The Forks Creating Outdoor Sip ‘n’ Sit Space for Summer

The Forks Creating Outdoor Sip ‘n’ Sit Space for Summer

The Forks ups its cool factor for hot summer nights

The Forks Outdoor Common
An artist’s rendering of The Common, an outdoor summer version of The Forks’ popular eating and drinking area. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Everybody knows The Forks is the place to be in the winter, and now the market is stepping up its summer game.

Visitors will soon be able to sip and sit on a beverage in a new licensed area on the upper plaza. Drinks, anyone?

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Charge Laid After Investigation into Alleged Assault by Manitoba Mountie

Charge Laid After Investigation into Alleged Assault by Manitoba Mountie

By The Canadian Press

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SELKIRK, Man. — An RCMP officer in Manitoba is facing a charge of assault with a weapon for allegedly striking a man with a pylon during an arrest.

The Independent Investigation Unit, the province’s police watchdog, says in a release that the assault allegedly happened north of Winnipeg last fall.

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Corydon Café Owners Staged Hate Crime, Robbery: Police

Corydon Café Owners Staged Hate Crime, Robbery: Police

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BerMax Caffé + Bistro, 1800 Corydon Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The owners of the BerMax Caffé + Bistro on Corydon weren’t the victims of a robbery, assault and hate crime-fueled graffiti, according to Winnipeg police. They were the ones responsible for it.

Police were called to the establishment on April 18 and investigated the incident, but later determined it was completely staged.

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Boy Dies One Day After Father Following Emergency at Winnipeg Pool

Boy Dies One Day After Father Following Emergency at Winnipeg Pool

By The Canadian Press

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Ram Nivash Misra (right) is shown with his family in this undated photo. (GOFUNDME)

WINNIPEG — A nine-year-old boy has died after he was pulled from a pool, along with his brother and father, at a Winnipeg apartment complex.

A member of the city’s Hindu community who knows the family says Aaram Misra died Tuesday afternoon, one day after his father, 38-year-old Ram Nivash Misra, died in hospital.

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Commemorative Loonie Marking Progress for LGBTQ2 People Unveiled in Toronto

Commemorative Loonie Marking Progress for LGBTQ2 People Unveiled in Toronto

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was amongst a number of dignitaries who gathered in Toronto to unveil the new one-dollar coin that pays tribute to Parliament’s passing of legislation that “initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada” in 1969.

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