Roll Up and Get the Shot: Flu Clinics Opening Province-Wide

Roll Up and Get the Shot: Flu Clinics Opening Province-Wide

Kelvin Goertzen
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen and his mother, Anne Wiens, get their flu shots in Steinbach on Friday, September 30, 2016. (GOV.MB.CA)

WINNIPEG — Free influenza vaccine clinics will begin sprouting up across Manitoba as flu season rolls around.

The province is encouraging all Manitobans to get the shot to protect against illness.

“Getting immunized protects the person who received the vaccine but it is also key in the prevention of serious illnesses for those unable to receive the influenza vaccine, like newborns,” said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen while getting the flu shot in Steinbach on Friday.

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Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to Name New Chair

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to Name New Chair

Wadood Ibrahim
Wadood Ibrahim (TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce will name Wadood Ibrahim as its new chair at their upcoming annual general meeting.

Ibrahim is the co-founder of the Protegra community of software-driven businesses.

“I’m interested in forging deeper connections between The Chamber, non-profits, charities, government and educational institutions,” said Ibrahim.

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Pan Am Pool Reopening After Renovations

Pan Am Pool Reopening After Renovations

Pan Am Pool
The renovated Pan Am Pool will reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1. (@2017CANADAGAMES / TWITTER)

After about two months of upgrades, the Pan Am Pool will reopen on Saturday ahead of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The pool closed on July 25 as part of an ongoing $9 million in renovations over the years.

“Pan Am Pool is the known competitive pool for aquatic sports in Manitoba and these upgrades will help us deliver on our promise of an exceptional athlete experience for our swimmers and divers at Games time,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO, 2017 Canada Summer Games host society.

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Rogers Announces Magazine Overhaul, Will Stop Printing Four Publications

Rogers Announces Magazine Overhaul, Will Stop Printing Four Publications

By The Canadian Press

Maclean's Magazine

TORONTO – Rogers Communications announced Friday an overhaul of its magazines that will see Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves and move to online only.

In addition, magazines including Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will reduce the number of print editions that they publish.

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Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Hudson Polar Bear
Hudson playing in the snow at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (HANDOUT)
Humphrey
Humphrey at 15-months-old. (TORONTO ZOO)

WINNIPEG — The city’s beloved polar bear brothers are leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Hudson and Humphrey will be heading back to their birth place at Toronto Zoo on October 11. The pair arrived in Winnipeg separately to take up residency in the Journey to Churchill exhibit. Hudson arrived in January 2013, while Humphrey came to join him in March 2015.

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Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Paul Nolin
Paul Nolin (YOUTUBE)

The executive producer of Jazz Winnipeg is leaving the organization after 12 years at the helm.

Paul Nolin will depart from his position effective October 26.

“My time at Jazz Winnipeg is likely to be one of the defining aspects of my career and I’m tremendously grateful for all the opportunities it’s afforded me,” Nolin said.

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Everyone Can Be Duped by Fake News, Experts Say as Satire Sites Multiply

Everyone Can Be Duped by Fake News, Experts Say as Satire Sites Multiply

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

CBC
A man leaves the CBC building in Toronto, April 4, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – When their story about a condo developer who forgot to put bathrooms in a Toronto-area highrise went viral last week, writers at the CBC’s satirical show “This Is That” were faced with an unexpected conundrum: many of the people who heard, read or shared the story online thought it was true.

It wasn’t the first time that readers and listeners had taken the show at face value — the radio program regularly plays voicemail messages from people who mistake it for real news — but enough people flagged it to the CBC this time that the public broadcaster took a drastic step to clear up any possible misunderstanding.

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