Needtobreathe, Colony House at The Burt in May

Needtobreathe, Colony House at The Burt in May

Needtobreathe
Needtobreathe

American Christian rockers Needtobreathe land in Winnipeg to play the Burton Cummings Theatre this spring.

The band will be in Winnipeg May 17 with guests Colony House.

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Ten Federal Conservative Leadership Hopefuls Hold Debate in Winnipeg

Ten Federal Conservative Leadership Hopefuls Hold Debate in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press

Conservative Leadership Forum
Rick Peterson speaks at a Conservative Party of Canada leadership forum in Winnipeg, Thursday, January 19, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Many of those running to become the next leader of the federal Conservative Party have taken part in a debate in Winnipeg, but a few candidates were no-shows.

Organizers said Chris Alexander, Kellie Leitch and Erin O’Toole were absent due to scheduling conflicts, while the team of race newcomer Kevin O’Leary did not reach out to them.

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Manitoba Premier Calls on Saskatchewan Counterpart to Discuss Flooding

Manitoba Premier Calls on Saskatchewan Counterpart to Discuss Flooding

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Rain
Heavy rains cause flooding in Humboldt, Sask. on July 11, 2016. (107.5 BOLT FM/ DISCOVERHUMBOLDT.COM)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has accused the Saskatchewan government of not doing enough to fight flooding along inter-provincial waterways.

Manitoba is already working with state governments in the United States to improve flood forecasting and land-use practices that can help retain water, Pallister said, but Saskatchewan is not engaged.

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Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec.

Spokesman Nelson Kalil said Thursday the office is launching an investigation into the complaints.

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Police Seek Three Suspects in Broadway Convenience Store Shooting, Robbery

Police Seek Three Suspects in Broadway Convenience Store Shooting, Robbery

By Brian Schultz

D's Market
D’s Market at 591 Broadway was robbed early Thursday, January 19, 2017. A suspect also fired a gun inside the store being taking off. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Winnipeg police are looking for three male suspects after a convenience store in the 500 block of Broadway was robbed and shot up on Thursday morning.

The lone clerk of D’s Market was accosted at around 2:15 a.m. and a quantity of money was stolen. One of the suspects fired a gun while fleeing the store.

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Calgary Zoo Unable to Find Cause of ‘Extraordinary and Tragic’ Penguin Deaths

Calgary Zoo Unable to Find Cause of ‘Extraordinary and Tragic’ Penguin Deaths

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

CALGARY – A Calgary Zoo investigation was unable to find out what caused the deaths of seven Humboldt penguins last month.

Director of animal care Jamie Dorgan said Thursday it appears something spooked the penguins in the middle of the night, which caused them to suddenly jump into one of two pools in their holding area.

Seven of the zoo’s 22 Humboldt penguins were unable to get out safely and a necropsy determined that they died from drowning.

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Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

The Winnipeg Blues have established a Hall of Fame, honouring the past and those who have had an impact on the Junior “A” hockey club.

The Blues have a storied history reaching 87 years and the Hall of Fame will be a way to showcase the accomplishments of past players, coaches, and builders.

The first inductee announced Thursday was Grant Ledyard, who played with the Fort Garry Blues, now the Winnipeg Blues, from 1978 to 1980 and then again in 1981-82.

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Blue Bombers O-Line Coach Bob Wylie Off to Cleveland

Blue Bombers O-Line Coach Bob Wylie Off to Cleveland

Bob Wylie
Bob Wylie (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have started their search for a new offensive line coach after Bob Wylie has opted to hold the same position with the Cleveland Browns.

“First of all, I would like to thank him for everything he has done for our football team, both on and off the field,” head coach Mike O’Shea said in statement.

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Goldeyes Sign Pair of Rookies to 2017 Roster

Goldeyes Sign Pair of Rookies to 2017 Roster

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed first baseman Kellen Marruffo and right-handed pitcher Caleb Kellogg to their 2017 playing roster.

Marruffo finished his college career last spring at the University of Utah and helped the Utes win the Pac-12 Conference championship, hitting .314 with three home runs, and 27 RBI in 51 games played. The Tucson, Arizona native added 23 runs, 11 doubles, and a .392 on-base percentage.

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