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Third Phase of Cycle Track Opens at The Forks

Third Phase of Cycle Track Opens at The Forks

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Larissa Peck, with The Forks’ communications team, rides along the newly-painted cycle track. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The third phase of a colourful cycle track is now open at The Forks.

The rainbow-inspired track runs east-west alongside the sidewalk between the City building and the railcars near the plaza parking lot.

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Kayak Launch Installed for Paddlers at The Forks

Kayak Launch Installed for Paddlers at The Forks

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Lifestyle health coach Lindsay Somers paddles a kayak up to The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Kayak and canoe traffic now have a place to dock at The Forks with the installation of a new kayak launch.

The launch is located on the western-most finger dock in the Historic Port area, meant to make arriving at The Forks more accessible to paddlers.

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Winnipeg Installing Massive Sign at The Forks

Winnipeg Installing Massive Sign at The Forks

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An artist’s rendering of a new Winnipeg sign to be installed at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

It’s one of the first places Mayor Brian Bowman is likely to snap a selfie for his Instagram later this week.

Winnipeg is getting a new, giant sign at The Forks to tell visitors that they’re, well, in Winnipeg.

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Expect Traffic Delays at The Forks on Canada Day: Police

Expect Traffic Delays at The Forks on Canada Day: Police

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The Forks (FILE)

WINNIPEG — With the largest Canada Day celebrations in the city happening at The Forks on Saturday, Winnipeg police suggest those attending leave their vehicles at home.

“Parking will be at a premium in and around The Forks. Consider car-pooling with friends or family, walking or cycling, or taking public transit to help reduce congestion and delays,” police said in a release on Thursday.

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Canada Day 2017: Where to Celebrate #Canada150 in Winnipeg

Canada Day 2017: Where to Celebrate #Canada150 in Winnipeg

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(Maple leaf image via Milleflore Images / Shutterstock)

Canada’s 150th birthday is being celebrated far and wide this year, including locally in Winnipeg across Manitoba. Here’s what’s happening to ring in our country’s special day on Saturday, July 1.

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Canada Day’s biggest celebration in Winnipeg will be at The Forks, as Canada 150 festivities take over the city’s busiest tourist spot. Whitehorse headlines the main stage, with over 50 local acts booked to perform on five stages.

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MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

By Sarah Klein

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Cyclists at The Forks demonstrate how much distance vehicles should leave them during the launch of the ‘Please Leave Space to Breathe’ campaign on Friday, June 23, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A new Manitoba Public Insurance campaign wants to get the message out to motorists to leave a safe distance when passing cyclists.

The “Please Leave Space to Breathe” campaign suggests a distance of one metre between a vehicle and cyclist on the road.

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Fools + Horses Ready for First Pour at Second Location

Fools + Horses Ready for First Pour at Second Location

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An artist’s rendering of the new Fools + Horses Coffee Co. location at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

Loveable Winnipeg coffee shop Fools + Horses Coffee Co. is ready to grind beans at its newest location at The Forks.

The kiosk, opening on Monday, mirrors The Common and will be located at the opposite end of the food hall.

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