Artwork from Across Manitoba Coming to Assiniboine Park

Artwork from Across Manitoba Coming to Assiniboine Park

Pavilion Gallery Museum
Pavilion Gallery Museum at Assiniboine Park (ASSINIBOINEPARKZOO.CA)

WINNIPEG — Artwork from across the province is moving into the Pavilion Gallery Museum at Assiniboine Park next month.

From August 6-28, the museum will be populated with work from the Eastman, Interlake, northern and western regions of Manitoba.

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Wounded Winnipeg’s Ignition Fails, Bombers Lose to Stampeders 33-18

Wounded Winnipeg’s Ignition Fails, Bombers Lose to Stampeders 33-18

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Drew Willy - Andrew Harris
Calgary Stampeders’ Deron Mayo (42) and Ja’Gared Davis (95) celebrate a sack on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) as Andrew Harris (33) looks on during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoWINNIPEG — The misery continues for the Blue Bombers on their home turf. Faced with the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday night, Winnipeg’s offence failed them once again, as they lost 33-18.

The loss is Winnipeg’s sixth straight at home, a mark that hasn’t been seen by this franchise in 20 years – dating back to the 1996-97 season. As has been the story thus far this season, it was the offence that proved inept, as the team failed to score a touchdown in three and a half quarters with Drew Willy under centre.

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SkipTheDishes Adds Wendy’s to Its Menu

SkipTheDishes Adds Wendy’s to Its Menu

Wendy's

WINNIPEG — Quality is in the recipe for SkipTheDishes, having added fast food chain Wendy’s to its delivery roster.

The food delivery service is testing Wendy’s in Winnipeg before adding it to its national network of more than 3,000 restaurants.

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Trial for Woman Accused of Hiding Infant Remains in Storage Locker on Hold

Trial for Woman Accused of Hiding Infant Remains in Storage Locker on Hold

By The Canadian Press

Andrea Giesbrecht
Andrea Giesbrecht

WINNIPEG – The trial of a Winnipeg woman accused of concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker is on hold until the end of August.

The judge wants written submissions from both sides on the issue of spousal privilege, and how much the husband of the accused can be required to disclose about communications with his wife.

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Canada Plunging Toward an Elevator Crisis? ‘We’re Already There,’ Expert Says

Canada Plunging Toward an Elevator Crisis? ‘We’re Already There,’ Expert Says

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Elevator
(Elevator image via Shutterstock)

TORONTO – Every day of the year, Canadians across the country are finding themselves trapped in faulty elevators, while countless more are suffering through inconvenience and isolation because of elevators that are out of service — and the problem is worsening, an investigation by The Canadian Press has found.

Last year, for example, firefighters in Ontario alone responded to 4,461 calls to extricate people from elevators — more than a dozen a day — and double the number from 2001.

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Nudists Call for Fewer Clothed Visitors at Clothing Optional Beaches

Nudists Call for Fewer Clothed Visitors at Clothing Optional Beaches

By Peter Goffin, The Canadian Press

Nude Beach
Stephane Deschenes, nudist and owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park, poses for a photo at Hanlan’s Point beach on Toronto Island on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

TORONTO – Canada’s clothing-optional beaches are at the centre of a turf battle between nude bathers and their clothed counterparts.

Visitors to Wreck Beach in Vancouver and Hanlan’s Point in Toronto have reportedly been told by naked beach-goers they must disrobe if they want to stay.

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Cyclist Killed in Crash with Semi on Main Street

Cyclist Killed in Crash with Semi on Main Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A woman was killed Wednesday evening while riding her bike on Main Street.

Police say it happened at around 5:45 p.m. while she was riding northbound on Main on the west sidewalk approaching Logan Avenue. A semi-trailer was making a westbound turn on Logan from Main when it collided with the cyclist.

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Sketch Released of Man in Connection to Abduction Attempt

Sketch Released of Man in Connection to Abduction Attempt

Abduction Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this man, who they say tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy on June 25, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have released a sketch of a man wanted after an 11-year-old boy was nearly abducted on June 25.

The victim was walking alone in the area of Simpson Avenue and Besant Street when he was approached by an unknown man in a vehicle.

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