Cody Sellar

Cody Sellar

Community Journalist

Cody Sellar is the reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. He is a lifelong Winnipegger. He is a journalist, writer, sleuth, and lover of terse biographies.

Email him at cody.sellar@canstarnews.com or call him at 204-697-7206.

Recent articles of Cody Sellar

Wolseley figure skater wins gold

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Wolseley figure skater wins gold

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Wolseley

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Sixteen-year-old figure skater David Howes shows off his 2023 Skate Canada Challenge gold medal.

Churchill basketball bullish early on

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Churchill basketball bullish early on

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Riverview

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Shadrak Lasu (left) and TJ Tapuno (right) both have their sights set on a provincial championship.

Black History Month returns to in-person events

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Black History Month returns to in-person events

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West Winnipeg

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Nadia Thompson, chairperson of Black History of Manitoba, is excited to return to in-person programming.

Brewing up winter fun

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Brewing up winter fun

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Osborne Village

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From left to right: Helene Le Moullec Mancini (Gas Station Arts Centre), Neal McDonald (The Beer Can), and Shannon Guile (Gas Station Arts Centre).

Teen speedskater’s dedication paying off

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Teen speedskater’s dedication paying off

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Terriers battle for top spot

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Terriers battle for top spot

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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.

The only way is up

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The only way is up

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

A local entrepreneur and bioengineer-in-training wants Winnipeg to start building up its food supply — literally. Trina Semenchuk is the CEO and founder of an enterprise called Little Greenhouse that Could, which promotes vertical farming, a type of indoor urban agriculture in which plants are grown on shelves stacked on top of each other.

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Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

Pardon the Winterruption

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Pardon the Winterruption

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Six live-music venues around town are taking part in the fourth annual Winterruption music festival, which began Jan. 20 and runs through Jan. 29.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

Jorge Requena Ramos, artistic director at the West End Cultural Centre and co-artistic director of the Winterruption festival, says this year’s lineup is full of must-see performers.

Maples JV girls have big hoop dreams

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Maples JV girls have big hoop dreams

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Maples Collegiate’s junior varsity girls basketball team took hold of top spot in the Manitoba High School Athletics Association’s rankings in the week of Jan. 16 after winning three tournaments and going 3-0 in league play to kick off the 2022-23 season.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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Maples Collegiate junior varsity girls basketball team are undefeated to start the year, as of press time.

Library names ‘Makers-in-Residence’

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Library names ‘Makers-in-Residence’

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

The Winnipeg Public Library has named two artists as its first “makers-in-residence,” a program whereby the artists will share their skills with the public through drop-ins, workshops and a collaborative project that will present community stories through their art.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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Printmaker Sean McLachlan shows off one of the printed postcards drop-in participants will be able to make during the program.

Gaming centre powers up at FRC

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Gaming centre powers up at FRC

Cody Sellar 4 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Fort Richmond Collegiate has opened a gaming centre for members of its esports team to play and practice.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Vice principal Jon Manness helped spearhead the new gaming centre initiative.

Main Street Project needs warm clothing donations

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Main Street Project needs warm clothing donations

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

The last month of winter may have felt mild to many Winnipeggers, but for those experiencing homelessness or poverty, even a mild temperature can be dangerous.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

Main Street Project says it needs donations of warm clothing to distribute around town.

Corydon C.C. eager for WinterFest return

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Corydon C.C. eager for WinterFest return

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Corydon Community Centre’s Winterfest is back and ready to welcome the community for a week of events from Jan. 25 to 29.

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

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Corydon Community Centre general manager Abbie Bajon is seeking volunteers to staff the winter festival.

Major plans developing for Polo Park

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Major plans developing for Polo Park

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

Polo Park may be set for some major developments over the next decade, according to a Jan. 12 announcement from Shindico Realty.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Developer Shindico Realty is hoping to create living spaces for thousands of people in the area surrounding Polo Park.

Putting the brakes on in four neighbourhoods

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Putting the brakes on in four neighbourhoods

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

Four neighbourhoods could be participating in a pilot project that will see speed limits drop to 30 or 40 kilometres per hour this spring, pending final approval by city council.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Streets in four areas may have speed limits reduced.

Huskies in hunt for Division 2 title

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Huskies in hunt for Division 2 title

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

The women’s varsity hockey team at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate refuses to sell itself short.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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The Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Huskies women’s hockey team is in the hunt to win division 2 of the MWHSHL.

Twins have MMJHL top prize in mind

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Twins have MMJHL top prize in mind

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

Going into the second half of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League season, the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins find themselves near the top of the league and right in the mix to position themselves well for the playoffs to come.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Captain Owen Ostermann prepares to disrupt an opponent breaking out of his zone.

All they are saying… is give skis a chance

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All they are saying… is give skis a chance

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

Bourkevale Community Centre has opened a permanent cross-country ski library that will lend equipment to anyone wanting to try the winter sport.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Elaine Nystrom (right) spearheaded the ski library initiative, and husband Scott Nystrom helps groom the trails around the community centre

Roblin Park CC winter carnival returns

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Roblin Park CC winter carnival returns

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

For the first time in two years, the Roblin Park Community Centre Winter Carnival is back, bringing with it a week-long extravaganza brimming with events and activities. The carnival begins on Jan. 16 and runs until Jan. 22.

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Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

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People watch the carnival’s fireworks at the last event in January 2020.

Assiniboia Community Committee roundup

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Assiniboia Community Committee roundup

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

The Assiniboia community committee met for the first time in 2023 on Jan. 4.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press

Coun. Janice Lukes (Waverley West) is pushing to ramp up bus service in Prairie Pointe.

St. James shop offers tastes of Britain

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St. James shop offers tastes of Britain

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

If you’ve been searching for some Curly Wurlies, Yorkies or — for talking-bear-with-bucket-hat-and-wellies types — some top-notch English marmalade, then look no further. The British Food Co., a store dedicated to British goods, has opened at 3125 Portage Ave.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

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Owner Sam Mendis says she opened the shop to fill a hole in the Winnipeg market and because of the quality of the goods.

Hawks hope to soar in second half of season

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Hawks hope to soar in second half of season

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

The Charleswood Hawks of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League are halfway through an up-and-down season, sitting in sixth place in the 10-team league at press time.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023