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Justice Murray Sinclair to Keynote Knight Visitor Lecture

Justice Murray Sinclair (TRC.CA)
Justice Murray Sinclair (TRC.CA)

Justice Murray Sinclair will deliver the keynote address tonight at a public University of Manitoba lecture.

Murray, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will speak at the 2014 Knight Distinguished Visitor Lecture.

Titled, “If you thought the Truth was hard, Reconciliation will be harder,” the lecture will be held in the atrium of the Engineering and Information Technology Complex on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Another Canadian Winter?

(NC) — When the snow flies, Canadian drivers have to be prepared. Temperature swings, which are common across Canada during the fall and winter months, can result in significant changes in tire pressure. For example, did you know that for every 5oC drop in temperature, tire pressure drops by one pound per square inch (psi)? So if the temperature were to drop to -15oC, tires could lose three psi of tire pressure. For some tires that means a 10 per cent loss in inflation.

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Winnipeg Non-Profit Receives Grant for Art Classes

The Winnipeg FoundationA $10,000 grant from the Winnipeg Foundation will fund a new art project at Community Living Winnipeg.

The non-profit organization assists people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Called “New View,” the project is slated to begin in January to bring awareness, employment, education and inclusion to both adults living with disability, and the wider community.

The organization will be collaborating with the Arts and Disability Network of Manitoba to hire professional artists to teach classes throughout the city.

– Staff

We Day Inspires Thousands of Manitoba Students

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Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, addresses the crowd during We Day at MTS Centre on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — An exuberant crowd of about 16,000 students from more than 450 schools across Manitoba packed Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Wednesday for We Day.

The annual event of positivity brings in notable guest speakers, social advocates and musicians for a day of inspiration to get youth energized to conquer the world around them.

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was the keynote speaker for the event, which also included performers Shawn Desman, Hedley, Karl Wolf, and Kardinal Offishall.

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Body of Missing Man Travis Sukkau Found

Travis Sukkau
Travis Sukkau (RCMP HANDOUT)

The body of 19-year-old Travis Sukkau has been found in Pembina Valley Provincial Park.

RCMP confirmed the identity on Wednesday, a day after Sukkau’s family announced on Facebook their loved one wasn’t with them anymore.

Sukkau went missing last Thursday while taking photographs in the park. An extensive search for the Winkler man was carried out in the days to follow before being called off.

The investigation into Sukkau’s death is ongoing and a cause of death hasn’t been released.

The family is asking for privacy to grieve.

– Staff

Police Warn of Increase in Catalytic Converter Theft

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(Catalytic converter image via Shutterstock)

An increase in catalytic converter theft has prompted Winnipeg police to issue a warning to vehicle owners.

The automotive part is being targeted due to its value as scrap metal, especially with the price of platinum, palladium and rhodium on the rise. Stolen catalytic converters can sell for $40 to $300 each.

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Downtown Farmers’ Market Returns November 6

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe fall edition of the popular Downtown Farmers’ Market is returning on November 6 and 13.

The two-day market will assemble at Manitoba Hydro Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as vendors sell their wares. Items include everything from fresh produce to baked goods to giftware including handmade soaps, alpaca wool clothing, preserves, wood crafts and moccasins.

“Our goal is to help to create a unique destination for downtown residents, workers, students, and tourists and add vibrancy to our streets and walkways, and keep people’s spirits up as the weather gets cold,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

– Staff

Goldeyes Begin 2015 Season on the Road in Texas

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes will open their 2015 regular American Association season against the Grand Prairie AirHogs on the road.

The Fish will travel to Grand Prairie, Texas for a four-game set beginning May 21 after a series of exhibition games both at home and away.

The Goldeyes will then play the American Association Champion Wichita Wingnuts and expansion Joplin Blasters for three games each as part of the 11-game road trip.

Winnipeg fans will get their first chance to see the team on June 2 against the Sioux Falls Canaries, who visit Shaw Park for a three-game series.

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Pine Falls Death Considered a Homicide

RCMP Crest LogoA death in Pine Falls is now being considered a homicide.

Manitoba RCMP were saying little when they first reported the death outside of a home in a trailer park on Sunday. Now an investigation has revealed the death of 31-year-old Ryan Sinclair of Powerview is a homicide.

The cause of death isn’t being released, but reports suggest Sinclair was stabbed.

No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate.

– Staff

Winnipeg Police Create Pinterest Board for Lost and Found

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The #FoundInWpg Pinterest board launched by Winnipeg police. (SCREENSHOT)

Lost an item in Winnipeg? You may find it on Pinterest.

The Winnipeg Police Service has created a #FoundInWpg Pinterest board to help pair lost items back with their owners.

Police say they regularly receive lost property such as keys, wallets, cell phones and jewelry. Their hope is that by placing photographs and descriptions with the lost items online, the rightful owners will claim them.

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