Bombers Coach O’Shea Says Bighill Ready for Esks, Doesn’t Rule Out Harris

Bombers Coach O’Shea Says Bighill Ready for Esks, Doesn’t Rule Out Harris

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Adam Bighill (50) runs through drills at a pre-season training camp in Winnipeg, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea says he expects linebacker Adam Bighill to play when Winnipeg visits the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday.

Bighill suited up for practice Tuesday, seemingly recovered after leaving Winnipeg’s 31-14 win over visiting Montreal in the third quarter with an upper-body injury. He was one of several Blue Bombers to get hurt in Friday’s game.

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Six Winnipeg Goldeyes Clear Waivers to Free Agency

Six Winnipeg Goldeyes Clear Waivers to Free Agency

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoSix Winnipeg Goldeyes players have cleared waivers with the team, making them free agents.

Right-handed pitcher Edwin Carl, left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson, outfielder Blake Adams, right-handed pitcher Tyler Herron, first baseman Josh McAdams, and catcher Gavin Stupienski are all part of the transactions announced by the baseball club on Tuesday.

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Manitoba Reports First Decrease in Child Welfare Numbers in 15 Years

Manitoba Reports First Decrease in Child Welfare Numbers in 15 Years

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s high number of kids in the child welfare system has dropped for the first time in 15 years, show figures released Tuesday by the provincial government.

Excerpts from the Families Department’s upcoming annual report show 10,328 kids were in care as of March 31, a 3.6 per cent drop from the same time last year.

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Woman Knocked Down, Robbed at Gunpoint in South Osborne

Woman Knocked Down, Robbed at Gunpoint in South Osborne

Winnipeg Police CrestA woman was taken to hospital Monday morning after being knocked down and robbed at gunpoint near Maplewood Avenue and Osborne Street.

Police say the victim was walking northbound on Osborne Street at around 7 a.m. when two males knocked her down. One of them pulled out a gun and they attempted to take her backpack.

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Man Dies After Assault in McPhillips Street Underpass

Man Dies After Assault in McPhillips Street Underpass

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating the city’s latest homicide after finding an injured man in the railway underpass on McPhillips Street Monday afternoon.

Police and emergency crews responded to an area near Logan Avenue at around 4 p.m. and found the man. He was taken to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

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Motkaluk Would Overhaul Winnipeg’s 311 System, Make City Departments Accountable

Motkaluk Would Overhaul Winnipeg’s 311 System, Make City Departments Accountable

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Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk is calling for a makeover of the city’s 311 customer service centre.

In her latest pitch to voters, the business consultant said, if elected, she would modify the 311 system to route citizen’s requests directly to the appropriate department and ensure a live human is on the other end.

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Local News Cut in Half, Not-for-Profit Funding Models Emerging, Reports Say

Local News Cut in Half, Not-for-Profit Funding Models Emerging, Reports Say

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – The number of articles generated by community newspapers in Canada has declined by almost half over the last decade, and many news organizations are trending toward not-for-profit business models to make up for a dramatic decline in advertising revenues, two studies to be released Tuesday reveal.

News coverage of local councils and other democratic institutions was down by more than one-third from 10 years ago, said a report from the Public Policy Forum called “Mind The Gaps — Quantifying The Decline of News Coverage in Canada,” which studied articles appearing in community papers across five regions of the country.

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