Essential reads for May 4, 2022

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Plant dumps massive volume of partially treated sewage into Red

Torrential rain forced action to avert catastrophic flood at 85-year-old facility, city says

Joyanne Pursaga
7:00 PM CDT Wednesday, May. 4, 2022
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Recent Editions of Above the Fold

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

Residential school survivor on ‘healing journey’ - Manitoba woman speaking out after priest charged with abusing her more than 50 years ago

Murray sets sights on return to mayor’s office - Two decades after early exit, mayoral candidate says he’s more qualified than ever

Murray entry makes good mayoral race better

HSC plans $100-M surgical expansion - Goal is to mimic Mayo Clinic’s innovative way of delivering care

Chaperone conundrum - Training, disclosure, conflict of interest are concerns about physicians

Maurice move might bring big changes - Jets could be closer to Trotz deal, major roster shakeup with ex-coach going to Panthers

Winning assessment - Manitoba playwrights earn national award

Methodical approach builds Jan. 6 committee’s case

Police probe care home abuse allegations - ‘This is heartbreaking’ says daughter of victim

Charge against retired priest prompts more reports to police

Mayoral candidates clash over Canada Day - Changes at The Forks prompt range of true, patriot opinions from leadership hopefuls

The Forks take wrong path with Canada Day cancellation decision

Three teens charged in Red River Ex shooting - Victim recovering; fair-goers concerned about safety

Province, RCMP debate fate of auxiliary program

Power brunch - Calgary-based OEB opens its farm-to-table, all-day breakfast spot steps from Portage and Main

Adapt, invent, thrive - Fringe festival is back after two-year absence

Loaded with potential - Late-blooming Ingram on track to be early-round NHL draft pick

Action needed to curb sexploitation

Canada Day changes out of focus for The Forks: Axworthy

Feeling the heat - Fast-rising temperatures leave marathon planners stuck between a run and hot place

Risks and Rx - Political will is only fix for broken, secretive system

His legacy will live on - Family of cyclist killed during fundraiser donates organs, prepares foundation

Long way to go between current poll, future results

Summertime, and the livin’ is busy - Jets have lots to do besides trying to lure Trotz

Gritty and glamorous - Morden photographer’s decades-old negatives developed and displayed at Manitoba Museum

Parties feel summer heat in different ways

Out-of-sight oversight - Critics argue approach to investigating Manitoba doctors harmful to patients

Priest charged with sex assault from incident at residential school decades ago

Three charged with trafficking catalytic converters after police raid scrapyard

New poll pushes Stefanson further behind eight ball

See no science, hear no science… - U of M conference looks at Indigenous perspectives in science

Manitoba’s last hanging - Henry Malanik was Manitoba's last hanging, 70 years ago today

Catch of the way - The taste of Manitoba walleye by way of the Philippines

Celebrating fitness one step at a time - Manitoba Marathon’s five-km super-run another chapter in journey to healthier living

Freeland’s restraint the right choice

Furtive, COVID rule-breaking ‘shed’ church reveals tax-benefit aspirations - One of at least two southern Manitoba pandemic-born congregations still conducting clandestine farm services plans to elect board of elders, prepare financial statements

Man shot by police in highway chase has record of auto-theft offences

No signs of cooling in city’s hot housing market - Second-best May on record in Winnipeg as most of the country saw declines of nearly 22 per cent

Pre-school pen pals share, care in the name of reconciliation

‘Be grateful for what you have’ - Marathoner diagnosed with ALS shines light on devastating disease

Projecting ghost signs in new light - Illuminated installation gives new life to fading, overlapping ads at 281 McDermot

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

Transit shelter issue demands layered solution

RCMP officer shoots man accused of aiming truck at him - Mayhem on Trans-Canada near Portage follows reported theft of ATVs

Police search team finds human remains at Brady landfill - Investigation into slaying of Rebecca Contois awaiting autopsy results

Fiscal windfall could be political downfall - Tories seek to hide financial success of NDP-built Keeyask generating station

Art supply store paints picture of parking lot overkill

Canine comfort - Emotional support dogs offer paw for students to lean on

They’ve got the beat - Women’s traditional drum group a welcoming force of healing

On the road again - Manitoba Marathon returns to traditional June date

Branding exercise was destined for mixed reviews

Acting Manitoba grand chief faces misconduct allegations

Planes, trains and proof-of-vax repeal - Ottawa lifts pandemic requirement for domestic travellers

Council support swells for end to city staff face mask mandate

Banana Republic closing Polo Park store - Closure comes as parent company, malls adjust to drop in foot traffic

Cutting fuel taxes no inflation silver bullet

Holding his breath - Man approved for double lung transplant waiting for call

Collaros cleared after knock to noggin - Bombers QB pulled from Friday’s victory after taking a forearm to the head

New ambulance agreement urgently needed

Gunshots, stabbings punctuate deadly weekend in city - Police investigate 24th homicide of year at West Broadway apartment; drug-related gang violence escalating, social worker laments

Winnipeg cyclist fundraising for granddaughter dies in U.S. collision

Educational drone survey of canopy targets sick trees

The snow will go on, the Obs won’t - Meteorologist behind Rob’s Obs is moving weather station to Ontario

A D-man with some dazzle - Dominion City’s Denton Mateychuk looks like a first-round pick in NHL draft

Bold thinking created affordable housing

World changes, Winnipeg traffic woes remain same

Nurses unimpressed by health announcements

Design engineer repeatedly told city officials police behind HQ’s rising costs, delays - Correspondence reveals lawsuit defendant accused of fraud threatened to quit over mistreatment, claimed pressure to censor report to protect WPS

From rotting 'trash' to rich treasure - Compost Winnipeg fills a gap in city services

A searing pain - Search for remains in Brady landfill brings back haunting memories

Small town, for how long? - Niverville, Manitoba’s fastest-growing community, appears to have it all

Long odds, short grass - Behind the scenes with Aaron Cockerill as he tees up with the world's best golfers

It’s only rock ’n’ roll (but you’ll like it) - Rolling Stones Unzipped exhibition should provide fans with a degree of Satisfaction

Reelin’ in the cheers - Winnipegger turns creative bait-paint side hustle into successful full-time haul

No excuse for premier skipping Pride parade

Transparency needed from justice officials

Woman accused in baby’s death not mentally stable, mother says

Sombre pandemic milestone - Remembering Manitobans lost as province surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

Osborne Village pulls plug on Canada Day party

Deep dive into pedestrian fatality data urged

New civic slogan can’t capture city’s complications - Love me, love my love-hate relationship with Winnipeg

No Small feat - Groundbreaking female goaltender named to Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

Jan. 6 hearings unlikely to change many minds

Woman charged with killing infant daughter struggled with addiction

Five years for killing ‘kind-hearted’ senior - 23-year-old sentenced in hit-and-run death at city business

Shaky Crown performance in police trial shakes trust in justice system

Financial stress taking toll on our mental health - With the price of everything going up, shoppers forced to make difficult choices

OMG! It’s beginning to look a lot like… - ‘Flurries’ in the forecast for annual poplar, cottonwood seed storm

Paws for reflection - Kidsfest a belated chance for Fred Penner to celebrate The Cat Came Back

Controversial tour divides golf, distracts from Canadian Open - Saudi-backed league drags down usually-civilized sport

Privacy concerns must be addressed

Woman who died skydiving remembered as ‘free spirit’ - Woman who died skydiving remembered as good person, friend

Unsafe, unsanitary and unwelcome in Transcona - Councillor wants Kildonan Place area bus shelters dismantled

Indigenous politicians seek inquiry into suspended grand chief

Breaking baking news - Gimli’s Butter Tart Lady bringing her popular pastries to Winnipeg location

Angling for attention - English professor’s new memoir an exploration of time, family and fishing

Opportunity knocks for Cockerill - Stony Mountain golfer on big stage at Canadian Open

Police-HQ fiasco demands inquiry

Winnipeg police overtime through the roof - Chief points to homicides, truckers convoy and sick leave

Capital projects, critical issues, clear indifference - Audits into construction job concerns repeatedly produced recommendations that were sometimes not implemented

‘It’s the right thing to do’: Doctors Manitoba joins Pride march

Beyond words - Immersive Ojibwa language camp all about sustaining culture, fostering understanding

Fortifying the fight - Ukrainian expats, foreigners step up efforts to equip country’s military

No margin of error - Ontarian creating replica 'Gimli Glider' cockpit for landing's 40th anniversary

Yes, that is a whisky barrel on my finger - Marc Liss makes handmade rings and knives from barrels, blades and antlers

COVID victims deserve to be more than statistics

In Ontario, the voters went ‘bleh’

Document shows police not innocent in HQ cost overruns - City administration altered language in external audit on project

Staycation promotion sent money outside Manitoba - Untendered contract helped Vancouver, Colorado firms

Students report inappropriate behaviour by The King’s School teacher

Bell MTS on hook for monthly reports to regulator - Widespread landline outages, poor service at root of problem

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid 'discomfort' - Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid 'discomfort'

Simple pleasures - Maud Lewis’s folk art conveys sense of joy that keeps collectors holding on

Look east premier, for path to election success

Time to take military reform seriously

A question of trust - Manitoba advised to bring back independent prosecutors in wake of officer’s acquittal

Fed-up home-care worker calls it a career - Lousy job conditions, lack of respect fuel decision to quit

Historic but no heritage status: Palace Theatre to be demolished

Stefanson’s push to reduce Hydro oversight likely fuelled by silence

Sip and spin - People-powered Pedal Pub party bike franchise takes happy hour on the road

Immersed in mirth - Shakespeare company weathering Tempest-style storms, pandemic protocols

Fête accompli: Francophone fest throwing summer bash

Seeking balance on short-term rental regulation

Private Christian school probes teacher’s conduct - Former student says she complained about unwanted touching

Grand Beach safety too costly for province, cottage owner learns

Protect the PUB rallying cry seeks to add voices

Expect a reasonable approach to keep Manitoba’s minimum wage out of cellar

Empowering entrepreneurs - Pow Wow Pitch gives Indigenous startups chance to connect with broader business community

No pie like the present - Parcel Pizza delivers familiar favourite wrapped up with a saucy twist

Manitobans hoist Centennial Cup - Hooker, Wallace earn national junior A title with Brooks Bandits

Parole decision restores balance to sentencing