• 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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  • January 30, 2012

    Don Starkell - Modern-day voyageur

    Legendary Winnipeg adventurer Don Starkell, who is best remembered for a Guinness Book of World Records feat of paddling more than 19,000 kilometres with his son Dana, from his prairie home to the Amazon, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 79.

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  • Don Starkell hauls up his 19-year-old sea kayak from the Red River .  August 24, 2009 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell hauls up his 19-year-old sea kayak from the Red River . August 24, 2009 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell in his 19-year-old sea kayak on the Red River. August 24, 2009 
(Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell in his 19-year-old sea kayak on the Red River. August 24, 2009 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • (l-r) Jeff, Dana, Don and Sherri Starkell. 1982
(Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press)

    (l-r) Jeff, Dana, Don and Sherri Starkell. 1982 (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don and Dana Starkell on their trip to South America

    Don and Dana Starkell on their trip to South America Photo Store

  • Dana, left and Don Starkell celebrate their arrival in Trinidad. 1981 (Supplied photo)

    Dana, left and Don Starkell celebrate their arrival in Trinidad. 1981 (Supplied photo) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell and son Dana go over their equipment prior to leaving on a two-year canoe trip to South America. Starkell and his two sons travelled through 12 countries on the trip from Winnipeg to Brazil. 1980.
(Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell and son Dana go over their equipment prior to leaving on a two-year canoe trip to South America. Starkell and his two sons travelled through 12 countries on the trip from Winnipeg to Brazil. 1980. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell. Port of Spain. 1981
(John de la Pastide / Special to the Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell. Port of Spain. 1981 (John de la Pastide / Special to the Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell and son Dana arrive in this Amazon River port in Northern Brazil at the end of a two-year canoe trip from Winnipeg. 1982 (Vedada Para)

    Don Starkell and son Dana arrive in this Amazon River port in Northern Brazil at the end of a two-year canoe trip from Winnipeg. 1982 (Vedada Para) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell

    Don Starkell Photo Store

  • Don Starkell in Concordia Hospital recovering from frostbite after trying to navigate the Northwest Passage.  December 2 / 1992
(Jeff De Booy /  Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell in Concordia Hospital recovering from frostbite after trying to navigate the Northwest Passage. December 2 / 1992 (Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell .  August 24 2009 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell . August 24 2009 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don and Dana Starkell. 1981

    Don and Dana Starkell. 1981 Photo Store

  • Don Starkell. 1986
(Jim Haggarty / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Don Starkell. 1986 (Jim Haggarty / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Don Starkell and son Dana pose with canoe in Panama Canal Zone before embarking for the Colombian Coast.  September 24, 1981

    Don Starkell and son Dana pose with canoe in Panama Canal Zone before embarking for the Colombian Coast. September 24, 1981 Photo Store

  • Winnipeg author and outdoor enthusiast Don Starkell recuperates in his home after being badly burned in his house last March. September 16, 2010
(Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Winnipeg author and outdoor enthusiast Don Starkell recuperates in his home after being badly burned in his house last March. September 16, 2010 (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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