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Slain soldiers Cirillo and Vincent named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year

winnipegfreepress.com — TORONTO - Two Canadians killed in cold blood on home soil for simply wearing a soldier's uniform have been selected the country's Newsmaker of the Year for 2014. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, whose senseless murders in October shook the country, were the top choice of editors and news directors surveyed by The Canadian Press.
Dec 21, 2014

ICYMI: Slain soldiers named @cdnpress Newsmaker of the Year. Kevin Vickers, Jian Ghomeshi 2nd pic.twitter.com/V7beDCYZB7 j.mp/1wblZAf

Dec 21, 2014

Slain soldiers Cirillo and Vincent named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year: winnipegfreepress.com/business/newsa… via @CdnPress @Perkel

Dec 21, 2014

Les deux soldats canadiens tués sont les personnalités ayant le plus marqué l'actualité au Canada en 2014. j.mp/1wblZAf

Bail denied after charges re-activated in Alberta missing couple case

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION EDMONTON - Police say bail has been denied to Travis Vader after charges of first-degree murder he faced in the deaths of an Edmonton couple were re-activated. RCMP say Vader was brought to court on Saturday to determine whether bail should be granted, but was ordered to be held in custody until his next court appearance on Tuesday.

Oilsands leak that fouled aquifer is close to site where oil bubbled to surface

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION EDMONTON - A Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. oilsands operation that has contaminated a groundwater aquifer is renewing questions about a technology that has already been linked to another serious leak in northern Alberta.

Police continue to seek info on driver; hit-and-run proves fatal

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION The victim of a hit-and-run at the corner of Inkster Boulevard and McGregor Street has died from injuries sustained in the collision. Winnipeg police asked the public for help on Saturday in tracking down the driver of a dark coloured pickup truck.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @ScottBilleck: Police continue to seek info on driver; hit-and-run proves fatal shar.es/13P1Cc via @sharethis

Sound by GARNET - Winnipeg Free Press

winnipegfreepress.com — This Tuesday marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of Thomas Garnet "Gar" Gillies, the man who created the sound of Winnipeg rock in the 1960s, a sound that shook the world by the early 1970s. From the mid-1960s until 1989, Garnet amplifiers and PA systems, made right here in Winnipeg, represented the apex of sound, size and power.

Judge at Magnotta trial says Twitter account in his name isn't his

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - The judge in Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial is raising concerns about what he calls a fake Twitter account bearing his name. Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer convened court this afternoon to discuss the account after reporters covering the trial began following it over the noon hour.
Dec 20, 2014

Updated: Judge at Magnotta trial says Twitter account in his name isn't his shar.es/13TbKD

Birth in a northern nation

winnipegfreepress.com — RANKIN INLET - Samantha Tutanuak's straight, dark hair is growing long - a bit brittle now from Rankin's cold and wintry wind, but she'll get a trim after the baby's born. An old Inuit myth ties haircuts during pregnancy to umbilical cord complications during labour, so it's important to her to wait it out.
Dec 20, 2014

Women in Nunavut are no longer forced to leave their families to have babies. wfp.to/c7n by @thatkatiemay pic.twitter.com/OofW7dlSbp

Dec 20, 2014

A generation of new Nunavut mothers has grown up with consistent midwifery care. Now they're making a choice: wfp.to/c7n

Magnotta jury continues its deliberations for a fifth day

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - Jurors deciding the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta have begun their fifth day of deliberations. The eight women and four men started their work on Tuesday and have emerged just once since then.

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

winnipegfreepress.com — Health Day - ONLINE EDITION THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine injector for someone with a life-threatening allergy.

Coffee-table books offer a holiday feast for the senses

winnipegfreepress.com — It's Our Game Celebrating 100 Years of Hockey Canada By Michael McKinley Viking, 410 pages, $40 IN honour of Hockey Canada's centennial this year, journalist Michael McKinley (Hockey: A People's History) chronicles 100 of this country's greatest hockey moments, not necessarily all on ice.

Judge at Magnotta trial says Twitter account in his name isn't his

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - The judge in Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial says he is "flabbergasted" and "not amused" about what he calls a fake Twitter account bearing his name. Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer convened court on Saturday to discuss the account after reporters covering the trial began following it over the noon hour.

Sources: Canadian defender Doneil Henry headed to West Ham pending work permit

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION TORONTO - It appears Canadian international defender Doneil Henry is getting his wish to play in Europe, only not in Cyprus as originally thought. Three sources confirmed Saturday the 21-year-old from Brampton, Ont., is headed to West Ham United in the English Premier League, pending a work permit hearing Monday.
Dec 20, 2014

Sources confirm transfer fee, terms agreed on for Doneil Henry move to West Ham. Work permit is last obstacle. tinyurl.com/qahu5sz

Sleep in the Greatest Manitoban's log cabin

winnipegfreepress.com — NEAR ST. LAURENT -- It's always seemed a strange coincidence to Mike Futros that the day he started taking the cedar shingles off the old log cabin that once belonged to Duff Roblin, the former premier died. The roof had started to leak, and new shingles were needed to save the building.

Ashton lashes out over criticism

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION NDP leadership hopeful Steve Ashton lashed out Wednesday night at low-grade party grumbling over his strategy of signing up hundreds of members from the city's Indo-Canadian community. "I know so many people in this community," Ashton told a standing-room-only crowd of almost entirely Indo-Canadian New Democrat members.

An oasis of sparkling wines

winnipegfreepress.com — People are often asked about their desert island books, food and so forth. Well, when it comes to my desert island drink, it's not even close -- I'd take sparkling wine. And while I'm not much of a New Year's Eve party animal, Dec.

Key of Bart: God Rest Ye Premier Selinger

winnipegfreepress.com — Bartley Kives offers another holiday favourite with his own version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen starring Premier Selinger and Theresa Oswald. Performed by Kris Ulrich.
Dec 19, 2014

Key of Bart: God Rest Ye Premier Selinger - via @winnipegnews shar.es/13Fkh4 #mbpoli

Dec 19, 2014

This Christmas, give the gift of an obnoxious earworm. "God Rest Ye Premier Selinger, Let Nothing You Dismay..." shar.es/13FGVy

Year in Review: The Canadian Press photos

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jenditchburn: My very talented CP photog colleagues have chosen their fave shots from 2014: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/Year-in…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jenditchburn: My very talented CP photog colleagues have chosen their fave shots from 2014: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/Year-in…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jenditchburn: My very talented CP photog colleagues have chosen their fave shots from 2014: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/Year-in…

Dec 18, 2014

My very talented CP photog colleagues have chosen their fave shots from 2014: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/Year-in…

CentreVenture boss got a lot done

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION In the U.K., the term "quango" is tossed around as a pejorative way to describe quasi-non-governmental organizations -- agencies that fulfil some of the functions of government without actually being a part of it. Downtown development agency CentreVenture can be described variously and accurately as Winnipeg's most powerful, effective and controversial quango.
Dec 20, 2014

Ross McGowan's seven years at downtown agency CentreVenture: the good, the not so good and the yet to be done. shar.es/13BxlN

The measure of the man

winnipegfreepress.com — Who is Greg Selinger? Is he the brilliant policy wonk and selfless public servant who governed through one of the most difficult economic eras in the province's history and who is now defending himself against power-hungry assassins? Or, is he the incompetent political leader and egomaniac who has become a ruthless ogre in a bid to retain control over his party and province?
Dec 20, 2014

Greg Selinger: The measure of the man - via @winnipegnews shar.es/13BGkp #bn #mbpoli