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Ex-police board member spoke for inner city

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32
The apolitical inner-city school principal who pioneered FASD programs in Winnipeg classrooms says she was a voice for kids and parents on the police board. Angeline Ramkissoon helped push for more transparency — such as the public rollout of the police armoured response vehicle at...
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Persistent itch may signal a more serious problem

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32
Do you have an itch that simply can’t be scratched? If so, you are not alone. Every year millions of Canadians find themselves dealing with skin problems that drive them to distraction. In most cases, the itch can be attributed to something relatively minor, such as dry skin or a mild
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PCs delayed mussel fight despite heads-up

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:58
It wasn’t until last week that the Pallister government quietly started its seasonal fight against zebra mussels, despite notice from the civil service the program was ready to begin in mid-May. This means the government missed the boat in communicating with boaters and inspecting their
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Teen vanishes while swimming near diversion dam

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:34
RCMP rescue and recovery teams are searching for a 17-year-old boy who disappeared Wednesday night while swimming near a diversion dam outside Winkler. The teen was with two other youths, who reported him missing at about 9:30 p.m. The drainage channel extends from the Morden Reservoir (Lake
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New archival photo exhibit sheds light on Manitoba's roots

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:31
The black and white photo, taken well over a century ago, shows a young aboriginal woman with thick, matted hair. She is wearing a heavy coat obviously made by recent immigrants to her home, along the Red and Assiniboine rivers. In another image, an older woman, in traditional dress, poses with
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Manitoba's credit rating downgraded again

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:48
The Pallister government took a hit Thursday when the influential S&P Global Ratings credit rating agency downgraded the province's rating. The agency reduced the province's credit rating to AA- from AA. S&P Global Ratings, formerly known as Standard & Poor's, cited the province's
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Gang member gets life sentence for fatal shooting

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:58
A street gang member who mistakenly thought he was gunning down a rival gang member when he pulled the trigger has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years. Justice Karen Simonsen of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench said Cody Joseph Kakeeway did not commit an
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City must remove fuel tank buried at police HQ

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:40
The latest in a long list of problems that have beset the new police headquarters is buried beneath ground, but it's far from treasure. The city has issued a tender for the removal of a 45,000-litre diesel storage tank at 266 Graham Ave. Officials were reluctant to release more than scant
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Education minister urged to dump NDP's funding pledge

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:36
Senior civil servants have told Education Minister Ian Wishart it's time to scrap the province's complex public schools funding formula and come up with a new one. And they've told Wishart he needs to take a serious look at the guarantee that no school division will get a penny less than it did
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Provincial parks free this weekend

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:19
Manitoba's provincial parks will have free admission Friday through Sunday to celebrate the 27th annual Canada’s Parks Day celebrations. “We know Manitobans love the outdoors and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to explore our great province,”
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