• Fireworks explode over the stadium at the end of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday.

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    07/23/2014 8:07 PM 0

    The 20th Commonwealth Games kicked off with opening ceremonies in Scotland Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The sports showcase brings together competitive athletes from Britain and former British colonies.

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday.  McIlroy shot a final round of 71 to seal his victory at the Open.  The 25-year-old was 17 under par for the tournament.

    The 2014 British Open Championship

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  • Glacier Wyryha, 6, of St. Anne, enjoys the stampede.

    Off to the rodeo: Morris Stampede 2014

    07/20/2014 11:51 AM 0

    Cowboys, ponies, bulls and chuckwagons converged on Morris, Man., July 17 to 20 for the annual Morris Stampede. The event, which began in 1964, features riding competitions and a midway. It's Manitoba's only pro rodeo.

  • The City Kitties, left, versus Team Whiskey Dix at the Super-Spike volleyball tournament at Maple Grove Rugby Park, Friday, July 18, 2014.

    Super Spike: women's volleyball fundraiser

    07/19/2014 12:04 AM 0

    After 13 years spent establishing a reputation as a good-time outdoor volleyball party, Super Spike expected to raise $120,000 to support Team Canada's women's volleyball team.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers' running back Nic Grigsby bobbles a pass into the waiting hands of Edmonton Eskimos' #41 Odell Willis early in the game Thursday. Willis took it and ran to score the Eskimo's opening touch down.

    Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers - July 17, 2014

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    The Edmonton Eskimos play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field on Thursday. Edmonton won 26-3.

  • Raspberry-wasabi macaron from Slurping Turtle

    Ann Arbor: A food lover's dream

    07/14/2014 10:25 AM 0

    Michigan's Ann Arbor is a food lover's dream, where a wide variety of food and drink is the norm. Photos by Jill Wilson.

  • Heavy rains in western Manitoba and Saskatchewan recently have raised the level of the Assiniboine River, causing it to overflow its banks, flooding roads and farmers' fields. Aerial photo of bridge over the  Portage diversion dam just west of town where water is diverted north to Lake Manitoba.

    Western Manitoba flooding: July 9, 2014

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    Heavy rains in western Manitoba and Saskatchewan recently have raised the level of the Assiniboine River, causing it to overflow its banks, flooding roads and farmers' fields. Photos by Ruth Bonneville.

  • Nestled in the greenery of the Forks and with the city skyline as a backdrop,  a human flag is formed despite the weather at the Forks Tuesday.

    Canada Day 2014: Living flag

    07/1/2014 11:56 AM 0

    It's become one of the staples of Canada Day in Winnipeg since it started three years ago, and despite rain and wind the Living Flag event at the Forks is in full swing. The event, put on by the Downtown Winnipeg Biz, puts together people wearing red and white in an attempt to form Canada's biggest "living" Canadian flag.

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    A little girl lives again

    06/27/2014 5:04 PM 0

    A century ago, before TV, Facebook and video games, all a sickly little girl had to do was draw pictures and pencil in observations about her life into a sketch book. Now, more than 100 years later, the recently re-discovered diary of a dying nine-year-old Winnipeg girl, who was born in 1900 and died in 1909 from a heart condition, has brought her back to life in a way that will help elementary school children relate to the anniversary of the First World War from a child’s perspective. Here are some samples from Irene Smith’s sketchbook.

  • Proposed revitalization of Parcel 4 land at the Forks.

    Proposed revitalization of lands at The Forks

    06/27/2014 11:40 AM 0

  • Midas, a 12-year-old terrier/ border cross, once weighed in at 102 lbs., then lost 16 lbs. with the help of owner JoAnne Sexsmith who replaced his usual treats with mini carrots. Midas has gained a bit of weight lately, due mainly to the cold weather and a touch of arthritis, and now weighs 90 lbs. His target weight is in the 75 to 80-lb. range. Midas' family will be joining him on his diet for January and February.
Pet Valu’s Fit Pet Project

    Pet Valu's Fit Pet Project

    06/24/2014 2:53 PM 0

    Our challenge to pet owners: help your pet slim down and get fit along with Doug Speirs' dog Zoe.

  • The Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi.

    The Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi

    06/23/2014 3:18 PM 0

    Free Press diversity reporter Carol Sanders recently visited Dadaab, Kenya, home to more than 357,000 refugees, making it the biggest refugee camp in the world. Along the way she visited the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi and also met aid workers who say smaller, good news stories in Nairobi go unreported. Such as Kazuri a ceramic bead factory in Nairobi.


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