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Nothing But Net for New Basketball Court at Sister MacNamara Park

Nothing But Net for New Basketball Court at Sister MacNamara Park

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WINNIPEG — Kids who play in Sister MacNamara Park earned a slam dunk Monday with the opening of a new basketball court.

The court at 780 Ross Avenue is part of the park’s restoration, featuring new asphalt with court lines, backboards and nets.

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Makerspace ‘ideaMILL’ Opens Inside Millennium Library

Makerspace ‘ideaMILL’ Opens Inside Millennium Library

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Mayor Brian Bowman, second from left, helps to open the ideaMILL at the Millennium Library in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (@MAYOR_BOWMAN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A new space for creators to flourish and further pursue their ideas is up and running at the Millennium Library.

The ideaMILL opened Tuesday on the newly-renovated third floor of the downtown library. It offers access to maker tools and technology to encourage people to create, experiment and collaborate in a self-directed environment.

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Block of Waverley Street Closed for Underpass Project

Block of Waverley Street Closed for Underpass Project

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks during a news conference regarding the Waverley Underpass on Friday, May 5, 2017. (KATE FENSKE / CN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Waverley Street is closed as of today between Wilkes Avenue/Hurst Way and Taylor Avenue.

From 10 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, July 9, both northbound and southbound lanes won’t be accessible to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The closure is related to the Waverley Underpass project and railway track reconstruction.

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Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial Expansion Underway

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial Expansion Underway

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Dignitaries break ground on the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial expansion project in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (@MAYOR_BOWMAN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Ground was broken on Tuesday for an expansion project of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park.

The project will see the existing Rifles monument restored and placed on an elevated platform, surrounded by legacy stones. The monument will also be repositioned on a new granite plinth and will be the focal point of the new memorial.

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Canada Day Weekend Hours: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Canada Day Weekend Hours: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

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People take part in the living flag on the lawn of the Legislature to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in Victoria, B.C., on July 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

WINNIPEG — Canada Day brings with it several holiday closures, including many on the following Monday, July 2.

Here’s a list of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg this weekend.

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Canada Day Weekend Road Closures in Effect

Canada Day Weekend Road Closures in Effect

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WINNIPEG — Take note of the following road closures for Canada Day weekend across Winnipeg.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Summer Celebration
From 1:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, Ellen Street between Bannatyne Avenue and McDermot Avenue, and Bannatyne Avenue between Ellen Street and Dagmar Street will be closed to traffic.

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