Randy Turner

Randy Turner

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Randy Turner spent much of his journalistic career on the road. A lot of roads. Dirt roads, snow-packed roads, U.S. interstates and foreign highways. In other words, he got a lot of kilometres on the odometer, if you know what we mean.

Randy joined the Free Press in 1987 and was assigned to the “rural beat,” which consisted of travelling to every town/hamlet/village in Manitoba in search of way-of-life stories, from the aging rural population to Elvis impersonators in Flin Flon.

Several years in news included one summer spent literally driving from Winnipeg “until you hit the Pacific Ocean,” filing human interest feature stories from the road.

Turner jumped to the sports department in 1993 to cover the inaugural season of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, which included criss-crossing the U.S. Midwest following the Fish for two years. In 1997, Turner began covering the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, which lasted until 1999 when he became the paper’s sports columnist.

Five Olympics, several World Junior hockey tournaments, Stanley Cup finals and Grey Cup finals later, Turner returned to the news department and since 2010 spent most of his time on long features, ranging from profiles of Brian Pallister to the life and times of exotic dancers and outlaw minor hockey.

Turner was nominated for seven National Newspaper Awards, winning on two occasions.

Turner was born and raised in small town Manitoba (Boissevain), which explained his affinity for any story involving animals, having once interviewed a farmer who dressed his cows in Christmas costumes.

He lost his battle with cancer on March 13, 2019.

Recent articles of Randy Turner

City unveils three options for pedestrian/bike bridge over Assiniboine

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City unveils three options for pedestrian/bike bridge over Assiniboine

Aldo Santin and Randy Turner 4 minute read Thursday, May. 24, 2018

Three designs for a pedestrian and bike bridge over the Assiniboine River -- connecting Osborne Village to the downtown -- have been released by the City of Winnipeg for public feedback.

The bridge will connect McFadyen Park on the north side of the river to Fort Rouge Park on the south side.

"This is a very important part of our active transportation strategy," said ward Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry). "This is part of AT route plan that will connect the Osborne Village transit station through the Village to the bridge and then into the downtown and The Forks."

The consulting team has developed three options for the proposed river crossing: a girder bridge, a double-curved cable bridge, and a suspension bridge.

Thursday, May. 24, 2018

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Preliminary designs for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Assiniboine River to connect Osborne Village to Downtown via McFadyen Park on the north side of the river and Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the river.

Police investigate Charleswood deaths

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Police investigate Charleswood deaths

Randy Turner 3 minute read Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

The police homicide unit is investigating after two bodies were found in a Charleswood home on the long weekend.

The house at 625 Buckingham Rd. was sealed off Tuesday morning as forensic investigators worked at the scene.

Police were called to the home at about 9 p.m. Monday after the bodies of two adults were found, the Winnipeg Police Service said.

A handful of neighbours gathered to watch the police activity Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The police homicide unit investigates an incident at a house in the 600 block of Buckingham Road on Tuesday. Two bodies were found at the home on Monday night.

Jets success, fans' passion puts Heart of the Continent at centre of national conversation

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Jets success, fans' passion puts Heart of the Continent at centre of national conversation

Randy Turner  10 minute read Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

It could be argued Winnipeg is currently in the national spotlight more than at any time in recent memory — at least not since the city has found itself at the mercy of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

And that was bad news.

But with the recent Stanley Cup playoff run of the Winnipeg Jets, the focus has been on a rising NHL team and its passionate fans.

Every other night, the Jets and their throng of white-clad supporters have been at the forefront, in prime time, soaking up lavish attention from across North America. The belle of the ball.

Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

CBC
Scott Oake at a recent Whiteout street party. He says the city is as crazy as it looks on TV.

Potential Olympians put through their paces at U of W

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Potential Olympians put through their paces at U of W

Randy Turner  8 minute read Saturday, May. 12, 2018

It’s Saturday morning at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre, and the place is a beehive of athleticism.

All around, there are muscular bodies. Lithe bodies. Big ones, small ones. Male and female.

They move in groups from the Duckworth gym to the adjacent Axworthy Heath and RecPlex, from one testing station to another: sprints, arm and leg presses, stationary bikes.

It’s all happening under the watchful eyes of clipboard- and stopwatch-toting sports organization coaches and administrators who’ve travelled here from across the country.

Saturday, May. 12, 2018

TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bradly Lundie, one of 100 athletes from qualifying events in Saskatoon, Brandon and Winnipeg participated in the RBC Training Ground at the University of Winnipeg, Saturday.

Architect's pop-up porta-potty is a triumphant step in his long human-rights campaign

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Architect's pop-up porta-potty is a triumphant step in his long human-rights campaign

Randy Turner 24 minute read Saturday, May. 12, 2018

It’s a few hours until game time — the Winnipeg Jets about to host the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their NHL playoff series — and a crew from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Enviro Team is doing the dirty work most city residents won’t see. Or even know about, for that matter.They are spraying a dumpster in a back alley just off Portage Avenue and Vaughan Street, a regular problem spot for public urination. After the spraying is finished, the crew will apply a deodorizer.

Then it’s off to the next call.

It’s a scene that plays out every day in Winnipeg’s downtown, where the Enviro Team of between eight and 16 employees usually respond to about 10 calls a day to clean up feces and urine found on storefronts or yards during summer months.

And if they didn’t?

Saturday, May. 12, 2018

BRIDGEMANCOLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTURE
The hope is to have this project, with the mobile toilet as the centrepiece, up and running for late May or early June.

Mark Chipman, Jonathan Toews deliver game-worn jerseys to Humboldt

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Mark Chipman, Jonathan Toews deliver game-worn jerseys to Humboldt

By Randy Turner 3 minute read Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

It was supposed to be a quick trip to Humboldt for Mark Chipman.

Pay your respects. In and out. Low key.

The Winnipeg Jets co-owner had travelled to the home of the Broncos on Friday morning, along with Winnipeg-born Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, to deliver the jerseys worn by the Winnipeg Jets and Hawks last Saturday — all with the Broncos name bar on the backs.

The jerseys were originally to be auctioned off for charity. But when word filtered to the Jets organization that players and family members of the Broncos expressed interest in them, Chipman decided the best thing to do was deliver them to Humboldt and personally pay his respects.

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

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(L-R) Humboldt Broncos VP Randolph MacLean, Winnipeg Jets Executive Chairman Mark Chipman, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger with two of the game jerseys delivered to Humboldt by Toews and Chipman Friday, April 13, 2018.

Jets, Lightning will play for Stanley Cup, Hockey Night in Canada icon predicts

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Jets, Lightning will play for Stanley Cup, Hockey Night in Canada icon predicts

Randy Turner 8 minute read Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

Don Cherry has always had a soft spot for Winnipeg hockey fans.

Sure, the iconic Hockey Night in Canada pundit has made a career out of ruffling feathers. It’s landed him in enough hot water over the years to boil an elephant.

But Cherry was one of Winnipeg’s most fervent supporters when the city lost its NHL team in 1996. Cherry was in Winnipeg, working for HNIC, in the Jets 1.0 dying days at the old Winnipeg Arena. The 84-year-old was also in Bell MTS Place (then MTS Centre) for the birth of Jets 2.0 on Oct. 9, 2011. And he was there for the frenzied return of the Whiteout when the Jets hosted the Anaheim Ducks in the spring of 2015.

“I wish everybody was here to experience this crowd... the sea of white, it’s unbelievable,” he told the HNIC audience from the ice surface. “Couldn’t be a better city!”

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

Chris Young / The Canadian Press files
Hockey Night in Canada co-host Don Cherry says hockey fans in Winnipeg are the best: "Couldn’t be a better city!"

Humboldt billet of Winnipegger shares the team’s pain

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Humboldt billet of Winnipegger shares the team’s pain

By Randy Turner 8 minute read Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

Linsey Smith attended his first Humboldt Broncos hockey game at the age of two.

Or Smith could have been three, he said. Hey, it's been a long time.

"I felt a connection with the Humboldt Broncos since the very first game," added Smith, who will turn 50 in a few weeks. "I was there because my uncle played on the team from the beginning (in 1970). I've seen at least one Humboldt Broncos game every year since they started."

So when Smith and his wife Tracy, along with their four young boys, now ages 5 to 15, moved to Humboldt from the nearby family farm in 2013, his sons had only one caveat to agreeing: They had to get a Bronco.

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

Matthieu Gomercic was traded from the Steinbach Pistons to Humboldt Broncos in May 2016. (Twitter)

Winnipegger in horrific bus crash was trying to sleep, woke up to screams

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Winnipegger in horrific bus crash was trying to sleep, woke up to screams

Randy Turner  8 minute read Monday, Apr. 9, 2018

Matthieu Gomercic was sleeping at the back of the bus when it happened. Or trying to.

He heard the brakes squeal. No big deal, he thought. Maybe an animal crossing the road. Happens all the time.

“So I didn’t even look,” said the 20-year-old forward with the Humboldt Broncos.

A split second later, Gomercic heard a loud bang. Then, for a while, nothingness.

Monday, Apr. 9, 2018

Matthieu Gomercic

TSN’s Munz fondly remembers his time covering the Humboldt Broncos

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TSN’s Munz fondly remembers his time covering the Humboldt Broncos

Randy Turner 5 minute read Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

Brian Munz has made the trip by bus from Humboldt to Nipawin so many times the route is etched in his brain.

Munz is a radio and TV broadcaster for the Winnipeg Jets and TSN now, but his start in the business began in the mid-1990’s with the Humboldt Broncos, his hometown club.

He spent five years on the bus with the Broncos, to towns across Saskatchewan and into Flin Flon; Kindersley, Estevan, Yorkton, Weyburn, and, of course, Nipawin.

So when Munz first got news of the tragic bus accident that claimed the lives of 15 members of the Broncos team Friday, he could close his eyes and envision the spot.

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

Brian Munz spent five years on the bus with the Broncos. (Wayne Glowacki / Free Press files)

Winnipeg’s Gomercic survives crash that killed Humboldt teammates

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Winnipeg’s Gomercic survives crash that killed Humboldt teammates

Randy Turner 7 minute read Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

Winnipeg’s Matthieu Gomercic was one of 14 members of the Humboldt Broncos who survived a horrific bus accident Friday night that claimed 15 of his teammates in what is being described as one of the worst tragedies in Canadian sports history.

Gomercic, 20, is a forward who joined the Broncos in 2016 after being traded by the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Steinbach Pistons. Gomercic had come up through the Winnipeg minor hockey system, previously playing for the Winnipeg Warriors bantam and midget clubs.

Gomercic suffered several lacerations, an injured jaw and broken shoulder, according to Donna Mikkola, who was the player’s billet family in Steinbach.

Mikkola confirmed Gomercic’s condition Friday night via Matthieu’s parents, Joanne and Rob, who are in Saskatchewan with their son. They couldn’t be reached for comment on Saturday.

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

Matthieu Gomercic was traded from the Steinbach Pistons to Humboldt Broncos in May 2016. (Twitter)

THE WHITE STUFF

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THE WHITE STUFF

Randy Turner  10 minute read Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

Cal Botterill knows hockey. He knows Winnipeggers. And he knows psychology.

So when it comes to the prevailing hopes and fears of Winnipeg Jets fans — as their team is set to embark on only its second playoff run since the emotional return of NHL hockey in 2011 after a 15-year absence — it would be difficult to find a better source to ask how Winnipeggers will deal with the inevitable roller-coaster ride to come.

And what does that reaction say about us?

After all, Winnipeg is about to take stage under the bright lights.

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

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Winnipeg Jets playoff party will close off Donald Street during home games

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Winnipeg Jets playoff party will close off Donald Street during home games

By Randy Turner 4 minute read Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

Organizers of the first-ever Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party are hoping the event to more than sizzle.

They'd like it to Fo' Shizzle Dizzle.

The plan is to hold the parties before every Jets home playoff game on Donald Street, between Portage and Graham Avenues, that will feature entertainment, two giant screens to watch the game, alcohol sales and food trucks.

The festivities will begin two hours before puck drop and continue until 30 minutes after the game ends, including possible overtime. The cost is very Winnipeg: Free.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

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Future rinks on thinner ice

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Future rinks on thinner ice

Randy Turner 7 minute read Monday, Apr. 2, 2018

Backyard hockey rinks have been good to Brant Nobel.

When Nobel was a young teen, he used to spend countless hours on the rink of a family down the street, where there lived a red-headed girl. Her name was Celia and they are now married with three children of their own.

Not surprisingly, when the Nobel kids started getting older, Brant and Celia decided to build their own backyard rink, on the eastern outskirts of Winnipeg.

“It’s kind of a quintessential Canadian thing,” Celia reasoned.

Monday, Apr. 2, 2018

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Caleb (left), Kyla, and Adam Nobel knock the puck around their backyard rink in Transcona.

Ace of hearts

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Ace of hearts

Randy Turner 28 minute read Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

The sun hasn’t risen yet when Ace Burpee slips behind the microphone at 103.1 Virgin Radio’s headquarters on Pembina Highway.

It’s the morning after Winnipeg has been slammed with a heavy snowfall, which has led the affable longtime DJ to a realization of sorts.

“All of life’s problems can be solved if someone says, ‘You know what, just rock it back and forth,’” he intones to his listeners, just before 7 a.m. “You can apply this to almost any situation or obstacle that gets in your way. Think of all the situations in our lives that would have been dealt with easier had we realized that before today. Right?

“I would have got my degree. Rocked the prof back and forth. Right? That was a good time. Oh, well.”

Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Six years ago, Burpee was asked by the Winnipeg Humane Society if he wanted to foster a Rottweiler-mix that had ripped its own foot out of a trap. He adopted Bally on the spot: ‘She’s the best.’

Barley Brothers sued for alleged back rent

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Barley Brothers sued for alleged back rent

By Randy Turner 1 minute read Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

CARA Operations Limited has filed a statement of claim in the Court of Queen’s bench asking for over $470,000 in unpaid rent money from Barley Brothers Inc.

The Barley Brothers location, at 655 Empress St., was closed on Jan. 1, 2017. At the time, owners said the closure was part of a relocation strategy to bring craft beer to downtown Winnipeg, although no new location has opened since.

Filed March 19, the claim states Barley Brothers owes rent and additional costs in the amount of $474,719, based on a sublease dating from Aug. 15, 2013 and expiring March 30, 2019.

The claim says the lease required rent payable from Aug. 13, 2013 until March 31, 2014 to be in the annual amount of $29 per square foot on the 5,032 square foot location, or $145,928 per year, plus GST. The rent payable from April 1, 2014, until March 30, 2019 was to be in the annual amount of $31 per square foot, or $155,992 per year, plus applicable GST, the claim added.

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Barley Brothers on Empress Street closed Jan. 1, 2017.

Pollock’s co-op to shutter money-losing Osborne store

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Pollock’s co-op to shutter money-losing Osborne store

Randy Turner 3 minute read Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

Pollock’s Hardware Co-op will be closing its South Osborne location, effective March 31, after four years of operation.

Co-op chairman Blair Hamilton said the location, which never made a profit, couldn’t overcome the challenges created by a limited inventory and lack of brand identity in Winnipeg’s south end.

When it opened in November 2013, the 550 Osborne St. store was an offshoot of the more iconic Pollock’s (1407 Main St.), which has been in existence since 1922; however, the new location lost around $35,000 in its first year, and $15,000 the next.

After flirting with closing last year, the store did see a surge in sales, but still lost $3,000, officials said. In the end, the board decided it would not be feasible to renew the lease, which expires at the end of March.

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press FILES
Mike Wolchok of Pollock's Hardware Co-op

Winnipeg students show solidarity with U.S. teens in protesting gun violence

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Winnipeg students show solidarity with U.S. teens in protesting gun violence

Randy Turner 3 minute read Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Hundreds of Grant Park High School students staged a short walkout Wednesday morning to honour the 17 victims in last month's shooting at a Florida high school.

The Winnipeg demonstration was part of a North America-wide walkout that included 3,000 protests involving students from elementary to college levels. The demonstrations lasted 17 minutes -- one for each victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre one month ago.

"With this walkout, we hope to show our solidarity with these students," said Katie Delay, one of five students who spoke during the walkout. "Students who have, as of late, done a better job of solving this issue than any American legislators."

Delay said the American students were protesting the influence the National Rifle Association has on U.S. politicians, while at the same time demanding more restrictive gun laws.

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Jacob Harvey speaks at the walkout at Grant Park School.

U of M team tops at global aircraft design competition

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U of M team tops at global aircraft design competition

Randy Turner  3 minute read Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

A team of engineering students from the University of Manitoba reached new heights last weekend, soaring above global rivals to capture first place in an aircraft design competition.

The event, called SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Aero Design East, was held in Lakeland, Fla. It was the first title for the U of M, which placed third in a similar competition last year in Texas.

“We were hoping for it (to improve), but we weren’t expecting to do better than last year,” said Amory Wood, head of the project’s wing department. “It’s still taking a while for it to sink in. It’s totally huge for us.”

The essence of the competition is designing, building and flying a fixed-wing, radio-controlled aircraft that can (most notably) carry as much payload as possible while weighing as little as possible.

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

The 5.5-kilogram plane carried a payload more than three times its own weight, or 16.8 kilograms.

Six people killed in snowmobile accidents since January

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Six people killed in snowmobile accidents since January

By Randy Turner 2 minute read Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Speed has been the common denominator in several snowmobile fatalities that have occurred in Manitoba over the last two months.

In all, there have been six deaths relating to snowmobile accidents since Jan. 20, coinciding with a significant increase in snowfall across the province.

There were two fatalities this past weekend alone.

On March 11, a 29-year-old male from Oakview appeared to have driven over the edge of a ravine bank in the RM of Riverdale, about 15 kilometres west of Rivers, dropping 20 metres and landing in the frozen Little Saskatchewan River. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Toby Talbot / The Associated Press Files
Police say speed is the biggest contributing factor in the deaths of six snowmobilers in Manitoba this winter.

YouthCEO event opens students eyes to opportunities

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YouthCEO event opens students eyes to opportunities

By Randy Turner 6 minute read Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018

Steve Kroft was in a business meeting.

The president and CEO of Conviron, a Winnipeg-based environment control company that has 250 employees from here to China, was in the midst of offering a group of prospective future colleagues some advice on Thursday morning.

"Every single person that starts at our company knows nothing about what we do," Kroft was saying. "What you'll find out is everyone is in the same boat that you are.

"Remember, everybody starts somewhere," he added, speaking to about 20 young prospects, seated in a circle. "There are no dumb questions. You have to realize that you are the future of all of our businesses. You are going to do as least as much for us as we can do for you. All of you should feel that you have it in you."

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018

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Senator Murray Sinclair, Kelsey Lands, a past participant who turned her internship into a full-time job, and Kevin Chief, VP at Business Council of Manitoba.

True North Youth Foundation scores at feverish pace with programs lifting the lives of young Winnipeggers

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True North Youth Foundation scores at feverish pace with programs lifting the lives of young Winnipeggers

Randy Turner 23 minute read Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Robert Swan has been a season-ticket holder for his beloved Winnipeg Jets since “day one” of their move here from Atlanta in 2011.

Same perch: Section 303, Row 1, Seats 5 and 6.

Swan was too young and, well, under-financed to buy season tickets for the first edition of the Jets. But the 55-year-old dental-equipment salesman threw down his credit card at the first opportunity to pony up after the NHL’s return to the city was announced.

But Swan doesn’t just buy tickets. Over the years, he has religiously taken part in the 50/50 draws at each game, dutifully spending between $20 and $50 on tickets.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Kids face off during practice at Gateway Recreation Centre as part of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

MP ‘sorry for the Stanley family’

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MP ‘sorry for the Stanley family’

Randy Turner 6 minute read Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Robert-Falcon Ouellette’s family is from Red Pheasant First Nation, Sask., the home of Colten Boushie, whose death — and the subsequent acquittal of the man who fired the gun that killed him — sparked nationwide protests over the weekend.

So Ouellette, the Liberal MP for Winnipeg Centre, has paid close attention to the trial of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer who was acquitted of second-degree murder in a courtroom in Battleford, Sask., on Friday.

The court heard Stanley fired three shots from a pistol after an SUV containing Boushie, 22, and some friends pulled into his farmyard near Biggar, Sask., the night of Aug. 9, 2016, and that the death was accidental.

Ouellette was concerned about the the all-white jury in the trial. He expressed objections to how the incident was framed in RCMP press releases at the time of the incident in August 2016.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

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Robert-Falcon Ouellette

Owner wants to pull down ‘murder mansion’

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Owner wants to pull down ‘murder mansion’

Randy Turner 3 minute read Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

The notorious Winnipeg rooming house dubbed "murder mansion" may soon be on death row.

The owner of the 22-unit building, located at the intersection of Balmoral Street and Cumberland Avenue, is in the process of applying to the city for a demolition permit and hopes to sell the property, which has been infamous for drug dealing and death in the last decade.

"Doesn't everybody want it bulldozed?" asked Jeff Shwaluk, who purchased the building, along with his father, Ron, in 2011.

The building has been abandoned since a fire in December forced the handful of remaining tenants out. Recently, Shwaluk retained a demolition company by tender and a security fence has been erected around the property.

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

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Firefighters were called to a rooming house in the 600 block of Balmoral Street near Notre Dame Avenue Dec. 4. A man was hurt, and other tenants evacuated safely.