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Tabletop gaming event returns to Bronx Park CC

Sheldon Birnie STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Tabletop gamers, unite!

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Festival du Voyageur is back in person

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

Festival du Voyageur is back in person

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

The countdown is on.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Photo by Simon Fuller

Individuals are being invited to reignite their joie de vivre at the 54th edition of Western Canada’s largest winter festival of its kind, which will be held from Feb. 17 to 26.

Remembering those we lost, part 2

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Remembering those we lost, part 2

T. Kent Morgan 4 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

In this second January column, Memories of Sport continues to remember sports personalities who died during 2022.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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George Ulyatt was a former president of Hockey Manitoba.

Nestaweya River Trail declared officially open

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Nestaweya River Trail declared officially open

1 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

The Nestaweya River Trail presented by The Winnipeg Foundation was officially declared open at a ‘ribbon-cutting’ ceremony on Jan. 18.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Winnipeg Foundation CEO Sky Bridges (centre, on ice bike) and a group of Winnipeg Foundation and Forks staff propel themselves ‘through’ a ceremonial ribbon, using the many means of transportation available to users of the River Trail, on Jan. 18.

City news in brief for Jan. 25, 2023

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City news in brief for Jan. 25, 2023

Staff reporter 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Nominations open for Lt.-Gov. Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Nominations open for Lt.-Gov. Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

Skating trails abound across Canada

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Skating trails abound across Canada

RoseAnna Schick 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Ice skating has long been a favourite winter pastime in Winnipeg. In fact, we once held the Guinness Book of World Records record for the longest naturally frozen skating trail. That was in 2008, when our beloved river trail created by The Forks measured 8.54 kilometres.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Kari Medig / Kootenay Rockies Travel

The Lake Windermere Whiteway, near Invermere, B.C., can measure almost 30 kilometres and features both skating and cross-country ski trails

Issues to keep tabs on in 2023

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Issues to keep tabs on in 2023

Dylon Martin 3 minute read Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Heading into 2023, there are a lot of relevant matters to consider for West Broadway and Winnipeg. These include persistent issues with housing affordability, transit, and active transportation.

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

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The Winnipeg Transit Master Plan could be beneficial to residents of West Broadway.

4-H in Starbuck off to a great start!

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4-H in Starbuck off to a great start!

1 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Starbuck Combined 4-H Club has had three meetings so far held at the hall in Starbuck, with nine members. The executives this year are Kiera Mosset as president (centre), Heidi Masse (second from left) as vice-president, Scarlet Matychuk (second from right) as secretary, Sara Masse as treasurer (far right), and Lucie Matychuk (far left) as news reporter

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Cobra is an active, playful bundle of energy

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Cobra is an active, playful bundle of energy

Manitoba Mutts 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Hi! I’m Cobra!

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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This is Cobra!

Looking ahead to 2023

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Looking ahead to 2023

Janice Morley-Lecomte 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

As January comes to a quick close, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, visiting with family and friends. The start to 2023 has been mild and many are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and enjoying many of the seasonal activities.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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Lohri Mela, a celebration of new beginnings hosted Asian Women of Winnipeg, was held on Jan. 14 at RBC Convention Centre.

Getting things done in 2023

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Getting things done in 2023

Obby Khan 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

A new year is upon us and I want to continue building on the momentum of the many accomplishments seen in 2022. I am excited for what 2023 has in store and I am working hard to get more things done in Fort Whyte, for you.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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The next “Coffee with Obby” chat will take place on Feb. 24 from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. at the McDonald’s on Kenaston Boulevard.

Fixing health care is about more than money

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Fixing health care is about more than money

Cindy Lamoureux 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

It’s clear when I talk to constituents in Tyndall Park that what they want is quality health care close to home, which is something that consecutive provincial governments have not been able to deliver. Instead, provincial governments seem to want to blame Ottawa and not accept the fact that our current health crisis exists in good part because of decisions they continue to make at the provincial level.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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The Seven Oaks Hospital emergency room became an urgent care centre in 2019.

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.

Meeting health-care needs here at home

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Meeting health-care needs here at home

Nahanni Fontaine 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Manitobans shouldn’t have to take a road trip to get life-saving health care. That’s what I’ve heard from many citizens after the Progressive Conservative government announced that some patients seeking hip, knee or spinal surgeries will have to travel to other provinces and, in some cases, across the border for treatment, far from home, family and supports.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

St. Johns MLA Nahanni Fontaine writes that Manitobans shouldn’t have to take a road trip to get life-saving health care.

Sports in brief for Jan. 25, 2023

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Sports in brief for Jan. 25, 2023

—Staff 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Reichert, Cameron recognized as MCAC athletes of the week

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Reichert, Cameron recognized as MCAC athletes of the week

Spuds on display during Potato Week

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Spuds on display during Potato Week

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

There are all sorts of ways to prepare potatoes, and many of these will be soon tantalizingly demonstrated by chefs at the many local restaurants that will be taking part in Peak of the Market’s Potato Week.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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Peak of the Market’s Potato Week 2023 will run until Jan. 29. Pictured: A perogy poutine, which is this year’s entry for the Four Crowns Inn (1030 McPhillips St.).

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.

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.

BreastCheck mobile clinic coming to the south end

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BreastCheck mobile clinic coming to the south end

Staff reporter 1 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Women in Winnipeg’s south end will have easy access to cancer screening in their own community.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Women in Winnipeg’s south end will have easy access to cancer screening in their own community.

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

Photo by Cody Sellar

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

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.

Moving in cycles

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Moving in cycles

Simon Fuller STAFF REPORTER 2 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Some things in Winnipeg are cyclical, of course. Not least, the wondrous — as some may think of it — winter weather.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Photo by Simon Fuller

Sinan Leylek, the operations manager of Spark Rentals, has launched the winter-focused Ice Cycles for a second season.

The art of leaving a legacy

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The art of leaving a legacy

Christine Ibbotson 4 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Dear Money Lady Readers,

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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There are many organizations that rely solely on the generosity of people helping their cause, and giving a gift of your time is a meaningful of leaving a legacy.

Reflections at the dawn of a new year

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Reflections at the dawn of a new year

Nick Barnes 3 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Last year brought us moments of joy and sadness, with news events such as the ongoing effects of climate change and COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, women’s rights, World Cup soccer, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, fusion power and space telescopes.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

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New Year’s Eve is traditionally a time of celebration ahead of a period of reflection.

Corydon C.C. eager for WinterFest return

Cody Sellar STAFF REPORTER 3 minute read Preview

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

Photo by Cody Sellar

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

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