CTRL-V: New Virtual Reality Arcade Set to Open in Winnipeg

CTRL-V: New Virtual Reality Arcade Set to Open in Winnipeg

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CTRL-V is a new virtual reality gaming arcade set to open on Friday in St. James. (HANDOUT)

A new arcade dedicated solely to the realms of virtual reality is nearly ready to launch in Winnipeg.

CTRL-V features 16 custom-built stations to immerse the gamer into the depths of the virtual world and go beyond the standard hand-held controller.

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Accused Bank Robber, Former News Director Steve Vogelsang Gets Bail in Alberta

Accused Bank Robber, Former News Director Steve Vogelsang Gets Bail in Alberta

By Peggy Revell, Medicine Hat News, The Canadian Press

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang (FACEBOOK)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A former Winnipeg television news director accused of robbing banks in Alberta has been granted bail.

But Stephen Vogelsang remains in custody in Medicine Hat, Alta., because he faces the same charges in Saskatchewan.

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Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A man accused of sending letter bombs to two law offices and his ex-wife has suggested that she is the real culprit and went so far as to send a bomb to herself.

Guido Amsel, being tried on five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges, pointed the finger at his former wife, Iris, as he told court Wednesday that he is innocent.

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Surveillance Photos Show Suspects Robbing Manitoba Gas Bar

Surveillance Photos Show Suspects Robbing Manitoba Gas Bar

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RCMP have released this surveillance photo of a suspect accused of breaking into an Elm Creek, Manitoba gas bar on November 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP are looking for two men believed to be responsible for multiple gas bar robberies within the past month.

The first happened in Elm Creek on November 24, where numerous items, including cigarettes, were stolen from the business.

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Meal-Kit Trend Grows into $120M Industry in Canada

Meal-Kit Trend Grows into $120M Industry in Canada

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press

Jayne Zhu
Jayne Zhu lays out ingredients along side an instruction card before preparing a Hello Fresh cajun fish tacos meal kit, at her home in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. Home-delivered meal kits have quickly grown into a $120-million industry in Canada, according to analysts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Matthew Richardson decided it was finally time to change his cooking habits.

After moving in with his girlfriend this past summer, Richardson, 36, figured they should put a stop to their frequent eating out and make a real effort to prepare their own meals at home.

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Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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What Canadians Were Curious About: Google Searches Suggest 2017 a Tough Year

What Canadians Were Curious About: Google Searches Suggest 2017 a Tough Year

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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A Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot. Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot.

Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border.

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UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

Oluwale Bamgbose
Oluwale Bamgbose takes advantage of a kickboxing program at a Winnipeg Snap Fitness location on Tuesday. (HANDOUT)

UFC fighters are keeping in shape at a downtown Winnipeg gym before their big fight at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Ryan Sourriseau, owner of Snap Fitness at 323 Portage Avenue, says a number of the fighters have been coming from across the street to train and relax at his facility.

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