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Play On! Road Hockey Tourney Brings Road Closures

Play On!Road closures will be in effect this weekend at the University of Manitoba for the Play On! ball hockey tournament.

The 4-on-4 action will see eastbound Chancellor Matheson Road closed between Innovation Drive and University Crescent from Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m.

From Friday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m., westbound Chancellor Matheson Road will be closed between University Crescent and the east entrance to the Winnipeg Soccer Club.

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Budweiser Goes Alcohol-Free with New Prohibition Brew

Budweiser Prohibition Brew
Budweiser Prohibition Brew (CNW GROUP / BUDWEISER)

Budweiser is banking on a new non-alcoholic brew as its newest brand of lager as the summer patio season heats up.

Budweiser Prohibition Brew is part of the company’s $6 million investment in specialized equipment to brew the non-alcoholic beer. By 2025, Budweiser expects no- and lower-alcohol beers to represent at least 20% of its global beer volume.

The new brew is crafted using the same key ingredients of yeast, choice hops, pure filtered water, and a beechwood aging process beer-drinkers will recognize as classic Budweiser.

“Our goals are to empower consumers with choice and change social norms, and this beer will achieve both,” said Kyle Norrington, vice-president, marketing for Labatt.

Canada is the first country for Prohibition Brew as part of Budweiser’s larger global launch.

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Brandon Man Threatens to Shoot Wife Over Attending Marriage Counselling

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police have charged a 32-year-old man with two counts of uttering threats after he told his wife and son he would shoot them if he had to attend marriage counselling.

Police say the argument happened on May 19 when the man allegedly made the threats due to having to attend and fix a strife in their relationship.

The victim contacted police on May 24, but was initially reluctant to press charges. The Crown Attorney directed police to pursue the charges.

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Winnipeg Artist Transforms Nightclub Urinal into Donald Trump ‘Potty Mouth’

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump Urinal
Winnipeg artist Nereo Eugenio sits by his Donald Trump piece that he created in the washroom at the District Stop nightclub in Winnipeg, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Canadians looking to express feelings for controversial U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump need look no further than a Winnipeg nightclub urinal for relief.

The men’s bathroom in District Stop nightclub has been outfitted with a mural of the presumptive Republican candidate with a urinal in place of Trump’s mouth.

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Patio-Puffing Prohibition: Quebec Smokers Fuming

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press

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A no-smoking sign is seen on a patio Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Montreal. Quebec’s anti-smoking law will kick in Thursday prohibiting smoking on outdoor patios. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – Marc-Antoine Gervais says everyone knows lighting up on a patio with a glass of beer is “the best cigarette you can smoke.”

But unfortunately for Gervais that luxury will be over as of Thursday as Quebec becomes the latest jurisdiction in North America to crack down further on smoking in public places.

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WAG Sets Up Inuit Art Shop at The Forks

Stephen Borys
Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO, speaks during an announcement at The Forks on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (@WAG_CA / TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is setting up shop at The Forks with a new retail space.

WAG@The Forks will be located in the Johnston Terminal to promote and sell Inuit art.

Through the Nunavut Development Corporation, $75,000 will be provided by the Government of Nunavut for three years to promote Nunavut artists.

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PHOTO: Police Seek Purse-Snatching Suspect

Purse-Snatcher Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this man, who they say stole a woman’s purse on May 16, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Police are looking for a man they say grabbed a woman’s purse from a Winnipeg business in the 400 block of Portage Avenue on May 16.

The robbery happened at around 5:30 p.m. when the 24-year-old woman was accosted by the suspect. She suffered minor injuries in the attack.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal man between 30-35 years of age, 5’10”, medium build, short black hair, tattoo on the right side of his neck, wearing sunglasses, black baseball cap, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff

Goldeyes Ink Eadington, Trade Rheault

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes made a couple of moves on Wednesday before their game in Laredo.

The Fish have signed left-handed pitcher Eric Eadington, and traded right-handed pitcher Dylan Rheault to the Sioux City Explorers in exchange for a player to be named later.

Eadington made one start earlier this season for the Gary SouthShore RailCats, allowing one earned run in two innings on May 20th at St. Paul.

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G7 Leaders Will Hear Canada’s New Approach for Boosting World Economy

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

ISE, Japan – A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new take on what Canada thinks must be done to revive the stagnant global economy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will promote Canada’s growth-boosting plan to his Group of Seven counterparts this week in Japan.

Trudeau’s theme: government investment is better than belt-tightening.

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Motorcyclist Dies After Serious Crash

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 44-year-old man has died following a serious motorcycle crash on Tuesday morning in St. Boniface.

Emergency personnel were called to the area of Archibald Street and Messier Street at around 12:30 a.m. for the single-vehicle crash.

Police say the cause of the collision has yet to be determined, but speed and the lack of a helmet appear to have been contributing factors.

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