Kelsey James

Kelsey James

Community Journalist

Kelsey James was a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review in 2021 and 2022.

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West Winnipeg — Looking back at 2022

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West Winnipeg — Looking back at 2022

Kelsey James, Cody Sellar and Katlyn Streilein STAFF REPORTERS 15 minute read Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022

January: Walking in a Wolseley Winter Wonderland

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Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022

Photo by Katlyn Streilein

The team at NorWest Co-op Community Health celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary on Nov. 23.

Osborne Florist celebrates 50 years

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Osborne Florist celebrates 50 years

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

St. Paul’s Crusaders crowned WHSFL champions

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St. Paul’s Crusaders crowned WHSFL champions

By Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

The St. Paul’s Crusaders varsity boys football team have been crowned Division 1 champions of the Winnipeg High School Football League.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

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The St. Paul’s Crusaders varsity boys football team defeated the Dakota Lancers 15-11 on the Nov.12, earning them the title of Division 1 champions of the Winnipeg High School Football League.

Westwood fundraiser helps local charities

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Westwood fundraiser helps local charities

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

A Westwood couple is spreading holiday cheer by making and selling Christmas decorations for charity.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

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Those interested in purchasing a snowman can visit Wall and Ruth at their home (300 Drummond Pl.). They can also be reached at 204-805-5823, 204-461-4399, 204-889-6830 or by email at blainewall@gmail.com

River Heights author launches short story collection

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River Heights author launches short story collection

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

River Heights author Chadwick Ginther is inviting readers to explore the world of monsters, giants and witches.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

A legend in the baking

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A legend in the baking

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

An East Kildonan high school student is hoping to become North America’s greatest baker.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

Oak Park wins high school JV football title

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Oak Park wins high school JV football title

By Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

The Oak Park Raiders junior varsity boys football team beat the Dakota Lancers 35-13 in the Winnipeg High School Football League JV Division championship game on Nov. 12 at Investors Group Field.

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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

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The Oak Park Raiders junior varsity boys football team defeated the Dakota Lancers with a 35-13, earning the school the championship title of the Winnipeg High School Football League JV Division.

Be a Santa to a Senior program returns

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Be a Santa to a Senior program returns

By Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

An annual program that matches local seniors with holiday gifts has returned for its 15th year.

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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

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Home Instead Winnipeg’s Be a Santa to a Senior initiative delivers gifts to isolated older adults living in the community.

Staffing agency helps Ukrainian newcomers get hired

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Staffing agency helps Ukrainian newcomers get hired

Kelsey James 4 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

A West St. Paul resident is helping Ukrainian newcomers fleeing the war secure employment in Manitoba.

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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

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Mark Myrowich (far right) started Myrowich Staffing Agency to help Ukrainian newcomers fleeing the war secure employment in Manitoba.

New traffic signals activated in Old Kildonan

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New traffic signals activated in Old Kildonan

Kelsey James 2 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

The City of Winnipeg has activated a new set of traffic signals at the north intersection of McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue in the Old Kildonan area.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

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Coun. Devi Sharma (left) and Coun. Janice Lukes hosted a press conference on the morning of November 8 to mark the activation of new traffic signals at the north intersection of McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue.

Increase in crime concerns residents

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Increase in crime concerns residents

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

Award-winning play comes to Gas Station Arts Centre

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Award-winning play comes to Gas Station Arts Centre

Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

A local theatre troupe is hitting the stage at Gas Station Arts Centre (2-445 River Ave.) this month with an adaptation of American playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

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7 Ages Productions is hitting the stage at Gas Station Arts Centre (2-445 River Ave.) this month with an adaptation of American playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot.

Elie, Man. teacher nationally recognized

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Elie, Man. teacher nationally recognized

By Kelsey James 2 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

An Elie, Man. teacher has been nationally recognized for his commitment to education.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

Jeff Baty was one of eight teachers from across Canada to be honoured with the award, which acknowledges the vital role teachers play in providing inclusive, quality education and improving the lives of children.

Renewing a neighbourhood

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Renewing a neighbourhood

Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

After two months of brightening an empty lot on Portage Avenue, murals from the West End Business Improvement Zone’s Renew Art Project will be placed around the neighbourhood.

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Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

Twelve local artists transformed the vacant lot at 943 Portage Ave. into an outdoor mural garden as part of the project, which focused on the theme of renewal and sharing stories through art.

Annual St. Norbert Remembrance Day ceremony returns to in-person event

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Annual St. Norbert Remembrance Day ceremony returns to in-person event

Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

The annual St. Norbert Remembrance Day ceremony is returning to an in-person service after two years of being virtual.

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Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

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In 2008, Art Bloomfield, a longtime St. Norbert resident, was walking his grandson to school when he took a closer look at an overgrown cenotaph in the local cemetery. Soon after, Bloomfield and his wife, Wendy, made it their mission to ensure the cenotaph and fallen men were honoured each year on Remembrance Day.

Oakville receives funding for joint child-care and community centre

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Oakville receives funding for joint child-care and community centre

Kelsey James 2 minute read Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Oakville Community Club and the Oakville Early Learning Centre have received over $2 million in funding to build a joint child-care and community centre.

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Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

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The federal and provincial governments are investing $1.02 million towards building the new 40-space centre, announced education and early childhood learning minister Wayne Ewasko in an Oct. 14 press release.

African dance company celebrates 20th anniversary

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African dance company celebrates 20th anniversary

Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

Contemporary dance group NAfro Dance Productions is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a four-day multi-cultural dance and music event.

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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

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From Nov. 2 to 5 at the Gas Station Arts Centre (445 River Ave.), the Moving Inspirations Dance Festival and Symposium will bring together more than 25 dance groups and musicians from Canada and around the world.

Duncan elected in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood

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Duncan elected in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood

Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

Evan Duncan was elected city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood in Winnipeg’s Oct. 26 civic election.

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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

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Evan Duncan speaks to family, friends and volunteers at Boston Pizza on Grant Avenue after being elected city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood.

Evan Duncan elected to city council in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood

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Evan Duncan elected to city council in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Evan Duncan was elected city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood in Winnipeg’s Oct. 26 civic election.

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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

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Evan Duncan speaks to family, friends and volunteers at Boston Pizza on Grant Avenue after being elected city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood.

Veterinary clinics participating in Spay Day 2022

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Veterinary clinics participating in Spay Day 2022

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

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Westwood Veterinary Hospital has previously participated in spay and neuter events, including ones for local animal rescues.

Spooktacular displays

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Spooktacular displays

By Kelsey James 1 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

West Winnipeg residents have embraced the spooky season with elaborate Halloween decorations and displays, ranging from the hilarious to the downright scary.

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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Running for reconciliation

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Running for reconciliation

By Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

A University of Manitoba Bisons hockey player recently organized a Reconciliation Run to mark the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

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The 2022 Reconciliation Run began in Birtle, Man. on Sept. 30, at the former residential school, and concluded on Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation.

Fort Garry Rotary Club celebrates 60 years, honours longtime member

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Fort Garry Rotary Club celebrates 60 years, honours longtime member

By Kelsey James 3 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

FORT GARRY

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry city councillor Sherri Rollins (left), Ted Foreman (middle) and Foreman’s wife, Lynn.

Building with a purpose

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Building with a purpose

By Kelsey James STAFF REPORTER 4 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

NORTH END

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

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The physically accessible, single-family home Purpose is building on Magnus Avenue, will have four bedrooms, two bathrooms and will be 20 per cent more energy efficient than building code requirements.