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Teen speedskater’s dedication paying off

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read 2:01 AM CST

Teen speedskater Sofia Bieber laced up her skates and pulled on her toque inside the Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre, a building named after a Winnipeg speedskating icon with six Olympic medals to her name.

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When kindness becomes kittens

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When kindness becomes kittens

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It’s been a while since we had the opportunity to compile this column — year-end wrap-up and the holiday season got in the way — but that doesn’t meant people’s kindness has taken a break.

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When a stray cat that befriended Allan Robertson gave birth to seven kittens, he found himself feeding a ‘wheel of cats’ in his kitchen.

Ambitious mixed-use project gets go-ahead from committee

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Ambitious mixed-use project gets go-ahead from committee

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read 2:01 AM CST

The Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan community committee met on Jan. 23 and perhaps the largest item on the agenda was the subdivision and rezoning of Northgate Shopping Centre at 1399 McPhillips St.

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RRC Polytech offering manufacturing bootcamps

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RRC Polytech offering manufacturing bootcamps

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Red River College Polytechnic is offering a series of day-long bootcamps for students to learn new ways of manufacturing.

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Red River College Polytechnic is offering a series of day-long bootcamps for students to learn new ways of manufacturing.

Sports in brief for Feb. 1, 2023

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Sports in brief for Feb. 1, 2023

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Volleyball Manitoba announces all-star grad winners

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Volleyball Manitoba announced its all-star grad winners recently.

Much ado without recommendations

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Much ado without recommendations

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read 2:01 AM CST

The East Kildonan-Transcona community committee met on Jan. 25, and public hearings were held on a number of proposed projects in northeast Winnipeg.

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A second lane closure, subdivision, rezoning, and variance hearing was held on Jan. 25 for the properties at 755 Henderson Hwy. and 220 Helmsdale Ave.

Sky’s the limit for drone pilots

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

Sky’s the limit for drone pilots

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

Those looking to take their interest in drones to the next level are in luck.

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Forging full speed ahead at MITT

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Forging full speed ahead at MITT

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

A key figure in educating the province’s trade and technology sector is hoping a new partnership will strengthen female representation in the welding industry.

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The Women of Steel: Forging Forward program will run for 16 weeks from Feb. 27 to June 23.

New management takes over hotel restaurant

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New management takes over hotel restaurant

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There’s nothing like home cooking.

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Photo by Sheldon Birnie Tianlin Feng is keen to have diners visit the restaurant at the Curtis Gordon Motor Hotel. Feng, who took over the restaurant at the start of January 2023, has expanded both the menu and hours of operation.

Winter carnival ready to return to Wolseley

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Winter carnival ready to return to Wolseley

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

Winter festival season is gearing up to return to Wolseley with Robert A. Steen Community Centre’s winter carnival on Feb. 11.

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New developments approved by Riel community committee

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New developments approved by Riel community committee

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

The most recent Riel community committee was held on Jan. 24.

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File photo by Simon Fuller

Greendell Park Community Centre, pictured here in this file photo, will hold its winter carnival from Feb. 3 to 5.

King Galette event a success

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King Galette event a success

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Dozens of guests enjoyed a piece of the pie at a recent event held by the Union Nationale Française in partnership with the Alliance Française du Manitoba and with the help of Creperie Ker Breizh.

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Pictured: Jean-Eric Ghia, honorary Consul of France in Manitoba, speaking at the event. The lady in the red hat is Brigitte Arondel-Parent, vice-president of the the Union Nationale Française.

Hard work, determination pay off

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Hard work, determination pay off

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Brydon Owen worked so hard in the gym last year that he turned back the clock.

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Prior to losing 70 pounds at Blue Sky Fitness Studio, Brydon Owen weighed around 250 pounds.

Pet Planet Park City helping animals in need

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Pet Planet Park City helping animals in need

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On Jan 7, Pet Planet in Park City Commons (4-1510 Plessis Rd.) donated over $1,600 worth of treats, food and toys to Manitoba Animal Alliance. Donations were gathered from customers over the holiday season.

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Supplied photo On Jan 7, Pet Planet in Park City Commons (4-1510 Plessis Rd.) donated over $1,600 worth of treats, food and toys to Manitoba Animal Alliance.

Dr. Seuss agrees: Reading is key to success

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Dr. Seuss agrees: Reading is key to success

James Teitsma 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

February is I Love To Read month. And I love to read. Over the coming weeks, I will visit many elementary schools and daycares in the Radisson constituency so I can read to as many young people as I can. This gives me the opportunity to join parents, grandparents, teachers and others in encouraging our young people to develop a love for reading.

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Radisson MLA James Teitsma looks forward to once again sharing the wisdom of Dr. Seuss during I Love to Read month.

A heartfelt thank you

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A heartfelt thank you

Tony Zerucha 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

I hope you’re not tired of hearing stories about how generous Manitobans are because I have one more for you.

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Sviatyij Mykolai posed for pictures for hours with Ukrainian children at a Christmas party held for them on Dec. 17 at the UNF Hall.

Sweet relief as the new year begins

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Sweet relief as the new year begins

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“4 cm large mass on upper left lobe of the lung, highly suspicious of a primary malignancy.”

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“4 cm large mass on upper left lobe of the lung, highly suspicious of a primary malignancy.”

Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

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Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

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Happy new year!

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St. Vital MLA Jamie Moses (at right) along with Lt.-Gov. Anita Neville and Premier Heather Stefanson presented Bob (Doc) Holliday with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal on Dec. 1, 2022.

Start with keeping vulnerable people safe

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Start with keeping vulnerable people safe

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It is clear that violent crime and property theft have become major issues in Winnipeg and across Manitoba.

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It is clear that violent crime and property theft have become major issues in Winnipeg and across Manitoba.

Terriers battle for top spot

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Terriers battle for top spot

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

The Portage Terriers are fighting for top spot in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, two-thirds of the way through the league’s regular season.

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The Portage Terriers are fighting for top spot in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League,

two-thirds of the way through the league’s regular season.

Honouring Platinum Jubilee medal recipients

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Honouring Platinum Jubilee medal recipients

Myrna Driedger 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

A year ago, I was advised that then-Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon, was joining with fellow Manitobans in celebrating and congratulating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on a remarkable 70 years of service. Her Majesty ascended the throne on Feb. 6, 1952, and last year she became her the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee. The Queen visited Manitoba six times, first as a princess in 1951 and most recently in 2010.

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Roblin MLA Myrna Driedger presented Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to honourees from Roblin on Dec. 19, 2022.

Advocating for the Chief Peguis Trail extension

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Advocating for the Chief Peguis Trail extension

Devi Sharma 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

As 2023 begins, we reflect on progress made to date in order to anticipate and shape future priorities. In doing so, I am mindful of fundamental projects that create growth, opportunity, and respect the environment.

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An artist’s rendition of what the McPhillips Street interchange might look like when Chief Peguis Trail is extended west.

Embracing an opportunity for renewal

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Embracing an opportunity for renewal

Heather Stefanson 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

2023 is an exciting year for our province, and my Progressive Conservative caucus colleagues and I have never been more excited about Manitoba’s future than we are today. Our team is working diligently to renew Manitoba and continue making Manitoba a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.

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Premier Heather Stefanson announced a new carbon tax relief fund at St. James Food Fare on Jan. 26.

Keeping provincial parks affordable, accessible

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Keeping provincial parks affordable, accessible

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Keeping Provincial Parks Affordable and Accessible

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Manitoba’s provincial parks are natural treasures which should be preserved for generations to come.

Thank you to the voters of Kirkfield Park

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Thank you to the voters of Kirkfield Park

Kevin Klein 3 minute read 2:01 AM CST

I want to thank all Kirkfield Park residents for the honour of representing this great community. In 2023 I am committed to working for you, being a strong voice for all Kirkfield Park residents, and working with you to improve our community. I will communicate openly, make decisions based on facts, put the needs of residents before my political objectives, and fight to strengthen our community and province.

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Progressive Conservative candidate Kevin Klein is congratulated by Premier Heather Stefanson after winning the Kirkfield Park byelection on Dec. 13.

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