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Vivian Proden inside her store to preparing for upcoming sale. owns Junk for Joy just East of  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on Hyw. #1 - Vivian, 84, is retiring after 34 years in the junk business and is having a 50% off sale starting this Friday.

Junk for Joy set to close doors after 35 years

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE — You know her, you love her, but now you’ll have to live without her.

  1. 'Phone’s been ringing off the hook. There’s still a lot of stuff going on between now and 7 o’clock tomorrow night,' Bombers GM Kyle Walters said today.

    Bombers get down and dirty with draft picks

    If a football team takes its personality from the men along the line of scrimmage — as the old adage goes — then the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a whole lot meaner, surlier and, yes, dirtier today.

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    Senior warns confusing signage could be costly

    ABE Berenhaut says he has learned a lesson and wants others to learn from it, too.

  3. Very warm Saturday, but watch for thunderstorms

    Sunny skies Saturday morning could give way to showers and a risk of the thunderstorm by afternoon.

  4. A fan walks past some seats before the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday in Louisville, Ky.

    Race for the ages

    It’s annually among the 10 most-watched sporting events on TV in the United States — and the best attended outside of NASCAR, drawing over 165,000 spectators to Churchill Downs.

  1. Keith Thomas, who is about to retire as risk manager of the Manitoba School Boards Association, was partly responsible for implementing safety measures on buses and playgrounds to keep kids safe.

    The Watchman: No one will ever know how many schoolchildren got home safely because of Keith Thomas

    Raymond Cadieux, Joshua Harder, Kelsey Brewster — children who went off to school, and in a parents’ nightmare too unbearable to imagine, did not come home.

  2. Kaila Tran was killed outside her apartment.

    Jury deliberations could push into the weekend in Kaila Tran murder case

    Jury deliberations are threatening to push into the weekend in a high-profile Winnipeg homicide case.

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  3. John Morris has been appointed director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, a department set up after Mayor Brian Bowman took office.

    New key adviser to Mayor Brian Bowman appointed

    A former public relations official and senior adviser to several federal government departments has been appointed a key adviser to Mayor Brian Bowman.

  4. Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) loses the puck to the defense of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot (63) during the first period of the opening round game of Stanley Cup playoffs at the Honda Center on Thursday.

    Still no word on Perreault for Game 2, says Maurice

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — With still no word if or when injured left-winger Mathieu Perreault might join the series, the Winnipeg Jets went about their business on today’s off-day professing more happiness with their Game 1 than many might expect.

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  5. Manitoba's golden boy atop the Manitoba legislature is flanked by the moon, masked by light clouds in a mid-January photograph.

    Shuffling chairs in face of an iceberg

    If the NDP leadership race were a movie, which one would it be?

  6. Man dead, two injured after Highway 7 collision near Arborg

    A 29-year-old man is dead and two others were injured after a collision early Friday morning south of the Interlake town of Arborg.

  7. Mayor-elect Brian Bowman poses for a selfie with Luke Nolan Thursday morning in the Exchange District.

    Result shocks Bowman

    Brian Bowman's landslide victory in Winnipeg's mayoral race took everyone by surprise, including Bowman.

  8. Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman (above) could benefit from a recent poll that has him leading the race. But the poll results may benefit his key opponent, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, even more.

    Poll could be bad for Bowman

    Given the sorry state of the Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers this fall, people in this city may not know how hard it is to hold on to a lead.

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    A search for the visionary mayor

    Ask political scientists, urban planners and civic political animals to name Canada's most visionary mayor, and you're likely to get a single answer: Calgary's Naheed Nenshi.

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  10. Robert-Falcon Ouellette's journey from childhood poverty to mayoral challenger has resonated with electorate.

    The most interesting man in the game

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir just outside Calgary is arguably the poshest private school in Western Canada. The tuition is $20,000, and it's produced premiers, CEOs and NHL hockey players. Students occasionally drive brand-new Lexuses to campus. Recently, the school opened its Aspen Lodge, "an eco-friendly, sheltered, outdoor classroom nestled in the forest."

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    Warning: Obstacles ahead for new mayor and council

    No matter how Winnipeg votes on Wednesday, city council is about to undergo a major makeover.

  12. Former city councillor Gord Steeves has long been credited with an ability to make friends with people of all political stripes.

    Steeves stakes claim

    Nearly everyone likes Gord Steeves, even the people who hate his politics.

  13. Trustee candidates to discuss special needs issues

    Winnipeg School Division trustee candidates will be talking about issues concerning students with special needs and their families on Thursday.

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Mayoral candidates Brian Bowman (from left), Paula Havixbeck, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Michel Fillion, David Sanders  and Judy Wasylycia-Leis speak at a debate Tuesday at the University of Winnipeg on the future of food.

    Candidates offer food for thought

    A ban on garburators, allowances for urban poultry and a radical expansion of community gardens were proposed by Winnipeg's mayoral hopefuls at the first all-candidates' forum about food-security issues ever held in the city.

  15. No acclamations in city school trustee races

    Every ward in the city’s six school divisions now has a contested race in the Oct. 22 election.

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    Top 5 mayoral candidates face off tonight

    THE top five mayoral candidates will debate the future of downtown Winnipeg tonight, the third major forum of the campaign.

  17. In honour of the ticket-sale kickoff on Sept. 10 for the Women’s World Cup 2015, mayoral candidates pose for group photo after playing a friendly game of soccer at the legislative building Saturday.

    Tenth candidate in race for mayor's chair

    With the registration of Buck Duchene, Winnipeg now has 10 mayoral candidates.

  18. Havixbeck would phase out malathion for biodegradable pesticide

    Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck pledged to phase out malathion in favour of a mosquito-killing agent she considers friendlier to the environment by 2016.

  19. Mayoral Candidates debate poster including Brian Bowman, Gord Streeves, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck and Robert-Falcon Oullette. it does not include candidates Mike Vogiatziakis, Michael Fillion and David Sanders.

    Snubbed candidates fuming

    The Downtown BIZ is drawing heavy criticism for its decision to exclude three candidates from its upcoming mayoral debate.

  20. Ingrid Hansen (left) and Rod Peter Jr. rock out on the ukulele and glockenspiel performing their Fringe show Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future at the News Café Friday afternoon.

    Live Fringe Fest performances and interviews at News Café all week

    The Winnipeg Free Press News Café is the place to be for the inside scoop during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

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