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Winnipeg, MB R3B 1S4, Canada

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Ice cream parlour? Bike shop? Submit your ideas for Esplanade Riel

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:48:25 -0800

The Esplanade Riel’s next tenant doesn’t have to be a restaurant—it could be a bike shop or ice cream parlour or something else, the City of Winnipeg says. Probably not a bungy jumping operator, though. The city has published a notice calling for submissions of Expression of

Your weekend weather

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:48:38 -0800

You don't have to thank me, even though you are going to be exceedingly grateful. This is because today, the weather column is going to tell you about an awesome group of young men who will not only entertain your socks off (which can be dangerous in cold weather like this), but will also make

We failed on ER fixes, WRHA says

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:48:28 -0800

Two years after vowing to improve the efficiency of hospital emergency departments by 2015, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority admits it has failed to make real progress in any of five targeted categories. In fact, in some areas, the situation has worsened. Patients in emergency departments

Li granted more freedom

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:05:07 -0800

Vince Li has been granted increased freedoms by the Criminal Conviction Review Board. But the move was immediately denounced by Manitoba's senior federal cabinet minister. In a decision released late Friday afternoon, the CCRB approved all requests from Li's treatment team, including a move to...

'The dialogue has started' on missing women

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:04:48 -0800

OTTAWA -- Manitoba will host a meeting of police and justice officials with families of missing and murdered aboriginal women later this year, Premier Greg Selinger announced Friday. The meeting, on which there are few details and no set date, was one of only three tangible outcomes Friday at...

Fired lawyer sues city

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:04:31 -0800

A lawyer formerly employed by the City of Winnipeg has launched a wrongful dismissal and breach of contract suit. Markus Buchart is seeking unspecified special, aggravated and punitive damages and costs for what he said was his sudden dismissal from the city's law department a week before

Seriously, OFFICER

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:03:46 -0800

The Winnipeg Police Service has a mantra of sorts, a message it repeats in hopes of citizens helping them to ultimately help themselves. "Working together we can and will keep crime in check." Here's a reality check on how that's going for one citizen who's tried to help police help him. --

Hygiene products very generously donated to Harvest

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:03:22 -0800

In Monday's Free Press, I had a column about the high costs of being a member of the Cherry Slush Club and how hard that time of the month can be for women living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. The response to the column was overwhelming -- the response to the fourth paragraph, in

Recidivism and NCR

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:48:50 -0800

Vince Li, the man who stabbed and beheaded a Greyhound bus passenger in 2008 during a schizophrenic episode, has again become a lightning rod in the debate over mental illness and the justice system. His doctors said this week he should be transferred to a treatment facility in Winnipeg and be

Vince Li secures increased freedoms

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:34:14 -0800

Vince Li has been granted increased freedoms by the Criminal Code Review Board. But the move was immediately denounced by Manitoba's senior federal cabinet minister. In a decision released late Friday afternoon, the CCRB approved all requests from Li’s treatment team, including a move to

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