Kelsey James was a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review in 2021 and 2022.
Recent articles by Kelsey James
Annual St. Norbert Remembrance Day ceremony returns to in-person event3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
Oakville receives funding for joint child-care and community centre2 minute read Preview Friday, Nov. 4, 2022
Evan Duncan elected to city council in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022
Fort Garry Rotary Club celebrates 60 years, honours longtime member3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
Truth and Reconciliation Day events scheduled for Winnipeg4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022
Candidates compete for River Heights – Fort Garry council seat4 minute read Preview Friday, Sep. 23, 2022
Two candidates vie for Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry city council seat2 minute read Preview Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022
New youth mental health clinic aims to tackle wait times3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022
Legacy group breaks ground on memorial at former River Heights residential school4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Dream playhouse donated to Fort Richmond children’s centre1 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2022
Norwest Co-op Community Health Centre marks anniversary3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2022
Indigenous creators selected for prestigious filmmaking program3 minute read Preview Friday, Jun. 17, 2022
Jr. Bisons boys club volleyball team wins national title3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2022
Women’s Resource Centre presents Comedy for a Cause on June 162 minute read Preview Friday, Jun. 10, 2022
The Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre is hosting its first in-person event in two years on June 16.
Comedy for a Cause, in partnership with the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, will take place at the Gas Station Arts Theatre (445 River Ave.) on Thurs., June 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature performances from five local comedians: Lara Rae, Angie St. Mars, Ainsley McPhail, Dana Smith and Danielle Kayaharas.
Local teachers win prestigious teaching excellence awards3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022
New pet store is for the dogs – and local animal rescues3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022
New splash pad and play structure approved for Crescentwood3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022
St. James student raises money for CancerCare Manitoba1 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 25, 2022
Walking from coast to coast for Special Olympics Manitoba3 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 18, 2022
Westwood student wins St. James SchoolDivision March art contest2 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 4, 2022
Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District hosts crafting events2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022
The Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District is hosting a number of crafting events from April to June:
Geeking out for a good brew3 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 25, 2022
FullGeek BrewLab expands operation
A new Winnipeg micro-brewery has made its debut thanks to two self-proclaimed geeks.
FullGeek BrewLab, founded by friends and former home-brewers James Mont and Cory Bartell, have set up shop in the Stone Angel Brewing Co. space at 9-1875 Pembina Hwy.
Pembina Trails School Division announces new budget2 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 18, 2022
On March 10, the Pembina Trails School Division’s board of trustees approved a combined operating budget and capital expenditures of $196,000,000 for the 2022-23 school year, officials say.
The average homeowner in the division will pay $31.00 (or 1.4 per cent) less on their school taxes. This equates to $2.50 per month.
Total expenditures – including staff salaries, employee benefits, services, supplies and equipment, interest, payroll tax and transfers, as well as capital – will rise to $195,904,850 from the previous $183,772,080 (or a 6.6 per cent increase).
The board has also added 8.6 full-time equivalent teaching positions, and the division has committed to supporting pre-kindergarten early learning needs through summer programming for the 2022/2023 school year.
Vincent Massey Collegiate basketball player is MHSAA athlete of the week1 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022
University of Manitoba hosting Sustainability Day March 101 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022
The University of Manitoba will host a virtual, drop-in Sustainability Day event on Thurs., March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is hosted by the office of sustainability and celebrates innovative ideas, research and actions as a means to create a more sustainable future. The annual celebration is also meant to inspire students, staff and faculty to participate in the United Nation’s 17 goals for sustainable development.
Register at www.umanitoba.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RB65j7ZRRq-3WmW2OayUDg
To learn more about UM Sustainability Day and view the full event schedule, visit www.umanitoba.ca/sustainability/sustainability-day-2022
Riverview Community Centre searches for decades-old artwork3 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
Byelection announced in Fort Whyte3 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
Voters will go to the polls on March 22 in a byelection to fill the Fort Whyte seat in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.
Premier Heather Stefanson announced the date Feb. 22, kicking off the race for the Winnipeg electorial which had been held by former Manitoba premier Brian Pallister since 2012. Pallister resigned as premier and vacated his seat last year.
“This byelection will provide the constituents of Fort Whyte an opportunity to share their voice on who will represent them in the Manitoba legislative assembly going forward,” Stefanson said in a news release.
Now that the byelection has been called, candidates can file nomination papers leading up to the March 7 deadline. The Elections Manitoba website currently lists four prospective candidates: Patrick Allard (Independent), Obby Khan (Progressive Conservative), Willard Reaves (Liberal) and Trudy Schroeder (NDP).