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Escape Artist Gunnarson in China for Icy Stunt

Escape Artist Gunnarson in China for Icy Stunt

Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson is at it again -- defying death by performing a risky stunt in China. Gunnarson will attempt to escape from a tomb of ice on a frozen lake high in the mountains this week, before a bus loaded with explosives drops on top of him....

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Bisons’ Track and Field Coach Heading to China

Bisons’ Track and Field Coach Heading to China

By Brian Schultz Manitoba Bisons track and field coach Claude Berube has been named head coach for the 2011 Summer Universiade Canadian team. Berube will handle duties for the student-athlete team in Shenzhen, China from August 12 to 23. "We are excited to bring such...

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Chinese Students to Visit Winnipeg Art Gallery

Chinese Students to Visit Winnipeg Art Gallery

By David Klassen A group of Chinese students will visit Winnipeg next week to take in the local sights, including art classes at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Grade six students from the Yang Mythos school in Shenzhen, China will take part in an exhibition from École...

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Winnipeg Escape Artist Has Close Call in China

Winnipeg Escape Artist Has Close Call in China

By David Klassen Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson has been in China the last few months, where he has been performing risky stunts to the amazement of thousands of people everyday. Earlier this week, a stunt almost went horribly wrong in Beijing when Gunnarson...

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China’s Blue Jeans Pollution Problem

By Sarah Klein They're fashionable and worn by almost everybody, but very few people are aware of what goes into making a pair of blue jeans. The environmental impacts on China's Pearl River Delta are severe, as blue dye from factories and manufacturers gets pumped...

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Chinese Boy Has Too Many Digits

A six-year-old boy in China underwent surgery Wednesday to remove his extra fingers and toes. The unnamed boy from the country's Liaoning province had 16 toes and 15 fingers.  Three of the fingers on each hand were fused together with skin. The condition is known as...

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Coke-Powered Cell Phone Creating Bubbly Buzz

Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has come up with a cell phone that gets its power entirely from Coca-Cola. The Design Blog says the Nokia phone can last four times as long as a normal lithium battery charge, and uses enzymes to generate electricity from carbohydrates....

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Celebrating Chinatown’s Centennial

Celebrating Chinatown’s Centennial

Members of Winnipeg's Chinese community came together on Saturday to help celebrate Chinatown's 100th birthday. Streets were blocked off downtown to make way for the celebrations, which included the Hanfeng Chorus (Chinese opera) as shown above. Manitoba's Lieutenant...

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