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Manitoba’s Former Justice Minister Seeks NDP Nod to Run in Federal Election

Manitoba’s Former Justice Minister Seeks NDP Nod to Run in Federal Election

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Andrew Swan
Manitoba NDP MLA Andrew Swan (GOV.MB.CA)

WINNIPEG — A former Manitoba justice minister is aiming to leave the provincial legislature for a seat in the House of Commons.

Andrew Swan, who has been sitting on the opposition benches since the Manitoba New Democrats lost the last election, is seeking the federal NDP nomination in Winnipeg-Centre, a riding currently held by Liberal Robert-Falcon Ouellette.

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Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

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The Red River Mutual Trail now extends 6.3 km for skaters to enjoy. (@RRMTRAIL / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Cold weather conditions have once again allowed for the extension of the Red River Mutual Trail.

Officials with The Forks say the trail now reaches Churchill Drive on the Red River, and to Hugo Docks on the Assiniboine River, making it 6.3 kilometres long.

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Crown Hasn’t Proved Manslaughter in Death of Winnipeg Woman: Defence Lawyers

Crown Hasn’t Proved Manslaughter in Death of Winnipeg Woman: Defence Lawyers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Defence lawyers for two men charged in the killing of a Winnipeg woman whose family has suffered repeated tragedies have told a jury the Crown has failed to prove its case.

Closing arguments ended Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur, who are accused in the March 2017 death of Jeanenne Fontaine.

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