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Diana Krall to Play Centennial Concert Hall in May

Canadian jazz pianist Diana Krall is returning to Winnipeg.

Krall will bring her Wallflower World Tour 2015 to the Centennial Concert Hall on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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PhenomScout Launches at Ramp Up Weekend

Phenom Scout
Phenom Scout

A weekend for entrepreneurs and creative individuals to launch their bright ideas has resulted in the creation of PhenomScout.

Winnipeg’s Ramp Up Weekend wrapped up on Sunday, and PhenomScout was one of the successful ideas brought to fruition. The website is a comprehensive database of high school athletes that simplifies the university sport recruiting process.

“As a former college athlete, I know firsthand how hard it is to connect with recruiters and scouts, especially being from a smaller province with a smaller pool of players” said Patricia Romeo, who is leading the PhenomScout team. “I’m thrilled to be part of this game changing platform that will make it easier for recruiters to find athletes.”

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Committee to Search for Manitoba’s Next Lieutenant Governor

Philip Lee
Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee (front) takes part in a ceremonial cannon-firing outside of the Manitoba legislature prior to the reading of the throne speech on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put the wheels in motion to begin the process of selecting a new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba.

A five-member advisory committee on vice-regal appointments has been put in place to begin the search for appropriate candidates to fill the position.

Philip Lee is Manitoba’s current Lieutenant Governor, having assumed the role since being sworn-in on August 4, 2009. Lee, 70, was preceded by John Harvard.

The advisory committee will consult with a wide range of stakeholders on prospective candidates and provide advice to Harper on the progress of committee deliberations. The committee will then present a reporter to the Prime Minister with a shortlist of proposed candidates for consideration.

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Winnipeg-Born Blues Shine to Beat Hometown Jets 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Mark Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) races away from St. Louis Blues forward Joakim Lindstrom (10) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Sunday, November 23, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn (22) tries to score on St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) in NHL action against at MTS Centre on Sunday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg-born and raised duo of Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves — both sons of Winnipeg sports legends in hockey and football, respectively — were in on all three St. Louis Blues goals as the Winnipeg Jets dropped another home date, 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Reaves, the son of 1980s-era Blue Bombers running back Willard Reaves, notched the game-winning goal early in the third period, while Steen, son of 1980s and 90s-era Winnipeg Jets forward Thomas Steen recorded primary assists on the Blues’ two goals with the man-advantage.

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Breathing New Life Through Organ Donation

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

According to Health Canada figures, in 2012, just over 2,000 Canadians received new organs through organ donation. Those transplants covered a fraction of the 4,500 Canadians currently on the waiting list. Sadly, in 2012, 256 Canadians died before they received a transplant.

Last month, after living with ongoing kidney failure for close to a decade, Neepawa-area resident Darryl Kulbacki received a new kidney. Kulbacki’s new kidney came from his sister Karla Hall. Had a donor not stepped forward, Kulbacki would have had to wait about five years for a new kidney. With kidney disease on the rise, 72 per cent of Canadians waiting for a new organ are waiting for a kidney.

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Police Arrest Alleged Jewel Thief After Latest Robbery

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have tracked down an alleged jewel thief after his third reported robbery.

Police say the man stole cash and items from several businesses on three separate occasions beginning last month.

On October 31, the suspect allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a hotel in the 700 block of Main Street. Police say he waited for hotel staff to leave the cash register unattended and then reached over the counter.

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Man Arrested After Stabbing at Party on Maryland

Winnipeg Police CrestAn 18-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly stabbing a 22-year-old man at a drinking party early Saturday.

The two men had been at the party in the 400 block of Maryland Street when they became involved in a dispute. Police say the 18-year-old took out a knife and stabbed the other man multiple times.

The victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but later upgraded to stable.

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Peter Pan Will Fly High at MTYP

By David Klassen

Peter Pan
Peter Pan runs November 28 to December 23 on the MTYP Mainstage. (HANDOUT)

Playwright Gail Bowen’s adaptation of the classic Peter Pan story will run at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) beginning next week.

The play stars legendary children’s entertainer Fred Penner as Captain Hook, and Dora Award winner Colin Doyle as Peter Pan.

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City Homicide Victim Identified as Woman, 44

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have identified the city’s latest homicide victim after a stabbing early Friday morning.

Beatrice Ann Crane, 44, of Winnipeg was found with serious injuries in a suite in the 500 block of Victor Street at around 3 a.m.

She was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died.

Members of the homicide unit continue to investigate and no arrests have been made.

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