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BIZ’s Community Homeless Assistance Team Now Permanent

The Downtown BIZ's CHAT program now has a vehicle. (Downtown Winnipeg BIZ/Handout)

The Downtown BIZ’s CHAT program now has a vehicle. (Downtown Winnipeg BIZ/Handout)

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Community Homeless Assistance Team (CHAT) is now a permanent program, thanks to donations by several local businesses and non-profit organizations.

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York Boats Launched at Lower Fort Garry Historic Site

James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, poses with guests and costumed interpreters in a York boat at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. The three York boats were built as one of a series of projects aimed at celebrating Métis history and culture. Left to right: Historical interpreter, Lawrie Barkwell (Louis Riel Institute), Sharon Conway (Louis Riel Institute), James Bezan, Marilyn Peckett (Parks Canada), Tom Kynman (Parks Canada) and a historical interpreter. (Government of Canada/Handout)

James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, poses with guests and costumed interpreters in a York boat at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. The three York boats were built as one of a series of projects aimed at celebrating Métis history and culture. Left to right: Historical interpreter, Lawrie Barkwell (Louis Riel Institute), Sharon Conway (Louis Riel Institute), James Bezan, Marilyn Peckett (Parks Canada), Tom Kynman (Parks Canada) and a historical interpreter. (Government of Canada/Handout)

The Government of Canada has launched three boats at a Manitoba historical site.

MPs James Bezan and Leona Aglukkaq launched three York boats at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, including two which are certified for carrying passengers.

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WestJet to Launch Weekly Non-Stop Flights From Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale

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If your idea of a good prairie winter is spending it somewhere else, you’ve got another option for flying.

WestJet announced Monday they will be adding a Saturday weekly non-stop flight from Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting on November 1, 2014.

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Splash Pad at The Forks Reopens to Visitors

Splash ParkThe splash pad at The Forks has been turned on for the season — finally.

From now until Labour Day, the Variety Heritage Adventure Park’s splash pad can be accessed daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Parks Canada operates the pad and says the opening was delayed to contractors applying a special chlorine-resistant rubberized coating to the concrete surface.

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Winnipeg Cyclist Killed Near Selkirk

RCMP Crest LogoA 25-year-old Winnipeg cyclist was struck and killed just north of Selkirk on Sunday.

The rider was travelling on Highway 9 between Netley Road and Kreamer Road just after midnight when a southbound van struck the cyclist, who had been travelling in the middle of the road.

The cyclist, who wasn’t a helmet, was declared deceased at the scene.

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Winkler Man Drowns While Fishing on Rock Lake

RCMP Crest LogoA 21-year-old Winkler man has drowned while fishing at Rock Lake with two others.

RCMP say the three were in a boat on Friday evening when the man fell into the water and didn’t resurface. None of the men were wearing lifejackets.

Rock Lake is about 40 km east of Killarney, Manitoba.

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Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash in RM of Whitemouth

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Two people were killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck in the RM of Whitemouth on Saturday, July 20, 2014. (SHAUN McLEOD / FOR CHRISD.CA)

Two people riding a motorcycle were killed Saturday in a head-on crash in the RM of Whitemouth.

RCMP say the eastbound motorcycle collided with a westbound pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 44 at around 11:35 a.m.

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Man Stabbed Overnight on McDermot Avenue

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Police CrestA 32-year-old man is recovering in a Winnipeg hospital after being stabbed early Sunday morning.

Police were called to the 500 block of McDermot Avenue just after 3 a.m. for a report of a stabbing.

The victim was stabbed in the upper body and taken to hospital in critical condition, where he was later upgraded to stable.

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Manitoba Opera Building New Production for ‘Fidelio’

Public Safety Building

The Public Safety Building is an example of the style of architecture being used in the ‘Fidelio’ set. (MANITOBA OPERA / HANDOUT)

When the Manitoba Opera opens its new season this fall, it will have the first new production built by the company since 2007.

Fidelio” will be directed by GM and CEO Larry Desrochers himself.

“Without giving too much away, I have very specific ideas about the world that Beethoven has created in the opera and how we can connect that world to the world we live in today,” Desrochers said.

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Local Ukrainian Congress Holding Memorial for Victims of MH17

By David Klassen

A local memorial service is being held this evening for the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress — Manitoba Provincial Council is asking the public to attend St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.

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