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Past articles by Alexandra:

Fund established for Métis Second World War veterans

Canadian Métis leaders have welcomed a new agreement with Ottawa that recognizes the sacrifices... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Pre-pay cab fares shortchanges safety issues: AMC

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has panned a City of Winnipeg pilot project in which customers would... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Plain Bike project to drop 240 Dutch bikes into city

Anyone want a used bike from the Netherlands? They’re going fast. The Plain Bike Project unloaded a shipping container crammed with discarded Dutch bicycles Tuesday at a secret location in downtown Winnipeg. → Read More

Manitoba First Nations education architect Shirley Fontaine helped push generation's worth of advancements

Prominent in scholarly and political circles, Shirley Fontaine’s sudden death on April 26, after a brain aneurysm and a series of strokes, shocked a vast network of Indigenous Canadians.Their loss is, in many ways, Manitoba’s loss, too. → Read More

Youth CEO program gets to work

As executive chairman of Winnipeg Jets owner True North Sports and Entertainment Inc., Mark Chipman is used to having input on the NHL draft process. → Read More

Fire chief urges caution in windy, dry conditions

Think a backyard fire, even in an approved fire pit, would ward off that chilly wind this weekend? The City of Winnipeg wants you to think again. With a forecast of high winds and no rain — and two significant grass fires that tied up local crews for hours Thursday — Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane urged residents to follow some basic rules to reduce the risk of wind-driven fires. → Read More

Officer stabbed, suspect shot at Waywayseecappo

RCMP and the province's police watchdog have launched separate investigations into an incident that left a police officer stabbed and a suspect shot in southwestern Waywayseecappo First Nation.On Wednesday, around 11 p.m, security staff at the community's VLT lounge called police to a disturbance. → Read More

Arson charges laid in First Nation communities as wildfire burns

Two youths have been charged with arson at Little Grand Rapids First Nation, one day after three girls in neighbouring Pauingassi were also charged with deliberately starting a fire. Little Grand Rapids RCMP made all five arrests at the remote, fly-in locations about 17 kilometres from each other, 280 km north of Winnipeg. → Read More

Provincial crews defend Pauingassi from wildfire

Provincial water bombers fought back a wildfire that threatened remote Pauingassi First Nation, almost a year to the day after a forest fire forced an evacuation of the community.Sustainable Development dispatched crews after the forest fire was spotted Monday. → Read More

Grocer vows to battle $10K fine

The owner of an independent chain of Winnipeg grocery stores says he’s hiring a “hot-shot” lawyer to take the province to court over a $10,000 fine for opening one of his locations on Good Friday.Provincial law prohibits most stores from opening on statutory holidays. → Read More

Party like it's 1979: WHA Jets gather for 40th anniversary of title

Eighteen players and the head coach of the 1978-79 Avco Cup champion Winnipeg Jets will be in town t... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Peguis First Nation issues warning in crackdown on drugs

Peguis First Nation has served notice it will evict anyone using or dealing drugs from band-owned housing.The crackdown on the First Nation located 220 kilometres north of Winnipeg is another signal the methamphetamine and opioid crisis has moved to areas outside the city. → Read More

Museum exhibit shines light on province's 1939 destruction of Métis community

Eighty years ago, the province expropriated the Métis village of Ste. Madeleine in an out-of-th... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

'I was pretty shocked': Flin Flon woman attacked by group of children

A Flin Flon woman says she plans to stay in Saskatoon for awhile despite being swarmed and beaten this week by a group of children in a public park.Cellphone video of the attack on — and recorded by — Bonnie Halcrow, along with video captured by a witness to the incident Monday evening at Pleasant Hill Park, have been turned over to police. → Read More

Cycling advocates seek to plot safer city routes online

An online tool designed to make cyclists feel safer navigating Winnipeg streets is encouraging them to record collisions and hazards — and will make the locations public to help others identify more-secure routes. → Read More

Four-year-old boy drowns at St. Theresa Point

A four-year-old boy drowned at St. Theresa Point First Nation over the holiday weekend, RCMP said Tuesday.Community members from the Oji-Cree First Nation located 470 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg began a ground search after the child was declared missing early Sunday evening. → Read More

Three new public art installations to rise at The Forks

The Winnipeg Foundation is seeking to establish three new art installations at The Forks National Hi... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Icelandic league descends on Winnipeg for centenary

Manitoba's Icelandic community marks an important milestone this week, highlighted by a Winnipeg con... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Manitoba seniors' physical health improving, mental heath declining: study

Baby boomers are living longer, healthier lives, but their golden years aren’t always happy ones, according to a new study from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.One in three seniors reported more stress and anxiety than by the same age group in the previous generation. → Read More

Labour conference seeks to build on 100 years of history

Labour activists and academics from across Canada are gathering in the city for the start of a four-day conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.The University of Winnipeg will play host to the conference subtitled: Building a Better World: 1919-2019. It runs Wednesday through Saturday. → Read More