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Man accused of killing Manitoba woman in 2007 had violent past: parole document

Man accused of killing Manitoba woman in 2007 had violent past: parole document

WINNIPEG — A B.C. man recently charged in the cold-case death of a woman in Manitoba had his statutory release revoked after he was in prison for assaulting two women, a parole document has detailed.
Manitoba cabinet minister at odds with Crown corporation CEO over development

Manitoba cabinet minister at odds with Crown corporation CEO over development

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government and the head of Manitoba Hydro, the province's Crown energy corporation, are at odds over ways to meet growing electricity demand, and the minister responsible is not saying whether he has full confidence in the cor
Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran Canadian defensive lineman Thomas

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran Canadian defensive lineman Thomas

WINNIPEG — Jake Thomas is continuing his CFL run with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The veteran Canadian defensive lineman agreed to terms on a one-year extension with Winnipeg on Friday. Thomas was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 13.
Police called to industrial accident at Regina business find one dead, one injured

Police called to industrial accident at Regina business find one dead, one injured

REGINA — Police say they are investigating a sudden death after responding to an industrial accident at a Regina business. Police say officers were called to the business in the city’s northeast, where they found one adult dead and another injured.
National chief calls on Ottawa to resume policing talks after mass stabbing inquest

National chief calls on Ottawa to resume policing talks after mass stabbing inquest

SASKATOON — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says a coroner's inquest into a mass killing in Saskatchewan shows Ottawa must return to the table to negotiate long-promised legislation declaring Indigenous policing an essential servi
'A lot at risk': Child advocate suggests collaboration to address youth mental health

'A lot at risk': Child advocate suggests collaboration to address youth mental health

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has yet to tackle systemic causes of youth suicide and addictions despite attempting to address dozens of recommendations put forth by the province's child and youth advocate, a report from her office suggests.
Manitoba government boosts school funding, leaves door open to tax increases

Manitoba government boosts school funding, leaves door open to tax increases

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is increasing operating support for public school divisions by an average of 3.4 per cent and leaving the door open to having divisions raise local taxes.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign Nick, Noah Hallett to extensions

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign Nick, Noah Hallett to extensions

WINNIPEG — Canadian defensive backs Nick and Noah Hallett agreed to terms on contract extensions with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday. The brothers were eligible to become free agents Feb. 13.
Veteran quarterback Streveler thankful to be returning to Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Veteran quarterback Streveler thankful to be returning to Winnipeg Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG — Chris Streveler is back in the CFL after growing weary of playing the waiting game south of the border.
Procuring sex charge stayed against Saskatchewan MLA after he completed program

Procuring sex charge stayed against Saskatchewan MLA after he completed program

REGINA — The Crown has stayed a charge of seeking to obtain sexual services against a Saskatchewan legislature member.
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