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Salisbury House Changes Hands: Barish Family Passes Baton of Iconic Winnipeg Establishment

Salisbury House Changes Hands: Barish Family Passes Baton of Iconic Winnipeg Establishment

Earl Barish - Noel Bernier
Earl Barish, outgoing president and CEO of Salisbury House, with restaurateur Noel Bernier. (MIKE SUDOMA PHOTO)

Salisbury House

An iconic Winnipeg restaurant is changing owners after more than 86 years.

Earl and Cheryl Barish, the majority owners of Salisbury House, have sold their shares in the restaurant chain.

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Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister says some hospitals in rural Manitoba will be closed or converted into personal care homes as part of the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to reform health care.

The province is dealing with an aging population, some rural communities are shrinking, and people who could be in a personal care home are instead in hospital in some cases, Pallister said in a year-end news conference Thursday.

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Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A man accused of sending letter bombs to two law offices and his ex-wife has suggested that she is the real culprit and went so far as to send a bomb to herself.

Guido Amsel, being tried on five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges, pointed the finger at his former wife, Iris, as he told court Wednesday that he is innocent.

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Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

Oluwale Bamgbose
Oluwale Bamgbose takes advantage of a kickboxing program at a Winnipeg Snap Fitness location on Tuesday. (HANDOUT)

UFC fighters are keeping in shape at a downtown Winnipeg gym before their big fight at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Ryan Sourriseau, owner of Snap Fitness at 323 Portage Avenue, says a number of the fighters have been coming from across the street to train and relax at his facility.

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Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

WINNIPEG, Man. — There is a reason that cookie exchanges and swaps are so intertwined with the holiday season! Not only do you leave delicious cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve and munch on cookies at holiday parties, but they also make a great gift! Last year, I baked a bunch of these Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti and other cookies. I then packaged and wrapped them up in a simple, yet festive way. I included a handwritten card and the written recipe to one of the cookies, so they could replicate them if they ever wanted. While this was a cheap gift, it wasn’t cheap in the bad sense. You see, while my friends unboxed a tin of delicious biscotti and then returned home to eat them, the thought of me and the time that went into baking and writing a heartfelt note. Isn’t that more meaningful than getting them that gadget or gift card they wanted?

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