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1 hr ago | CBC News

Winnipeg crews work to repair South Osborne water main break

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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4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | CBC News

Downtown drive-in offers up more free movies in Winnipeg

A downtown parking lot is being turned into a drive-in movie theatre on Saturdays throughout August.

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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Canada's Record Rainfall Reduces Wheat Acreage to Three-Year Low

For the first time in 47 years of farming, Giles Norek got 10 inches of rain within 48 hours on his Saskatchewan crops.

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14 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

City police, RCMP missing the mark?

The 15 police-involved shootings in Manitoba since 2007 where a suspect was hit.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

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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ABC News

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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National Post

Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz received tax credits after listing Arizona mansion as primary residence

It's hard to fault the wealthy mayor of Winnipeg for wanting to escape Canada's bitterly cold winters and head south for rest and relaxation.

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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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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

I say, they've noticed our potential in London

Not the local street thugs that international media voice Vice recently decided to make into local heroes in its portrayal of the city as the murder capital of Canada.

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CBC News

Tempers flare in Winnipeg over conflict in Gaza

But it was limited to verbal volleys outside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, instead of the violence that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and more than a dozen Israeli soldiers in the Middle East.

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Canada.com

Blatchford: Inquiry into conduct of Judge Lori Douglas remains in limbo

The Canadian Judicial Council inquiry into the conduct of Manitoba Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas was little more than a disgraceful schmozzle.

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The Globe and Mail

Fashion entrepreneur Peter Nygard in Bahamas environmental feud

Peter Nygard faces allegations from local residents and environmental groups who say he has been expanding his massive Bahamian estate without regard for the environment.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

WestJet offers new direct flights to Florida

Beginning Nov. 1, WestJet is offering direct flights from Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the airline and Winnipeg Airport Authority announced.

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Sys-Con Media

Wildcat Exploration Commences 2014 Drill Program at Island Lake, NB Base Metal Project

The first hole in the diamond drill program is now under way and is designed to follow up on the encouraging results of previous drilling by the Alliance and others in the Railroad Zone which is located in the northeast part of the property.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Main and Mountain MASTERPIECE

John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press City parks caretaker Cathy Reeve says St. Johni 1 2s Park was not in great shape when she took over her job, but civic pride has spiffed it up in recent years.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Volunteers July 21 EDITED

THE following is a list of volunteer opportunities advertised in the Winnipeg area.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

GlobalNews

Patricia Beach preps for floods with $800,000 dike

"There's a good chance that this community will be under huge pressures coming up in the next few months," said Mayor Steve Strang, RM of St. Clements.

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