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Province Releases Measles Exposure Areas in Latest Cases

By David Klassen

Manitoba LogoManitoba health officials have released a list of locations relating to the two latest measles cases reported on Thursday.

People who were at the following locations should be aware of the possibility of exposure to the virus:

Hair Do Zoo, 845 Dakota St., Winnipeg, on the following dates and times:
- April 11 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- April 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- April 14 between 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

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Winnipeg Police Use Twitter for Virtual Ride Along

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police turned to Twitter on Thursday night to give the public a chance to ride along virtually during a six-hour shift.

Police hit the streets at 4 p.m. and tweeted non-stop under the #E160 hashtag, meaning Echo (evening) and 160 being the call sign for the street supervisor unit in Division 11.

Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken and her partner, Sami, responded to a handful of calls during the busy night, including a weapons call, domestic situation, intoxicated female, a traffic stop and a violent male.

The ride along ended at around 10:23 p.m. as #E160 returned to the Public Safety Building to call it a night.

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Folk Festival Selects Winning T-Shirt Designs

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Folk Festival T-shirts

The winning Winnipeg Folk Festival T-shirt designs by Darryl McGarey (left) and Kennedy Zifarelli. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has chosen two winning designs for their T-shirts this year.

Darryl McGarey and Kennedy Zifarelli submitted their designs for the adult and children’s shirts, respectively, after festival organizers put the call out in March.

“We were delighted with the community response to this contest,” said Winnipeg Folk Festival artistic associate Andrea Burgoyne. “We had an incredibly diverse and talented group of applicants and ultimately decided to select two winners.”

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Red Bull Bringing Mobile Concert Series to Winnipeg

Red Bull Tour Bus

Red Bull Tour Bus (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg is on the list of stops the Red Bull Tour Bus will make next month.

The 45-foot-long bus will transform into a fully operational soundstage as it makes its way across the country with some of Canada’s hottest acts.

On the prairie leg, local bands Royal Canoe and Imaginary Cities will perform in Old Market Square on Saturday, May 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Three Arrested After Vehicle Flees Traffic Stop

By David Klassen

RCMP Crest LogoThree people are in police custody after fleeing a traffic stop just west of Headingley on Thursday evening.

Manitoba RCMP pulled the vehicle over on the Trans-Canada Highway at around 6:30 p.m. before a high-speed chase ensued.

The westbound sedan with British Columbia plates evaded police for approximately 60 minutes before being stopped nearly 2 km north of Fannystelle, Manitoba.

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Two More Cases of Measles in Manitoba

Two more cases of measles have been reported in Manitoba, bringing the total number of those infected to seven.

Public health officials say the sixth case is in a man in his 40s who lives in the Winnipeg area. The seventh case is in a woman in her 30s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.

People who were at Sobeys at 1500 Dakota St. in Winnipeg from noon to 5 p.m. on April 13 should be aware of the possibility of exposure.

Those who visited the location and think they might have measles or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles should phone their health-care provider or Health Links-Info Santé at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

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RCMP Make Arrest in Death of Heather Mallett

RCMP Crest LogoManitoba RCMP have made an arrest in the death of a 14-year-old girl who went missing in 2011 from Wabowden.

Heather Mallett disappeared on June 9 and her body was discovered two days later in the community. At the time, police treated Mallett’s death as suspicious.

Homicide investigators working on the nearly three-year-old case arrested a suspect in connection to Mallett’s death on Wednesday.

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Baby T-Rex Interacts with Crowd at MTS Centre

By Brian Schultz

Walking with Dinosaurs

Visitors gather at MTS Centre to greet one of the creatures from ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs is in Winnipeg October 8-12, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A baby Tyrannosaurus rex roared loudly in the atrium of MTS Centre on Thursday.

The mechanical creature is part of the Walking with Dinosaurs spectacle, which returns to Winnipeg October 8-12. Tickets went on sale today.

Kevin Donnelly, senior vice-president of venues and entertainment with MTS Centre, said the show attracted more than 50,000 people in 2007.

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U of W bikeLAB Wins Urban Design Award

University of Winnipeg bikeLABThe bikeLAB at the University of Winnipeg has been honoured with a National Urban Design Award.

The $130,000 UWinnipeg Students’ Association project was designed by Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc. and won in the community initiatives category.

The revolutionary cycling education and advocacy facility, which opened in 2011, is run by volunteers who provide space, tools and support to allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to keep their bicycles running smoothly all year long.

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Wayne Gretzky in Winnipeg for Lunch May 20

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Great One himself during a luncheon on May 20.

Wayne Gretzky will speak to the local business community during an event at The Fairmont Winnipeg.

Presented by TD Bank Group and moderated by their deputy chair, Frank McKenna, the luncheon is sure to sell out quickly.

Tickets are $99 (clever, huh?) and can be purchased online.

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Scopus Award Gala 2014