WINNIPEG — Looking for somewhere to cool off from this heat and humidity? The Cool Gardens exhibit is back for a third year.
StorefrontMB is presenting the annual exhibit with eight garden installations to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.
“StorefrontMB is very excited about the breadth and richness of this year’s installations after expanding our reach internationally to attract entrants from around the world,” said exhibition co-curator David Penner.
WINNIPEG — One of the many indications that an election is only months away, both federally as well as provincially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, are more moves to get tough on impaired and distracted drivers. Federally, there was a vague promise by Peter MacKay of stiff measures, but parliament is now done until after the vote in October, and MacKay won’t be there when the MP’s come back.
On Canada Day, high-risk drivers in Manitoba who text behind the wheel began facing tougher sanctions. Anyone convicted of such an offense will be hit with five demerits. Attorney General Gord Mackintosh says it’s the toughest penalty in Canada. It could cost repeat offenders as much as $3,000 in higher insurance premiums.
By Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press
CALGARY – Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries sported a gold-medal smile Friday as she presided over the kickoff to the Calgary Stampede.
An estimated 250,000 people took the morning off work, donned cowboy hats, boots and jeans, and lined up early for the parade, which marks the beginning of a 10-day celebration of the cowboy way of life.
“I’m super excited. This is honestly a dream come true, so I’m speechless. I really don’t know what to say except it’s going to be an amazing time,” said Humphries, sitting on a horse named Que.
WINNIPEG — A horse racing jockey who may never walk again has the support of her colleagues and community when they host a fundraising social in her honour in a couple weeks.
Alyssa Selman, 29, was racing at Assiniboia Downs on June 27 when her horse stumbled and she was thrown to the ground. She suffered a serious back injury that required surgery the following day. She is currently recovering at the Health Sciences Centre.
On Sunday, July 19, the Downs will host a social to raise funds for Selman and her family to assist in her road to recovery. Tickets are $15 and go on sale tonight at the guest services booth, Assiniboia Downs general office, VLT cashiers or the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper.
TORONTO – The past week has seen several threats made against Canadian airliners. The disruptions to four WestJet flights and one Air Canada plane left passengers scrambling as airlines dealt with halted operations and route diversions. Although each threat proved to be a false alarm, police are investigating them and aviation experts are taking notice.