CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

Chilean Folklorama
Folklorama’s Chilean Pavilion is seen in this 2017 file photo. (DIANA CHABAI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

This trip around the world doesn’t require a passport, but you’ll still be whisked into the cultures of countries from around the world.

Folklorama is celebrating its 48th year, making the two-week multicultural event a highlight of anyone’s Winnipeg summer checklist.

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A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

LOLAA
Toronto-based sisters and music duo behind the pop group ‘LOLAA’, Lex Valentine, right, and Nadia Valerie King pose for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

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.

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Sports Highlights

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate after Lowry scored on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

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.

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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Police Service CrestA 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.

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