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Man Missing in Pembina Valley Provincial Park

By Sarah Klein

Travis Sukkau
Travis Sukkau (RCMP HANDOUT)

A search is underway for a 19-year-old Winkler man who went missing in Pembina Valley Provincial Park.

Manitoba RCMP say Travis Sukkau was reported missing on Thursday at around 7:15 p.m.

He was believed to have been in the park during the day, but didn’t return home that evening.

Sukkau’s blue Pontiac Sunfire was found in a wooded area in the park, but the search for him is ongoing with the help of several police detachments, including the Office of Fire Commissioner and the Department of Natural Resources.

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Draft Beer ‘Growler Bars’ Open in Manitoba

Growler Bars
Tracy Jones fills up a growler jug at the Liquor Mart location on Kenaston Boulevard, Friday, October 24, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

Local craft beer in refillable, to-go containers is now available in Manitoba.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has introduced “Growler Bars” at five Liquor Mart locations, featuring both core and seasonal listings from Fort Garry and Half Pints breweries.

“It’s no secret that Manitobans are beer enthusiasts,” said Ron Lemieux, minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. “Our government is a strong supporter of our local brewers and the introduction of Growler Bars to the marketplace provides Manitobans with a new way to enjoy some fantastic craft beers.”

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One Direction to Play Investors Group Field in July

Pop boy band One Direction will headline a summer concert at Investors Group Field.

The London-based group, often referred to as simply 1D, will perform in Winnipeg on Friday, July 24 as part of their On the Road Again Tour 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $59.50, $79.50 and $99.50.

– Staff

Bisons Shoot for the Cure in Weekend Basketball Fundraiser

Michele Hynes - Robyn Eyer
U of M Bison women’s basketball head coach Michele Hynes and captain/guard Robyn Eyer. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons women’s basketball team is warming up for the season with a set of charity games this weekend.

The team will host the eighth annual Shoot for the Cure invitational at Investors Group Athletic Centre tonight through Sunday to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

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‘Republic of Doyle’ Cast Previews Sixth and Final Season

By Adriana Mingo (@akamingo27)

Republic of Doyle
Republic of Doyle (CBC)

WINNIPEG — Jake Doyle will put on his Bellstaff motorcycle jacket, hop into his GTO and drive off onto the streets of Newfoundland and Labrador for the last time as the sixth and final season of “Republic of Doyle” airs.

The season picks up after the shocking season five cliffhanger, which left the future uncertain for Jake (Allan Hawco) and Leslie (Krystin Pellerin).

“The idea was we wanted to present an ideal life for Jake and Leslie. We wanted the audience to feel like it was either in Leslie’s head, in an altered reality, or in some sort of afterlife,” said Hawco, while recently in Winnipeg.

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CP Holiday Train Chugging Through Winnipeg Dec. 3

CP Holiday Train
CP Holiday Train (CPR.CA)

The CP Holiday Train will once again be swinging through the city as the holiday season approaches.

The colourfully-lit locomotive and its mobile concert stage will be in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 3 at Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. The train is set to arrive at 9 p.m with performers Odds and Roxanne Potvin.

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Flash Photography Festival Closing with Reception

Flash Photography FestivalThe closing reception of Winnipeg’s first Flash Photography Festival is on October 27.

The festival featured 50 photographers at over 30 venues across the city during the month of October. Shutterbugs honed their craft and further promoted art and design. The majority of artworks were displayed in restaurants, coffee shops and stores throughout downtown Winnipeg.

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Hockey Winnipeg Offers Players, Coaches Online Resources

By Brian Schultz

Hockey WinnipegHockey Winnipeg has partnered with an Alberta organization to bring new resources to players and coaches.

A free coaching and playing development platform offered through TheDrillBook.com will deliver cutting edge on-ice programming, coaching assistance, and practice planning tools.

“This partnership is a great opportunity for our volunteer coaches throughout Winnipeg. We want to provide our coaches high quality resources and information to assist them in the growth and development of our great game,” said Monte Miller, executive director of Hockey Winnipeg.

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British Firm to Design Winnipeg’s Pop-Up River Restaurant

Raw: Almond
The winning design of Raw: Almond for 2015 by British design firm OS31. (HANDOUT)
Raw: Almond
Raw: Almond will be back in January at the point where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

The Raw: Almond pop-up restaurant on the frozen Red River is returning for 2015 with an entirely new design.

British design firm OS31 has won a competition to create the new X-shaped tent on the surface of the Red this January at The Forks.

The unique pop-up was the creation of deer + almond’s Mandel Hitzer in 2013, who brought Joe Kalturnyk of RAW Gallery on board to design it the past two years.

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Gordon Bell High School Fundraising to Light Up Greenspace

By Sarah Klein

Sports Field
(Soccer field image via Shutterstock)

Gordon Bell High School has launched an ambitious fundraising drive to complete phase two of its greenspace for active living.

The school is aiming to raise $250,000 to light up the newly-dedicated “Panther Greenspace.”

“We have here a beautifully developed area for the use of students and community members,” said principal Arlene Skull. “We want to see it lit up to help lengthen the time in the day when we can safely be active in the space.”

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