Most talked about Winnipeg Free Press stories

Samples come back clean but boil water advisory still in effect for Winnipeg

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Winnipeg's precautionary boil water advisory remains in effect even though a round of samples collected Tuesday all proved to be clean today. A city-wide precautionary advisory remains in effect until the Province of Manitoba declares Winnipeg's water is safe to drink.
Jan 28, 2015

UPDATED New tests clean, but boil-water advisory still in effect for Winnipeg via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bM5io #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Jan 28, 2015

Updated: New tests clean, yet boil-water advisory still in effect for Winnipeg, least until Thursday shar.es/1bM275

Jan 28, 2015

Expected to be lifted tmrw MT @WinnipegNews: Samples come back clean but boil water advisory still in effect wfp.to/aai

Feds spend $700,000 in court fighting veterans class-action lawsuit

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The Harper government has spent almost $700,000 fighting a class-action lawsuit by disgruntled, wounded Afghan veterans. The figures are contained in a response to a written question posed by the opposition Liberals and tabled recently in Parliament.

Winnipeg officials await further water tests after positive samples of E. coli

winnipegfreepress.com — WINNIPEG - Some 700,000 Winnipeggers remained under a citywide boil-water advisory Wednesday, but many residents appeared unfazed by test results that showed low levels of E. coli and coliform. Most coffee shops and restaurants were open, although some menu items were not available.

Council approves CentreVenture's $3.75 million settlement with Stuart Olson

winnipegfreepress.com — The first lesson politicians are supposed to learn is to dance with the one who brought you. Brian Bowman doesn't want to boogie with anybody. Winnipeg's new mayor spent much of Monday throwing rocks at a popular corporation headed up by a popular man who just so happened to be his biggest backer in 2014.
Jan 28, 2015

UPDATED Council approves Convention Centre's $3.75 million settlement with Stuart Olson - shar.es/1bPQkQ #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Jan 28, 2015

Council approves CentreVenture's $3.75 million settlement with Stuart Olson @winnipegnews shar.es/1bPGrI #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Jan 28, 2015

RT @WinnipegNews: Council approves CentreVenture's $3.75 million settlement with Stuart Olson wfp.to/aaS

East Kildonan, West Kildonan experiencing power outages

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Power outages have been reported in West Kildonan and East Kildonan. A Manitoba Hydro spokesman told the Winnipeg Free Press hydro and fire crews have been attending to a "pole-top fire" on a hydro pole at Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street that occurred about 6:40 p.m.

Collie case dangerous for CFL and player

winnipegfreepress.com — PHOENIX - The first thing that came to mind when news broke of Austin Collie signing with the Montreal Alouettes was his concussion history and the question, "should he still be playing?" The answer to that question is certainly not up to me.
Jan 28, 2015

Collie case dangerous for CFL and player - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bMKB4 via @sharethis

Relative of woman whose remains found on Robert Pickton's farm wants him charged

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION VANCOUVER - The mother of a woman whose DNA was found on Robert Pickton's property says the serial killer should be charged with murder, arguing human remains returned to her represent new evidence. Michele Pineault said an official with the B.C.
Jan 28, 2015

UPDATED: Relative of woman whose remains found on Robert Pickton's farm wants him charged - j.mp/15RBE2c #mmiw #mwci

Council approves free bin replacements

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Winnipeg's city council approved the free replacement of damaged garbage and recycling bins. The plan is expected to cost the city about $127,000 annually. Previously, only bins that were damaged by Emterra were replaced without charge. Coun.
Jan 28, 2015

Council approves free bin replacements - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bM69U via @sharethis #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Two police-board appointments not renewed

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Two original members of Winnipeg's police board have not had their appointments renewed. Mayor Brian Bowman said that vice-chair Paul Edwards, a lawyer, and David Keam, owner of Best Sleep Centre, will not be returning to the police board.
Jan 28, 2015

Two police-board appointments not renewed - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bMGiB via @sharethis #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

City's budgets to be made available to public in early March

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The public will get its first look at the city's 2015 operating and capital budgets in early March. Mayor Brian Bowman told council Wednesday draft copies of the budgets will be circulated to civic departments in early February and the budgets tabled for council's consideration in early March.
Jan 28, 2015

City's budgets to be made available to public in early March - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bMGXB via @sharethis #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Montreal teen allegedly committed robbery to help terrorist group

Jan 28, 2015

RT @sidhartha_b: Teen facing terrorism-related charges in Montreal to return to court in mid-February to set trial date: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/montrea…

Jan 28, 2015

Teen facing terrorism-related charges in Montreal to return to court in mid-February to set trial date: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/montrea…

Urban reserves offer a renaissance

winnipegfreepress.com — The Arboc smoke shop, gas station and nearby VLT lounge is a humble little cluster. Its trailer and pumps and low-slung lounge are easy to miss among the shiny new hotels and car dealerships that have popped up along the TransCanada Highway through Headingley.

Kissing your sister, NDP style

Jan 28, 2015

Kissing your sister, NDP style - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bMgTF

Accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION VANCOUVER - The man accused in the cyberbullying case of British Columbia teen Amanda Todd has denied the allegations against him in a letter released by his lawyer. Aydin Coban was arrested in the Netherlands last year.
Jan 28, 2015

Accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/accused…

TSB concerned about federal government response to Lac-Megantic rail disaster

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's transportation watchdog raised concerns Wednesday about Ottawa's response to its recommendations after the July 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que. The Transport Department hasn't established an effective monitoring program to ensure rail companies are being properly audited to ensure security issues are corrected quickly, the Transportation Safety Board said in a statement.
Jan 28, 2015

TSB concerned about federal government response to Lac-Megantic rail disaster: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/tsb-con…

Committee to interview city CAO candidates as council decides Deepak Joshi's fate

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The future of suspended senior administrator Deepak Joshi will be decided at a special council meeting. There was no mention of Joshi's fate during Wednesday's council meeting and Mayor Brian Bowman later told reporters the issue will be decided at a special meeting of council, ahead of the February council meeting.
Jan 28, 2015

UPDATED Committee to interview city CAO candidates as council decides Deepak Joshi's fate - shar.es/1bM59k #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

Jan 28, 2015

Committee will be interviewing candidates to replace suspended city CAO Deepak Joshi - shar.es/1bPBSD #wpgpoli #wpgcouncil

B.C. dog walker sentenced to six months in jail after six dogs died in her care

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION SURREY, B.C. - A Vancouver-area dog walker who admitted to leaving six dogs inside her hot truck has been sentenced to six months in jail for their deaths. Emma Paulsen has also been handed a lifetime ban on caring for animals.
Jan 28, 2015

B.C. dog walker sentenced to six months in jail after six dogs died in her care - j.mp/1EPVO98

Here there be dragons: Alberta researchers find long-necked dinosaur in China

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION EDMONTON - A new species of dinosaur with a neck half the length of its body has been discovered by University of Alberta paleontologists in China. And the researchers wonder if the ancient Chinese may have viewed a similar skeleton, leading to the enduring myths of dragons.
Jan 28, 2015

Here there be dragons: Alberta researchers find long-necked dinosaur in China - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bPK2G via @sharethis

Boil-water advisory issued for entire city of Winnipeg

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Winnipeg residents are being advised to boil their water after two clusters of positive results involving the presence of E. coli were detected earlier today. The WRHA issued the boil-water advisory around 5:30 p.m. According to the city press release, there has been no source of contamination identified to date.
Jan 28, 2015

To repeat, a precautionary boil-water advisory is just that: A precaution. shar.es/1bVQ2i

Jan 28, 2015

City awaits test results to see whether drinking water is safe - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1bVKQk via @sharethis

Jan 27, 2015

RT @bkives: Updated: Precautionary boil-water advisory issued for Winnipeg; engineers suspect "false positive" tests for bacteria shar.es/1bSqrL

Jan 27, 2015

"There is an abundance of chlorine at these locations. Chlorine and the presence of bacteria do not go together." shar.es/1bSsq9

Jan 27, 2015

Updated: Precautionary boil-water advisory issued for Winnipeg; engineers suspect "false positive" tests for bacteria shar.es/1bSqrL

Show 4 more tweets from André Picard, Bartley Kives and others...