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New Lights Festival Coming This Winter to Assiniboine Park Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is excited to announce a new month-long winter lights festival at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Zoo Lights Festival presented by Red River Co-op will showcase thousands of light installations from traditional tree wrapping to the latest technology in outdoor lighting and projection to bring to life a magically illuminated…

City Pools Open Friday

WINNIPEG - Outdoor pools and wading pools are set to open this Friday, June 28 weather permitting. Heated Pools: Fort Garry Lion's St. Vital Westdale Both the Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool and the Transcona Aquatic Park opened for the season on June 14. Admission rates apply to each person entering the pool area. Unheated Pools:…

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New Lights Festival Coming This Winter to Assiniboine Park Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is excited to announce a new month-long winter lights festival at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Zoo Lights Festival presented by Red River Co-op will showcase thousands of light installations from traditional tree wrapping to the latest technology in outdoor lighting and projection to bring to life a magically illuminated…

City Pools Open Friday

WINNIPEG - Outdoor pools and wading pools are set to open this Friday, June 28 weather permitting. Heated Pools: Fort Garry Lion's St. Vital Westdale Both the Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool and the Transcona Aquatic Park opened for the season on June 14. Admission rates apply to each person entering the pool area. Unheated Pools:…

Stingray Exhibit Coming to the Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo is thrilled to announce the debut of a new attraction coming to the Zoo this spring. Stingray Beach, an aquatic exhibit located in a new rotating exhibit gallery, will be home to cownose and southern stingrays. Included with regular Zoo admission, the new exhibit will officially open at 12:00…

136 Years of Winnipeg Firefighters

WINNIPEG - There’s a hidden two-and-a-half story brick building located in downtown Winnipeg which has played a big part in the history of the city. The Winnipeg Firefighters Museum, a 115-year-old work of art located at 56 Maple Street, was built 22 years after the creation of the Winnipeg Fire Department, and remained an active…

Nourish Your Inner Garden and Lower Your Risk of Cancer

WINNIPEG - What we eat, weigh, and expose our body to all influence our health, as can sleep, exercise, and stress. In previous articles, I presented some of the most important things you can do to not only decrease the risk of developing cancer, but also to help fight the disease and prevent recurrences. Part…

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…

Riley Family Duck Pond Closed For the Season

WINNIPEG - The Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park is officially closed for the skating season. With the recent change in temperatures, the warmer weather is causing the ice to melt and the duck pond is no longer safe for skating. This year’s skating season kicked off with the opening of the Riley Family…

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…

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