• Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour in support of their latest album Hypnotic Eye Thursday night at the MTS Centre. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour in support of their latest album Hypnotic Eye Thursday night at the MTS Centre. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Grand Chief Derek Nepinak waits to led a procession from a vigil at the Alexander Docks in memory of Faron Hall and Tina Fontaine whose bodies were pulled from the Red River Sunday.

    Vigil for Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall

    08/19/2014 8:22 PM 0

    The vigil for Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall was attended by over a thousand people Tuesday evening. Mourners gathered at the Alexander Docks and marched down Main Street to the Forks.

  • Faron Hall gained national attention after saving two people from the Red River in 2009. His body was found in the river this past weekend.

    Faron Hall, the 'homeless hero'

    08/19/2014 8:05 AM 0

    Faron Hall, who was dubbed the "homeless hero" in 2009 after rescuing two people from drowning in the Red River, has died. His body was found in the Red River on Aug. 17.

  • Big Dave McLean performs at the Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival Sunday.

    Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival

    08/16/2014 8:50 PM 0

    The third annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival promised “lip-smackin’, hip-shakin’ fun” for Shaw Park crowds on August 16 and 17.

  • The Beatles are interviewed by journalists after landing at Winnipeg International Airport.

    Decker's Dash

    08/16/2014 8:17 PM 0

    Late musician Bruce Decker made headlines 50 years ago when The Beatles touched down in Winnipeg.

  • Arcade Fire fans arrive in

    Arcade Fire sizzle at MTS Centre

    08/14/2014 10:34 PM 0

    Arcade Fire brought their arena tour to Winnipeg Thursday night in support of their 2013 release, Reflektor.

  • A protester takes shelter from the tear gas exploding around him Wednesday.

    St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes

    08/14/2014 1:40 PM 0

    Ferguson, Mo, a St. Louis suburb, has been besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police last Saturday.

  • A second card says: 'Hang your pledge by a cord or a ribbon in the dining room where your household can see it daily.' And it also urges households to 'Place your Win-the-War card prominently in your window where the public can see it and where the members of the household can read the imperative reasons for food saving set forth on the back.'

    Waste not, want not

    08/12/2014 1:00 PM 0

    During the First World War, across the country, homemakers were encouraged to stringently economize. This is a selection of pamphlets and posters exhorting the importance of gardening and preserving, of cutting back on food consumption, especially of meat and wheat, and of reducing waste.

  • The Zac Brown Band performs at the MTS Prairie Jam Music Festival at Investors Group Field on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

    Prairie Jam

    08/10/2014 10:04 PM 0

    The first ever MTS Prairie Jam Music Festival, a one-day outdoor music festival featuring some of country music’s biggest acts, was held Sunday, Aug. 10 at Investors Group Field.

  • Performers at Folklorama's German Pavilion Monday. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Folklorama 2014

    08/5/2014 5:16 PM 0

    The 45th annual Folklorama festival kicked off this week with 19 of the 43 pavilions opening on Sunday, August 3. The second crop of pavilions opened Aug. 10. The festival runs till Saturday, Aug. 16.

  • The splash page of Johnny Canuck's first adventure.

    Johnny Canuck: patriotic adventures in WWII

    08/1/2014 10:04 AM 0

    Personifying Canada's wartime spirit, Leo Bachle's Johnny Canuck was a comic-book hero who took the fight to the Germans and Japanese in the 1940s. His exploits are being reprinted in a complete collection for the first time.

  • Maple Leaf Publishing's Better Comics featured the exploits of Brok WIndsor.

    Brok Windsor: fantastic adventures in the Canadian wilderness

    07/30/2014 9:50 AM 0

    Brok Windsor, Canada's answer to Flash Gordon, battled monsters and befriended giants in Canada's wilderness during his comic-book heyday, 1044-46. Images courtesy of Hope Nicholson.


August 21, 2014

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