Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion: A Celebration of Ivana Kupala

Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion: A Celebration of Ivana Kupala

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion
Zoloto dancers perform the “Tree Dance,” celebrating the Ivana Kupala holiday, at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion
Youth Ambassador Jessica Trainor beside the Ivana Kupala cultural display. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

In its seventh year as a pavilion at Folklorama, organizers of Spirit of Ukraine chose to celebrate the Ukrainian holiday of Ivana Kupala.

It originally started as an age-old pagan holiday during the summer solstice with many aspects revolving around water, fire and greenery.

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Police Hand Out 300 Tickets at Hells Angels Weekend Biker Gathering in Quebec

Police Hand Out 300 Tickets at Hells Angels Weekend Biker Gathering in Quebec

By The Canadian Press

Motorcycles
(Motorcycles image via Steve Mann / Shutterstock)

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say they handed out more than 300 tickets during a weekend Hells Angels biker gathering that was largely incident-free.

Police say about 500 people passed through checkpoints, including some 300 biker gang members who set up near St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

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More Downtown Winnipeg Businesses Becoming Bike-Friendly

More Downtown Winnipeg Businesses Becoming Bike-Friendly

Bike-Friendly Business
Bike-friendly businesses in Winnipeg’s downtown commit to a minimum one-year term to promote cycling and make it easier for customers to ride up to their storefronts. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

More downtown Winnipeg businesses are making it easier for cyclists to pop in and shop.

Through a partnership between the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Exchange District BIZ and the city, shopping by bike is becoming a convenience for many.

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Federal E-Safety Czar Proposed to Fight Plague of Online Child Exploitation

Federal E-Safety Czar Proposed to Fight Plague of Online Child Exploitation

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Ralph Goodale
Creating a federal e-safety czar could help focus the uphill struggle to protect children from the rising threat of online sexual exploitation, frontline agencies have told the government. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale arrives to appear as witnesses at a House of Commons standing committee in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair, right, looks on. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Creating a federal e-safety czar could help focus the uphill struggle to protect children from the rising threat of online sexual exploitation, frontline agencies have told the government.

Strengthening legislation to support “timely and effective” investigations and working more closely with the technology sector to shield children from harm are among the other recommendations that emerged from a federal consultation last spring.

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Court Dismisses CN’s Appeal of Decision on Clamorous Winnipeg Railway

Court Dismisses CN’s Appeal of Decision on Clamorous Winnipeg Railway

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

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A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

Augustina Harker has avoided relaxing and playing with her partner and two children in the backyard for the past three summers because of the noise from a rail line used as a staging area behind her house in Winnipeg.

“It’s like you’re inside of a factory,” Harker said, adding that the smell of diesel periodically penetrates her home. “It shakes the house when those cars are hitting together.”

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Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Highway 9 Hit and Run
A truck sits in a ditch off of Highway 9 and Donald Road after being two cyclists were hit Friday night. (BRENT POLSON / FACEBOOK)

UPDATE: Sunday, August 12 — Justin Joseph Little, 29, has been charged with 14 offences, including six counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order. He remains in custody.

A 15-year-old RM of St. Andrews boy has died and another 15-year-old boy is in hospital after both were hit by a truck while riding their bikes on Friday night.

The crash happened at around 11:45 p.m. on Donald Road just off of Highway 9.

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