Ryan Thorpe, Winnipeg Free Press

Ryan Thorpe

Winnipeg Free Press

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
  • Winnipeg Free Press
Past:
  • The Brandon Sun

Recent articles by Ryan:

Neo-Nazi's views repugnant, but he deserves 'second chance,' U.S. defence lawyer argues

Patrik Mathews’ defence attorney is asking a U.S. federal judge to sentence the neo-Nazi and d... → Read More

Neo-Nazi’s views repugnant, but he deserves ‘second chance,’ U.S. defence lawyer argues

Patrik Mathews’ defence attorney is asking a U.S. federal judge to sentence the neo-Nazi and disgraced Canadian reservist to a 33-month prison sentenc... → Read More

Health-care staffing shortages loom in province

Manitoba’s health-care system is bracing for a staffing shortage as the province’s mandatory immunization deadline for frontline workers looms. → Read More

Health-care staffing shortages loom in province

Manitoba’s health-care system is bracing for a staffing shortage as the province’s mandatory immunization deadline for frontline workers looms. Beginning Monday, all provincial employees working in health care, long-term care homes, schools, daycares and emergency services must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or submit to rapid testing every 48 hours. → Read More

Patrik Mathews awaits sentencing after brazen 'race war' plot derailed

As their neighbours celebrated the birth of the Messiah on Christmas Day 2019, Patrik Mathews — a disgraced Canadian army reservist on the run from U.S. law enforcement — and Brian Lemley Jr., an American combat veteran, were plotting the resurrection of a “saint.” The two men were holed up in a small apartment in Newark, Del. → Read More

Nygard faces sex assault charges in Toronto

Accused serial rapist Peter Nygard is facing criminal charges in Canada for the first time in more than 40 years. → Read More

Nygard faces sex assault charges in Toronto

Accused serial rapist Peter Nygard is facing criminal charges in Canada for the first time in more than 40 years. The Toronto Police Service has charged the disgraced fashion mogul with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement, the Free Press has learned. → Read More

Disquieting trend

It was a hot and sticky summer, one of the warmest on record in decades, with a drought that brought ruin to farmers in the countryside and apocalypti... → Read More

Winnipeg police public information office larger than ever, but providing less information

It was a hot and sticky summer, one of the warmest on record in decades, with a drought that brought ruin to farmers in the countryside and apocalyptic, smoky skies that made Winnipeg feel downright dystopian.The sun burned a pale red; the sky was pallid and jaundiced, as if gauze had been draped over the horizon. → Read More

City opts for vaccine mandate for front-line workers

The City of Winnipeg will require front-line staff who work with vulnerable populations or have close contact with the public to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 15. Mayor Brian Bowman and chief administrative officer Michael Jack made the announcement Tuesday. → Read More

City opts for vaccine mandate for front-line workers

The City of Winnipeg will require front-line staff who work with vulnerable populations or have close contact with the public to be fully vaccinated a... → Read More

City firefighters, paramedics must disclose vaccination status: memo

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is asking its employees to disclose their vaccination status, according to an internal department memo leaked to the Free Press.The change in policy was announced by Marc Savard, district chief of paramedic operations, in a department-wide memo late Friday. → Read More

City firefighters, paramedics must disclose vaccination status: memo

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is asking its employees to disclose their vaccination status, according to an internal department memo leaked to t... → Read More

Winnipeg doesn't track vaccination rates of police, firefighters, paramedics, bus drivers

The police officer who leans into the window after a vehicle has been pulled over. The firefighter who runs into a bus shack for a distress call. → Read More

The great unknown

The police officer who leans into the window after a vehicle has been pulled over. The firefighter who runs into a bus shack for a distress call. The ... → Read More

Patrik Mathews crossed border with white-supremacist posters, list of mass shootings: RCMP

When Canadian border agents searched a rental vehicle driven by a then-unknown Patrik Mathews in the summer of 2019, they made a disturbing discovery:... → Read More

Patrik Mathews crossed border with white-supremacist posters, list of mass shootings: RCMP

When Canadian border agents searched a rental vehicle driven by a then-unknown Patrik Mathews in the summer of 2019, they made a disturbing discovery: homemade posters warning of “White Genocide” and a detailed list of mass shootings. → Read More

Arresting numbers

Winnipeg is one of the top spenders on policing in the country — earmarking 27 per cent of its annual budget for law enforcement costs — yet clearance... → Read More

Winnipeg spends more per capita on its police than most other large cities

Winnipeg is one of the top spenders on policing in the country — earmarking 27 per cent of its annual budget for law enforcement costs — yet clearance rates in the Manitoba capital trail behind those seen in many other Canadian cities. → Read More

RCMP condemns knee-on-neck arrest, IIU to investigate

THE RCMP have notified Manitoba’s police watchdog of a controversial April 2019 arrest in Winnipeg — in which an officer knelt on the neck of a suspect, who shouted “I can’t breathe” — following a Free Press report which brought the incident to light. → Read More