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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2018: Sheryl Crow, Bahamas & The Strumbellas

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2018: Sheryl Crow, Bahamas & The Strumbellas

Winnipeg Folk Festival

A star-studded musical lineup will have Winnipeg Folk Festival fans racing to snag tickets to the 45th annual edition of the summer festival.

This year’s headliners include Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Courtney Barnett, The Strumbellas, Elle King, Passenger, John Butler Trio, Natalie MacMaster, A Tribe Called Red, and many more.

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Manitoba RCMP Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

Manitoba RCMP Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP in Manitoba are investigating a series of shootings reported early Saturday morning in multiple locations.

Police say at 4:30 a.m., someone fired a gun at a vehicle in the parking lot of the East Beach at Birds Hill Provincial Park. A witness spotted a dark-coloured pickup truck leaving the area.

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Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Birds Hill Park Fire
Smoke billows at Birds Hill Park as firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Plumes of black smoke were sent billowing into the air at Birds Hill Park Sunday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

The blaze began in a sedan at around 5 p.m. in the East Beach parking lot, quickly spreading to three other vehicles.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival in this 2014 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival is stocking naloxone kits for the first time this year to respond to any opioid overdoses.

Festival medical staff were trained by a pharmacist on how to administer naloxone, which can be given in the form of a nasal spray or injection.

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Manitoba Implements Staggered Campground Bookings

Manitoba Implements Staggered Campground Bookings

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WINNIPEG — Booking a campground site in Manitoba on the morning reservations open can sometimes feel like competing in an Olympic sport. Fast fingers, Internet browser queues, and rapidly hitting ‘redial’ seem like the norm.

The Manitoba government is hoping to alleviate some of that stress and frustration by introducing staggered bookings.

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Man’s Body Pulled from Lake at Birds Hill Park

Man’s Body Pulled from Lake at Birds Hill Park

Jean-Baptiste Ajua
Jean-Baptiste Ajua, 22, has been identified as the man who drowned at Birds Hill Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016. (FACEBOOK)
Birds Hill Beach
Rescuers attend Birds Hill Park on Saturday, looking for a missing 22-year-old man. (@PARASHVORA / TWITTER)

For the second time in a week, emergency crews rushed to Birds Hill Park on Saturday for the report of a missing person in the lake.

The 22-year-old man, who friends have identified on social media as Jean-Baptiste Ajua, was swimming with a choir group when he went missing at around 3 p.m.

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Divers Search the Water at Birds Hill Park After Bubbles Spotted

Divers Search the Water at Birds Hill Park After Bubbles Spotted

Birds Hill Park Emergency
Rescuers line the beach at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. (NATHAN LIEWICKI / TWITTER)

Divers entered the lake at Birds Hill Provincial Park for a “precautionary search” on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews arrived at the beach at around noon. The STARS air ambulance was also called in, along with the Oakbank fire department.

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Free Entry into Manitoba Parks This Weekend

Free Entry into Manitoba Parks This Weekend

Birds Hill Park
Birds Hill Park (CHRISD.CA)

In celebration of the 26th annual Canada Parks Day, entry into Manitoba’s provincial parks will be free this weekend.

Beginning Friday and running through Sunday, a vehicle permit will not be required to enter parks. Nighly camping fees and fees in national parks still apply.

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