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Mother of Missing Woman Says Police Said Daughter Was Probably Drinking

Mother of Missing Woman Says Police Said Daughter Was Probably Drinking

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bernice Catcheway
Bernice Catcheway, right, carries a picture of her daughter, Jennifer Catcheway, into a hearing of the national inquiry into missing and murdered women in Winnipeg on Friday Oct. 20, 2017. Jennifer Catcheway disappeared in 2008 and her family says they feel abandoned by police and other authorities as they continue to search for her. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – Feeling abandoned by police, the family of a Manitoba Indigenous woman who disappeared in 2008, has been digging through fields, ditches and garbage dumps for any sign of her.

The effort has put Jennifer Catcheway’s relatives on an emotional roller-coaster and taken a toll on their health, they told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women on Friday.

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Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg VR

Imagine setting foot inside Investors Group Field without having to deal with parking chaos?

Winnipeg is stepping into the virtual reality realm with the launch of a new smartphone app, meant to take users beyond the borders of brick and mortar and into the digital world.

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‘It’s Over for Us:’ Retrial in Candace Derksen’s Death Ends in Acquittal

‘It’s Over for Us:’ Retrial in Candace Derksen’s Death Ends in Acquittal

By The Canadian Press

Wilma - Cliff Derksen
Wilma and Cliff Derksen leave the Winnipeg courthouse Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017 after Mark Edward Grant was found not guilty of killing the Derksen’s daughter, Candace, in 1984. The Derksens say after 33 years of uncertainty and legal hearings, they hope the Crown does not appeal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The killing of a Winnipeg teenager 33 years ago that gripped the Manitoba capital is once again an open legal question.

Mark Edward Grant, a man with a long criminal history originally convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Candace Derksen, was found not guilty Wednesday in a new trial that followed an appeal.

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Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

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WINNIPEG — Nineteen newcomer refugee students from Red River College picked up tools on Wednesday to help Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home for a Winnipeg family.

The students are part of RRC’s Language Training Centre’s Pathway Program to Construction Skills. The students come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan.

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Dressler’s Return Gives Injury-Depleted Blue Bombers a Timely Boost

Dressler’s Return Gives Injury-Depleted Blue Bombers a Timely Boost

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Weston Dressler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Weston Dressler (7) celebrates with fans after the team scored against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg, Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Blue Bombers should get a boost against the Argonauts with the return of veteran receiver Weston Dressler, who is set to return from injury. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The return of Weston Dressler gave the Blue Bombers a much-needed boost Tuesday.

The veteran receiver said he’s ready to play against the Argonauts in Toronto Saturday, news that comes on the heels of Winnipeg losing leading-receiver Darvin Adams and star linebacker Maurice Leggett to injuries last weekend.

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