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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.

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Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.

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Rest in Peace: The Politics of Remembering the Personal Failings of the Dead

Rest in Peace: The Politics of Remembering the Personal Failings of the Dead

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Irvine Fraser
A women places some money in a donation box as Winnipeg bus drivers gathered to support each other at a rally for Irvine Fraser, who was killed by a passenger, and to demand safety improvements on buses outside city hall in Winnipeg, Friday, February 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

TORONTO – Tradition dictates that when we bury the dead, we also bury their faults, failings and any transgressions.

“Don’t speak ill of the dead” is an enduring mantra for many who would rather put their pain to rest than continue to dwell on it.

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Bus Drivers Call for Safety Improvements Outside Winnipeg City Hall

Bus Drivers Call for Safety Improvements Outside Winnipeg City Hall

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bus Drivers
Winnipeg bus drivers close down Portage and Main after gathering to support each other at a rally for Irvine Fraser, who was killed by a passenger, and to demand safety improvements on buses outside city hall in Winnipeg, Friday, February 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Hundreds of transit workers rallied outside Winnipeg city hall Friday to demand safety improvements following the killing of one of their colleagues.

“This is not a new issue,” John Callahan, president of the bus drivers’ union local, told the crowd. “We’ve been talking about this for the past three years.

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College of Family Physicians Calls for Review of Safe Third Country Agreement

College of Family Physicians Calls for Review of Safe Third Country Agreement

By The Canadian Press

Emerson Refugees
Fadel Alshawwa, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, brings blankets into a community hall for refugees that may walk across the border in Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. Refugees have been crossing into Canada at Emerson and authorities had a town hall meeting in Emerson to discuss their options. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – A physician’s organization wants a review of an agreement that it says is preventing refugees coming from the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada says it is worried about the health of migrants who have suffered from exposure to extreme winter cold after crossing into Manitoba and other provinces.

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Bisons Begin Best-of-Three Playoff Series at Home

Bisons Begin Best-of-Three Playoff Series at Home

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team begins their post-season tonight, hosting a Canada West Quarter Final best-of-three playoff series.

The third place University of Manitoba squad (16-7-3-2) welcomes the Mount Royal Cougars. It’s the first time the two teams will have a playoff meeting since the sixth-place Mount Royal started conference play in the 2012-13 season.

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Festival du Voyageur Channels Your Inner Hero

Festival du Voyageur Channels Your Inner Hero

Festival du Voyageur Family
The Perron-Beaudry family is this year’s official family of Festival du Voyageur. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — This year’s theme of Festival du Voyageur is HéHo Heroes, but the only hero will be Mother Nature if the snow sculptures inside Voyageur Park can withstand the next 10 days.

As part of the Festival’s annual international snow sculpting symposium, artists from across the globe are in Winnipeg this week carving their snowy masterpieces. Teams began their work on Wednesday and will aim to finish by Saturday. From there, the sculptures will be on full display for the thousands expected to attend beginning this weekend.

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Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Was Facing Trial on Sex Charges

Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Was Facing Trial on Sex Charges

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine Jubal Fraser (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG – A bus driver who was stabbed to death on the job was facing charges of sexual assault dating back three decades and did not show up for jury selection on his original trial date last fall, court documents reveal.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, was charged in 2015 with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference between 1983 and 1991. The complainant, now an adult, says she was repeatedly molested, starting at age five.

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U of W Brewing Near-Beer Using Manitoba Corn

U of W Brewing Near-Beer Using Manitoba Corn

Beer

WINNIPEG — A sudsy brew is fermenting at the University of Winnipeg using Manitoba-grown corn to create a near-beer beverage.

Science professors and students at UWinnipeg are fermenting a gluten-free brew in a vat after hearing about a Japanese firm using pea protein from a Manitoba company.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 20. Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg.

Festival du Voyageur
Voyageur Park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Liquor Marts
All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon (excluding cityplace) will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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