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Brandon Welcomes The Harlem Globetrotters

BRANDON - After 91 years of thrilling crowds of basketball fans all over the world, the Harlem Globetrotters are ready to take it to a new level in Brandon this November. The Globetrotters show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment, with all-star Showmen like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Ant Atkinson, and Hammer…

Myrna Driedger Looks at The Charleswood 55+ Active Living Centre

In Charleswood we are fortunate to have an abundance of community groups such as children’s groups, community centres, service clubs, sports clubs, book clubs and art groups, to name a few. I recently celebrated my 20th anniversary of being the MLA for Charleswood and I am so appreciative of the commitment of these groups to…

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Brandon Welcomes The Harlem Globetrotters

BRANDON - After 91 years of thrilling crowds of basketball fans all over the world, the Harlem Globetrotters are ready to take it to a new level in Brandon this November. The Globetrotters show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment, with all-star Showmen like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Ant Atkinson, and Hammer…

Myrna Driedger Looks at The Charleswood 55+ Active Living Centre

In Charleswood we are fortunate to have an abundance of community groups such as children’s groups, community centres, service clubs, sports clubs, book clubs and art groups, to name a few. I recently celebrated my 20th anniversary of being the MLA for Charleswood and I am so appreciative of the commitment of these groups to…

Twelve People Received The Order of Manitoba

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invested into the Order of Manitoba, twelve Manitobans, whose contributions encompass a broad range of endeavors and accomplishments. The special ceremony was held Thursday in the Manitoba Legislative Building. The Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour, was established in 1999 to recognize Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, thereby…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Welcomes Two Rescued Harbour Seals

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomed two new rescued harbour seals from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center (MMR). The new tenants are Cetus and Camrose, both are male, have completed the standard 30-day quarantine and joined the Zoo’s other seals in the Journey to Churchill. “Along with other northern species, the seals…

Community-Minded Trio Recognized at Awards Evening

WINNIPEG - Three champions of the north end, including a mayoral candidate, were recognized with awards in a sold-out fundraising event by the Indian Metis Friendship Centre Saturday night. The honourees included Daryll Sanderson, who is involved with fundraising with the IMFC; Justin Rivera, Executive Director of Young Thunderbirds; and Jenny Motkaluk, who helped raise…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Holding “Zookeeper for a Day” Contest

Assiniboine Park Zoo will celebrate Zookeeper Weekend on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 in honour of National Zookeeper Week. As a part of the celebration, the Zoo is holding a “Zookeeper for a Day” contest for children ages 12 and under. To enter, kids must write a short paragraph explaining why they would…

Travelling Manitoba Collecting Recipes and Trying Crepes in Steinbach

The Food History Project in Manitoba is taking a special food truck to different communities to gather people’s favourite food memories and to capture the province’s tasty traditions. Here is a recipe for crepes with wild greens made by chef Anna Sigrithur at a recent stop in Steinbach. Basic crepes: 1 1/2 cups of milk…

Zamboni Racing Was Included in the 1988 Calgary Olympics - True of False?

True or false: Canada’s history is rife with colourful anecdotes and fun facts that a majority of residents simply don’t know about. True, of course, at least according to a poll released today by Historica Canada. The organization behind the country’s Heritage Minutes compiled a list of 30 statements framed as bits of Canadian trivia…

First Ever Downtown Winnipeg Night Market

WINNIPEG - A Friday night first as Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is hosting its first ever Night Market. The Biz says It’s like their very popular Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market, but offers so much more in the way of entertainment and options. “Kennedy Street between Portage and Graham as well as Manitoba Hydro Plaza will be…

Contagion: Edging Closer to a World Without Antibiotics

Part 2: Drug resistance takes devastating human toll A 2013 study estimated 60,000 infants in India die annually from sepsis caused by antimicrobial-resistant infections, and the expert who calculated the figure now believes the rate to be double that. Doctors increasingly treating babies with colistin see even those just born carry a frightening resistance to…

Contagion: Edging Closer to a World Without Antibiotics

The Manitoba Post with it's partner The Canadian Press are presenting a Six Day series that will examine the impact of antimicrobial resistance and innovative approaches to combating what experts say is an impending global crisis. Growing resistance to life-saving antibiotics kills hundreds of thousands of people each year by some estimates and costs governments…

How Flexibility & Balance Can Help Fight Aging

WINNIPEG - In the past I've discussed how exercise, supplements and special footwear can rebuild knee cartilage and reduce joint pain. In addition to exercise, there are approaches one can take to help prevent the calcification of joints that contributes to back, hip and muscle pain. It is important to maintain mobility, stretch regularly and…

An Interlake Adventure... See Highway 6

MANITOBA - You'll enjoy the quieter, sandy beaches along this lake, leading to the rocky shoreline at Steep Rock Limestone Cliffs, your weekend destination, a weekend of sunshine, fresh air and lots of water fun, exploring a nature lover’s heaven. Leaving the city limits, take Highway 101 to Highway 6. You're set to explore the…

Recipe - Cake of a Thousand Sheets

WINNIPEG, MB - Having company? Why not try something different for a change? Why not, for example, let your friends create their own dessert? I tried this the other day as a surprise ending to a five-course meal I cooked for some friends. I didn't know how we'd fare, but I have to tell you…

The Domo Trolley Connecting Assiniboine Park and Zoo with The Forks

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) launchED an improved and expanded public transit service for Park and Zoo visitors. The new Domo Trolley at Assiniboine Park will provide free transportation connecting Assiniboine Park and Zoo with The Forks. The service is available now and is provided free of charge, made possible through sponsor support.…

All Kids Should Have a Hepatitis B Shot

TORONTO — Clinicians and researchers attending an international conference say all Canadian children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life, a policy recommended by the World Health Organization. Currently, most provinces and territories immunize children against the liver−destroying virus when they…

Skyscraper Climbing Racoon in St. Paul Rescued

St. PAUL - On the lighter side of news, a raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday has been captured, but not before becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers around the globe. Lisa Bernhard has more information in this…

Study Says No-Chemo Necessary for Thousand's of Breast Cancer Patients

TORONTO — When Lisa Freedman was diagnosed with breast cancer, a genetic test of her tumour suggested chemotherapy would have no effect on the risk of recurrence, allowing her to safely skip the treatment and its dreaded side−effects. "When the test came back, it showed that I would have a 13 per cent chance of…

The Night Market is Back at The Downs

WINNIPEG - Last summer, The Night Markets at Assinboia Downs were all sensational successes. This summer, the first Night Market of the year will be bigger and better than ever. In fact, there will be Megabots with light sabres in a dazzling light show, free samples of locally-produced dill-pickle and rhubarb flavoured vodka, The Beatles…

Fitness in the Park Weekdays in Downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Looking for something different to do during the lunch hour in Downtown Winnipeg? Try Fitness in the Park, it's is open to everyone and it's absolutely free. “This is a service we absolutely love because it really is about making the most of the summer in downtown Winnipeg, and getting the most of…

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