Nellie McClung Mural Going Up in West End

Nellie McClung Mural Going Up in West End

Nellie McClung
Nellie McClung is shown in an undated photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada/C.Jessop)

The latest outdoor mural to grace the West End will be unveiled on Tuesday.

Local artist Mandy Van Leeuwen painted “A Woman’s Parliament” at 560 Sargent Avenue, representing Nellie McClung.

“There is a great story to be told with every mural. Building our mural gallery helps us draw people into sharing Winnipeg’s history and the amazing contributions of its peoples,” said Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, West End BIZ executive director.

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Discount Airline NewLeaf Departing from Winnipeg

Discount Airline NewLeaf Departing from Winnipeg

NewLeafWINNIPEG — It was a turbulent start for low-cost airline NewLeaf, but the inaugural flights will finally depart from Winnipeg and Kelowna today.

The company held a splashy launch in cities across the country in January, but couldn’t get off the ground after the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) conducted a review of the licensing requirements.

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Passengers Stranded in Manchester; Flight Lands in Toronto 2 Days Late

Passengers Stranded in Manchester; Flight Lands in Toronto 2 Days Late

By The Canadian Press

Air Canada
An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

TORONTO – An Air Canada flight that saw passengers stranded in Manchester, England, for two days landed in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

The airline said it will be in touch with the affected customers for a full refund.

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From the Comfort of Your Couch

From the Comfort of Your Couch

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Google Trekker
Tamara Tarasoff with Parks Canada operates the Google Trekker on Sable Island in this undated handout image provided bu Parks Canada. Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island, renowned for its wild horses and wind-swept sand dunes, can now be seen on Google Street View. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada-Louis Barnes)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Thanks to modern technology, from the comfort of my couch, I can take a drive down the Champs-Élysées, through Times Square or past Stonehenge. This is all because of Google’s Street View images, which work with Google Maps to provide 360° images of locations around the world.

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WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

By David Klassen

WAG Inuit Art Centre
An artist’s rendering of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Indigenous art and culture can now be seen at Portage Place Shopping Centre.

As part of a joint initiative between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, four Inuit sculptures have been placed inside the downtown shopping mall.

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Legendary Band The Tragically Hip Kicks Off Farewell Tour in B.C.

Legendary Band The Tragically Hip Kicks Off Farewell Tour in B.C.

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

Gord Downie
The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

VICTORIA – Armed with will and determination — and grace, too — the Tragically Hip launched Friday what is sure to be an emotional farewell tour with a sold-out show at a hockey arena in Victoria.

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Bludgeoning the Blue Bombers into Picking Up the Pieces

Bludgeoning the Blue Bombers into Picking Up the Pieces

By Roger Currie

Drew Willy - Andrew Harris
Calgary Stampeders’ Deron Mayo (42) and Ja’Gared Davis (95) celebrate a sack on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) as Andrew Harris (33) looks on during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Time for an update on three-down football, as we near the end of the first third of the season. So, whatever happened to home field advantage, and will the Blue Bombers ever get it right? Of the first 17 games played this year, the home team has won a grand total of three.

In the case of Winnipeg, my mind can’t help flipping back to my childhood when the stars were fellows like Gerry James and Kenny Ploen, and the coach was Bud Grant. They were just about the most successful road show in those golden days when games played on real grass.

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