we’ve heard from the city’s executive policy committee ...
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