Police Probe Deadly Shooting That Left 3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Toronto’s Greektown

Police Probe Deadly Shooting That Left 3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Toronto’s Greektown

By The Canadian Press

Toronto Shooting
A police officer escorts a civilian away from the scene of a mass casualty event in Toronto on Sunday, July 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Three people died in a shooting rampage that took place in the popular Toronto neighbourhood known as Greektown, including a suspected gunman, Ontario’s police watchdog said Monday.

The Special Investigations Unit says two civilians were fatally shot when a man made his way down Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, spraying bullets along the way. Police said 12 people were injured in the attack.

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WWII-Era B-29 Superfortress Named ‘Fifi’ Lands for First-Ever Canadian Tour

WWII-Era B-29 Superfortress Named ‘Fifi’ Lands for First-Ever Canadian Tour

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi
People take a look at the outside of FIFI, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress at Saint-Hubert airport south of Montreal, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

SAINT-HUBERT, Que. – At over 70 years of age, the Second World War-era bomber known as “Fifi” is among the last of its kind.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, which was delivered in 1945, is one of only a few dozen of its model still in existence — and one of only two that still flies.

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Jets’ Defenceman Jacob Trouba Awarded 1-Year, $5.5M Contract by Arbitrator

Jets’ Defenceman Jacob Trouba Awarded 1-Year, $5.5M Contract by Arbitrator

By The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) is seen in action during second period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. An abitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the league announced Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG – An abitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the NHL announced Sunday.

Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent.

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Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Lotto 649
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume)

There wasn’t a winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 draw, but it isn’t all bad news.

A guaranteed $1 million prize was won by someone in Winnipeg. Lucky ticket holders in Winnipeg and Calgary also matched their numbers correctly for a $100,000 Extra prize each.

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Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Era Bistro
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

In the same manner that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights elevates our city to a national (even international) tourism level, Era Bistro elevates the museum to even higher heights. I have had the pleasure of noshing at the at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Musee D’Orsay in Paris, The Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and more recently the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence. All were tasty enough but none had the integrity of local produce and regional menu as Era does.

I have met both the director of food and beverage and the executive chef at Era Bistro. The former, named Toni, is gluten intolerant and strives to give persons with this, vegan and vegetarian preferences plenty of menu choices. On the lunch menu alone there were nine delicious options. I enjoyed the gluten free Quinoa Salad on my visit.

Read the full review of Era Bistro on FoodMusings.ca.

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

By David Klassen

Skateboard Park Mural
Artist Mr Cenz began working on a mural to honour the late founder of Sk8 Skates at The Plaza Skateboard Park on Friday. (THE FORKS)

WINNIPEG — A new mural at The Forks is honouring the late founder of Sk8 Skates for his community activism and helping to pioneer Winnipeg’s skateboard scene.

Skateboard Park Mural
Jai Pereira’s likeness is making up part of the mural’s design on the park’s bowl. (THE FORKS)

Jai Pereira is being remembered as the Graffiti Gallery marks its 20th anniversary with London-based artist Mr Cenz in the city to complete a mural at The Plaza Skateboard Park.

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