Countdown is On for 26th Annual Winnipeg New Music Festival

Countdown is On for 26th Annual Winnipeg New Music Festival

Winnipeg New Musical Festival

A week full of experimental music, art, industry networking and live performances will make up the 26th edition of the Winnipeg New Music Festival.

“It is the week we dedicate to uncovering all the different things ‘new’ can mean,” said Alexander Mickelthwate, artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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Rookie Sensation Patrik Laine Cleared for Full-Contact Practice with Jets

Rookie Sensation Patrik Laine Cleared for Full-Contact Practice with Jets

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) warms up for an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Laine took another step toward returning to action on Sunday. He participated in his first full-contact practice with the Winnipeg Jets since being diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine took another step toward returning to action on Sunday.

Laine participated in his first full-contact practice with the Winnipeg Jets since being diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 7. He had resumed skating with the team on Wednesday but Sunday’s practice was his first without the yellow no-contact jersey.

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First Responders Call for National Strategy to Tackle PTSD Crisis

First Responders Call for National Strategy to Tackle PTSD Crisis

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

Norman Traversy - PTSD
Former firefighter Norman Traversy poses for a photo at a firefighters memorial Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Ottawa. Traversy, a former Mississauga firefighter with PTSD, is supporting a private member’s bill that would create a national framework to track the disorder. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

VANCOUVER – Natalie Harris was afraid to fall asleep.

As a young paramedic in Barrie, Ont., Harris went to bed dreading her next nightmare. Nearly every night, she says she bolted upright screaming and drenched in sweat. In the morning, she sat frozen in panic, unable to put on her uniform.

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Indigenous Community Shares at Upcoming Suicide Prevention Workshop

Indigenous Community Shares at Upcoming Suicide Prevention Workshop

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — A workshop on suicide prevention will get underway Monday at the University of Manitoba.

The College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is hosting the full-day workshop with insights and perspectives from the indigenous community.

“Indigenous youth are five to six times more likely to die by suicide than their non-aboriginal counterparts,” said Elaine Mordoch, event organizer and associate professor at the College of Nursing.

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Pavelec Sets Franchise Record for Saves in a Period as Jets Beat Blues 5-3

Pavelec Sets Franchise Record for Saves in a Period as Jets Beat Blues 5-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ondrej Pavelec is taking nothing for granted these days.

Even though the veteran Winnipeg netminder had a record-setting performance in backstopping the Jets to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues Saturday, he was cautious about his future with the NHL club.

“In the next week I could be in the minors again. I go day by day,” the 29-year-old said. “Every time I get the chance to play I’m going to try my best. We’ll see what happens.”

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Events Organized Across Canada to Support Washington Women’s March

Events Organized Across Canada to Support Washington Women’s March

By The Canadian Press

Women's March
Protesters march, in support of the Women’s March on Washington, in Toronto on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Protests are being held across Canada today in support of the Women’s March on Washington. Organizers say 30 events in all have been organized across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Thousands of Canadians, many wearing pink hats, gathered in cities and towns across the country Saturday to lend their support to the massive Women’s March on Washington.

They came out to show support for women’s rights and human rights a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.

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Indigenous Rights Activist Set to Be Named NDP Byelection Candidate

Indigenous Rights Activist Set to Be Named NDP Byelection Candidate

By The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
Bernadette Smith, from Winnipeg, wipes away tears as she talks about the Missing and Murdered Indigineous Women inquiry Tuesday December 8, 2015 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – An indigenous activist is set to carry the NDP banner in an upcoming Manitoba byelection.

Bernadette Smith was the only candidate to submit her name before the party’s deadline, and her nomination is to be made official Jan. 31.

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Wealth of Knowledge: Jackman-Atkinson

Wealth of Knowledge: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Internet - Laptop

NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the last few decades, the Internet has burst open the once locked doors of information. As the Internet has become an ever-increasing part of our daily lives, so too has its culture of open information.

According to Statistics Canada data, in 2000, it was estimated that 13 million Canadians, or about 53 percent of the population, used the Internet at home, at work or somewhere else in the previous 12 months. By 2012, when Stats Can conducted the Canadian Internet Survey, 83 percent of Canadians had Internet access in their homes, up from 79 percent in 2010. Even outside major metropolitan areas, home Internet access was reported by 75 percent of Canadians. As well as the much wider prevalence of Internet service, most of it is high-speed, 97 percent of Canadians with Internet have a high-speed connection.

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