• 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

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  • A cyclist uses a farm-side cycling  path as the sun falls in Winkler, Manitoba. Weather Feature. July 09, 2012.  (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A cyclist uses a farm-side cycling path as the sun falls in Winkler, Manitoba. Weather Feature. July 09, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Amanda Green shows off a dress from the upcoming season's production of the fantasy themed The Princess and the Goblin at a fashion show and party fundraiser held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. August 10, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Amanda Green shows off a dress from the upcoming season's production of the fantasy themed The Princess and the Goblin at a fashion show and party fundraiser held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. August 10, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • CP Rail Yards. July 3, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    CP Rail Yards. July 3, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Rainstorm in Swan River Manitoba on the evening of July 18, 2012.  (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Rainstorm in Swan River Manitoba on the evening of July 18, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A gathering of 200 predominately Sikh formed in front of the legislature to lay candles, pray and hear speakers to honour the lives lost in the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.  August 10, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A gathering of 200 predominately Sikh formed in front of the legislature to lay candles, pray and hear speakers to honour the lives lost in the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin. August 10, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Micheal Gachenga lived beside accused serial killer Shawn Cameron Lamb. June 25, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Micheal Gachenga lived beside accused serial killer Shawn Cameron Lamb. June 25, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Elaine Stevenson holds a portrait of her daughter Alyssa with her rosary draped over it as it hangs in the family home on June 1st, 2012. Stevenson got the rosary from her grandmother, whom Alyssa was very close with. (Cole Breiland/ Winnipeg Free Press)

    Elaine Stevenson holds a portrait of her daughter Alyssa with her rosary draped over it as it hangs in the family home on June 1st, 2012. Stevenson got the rosary from her grandmother, whom Alyssa was very close with. (Cole Breiland/ Winnipeg Free Press)   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • NDP MLA Sharon Blady takes a picture of her message at a memorial  in downtown Winnipeg for Jack Layton one year after his death. August 22, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    NDP MLA Sharon Blady takes a picture of her message at a memorial in downtown Winnipeg for Jack Layton one year after his death. August 22, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Viking actor James Welbourne repeatedly pummels the shield of Jay Clark in a combat demonstration at the Manitoba Icelandic Festival in Gimli. August 6 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Viking actor James Welbourne repeatedly pummels the shield of Jay Clark in a combat demonstration at the Manitoba Icelandic Festival in Gimli. August 6 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Corny Rempel, performing as Elvis, holds six-year-old Jett Zinck's hand after giving it a kiss at 11th annual Elvis Fest in Gimli, Manitoba. Twelve Elvis impersonators performed for a full Gimli recreation centre. August 11, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Corny Rempel, performing as Elvis, holds six-year-old Jett Zinck's hand after giving it a kiss at 11th annual Elvis Fest in Gimli, Manitoba. Twelve Elvis impersonators performed for a full Gimli recreation centre. August 11, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Denver Wynn throws against the Sioux City Explorers.  August 29, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Denver Wynn throws against the Sioux City Explorers. August 29, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Connor Simpson, 17, flies over the pyramid at the St. Vital skate park . August 16, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Connor Simpson, 17, flies over the pyramid at the St. Vital skate park . August 16, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Interlake's Nathan Wright warms up on the driving range before tying for third place in individual play at the Manitoba Games. July 20, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Interlake's Nathan Wright warms up on the driving range before tying for third place in individual play at the Manitoba Games. July 20, 2012. (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • One of the tigers at the Winnipeg Zoo. Tiger cubs at the Winnipeg Zoo are almost as big as their mother. Only the regular tiger handlers can tell them apart, not even the vet is sure unless they are together. August 27, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    One of the tigers at the Winnipeg Zoo. Tiger cubs at the Winnipeg Zoo are almost as big as their mother. Only the regular tiger handlers can tell them apart, not even the vet is sure unless they are together. August 27, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Brothers Isaiah Jackson, age 11, stands under the tipping bucket of water as his brother Vincent Cornejo, age 12 ducks beneath him while playing at the Vimy Ridge Park splash pad in Wolseley.  August 29, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Brothers Isaiah Jackson, age 11, stands under the tipping bucket of water as his brother Vincent Cornejo, age 12 ducks beneath him while playing at the Vimy Ridge Park splash pad in Wolseley. August 29, 2012 (COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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