Pride Organizer May Be First Tire-Kicker in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

Pride Organizer May Be First Tire-Kicker in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Michelle McHale
Michelle McHale, who organized the first-ever pride march in Steinbach, Manitoba, is photographed on the route in Steinbach Friday, June 24, 2016. McHale says she’s mulling over a possible run for the provincial NDP leadership. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A woman who gained national prominence for organizing a pride parade in Manitoba’s so-called Bible Belt is eyeing a jump into the political arena.

Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, which is trying to rebuild after a devastating election loss.

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Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

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Highway 1 from the Saskatchewan border to Headingley, Manitoba was closed Tuesday overnight into Wednesday, stranded motorists near Virden. (CHRISD.CA)

Motorists who had been stranded on Highway 1 near Virden since Tuesday were looked after by emergency personnel over the last 24 hours.

RCMP say more than 200 drivers were stranded, including a long line of semis stretching several kilometres.

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Jennifer Jones and Kelsey Rocque Suffer Blowout Losses at the National

Jennifer Jones and Kelsey Rocque Suffer Blowout Losses at the National

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Winnipeg skip Jennifer Jones dropped an 8-3 decision to Switzerland’s Binia Feltscher on Wednesday afternoon at the National.

Jones, who’s coming off a Canada Cup victory last weekend, gave up three points in the opening end and four more points in the fifth.

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Tom Jackson Puts on Impromptu Concert for Snowed-in Travellers in Manitoba

Tom Jackson Puts on Impromptu Concert for Snowed-in Travellers in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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The Humanitarian Award recipient Tom Jackson poses with his award at the Juno Awards gala dinner in Saskatoon, Sask. Saturday, March 31, 2007. Travellers stranded by a blizzard in a Manitoba town got a treat on Tuesday night when Jackson put on an impromptu concert in the storm shelter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

VIRDEN, Man. – Travellers stranded by a blizzard in a Manitoba town got a treat on Tuesday night when singer Tom Jackson put on an impromptu concert in the storm shelter.

A dump of snow and howling wind shut down the Trans-Canada highway at the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary, which forced people to hunker down in the town of Virden. Jackson and his Huron Carole musical group were travelling from Regina to Brandon, Man., and were among those stranded.

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Winnipeg Plowing Residential Streets Beginning Friday

Winnipeg Plowing Residential Streets Beginning Friday

A convoy of snow plows clear Winnipeg streets in this file photo. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg will begin plowing residential streets on Friday morning.

The city continues to receive snowfall on Wednesday as part of a system that made its way into Manitoba on Monday and moved eastward. Up to 30 cm was expected by the time the precipitation was to taper off later this afternoon.

A residential parking ban will be in effect at 7 a.m. on December 9.

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Poor Visibility, Blowing Snow Remnants of Winnipeg Storm

Poor Visibility, Blowing Snow Remnants of Winnipeg Storm

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Driving visibility, as shown here on Tuesday, won’t be much better today with a blowing snow advisory in effect for southern Manitoba. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A storm that blasted Winnipeg and southern Manitoba on Tuesday isn’t done with us just yet. A blowing snow advisory remains in effect for much of the southern portion of the province, reducing visibility mixed with lighter snowfall.

Another 2-4 cm of snow is expected to fall today, paired with winds gusting to 60 km/h.

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Manitoba Digs Out from Storm as People Across the Prairies Shiver from Cold

Manitoba Digs Out from Storm as People Across the Prairies Shiver from Cold

By The Canadian Press

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Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border remained closed on Wednesday, but some motorists were risking the trip anyway. (CHRISD.CA)

Southern Manitoba is digging out from a big dump of snow that closed the Trans-Canada and other highways as people across the Prairies shiver in the season’s first extreme cold snap.

The Trans-Canada is closed from Portage la Prairie to the Saskatchewan boundary along with Highway 5 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border.

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Red Wings Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Come Back to Beat Jets 4-3 in Shootout

Red Wings Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Come Back to Beat Jets 4-3 in Shootout

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Detroit Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg (40) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during shootout NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Henrik Zetterberg’s attention to detail paid off with the game-winning shootout goal on Tuesday.

The veteran Detroit Red Wings forward watched how teammate Frans Nielsen almost scored on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Helleybuyck in the shootout and followed his lead while adding something of his own.

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Eddy the Goat Visits Winnipeg Students

Eddy the Goat Visits Winnipeg Students

Eddy the Goat
A Linden Christian School student pets Eddy the goat during an annual visit with World Vision Canada on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — An unusual visitor stopped in at Linden Christian School on Tuesday.

Eddy the goat — yes, a goat — was the star of a lunch hour pet n’ greet for students who raised $15,000 for the World Vision Gift Catalogue this year.

Focusing on “compassionate community members,” the students spent time with one of the animals they have given as gifts to families in developing countries as part of their fundraising efforts.

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