Grand vision for Union Station

In 1908, the headlines of the Manitoba Free Press boldly proclaimed Winnipeg’s new train depot, to be constructed at the foot of Broadway, would be “the most modern railway terminal in the world.” It described the building as magnificent in proportions and luxurious in its appointments, the… Read More

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Silence for peace rally to be held today

An extended moment of silence is being observed at The Forks today. A Circle of Silent Contemplation is scheduled to take place from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. by the statue of Gandhi near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. People of all faiths (and none), along with local human […]

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Winnipeggers in for a warm week

The long weekend might be over, but the fantastic weather continues on. Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud in Winnipeg today with a sizzling high of 28 C. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 16 C. The forecast Wednesday is for a […]

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Hecla parade fun… and bizarre

HECLA — Once a year, the Village of Hecla experiences a traffic jam. Unlike rush hour in the city, it’s a joy to be stuck here. On the same weekend nearby Gimli rolls out its big Icelandic festival, this island village presents the annual Hecla parade. “It surpasses the Gimli […]

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One never forgotten

Irishman John Scanlan was a month shy of 40, quite old to be sent off to war in 1915. The father of seven joined thousands of soldiers from Manitoba who were shipped out as part of Canada’s expeditionary force in the First World War. One of 7,000 Canadian casualties at […]

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