U of M’s Front and Centre Campaign Marks $15M Donation

U of M’s Front and Centre Campaign Marks $15M Donation

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The University of Manitoba is inching closer to its $500 million Front and Centre campaign with the announcement of another donation over the weekend.

During halftime at the Manitoba Bisons homecoming football game, the U of M celebrated a $15.9 million commitment by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Focus on Mental Health with Vancouver Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Focus on Mental Health with Vancouver Visit

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

William and Kate
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte step off the plane as they arrive in Victoria, B.C., Saturday, Sept 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were scheduled for a busy first-time trip to Vancouver on Sunday, meeting with First Nations, young people, refugees and first responders.

The couple’s charitable efforts to support mental health awareness are reflected in a number of events on their itinerary.

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Gun Tossed into Dumpster After Man Shot in Brandon

Gun Tossed into Dumpster After Man Shot in Brandon

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police have a man in custody after he allegedly shot another man and then tossed the weapon into a dumpster Saturday evening.

Police were called at around 5:40 p.m. to the report of shots fired after two men had an altercation in the street.

Officers attended, but couldn’t locate either of the men, nor could determine where the shots came from.

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Food for Thought: Jackman-Atkinson

Food for Thought: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Loblaws
A shopper is seen in a Loblaws produce section in Montreal on Monday, March 9, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Sometimes, I find myself at a bit of a cross-roads in the grocery store aisles. I’m sure I’m not the only one — in rural Manitoba, we are in a unique position of being both suppliers and consumers.

When it comes to buying one of our main necessities, food, we have a lot of options. We have choices within our home communities, we have choices in neighbouring communities and we have choices in larger regional centres. Overall, in Canada, there are lots of choices, especially as non-traditional grocers, like Walmart, continue to enter the market.

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Stars Align in Winnipeg at David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert

Stars Align in Winnipeg at David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Michael Bolton
Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton, one of the performers at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert, at MTS Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — MTS Centre was alive with glitter and glamour Saturday night as Winnipeggers and celebrities came together to raise funds and bring awareness to the importance of organ donation.

The gala event, inspired by Canadian musician and producer David Foster and the foundation he created in 1988, has been held in major cities throughout Canada. This is the first time it has taken place in Winnipeg.

Money raised at the event goes towards non-medical expenses for those who have children in need of a major organ transplant.

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Defenceman Jacob Trouba to Sit Out Jets Training Camp, Agent Working on Trade

Defenceman Jacob Trouba to Sit Out Jets Training Camp, Agent Working on Trade

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate after Trouba scored his second goal of the game against the Detroit Red Wings during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Defenceman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from Winnipeg and doesn’t plan on attending Jets training camp.

Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said in a press release on Saturday that the 22-year-old blue-liner wants an opportunity to play somewhere else, citing Winnipeg’s logjam of defenceman.

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Man on Bike Charged in Ellice Avenue Assault

Man on Bike Charged in Ellice Avenue Assault

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 32-year-old man has been charged after two people were found injured in the 300 block of Ellice Avenue early Friday.

Winnipeg police say a 42-year-old man suffered upper body injuries and was taken to hospital in critical condition. A 39-year-old woman was also injured and needed treatment.

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Defenceman Myers Says He’s Coming into Jets Camp Pain Free After Hip Surgery

Defenceman Myers Says He’s Coming into Jets Camp Pain Free After Hip Surgery

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Tyler Myers
Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) catches his breath during training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, September 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Tyler Myers has one regret about undergoing hip surgery in the spring.

“Based on the way it feels now, I wish I would have got it done a couple of years ago,” the Winnipeg Jets defenceman said after the NHL club opened training camp Friday with on-ice testing at the MTS Iceplex.

Gone is the pain and soreness he had “managed” for a few years, especially after practices and games.

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Pallister Riding High for Now: Currie

Pallister Riding High for Now: Currie

By Roger Currie

Brian Pallister
Manitoba PC leader and premier-elect Brian Pallister walks to a media conference with his communication staff outside the legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 the day after his party defeated the NDP with a majority. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Popular Premiers 2016
A recent Angus Reid poll found Premier Brian Pallister the second most popular in the country. Click to enlarge graphic. (ANGUSREID.ORG)

These are not the best of times to be a political leader in Canada. It’s not a recession but it kind of feels like it, and it’s hard to see a brighter future right now.

Five months ago, Manitoba went to the polls and gave the job of premier to Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives. It was mainly because the NDP had worn out their welcome after 17 years. We now know that Greg Selinger and company also made a lot of very expensive mistakes when it came to Hydro, which is supposed to be Manitoba’s ace in the hole.

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Caroline Hunter Returning to Radio Life on 99.9 BOB FM

Caroline Hunter Returning to Radio Life on 99.9 BOB FM

Caroline Hunter
Caroline Hunter

WINNIPEG — Caroline Hunter just can’t keep herself away from the microphone.

The veteran radio broadcaster is coming out of retirement to join the on-air team at 99.9 BOB FM.

Hunter spent 16 years at QX 104 before resigning from the morning show in 2011. Winnipeggers have still been able to hear Hunter’s voice at Winnipeg Blue Bombers games in her role as stadium announcer.

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