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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…

Drones: A Bird's Eye View of Legal Regulations

If you've ever been relaxing at the cottage enjoying the peace, quiet and privacy that your rustic refuge offers only to be spied upon by a noisy, whirring device known as a drone, you may be comforted by Canada's March, 2017, regulations for recreational drones. Real estate agents, developers, professional photographers and videographers have had…

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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…

Drones: A Bird's Eye View of Legal Regulations

If you've ever been relaxing at the cottage enjoying the peace, quiet and privacy that your rustic refuge offers only to be spied upon by a noisy, whirring device known as a drone, you may be comforted by Canada's March, 2017, regulations for recreational drones. Real estate agents, developers, professional photographers and videographers have had…

Clementine's: The Shining Star of Princess Street

Down the stairs of a former Princess St. warehouse sits one of Winnipeg’s shining stars. Clementine is open for breakfast and lunch and for every one of the numerous times I have visited, it has been packed. On weekends you have to be particularly patient. It has always been well worth the wait. The morning…

Canada Food Guide Gets Overhaul

OTTAWA — An overhaul of the Canada Food Guide is set to be released soon, a highly anticipated makeover that will do away with the rainbow visual many Canadians associate with the dietary guide commonly used in hospitals and daycares. One of the major changes expected in the new Food Guide is a focus on…

Snowshoe Sunday is Back

WINNIPEG - The Living Prairie Museum is inviting you to get out your winter gear and join them for Snowshoe Sundays starting this Sunday, January 6th. The Museum will be open on the first and last Sunday of January and February fro 10-4pm. This is a great opportunity for members of the public to explore…

Better Things to do With Christmas Trees

Canada’s Christmas tree farms produce over three million pine, spruce and fir trees each year — and most of them are simply abandoned at the curb soon after Santa makes his annual visit. Now, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is suggesting that people should instead haul their tree to the backyard, to help nature and…

Former Jets Goaltender Continues to be Fan Favourite

Imagine going into Tim Horton’s and getting a chance to order a double-double and talk to Tim Horton. Or imagine going to Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant and getting to sit and have dinner with the Great One. Or imagine going into Joe Daley’s Sports and Framing and getting an opportunity to visit with one of the…

The Pride of Dauphin Finally Gets His Ring

The Washington Capitals are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, and they will be until at least mid-June of this calendar year. For a team awaiting its first cup in 46 years of existence, the reward couldn’t be any sweeter, or the storylines any neater. NHL veteran Alexander Ovechkin became the first Russian captain ever to…

Dealing With Deer in the Garden

What is more beautiful and fascinating than a tawny, white-tailed deer, seen grazing along a woodland margin while her two spotted fawns graze nearby? Clearly wildlife of a higher order, they attract admiring glances from passers-by and when the magnificently antlered buck enters the picture, admiration changes to awe. Deer deterrents So how do you…

How Diabetes Affects Your Bones

Diabetes is a chronic disease that’s very serious, and unfortunately, is a widespread disorder affecting millions. However, what most people don’t know is that diabetes can affect your bones by damaging their overall health, increasing the risk of fracture, and more. Additionally, diabetes can increase your risk of developing many bone or joint disorders. Osteoporosis…

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Pet

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) supports the use of vaccines by veterinarians to control and prevent infectious disease in animals, including dogs and cats. Vaccines play a crucial role in veterinary preventive medicine and in the reduction in the risk of human exposure to zoonotic disease. Your veterinarian should ensure that you are informed of,…

50,000 at-risk Manitobans Can Get Tested for Diabetes

WINNIPEG - November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Dynacare is partnering with Diabetes Canada on the largest diabetes wellness initiative Manitoba has ever seen. The goal is to screen 50,000 at-risk Manitobans for diabetes using the A1C (blood sugar) test from Oct. 29 to Dec. 7th. This would be almost a 56 per cent increase…

A Scene From "Alien" Used by BC Couple for Maternity Photo Shoot

VANCOUVER — In Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic, "Alien," the crew of the Nostromo begin a voyage unknowingly carrying a new being along with them. Thirty−nine years later, Todd and Nicole Cameron of Nanaimo, B.C., drew inspiration from the film to tell their friends and family that they too will embark on a voyage with a…

Win Cirque du Soleil Tickets at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

WINNIPEG - Saturday and Sunday the Assiniboine Park Zoo is partnering with Cirque du Soleil to give Zoo visitors a chance to win four front row tickets to the opening night of Crystal at Bell MTS Place. Zoo officials said visitors can enter to win at the Journey to Churchill exhibit or Wild Things Unique…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Bids Farewell to Juno

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo is sad to announce the upcoming departure of Juno the polar bear. Juno will be heading back to the Toronto Zoo, where she was born, in early October. Monday, October 1 is expected to be the last day visitors will be able to see Juno in her current home…

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.…

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