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Rescue Pup Steals Hearts and Heals Wounds

Cst. Lesley Steinke arrived at her new posting in Poplar River First Nation in January of 2018. She had come from a specialized unit in Manitoba RCMP Headquarters and was excited to embark on this new adventure. Little did she know that her life was about to be impacted in a big way by a…

St Patrick's Weekend at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo has big plans this weekend with tons of activities for the whole family. The weekend will kick-off early on Friday, March 15, which is an in-service day for schools across Winnipeg. With children home from school and families looking for things to do, the Zoo is offering $15 admission…

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Rescue Pup Steals Hearts and Heals Wounds

Cst. Lesley Steinke arrived at her new posting in Poplar River First Nation in January of 2018. She had come from a specialized unit in Manitoba RCMP Headquarters and was excited to embark on this new adventure. Little did she know that her life was about to be impacted in a big way by a…

St Patrick's Weekend at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo has big plans this weekend with tons of activities for the whole family. The weekend will kick-off early on Friday, March 15, which is an in-service day for schools across Winnipeg. With children home from school and families looking for things to do, the Zoo is offering $15 admission…

Steel Panther Coming to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Steel Panther, the world's premier party band, hailing from Los Angeles, is coming to Winnipeg on June 18, 2019. Steel Panther melds hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. And those good looks are making their way to the Burton Cummings Theatre. Tickets on sale Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m.…

Stan Lee Dead at Age 95

ENTERTAINMENT - Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a host of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture and saw big bucks at the box office, has died at 95. Gavino Garay has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Vancouver Casino Doesn't Allow Drake to Play

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver casino says it "categorically" stands against racism after Drake accused it of "profiling" him. In a post on Instagram, the Toronto rapper called Parq Vancouver "the worst run business" he has ever witnessed. He says the casino did not allow him to gamble, despite his providing "everything they originally asked" him…

Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors has died at age 82. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Brett "The Hitman" Hart Given Blackfoot Name

CALGARY — Bret (The Hitman) Hart may go with a new nickname in the future. The legendary wrestler, who made his in−ring debut in 1978 and took part in nearly 3,000 matches before his retirement, was given an honorary Blackfoot name at an Indigenous ceremony in Calgary on Thursday. Hart’s new Blackfoot name is Iyiikitapinna…

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Dead at 76

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The incredibly talented Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Aretha, who was appropriately crowned the Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit. The reported cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,…

Margot Kidder’s Death Ruled a Suicide

HELENA, Montana — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who was born in Yellowknife and played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on…

Michael Buble Among 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honourees

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Canadian crooner Michael Buble will be getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The singer from Burnaby, British Columbia, is one of the entertainers named by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the honour. Others in the class of 2019 include actors Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway…

De Niro Apologizes to Canadians for Trump's Comments

TORONTO — With diplomatic tensions between U.S. and Canada rocked by recent comments about trade by President Donald Trump and his advisers, some Americans are finding ways to acknowledge Canada’s other exports in popular culture. From Neil Young and Drake to poutine and northern hospitality, many of Canada’s internationally known trademarks became fodder for compliments…

Fans Flock to to Bourdain's Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY - Fans of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who officials say committed suicide in France on Friday, flocked to the New York restaurant where he was an executive chef to pay tribute to him. Nathan Frandino has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 - CNN

NEW YORK, NY - The celebrity and TV chef, Anthony Bourdain, has been found dead at the age of 61. CNN reported that Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his popular show. CNN also reported they have confirmed that his death was a suicide. “Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles,…

Facebook Launches News Program With Anchors From CNN, Fox News, Univision

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Facebook launches U.S. news programs hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox, and Jorge Ramos of Univision to improve the quality of news on the social network. Fred Katayama has more information in this Reuters News video report.

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