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Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Lotto 649
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume)

There wasn’t a winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 draw, but it isn’t all bad news.

A guaranteed $1 million prize was won by someone in Winnipeg. Lucky ticket holders in Winnipeg and Calgary also matched their numbers correctly for a $100,000 Extra prize each.

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Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Era Bistro
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

In the same manner that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights elevates our city to a national (even international) tourism level, Era Bistro elevates the museum to even higher heights. I have had the pleasure of noshing at the at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Musee D’Orsay in Paris, The Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and more recently the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence. All were tasty enough but none had the integrity of local produce and regional menu as Era does.

I have met both the director of food and beverage and the executive chef at Era Bistro. The former, named Toni, is gluten intolerant and strives to give persons with this, vegan and vegetarian preferences plenty of menu choices. On the lunch menu alone there were nine delicious options. I enjoyed the gluten free Quinoa Salad on my visit.

Read the full review of Era Bistro on FoodMusings.ca.

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

By David Klassen

Skateboard Park Mural
Artist Mr Cenz began working on a mural to honour the late founder of Sk8 Skates at The Plaza Skateboard Park on Friday. (THE FORKS)

WINNIPEG — A new mural at The Forks is honouring the late founder of Sk8 Skates for his community activism and helping to pioneer Winnipeg’s skateboard scene.

Skateboard Park Mural
Jai Pereira’s likeness is making up part of the mural’s design on the park’s bowl. (THE FORKS)

Jai Pereira is being remembered as the Graffiti Gallery marks its 20th anniversary with London-based artist Mr Cenz in the city to complete a mural at The Plaza Skateboard Park.

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Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s public-sector unions lost a bid Friday for a temporary court injunction against a provincial government bill that would freeze wages for 110,000 workers.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond rejected a request from more than a dozen unions —representing teachers, nurses, civil servants and others — to delay the wage freeze until a full court hearing on its constitutional validity can be held.

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Indigenous Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Brings Attention to Indian Day Schools

Indigenous Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Brings Attention to Indian Day Schools

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Joan Jack
Indigenous lawyer and activist Joan Jack, shown leaving Winnipeg on Friday, July 20, 2018, is leading the Treaty Freedom Riders on a journey from Winnipeg to Vancouver to raise awareness around a class action lawsuit for former Indian day school students. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – Four motorcycles roared out of Winnipeg on Friday at the start of a journey across the West to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students.

Indigenous lawyer and activist Joan Jack led three other motorcycles onto the Trans-Canada Highway on Day 1 of the 2,300-kilometre trek.

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CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

Chilean Folklorama
Folklorama’s Chilean Pavilion is seen in this 2017 file photo. (DIANA CHABAI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

This trip doesn’t require a passport, but you’ll still be whisked into the cultures of countries from around the world.

Folklorama is celebrating its 48th year, making the two-week multicultural event a highlight of anyone’s Winnipeg summer checklist.

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Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

By Donovan Toews and Christopher Leach

Winnipeg Skyline

There’s no question about it — the heartbeat of Winnipeg has been thumping loud and clear and full of pride. While the nation watched, tens of thousands of citizens flocked to fill downtown streets to cheer on our own Winnipeg Jets in their hopeful pursuit of the coveted Stanley Cup. Window after window was covered with “Go Jets Go!” made from ‘borrowed’ office paper. Social media exploded with “We are Winnipeg” and Bhangra-dancing Winnipeg Jets fans. What’s undeniably clear: Winnipeg is at its best right now and only getting better. It’s gritty. It’s authentic. It has soul. This prairie soul will be on full display at the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference from July 19-22 as hundreds of planners, engineers, architects, elected officials, and designers from across the country arrive in Winnipeg to tell stories, share ideas and contemplate their respective roles in the field of city-building.

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