Photographer Captures Polar Bear in Reverential ‘Prayer’ In Front of Cross

Photographer Captures Polar Bear in Reverential ‘Prayer’ In Front of Cross

By The Canadian Press

Polar Bear Praying
A polar bear looks up at a cross in Wesleyville, N.L., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Jessica Andrews says she was “beyond amazed” when she saw a polar bear roaming around an island just outside her window in a small community on Newfoundland’s central coast and appearing to pray. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Ocean View Photography, Jessica Jessica Andrews)

WESLEYVILLE, N.L. – Jessica Andrews says she was “beyond amazed” when she saw a polar bear roaming around an island just outside her window in a small community on Newfoundland’s central coast and appearing to pray.

The 22-year-old photographer grabbed her camera and began snapping off 200 pictures as the large animal clambered up a hill to a white cross perched on top of the barren island.

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Illusionist Darcy Oake Holding Benefit Fundraiser for Recovery Centre in Brother’s Honour

Illusionist Darcy Oake Holding Benefit Fundraiser for Recovery Centre in Brother’s Honour

Darcy Oake
Darcy Oake

Illusionist and Winnipegger Darcy Oake is performing two Winnipeg shows this spring in support of his late brother, Bruce, who passed away in 2011 after battling addictions.

Oake will perform June 6-7 at the Burton Cummings Theatre, with all proceeds going towards the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. The state-of-the-art, non-profit long-term treatment facility in Winnipeg for those suffering from addictions.

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50 Winnipeg Properties Could Have to Sandbag as River Rises

50 Winnipeg Properties Could Have to Sandbag as River Rises

Flood Area Sign
(Flood area sign via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Water levels could peak along the Red River this weekend, prompting a number of local properties to be on notice for potential sandbagging efforts.

The city says peak levels at James Avenue could range from 18.6 feet upon operation of the Red River Floodway, to 20.8 feet if there’s still ice coverage.

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Edward Snowden to Deliver Webcast Lecture to UWinnipeg

Edward Snowden to Deliver Webcast Lecture to UWinnipeg

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu on Feb. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Marco Garcia)

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to deliver a lecture to Univerity of Winnipeg students later this spring.

The former U.S. intelligence officer will speak May 9 via webcast from Moscow as part of UWinnipeg’s Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the Public Good.

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California Family to Reunite with Missing Cat Found in Southern Ontario

California Family to Reunite with Missing Cat Found in Southern Ontario

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press

California Cat
BooBoo the cat is shown in handout photo provided by Ashley Aleman. A woman in California says her cat, that went missing four years ago, has been found in Ontario. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ashley Aleman)

It’s anyone’s guess how BooBoo the cat travelled more than 3,000 kilometres from California to Canada, but its American owner says she can’t wait to be reunited with her brown tabby, who went missing four years ago.

Ashley Aleman, from Watsonville, Calif., said her mother received a voicemail from a Canadian animal shelter two weeks ago, notifying them that BooBoo had been found alive and well in southern Ontario.

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UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Women's Hockey
The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2016-17 women’s hockey team. (UNDSPORTS.COM)

The University of North Dakota is cutting its women’s hockey program amid pending shortages to state funding.

Four Manitoba players are currently on the Fighting Hawks roster, including forwards Ryleigh Houston and goalie Annie Chipman of Winnipeg, defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and Kristen Campbell of Brandon. Chipman is the daughter of Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman.

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Bisons Offensive Lineman Gray Set to Audition Before Pro Football Scouts

Bisons Offensive Lineman Gray Set to Audition Before Pro Football Scouts

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Geoff Gray
U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray and head coach Brian Dobie on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Being under the watchful eye of people who can make or break a potential pro football career can be stressful, but nerves won’t be an issue for Geoff Gray.

In fact, the six-foot-six, 310-pound Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman expects to enjoy auditioning for CFL and NFL scouts Thursday at his pro day in Winnipeg.

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Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

By The Canadian Press

Trudeau Heckler
Heckler Josh Sigurdson is escorted out of the room as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a YMCA-YWCA day care centre in Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Trudeau was in Winnipeg to highlight their plan to spend $7 billion over 10 years to create more child care spaces across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau’s news conference at a Winnipeg daycare was interrupted by a protester who called the prime minister a scumbag.

Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office say the man gained entry to the event claiming to be a member of the “world alternative media.”

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