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Bacon the pig's brief breakout bid cooked by Quebec police dragnet

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - Bacon the pig is no longer a ham on the lam. He was snared Thursday morning by animal protection officials after keeping them and Quebec provincial police on the hunt for several days.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nelsonwyatt: Bacon the pig's brief breakout bid cooked by Quebec police dragnet - via @winnipegnews shar.es/10sKQ4

Oct 30, 2014

Annals of Canadian crime: " Bacon the pig is no longer a ham on the lam," by @NelsonWyatt shar.es/10sDlP via @perreaux

Oct 30, 2014

RT @perreaux: "Bacon the pig is no longer a ham on the lam." @nelsonwyatt ending his 30 years at CP with a flourish. Congrats, NW. winnipegfreepress.com/canada/bacon-t…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @perreaux: "Bacon the pig is no longer a ham on the lam." @nelsonwyatt ending his 30 years at CP with a flourish. Congrats, NW. winnipegfreepress.com/canada/bacon-t…

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Key of Bart: Fifty Ways To Punt Your Premier

winnipegfreepress.com — A premier under fire. Cabinate ministers in revolt. A stalemate. Surely there must be fifty ways to punt your premier? Bartley Kives asks that question in our latest Key of Bart. With apologies to Paul Simon. Performed by Kris Ulrich.
Oct 30, 2014

Wnpg Freep's versatile @bkives highlights pressure on Selinger to resign by singing "50 Ways to Punt Your Premier" winnipegfreepress.com/multimedia/vid…

Oct 30, 2014

@bkives You're a gem. Fifty Ways To Punt Your Premier - via @winnipegnews shar.es/10tg7i

Senate still out $45K for questionable travel and living expense claims

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The Senate is still trying to recoup tens of thousands of dollars in questionable travel and living expenses. Newly released government spending documents show the Senate is still owed $45,940.

Prince Charles donates to fund helping families of slain soldiers

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - Prince Charles has made what is being described as a substantial donation to the families of the two Canadian soldiers killed recently in separate attacks. Clarence House confirmed a donation was made to the True Patriot Love Foundation, which is managing the flood of money coming in through the Stand on Guard Fund.

Man receives 40-month sentence for involvement in drug-dealing network

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Family and friends of a young Winnipeg man cried out in court Thursday after he was sentenced to prison for his role in a drug-dealing network. Ryan Cruz, 23, was given a 40-month sentence after his plea for a conditional penalty to be served in the community was rejected.
Oct 30, 2014

No record? No mercy. Judge gives young man 40-months prison for drug dealing as family weeps in court. My STORY: winnipegfreepress.com/local/Man-give…

Perjury trial hears of alleged meeting between Mounties in Dziekanski case

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION VANCOUVER - A former RCMP officer's perjury trial heard allegations Thursday that the four Mounties involved in Robert Dziekanski's death gathered for a private meeting in the weeks before testifying at a public inquiry.
Oct 30, 2014

My story today: Perjury trial hears of alleged meeting between Mounties in Dziekanski case - j.mp/105qGU4

Fires on Manitoba reserves 'high risk' but only $4M given out: internal document

winnipegfreepress.com — WINNIPEG - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that amount has been approved.

Mulcair slams Sun editorial cartoon of Olivia Chow as racist, sexist

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau isn't the only federal political leader with a bone to pick with Sun media. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is upset over an editorial cartoon that ran in the Toronto Sun newspaper just prior to Monday's municipal election, featuring mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PMLaurier: It is racist. RT @LooniePolitics Mulcair slams 'racist,' sexist Sun editorial cartoon of Olivia Chow - shar.es/10sT8q #cdnpoli

U of W students approve U-Pass; U of M holding similar vote

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Students at the University of Winnipeg have overwhelmingly approved a fee increase to participate in a transit pass system. Rorie McLeod-Arnould, president of the student association, said the initiative received strong support from the students who voted.
Oct 30, 2014

U of W students approve U-Pass; U of M holding similar vote - via @winnipegnews shar.es/10sOra via @sharethis #winnipeg

Justin Bourque faces precedent-setting sentence for RCMP shootings in Moncton

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque's killing of three Mounties has been described in court as one of the worst crimes in Canadian history, prompting recommendations from Crown and defence lawyers for the harshest sentence in more than 50 years.
Oct 30, 2014

Justin Bourque faces precedent-setting sentence for RCMP shootings in Moncton: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/justin-… via @NovaMac

Coroner says woman who died in Montreal subway had scarf caught in escalator

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - A woman who was strangled by her own clothing on a Montreal subway escalator died after her scarf became caught in the mechanism. Naima Rharouity's death by asphyxiation last January has been declared an accident by coroner Paul Dionne.
Oct 30, 2014

Coroner's final report says woman who died in #Montreal subway had scarf caught in escalator: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/coroner…

Siteseeing - Winnipeg Free Press

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION Ryan Hemsworth's Free Digital Box Set bit.ly/ryan_hemsworth LEADING up to the release of Alone for the First Time on the Last Gang label on Nov. 4, Juno-winning electronic artist Ryan Hemsworth is releasing a free "career-spanning digital box" via BitTorrent, packed with seven albums, nine singles plus exclusive photos and even a handwritten note.

NDP members use procedural stall tactics to stage committee protest

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - Several House of Commons committees have not sat since June, and others only a handful of times, because of a procedural roadblock thrown up by the NDP. The aboriginal affairs, ethics and access to information, government operations, industry, citizenship and natural resources committees have not met in months.

Playing with fire: Manitoba reserves lag in firefighting capabilities

winnipegfreepress.com — WINNIPEG - Baby Errabella Harper was fast asleep in a three-bedroom house with no running water on St. Theresa Point First Nation when fire broke out. While the blaze ripped through the house, the community's fire truck sat, broken, in a garage, and with no fire hoses.
Oct 30, 2014

Playing with fire: people on Manitoba reserves more likely to die in house fires. Great piece by @chintapuxley: ow.ly/DzCzg

United Nations official praises Canada's stand on human rights in Iran

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran says Canada's tough stand on the issue gives strength to those inside the country. Ahmed Shaheed offered that assessment as Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird welcomed him to his Centre Block office on Parliament Hill on Thursday morning.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mblanchfield: United Nations official praises Canada's stand on human rights in Iran - via @WinnipegNews shar.es/10s1Ju #cdnpoli

Decision has potential to backfire

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION BRIAN Bowman risks derailing his ambitious agenda to remake city hall if he allows councillors to pick his cabinet. Political scientist Aaron Moore said Winnipeg city council has the strongest mayor in the country, outside municipalities with a political party system, but he said Bowman's move to allow council to elect the chairpersons of the key standing committees could undermine the strength of the office.
Oct 30, 2014

Bowman's decision to share power has potential to backfire - via @winnipegnews shar.es/10qABx via @sharethis #wpg14 #winnipeg

New mayor to share power

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION Brian Bowman says he will allow members of council to decide who will chair standing committees, even if he's not sure yet how that will happen. Bowman pointed to council elections for committee chairs and members of executive policy committee (EPC) as one of his campaign commitments.
Oct 30, 2014

New mayor to share power - via @winnipegnews shar.es/10qAz0 via @sharethis #wpg14 #winnipeg

Lindor Reynolds bursary to cover tuition for kids in CFS care

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The Winnipeg Free Press is working with the University of Winnipeg Foundation to fund a bursary in honor of late columnist Lindor Reynolds and her passion to protect the rights of children in the care of the child welfare system.

Jets may have Bogo back

By Ed Tait
winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION NEW YORK -- It's long been a theory that coaches shouldn't mess with a winning lineup, but the Winnipeg Jets could soon be welcoming back more than Evander Kane during their four-game road trip. Defenceman Zach Bogosian, who missed Tuesday's win over the Islanders with an upper-body injury, was back on the ice Wednesday.