Inuit hunters may have just brought down their biggest quarry ever.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to stop pushing for an international ban on the trade in polar bear parts — an effort that has been strenuously opposed by Inuit and the Canadian government.
The U.S. agency has been trying for years to have skins and other parts put in the same category as elephant ivory. It sponsored votes at the last two meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that would have prevented Inuit hunters from selling hides or teeth even after eating the meat.
Manitoba Bison linebacker DJ Lalama has been invited to the New York Giants rookie mini-camp.
The 22-year-old Winnipeg native was a co-captain for the first time with the Bisons in 2015 and tied for 15th in the conference with 36 total tackles (27 solo) and tied for fifth with 5.5 tackles for losses. He played in six of eight conference regular season games.
“Just blessed and thankful for the opportunity to show out in front of the Giants staff. I’m excited for the weekend and looking forward to representing the Bison gang during NFL rookie mini camp,” Lalama said.
Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon is returning to the Centennial Concert Hall.
The limited run engagement will make a stop in Winnipeg September 27 to October 2.
The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.
Details for this year’s Pride Winnipeg Festival have been announced, setting the tone for 10 days of celebrations to mark the 29th annual event.
Grand marshal Gayle Pruden will lead the Pride Parade this year. The Ojibwe, two-spirit/trans woman has helped the community by using her cultural teachings to be an inspiration to people of all nations. Chelsea Hertzog will be this year’s honorary youth marshal.
Manitoba Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon will address the crowd at the Pride Rally on the steps of the Manitoba legislature on Pride Day, Sunday, June 5.