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No Longer Dry: Manitoba Lifts Liquor Ban on Camping for May Long

No Longer Dry: Manitoba Lifts Liquor Ban on Camping for May Long

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Manitoba’s annual ban on liquor in provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend has been lifted.

“We know Manitobans love to get out and enjoy the great outdoors whenever possible, so we want to make this change and allow adults the opportunity to responsibly enjoy their experience at our provincial parks,” Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires said in a statement.

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1,700 Summer Jobs Available to Winnipeg Students

1,700 Summer Jobs Available to Winnipeg Students

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WINNIPEG — Local students can apply for one of 1,700 jobs being offered by the federal government this summer.

Through its Canada Summer Jobs program, students will be able to gain new skills and valuable work experience while saving money for the school year ahead.

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Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

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Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate at Portage an Main in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Police want Winnipeg Jets fans to be careful when it comes to purchasing playoff hockey tickets from third-party sellers.

Police say they are investigating several incidents where ticket buyers have been scammed attempting to secure seats. The sales involve ads posted on popular buy and sell websites, where the tickets are later to be found invalid or not delivered.

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Child, 3, Drowns in Nopiming Provincial Park

Child, 3, Drowns in Nopiming Provincial Park

RCMP Logo VehicleA three-year-old boy drowned Saturday while playing near a body of water in Nopiming Provincial Park.

RCMP say the child was camping with family when he wandered away from playing with a group of children. His family quickly noticed he was gone and tried to revive him until first responders arrived at the Tulabi Falls Campground.

The child was later pronounced deceased. His death is not considered suspicious.

— Staff

Committee Formed to Plan Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary

Committee Formed to Plan Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The countdown is on to mark Manitoba’s 150th anniversary in 2020.

The province has created a special committee to plan celebrations, co-chaired by Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and community leader Stuart Murray.

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Scalpers Selling Free Whiteout Party Tickets Online After Tickets Sell Out

Scalpers Selling Free Whiteout Party Tickets Online After Tickets Sell Out

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Winnipeg Jets fans celebrate a win over the Minnesota Wild in game one of NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Mike Sudoma)

 

Almost as quickly as they were snatched up, ads for the free Whiteout Street Party tickets went up for sale online.

After the free tickets went up for grabs on Ticketmaster, ads appeared on sites like Kijiji. One ad was selling the tickets for $100 each and required bitcoin to pay.

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