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Tide Rolls in for New ‘Summertide’ Event at The Forks

Tide Rolls in for New ‘Summertide’ Event at The Forks

Summertide

WINNIPEG — A new series of arts programming at The Forks is mixing architecture, music, wonder, theatre, dance and literature into one.

Summertide is a 15-day multimedia celebration launching on Monday.

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Picture-Perfect Spots to Visit in Manitoba This Summer

Picture-Perfect Spots to Visit in Manitoba This Summer

Churchill
Photo by Emmanuel Milou

Manitoba is proudly referred to as the heartbeat of Canada, due to its central location, welcoming people and unique blend of historical character and modern design.

For hobby shutterbugs and professional photographers alike, the province is filled with breathtaking, photo-worthy views. Here are just a few great spots that are ripe for exploring with your camera this summer.

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Tips for Saving on Summer Entertaining

Tips for Saving on Summer Entertaining

Food

(NC) — With the hot weather in full swing, many of us are gearing up for outdoor entertaining. But whether you throw a barbecue or host a campfire roast, you’ll soon realize that summer entertaining starts to add up.

Canadians are already smart and use their wallets wisely when it comes to grocery shopping. In fact, according to a recent survey, there are two main factors we take into consideration before even stepping out the door with our list: fair pricing and good value for money.

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Winnipeg’s Largest Water Park Officially Opens

Winnipeg’s Largest Water Park Officially Opens

Transcona Aquatic Park
Transcona Aquatic Park, 1101 Wabasha Street (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Just in time to cool off for the Canada Day long weekend, the Transcona Aquatic Park officially opened on Friday.

Hundreds of kids and their parents patiently waited for dignitaries to finish their speeches before jumping into the water to the sound of a blow horn.

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Low Mosquito Count in Winnipeg ‘Uncharted Territory:’ Insect Control Official

Low Mosquito Count in Winnipeg ‘Uncharted Territory:’ Insect Control Official

By The Canadian Press

Ken Nawolsky
Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Tyne Avenue, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitobans jokingly refer to mosquitoes as their unofficial provincial bird, but Winnipeg has been unusually free of the pesky insects so far this year.

Ken Nawolsky, the city’s superintendent of insect control, said the average daily mosquito count in the 28 monitoring traps scattered throughout the city for most of May and June has been zero.

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Local BIZ Groups Partner with Firefighters to Prevent Summer Arsons

Local BIZ Groups Partner with Firefighters to Prevent Summer Arsons

By Brian Schultz

Fire

Local business groups are working with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service this summer to reduce the risk of arson.

Seasonal employees of Local Business Improvement Zones (BIZ) will receive training on how to identify and report potential fire hazards to the city’s 311 contact centre. The WFPS or community by-law officers will follow up on the reports.

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