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A group of Winnipeg supporters are planning a vigil to honour 19-year-old Serena McKay, 100 kilometres away from the community where she was found dead last weekend.

Winnipeg - They fled their farm in Iraq on foot, escaping with just the clothes on their back. Sulaiman Lalo, his wife and four adult children are Yazidis, a religious minority under threat by the so-called Islamic State.
The pair, representing Team Canada at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Lethbridge, Alta, opened the playoffs with an 8-3 win over previously undefeated Scotland, Friday.
Winnipeg city council voted 15-1 in favour of Asper's appointment at a meeting earlier this week. "I am very pleased Mr. Asper accepted the challenging and demanding leadership role of chairing the Winnipeg police Board," Bowman said in a statement.
For the past two years, Ashley Lamothe says her family pets have been targeted by complete strangers - with everything from anonymous complaint letters to what she says are attempts to poison her dogs.

Calgary -- Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., secured his team's playoff spot at the Champions Cup on Friday with a 5-1 win over Winnipeg's Team Carruthers, skipped by Braeden Moskowy, during the final round-robin draw of the Grand Slam of Curling ...
Winnipeg's newcomer community is mourning the loss of a human rights advocate who was among the first to publicly challenge the Eritrean regime that he fled and those enabling the country dubbed the "North Korea of Africa.
A group of refugees living in Winnipeg got a brighter smile thanks to some much-needed dental work Saturday. About 40 refugees were invited by the United Way to the Odyssey Dental Care centre to get cleanings, fillings and extractions, all free of charge.
In a world of photo filters and facebook, many people put pressure on themselves to be perfect and present a flawless image to the world.
Winnipeg - An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with public mischief after two 'unfounded' bomb threats were reported Friday afternoon.
This year's National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed or injured on the job is hitting close to home for some Manitobans following the killing of a Winnipeg Transit bus driver earlier this year. Transit employees wore patches, buttons ...
Winnipeg - Manitoba Public insurance has revoked a Star Trek fan's personalized licence plate after receiving complaints that its message - ASIMIL8 - is offensive to indigenous people.
Winnipeg - surveillance footage from a Winnipeg home shows a car travelling at a high-speed and smashing into a police cruiser Thursday evening.
Winnipeg Member of Parliament Jim Carr and provincial Families Minister Scott Fielding announced the two-year, $19-million investment into housing owned by non-profit organizations outside a Cumberland Avenue multi-tenant building, one which will ...
Winnipeg - Legendary rocker, Burton Cummings, performed at one of Winnipeg's most iconic buildings Friday afternoon.
It's a volunteer opportunity that's hard to lick. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is putting out the call for people in Winnipeg to raise puppies so they can become socialized before being trained as guide dogs. The CNIB, which has been ...

A woman is in hospital after being stabbed at a hotel near Winnipeg's airport. police were called to the Airport Motor Inn at the corner of Ellice Avenue and Berry Street shortly after 10 p.m.
"CNIB is seeking animal lovers in the Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax markets who would like to be puppy raisers, by taking a puppy into their home from the age of eight weeks to about 12-15 months of age, when formal guide-dog training begins," the ...
Winnipeg, Manitoba - My friends know that among the passions in my life, dogs and travel rank pretty high. These same friends also know that the two are often mutually exclusive as they are called in for sled dog-sitting duties when I am out answering ...
With construction on the Audi Winnipeg facility at its new Seasons of Tuxedo site still several months away from completion, the dealership has decided not to wait to make a permanent presence in the neighbourhood.
Several police vehicles surrounded an area of the 400 block of Bowman Avenue. A witness said they saw police pull a number of people from a home and take them into custody.
"It does emphasize the tremendous opportunity the market Lands provide for the City of Winnipeg," he said. "... The sooner we can bulldoze the parkade and the PSB the better because there's tremendous opportunity with the location.
Team Canada is coached by Winnipeg's Jeff Stoughton. NEW toy. A pair of Winnipeggers are now proud owners of a Western hockey League franchise.
Tokyo - Honda Motor Co. reported Friday a 95.9 billion yen ($864 million) profit for January-March, a turnaround from the 93.4 billion yen loss it racked up a year earlier, as the Japanese automaker recovers from costs for a massive air-bag recall ...
Between 2000 and 2016, Winnipeg's inflation rate grew by 36.97%. However, during that same period, police salaries soared 82.59%, well over twice the rate of inflation.
In the wake of the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Winnipeg schools are prepping their staff on how to talk with students about suicide prevention.
The not-for-profit organization, formerly known as the Coalition to Save the Elms, announced Thursday its Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting program, which began as a pilot project in 2015, will again offer tree packages for $55.
Out of the way, food trucks - there's a more fashionable retail sensation about to hit the streets of Winnipeg. It's called NOMAD and it's the first "mobile clothing boutique" in the city.
Social service groups in Winnipeg are working on a new street health survey to connect with people who are homeless, as well as those who couch-surf and are among the city's "hidden homeless.
No charges will be laid against a man who had been accused of depositing a mysterious "sticky white substance" on a 14-year-old girl's back at St. Vital Shopping Centre after that substance was determined not to be a bodily fluid.
Winnipeg police are concerned for the well-being of a man reported missing on Monday. Jason Desmarais, 33, was last seen in Winnipeg's West End area. He is 5-11" and weighs approximately 240 pounds, with long black hair and a goatee. Desmarais was ...
The new chair of the Winnipeg police Board says he has a lot to learn before he expects to have any impact on police policy in the city.
Winnipeg - As relative unknowns, Winnipeg Blue Bombers prospects are hoping to make a name for themselves during this week's mini-camp.
People living in a downtown Winnipeg condo have been forced into a daily exercise routine. Since April 18, the only two elevators in the 12-storey building on Edmonton Street have been out of commission, forcing people to trudge up and down the stairs.
For the second time this week, a Winnipeg highrise was evacuated because of a fire. People in the 16-storey Riverview Towers apartment building at 240 Stradbrook Ave.
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement workers help provide settlement services to newcomer families. In Winnipeg, there are about 40 NISWs in different parts of the city, hosted by different agencies and organizations.
A new RE/MAX report predicts a five per cent increase this year in the average selling price of a Winnipeg home, although one local agent said developments in recent weeks suggest that number may be a bit high.
"I am truly honoured that the Winnipeg National Training Centre will bear my name as this facility is a cornerstone of CN's commitment to the safety of its people, customers and communities," said Mongeau.
Manitoba police have responded to a cheeky Tweet from their Vancouver counterparts about the province's latest snowfall.
A Winnipeg lead-generating company that primarily uses contracted callers who work from home is volunteering its expertise for a novel enterprise - setting up a call centre in a prison.
It's been a week since residents living in a downtown condo complex have been without elevators and there's no word on when they can use the service again.
A local bowling alley is taking a new business approach heading into the summer months, allowing vaping inside the building one night a week.
Kelly's team is coming off a 6-3 season, his third at Widener. He was named the Middle Atlantic Conference coach of the year in 2014, after the Pride went a perfect 10-0 and won two playoff games.
The insurance conglomerate plans to eliminate 1,500 of its 12,000 Canadian employees over the next two years with the cuts proportionately distributed across the country.
YouthUnited@Winnipeg is a two-year pilot project in which 20 students will study in the University of Winnipeg's urban and inner-city studies department while working for community organizations - an opportunity to connect the theories and strategies ...
Winnipeg students got some hands on experience learning about ancient Egypt after mummifying their vice principal Tuesday afternoon.
Better Winnipeg is a weekly feature that focuses on people, places and events that make Winnipeg better. Winnipeg - The section reserved for baby formula at Winnipeg Harvest is difficult to keep stocked. But every December for the past four years ...
A Manitoba nurse has been ordered to pay $10000 for posing as another nurse to gain access to narcotics.
WARNING: Graphic details mentioned in this article Winnipeg - A Winnipeg woman will be sentenced in June for k...