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Winnipeg Transit’s Summer Schedule Now in Effect

Winnipeg Transit’s Summer Schedule Now in Effect

Winnipeg Transit
(WINNIPEG TRANSIT / FILE)

Winnipeg Transit is now operating on a summer schedule.

Riders should take note of the following routes and updated schedule information.

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Youth Job Centres Helping Manitoba Students Land Summer Work

Youth Job Centres Helping Manitoba Students Land Summer Work

Student Worker Job

Manitoba students looking for summer work this season are being encouraged to link up with one of 38 Manitoba Youth Job Centres (MYJC) across the province.

The centres, located throughout rural and northern Manitoba, help match qualified students and youth aged 12 to 29 with local employers. The province is investing $400,000 this year into the program.

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Student Plus Near-Perfect Attendance Equals Free Truck at Manitoba High School

Student Plus Near-Perfect Attendance Equals Free Truck at Manitoba High School

By The Canadian Press

Dauphin Free Truck
Kevin Mitchell, the general manager of Twin Motors, student Zach Zurba, and Patty Goodine, a teacher and the attendance committee chair at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School pose outside the school with a truck in Dauphin, Man., in this recent handout photo. Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up to class – they could start their summer driving a truck. Grade 10 student Zach Zurba took home a 2004 Chevy Avalanche truck donated by Twin Motors on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

DAUPHIN, Man. – Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up for class — they could start their summer driving a truck.

Kids with 90 per cent attendance at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School are entered in a draw to win the vehicle at the end of the year.

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Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park
Fitness in the Park runs every weekday through August in downtown Winnipeg. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

To help keep your summer fitness goals in check, Fitness in the Park has returned for another season.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ initiative provides free noon hour fitness classes throughout the city’s core all season.

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This Summer Will Be Slightly Warmer Than Last Year’s, Meteorologist Says

This Summer Will Be Slightly Warmer Than Last Year’s, Meteorologist Says

By The Canadian Press

Horses Sunset
Horses graze on a ranch as sprinklers water the pasture at sunset near Midway, B.C., on Saturday, May 12, 2018. One of Canada’s most high-profile weather forecasters says that while spring may have been slow to start, it will be a hot summer throughout much of the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

One of Canada’s most high-profile weather forecasters says that while spring may have been slow to start, it will be a hot summer throughout much of the country.

The Weather Network says the season’s forecast calls for a slightly warmer version of last year’s summer in most parts of Canada.

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Lower Fort Garry Open for the Summer Season

Lower Fort Garry Open for the Summer Season

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site (PARKS CANADA)

The Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site north of Winnipeg has opened for the summer season.

Visitors to the site may notice ongoing conservation work on many of the buildings at the Fort, but a portion of the space remains open for interpretive programming and tours, which includes the popular Blacksmith Shop and Indigenous Encampment.

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It’s About Time: Canadians Not Taking Advantage of Full Paid Vacation

It’s About Time: Canadians Not Taking Advantage of Full Paid Vacation

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Vacation Drink

NEEPAWA, Man. — Many times, I look to the south and feel glad to live in Canada. This time of year, we have another reason to be glad we live and work in Canada — vacation.

As a Canadian worker, the concept of paid vacation time is something we take for granted. Not so to the south, the United States has the distinction of being the only industrialized country without a legislated requirement for paid time off, for either vacations or public holidays. This, and a recent taste of summer weather, got me thinking about vacations.

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