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Tory MP: Wear recording devices to guard against false harassment allegations

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - A Conservative backbencher is warning his colleagues against "consorting without protection" amid Parliament Hill sexual harassment allegations. Peter Goldring, MP for Edmonton East, says he now carries video recording devices on him due to unspecified past encounters with authority figures.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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First Nation takes federal government to court over transparency law

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The federal government is being taken to court over a law that requires First Nations to make public their financial information. The Onion Lake Cree Nation, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, filed a statement of claim today in the Edmonton offices of the Federal Court.
Nov 26, 2014

First Nation takes federal government to court over transparency law bit.ly/1tjMkMp

Clayoquot Sound activists arrested at B.C. anti-pipeline protest site

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION BURNABY, B.C. - A group of activists who were part of the Clayoquot Sound protests in the early 1990s, which saw thousands blockade logging trucks in a remote area of Vancouver Island, were arrested Wednesday at an anti-pipeline demonstration near Vancouver.
Nov 26, 2014

UPDATE: Clayoquot Sound activists arrested at B.C. anti-pipeline protest site on #BurnabyMountain - j.mp/1zwqf0X

Judge reserves decision on media request for warrants in Calgary mass murder

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION CALGARY - A courtroom was packed Wednesday with friends and family who oppose a media request that evidence be released about the stabbings of five young people in Calgary's worst mass murder. Matthew de Grood, 23, is accused of killing the five at a house party last April.

Tory-hired expert backs claim about Liberal candidate's controversial comments

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - A Conservative cloak-and-dagger caper aimed at capturing a Liberal candidate in a verbal gaffe has taken another twist. The Conservative party has asked an audio forensic expert to analyze a secretly recorded conversation involving Marlo Raynolds, the Liberal candidate in Banff-Airdrie.

City resumes search for CAO

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The search for a new chief administrative officer for Winnipeg has been restarted. Mayor Brian Bowman announced Wednesday that he's restarted the search process that was suspended in May. "We have a commitment to Winnipeggers to get to work immediately on filling this position," Bowman said in a in a statement released Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2014

City resumes search for CAO - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XyEXH via @sharethis #wpgcouncil

Witnesses describe horror at burning seniors' home in Quebec

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. - Witnesses to the seniors' fire that killed 32 people in Quebec last January have described a horror-filled night with residents begging to be saved as flames engulfed them. Conrad Morin was living on the top floor of the Residence du Havre in L'Isle-Verte when the blaze erupted just after midnight last Jan.
Nov 26, 2014

Harrowing MT Witnesses describe horror at burning seniors' home in Quebec: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/witness… via @MarinSteph

Winning designs for 2015 warming huts unveiled

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The warming huts are back. The Forks unveiled six winning designs from famous architects and students alike for this winter's Warming Huts 2015, a main feature on the Red River Mutual Trail. "The international scope of this competition is really quite amazing," said Paul Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of The Forks Renewal Corporation.
Nov 26, 2014

Guys, craziest warming hut design for the river trail isn't the chairs, it's the GIANT FISH! winnipegfreepress.com/local/Winning-… pic.twitter.com/zX7NYiB0V6

Life sentence upheld for conviction in rooming-house fire that killed 5

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The Manitoba Court of Appeal has upheld a life sentence for a Winnipeg woman who killed five people by burning down a rooming house. Lulonda Flett appeared before the high court Wednesday morning, arguing her sentence was harsh and excessive.
Nov 26, 2014

Life sentence upheld for Winnipeg woman who killed 5 in rooming house arson. My STORY: shar.es/1Xy357

NewsAlert: Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault: Toronto police

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION TORONTO - Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault. Toronto police say he also faces another charge, which they called "overcome resistance - choking." Police say Ghomeshi, 47, has surrendered and is scheduled to appear in court early this afternoon.
Nov 26, 2014

NewsAlert: Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault: Toronto police - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XkwaO via @sharethis

White roses mean we never forget

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION In the late afternoon of Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man named Marc Lépine entered a second-floor classroom at Montreal's École Polytechnique, ordered the men to leave and opened fire on the women, killing six and wounding three. Lépine told them he was "fighting feminism."
Nov 26, 2014

RT @hessicajolmes: 25yrs since #MTLmassacre and "violence against women remains a persistent, pervasive problem" @JenZoratti aptly notes winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analys…

Nov 26, 2014

Today's Freep column: reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and the work yet to do. winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analys… #VAW

Bowman sneaking under the radar thanks to NDP

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION With the melodrama unfolding at the Manitoba legislature, you can be forgiven for having lost touch with Brian Bowman, Winnipeg's new mayor. Sworn into office just 14 days ago, Bowman is still very much in the transition stage of his mayoral term.
Nov 26, 2014

Wednesday column: Bowman sneaking under the radar thanks to NDP - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XkcnG #bn #mbpoli

Brent Butt says he thought 'don't ruin' new "Corner Gas" movie

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION REGINA - The cast of the hit TV series "Corner Gas" are revelling in the newest set of shenanigans to befall the residents of Dog River - only this time the laughs and blunders are taking place on the big screen.
Nov 26, 2014

@CdnPress: Brent Butt says he thought 'don't ruin' new "Corner Gas" movie bit.ly/1CfL3iT

B.C. antiques dealer admits smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-area antiques dealer has pleaded guilty in an American court to attempting to import endangered rhinoceros horns into Canada in a smuggling operation that also saw carved elephant tusks and other items illegally transported across the border.
Nov 25, 2014

Antiques dealer admits to smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada. Arrested under the US "Operation Crash" shar.es/1XxZKx

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ByJamesKeller: B.C. antiques dealer admits smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada - j.mp/1zW8FnL

Nov 25, 2014

B.C. antiques dealer admits smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada - j.mp/1zW8FnL

Hutchinson's hand still hot

By Ed Tait
winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION COLUMBUS -- Funny thing about small sample sizes: If the first taste is vile, it gets spat out in a hurry. But if there's something savoury about the first few bites, it usually leads to one forkful after another being jammed down the ol' gullet.
Nov 26, 2014

Hutchinson's hand still hot - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XAKa4 via @sharethis

Not pretty but effective

By Ed Tait
winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION COLUMBUS - It's ugly and greasy at times. And it's hardly a testament to offensive wizardry. But the Winnipeg Jets have not only just embraced winning "ugly," they've thrown their arms around the concept and hugged it with all their might. "Our division is an ugly division.

Stamps, Ticats show how it's done

winnipegfreepress.com — VANCOUVER -- Both men will vigorously deny the storyline, but the winning coach in Sunday's Grey Cup game takes a step toward greatness while a choker's collar will tighten up on the other. Perception is reality and fair is something one takes a pig to in order to win a ribbon.
Nov 26, 2014

Stamps, Ticats show how it's done - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1Xk7WF via @sharethis

Nov 26, 2014

Stamps, Ticats show how it's done - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XAlDp via @sharethis

City man found dead in river near Belize home

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION The family of Winnipeg's James Searles is in shock after the 59-year-old was found dead in a river in Belize hours after arriving to be with his new bride. "The family is mourning and grieving.
Nov 26, 2014

Winnipeg newlywed found dead in river in Belize, hours after arriving to be with new bride. STORY: shar.es/1Xy0Yk

No probe of expenses claimed by Douglas

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION MANITOBA Justice Lori Douglas will not be forced to explain $6,400 in expenses that were the subject of a formal complaint made by her boss. The Canadian Judicial Council confirmed Tuesday it had closed the book on the investigation -- before it began -- based on the fact Douglas is retiring from the bench.
Nov 26, 2014

Retirement of Manitoba Justice Lori Douglas also closes book on judicial complaint made by her boss. My STORY: shar.es/1XyWxl