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One Last Bowl: Academy Lanes Closing in July

One Last Bowl: Academy Lanes Closing in July

Academy Lanes
Academy Lanes, 394 Academy Road (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A popular Winnipeg bowling alley will close its lanes next month after 35 years.

The management of Academy Lanes tells ChrisD.ca their property’s landlord rejected their lease offer and wants to take the building in a different direction. They will close their doors as of July 18.

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Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

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Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski in Churchill, Manitoba for Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. Since its inception in 2014, the Sea Walls program has created nearly 300 murals in over 12 countries with 200+ artists from 25 different nationalities. (HANDOUT)

Celebrated Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski has assembled a team in Churchill, Manitoba to turn 16 blank canvases into large-scale public murals.

Barteski is the Churchill curator of Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, which has invited artists from around the world to the northern Manitoba community for the 10-day experience in polar bear country.

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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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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Roars Rainbow Stage Back to Life for Another Season

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Roars Rainbow Stage Back to Life for Another Season

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Little Shop of Horrors

Doo-wop tunes, intricate sets, bloodthirsty plants, an evil dentist, doomed lovers, and an excellent Bob Ross mural — what do these things have in common? They all take centre stage in Rainbow Stage’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

I was glad to see that Rainbow decided to do three (including their inaugural partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, South Pacific) full-fledged musicals this year instead of, frankly, wasting local talent on a tribute show like last year’s “Cash: Ring of Fire.” Winnipeggers can get their fill of impersonators of yesteryear with Club Regent’s touring lineup. No, this year, the two summer shows, both modern classics in the musical theatre genre in their own right — Little Shop and coming in August, “Mamma Mia!” — are both making their Rainbow debut.

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Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

World’s Giant Dinosaurs
The Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs, runs all summer. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum is the first in Canada to receive accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The accreditation certifies that the museum meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

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Misericordia Sisters Asks Manitoba Health Minister to Change His Mind

Misericordia Sisters Asks Manitoba Health Minister to Change His Mind

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Misericordia Urgent Care Centre (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A religious order that founded a Winnipeg hospital more than a century ago is asking Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen to back off plans to scale back the facility.

The Misericordia Sisters says the province’s plan to close the urgent care centre at the Misericordia Health Centre is unconscionable and will hurt many low-income earners.

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Winnipeg Jets Release 2017-18 Schedule; Will Face Vegas Three Times

Winnipeg Jets Release 2017-18 Schedule; Will Face Vegas Three Times

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Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Scheifele’s game winning goal following overtime NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets will face the new Vegas Golden Knights three times during the 2017-18 NHL regular season.

The Jets travel to Nevada on November 10 as part of their 82-game schedule, which was released on Thursday.

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