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Carnage in the big city

This weekend saw the city emergency response teams stretched to the limit with over a dozen prone bodies laying in need of help- and for some it was already too late.

Late night partyers were in the McDonalds drive-through at 3.30 AM Sunday when an enourmous crash echoed. One of them left behind his Big Mac to see what happened. Minutes later, when he hadn't returned, his friend walked onto Portage and headed west to see the carnage of a destroyed taxicab, and his buddy holding the cabbies head saying, don't die, man.

Nearby, the driver of a stolen SUV, that had rammed the taxi after running a red light at Maryland, had been run over by yet another car, which had itself sped away and is suspected to have also been a stolen vehicle.

Imagine, two stolen cars were speeding towards each in opposite directions, and would have passed each other on Portage Avenue at the same minute -- after a Saturday night in Winnipeg.

Only twenty minutes later, more emergency responders were sent to 13…

Bulletin: Mayor Katz depicted as Hitler by budget protester

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One of the estimated 80 people at a rally to protest the city budget was photographed with a sign that depicted Sam Katz as Adolph Hitler, complete with mustache and Nazi officer's hat.

The rally was a joint effort of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and a group called Winnipeg is Not for Sale. A spokesperson for the group claimed they had no idea who the protester was and disavowed his placard.

However it appears no one took any effort to stop or confront him, as a picture from City Hall shows he was standing with the offensive sign chatting with fellow dissidents.

Free Press silent about the Million Dollar Week

After months of shoving the millionaires' agenda down the throats of Winnipeg, the Free Press uttered NOT A PEEP about two $500,000 contributions late last week which, in theory, put the Friends of Upper Fort Garry over their private fundraising goal.

HUH??

This is very odd as normally, the donations would be front page news, and be accompanied by another Gordo Sinclair attack on Mayor Katz http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/top3/story/4134492p-4726741c.html
or any councillor opposed to giving the Manitoba Club-dominated "grassroots" group their desired time extension to pry millions more of your tax dollars out of Premier Doer and Treasury Board honcho Vic Toews.

So while the Free Press, CJOB, CBC, and other mainstream media outlets wait for the next phony press conference and stage-managed photo ops, prepared to help the rich and powerful send a "positive" message to councillors who are thinking of following in the footsteps of 'Flip-Flop&…

Blogosphere lights up with TGCTS stories

Our coverage of many important local issues has been getting mentioned on local blogs (in some cases we picked the stories up from bloggers first and then advanced them).

Here is a short listing of those blog posts for your reading pleasure:

* Winnipeg Free Press conceal their bias for Friends of Upper Fort Garry and refuse to report the developers' side of the story:

http://progressivewinnipeg.blogspot.com/2008/02/fuck-friends-of-upper-fort-garry.html

http://www.kevinghill.com/?p=243

http://anybody-want-a-peanut.blogspot.com/2008/02/wanted-gordon-sinclairs-fingers.html

http://riseandsprawl.blogspot.com/

* The useless Transit diamond lane on Osborne in front of Great West Life:

http://www.truwinnipeg.org/2008/03/08/osborne-st-diamond-lane-doesnt-make-a-difference/

* Free Press editing of a story was so twisted the reporter felt compelled to apologize five days before the paper even issued a "correction":

http://waverleywest.blogspot.com/2008/02/smoking-gun-bowtie-joe-apologie…