• 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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  • August 9, 2012

    P.O.V. - On the road with the Goldeyes

    Free Press reporter Randy Turner and multimedia editor Melissa Tait spent time with the Winnipeg Goldeyes on a six-game road trip to Missouri and Iowa. Here are some select photos from the two days and two games Melissa Tait spent with the team in Sioux City, Iowa.

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  • Catcher Kyle Day points out a song Matt Rusch is listening to while playing the card game

    Catcher Kyle Day points out a song Matt Rusch is listening to while playing the card game "Plunk" with Craig James on the bus before game time.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Chris Salamida, from Watervliet, NY, walks back to the hotel in Sioux City, Iowa the afternoon before the final game of a six-game road trip.

    Pitcher Chris Salamida, from Watervliet, NY, walks back to the hotel in Sioux City, Iowa the afternoon before the final game of a six-game road trip.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Todd Privett got a Major League Baseball tattoo when he was 18-years-old.

    Pitcher Todd Privett got a Major League Baseball tattoo when he was 18-years-old.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Goldeyes equipment in the clubhouse at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Goldeyes equipment in the clubhouse at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A group of pitchers play hacky sack to warm-up outside the bullpen at Lewis and Clark Park before the Sunday game against Sioux City.

    A group of pitchers play hacky sack to warm-up outside the bullpen at Lewis and Clark Park before the Sunday game against Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Outfielder Job Weber reacts to painful treatment from trainer Shane Zdebiak before the Saturday game against Sioux City at Lewis and Clark Stadium. Weber's knee was swollen to the size of a tennis ball, so he was Designated Hitter for the game.

    Outfielder Job Weber reacts to painful treatment from trainer Shane Zdebiak before the Saturday game against Sioux City at Lewis and Clark Stadium. Weber's knee was swollen to the size of a tennis ball, so he was Designated Hitter for the game.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Prior to the starting the Sunday game against Sioux City, pitcher Ace Walker read The Book of God - the bible written in novel form - quietly in the clubhouse.

    Prior to the starting the Sunday game against Sioux City, pitcher Ace Walker read The Book of God - the bible written in novel form - quietly in the clubhouse.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Second baseman Price Kendall warms up before the Sunday game at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City.

    Second baseman Price Kendall warms up before the Sunday game at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Infielder Price Kendall heads under the bleachers into the dugout at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Infielder Price Kendall heads under the bleachers into the dugout at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait) Photo Store

  • Veteran Job Weber (right) goads bat boy Liam Pulsipher, and pitching coach Bill Pulsipher’s son, into a playful argument in the dugout before the Saturday game in Sioux City.

    Veteran Job Weber (right) goads bat boy Liam Pulsipher, and pitching coach Bill Pulsipher’s son, into a playful argument in the dugout before the Saturday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Goldeyes line up for the anthem at the start of the Saturday game at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Goldeyes line up for the anthem at the start of the Saturday game at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Starting pitcher Ace Walker laughs at an off-colour joke in the dugout.

    Starting pitcher Ace Walker laughs at an off-colour joke in the dugout.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • First baseman Yurendell de Caster tosses the ball to second base at dusk during an inning warmup during the Sunday game in Sioux City.

    First baseman Yurendell de Caster tosses the ball to second base at dusk during an inning warmup during the Sunday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Craig James watches a hit from an Explorer during the Sunday game in Sioux City.

    Pitcher Craig James watches a hit from an Explorer during the Sunday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Umpire Joe Pascucci playfully dumps water on first baseman Yurendell de Caster during a break in play of the Sunday game against Sioux City.

    Umpire Joe Pascucci playfully dumps water on first baseman Yurendell de Caster during a break in play of the Sunday game against Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Matt Rusch waits outside the team bus after a loss to Sioux City on Saturday night at Lewis and Clark stadium.

    Pitcher Matt Rusch waits outside the team bus after a loss to Sioux City on Saturday night at Lewis and Clark stadium.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Craig James (in white) shows off his beard to Chris Salamida on the team bus after a game Saturday night in Sioux City.

    Pitcher Craig James (in white) shows off his beard to Chris Salamida on the team bus after a game Saturday night in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The bus carrying the Goldeyes back to Winnipeg from Iowa speeds along Manitoba Highway 75 at sunrise on the morning following their road trip.

    The bus carrying the Goldeyes back to Winnipeg from Iowa speeds along Manitoba Highway 75 at sunrise on the morning following their road trip.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pitcher Ace Walker leaves the bus with breakfast and pillow in hand when the Goldeyes' bus arrived just after daybreak Monday morning.

    Pitcher Ace Walker leaves the bus with breakfast and pillow in hand when the Goldeyes' bus arrived just after daybreak Monday morning.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The team returns to Shaw Park in Winnipeg just after sunrise in morning. Later that night they beat the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants 20-16.

    The team returns to Shaw Park in Winnipeg just after sunrise in morning. Later that night they beat the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants 20-16.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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