A Chance at Stardom: Winnipeg Actors Sought for Kristen Stewart Film

A Chance at Stardom: Winnipeg Actors Sought for Kristen Stewart Film

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

WINNIPEG — An upcoming film starring Kristen Stewart is seeking some Winnipeg actors this summer.

Local casting company Jim Heber Casting has put the call out for “diverse submissions” in various actor roles (18+) to work a day or two between July 17 and August 21 on the film “JT Leroy.”

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Roars Rainbow Stage Back to Life for Another Season

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Roars Rainbow Stage Back to Life for Another Season

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Little Shop of Horrors

Doo-wop tunes, intricate sets, bloodthirsty plants, an evil dentist, doomed lovers, and an excellent Bob Ross mural — what do these things have in common? They all take centre stage in Rainbow Stage’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

I was glad to see that Rainbow decided to do three (including their inaugural partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, South Pacific) full-fledged musicals this year instead of, frankly, wasting local talent on a tribute show like last year’s “Cash: Ring of Fire.” Winnipeggers can get their fill of impersonators of yesteryear with Club Regent’s touring lineup. No, this year, the two summer shows, both modern classics in the musical theatre genre in their own right — Little Shop and coming in August, “Mamma Mia!” — are both making their Rainbow debut.

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Money Key: Leaders Say Damaged Rail Line to Churchill Could Be Fixed in 2 Months

Money Key: Leaders Say Damaged Rail Line to Churchill Could Be Fixed in 2 Months

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
The mayor of Churchill, Man., says damage to a shutdown rail line, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay may not be as disastrous as first thought. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

WINNIPEG – Indigenous leaders say a broken train line that has cut off land access to Churchill in northern Manitoba could be fixed in two months if governments and the railway’s owner would put up the money and hire workers from another rail company.

Chiefs say the Keewatin Railway Company run by First Nations in the province’s northwest has the supplies, manpower and expertise to get repairs done quickly on the rail line to Churchill.

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New Pediatric Ward Opens at Brandon Regional Health Centre

New Pediatric Ward Opens at Brandon Regional Health Centre

Pediatric Ward - BRHC
The pediatric ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre officially opened on Friday, June 23, 2017. (PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN HEALTH / HANDOUT)

The new pediatric ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre is now open on a recently renovated second-floor space of the hospital.

The ward features seven single rooms in addition to a new playroom and opened for patients and families at the end of May 2017.

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Shoplifters Try to Fool Self-Checkout at Brandon Walmart

Shoplifters Try to Fool Self-Checkout at Brandon Walmart

Brandon Police Service CrestThinking they could only scan some of their items at the Walmart self-checkout in Brandon, three people are facing theft charges.

Police were called to the Walmart in the Corral Centre Thursday evening where two people failed to pay for just under $200 in clothing, food and electronics prior to leaving the store. A 43-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were released to appear in court in August.

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Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Lake Winnipeg
Beach and dock along shores of Lake Winnipeg (FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure is reporting a strong wind-effect warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and south Lake Manitoba areas Friday afternoon and Saturday.

“Wind speed and direction could raise levels by as much as three to five feet with the highest setup occurring as a result of the strongest winds,” the centre said in a release. “In addition, these winds can result in significant wave action on shorelines.”

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Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

World’s Giant Dinosaurs
The Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs, runs all summer. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum is the first in Canada to receive accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The accreditation certifies that the museum meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

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Misericordia Sisters Asks Manitoba Health Minister to Change His Mind

Misericordia Sisters Asks Manitoba Health Minister to Change His Mind

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Misericordia Urgent Care Centre (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A religious order that founded a Winnipeg hospital more than a century ago is asking Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen to back off plans to scale back the facility.

The Misericordia Sisters says the province’s plan to close the urgent care centre at the Misericordia Health Centre is unconscionable and will hurt many low-income earners.

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