WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

By Sarah Klein

Dr. Heather Igloliorte - Dr. Julie Nagam
Dr. Heather Igloliorte and Dr. Julie Nagam are co-chairs of the new Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG / HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is giving a voice to Indigenous people through a newly-formed Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte will co-chair the new circle, providing leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG exhibitions, education, community outreach, partnerships, and programming.

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Stay-at-Home Dad Converts Gaming Passion into Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

Stay-at-Home Dad Converts Gaming Passion into Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

By The Canadian Press

Kim Jardine
Kim Jardine plays video games as his seven-year-old daughter, Rowyn, and five-year-old son, Grayson, look on. Jardine is a stay-at-home dad who was scheduled to fly to Florida on Thursday where he’s scheduled to play off against other gamers to raise cash for a Halifax children’s hospital, his flight was delayed by a storm. He says he’s pleased to turn a life-long passion into a way to fundraise. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kim Jardine)

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – A stay-at-home dad is scheduled to fly to Florida from his home in New Brunswick on Thursday in a bid to turn his lifelong passion for gaming into a charitable money-maker for sick children.

Kris Jardine said his saga of turning a hobby into a fundraiser began last November when he played four different video games for 24 hours, as friends and acquaintances donated $479 to provide to the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.

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CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

Canadian Museum for Human Rights - Kids
Children attend the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be waived for some spring breakers beginning on Saturday, March 25.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free through April 2. The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will also be open on March 27.

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Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Manitoba Hydro Building
Manitoba Hydro Building (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A man pretending to be a Manitoba Hydro employee paid a visit to a cautious homeowner in Island Lakes on Wednesday.

The man knocked on the door of an Island Shore Boulevard home wearing a Manitoba Hydro jacket, shirt and dark-coloured pants. He told the resident he was there to check if the furnace was up to code. When asked for his identification, the man said he left it in his vehicle and then peeled away.

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Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Franc Mlakar
The trailer where the body of Thompson man Franc Mlakar was found on November 17, 2016. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Franc Mlakar
Franc Mlakar (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have arrested and charged a 17-year-old Thompson boy in the murder of a senior.

Franc Mlakar, 83, was found deceased inside his trailer on November 17, 2016. Police had originally responded to the home for a well-being call when they discovered Mlaker.

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Returns to Winnipeg to Face Costa Rica on June 8

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Returns to Winnipeg to Face Costa Rica on June 8

Desiree Scott - Canada Women's Soccer

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, back-to-back Olympic bronze medallists and one of the top teams in the world, are returning to Winnipeg this summer to face regional rivals Costa Rica on Thursday, June 8th at Investors Group Field. Canada, led by Winnipeg native Desiree Scott, superstar captain Christine Sinclair and head coach John Herdman are aiming to continue their climb up the FIFA world rankings.

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Bombers’ Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Get Hall of Fame Treatment

Bombers’ Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Get Hall of Fame Treatment

By Brian Schultz

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea grimaces after watching a reply of an Edmonton Eskimos’ interception during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mike O’Shea is known today for leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a journey that he hopes will eventually win the team a Grey Cup under his tenure with the football club.

But on Wednesday night in Regina, O’Shea was called upon to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for his time as a player, for which he played 16 CFL seasons.

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Trudeau Government Hiking Taxes on Smokes, Booze, Pursues Tax Cheats

Trudeau Government Hiking Taxes on Smokes, Booze, Pursues Tax Cheats

By Craig Wong, The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau is seen through a television camera as he speaks at a press conference at the media lock-up, before tabling the budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians who drink, smoke, use ride-sharing services like Uber or rely on public transit will be paying more thanks to changes in the federal budget.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau also said Ottawa will scrutinize the private corporations that wealthy professionals like doctors and lawyers use to reduce their taxes.

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