Winnipeg’s First Saks OFF FIFTH to Open May 3

Winnipeg’s First Saks OFF FIFTH to Open May 3

Saks Off Fifth
Saks Off Fifth will open at Outlet Collection Winnipeg in on May 3, 2017.

WINNIPEG — Shoppers can circle May 3 on their calendars as the first Saks OFF FIFTH in Manitoba opens.

The upscale American department store chain is one of the anchor tenants of Outlet Collection, a retail development currently under construction by Ivanhoé Cambridge in southwest Winnipeg.

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Ice-Breakers Begin Work on Red River North of Selkirk

Ice-Breakers Begin Work on Red River North of Selkirk

Amphibex
An Amphibex icebreaker operates on the Red River north of Selkirk on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A sure sign spring is on its way is when ice-cutting machines and icebreakers hit the Red River.

Amphibex machines are working now between Netley Creek and Netley Lake north of Selkirk beginning today.

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New Polar Bear Resident for Assiniboine Park Zoo

New Polar Bear Resident for Assiniboine Park Zoo

Juno Polar Bear
Juno is a 15-month-old polar bear who will soon call Assiniboine Park Zoo home. (TORONTO ZOO / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A 15-month-old polar bear is joining the former home of her brothers at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Juno is the little sister of Hudson and Humphrey and arrives from the Toronto Zoo next week.

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No Need to Pack Sunscreen for this Brazilian Street Festival — Salsa and Samba Right Here at Home

No Need to Pack Sunscreen for this Brazilian Street Festival — Salsa and Samba Right Here at Home

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Capoeira Dance
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, is performed at The HUB Rooftop party last summer. (THE HUB / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Carnaval gets underway this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but you don’t need to jump on an airplane and jet off to Brazil to enjoy the sights and sounds of the popular annual event.

Instead, Winnipeg-based Culture Card is bringing the street party that draws millions to the South American country to our city.

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‘And Then the Lights Went Out:’ Dog Helps Save Man, Boys in Collapsed Fort

‘And Then the Lights Went Out:’ Dog Helps Save Man, Boys in Collapsed Fort

By The Canadian Press

Snow Fort
A snow fort being built in Lawrencetown, N.S. is shown in a handout photo. Steve Bayers, his son Ben and a friend were building the large snow fort on Saturday when the roof caved in, pinning Bayers’ arms and legs underneath him. Bayers is crediting the family’s dog with saving them after the fort collapsed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS-HO-Steve Bayers)

LAWRENCETOWN, N.S. – A Nova Scotia man is praising the efforts of the family dog for helping save him and two young boys who were buried under a heavy mountain of snow after their fort collapsed on top of them.

Steve Bayers, his son Ben and his friend Adam Inch were building a snow fort in Lawrencetown on Saturday when the roof suddenly caved in, pinning the man’s arms and legs underneath him.

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Jets Steamed by NHL’s Decision to Suspend Trouba But Not Malkin

Jets Steamed by NHL’s Decision to Suspend Trouba But Not Malkin

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) and Dallas Stars’ Radek Faksa (12) compete for control of the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Tony Gutierrez)

TORONTO – Blake Wheeler was still puzzled Tuesday morning by the NHL’s disciplinary process.

The Winnipeg Jets captain understood why the league dealt teammate Jacob Trouba a two-game suspension for his hit to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone, but he couldn’t fathom how Evgeni Malkin escaped punishment for a similar (if still different) check to the head a few days earlier.

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