• 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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  • October 9, 2011

    The NHL is back!

    The atmosphere in Winnipeg built to a fever pitch this weekend until exactly 4:20 p.m. when a new era of professional hockey began. Jets Bryan Little and Montreal Canadiens Tomas Plekanec took the opening draw of the 2011-12 NHL season before a boisterous standing-room only crowd at the MTS Centre. Stage fright and opposing snipers shot down the Winnipeg Jets in their home-opener and the Jets gave up three third-period goals and simply couldn't catch up, eventually losing 5-1.

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  • A fan looks for tickets for the Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Centre on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

    A fan looks for tickets for the Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Centre on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) Photo Store

  • Ryan Gilmour, a hard-core Jets fan, outside MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Ryan Gilmour, a hard-core Jets fan, outside MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Edgar Purganan and Keith Lavallee outside the MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Edgar Purganan and Keith Lavallee outside the MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey makes his way onto the ice during team introductions. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

    Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey makes his way onto the ice during team introductions. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) Photo Store

  • Mark Dewar with his hand-knit Jets jersey his wife made him. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Mark Dewar with his hand-knit Jets jersey his wife made him. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The first Winnipeg Jets fans file into the MTS Centre and Ethan Bewer, 9, meets Jets mascot Mick E. Moose. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The first Winnipeg Jets fans file into the MTS Centre and Ethan Bewer, 9, meets Jets mascot Mick E. Moose. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The start of the Winnipeg Jets versus Montreal Canadiens. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The start of the Winnipeg Jets versus Montreal Canadiens. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Outside the MTS Centre before the drop of the puck. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Outside the MTS Centre before the drop of the puck. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Bryan Little crashes into Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

    Bryan Little crashes into Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) Photo Store

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper drinks a soda as he and his daughter Rachel watch the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper drinks a soda as he and his daughter Rachel watch the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Jets' Nik Antropov scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz during the third period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

    Winnipeg Jets' Nik Antropov scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz during the third period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) Photo Store

  • A fan records the opening ceremonies at the MTS Centre. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A fan records the opening ceremonies at the MTS Centre. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The national anthem was sung by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Winnipeg native Chantal Kreviazuk. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The national anthem was sung by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Winnipeg native Chantal Kreviazuk. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A special ceremony for Rick Rypien before the game took place with Gary Bettman, Craig Heisinger, Shelley Crawford (mother), Mark Chipman and David Thomson. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A special ceremony for Rick Rypien before the game took place with Gary Bettman, Craig Heisinger, Shelley Crawford (mother), Mark Chipman and David Thomson. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • It was a full house for the Winnipeg Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    It was a full house for the Winnipeg Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • One of two jets pass over the large crowd watching the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    One of two jets pass over the large crowd watching the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Evander Kane chases the puck against Canadiens Michael Cammalleri and Yannick Weber during first-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Evander Kane chases the puck against Canadiens Michael Cammalleri and Yannick Weber during first-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pride in their hometown and the Jets was displayed in many ways. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Pride in their hometown and the Jets was displayed in many ways. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A large crowd watches the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A large crowd watches the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Mark Scheifele faces off during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Mark Scheifele faces off during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Canadien David Desharnais is stopped by Ondrej Pavelec during second-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Canadien David Desharnais is stopped by Ondrej Pavelec during second-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Canadien Alexei Emelin jumps over downed Jet Kyle Wellwood behind the Montreal net during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Canadien Alexei Emelin jumps over downed Jet Kyle Wellwood behind the Montreal net during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Evander Kane battles with Canadien Scott Gomez during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Evander Kane battles with Canadien Scott Gomez during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Nik Antropov scores the first NHL goal for the new Winnipeg Jets. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Nik Antropov scores the first NHL goal for the new Winnipeg Jets. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fans celebrate the Nik Antropov's goal during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Fans celebrate the Nik Antropov's goal during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fans watching the game at the convention centre cheer after the Jets' Nik Antropov scores the first goal. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Fans watching the game at the convention centre cheer after the Jets' Nik Antropov scores the first goal. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien gets a penalty. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien gets a penalty. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Montreal Canadians Max Pacioretty, left, celebrates qa third period goal. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Montreal Canadians Max Pacioretty, left, celebrates qa third period goal. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Brett MacLean battles with Yannick Weber during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Brett MacLean battles with Yannick Weber during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Montreal Canadians goaltender Carey Price keeps his eyes on the puck as Winnipeg Jets Tanner Glass storms the net during third period. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Montreal Canadians goaltender Carey Price keeps his eyes on the puck as Winnipeg Jets Tanner Glass storms the net during third period. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Mick E. Moose is always a crowd favourite. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Mick E. Moose is always a crowd favourite. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The Jets leave the ice after their  5-1 loss. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The Jets leave the ice after their 5-1 loss. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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