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Play It Safe on Valentine’s Day: Police

Play It Safe on Valentine’s Day: Police

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As Valentine’s Day nears and some love-seekers turn to the Internet to find love, Winnipeg police have some safety tips you should keep in mind.

More singles are using dating apps and websites in hopes of being struck by cupid, but police say it’s important to remain smart and vigilant at the same time.

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‘Galentine’s Day’ Fundraiser Pampers Those at Women’s Centre

‘Galentine’s Day’ Fundraiser Pampers Those at Women’s Centre

Galentine's DayValentine’s Day is a special time for many, but for some women, it can mean spending February 14 alone and without celebration.

Two Winnipeg women are changing that feeling by throwing “Galentine’s Day” for those at the North End Women’s Centre (NEWC).

“Galentine’s Day is about women helping women, and doing something special for people who might not have much to celebrate on February 14th,” said Sara Smith, one of the event’s organizers.

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Winnipeg’s Most Romantic Restaurants Are…

Winnipeg’s Most Romantic Restaurants Are…

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(Valentine’s Day table setting image via Shutterstock)

Valentine’s Day is next week and if grabbing a burger from a drive-thru doesn’t exactly win you points, three of these restaurants might.

OpenTable has come out with a list of the top 50 most romantic restaurants in Canada as selected by diners of the app.

“Canadians love to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special meal,” said Ziv Schierau, head of national accounts for OpenTable Canada. “The restaurants on this list have been chosen by OpenTable diners for their ability to provide intimate dining experiences that offer scrumptious cuisine, a sensuous, rich ambiance and memories to cherish all year.”

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A Valentine for Downtown Winnipeg

A Valentine for Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg Skyline - Love HeartsWhat do you love most about downtown Winnipeg? You should put it in writing.

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Saturday, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is calling on citizens to create their own valentine to express their feelings for the city’s core.

“We’re excited to see what people love most about our vibrant and diverse downtown, and provide a fun activity for those who spend their time here,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

“We’re always working to improve the perception of our downtown, and this activation is sure to boost some spirits.”

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Winnipeg the 12th Most Romantic City in Canada

Winnipeg the 12th Most Romantic City in Canada

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(Valentine’s Day table setting image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg, we have some work to do in the romance department.

Amazon.ca has ranked the city 12th in its annual list of the most romantic cities in Canada — down from second place last year.

Our friends to the west in Victoria, B.C. have claimed the top spot once again — making the coastal city the destination for the perfect Valentine’s Day.

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Radio Station Helping Listeners Forget About Their Exes

Power 97With Valentine’s Day on Friday, local radio station Power 97 has come up with a way for listeners to dispose of mementos from past relationships.

Called the “RelationChipper,” morning show hosts Cam Carson, Vicki Shae and TJ Connors will throw unwanted items through a six-foot wood chipper.

“Valentine’s Day is a love it or hate it holiday,” said Carson. “This year we felt it was necessary to offer people who dislike the holiday the option to celebrate in a really memorable and let’s say… explosive way.”

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Website Calculates Monetary Value of Love

Winnipeg Skyline - Love HeartsCan true love really be considered priceless? Not according to a website that has calculated the cost of having a significant other.

RateSupermarket.ca has posted a chart that shows love actually costs $43,842.08 from the first time a couple meets to when they walk down the aisle. The website calculates the cost based on some intense number crunching, and tallies totals from a one-year courtship, one-year engagement and the price of an average wedding.

“They say love hurts — and as it turns out, this is especially true for your wallet,” the Canadian site playfully says in an infographic published this week.

To ensure couples don’t completely break the bank, the site offers up some cost-saving tips from investing and staying on budget, to using credit cards that offer rewards.

A little something to consider on this fine Valentine’s Day.

Group to Ask Selinger to Raise Rent Allowance with Valentine

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building

The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg plans to make a statement on Thursday as they deliver Valentine’s Day cards to Premier Greg Selinger.

The cards will ask Selinger to “have a heart” and raise the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) rent allowance to decrease the poverty rate in the province.

“The allowance has increased only marginally since 1992 while rents have gone up 60-70% leaving EIA recipients to fill a gap that ranges from $200-$600, depending on the number of bedrooms required,” the non-profit organization said in an e-mail.

Members will converge on the front steps of the Manitoba legislature at 12:30 p.m. to make their statement.

Winnipeg Ranks Poorly for Being a Romantic City

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Winnipeggers just aren’t a romantic bunch, according to Amazon.

If a survey released earlier this week from Match.com saying only 56% of those locally support Valentine’s Day, then new numbers from Amazon.ca won’t help.

The online book and music retailer ranked Winnipeg 19th out of 20 on its annual “Most Romantic Cities” list on Wednesday.

Where are the most lovey-dovey Canadians located? Victoria, B.C., followed by North Vancouver. Waterloo, Kingston and Guelph, Ontario followed to round out the top five. Thankfully, Winnipeg ranked higher than Burlington, Ontario, which came in last.

The data was compiled based on Amazon.ca sales data of romance novels and relationship books (Kindle books and print books), romantic comedy DVDs and a collection of romantic music CDs from January 1, 2012 to January 23, 2013 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 80,000 residents.

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Kingston is Canada’s Most Romantic City: Amazon

Kingston, Ontario has been named the most romantic city in Canada. Winnipeg placed 14th. (STOCK PHOTO)

The majority of romantics reside in Ontario. That is if you go by the ranking Amazon.ca published on Tuesday.

The online retailer released its third annual list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada leading up to Valentine’s Day.

The list was tabulated by comparing sales data of romance novels, sex and relationship books, romantic comedy DVDs and Michael Bublé CDs since January 1, 2012, on a per capita basis in cities with over 80,000 residents.

Amazon says residents of Kingston are most likely to curl up on the couch with both a “Rom-Com” and a Danielle Steel novel than in any other Canadian city.

Most Romantic Cities in Canada:

  1. Kingston, Ontario
  2. Guelph, Ontario
  3. Kelowna, British Columbia
  4. Oakville, Ontario
  5. Victoria, British Columbia
  6. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  7. Regina, Saskatchewan
  8. Calgary, Alberta
  9. Kamloops, British Columbia
  10. St. John’s, Newfoundland
  11. Richmond Hill, Ontario
  12. Red Deer, Alberta
  13. Langley, British Columbia
  14. Winnipeg, Manitoba
  15. Burlington, Ontario
  16. Thunder Bay, Ontario
  17. Barrie, Ontario
  18. Brantford, Ontario
  19. London, Ontario
  20. Burnaby, British Columbia