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Man Killed After Vehicle Rolls Near Lockport

By David Klassen

RCMP Crest LogoA single-vehicle crash just south of Lockport has killed a 29-year-old man from the RM of St. Clements.

East St. Paul RCMP responded to the crash at 5 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 202.

Police say the vehicle hit the shoulder of the road and rolled. The driver was ejected upon impact and pronounced deceased at the scene. No other people were inside the vehicle at the time.

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Take a Stroll on ‘The Loop’ — Winnipeg’s Urban Walking Trail

The LoopTourism Winnipeg is inviting the public out for a walk around The Loop — a 9.5 km self-guided urban walking trail.

Taking approximately 3.5 hours to complete, the trail was developed last year to showcase the city’s unique architecture, distinct neighbourhoods, iconic landmarks and historic sites throughout downtown, the Exchange District and St. Boniface.

“The idea for The Loop started after I had walked Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and questioned why Winnipeg couldn’t have its own urban walking trail,” said Marina R. James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. “It’s important to promote Winnipeg and its urban architecture, history and unique points of interest in a self-guided tour. We want to showcase Winnipeg as a walkable city and encourage the health benefits that go along with walking.”

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Shakey Graves the First in Folk Fest’s Acoustic Series

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is kicking off its acoustic session series with musician Shakey Graves.

Every Tuesday in August, the festival will highlight one of its feature performers, as filmed backstage during this year’s festival.

Graves plays “Big Time Nashville Star,” a track off his brand-new record, And The War Came, set for release on October 7.

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Man Charged with Luring Alberta Teen Online

Winnipeg Police CrestA 53-year-old Winnipeg man is facing charges after police say he attempted to lure an Alberta teen over the Internet.

The man posed as a 13-year-old girl to befriend the 16-year-old boy from Alberta over a social network.

Police allege the luring took place in April of this year and began an investigation.

On July 16, police executed a search warrant on a Normand Park home, seizing a number of electronic items. The man was taken into custody without incident and faces luring and child pornography charges.

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$1 Million in Winnipeg Speeding Tickets to Be Refunded

A slight mix-up in the wording on 2,574 speeding tickets, issued by a photo radar vehicle in a south Winnipeg construction zone, will be good news for drivers dinged for having a heavy foot.

Winnipeg police say between June 27 and July 1, a mobile photo radar unit on southbound Kenaston Boulevard south of Scurfield doled out the tickets under the offence and title: “Speeding, Section 95 (1).”

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5 Seconds of Summer to Play MTS Centre Next July

Pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer is coming to Winnipeg next summer when they embark on their 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour.

The Australian foursome will play MTS Centre on July 29, 2015 — part of three other Canadian stops on the 30-city tour.

The band’s self-titled debut album rocketed to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 moving 258,000 units.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

– Staff

Gimli Icelandic Festival Marking 125 Years

Gimli Icelandic Festival (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Gimli Icelandic Festival (CHRISD.CA FILE)

One of the oldest festivals in North America is marking its 125th anniversary this weekend in Gimli.

Islendingadagurinn, more commonly known as the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, will celebrate Icelandic history, culture, and its contribution to life in Manitoba.

Festivities run August 1-4 and begin with the opening of Viking Village at Harbour Park Hill at 3 p.m. The vikings will reside on Harbour Park Hill for the weekend, and live like authentic 800 A.D. period Vikings. “Battles” will be held every day at 3 p.m., and the entire village will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for visitors who want to see Viking jewelers, wood carvers and other authentic demonstrations. Wonder Shows Midway and Rides opens at 5 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. the Diageo Gimli Sigur Rock gets underway at the Lakeview Harbour Stage featuring Pop Crimes and other acts.

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Manitoba Renames August Civic Holiday After Terry Fox

Terry Fox Statue

The Terry Fox statue is seen in Victoria, BC in this file photo (SAM DCRUZ / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)

Manitoba is renaming its civic holiday in August after a Winnipeg-born hero.

Terry Fox Day will fall on the first Monday in August moving forward, Premier Greg Selinger announced on 680 CJOB Wednesday morning.

“Terry Fox embodied hope, courage, commitment and strength in the face of adversity,” Selinger said. “Naming the civic holiday after him is a way for all Manitobans to honour this great Canadian for the hero he was.”

Selinger hopes the rest of the country will follow suit in adopting the name.

Fox raised millions of dollars for cancer research by attempting to run across Canada on one leg during his Marathon of Hope. He died in 1981.

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Winnipeg Rowing Club to Rename Boathouse After Riley Family

Winnipeg Rowing Club

Winnipeg Rowing Club (HANDOUT)

The boathouse at the Winnipeg Rowing Club will be renamed today after longtime supporters of rowing in Manitoba.

The Riley family has a long history with the club, dating back to May of 1892 — when at the age of 17 — Conrad S. Riley joined the Winnipeg Rowing Club. For the next 22 years he was a force in the sport, winning countless races at national and international competitions.

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Baseball All-Stars Entertain Loyal Fans at Shaw Park

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Shaw Park

The 2014 American Association All-Star Game at Shaw Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (GOLDEYES.COM)

WINNIPEG — Team South absolutely dominated Team North in front of 6,889 at Winnipeg’s downtown ballpark on Tuesday night as the Winnipeg Goldeyes played host to the 2014 American Association All-Star Game.

“It’s great for the Goldeyes. Great for the ballpark. And great for the City of Winnipeg,” said Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier. “To be able to host everyone from across the league and show them what Winnipeg is all about.”

Shortstop Devin Goodwin was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Player, doubling to right in his first at-bat, and then going yard over the right field fence to give Team South a 1-0 lead in the fourth.

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Prairie Jam Music Festival

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