Erik Pindera, Winnipeg Free Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Church fans welcome littlest choir member

Carly Sjödin, who was near her due date, wasn't going to let pregnancy get in the way of seeing one of her favourite musicians. So, she and husband Orrin decided to go to the Eric Church concert in Winnipeg Oct. → Read More

Serving up a pared-down Thanksgiving

All the usual fixings, but fewer seats. That's how Winnipeg's soup kitchens and missions will serve Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vulnerable people this holiday weekend. → Read More

Serving up a pared-down Thanksgiving

All the usual fixings, but fewer seats. → Read More

15-year-old attacks teens with machete

Two teens were assaulted by a machete-wielding 15-year-old Tuesday evening. → Read More

15-year-old attacks teens with machete

Two teens were assaulted by a machete-wielding 15-year-old Tuesday evening. The two assaults occurred between 7 and 8 p.m., one in the North End and the other downtown, the Winnipeg Police Service said Wednesday. → Read More

Winnipeg taxi driver charged with assault, confinement of passenger

A 44-year-old Winnipeg taxi driver has been charged in an alleged assault last month on a 19-year-old Brokenhead Ojibway Nation woman. → Read More

Winnipeg taxi driver charged with assault, confinement of passenger

A 44-year-old Winnipeg taxi driver has been charged in an alleged assault last month on a 19-year-old Brokenhead Ojibway Nation woman.Shortly after 1 a.m. on Sept. 26, city police responded to Portage Avenue and Arlington Street for a report of an altercation involving a cabbie and passenger. → Read More

Two arrested for daytime robbery, assault with weapon

Edward Siwicki was on the way to the store when he saw the officers and police tape — and spattered blood on the road.On Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m., just down the block from Siwicki's rental house on the 500 block of Sherbrook Street, two suspects attacked a man in his 20s with a "hatchet-type weapon," stealing his bicycle before fleeing police on foot. → Read More

Woman who died in house fire victim of foul play

A woman found dead after a fire in a Young Street bungalow last week had been slain before the home was set ablaze, police say. The victim’s identity has not been determined and police are asking for the public’s help to solve the crime. “The responsibility (fell) to WFPS to put out that fire, they entered the structure and found this person. There’s certainly a number of suspicious… → Read More

Witness tip leads to arson suspect's arrest in Point Douglas warehouse blaze

Winnipeg police have made an arrest after a fire in Point Douglas tore through a warehouse Tuesday.Firefighters were still working at the scene Wednesday morning. → Read More

Witness tip leads to arson suspect’s arrest in Point Douglas warehouse blaze

Winnipeg police have made an arrest after a fire in Point Douglas tore through a warehouse Tuesday. → Read More

First Nations woman accuses taxi driver of assault in frightening incident

A young Brokenhead Ojibway Nation woman was left scratched and bruised after an alleged assault by a city cab driver Sunday morning. Now, the victim, her family and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs want to shed light on what they allege is a common occurrence in Winnipeg taxis: drivers targeting and attacking First Nations people, particularly women. → Read More

Irresistible urge to shout 'True North'? Study aims to understand Jets fans

A University of Manitoba research team wants to get inside the heads of diehard Winnipeg Jets fans.Led by associate Prof. → Read More

Irresistible urge to shout ‘True North’? Study aims to understand Jets fans

A University of Manitoba research team wants to get inside the heads of diehard Winnipeg Jets fans. → Read More

Transit union sounds safety alarm

A spate of incidents on board Winnipeg Transit vehicles has the bus drivers union calling for increased safety. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 president Romeo Ignacio said the recent violence — three passengers were assaulted in seven days, including two stabbings — is alarming, and he wants the city to step up. "We’ve been talking about safety for how long, and nothing’s being done," he… → Read More

'Few rogue operations' setting back industry work with province: foodservice rep

A restaurant industry group says it is disappointed by restaurateurs who defy COVID-19 public health orders.The owners of two Corydon Avenue restaurants were hit with $40,000 in fines for allowing unmasked and unvaccinated patrons to eat indoors, which contravenes the current health regulations. → Read More

One dead in house fire in Spence neighbourhood

One person has died, while a second person managed to escape, after flames erupted in a small bungalow on Young Street Tuesday. → Read More

One dead in house fire in Spence neighbourhood

One person has died, while a second person managed to escape, after flames erupted in a small bungalow on Young Street Tuesday. The incident hadn't been declared a criminal act, but forensic investigators were poring over the scene at 510 Young St., between Sargent and Ellice avenues, during the day. → Read More

Driver charged in alcohol-fuelled road rage incidents

Winnipeg police have arrested a woman for impaired driving and assault with a weapon after a series of bizarre road rage incidents Sunday night. A suspect repeatedly rammed another driver's vehicle, including after the victim fled into a parking lot, police said. → Read More

Driver charged in alcohol-fuelled road rage incidents

Winnipeg police have arrested a woman for impaired driving and assault with a weapon after a series of bizarre road rage incidents Sunday night. → Read More