Free Admission to Manitoba Parks This Weekend

Free Admission to Manitoba Parks This Weekend

Whiteshell Provincial Park
Whiteshell Provincial Park (ROBERT LINSDELL PHOTO)

Thinking of finally buying a provincial park pass for your weekend getaway? Put that wallet away.

In celebration of Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, admission to all provincial parks in Manitoba will be free July 20-22. Camping fees still apply.

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A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Toronto-based sisters and music duo behind the pop group ‘LOLAA’, Lex Valentine, right, and Nadia Valerie King pose for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Singer Alx Veliz is certain that a recent swell in the popularity of Latin music is signalling a change of tastes with many Canadian listeners.

He points to the numerous Latin songs that broke into mainstream consciousness across the country last year, led by the colossal hit, “Despacito,” performed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber. Veliz’s 2016 hit single “Dancing Kizomba” left its own mark when it was released in an alternate Spanish version.

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Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

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Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into FreshCo discount grocery stores. (METROLAND MEDIA)

Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into new discount stores under the company’s FreshCo brand.

Sobeys says FreshCo will offer Winnipeg shoppers the lowest food prices in the city when it launches in spring 2019.

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Sports Highlights

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate after Lowry scored on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract.

The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes.

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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon police officer won’t be facing charges after allegations of potential Criminal Code offences.

The Independent Investigation Unit received a complaint July 5, 2017 into alleged distribution of intimate images of a female civilian attempting to secure a job with the Brandon Police Service.

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Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

By Donovan Toews and Christopher Leach

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There’s no question about it — the heartbeat of Winnipeg has been thumping loud and clear and full of pride. While the nation watched, tens of thousands of citizens flocked to fill downtown streets to cheer on our own Winnipeg Jets in their hopeful pursuit of the coveted Stanley Cup. Window after window was covered with “Go Jets Go!” made from ‘borrowed’ office paper. Social media exploded with “We are Winnipeg” and Bhangra-dancing Winnipeg Jets fans. What’s undeniably clear: Winnipeg is at its best right now and only getting better. It’s gritty. It’s authentic. It has soul. This prairie soul will be on full display at the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference from July 19-22 as hundreds of planners, engineers, architects, elected officials, and designers from across the country arrive in Winnipeg to tell stories, share ideas and contemplate their respective roles in the field of city-building.

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