‘So Many Other Tinas Out There:’ Caregiver Calls for Changes to Curb Runaways

‘So Many Other Tinas Out There:’ Caregiver Calls for Changes to Curb Runaways

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Thelma Favel
Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt and the woman who raised her, weeps as she enters the law courts in Winnipeg the day the jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the second degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, Thursday, February 22, 2018. The woman who raised Tina Fontaine wants changes to Manitoba’s child welfare system to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The woman who raised a teen girl found dead in a river after she kept returning to the streets wants changes to Manitoba child welfare to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger.

Kids who run away constantly while in government care have become a recurring problem due to finite provincial resources and strict limitations under federal law.

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Bashir Makhtal, Canadian Man Imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 Years, Back in Canada

Bashir Makhtal, Canadian Man Imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 Years, Back in Canada

By The Canadian Press

Bashir Makhtal
Bashir Makhtal (FILE)

TORONTO – Amnesty International says a Canadian man who was held in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years has arrived in Toronto after being released earlier in the week.

Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism-related charges in 2009 following a trial that was denounced by Amnesty International as “unfair” and “a political exercise.”

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RCMP Investigating Homicide in Thompson

RCMP Investigating Homicide in Thompson

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP in Thompson are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man on Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the Burntwood Hotel just before 1 a.m. for a report of an injured man in the parking lot. The victim was found with serious injuries and later died in hospital.

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Two Police Officers Sent to Hospital When Cruiser Strikes Building

Two Police Officers Sent to Hospital When Cruiser Strikes Building

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo Winnipeg police officers were taken to hospital in stable condition on Saturday after their cruiser struck a building.

Police say the patrol unit was travelling southbound on Main Street responding to a high-priority call at around 1:05 p.m. when it was involved in a collision with a vehicle in the area of Polson Avenue. The cruiser then hit a nearby building.

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Strike at CP Railway Postponed, Commuter and Freight Service to Continue

Strike at CP Railway Postponed, Commuter and Freight Service to Continue

By The Canadian Press

Canadian Pacific Railway
A Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks along the side of a locomotive in a marshalling yard in Calgary, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job.

Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer a ratification vote on each of the two offers follows advice of federal mediators.

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No Major Incidents as 36,000 Jets Fans Flock Downtown: Police

No Major Incidents as 36,000 Jets Fans Flock Downtown: Police

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
About 15,000 people gather on the streets outside Bell MTS Place for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Minnesota Wild 5-0 on Friday, April 20, 2018. (WINNIPEG JETS)

Winnipeg police say there weren’t any major incidents to report Friday night with about 36,000 fans flocking to downtown for the Jets game.

The Jets clinched the first round playoff series with a 5-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Newspaper

NEEPAWA, Man. — The newspaper industry has a problem, but it’s not what most people think. More than anything else, the newspaper industry in North America has an ownership problem. Long known by those in the industry, the public watched this story explode a little over a week ago. The spark? A series of editorials in the Denver Post blasting their owners, a hedge-fund called Alden Global Capital.

What most readers forget, or don’t know, is that many of the papers they read are owned by hedge funds or investment companies. It could be outright, like the Denver Post, or by extension, like Postmedia, which has borrowed so much to fuel its expansion, it is effectively beholden to its lenders. This ownership structure favours profitability at any cost — they are investors looking to make money through newspaper ownership, not newspaper owners looking to make money.

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Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jack Roslovic - Brandon Tanev
Winnipeg Jets’ Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev’s goal against Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Winnipeg Jets are heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little’s teammates were happy they could deliver something special to the veteran Winnipeg forward.

Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves and the Jets scored four goals in the first period to eliminate the Minnesota Wild with a 5-0 victory in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series Friday.

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Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

River Cat Rescue
Firefighters rescue a cat from an ice floe on the Assiniboine River, Friday, April 20, 2018. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)
River Cat Rescue
The cat was taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for treatment before being reunited with its owner. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)

Winnipeg fire crews sprang into action on Friday to rescue a cat that had become stranded on an ice floe in the Assiniboine River.

The United Firefighters Union of Winnipeg tweeted that the stranded cat was successfully saved and taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for care.

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