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Winnie-the-Pooh Chastised for Not Wearing Pants

Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh (PAISAN HOMHUAN / SHUTTERSTOCK)

WINNIPEG — A beloved children’s character has come under fire by a small town council in Poland for not wearing pants.

Winnie-the-Pooh, who has strong Winnipeg roots, has also been banned from the playground for not having a clear gender identity.

“The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe,” said Councillor Ryszard Cichy in a story published by the Croatian Times.

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Tower of Toys to Rise at The Forks

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(Christmas toys image via Shutterstock)

How high will the Tower of Toys go? That’s up to you.

The Forks Market Merchants’ Association launched their 14th annual toy drive on Friday in support of the Christmas Cheer Board, encouraging the public to bring a new, unwrapped toy to ensure a child has a gift to open this holiday season.

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CJNU Cozies Up to Winnipeg Foundation for New Digs

The Winnipeg FoundationNostalgia radio station CJNU 93.7 FM has found a new home next to the offices of the Winnipeg Foundation.

The two organizations work closely together and will be sharing space on the 13th floor of the Richardson Building at the corner of Portage and Main.

The volunteer-run radio co-operative broadcasts from a different community host sponsor location each month, and the Foundation has hosted the station annually each April since 2007.

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Oakbank Man Killed by Falling Forklift

RCMP Crest LogoA 34-year-old man from Oakbank, Manitoba was killed Friday in a workplace accident in the RM of Springfield.

RCMP were called to the commercial building on Oxford Street just after 7 a.m., where they say a forklift fell on the man as he was working.

There were other employees in the area, and emergency services were immediately called.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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Agape Table in Need of Seasonal Volunteers

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Agape Table volunteer Eleanor Moore prepares a veggie platter on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG)

Agape Table is in need of volunteers more than ever as the demand for a hot meal increases with the colder winter-like temperatures blowing in.

The non-profit provides a daily breakfast service to Winnipeg’s less fortunate population and has been doing so since 1980.

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Bisons a Step Closer to Vanier with Trip to Uteck Bowl

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons packed up and travelled to Montreal on Thursday ahead of this Saturday’s Uteck Bowl.

The Bisons punched their ticket to the semi-final against the Montreal Carabins when they upset the Calgary Dinos last week 27-15 to capture the Hardy Cup at McMahon Stadium.

The Bisons held practise earlier this week at the University of Winnipeg across town and at the Indoor Soccer Complex due to Investors Group Field being under a layer of snow.

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Santa ‘Call-In’ Show to Air on Shaw TV

Santa - Ho Ho HotlineInstead of calling NORAD for Santa’s location, why not just ask the big guy yourself?

The Ho! Ho! Hotline! is coming to Shaw TV Winnipeg — a live “call-in” show giving children the chance to engage with Santa Claus on the phone, or have their letters read on air.

Santa will also answer pre-taped questions from children in the community and be visited by local musical guests.

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Hartley Richardson to Be Invested into Order of Canada

Hartley Richardson
Hartley Richardson

The president and CEO of Winnipeg-based James Richardson & Sons Limited will be invested into the Order of Canada today in Ottawa.

Hartley Richardson will receive a promotion within the Order at Rideau Hall in a ceremony presided over by Governor General David Johnston.

“Hartley Richardson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building a better community for future generations,” a statement from Rideau Hall reads. “His generosity has benefited numerous philanthropic projects across Canada, including the redevelopment of Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, and the completion of the Trans Canada Trail.”

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Red Wings Respond to Beat Jets 4-3

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (26) gives Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) an ice bath in NHL action at MTS Centre on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) jumps for the puck in play against the Detroit Red Wings at MTS on Thursday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — With it appearing the Winnipeg Jets would cruise to a consecutive win at home holding a 3-2 lead late in the game, two quick strikes from the Detroit Red Wings in the final seven minutes sunk the Jets 4-3 at MTS Centre.

Winnipeg — now 10-8-3 on the season — suffers their fourth loss in their last six games, but it is only the third time they have fallen in regulation in their last 14.

Tomas Tatar‘s second of the game would prove to be the game-winner, as Detroit responded impressively every time Winnipeg took the lead Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader found the equalizer for the Wings with 7:00 remaining in the third period, wildly swinging the momentum and putting a clearly tired Jets team on their heels.

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Four-Vehicle Crash on Highway 2 Sends Man to Hospital

RCMP Crest LogoA four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 2 and Provincial Road 248 on Thursday evening sent one man to hospital in critical condition.

Carman and Headingley RCMP responded to find a southbound pickup truck that had entered the intersection and collided with an eastbound semi. The pickup was then hit by a westbound pickup and then again by an eastbound pickup truck.

The 52-year-old Hadashville man driving the southbound truck was taken to hospital with serious injuries. His passenger and the occupants in the other vehicles involved weren’t injured.

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