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On This Day I Lost My Mom to Domestic Violence

WINNIPEG, MB - September 22nd was a Sunday night many years ago, my teenaged brother had just left the house for his part-time job at Shoppers Drug Mart. Our youngest brother was out of town and at I was at a hockey game hundreds of miles away. I remember that night like it was yesterday.…

Hot Eats In Winnipeg - King & Bannatyne

WINNIPEG, MB - Owner Mike Buono is a straightforward kind of guy. His fabulous sandwich restaurant is located at the corner of King and Bannatyne, so it seemed appropriate to name it King + Bannatyne. The restaurant was bustling over the lunch hour when we paid a visit. “Counter service” is a restaurant style that…

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On This Day I Lost My Mom to Domestic Violence

WINNIPEG, MB - September 22nd was a Sunday night many years ago, my teenaged brother had just left the house for his part-time job at Shoppers Drug Mart. Our youngest brother was out of town and at I was at a hockey game hundreds of miles away. I remember that night like it was yesterday.…

Hot Eats In Winnipeg - King & Bannatyne

WINNIPEG, MB - Owner Mike Buono is a straightforward kind of guy. His fabulous sandwich restaurant is located at the corner of King and Bannatyne, so it seemed appropriate to name it King + Bannatyne. The restaurant was bustling over the lunch hour when we paid a visit. “Counter service” is a restaurant style that…

Alberta Farmer Who Wants a Wife Looks to Belgium

MILLARVILLE, Alta. — Bjorn Bonjean didn’t have trouble dating in southern Alberta, he just hadn’t found the right woman when producers of a reality television show in Belgium came calling. The 28−year−old winemaker is one of five farmers from around the globe vying for the hearts of Belgian women in the show that echoes 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.

Red Panda Weekend at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - Red Panda Weekend is coming to the Assiniboine Park Zoo this Saturday and Sunday (September 1 & 2, 2018) and visitors of all ages are welcome to come out and enjoy the fun. The event is in honour of International Red Panda Day, a day of awareness and education held annually in September.…

Celebrating 135 Years of Government House

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon is hosting a series of free public events to honour the 135th birthday of Government House. Conversations and Celebrations brings together a gathering of fascinating people from across the province. Tuesday September 11, 2018 offers an interactive evening with Zane Zalis. He is an award-winning composer/producer/educator and the founder of the…

Burger Week is Back

WINNIPEG - Save your appetite for an amazing week of burger festivities! Burger Week is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! From September 1st to September 7th, 2018 you can try burgers at more than 114 different restaurants. That's bigger than any other city participating. Winnipeg restaurants have been perfecting their entries all…

Firefighter Who Went Missing Shares His Story

TORONTO — Danny Filippidis says he just wanted to capture a few memories. His annual ski trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., with colleagues from Toronto Fire Services was drawing to a close when he realized he’d forgotten to bring a camera to the lodge where he was unwinding with friends about half−way up Whiteface Mountain.…

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…

$25 Million in Prizes at Professional Video Game Competition

VANCOUVER — When thousands of fans pack Vancouver’s Rogers Arena this weekend, it won’t be a hockey player or a musical superstar they’re screaming to see. Instead, the deafening crowd will cheer on professional video gamers as they battle for the more than US$25 million up for grabs in what’s being described as the esports…

VIDEO - Law Abiding Geese

VIDEO OF THE DAY - We enjoy sharing the lighter side of life with you through videos. Please share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. In today's video, we see something that we experience on a regular basis in Winnipeg. Just not sure our geese are as law abiding as this family. Click…

Lights of the North is Almost Here

WINNIPEG - Would you love to take a trip to China? Now, the Lights of the North is bringing China to Winnipeg. With only a couple of weeks to go, the exhibits are going up fast. 50 artists from China are working diligently to create the magical display of colour and lights that will take…

RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee is Recruiting

The RCMP in D Division is recruiting youth for the RCMP’s 2018–19 National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC)! To apply, you must reside in Canada and be 13 to 21 years old. Applications must be received by September 7, 2018. This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in the conversation about community…

The Hidden Dangers of Popular Painkillers

Despite their widespread use, many people remain unaware of the potential side effects of popular painkillers. The term "analgesic" normally refers to drugs used to provide pain relief. There are prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and natural remedies with analgesic properties. All can be effective, but the use of pharmaceuticals can have serious consequences. Corticosteroids Doctors…

World's Longest, Tallest & Fastest Dive Roller Coaster Coming to Canada's Wonderland

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Canada’s Wonderland says the amusement park north of Toronto will feature a record−setting roller coaster when it opens for the 2019 season. It’s called the Yukon Striker, which Canada’s Wonderland bills as the "longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world." The park says it will be the first such…

A Future in Doubt for Churchill, Manitoba’s Arctic Coast Community

On Manitoba’s Arctic coastline, Churchill faces challenges as never before to its viability as a community with jobs and economic opportunity. First, the Port of Churchill closed. Then, about a year ago, the Hudson Bay Railway line washed out. OmniTrax, the railway and port owner, has been in a legal battle ever since with the…

Pick a Beach…We Have Dozens!

Manitoba's Interlake is nestled between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg. It is bounded on the west by Lake Manitoba and the east by the East beaches of Lake Winnipeg, Canada’s third largest freshwater lake, and by the mighty Red River. Once part of the great Lake Agassiz, water is the lifeblood of the region. Summer,…

Bear No Match for This 95-Year-Old BC Woman

UNION BAY, B.C. — Anna Stady has never met a bear she didn’t like, but that doesn’t mean she wants one in her kitchen. The 95−year−old Vancouver Island woman says she shooed a black bear out of her home twice in one day last week. "I was sitting in my library watching television and I…

Winnipeg Police Unclaimed Goods Auction

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police have plenty of tools and more that will be up for auction at the end of September. The Unclaimed Goods Auction is set for Sunday, September 30th. It will be held at Associated Auto Auction, 7130 Roblin Boulevard, in Headingley. The viewing of items begins at 9:00 AM and the auction…

Veterinarian Warning Dog Owners to be Careful With Cannabis Around Pets

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A veterinarian is warning dog owners to be careful with cannabis, saying her clinic is treating about one dog per week for marijuana toxicity. Dr. Maggie Brown−Bury said it’s become common to see multiple dogs at her St. John’s clinic for cannabis toxicity at one time — it treated three dogs…

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