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Last Build Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:00:00 EST

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Lost grandfather returned home after 13 km overnight walk down highway

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:24:03 EST


A Manitoba family is grateful to the rescuer of an 82-year-old Winnipeg man who went missing on Sunday afternoon and was found Monday morning, walking down a highway outside the city in soaked pants and a thin sweater.

Winnipeg man living with disability 'aged out' of support services

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:00:00 EST


A Winnipeg man living with cerebral palsy says he is both too old and too smart to access support services he'd once had as a minor. He's now filed a human rights complaint against both Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Mossey River, Man., declares state of emergency after lake ice piles up in river

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:31:11 EST


A state of emergency has been declared in the Winnipegosis, Man., area because of lake ice that caused river levels in the village to rise to critical levels Tuesday night.

Inquest called into Remand Centre death of Errol Greene, wife says

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:16:46 EST


For months now, Rochelle Pranteau has been asking for an inquest to look into the death of her husband, Errol Greene, who died while in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre. This week, she says, the office of Manitoba's chief medical examiner told her it will call for that inquest.

Churchill port and rail operator sues government for losses

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:25:35 EST


The company that runs the port of Churchill and the rail line to it is suing the provincial government for more than $1.7 million, saying former premier Greg Selinger guaranteed Manitoba would cover its losses for the 2015 season.

Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, says study

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:37:41 EST


Polar bear numbers could drop by more than 30 per cent by mid-century, according to a new study assessing how loss of sea ice owing to climate change will affect polar bears on a global scale.

Pride organizer considering Manitoba NDP leadership bid

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:34:43 EST


Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, which is trying to rebuild after a devastating election loss.

Local musicians targeted in cheque scam promising thousands for gig

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:13:48 EST


​Multiple Winnipeg musicians have been targeted by an apparent cheque-cashing scam promising thousands of dollars for a gig.

'Tough little bird' takes plane home to Winnipeg after 9-month recovery in U.S.

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:13:52 EST


It took months to get the bird of prey a passport, but Beatrix the peregrine falcon made a safe landing in Winnipeg last week.

'This is pathetic': Transport truck drivers stuck near Virden without food, water for 24 hours

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:37:43 EST


Transport truck drivers who sat stranded outside a small Manitoba town after a storm closed part of the Trans-Canada say they didn't receive food, water or help from authorities for more than a day.

Manitoba's 2 main highways reopen but conditions still treacherous

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:49:43 EST


Two of the province's busiest highways — the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 75 — and portions of other roadways began reopening Wednesday afternoon after a snowstorm forced closures the day before across southern Manitoba.

'Why are these people in handcuffs?': Systemic racism behind treatment of McDougall's family, expert says

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:21:06 EST


Jonathan Rudin, an expert on Indigenous people and the justice system, told the inquest into the fatal police shooting of Craig McDougall that systemic racism played a role in the treatment of McDougall's family after the incident.

Councillor says reopening Portage and Main will cost Winnipeg Transit $7M plus $1M annually

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:23:01 EST


Coun. Jeff Browaty claims the reopening of Portage and Main to pedestrians will cost Winnipeg Transit about $1 million a year in additional operating expenses and will also force the utility to spend nearly $7 million on new buses.

Rookies make huge impact for Bombers in 2016, get CFL all-star nods

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:04:27 EST


Five Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been named to the 2016 all-star team, including three CFL rookies who made major impacts after being called into action.

'Tis the season: residential parking ban starts Friday

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:13:48 EST


After a heaping serving of white stuff, the City of Winnipeg is going to start snowplowing residential streets this week.