• Zellers (February 12, 2013) / Target (March 23, 2015)
  • The lights of the aurora borealis over Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach late at night on March 18th. A geomagnetic storm sent solar rays soaring into the Earth's atmosphere, leading to significant northern lights activity that was visible across much of North America March 18 and 19th. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • (Front to back) Risa Shatford, Nadia Minkevich, and Wayne Shatford head into the lake to cool off at Lake of the Woods. July 27, 2014
  • Palestinian supporters hold a rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building. July 14, 2014.

This image is from a rally against the Israel bombing of Gaza. It reminds me of the freedom we still have in this country to gather freely, unlike those who live under unjust regimes and occupation. — John Woods
  • As a photojournalist, our job is to take pictures that tell stories.  If those photos evoke emotion in the viewer, then better yet.  The photo that moves me the most this past year is that of Bradley Bone, the 16-year-old pall bearer at Tina Fontaine's funeral who stepped outside his comfort zone to give her one last hug goodbye. On Aug. 23, I attended Tina Fontaine's funeral in Sagkeeng First Nation. After the formal service was over, the six pallbearers, all cousins of Tina, had gathered around her casket quietly, waiting for the hearse to arrive. Bradley Bone, one of the pallbearers, referred to Tina as his 'little sister.'  I had asked the family ahead of time if I could photograph Tina's final journey and they agreed. It was during this time of waiting that Bradley, unable to hold back his emotions any longer, made a bold move to say goodbye in his own way to Tina by wrapping his arms around her coffin and laying his body across its case. It was an impromptu show of affection that happened so quickly, I barely caught a few frames on my camera. There wasn't any time to analyze my position, check the lighting, or even crop the photo. The heartfelt display of emotion was quick, raw and fleeting; I couldn't risk missing it by moving. As the family could not have an open casket funeral due to her being pulled from the damaging waters of the Red River and the monstrous crime committed against her, the closest Bradley could get to her to say goodbye, one last time, was to hug her casket. This image to me is symbolic, for as this teenage boy wrapped his arms around his little cousin one last time, so too has a nation wrapped their arms around the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in our nation.  - Ruth Bonneville

Images from around the world chosen by the photo desk at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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  • February 22, 2014

    A howling good time

    A Manitoba day in sled dog training. Photography by Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press

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  • Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba.  February 12, 2014  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba. February 12, 2014 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A harmony of howls greets Samantha Page and her husband, Brad Friesen, as they carry a set of harnesses to the kennel. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A harmony of howls greets Samantha Page and her husband, Brad Friesen, as they carry a set of harnesses to the kennel. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Samantha is a light load for the dogs and has to work hard to get them attached to the sled's pulling line. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Samantha is a light load for the dogs and has to work hard to get them attached to the sled's pulling line. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • This is a routine after-work run for the 37-year-old Woodlands teacher. She works part of her week in the nearby New Haven Hutterite Colony’s school and the rest in the Village of Woodlands. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    This is a routine after-work run for the 37-year-old Woodlands teacher. She works part of her week in the nearby New Haven Hutterite Colony’s school and the rest in the Village of Woodlands. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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    (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The sled waits nearby as Samantha's four pulling dogs leap and bark with anticipation. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The sled waits nearby as Samantha's four pulling dogs leap and bark with anticipation. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Quest, a Siberian Husky, is momentarily distracted sniffing out a mouse burrowing in the snow. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Quest, a Siberian Husky, is momentarily distracted sniffing out a mouse burrowing in the snow. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Brad, who shares Samantha's passion for the outdoors, a home-made ice climbing tower graces their backyard, has already packed down the sled trails, a formidable job this winter as five-foot high drifts dwarf the lane into their Interlake rural property where Samantha says she moved to

    Brad, who shares Samantha's passion for the outdoors, a home-made ice climbing tower graces their backyard, has already packed down the sled trails, a formidable job this winter as five-foot high drifts dwarf the lane into their Interlake rural property where Samantha says she moved to "for the dogs" with her parents years ago. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Her parents moved, she stayed and has had teams up to 11 dogs strong. Now it's four, two Siberian huskies and a pair of husky pointer hound crosses, all bred and raised to pull. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Her parents moved, she stayed and has had teams up to 11 dogs strong. Now it's four, two Siberian huskies and a pair of husky pointer hound crosses, all bred and raised to pull. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • This night's run is not about competition, it's about enjoying the moment. Samantha and the chorus of howls disappear into a gathering dusk's snowfall.  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    This night's run is not about competition, it's about enjoying the moment. Samantha and the chorus of howls disappear into a gathering dusk's snowfall. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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