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Community news briefs for Feb. 1, 2023

2 minute read Yesterday at 3:43 PM CST

Get ready for the great outdoors

It may be the depths of February, but many Manitobans — especially those who don’t snowmobile or go ice-fishing — are already thinking about enjoying the great outdoors this spring, summer and fall. To help them plan and prepare, the Manitoba Outdoors show is set to run on Feb. 3, 4 and 5 at Red River Exhibition Place.

The trade show will feature over 100 exhibitors showcasing a variety of products and services, as well as stage presentations from experts in a variety of fields. From fishing to hiking, archery to scuba diving, camping to cycling, hunting to kayaking and more, the show has something for every outdoor enthusiast.

Admission is just $8 if you buy tickets in advance, or $12 at the door. Kids under 18 are admitted free. For full details and ticket info, visit johnpeterevents.com

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A balanced approach is best

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A balanced approach is best

Troy Westwood 3 minute read Yesterday at 2:45 PM CST

Julian Antonation is a very impressive and insightful 17-year-old, Grade 11 student at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate.

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Julian Antonation is a 17-year-old, Grade 11 student at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate.

Teen speedskater’s dedication paying off

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Preview

Teen speedskater’s dedication paying off

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Yesterday at 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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Photo by Cody Sellar

Sofia Bieber (second from front) and teammates practise ahead of Bieber’s trip to Germany to compete at the world junior long track championships.

When kindness becomes kittens

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When kindness becomes kittens

Random Acts of Kindness 5 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Preview

Ambitious mixed-use project gets go-ahead from committee

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Yesterday at 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

Staff reporter 2 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

Staff reporter 2 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

Volleyball Manitoba announces all-star grad winners

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Volleyball Manitoba announced its all-star grad winners recently.

Much ado without recommendations

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Preview

Much ado without recommendations

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 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

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

Forging full speed ahead at MITT

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Yesterday at 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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Supplied photo courtesy of MITT Canada

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

New management takes over hotel restaurant

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Preview

New management takes over hotel restaurant

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

Winter carnival ready to return to Wolseley

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Yesterday at 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

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

New developments approved by Riel community committee

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Yesterday at 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

Staff reporter 2 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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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Supplied photo by Elea Trouttet

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.

Pet Planet Park City helping animals in need

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Pet Planet Park City helping animals in need

Staff reporter 1 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

James Teitsma 3 minute read Preview

Dr. Seuss agrees: Reading is key to success

James Teitsma 3 minute read Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 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

Janine LeGal 3 minute read Preview

Sweet relief as the new year begins

Janine LeGal 3 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

“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.”

Hard work, determination pay off

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Preview

Hard work, determination pay off

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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.

Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

Jamie Moses 3 minute read Preview

Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

Jamie Moses 3 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

3 minute read Yesterday at 2:01 AM CST

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

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

Terriers battle for top spot

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Yesterday at 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

Myrna Driedger 3 minute read Preview

Honouring Platinum Jubilee medal recipients

Myrna Driedger 3 minute read Yesterday at 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

Devi Sharma 3 minute read Preview

Advocating for the Chief Peguis Trail extension

Devi Sharma 3 minute read Yesterday at 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

Heather Stefanson 3 minute read Preview

Embracing an opportunity for renewal

Heather Stefanson 3 minute read Yesterday at 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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Mikaela MacKenzie

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

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