July 7, 2015

Redekop, Bill

Regional reporter

Bill Redekop comes by his love of traveling across Manitoba naturally. In summer, his parents used to whisk the family back and forth between a cottage in Eastern Manitoba and a hobby farm and apiary in the Interlake near Steeprock, stopping only briefly in Winnipeg.

He is a graduate of Miles Macdonnell Collegiate and Red River Community College, with two years of English literature courses at University of Winnipeg. He reported on agriculture for the Manitoba Co-operator from 1979-88 before joining the Free Press.

With the Free Press, Bill won a Manitoba Human Rights Commission Journalism Award (1994), a Canadian Mining Institute News Award (1998), and co-won a National Newspaper Award for coverage of Manitoba’s 1997 Flood of the Century.

He has co-written two Free Press books, A Red Sea Rising and The Way We Live. On his own, he has written two true crime books, Crimes of the Century, which garnered the Mary Scorer Book Award in 2003, and Crime Stories (More of Manitoba’s Most Notorious True Crimes).

Bill is an avid canoeist. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Mary and son Ethan.

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Melissa Tait | @meltait

Jul 7 11:38 pm

Bit of the video I made in 2012 at #Stardust. Full vid in story: winnipegfreepress.com/local/Stardust… Sad the 35mm sound'll be gone pic.twitter.com/4dBinW6zYU

Melissa Tait | @meltait

Jul 7 11:37 pm

Last one for now of #Stardust Drive-In. Chilly May 2012 wknd. Kids watching Clash (or) Wrath of the Titans (I think). pic.twitter.com/wpNH5REOFC

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Jul 7 10:00 pm

#Winnipeg Mosquito Status: MEDIUM; citywide trap average: 6. More trap counts: wfp.to/mosquitomap

Nick Martin | @NickMartin14

Jul 7 8:49 pm

Last official trustee appointed to replace fired board, Alex Krawec, had been school trustee, mayor, school principal in Stonewall area

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Jul 7 8:48 pm

Truck crashes through doors, traps boy wfp.to/RCS