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.
By David Friend, The Canadian Press
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.
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.
Manitoba RCMP say alcohol, speed and lack of seatbelt use were factors in a fatal crash near Sandy Bay First Nation Wednesday night.
Police responded to the single-vehicle crash at around 8:20 p.m. where a 39-year-old area man rolled a minivan with two passengers inside.
A 19-year-old woman who was walking near the Ebb and Flow First Nation community arena was hit and killed by a vehicle late Wednesday.
The single-vehicle crash happened at around 11:50 p.m. on Provincial Road 278 as the woman was attempting to cross the street.
By The Canadian Press
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.
A recent MPI poll found nearly half of 800 people surveyed admitted to driving while drowsy at least once, including feeling drowsy while driving on a long trip, during the day or at night.
By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation.
The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of the Métis.
A 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.
By Donovan Toews and Christopher Leach
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.