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13 min ago | CBC News

Insurance broker's errors blamed for lost benefits

Harold and Vivianne Stoneham say they moved their Canada Life policy to a different insurance adviser after confronting broker Gary Weston about the provisions of their policy. A Winnipeg woman wants compensation for what she says are mistakes made by her life insurance broker that cost her thousands of dollars in lost benefits.

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4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

'I'm the one who did the crime': accused told cops

Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press files Cameron Walker, 16, was fatally stabbed outside an Allegheny Drive townhouse in January 2011. "I'm the one who did the crime, I should do the time," Matthew Krasny told police following his arrest.

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5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Dragging the river of pain in hopes of closure

GORDON SINCLAIR / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Kyle Kematch, with son Sylas, conceived the idea of Drag the Red. His sister disappeared in 2010.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBC News

Overnight power outage planned for downtown Winnipeg

The planned power outage early Tuesday morning will affect homes, businesses, traffic signals and street lights in an area bordered by Main Street, Broadway, Memorial Boulevard and Logan Avenue. Parts of downtown Winnipeg will be without electricity for about an hour overnight, as Manitoba Hydro crews repair a line that was damaged on Monday morning.

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CBC News

Transcona ward up for grabs in Winnipeg civic election

The move by Russ Wyatt not to seek re-election in Winnipeg's Transcona ward means there'll be a new face representing them at city hall after the Oct. 22 civic election. Wyatt announced on Friday that he has withdrawn his registration papers for the councillor position in Transcona, so he can seek the federal Liberal nomination in the area.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Author Joan Thomas at News Cafe Tuesday

Joan Thomas, who is from Winnipeg, will be interviewed at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning by reporter Geoff Kirbyson about The Open Sky . Wolseley is more than just the setting for the story, though.

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InsideHalton.com

Court hears appeals in Bandidos slayings

A bike gang member convicted in what's believed to be Ontario's largest mass slaying didn't know anyone would die that night eight years ago, nor did he help other bikers carry out the execution-style killings, his lawyer argued Monday. Brett Gardiner is one of five men challenging dozens of murder convictions in a ruthless internal cleansing of the outlaw motorcycle club that left eight members of its Toronto chapter dead.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

A look at the long road to the opening of Winnipeg's human rights museum

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Canadian Museum of Human Rights - Aaron Cohen July 2000 - Winnipeg media magnate and philanthropist Izzy Asper pitches to the federal government the idea of a "tolerance" museum in Winnipeg.

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GlobalNews

Winnipeg road rage incident leads to $200,000 in meth, Ruger rifle

A complaint about a man in a red truck pointing a firearm led to multiple drug and weapons charges against two Alberta men. Several Winnipeg police units went to Winnipeg's St. Boniface neighbourhood just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday following a complaint about two men in a red truck.

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CBC News

North End Winnipeg daycare changing lives, one young reader at a time

A daycare in Winnipeg's Lord Selkirk neighbourhood is changing preschoolers' lives - and the lives of their families - with one-on-one language learning. The Abecedarian program was developed in the 1970s in the United States and is known around the world, but in Canada it's offered at only one place: the Lord Selkirk Park Child Care Centre.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBC News

Winnipeg woman assaulted by man on bike in Point Douglas

The 25-year-old woman told police she was walking along Euclid Avenue when a man on a bike struck up a conversation with her. When the two got near Barber Street and Prince Edward Street, the man grabbed and assaulted her.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

No hike to drinking age coming

'I think it doesn't really matter because it's up to you and how responsible you are with what you are doing,' says Jozanna Rempel. The provincial government has already nixed raising the legal drinking age to 19 from 18, even though a report to encourage Manitobans to drink more responsibly remains months away from being submitted.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Compass

Continental Travel will be hosting an information evening on Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway, to highlight Tauck European River Cruising, along with Tauck Culturious , Tauck Bridges and their BBC Earth Journeys.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Following in his father's PoW footsteps

One of Lutz Beranek's favourite stories about his father, a German prisoner of war from 1944 to 1946, was his first encounter with a skunk. Richard Beranek, a new arrival at the PoW logging camp at Mafeking, just north of Swan River, had never seen the endearing critter before.

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Pedal

Calling ALL Volunteers a " Shimano Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships Oct. 24-26

Greetings cyclists, sports fans, and friendly ManitobansThe Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships will descend upon the majestic Forks Market in Winnipeg on October 24, 25, 26 and we need your help. Please follow this link for further information.

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My Manitoba.com

Tighter border security a dispiriting sign of the times

The major American city that is closest to both Manitoba and Saskatchewan is Minneaoplis, and I have enjoyed visiting there a number of times over the years. In the early 1970s, we could drive down to shop or enjoy some Twins' baseball, with not much more than a wave at the Canada-U.S. Border.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Self-guided tour highlights Winnipeg's modern architecture

While the Winnipeg Free Press , through its City Beautiful series, studies how architecture shaped the DNA of the city, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is offering a tour of some the city's most modern architecture. The eighth annual Home Tour, set up through the Volunteer Associates of the WAG, is holding a self-guided tour of five Winnipeg homes on Sunday, Sept.

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Peachtree Hoops

In Danny Ferry saga, Michael Gearon shouldn't be celebrated

Danny Ferry continues to fight for his job as Hawks General Manager but its important to not forget the role ownership played in this debacle. While the walls appear to be falling in on top of Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry, it is important to not forget the role of ownership in this mess.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Travelling memorial honours those who died serving in Afghanistan

The human cost of Canada's commitment to the war on terror will be on display in Winnipeg next week. Built from the recovered memorial plaques from Kandahar Air Field cenotaph, the Vigil display focuses on fallen Canadians, including the 158 soldiers, a Canadian diplomat, contractor, journalist as well as 40 United States Armed Forces personnel attached to the Canadian Forces.

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Sys-Con Media

Victory Nickel Announces Consolidation of Common Shares

The Consolidation was approved at the annual and special meeting of the Company's shareholders held on May 29, 2014. Any fractional shares remaining after giving effect to the Consolidation will be rounded up to the nearest whole number of post-Consolidation common shares.

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