Free Press Community Review: East

Sky’s the limit for drone pilots

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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

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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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

When kindness becomes kittens

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When kindness becomes kittens

Random Acts of Kindness 4 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

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Honouring St. Vital’s Jubilee medal recipients

Jamie Moses 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

A balanced approach is best

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A balanced approach is best

Troy Westwood 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Dr. Seuss agrees: Reading is key to success

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Dr. Seuss agrees: Reading is key to success

James Teitsma 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

RRC Polytech offering manufacturing bootcamps

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RRC Polytech offering manufacturing bootcamps

Staff reporter 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Community news briefs for Feb. 1, 2023

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Community news briefs for Feb. 1, 2023

2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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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Sports in brief for Feb. 1, 2023

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Sports in brief for Feb. 1, 2023

Staff reporter 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Forging full speed ahead at MITT

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Forging full speed ahead at MITT

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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 developments approved by Riel community committee

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New developments approved by Riel community committee

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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 1 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

A heartfelt thank you

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A heartfelt thank you

Tony Zerucha 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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

Janine LeGal 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

“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

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Hard work, determination pay off

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Start with keeping vulnerable people safe

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Start with keeping vulnerable people safe

3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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

Keeping provincial parks affordable, accessible

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Keeping provincial parks affordable, accessible

Lisa Naylor 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

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.

Diversify your portfolio with structure notes

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Diversify your portfolio with structure notes

Christine Ibbotson 4 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Dear Money Lady Readers,

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Dreamstime

Structured notes vary by complexity and risk and are a good investment product to consider adding to your portfolio for further diversification.

McPhillips Street named for family of surveyors

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McPhillips Street named for family of surveyors

Christian Cassidy 3 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

McPhillips Street is one of Winnipeg’s busiest traffic corridors, but when it was named in the 1870s it was a surveyor’s line that marked Winnipeg’s city limits. It commemorates the McPhillips family of surveyors and mapmakers.

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The nameplate of the 1881 McPhillips’ Map Shewing the City of Winnipeg, and Parts of the Parishes of St. Boniface and St. John in the Province of Manitoba.

The times they are a-changin’

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The times they are a-changin’

Jeff McFarlane 4 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Like most of our world, the pet industry is changing. Smaller businesses are being gobbled up by multinational corporations, and that might not always help improve the situation.

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Corporate ownership of Canadian veterinary clinics has increased dramatically in the past two decades.

calendrier communautaire 233-ALLÔ

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calendrier communautaire 233-ALLÔ

Calendrier communautaire 1 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Du 2 février au 30 mars • Perlage au Musée - Atelier Avancé Session d’Hiver • Musée de Saint-Boniface

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Rickson Makwe performs at Mardi Jazz on Feb. 14.

The bearable lightness of decluttering

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The bearable lightness of decluttering

Heather Innis 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Over the years I’ve tried many strategies to combat the winter blues – from exploring new outdoor activities, such as cross-country skiing and skating, to focusing on personal growth and development pursuits such as meditation and journaling. While all of these are worthwhile pastimes, I often find myself struggling this time of year. Not surprisingly, this seasonal anxiety has only intensified over the last few years, when the pandemic made everything seem scary and uncertain.

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Dreamstime

Decluttering can be a freeing experience.

A child’s footprints in the snow

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A child’s footprints in the snow

Ron Buffie 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Looking at a photo of those little footprints in the snow on my sidewalk brings back memories of Lucy Gray, a poem written by William Wordsworth in 1799.

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Photo by Ron Buffie

A neighbour’s children left footprints on correspondent Ron Buffie’s sidewalk in their excitement to deliver him a gift of butternut squash.

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