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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…

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…

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