Assiniboine Park Polar Bear Run Back for 2017

Assiniboine Park Polar Bear Run Back for 2017

Polar Bear
An orphaned female polar bear is the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest resident. The 2017 Polar Bear Run is Sunday, February 16. (ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY / HANDOUT)

The family-friendly Polar Bear Run is returning to Assiniboine Park for a second year.

The 10 km and 5 km runs, walk and skate will take place Sunday, February 16, 2017.

Proceeds from the run, presented by the Manitoba Moose, support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Polar Bear Rescue Team.

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Mumps Cases on the Rise in Manitoba

Mumps Cases on the Rise in Manitoba

The cases of mumps in Manitoba has exploded since the province first reported on the outbreak earlier this fall.

The majority of cases, in people between the ages of 17 to 29, remain on post-secondary campuses within Winnipeg. The University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Université de St. Boniface have seen the most cases, but some are not connected to these sites.

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Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea grimaces after watching a reply of an Edmonton Eskimos’ interception during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 30, 2016. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have given their general manager and head coach votes of confidence. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Negotiations to extend the contracts of Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea were casual and went smoothly.

The CFL team announced Friday that both men signed three-year deals, with O’Shea staying on the sidelines through 2019 and Walters adding to his one remaining year to keep him at the helm through 2020.

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Saskatchewan Researcher Helps ID Feathered Dinosaur Vertebrae Encased in Amber

Saskatchewan Researcher Helps ID Feathered Dinosaur Vertebrae Encased in Amber

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

Dinosaur Tail
Specialized photography and microscopy at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina were used to help identify a 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail with feathers which has been preserved in amber. The amber was discovered in Myanmar in 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Royal Saskatchewan Museum)

REGINA – Researchers say they have found the 99-million-year-old tail of a theropod dinosaur preserved in amber and a Canadian is key to the discovery.

The specimen was purchased from a Myanmar amber market in 2015 by Lida Xing, a professor at the China University of Geosciences, who recognized its potential.

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Arctic Science Conference in Winnipeg Roiled Up Over ‘Sexist’ Banquet Joke

Arctic Science Conference in Winnipeg Roiled Up Over ‘Sexist’ Banquet Joke

By The Canadian Press

Arctic Ice
This 2014 photo provided by NOAA shows the Arctic ice coverage. Vanishing sea ice is creating a whole new Arctic for both people and places. Scientists are warning that this winter’s Arctic sea ice could turn out to be the lowest area ever measured. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NOAA)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s annual gathering of top Arctic scientists has been roiled by an open letter from researchers protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference’s gala banquet.

The joke was made Wednesday during a tribute to Martin Fortier, retiring head of ArcticNet, which co-ordinates northern research in Canada.

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Five Charged in City-Wide Break & Enter Spree

Five Charged in City-Wide Break & Enter Spree

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Five people are making Santa’s naughty list this year after a string of residential break-ins between September and November.

Winnipeg police say approximately $240,000 worth of property was stolen from homes across the city, including five vehicles and numerous credit cards used to make purchases at stores.

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CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for its efforts in making the museum an inclusive environment for visitors of all abilities. (CMHR / HANDOUTS)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for inclusion surrounding its efforts to create a rich museum experience for people of all abilities.

The prestigious Gold Award from the International Association of Universal Design (IAUD) was presented on Friday at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan.

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Inquest Called in Death of Errol Greene at Winnipeg Remand Centre

Inquest Called in Death of Errol Greene at Winnipeg Remand Centre

By The Canadian Press

Errol Greene
Father of three Errol Greene and his son Darien is seen in this undated handout photo. Greene died in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre May 1 after suffering an epileptic seizure. His wife is calling for an inquest after she says he was denied his medication for the three days he was in custody before his death. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Rochelle Pranteau)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Chief Medical Examiner’s office has called an inquest into the death of a man at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Errol Greene died in custody on May 1 after suffering two seizures.

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IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

IKEA
This June 3, 2015, file photo, shows an IKEA store in Miami. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Navigating IKEA’s beautiful aisles and getting lost in Market Hall will be a thing of the past for time-crunched shoppers with a new pilot project.

Called Click & Collect, the service is finally making its way to Winnipeg after being tested in other IKEA markets. It allows shoppers to fill their virtual cart at IKEA.ca and check out with their items for pick up at the store. IKEA will gather the ideas in a cart for you and have them ready during a pre-determined timeframe for a $20 fee.

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Manitoba Bisons Win 26th Annual Duckworth Challenge

Manitoba Bisons Win 26th Annual Duckworth Challenge

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons won the 26th annual Duckworth Challenge against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen by a 3-1-1 margin after a sweep of volleyball matches on Thursday night at the University of Manitoba. The Bison men’s volleyball team won 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-21) over Winnipeg while the Bison women’s volleyball won 3-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) against Winnipeg to clinch this season’s Duckworth Challenge title for Manitoba.

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