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1 woman dead following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three people to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead and a northern Manitoba community in shock. At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of people trapped inside a burning building on Centennial Drive East in Thompson, Man., police said… Read More »

Woman dead following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three people to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead, a family homeless and a northern Manitoba community in shock At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of people trapped inside a burning building on Centennial Drive East in Thompson, Man., police… Read More »

Woman dead, man seriously injured following fire that trapped people inside burning home in Thompson, Man.

By | January 26, 2020

A house fire that forced three residents to flee from a burning building early Friday morning has left a woman dead, a family homeless and a northern Manitoba community in shock. Officials are still confirming the woman’s identity with an autopsy, but her mother has told CBC News that Tyra Keeper’s body was recovered the day after the fire.  Keith Blacksmith, Keeper’s… Read More »

Metis leaders raise concerns about national council, call for reform

By | January 26, 2020

The regional Metis presidents of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for reform of the Metis National Council, raising serious concerns about “dysfunction” and about a lack of transparency on the national body’s finances and administration. Metis National Council vice-president David Chartrand rejects the allegations, saying the “real issue” involves concerns about the way the Ontario Metis government… Read More »

‘Not going to give up, ever’: 11 years after disappearance, Claudette Osborne-Tyo’s family looking for answers

By | January 26, 2020

Claudette Osborne-Tyo made her last known phone call 11 years ago at a payphone on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North End. For the past nine years, her family has gathered at the corner of Selkirk and King Street to honour the missing 21-year-old and mark the last time she was heard from. A round of drumming, prayers and… Read More »

Province and Doctors Manitoba reach agreement over physician billing disputes

By | January 26, 2020

The provincial government and an organization representing Manitoba’s doctors have brokered a deal that should put to bed a simmering argument over proposed changes to the dispute-resolution process for physician billing. Health Minister Cameron Friesen dropped the news in a press release Saturday morning, saying the provincial government will bring changes to the Regional Health Authorities Act that will ensure proper… Read More »

‘Truly their space’: Bell Hotel offers contrasting view of beverage room woes facing Winnipeg police

By | January 26, 2020

It’s been about a decade since the Bell Hotel on Main Street underwent a dramatic transformation.  Back in 2007 when it closed, it was a derelict, century-old beverage room and hotel with shared bathrooms and a reputation for crime and violence. It reopened in 2011 and continues to be a warm, airy low-income housing complex with on-site mental health and… Read More »

‘Help your country’: Winnipeg non-profit working to raise funds for Filipino victims of volcano, earthquake

By | January 25, 2020

A Winnipeg non-profit has teamed up with the supermarket Seafood Place to raise money for people in the Phillipines impacted by the active Taal volcano.  More than 125,000 people have fled from their homes after the volcano erupted more on Jan. 12, covering many communities in Batangas province near Manila, in a blanket of ash. Thousands are now living in emergency shelters in… Read More »