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Goldeyes Acquire Veteran Outfielder Mike Wilson

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have acquired veteran outfielder Mike Wilson from Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League for the 2015 season.

Wilson comes to the Fish in exchange for player to be named later.

Wilson, 31, is a former Major Leaguer with the Seattle Mariners. He appeared in eight games for Seattle in 2011, hitting .148 with three RBI.

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Manitoba Judge and Ex-Minister Vic Toews Fights Salary Seizure Over Late Rent

By Steve Lambert/The Canadian Press

Current judge and former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Current judge and former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

OTTAWA – Manitoba judge and former Conservative cabinet minister Vic Toews‘ wages were to be seized earlier this year in order to fulfil his lease with an Ottawa-area landlord.

Toews lost an appeal at Quebec’s rental tribunal earlier this month to have the payment order against him reversed.

Tribunal documents say that after Toews resigned his cabinet post in July 2013, he did not pay the remaining months of his lease at a Gatineau, Que., property totalling $3,900.Continue Reading

Winnipeg Gallery Tries to Carve Out Space for Large Collection of Inuit Art

By Chinta Puxley/The Canadian Press

Manitoba Inuit Association president Fred Ford speaks to media at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Thursday after the gallery announced it has received a $500,000 donation to it’s Inuit Art Centre project. (METRO WINNIPEG/SHANE GIBSON)
Manitoba Inuit Association president Fred Ford speaks to media at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Thursday after the gallery announced it has received a $500,000 donation to it’s Inuit Art Centre project. (METRO WINNIPEG/SHANE GIBSON)

Winnipeg’s art gallery is trying to carve out space to house what’s believed to be the world’s largest collection of Inuit art – only a fraction of which is ever on display.

The gallery has plans to build a $60-million building for 13,000 pieces that include carvings, prints and drawings.

Art gallery director Stephen Borys says the centre would be unique and would help bring the Arctic to the rest of Canada.

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Arrest Made After Indecent Act on Orange Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg Police say they have arrested a man after they say he committed an indecent act on Orange Street.

Police said they were dispatched to the scene just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday where a 45-year-old woman said she had been followed by a man asking her directions for Polo Park.

When she ignored him, he asked again, and when she turned around, he was committing an indecent act.

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1,500 Pigs Die in Kola Barn Fire

A barn on fire near Kola, Man. on March 24 , 2015. (RCMP)
A barn on fire near Kola, Man. on March 24 , 2015. (RCMP)

Virden and Melita RCMP said 1,500 sows have died after a barn fire near Kola, Man.

Police said emergency responders were called the the scene Tuesday at about 10 p.m. When police arrived, the barn was fully engulfed and the RM of Wallace Fire Department was trying to keep the blaze from spreading.

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New Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor Says Women Need to Share Their Voice

By The Canadian Press

Janice Filmon. (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA/HANDOUT)
Janice Filmon. (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA/HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s new lieutenant-governor says it’s time a woman was appointed to the job.

Janice Filmon is only the second female vice-regal for the province, preceded by Pearl McGonigal, who held the office from 1981-1986.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Filmon, the wife of former premier Gary Filmon, to the post earlier this week.

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Canadian Maple Syrup Producers on Tap for Warmer Days to Get Sap Flowing

By Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press

Pierre Faucher
Pierre Faucher, president of Sucrerie de la Montagne, is seen at his sugar shack Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Rigaud, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

TORONTO – Just like any other crop, maple syrup is at the mercy of Mother Nature, and the frigid winter hasn’t been kind to Canadian sugar bush owners.

Many producers, like Ray Bonenberg of Mapleside Sugar Bush south of Pembroke, Ont., are keeping a close eye on the thermometer and anxiously waiting for a stretch of warmer days to get the sap flowing.

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Manitoba Government Opens Portage Diversion to Deal with Potential Ice Jams

By The Canadian Press

Portage Diversion
Water flows through the Portage Diversion near Portage la Prairie on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba government is going to operate the Portage Diversion to ease some of the pressure on the lower Assiniboine River.

The province says the diversion will be used for a limited time and at low levels, in order to prevent problems related to potential ice jams downstream closer to Winnipeg.

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Red River College Unveils Province’s First Rapid Charger for Electric Vehicles

Red River College unveils its new electric vehicle charger on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (METRO WINNNIPEG/SHANE GIBSON)
Red River College unveils its new electric vehicle charger on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (METRO WINNNIPEG/SHANE GIBSON)

Red River College is hoping to give those with electric vehicles a boost.

The college unveiled a Level 3 car charger Wednesday, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 80 per cent in 15 to 30 minutes.

“With the installation of this new charger, we continue to play a leading role in Manitoba’s green transportation future,” said David Rew, RRC interim president and CEO.

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