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Pool, Track at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Closing for Maintenance

Pool, Track at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Closing for Maintenance

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex
Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Parts of the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be closed for much of September as they undergo routine maintenance, the City of Winnipeg said Friday.

The Winnipeg Public Library location at the Sargent Park facility will remain open, while the pool, sauna and change rooms will close from Sunday until Sept. 30.

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Manitoba Offers Money, But No Details to Help Churchill Amid Rail Closure

Manitoba Offers Money, But No Details to Help Churchill Amid Rail Closure

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG, Man. — Premier Brian Pallister says he is willing to put up provincial money to help the northern port town of Churchill.

But Pallister is offering few details of his plan and says some of the $500 million over 10 years would be to continue existing programs.

Churchill lost its only land link to the outside world this spring when flooding caused severe damage to the rail line that was used to transport goods and people.

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The Canadian Press Joins Century Club

The Canadian Press Joins Century Club

The Canadian Press
General manager of The Canadian Press Gillis (Gil) Purcell reads news stories off the wire at the news gathering co-operative offices in Toronto in this 1963 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press, the national news service that was created during the First World War to bring home stories from the European front — and went on to become the country’s go-to, real-time source — turned 100 Friday.

But even dedicated news junkies might not know where to send a birthday card.

Described by some scholars as a cornerstone of Canadian history, CP remains a mystery to many, a low-profile but central part of the news landscape. Its news stories, photos, videos and radio broadcasts, in both official languages, appear in almost every media outlet in the country, yet readers or listeners are often unaware of their source.

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Sports Highlights

Free Entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks for Labour Day Weekend

Free Entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks for Labour Day Weekend

Birds Hill Provincial Park (FILE)

The Manitoba government is offering free entry to all provincial parks once again this weekend, meaning more than 60 spots are open to explore.

“Free park entry weekends provide an opportunity for all Manitobans to enjoy our natural, cultural and historical sites in provincial parks,” Sustainable Development Min. Rochelle Squires said.

“Manitoba summers are a wonderful time to get outdoors, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Release 300 More Tickets for Sold-Out Banjo Bowl

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Release 300 More Tickets for Sold-Out Banjo Bowl

Bruce Johnson
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Bruce Johnson (25) strips the ball from the hands of Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Ricky Collins Jr. (3) during first half CFL Banjo Bowl action, in Winnipeg on September 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

If you missed out on Banjo Bowl tickets the first time around, you may be in luck now — so long as you’re not steadfast on having a seat.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are releasing 300 more standing room only tickets at noon Friday for the sold-out Sept. 9 game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Mayor Brian Bowman to Address New University of Manitoba Students

Mayor Brian Bowman to Address New University of Manitoba Students

Brian Bowman
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman in a February 5, 2015 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Mayor Brian Bowman will welcome students to his alma mater on Tuesday as the fall semester gets underway.

Bowman is set to speak at the University of Manitoba’s new student orientation at Investor’s Group Athletic Centre (75 Sidney Smith St.) at 10:40 a.m.

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Winnipeg Transit Announces Fall Schedule and Service Improvements in Bridgwater, Amber Trails

Winnipeg Transit Announces Fall Schedule and Service Improvements in Bridgwater, Amber Trails

Winnipeg Transit
Winnipeg Transit. FILE PHOTO

The City of Winnipeg announced improved transit service for northwest and southwest areas of the city Friday, along with a move toward the fall bus schedule.

Starting Sunday, Winnipeg Transit‘s Route 86 will now include all-day service to Bridgwater Centre and Bridgwater Lakes*, plus better transfer connections for those in southwest Winnipeg. It’s a move praised by area Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert).

“We welcome feedback on transit routes, and are always striving to improve bus service,” said Lukes in a news release. “As Winnipeg’s south end continues to grow, we are pleased to provide options that meet the needs of our residents.”

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Red Cross Opens Second Emergency Shelter for Fire Evacuees at Winnipeg Soccer Complex

Red Cross Opens Second Emergency Shelter for Fire Evacuees at Winnipeg Soccer Complex

Manitoba Wildfire
Manitoba MLA Judy Klassen provided this image showing the evacuation of Wasagamack First Nation in northern Manitoba on Tuesday August 29, 2017. The Red Cross is working to carry out the evacuation of three northern Manitoba communities threatened by nearby forest fires. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Judy Klassen)

As thousands are forced to leave their homes in Northern First Nations affected by wildfires, the Canadian Red Cross has opted to open a second emergency shelter in Winnipeg, this time at a soccer complex.

Joining the RBC Convention Centre, the Winnipeg Soccer North Centre on Leila Ave. will also temporarily house hundreds of evacuees from Wasagamack First Nation, Garden Hill First Nation and St. Theresa Point First Nation.

The Canadian Red Cross is fully evacuating the area around the three First Nations — about 3,700 people — due to health concerns surrounding the heavy smoke and fire.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes Beat St. Paul Saints to Clinch North Division Title

Winnipeg Goldeyes Beat St. Paul Saints to Clinch North Division Title

Reggie Abercrombie
Winnipeg Goldeyes centre fielder Reggie Abercrombie (JEFF MILLER PHOTO)

With four games left in their regular season, the Winnipeg Goldeyes have already clinched the American Association North Division title.

They secured the spot after beating the St. Paul Saints 5-0 Thursday night at CHS Field in St. Paul.

The fish are five games ahead of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks with four games to go.

It’s the 19th time they’ve made the playoffs in the club’s 24-year history and the third time they’ve won the north division title since joining the league in 2011.

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