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

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(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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Female Chefs Say Canada’s Culinary Industry Changing for the Better

Female Chefs Say Canada’s Culinary Industry Changing for the Better

By Nelanthi Hewa, The Canadian Press

Woman Chef

TORONTO – It was an Instagram photo that caught long-time restaurateur Stacey Patterson’s eye: six chefs — all men — at a table together playing poker. It’s an image of camaraderie that Patterson says is noticeably absent between women in the industry.

“We’re not in the world together,” she says.

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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 Corto 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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Growing Knowledge: From the Farm to the Table

Growing Knowledge: From the Farm to the Table

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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Agricultural topics don’t often make front page news in Canada’s biggest city, especially when it’s not bad news. But that wasn’t the case this week, when the Toronto Star published an investigative piece looking at organic and conventional milk in Canada. The feature ran under a special header and could be found at the top of their website for most of the week.

Milked, by Michele Henry, followed milk from farm to consumer. It was an extensive piece of journalism, involving farm visits, store purchases and lab analysis. The work began last winter and milk tested was purchased in February. In writing the story, Henry visited multiple conventional and organic dairy farms to talk to producers about their operations.

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Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s public-sector unions lost a bid Friday for a temporary court injunction against a provincial government bill that would freeze wages for 110,000 workers.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond rejected a request from more than a dozen unions —representing teachers, nurses, civil servants and others — to delay the wage freeze until a full court hearing on its constitutional validity can be held.

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Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Winnipeg Police CrestA man was stabbed Wednesday night on the banks of the Assiniboine River while packing up his fishing gear.

Winnipeg police say the victim and a friend were fishing near Oxbow Bend Road and the Perimeter Highway when another man came and began fishing next to them. The victim’s friend left a short time later and the man began arguing with the victim.

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