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Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Screen Awards

WINNIPEG — Three Manitoba companies have been nominated for a combined 13 Canadian Screen Awards.

Eagle Vision Inc., Merit Motion Pictures and Frantic Films picked up the nods for categories such as Best Factual Series, Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series.

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Festival du Voyageur Emphasizes Families for 2018

Festival du Voyageur Emphasizes Families for 2018

Festival du Voyageur
Festival du Voyageur is February 16-25, 2018. (HANDOUT)
Irina Ivanov Bissonnette - Festival du Voyageur
This year’s focus for Festival du Voyageur is families, with children 12 and under admitted free and an increase in entertainment for a younger crowd. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur has always been family-friendly, but organizers are doubling down on all-ages entertainment this year to mark the 49th edition of western Canada’s largest outdoor winter festival.

The 2018 lineup was unveiled Tuesday at Fort Gibraltar, setting the stage for what visitors can expect next month.

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Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

Presented in partnership with Shaw

Shaw BlueSky TV

Television these days has become complicated. From endless viewing options, built-in features you didn’t know existed, to not being able to find what you want, when you want.

Shaw BlueSky TV is a completely different viewing experience than what you’ve traditionally become used to when you sit down to watch the big game or catch up on your favourite Netflix show.

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‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

A Life on the Line
A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
Sam Karney
Filmmaker Sam Karney revisits his roots in the one-hour documentary. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — When Sam Karney set out to make a news piece about his father’s trapline, he unknowingly set the course for something much larger. This weekend, his one-hour documentary “A Life on the Line” debuts on APTN, revealing what turned out to be a heart-warming story about reconnecting with family, tradition, and history.

“For as long as I can remember, fur trapping has been in my life,” says Karney, a Métis filmmaker from Roblin, Manitoba. “My dad Chuck started working on a trapline when I was very young, so to me, the sights and smells became everyday things.”

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Morden Fossil Museum Sets Record Attendance

Morden Fossil Museum Sets Record Attendance

Morden Sign
Morden resident and dinosaur sculptor Adolfo Cuetara created a two-metre long life-size replica of an Archelon turtle at the entrance to the town. (CFDC / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba chalked up 2017 with a visitation explosion.

Museum officials say nearly 13,000 people visited last year — an increase of seven percent increase over 2016 and double its 2013 attendance.

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Review: Royal MTC’s ‘Come From Away’

Review: Royal MTC’s ‘Come From Away’

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Come From Away

Come From AwayWINNIPEG — As a Broadway nerd, I immediately devoured the “Come From Away” cast recording when it was initially released nearly a year ago. I have to be honest — first impressions were not good. I couldn’t understand why this show, which sounded to me like 90 minutes of Great Big Sea covers, was generating so much buzz. Perhaps it was because I had seen some of the other blockbusters that shared the same theatre season with it and those other productions overwhelmed me so much that I couldn’t see how this little show would stack up. I had a friend, who saw an earlier pre-Broadway production, tell me that I just had to see it and the cast recording didn’t do it justice.

So, okay. It’s a big deal for Winnipeg to host the world regional premiere, meaning every other production of this show, though it has travelled, has been the same cast — the one that’s on Broadway. This is a new cast and a new production, and it’s making its debut in the heart of the continent. It’s a big deal for Winnipeg to have this premiere of any show, let alone one that’s still running in New York. That’s pretty unheard of. Unsure that I would enjoy myself, I got a ticket. And I’m thrilled to report that all of my pre-conceived notions about this show were horrifically wrong.

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Ice Castles: Frozen Wintry City Opens in Winnipeg

Ice Castles: Frozen Wintry City Opens in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Bundle up! You can now explore a fortress made entirely of ice on the banks of the Red River.

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Ice Castles
Ice Castles opens today at The Forks. Media were given a sneak peek into the icy creation on Thursday night. (CHRISD.CA)

Ice Castles, a mammoth frozen creation at The Forks, is proving why Winnipeggers embrace frigid temperatures with open arms during the winter months.

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