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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…

Movies in The Park Start Friday at Assiniboine Park

Movies in the Park returns to Assiniboine Park on the Lyric Lawn over four Fridays in August. The kickoff is this Friday, August 3 with a double feature that includes Disney’s Cars 3 at 6:30 pm and blockbuster sensation Wonder Woman at 8:45 pm. “Movies in the Park is such a successful annual event, and…

Professional Bull Riders Return to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The nation's premier bull riding series, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada's elite Monster Energy Tour will launch in Winnipeg on January 26th with the Winnipeg Classic. The event features Canada's best riders alongside some of the league's top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from the nation. Fans will witness…

Manitoba City Makes Best Places to Celebrate Your 30th Birthday

Where are the Best Places to Celebrate Your Dirty 30 Birthday? Expedia has put together the top places to celebrate and a Manitoba City made it to the list. Churchill was featured as one of Best Places by Expedia.ca, noting "You’ll make plenty of new friends during a 30th birthday trip to Churchill, but we’re…

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…

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