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FortWhyte’s ‘Winterfest’ Helping ‘Peggers Beat Winter Blahs

FortWhyte’s ‘Winterfest’ Helping ‘Peggers Beat Winter Blahs

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WINNIPEG — Thinking of hibernating this weekend amid the bone-chilling temperatures? FortWhyte Alive wants you to do the complete opposite.

Whether you’re into snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing or tobogganing, chances are there will be something for you at Winterfest this weekend.

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Manitoba’s Community Kitchens Land Funding Injection

Manitoba’s Community Kitchens Land Funding Injection

By David Klassen

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Eight community centres across Manitoba are receiving new commercial-grade kitchen equipment as part of an $84,000 investment by the province.

The Manitoba government says the funding is a boost to the future of food innovation, product development and gives an upper hand to entrepreneurs in the province.

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Manitoba Merv, Winnipeg Wyn Make Groundhog Day Predictions

Manitoba Merv, Winnipeg Wyn Make Groundhog Day Predictions

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Manitoba Merv made his Groundhog Day prediction early Friday at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitobans are in for an early spring according to one stuffed rodent. Or six more weeks of winter, depending on your source.

Manitoba Merv popped out of his den Friday to make his Groundhog Day prediction at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. He looked around briefly, but failed to see his shadow.

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FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

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The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course at FortWhyte Alive will host events at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (@KALENQUALLY / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A new mountain bike venue at FortWhyte Alive will leave a legacy following the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course is the first mountain bike venue to meet national standards in central Canada.

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Songwriter Retreat a Chance for Musicians to Collaborate

Songwriter Retreat a Chance for Musicians to Collaborate

By Tyler Sutherland

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Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Val Halla (HANDOUT)

Nine songwriters from across the prairies will come together for a retreat at FortWhyte Alive later this winter.

The Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat is being put on jointly by Manitoba Music, Sask Music and Alberta Music. Musicians from all three provinces will gather to strengthen their songwriting through collaboration.

The four-day session runs from February 28 to March 2 at the secluded lakeside field station.

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