Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger

The youngest female comedian to ever hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” is coming to Winnipeg.

Iliza Shlesinger plays the Club Regent Event Centre on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Shlesinger’s stand-up credentials also includes headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the world.

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Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Winnipeg HarvestShoppers to Real Canadian Superstore are lending a hand this holiday season to fill the many food hampers at Winnipeg Harvest.

Food bank usage in Manitoba has increased 53 percent in the past eight years, prompting Loblaw stores to collect donations for the food bank.

“Donations from local stores and food drives are so critical at this time of year,” said David Northcott with Winnipeg Harvest.

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Guns, Clothing and a Historical Lock of Hair in St. Boniface Museum

Guns, Clothing and a Historical Lock of Hair in St. Boniface Museum

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

St. Boniface Museum
Artifacts at the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg are shown on July 25, 2016. A 19th-century lock of hair from one of Canada’s most controversial figures, which sits next to a pistol, is undoubtedly the most startling artifact in the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – A 19th-century lock of hair from one of Canada’s most controversial figures, which sits next to a pistol, is undoubtedly the most startling artifact in the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg.

The hair was taken from Louis Riel’s beard, shortly after he was convicted of treason and hanged, and now has a place of prominence in a museum that takes visitors back in time to the days of fur traders, missionaries and the development of the Prairies.

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Copycat Terrorists Could Use Drone to Attack Plane, Intelligence Report Warns

Copycat Terrorists Could Use Drone to Attack Plane, Intelligence Report Warns

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Drone
A drone hovers over the course during the Montreal drone expo, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

OTTAWA – Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns.

The Transport Canada report obtained by The Canadian Press also suggests small unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, could easily be used for advance surveillance of targets.

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Premiering in Winnipeg in June

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Premiering in Winnipeg in June

Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities comes to Winnipeg in June 2017. (MARIN GIRARD / SHOOTSTUDIO.CA)
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities

An iconic blue and yellow big top will signal where to find Cirque du Soleil‘s latest show this spring.

Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities premieres on June 2, 2017 at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard.

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Jones Takes Commanding Early Lead, Downs Homan in Canada Cup Curling Final

Jones Takes Commanding Early Lead, Downs Homan in Canada Cup Curling Final

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones, left to right, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen pose with the trophy after defeating Team Homan at the Canada Cup of Curling final against Team Homan in Brandon, Man., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Michael Burns)

BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers had to beat a familiar face to become the men’s 2016 Canada Cup champion.

The 31-year-old Winnipeg skip made a delicate hit-and-stick to score three in the ninth end to defeat the Brad Gushue team from St. John’s, N.L. — skipped by Mark Nichols — 8-5 on Sunday to capture the Canada Cup.

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Winnipeg Under a Winter Storm Warning; 15-30 CM of Snow Possible

Winnipeg Under a Winter Storm Warning; 15-30 CM of Snow Possible

Snow
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba, calling it a “major winter storm” beginning on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray/FILE)

We’ve had it easy for long enough weather-wise and now Mother Nature is ready to pack a wintry punch.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Winnipeg and much of southern and southwestern Manitoba. The swath of snow is part of a low-pressure system moving eastward along the international border in Saskatchewan towards Manitoba.

The system is on track to bring up to 15 to 30 cm of snow into Manitoba beginning on Monday.

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