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Grand Chief urges new Manitoba premier to address open wound

Public denouncement of Pallister's 'racist' remarks would be an important first step for Stefanson, AMC leader says

Dylan Robertson
7:00 AM CST Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
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Persevering ink - Free Press has been on the beat for a century and a half, and counting

Keeyask completion fails to generate excitement - Tories ignore project started by NDP; chief says partnership ‘shafted us’

U of M opens research doors to Ukrainian scholars fleeing war

In ducking debate, Poilievre speaks volumes about his integrity

Papal visit puts reconciliation in global spotlight

Putting down roots - At Rainbow Community Garden, newcomers to Canada grow food and forge relationships

Spiring key part of Bombers’ success - Past chair of club’s board of directors a trailblazer for women in sports

Failure to consult endangers education plan

Sagkeeng woman a ‘thriver,’ not a survivor - First court date of residential school priest accused of abuse brings out community

‘I can’t bring him home’: bureaucratic delay leaves body of man who died on U.S. flight in Winnipeg for month - Bureaucratic delay leaves body of man who died on U.S. flight in Winnipeg for month

No trial date, no comment: family accused of staged hate crime left Canada in 2020

Ghosting voters cardinal sin for politicians

Home-field advantage - An all-local lineup at Ballpark Brewfest will have fans trading RBIs for IPAs

Beach chairs, popcorn buckets and great cinema - Gimli’s film festival returns with slate of classic and cutting edge cinema

Grace under pressure - From refugee camp to the ring, nothing can keep local boxer down

MPs' panic buttons a symptom of a larger ill

Health minister sofa tour plan soft on details

New training for Manitoba health aides ‘lip service’

Manitoba seeks K-12 curriculum evaluation consultant

Cereals Canada celebrates milestone - 50 years of developing the grain-based recipes that feed the world

City needs solution to police budget numbers puzzle

Ellingson proves doubters wrong - Bombers off-season signing leading CFL in receptions, yards

Taking a health concern to the soccer pitch - ‘The ability to see people from all parts of Africa is one of my greatest joys,’ says MACN founder Gode Katembo

Security bill strikes reasonable balance

Sprouting like weeds - Competition rises as number of licensed cannabis shops in province grows

New right-wing provincial party to focus on grassroots concerns: Keystone leader

Off to the races - First-timers with something to prove run for city council

Winnipeg mayoral candidates living in a dream world

Governments in ‘a real pickle’ - Solutions to deal with inflation from both sides of the political spectrum

Changing lanes - Artist hopes to transform Winnipeg’s back lanes, one mural at a time

Sound and vision - Winnipeg engineer’s vinyl protection sleeves sought by record collectors the world over

Support for police union is pure political calculus

Premier denies criticism of police chief akin to meddling

Parents relieved to learn COVID shots on the way for young children - Health Canada approves Moderna vaccine for kids between ages of six months and five years

After weeks of ‘zero answers’ Piney highway rest stop to reopen

Squeezed by escalating prices, more people turn to city food banks

Close Company closes - Adam Donnelly, former owner of Segovia, plans to re-open tiny spot as Petit Socco next month

Spiky comedy by way of Japan - Fringe fest shows Are You Lovin’ It? and Pretty Beast bring satire and social commentary

Battle of the best - Undefeated Bombers, Stamps set to clash

Tory government betting on wrong numbers

Vacant plinth creates public art opportunity

Steinbach teacher accused of sexually assaulting students - RCMP release job history, expect other complainants to come forward

Trail of shocking, bloody violence ends in mall parking lot days after carjacking horror - Trail of shocking, bloody violence ends in mall parking lot

‘Victimization of children spanned the globe’: Crown seeks 22 years for internet luring, child porn

Got milk(ed)? - Dairy, other food suppliers warn of higher prices as ingredient costs skyrocket

Big brush strokes - New Van Gogh exhibition uses animation to immerse viewers

Jets stuck in holding pattern - Free agency produces a whole lot of nothing so far

Full percentage point hike surprising, but necessary

Teen nearly dies after gruesome stabbing at bush party on city’s edge - Vicious attack early Saturday morning followed argument with uninvited group

Everyone wins at summer camp for Ukrainian newcomers

No place for politics behind wheel of crime of opportunity

Play on - Your guide to getting the best out of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

‘Dirty’ low hit ‘embarrassing’ for CFL, Collaros says - Bombers react to serious injury, suspension: ‘Everybody knows that hit is not allowed’

Rogers’ digital disaster provides a call for action

Police union slams top cop’s take on violent crime wave - ‘It continues to spiral out of control,’ says WPA leader after more random, bloody weekend mayhem

RV owner has terrible gas pain after theft drains $500 in fuel, damages tank

Health minister accused of brain freeze for promoting Slurpees

Late to the party - Travel woes keep premier from timely arrival at B.C. summit

A star for a superstar - Olympic legend Klassen returns to Peg for hometown hootenanny

Natural beauty - Kildonan Park’s lush landscape and ample recreation options provide respite whatever the season

Time for Manitobans to hear the whole story behind WPS HQ

Reassurance from police chief - Smyth calls spate of violence alarming, but cautions against overreaction

Rogers outage affects 911 calls, debit transactions and sends droves to coffee shops - Rogers outage affects 911, debit transactions

Shaky foundations - Leaked documents reveal police HQ project wasn't financially sound when construction began

Manitoba’s lieutenant governor left out in the cold - Trudeau’s refusal to find a replacement for Janice Filmon a disgrace

Jamming up illegal drug traffic is her job - WPS Sgt. discusses retooling of drug enforcement unit 

Motorin’ past the gas station - E-bikes, scooters take the pain out of high gas prices

Shaping the future - Replacing Queen Victoria statue a chance to change perspective

Transit plan must address riders’ immediate concerns

Eight years later, key “non-existent” police HQ meeting minutes magically appear - Free Press obtains copies of revealing oversight committee records long after city staff threw auditors off troubling trail

Health-care transfers at heart of premiers meeting: Stefanson

Playing it safe - MPs take precautions as agitated minority grows angrier

Worked up - Looking for staff a full-time job for employers in hospitality sector

Man ‘without supervision’ when child attacked in park: witness

Meeting place marred - City must take care not to overreact after spate of violence at The Forks

Well-done and rare - Rae and Jerry’s emerges from pandemic challenges in time to celebrate its 65th birthday

Hip, knee backlog pressure settles in on wait times

St. B CEO’s payout raises questions, eyebrows

‘System is under extreme stress’: WFPS sick days, OT this year top entire 2021

Manitoba’s doctors watchdog headed to image rehab - Caught between disciplinary and support roles, regulator’s new identity will focus on commitment to quality of care

Hospital CEO paid $615K in year she quit

MPI, repair shops buried under avalanche of repair claims - Weather, potholes, parts delays and hard-to-find rentals conspiring to keep some waiting as long as five months to get back on the road

Century-old tunnel repair milestone for legislative building future

Glenboro grieves after retired couple killed in highway crash

Big skies, full hearts, can’t lose - Folk festival mainstage ready to welcome locals, legends alike

In this case, speed could save lives

Passport-processing turbulence grounds family’s Euro trip - Six months proves insufficient to renew son’s expired document

Attack on Ukrainian refugee puts The Forks safety in spotlight

There’s room for workers - Manitoba hoteliers launch campaign to seek staff

Tight-fisted Tories stand pat as Winnipeg ER, urgent-care wait times soar - Hospital consolidation, inadequate funding drive staffing crisis

Change of key - Music will sound as sweet, but folk fest fans should be ready for changes

Hawerchuk legend looms large - Son of late Jets star enthusiastic about club’s future as statue unveiling draws near

Time to dispense with mandatory sick notes

Ukrainian refugees plan to flee city after life-threatening attack at The Forks - National historic site ground zero for week of bloody violence; ‘it just makes you question if you should be going downtown,’ says traumatized witness to stabbing horror

Homicide investigation rattles St. Norbert neighbourhood

Winnipeg rainy day fund dips low under pressure

ER wait times continue to rise, patients continue to give up

Bowness jumps into deep end - Make no Bones about it, new Jets coach might have to work miracles

Building character - Corydon cannabis shop offers feminine approach to industry

Pieces of the past - Interlake artists’ Slo-Toons are whimsical little works on wood

Transparency required in physicians’ oversight

HSC forced to redeploy nurses with less training to ER

Off the hook - Sex convictions quashed: judge finds man entrapped by police

Council gears up for road safety strategic action plan decision

‘The world needs more people like her’ - Retired Winnipegger opens home, donates necessities to those in need

Canada Day for all, from all perspectives

Louis Riel deserves to be front and centre at legislature

Come on and get some - Musicians and organizers fired up for return of Dauphin’s Countryfest

Filmon forging his own path - NHL prospect Filmon comes from long line of hoopsters

Naawi-Oodena an example of reconciliation in action

Paramedics asked to take on HSC emergency room duties

Drivers paying the price - Catalytic converter thefts hitting motorists hard

Tapped out - Soaring fuel prices, pandemic make market untenable for TappCar

Business community gathers at climate concern rally point

Life-saving sounds of summer - Winnipeg health centre provides naloxone training for festival attendees

Fast friends - Winnipeg performer part of dynamic duo on Amazing Race Canada

SCOTUS decision shows importance of elections

Email trail intertwines city, real estate company on police HQ project

Deferred care, immediate pain - Patients’ lives on hold as backlogs for medical procedures, diagnoses continue to mount

Let abortion decision radicalize you

Trotz passes on Jets - Free-agent coach has decided to take the next season off

Dreams take flight - Meet the inaugural class of Atik Mason Indigenous Pilot Pathway

Reframing rot as high art - Film finds the beauty in mould, decay, ooze and desiccation

Drum roll please… - Bill McMahon has been keeping the beat in venues and bands for 65 years

Ageless wonder, aging wonderment

Canada’s plastic ban far from the last straw