Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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DJ A-Luck says people had no problem getting into the concept of Silent Disco at The Dome Sunday night. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a little strange when you swing open the door to “The Dome” tent at Festival du Voyageur to take in a nighttime dance party where the crowd is moving in response to music… yet there is no music blasting in the room.

That’s because they’re all dancing to what they hear streaming through brightly lit wireless headphones.

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Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves his office with his principal secretary Gerald Butts to attend an emergency cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Butts has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.

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Family Donates Land Near Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba Man’s Honour

Family Donates Land Near Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba Man’s Honour

Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands
The Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands near Riding Mountain National Park. (NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA)
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Cows graze on the Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands (NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA)

WINNIPEG — The family of a Roblin man has donated 418 acres of land near Riding Mountain National Park in his honour.

Bob Mickelson liked to spend his days on his property riding horses and enjoying the great outdoors. The lands have been used for grazing cattle for more than 30 years and will continue to be grazed as part of the donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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Officials Still Working Out How Much Oil Leaked from Derailment in Manitoba

Officials Still Working Out How Much Oil Leaked from Derailment in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. A train carrying oil has derailed and is leaking in western Manitoba. Canadian National Railway says in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — Canadian National Railway says it doesn’t yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.

The railway said Saturday there was “a partial leak” of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained and none had reached a nearby river.

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Quebecers Stranded by Haitian Protests Arrive in Montreal

Quebecers Stranded by Haitian Protests Arrive in Montreal

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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Passengers arrive at Trudeau airport in Montreal, Saturday, February 16, 2019. More than 100 Quebec tourists who had been trapped in Haiti amid violent street protests were flown back to Montreal on Saturday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — Dozens of Quebec tourists who had been trapped in Haiti amid violent street protests were greeted with hugs and tears from relieved loved ones as they landed at Montreal’s airport on Saturday.

An Air Transat flight carrying 150 passengers, including the 113 Quebec tourists who had booked the same vacation package through the airline, landed at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport just after 9 p.m.

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Two People Escape from Jarvis Avenue House Fire

Two People Escape from Jarvis Avenue House Fire

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

WINNIPEG — No injuries were reported Sunday morning when a fire broke out in a two-storey home in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue.

Firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 2 a.m. and began tackling the blaze in the multi-family residence. The fire was well involved when they arrived, with smoke and flames coming from the windows.

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