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North America’s first autonomous airport snowplow unveiled

On March 15, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (CYWG) introduced “Otto,” the first autonomous airport snowplow in North America.

An hour after pot made legal Winnipeg cops issue a ticket

Winnipeg - Yesterday at around one AM just an hour after use of recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, during a traffic stop, Winnipeg police issued a ticket for consuming marijuana in a vehicle.

Winnipeg sees snow clearing surplus blown away by storm

Winnipeg - Winnipeg, the capital city of the province of Manitoba, was hoping for a year-end surplus in its snow-clearing budget. But it was not to be. Over the Xmas holiday Winnipeg and other parts of Manitoba experienced the second December storm.

Op-Ed: Liberals gain seats in Winnipeg as part of Liberal election wave

Winnipeg - The Liberal red wave rolled through Manitoba but was stopped at the perimeter highway that circles the city of Winnipeg. The rest of Manitoba remains Tory blue except for one far north riding retained by the New Democratic Party(NDP).

Is Winnipeg really the racist city Maclean's says it is?

Winnipeg - The mayor of Winnipeg fought back tears at a press conference on Thursday, the same day Maclean's magazine published "Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worst."

Review: Music Review: Beauty is So Common by Slow Leaves

Beauty is So Common is the first full length release from Winnipeg artist Grant Davidson under his project moniker Slow Leaves.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Juno Awards to be held in Winnipeg March 30th

Winnipeg - The 43rd annual Juno Awards will be taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba this year, honouring Canadian musicians from across the country, in addition to spotlighting many of the local musical acts.

American robs Canadian bank dressed as clown, gets 8 years

A Florida man was sentenced in the city of Winnipeg, Canada on Tuesday for robbing a bank. Rondell McGarrett Johnson pulled off the robbery while wearing a clown suit but will doubtless find nothing funny about his sentence.

Op-Ed: Winnipeg trash removal contractor faces up to $400,000 in fines

Winnipeg - Emterra, the company contracted by the city of Winnipeg to collect residential garbage, is facing fines of $350,000 to $400,000 for poor service during the month of November alone.

Winnipeg window washer survives eight-storey fall

Chris Piper, a Winnipeg window washer, was in critical condition on Wednesday after falling eight floors and smashing through a glass solarium.

NHL: Leafs ground Jets in 4-3 shootout win Special

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs were mostly quiet after 40 minutes but a big third period led by red-hot Phil Kessel ignited a 4-3 shootout victory over the reincarnated Winnipeg Jets.

Nugent-Hopkins drafted 1st overall, NHL draft wraps up round one

The Edmonton Oilers drafted Red Deer Rebels forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Several trades were made throughout the day involving players and draft picks during the opening round in St. Paul, Minnesota.

NHL approves Winnipeg's original 'Jets' name

CBC Sports has confirmed that the NHL has approved Winnipeg's new team to go by its old name. After a great deal of speculation, True North Sports and Entertainment will be allowed to use the "Jets" name for Winnipeg's new team.

NHL approves Thrashers sale, move to Winnipeg

New York - The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season on June 21.

Winnipeg's True North fires GM, sells out season ticket drive

True North Sports & Entertainment, the new owner of the Atlanta Thrashers, has announced it has reached its goal of selling 13,000 season tickets prior to the June 21 meeting of the NHL's board of governors.

Canada Post strike to begin in Winnipeg

The Canada Post strike is posed to begin midnight in Winnipeg lasting for 24 hours and then moving to another city, to be announced later.

Op-Ed: Atlanta Thrashers exit less of a bang more of a whimper

The Atlanta Thrashers are no more. The sale and relocation to Winnipeg which for so long was a foregone conclusion is now a reality.

True North announces Thrashers purchase, team to move to Winnipeg

It's official - True North Sports & Entertainment has announced that it has purchased the Atlanta Thrashers from Atlanta Spirit, LLC.

Report: Atlanta Thrashers move announcement imminent

CBC Sports, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet are all reporting that the Atlanta Thrashers will be officially moving to Winnipeg as early as tomorrow morning.

NHL: Update on Atlanta Thrashers deal with Winnipeg's True North

It appears as though fans in Manitoba will have to wait a bit longer for an announcement on the potential sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports & Entertainment in Winnipeg.

Atlanta Thrashers are being sold to a Manitoba group

Winnipeg - It was reported today in the Toronto Sun that the move by Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg has been "confirmed" and they are only waiting on paperwork to finalize the deal.

NHL: Atlanta Thrashers reach a deal to send the team to Winnipeg

According to Stephen Brunt of The Globe and Mail, a deal has been reached to sell the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports and Entertainment, a group based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

NHL: Thrashers moving from Atlanta to Winnipeg?

Hockey fans in Winnipeg may not have the Phoenix Coyotes, because they are staying in Arizona, but they are hoping that the Atlanta Thrashers will be moving north soon.

Canadian football player fined for wearing pink gloves

Winnipeg - A Winnipeg Blue Bombers player has been fined for wearing pink gloves to support breast cancer awareness during a CFL football game.

One charged after man set ablaze

Winnipeg - Family members of a Winnipeg man who was set on fire Friday evening, believe the attack was random. The man is in hospital in critical condition and a 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

21-year-old charged with manslaughter in her sister's stabbing

Winnipeg - A 21-year-old woman in Winnipeg is charged with manslaughter following the stabbing death of her 18-year-old sister. Police said they got into an argument which escalated.

Lap-dancing Winnipeg teachers officially unemployed

Winnipeg - A pair of Manitoba high school teachers whose enthusiasm at a pep rally morphed into a mock lap dance that became an Internet sensation are now out of jobs.

Man dies after Winnipeg birthday party, homicide charges possible

Winnipeg - Winnipeg police are investigating the possibility of homicide charges after a 44-year-old man died after a fight with a party-crasher at a youth's party. The party was a barbecue to celebrate the birthday of Stephanie Krasnesky, who turned 18 yesterday.

Warning: rude gestures made at police will get their attention

With a bit of bravado, a young man allegedly gave an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser the middle finger as it was passing him on a highway near Kenora, Ontario.
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Metric at 2013 Juno Awards
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S. J. Green stretches for a touchdown on August 19th 2010 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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The home where the toddler lives.
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Hockey fans in Winnipeg cheering for their Jets
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