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Why open Portage and Main?

As long as the barriers remain up at Portage and Main, Winnipeg can count itself as a second-class city where fear prevails and hope festers. Those ugly gray barriers are reminiscent of another era when politicians thought they could force people to change their behaviour – it was the same kind of thinking that created…

Inuit Walk Away From Talks on Northern Food Subsidy Reforms

Talks to reform a subsidy program to make food more affordable for northern families appear to have stalled over concerns from Inuit. A letter to Crown−Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett dated April says the five groups that represent Inuit people have walked away from talks to reform Nutrition North. The program subsidizes northern retailers to…

Lotto Max Winning Numbers - Two $1 Million Tickets Sold in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Once again this week, no winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, there were also 53 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and 23 of them were won, 2 $1 Million dollar wining tickets were sold in Winnipeg, The jackpot for…

Shooting in Thompson Sends One to Hospital

THOMPSON - A shooting in Thompson sent one man to hospital. RCMP said Friday at approximately 2:30 am they responded to a report of an injured man in the parking lot of a hotel on Thompson Drive in the community. When Mounties arrived they located a man that had been shot. The man, 30-years-old from…

Portage la Prairie Woman’s Family Looking for Answers 10 Years Later

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - RCMP in Portage continue to investigate the disappearance of a woman as a homicide as her family holds a vigil in the city. It was on October 17, 2008, Amber McFarland of Portage la Prairie, a 24-year-old woman, went out with some friends for the night. She had dreams of becoming…

First-Time Home Buyers Max Out Budget

TORONTO — A majority of first−time homebuyers say they maxed out their budgets when they bought their homes, according to a survey released today by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The federal housing agency says its annual mortgage consumer study found that 85 per cent of first−time buyers reported spending the most they could…

Man Rams Stolen Vehicle into Police Cruiser, Two Officers Receive Minor Injuries

WINNIPEG - Two officers received minor injuries after a 25-year-old Winnipeg man, wanted on three outstanding warrants, Rammed a stolen vehicle into their cruiser. Police said Thursday just before 1:00AM a stolen car was spotted in the area of Burrows Avenue and McGregor Street. AIR-1 and others officers contained the stolen vehicle on the Arlington…

Charleswood - Tuxedo Forum Draws Big Crowd

WINNIPEG - Four candidates were under the microscope at an election forum Wednesday night that was a good example of what can happen, when residents care about their community and expect their vote to be earned. In this case, well over 225 votes, as every seat put out at the Park West Hotel was filled.…

Police Called for 'Unlawful' House Cleaning

HALIFAX — Homeowners who thought they had been robbed got a happy surprise instead: Their house was cleaned for free by cleaners who went to the wrong address. Police say the two women went to the home Tuesday afternoon in Upper Tantallon, N.S., outside Halifax. The door had been left unlocked so a neighbour could…

Liberals Say Pallister Cuts 50% of Staff from Youth Addictions Program

WINNIPEG – The MLA for St. Boniface and Manitoba Liberal Party Leader, Dougald Lamont, says the Pallister government’s decision to cut staff from a youth addictions treatment program is a sign of dysfunction and disconnect on the part of the province in the midst of a meth epidemic. The Liberal party says, in the last…

Bisons and Huskies Battle in Late-Season Showdown

WINNIPEG – With three teams at 3-3 in Canada West with two weeks to go, it’s time to break out the calculators for playoff positioning and deciding who’s going where. Right in the thick of things are two rivals, the Bisons and Huskies, who meet in Week 7 at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. The game…

RCMP Checkstop Nabs One Driver Impaired by Cannabis

THOMPSON - RCMP in Thompson have arrested a driver impaired by cannabis. Thursday just before 1:00AM Thompson RCMP had set up a checkstop at the intersection of Cree Road and Deerwood Drive in the city. Officers noticed a SUV signalling to turn onto the road where the checkstop was and then make a sudden turn…

Missing Winnipeg Man

WINNIPEG - Police are asking for the publics help locating a missing 56-year-old man. Police say Peter Wasyliw was last seen the first week of October of this year in the West End area of Winnipeg . Wasyliw is described as Caucasian in appearance, 5'11", average build, with brown hair and may have a dark…

Snow Leopard Day at the Zoo

International Snow Leopard Day is Tuesday, October 23rd and this weekend the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be hosting a Snow Leopard Weekend to celebrate this incredible species and create awareness about snow leopard research, education and conservation. To celebrate Snow Leopard Weekend, the following activities will take place in the Zoo Saturday, October 20 and…

MFMHL Player of the Week

The MFMHl is pleased to announce that Pembina Valley Defense Cora Fijala has been selected as the CCM-Selkirk Source for Sports Player of the Week for Week 3 ending October 14. Fijala, a grade 11 student from Manitou, registered 5 points over the weekend picking up 1 goal and 3 assists in the Hawks 8-2…

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