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21 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Presumption of innocence shackled

A report that shows provincial jails are primarily used to hold people who have been denied bail should be a wake-up call for justice departments across Canada.

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4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg War effort

Because of a small file of papers belonging to Edith Rogers, who did a great deal of work with soldiers' families, which still survives in Archives of Manitoba, we know something of the hardships suffered by a few poor women who depended upon the Patriotic Fund for part of their wartime income.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Winter a killer for honeybees

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS files Jim Campbell was fortunate in not losing any of his colonies.

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CNews

Klutzy break-in suspect smashes head into window while trying to escape

A klutzy caper's comical attempt at leaving the scene of a crime may just be what leads to his capture.

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Brandon Sun

'Dry' Manitoba community discovers it never had an official booze ban

Staff with the Rural Municipality of Hanover discovered this week that a ban on alcohol sales, which has existed as long as anyone can remember, was never actually put into law.

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CFRA

Sufferin' Succotash! Manitoba neighbourhood looks for cat stuck in bird feeder

A ginger-and-white feline nicknamed Butterscotch has been spotted numerous times with a small bird feeder stuck on its head in a Brandon, Man., neighbourhood.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

New website to list municipal elections results for Manitobans

The results of the summer elections taking place tomorrow in the Village of Dunnottar, the RM of Victoria Beach and the RM of Winnipeg Beach will be live on Manitobavotes.ca as a test run for the fall elections Oct. 22. AMM President Doug Dobrowolski said the site allows municipalities, including Winnipeg, to post the results from their local ... (more)

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Brandon Sun

The Heat was on

Back row : coach Greg Earl, Morgan Conway, Danielle Woychyshyn, Sydney Cobbe, Megan Earl, Deanna Porter, Kylie Bell and coach Chad Cobbe; a Front row: Bridgette Kroeker, Darian Compton, Brianne Dubois, Callie Clayton and Nicole Frederiksen.

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CBC News

Family of couple killed in highway crash wants harsher penalties

Jared Youzwa, left, and Ngan Nguyen were killed when the motorcycle they were on collided with a van on the Trans-Canada Highway near Brandon, Man., on July 12, 2013.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Movies

The Lake Winnipeg community goes movie-crazy this weekend with more than 100 films -- features, shorts, international and local -- screening until Sunday, with standout features including the Manitoba debut of Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making coming-of-age story Boyhood and Slaughter Nick for President , a doc about an obscure Canadian ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBC News

Bronze incense burner stolen from Buddhist temple in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police are searching for a large bronze incense burner that was stolen from a local Buddhist temple earlier this week.

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CBC News

Medical science camp inspires northern, inner-city Manitoba youth

A summer science camp at the University of Manitoba is showing northern and inner-city youth what it's like to work in medicine, in the hopes they'll consider careers in the field.

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CBC News

Florida man fined $13,000 for smuggling gun into Winkler

A loaded .22 calibre gun was found beneath the Florida man's driver's seat by Canadian border officials over the weekend.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Thousands of accused people being needlessly detained: civil rights advocates

Winnipeg Lawyer Corey Shefman, president of the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties, says the way Manitoba's bail system works for people accused of crimes is broken and is interfering with their right to be presumed innocent.

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CBC News

Water main break floods street in Winnipeg

A City of Winnipeg truck is parked in a flooded street where crews worked on Wednesday morning to repair a broken water main.

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Journal of Commerce

Concrete progress in Manitoba

Barkman Concrete's new 40,818 square foot Paver Plant is being built at the site of their main facility in Steinbach, Man.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Musicians sing city's praises

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Recent Greek immigrants Stefanos Boukis, his wife, Lia Andronikou, and their daughter, Danae, left an uncertain economic future in Greece for Winnipeg, where they have purchased a home and started a music school.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Dairy Foods

Agropur's buying spree continues with the purchase of Davisco

Agropur, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, said today it is acquiring Davisco Foods International, a U.S.-based cheese and dairy ingredients company.

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Star-Telegram.com

Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada.

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The Washington Post

Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

CORRECTS DATE ZOO DIRECTOR SPOKE TO JULY 22 In this March 20, 2014 photo released by Greenpeace, Arturo, a 28-year-old polar bear, walks inside his concrete enclosure at the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina.

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