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Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Winnipeg running back Harris is rounding into form at a good time, as the Blue Bombers will need a tough ground game when the 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos visit Investors Group Field. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris wants to make his offensive linemen happy.

The Blue Bombers running back is coming off his first 100-yard rushing game this season as the team prepares to host the injury-riddled 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday.

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Food Musings: One Great City Brewing Co.

Food Musings: One Great City Brewing Co.

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

One Great City
One Great City, 1596 Ness Avenue (FACEBOOK)

The Winnipeg dining scene has recently changed with government permission granted for “brew pubs” in the city. A brew pub can brew beer on site as well as offer up lunch and dinner for a full chef-directed kitchen. Winnipeg now boasts three such establishments and recently we visited One Great City at 1596 Ness Avenue.

We live just across the Assiniboine River from the Polo Park area and we decided to walk on a beautiful summer evening. Upon arrival, we were both hungry and thirsty and looking forward to the visit. The first order of business was our thirst and we chose a beer “flight” so we could taste four of the six beers which were premise-brewed.

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The Party Never Stops at Folklorama’s Scottish Pavilion

The Party Never Stops at Folklorama’s Scottish Pavilion

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Folklorama Scotland Pavilion
Folklorama’s Scotland Pavilion is on now until August 19 at Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton Street. (HANDOUT)

Walking to the Glenwood Community Centre, I could hear the bagpipes already. From two blocks away. The Scottish are loud and proud.

I went to Folklorama‘s United Kingdom pavilion last week, and I was curious to see how the Pavilion of Scotland would be different. More bagpipes? More meat? More plaid? Yes to all of the above.

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New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

By The Canadian Press

New Flyer

WINNIPEG – New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.

The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.

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Hundreds of Nursing Positions ‘Deleted’ in Winnipeg Hospital Reorganization

Hundreds of Nursing Positions ‘Deleted’ in Winnipeg Hospital Reorganization

By The Canadian Press

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – Hundreds of nurses are being told that their positions are being “deleted” due to major changes at Winnipeg hospitals.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has outlined its plans to handle staff when it changes two emergency departments to urgent care centres and completely closes a third.

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Wesmen Classic Expanded to Be More Gender, Sport Inclusive

Wesmen Classic Expanded to Be More Gender, Sport Inclusive

By Brian Schultz

UWinnipeg Wesmen
The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic will be more gender- and sport-inclusive beginning later this year. (WESMEN.CA)

The annual University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic has expanded to a more gender- and sport-inclusive format.

The expanded tournament, which begins this December, will now include women’s basketball, as well as men’s and women’s volleyball, which join the existing men’s basketball tournament.

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Nordic Heritage Shines at Folklorama’s Scandinavian Pavilion

Nordic Heritage Shines at Folklorama’s Scandinavian Pavilion

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Folklorama Scandinavian Pavilion
Folklorama’s Scandinavian Pavilion is on now until August 19 at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street. (BREAK 4TH PHOTOGRAPHY / FOLKLORAMA)

WINNIPEG — One of my oldest and dearest friends is Icelandic, and everyone who knows her knows that. Throughout the years, she’s made us (and made us try) vinaterta, taught us about the many Icelandic versions of Santa (one of whom will leave a potato in your shoe if you’ve been bad), and showed us different significant words from the language. I didn’t know it then, but her kindness and willingness to spread knowledge were a small representation of what the Scandinavian community has to offer.

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Tegan and Sara Bring ‘The Con X: Tour’ to Winnipeg

Tegan and Sara Bring ‘The Con X: Tour’ to Winnipeg

Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara perform during the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Twin sister Calgary duo Tegan and Sara are touring Canada to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fifth studio album.

The two will celebrate songs from “The Con” when they perform at Winnipeg’s Pantages Playhouse Theatre on Thursday, November 2.

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