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  • TorontoStar
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  • THE COAST HALIFAX

Recent articles by Julia-Simone:

Family details pain of loss at sentencing hearing for 2020 fatal crash

“I try hard not to think of how my daughter died at your hands, but it’s hard not to,” a grieving Candace Volk told a Winnipeg court Friday.“Did she see your truck coming? Did she know what was going to happen? Was she in pain? Did she cry out? I wasn’t there to protect my daughter or comfort her as she passed, and it’s pain and guilt I live with daily. → Read More

‘Do not ask me for forgiveness’

“I try hard not to think of how my daughter died at your hands, but it’s hard not to,” a grieving Candace Volk told a Winnipeg court Friday. → Read More

Paramedic counters Winnipeg firefighter defamation lawsuit

A former Winnipeg paramedic being sued for defamation by a city firefighter he accused of racist conduct on the job has countered with a lawsuit of his own. → Read More

Helping families break bread

One turkey, five pounds of potatoes, a box of stuffing mix, two packages gravy mix, one baked pie, one bag frozen mixed vegetables, and of course, cranberry sauce. As Thanksgiving approached, volunteers at the new food bank in Thompson, which is run by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, were busy packing food boxes for families in the north. → Read More

Norway House embraces family of slain woman

A Norway House family is in mourning and demanding justice for victims of domestic violence after the slaying of a “happy, bubbly” mother of two. → Read More

Norway House embraces family of slain woman

A Norway House family is in mourning and demanding justice for victims of domestic violence after the slaying of a “happy, bubbly” mother of two.Juness Jenna Lorence Paupanekis, 25, died Oct. → Read More

Records fall as heat holds on to southern Manitoba

Southern Manitoba has been treated to an extra dose of summer-like weather, with the most-recent temperatures setting several daily records. → Read More

Records fall as heat holds on to southern Manitoba

Southern Manitoba has been treated to an extra dose of summer-like weather, with the most-recent temperatures setting several daily records. Environment Canada reported new temperature highs and ties in eight areas Tuesday — with more records expected to be broken Wednesday. → Read More

Bridges no-go zones for shelters, fires: city

FOR years, Winnipeggers without permanent homes have formed temporary shelters along the riverbanks, tucked against the underbelly of concrete bridges. It is a space the city has now deemed off-limits, via new signage and new policy, banning such encampments. → Read More

Bridges no-go zones for shelters, fires: city

FOR years, Winnipeggers without permanent homes have formed temporary shelters along the riverbanks, tucked against the underbelly of concrete bridges... → Read More

Winnipeg basking in unusually warm weather

The leaves may be changing colour and crunching underfoot, the days may be getting shorter and the nights stretching longer, but this year's fall weather has been nothing short of, well, summery. → Read More

Winnipeg basking in unusually warm weather

The leaves may be changing colour and crunching underfoot, the days may be getting shorter and the nights stretching longer, but this year’s fall weat... → Read More

Rally at legislature supports Women's March to U.S. Supreme Court

Reproductive justice issues are not just American issues; a group of Manitobans gathered on the steps of the province’s decision-making centre Saturday to assert reproductive rights are a concern for Canadians, too. → Read More

‘It could happen here’

Reproductive justice issues are not just American issues; a group of Manitobans gathered on the steps of the province’s decision-making centre Saturda... → Read More

Power restored for two First Nations, allowing residents to return

The power is back on for two remote northern First Nations forced to evacuate this summer after wildfires damaged community Hydro poles. Manitoba Hydro confirmed that Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations were "energized" as of noon Saturday, noting the Canadian Red Cross and community leaders would be in charge of helping residents return home. → Read More

Power restored for two First Nations, allowing residents to return

The power is back on for two remote northern First Nations forced to evacuate this summer after wildfires damaged community Hydro poles. → Read More

‘Such a beautiful day’: Manitobans take to streets in name of truth, reconciliation

A sea of orange flooded downtown Winnipeg, as thousands of Manitobans came together to honour residential school survivors, mourn those lost to the sy... → Read More

Manitobans take to streets in name of truth, reconciliation

A sea of orange flooded downtown Winnipeg, as thousands of Manitobans came together to honour residential school survivors, mourn those lost to the system, and mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. → Read More

Lowbrow humour takes to Exchange rooftop

In the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District lies the historic Gault Building. Erected in 1900, the heritage-status brick warehouse is now better known by the name of its longtime occupants, and recognized from afar by the rooftop fencing spelling out its iconic moniker: Fartspace. → Read More

Lowbrow humour takes to Exchange rooftop

In the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District lies the historic Gault Building. Erected in 1900, the heritage-status brick warehouse is now better know... → Read More