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Asylum seeker tries to legally enter Canada, is turned away because of contro...
22 Jun 2017 at 6:03am
GRAND FORKS — What happens when an asylum seeker tries to cross into Canada properly? A single mom trying to escape gangs threatening her and her son in El Salvador ......
Pallister drops in popularity, but still second among premiers
22 Jun 2017 at 7:14am
Premier Brian Pallister has dropped in popularity for the third straight quarter — but his approval rating remains second-highest in Canada, a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute shows.
Churchill waiting for feds to make decision on fly-in food subsidy
21 Jun 2017 at 5:44pm
OTTAWA — As Churchill entered its 11th day without its rail lifeline, the northern Manitoba town faced mixed messages Wednesday from Ottawa – stoking fears its 900 residents would be ...
Sears Canada cutting 2,900 jobs, closing 59 stores, secures creditor protection
22 Jun 2017 at 9:16am
TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) said it plans to close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring after it was granted protection from creditors Thursday.
Thorburn knighted, Laine No. 2
22 Jun 2017 at 5:25am
THE NHL Expansion Draft and Awards Show came with a minimum of pain for the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night.
The franchise’s splendid young right-winger, Finnish phenom Patrik Laine, finished second to ...
The return home
22 Jun 2017 at 5:48am
DAUPHIN RIVER FIRST NATION — It’s still a ghost town for now, albeit a shiny one, except for all the construction workers and tradespeople.
But residents of Dauphin River First Nation, ...
Lighting the torch, 50 years later
21 Jun 2017 at 6:59pm
Fifty years after 10 indigenous teens ran 800 kilometres only to have their glory stripped from them at the finish line, one returned to Winnipeg Wednesday to complete the journey.
Miracle on the Prairies
21 Jun 2017 at 5:47am
ELIE — Ten years ago this week, Lynn Kauppila and her husband Les were in the basement, huddling under a mattress, while the strongest tornado ever to touch down in ...
Police contract vote makes comedy of council
21 Jun 2017 at 8:27pm
The ratification of a new collective agreement with the police union should have been a routine affair at Winnipeg city council’s Wednesday meeting — but it turned into an imitation ...
Stuck in the middle of Blue
22 Jun 2017 at 5:39am
Throughout training camp and now into Week 1 of the CFL schedule, there are more certainties than doubts for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Scrolling through the 60 players who currently ...