Folklorama Piloting Online Ticket Sales to Pavilions

Folklorama Piloting Online Ticket Sales to Pavilions

Folklorama Ambassadors
Pavilion youth ambassadors dance during the media launch of Folklorama at the RBC Convention Centre on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Folklorama is testing out online ticket sales this year to 10 of its 41 pavilions.

The two-week multicultural festival held its media launch Thursday in advance of its 48th annual celebration.

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Manitoba Appears Open to Private Marijuana Sales When Pot Becomes Legal

Manitoba Appears Open to Private Marijuana Sales When Pot Becomes Legal

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana
In this June 28, 2017, photo, a finished marijuana product fills a bag at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. The Manitoba government appears open to the idea of private sales of marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government appears open to the idea of private sales of marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next year.

The Progressive Conservative government is asking for input from potential producers and vendors as it weighs its options for how cannabis will be produced and sold.

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Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

By The Canadian Press

Fire Ball Ride
The Fire Ball ride at Ohio State Fair, where one person was killed and seven injured on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP / THE TELEGRAPH)

EDMONTON – A popular midway ride at this week’s K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair.

North American Midway Entertainment, the company that provides attractions to K-Days, says in a statement released Wednesday night that the ride, called the Fire Ball, has been closed until further notice.

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Suspect Sketch Released in Thelma Krull Disappearance

Suspect Sketch Released in Thelma Krull Disappearance

Thelma Krull Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this suspect in relation to the disappearance of Thelma Krull on July 11, 2015. (WPS HANDOUT)
Thelma Krull
Thelma Krull (WPS HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have released a sketch of a man believed to be involved in the disappearance of Thelma Krull more than two years ago.

The 57-year-old grandmother has been missing since July 11, 2015, when she left her Valley Gardens home to go for a walk in the Civic Park area. Her cell phone and glasses were later found on the grounds of the Valley Gardens Community Centre days after her disappearance.

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Winnipeg Drivers Not Slowing Down, Moving Over for Tow Trucks: CAA

Winnipeg Drivers Not Slowing Down, Moving Over for Tow Trucks: CAA

RCMP - CAA Manitoba
An RCMP clocks the speed of a motorist on Highway 1 west Winnipeg as a tow truck works on the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA)

Winnipeg drivers aren’t getting the message to slow down and move over while passing a working tow truck on the side of the road, CAA Manitoba says.

During two separate staged calls for service earlier this week, CAA and Winnipeg police found only one driver slowed down and moved over on Portage Avenue.

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Coal and Canary Opening First Storefront in the Exchange

Coal and Canary Opening First Storefront in the Exchange

Coal and Canary
Coal and Canary’s Amanda Buhse (right) and co-owner Tom Jansen (FACEBOOK)

A popular Winnipeg candle company is venturing into new waters with its first storefront in the city’s Exchange District.

Coal and Canary is leveraging CentreVenture’s PUSH Program to open up its first store at 73 Princess Street on August 1.

The three-month trial run will allow the company to test the marketplace on a low-risk basis.

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Second Group of Winnipeg Tim Hortons Workers Vote to Unionize

Second Group of Winnipeg Tim Hortons Workers Vote to Unionize

Tim Hortons
A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

Employees at a Winnipeg Tim Hortons have voted to unionize and join the Workers United Canada Council.

The 15 employees at the Lombard Avenue location are the second group of Tim Hortons workers to unionize, joining 35 others at the Portage Avenue & Wall Street location, who have been represented by the union since 2015.

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Wildfire Forces Evacuations, Threatens Structures Near Kamloops, B.C.

Wildfire Forces Evacuations, Threatens Structures Near Kamloops, B.C.

By The Canadian Press

Wildfire
A helicopter is used to battle a wildfire burning on the top of a mountain near Ashcroft, B.C., on Monday, July 10, 2017. For the first time in days, a new evacuation order has been issued for homes near one of the scores of wildfires raging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A rapidly-moving wildfire has forced people to flee dozens of properties east of Kamloops, B.C.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation order for 39 properties in Monte Lake Wednesday night, saying a fire burning in the area posed an “imminent threat” to people and property.

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