Folklorama performances at news café

Want to get a sneak peek of this week’s Folklorama pavilions? Then come on down to the Winnipeg Free Press News Café at 237 McDermot Ave. On Monday, we’ll welcome a dancing performance from the Spirit of Ukraine at 12:30. Then at 2 p.m., performers from the Slovenija Read More

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Man drowns at St. Malo Provincial Park

A 19-year-old man from Rosenort drowned at St. Malo Provincial Park on Saturday, The Carillon in Steinbach is reporting. Calvin Dueck was swimming with friends when he died, a spokesman from the Winkler Flyers confirmed to The Carillon Sunday morning. Dueck graduated from Rosenort School in… Read More

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Punjab Day spotlights East Indian culture

A Punjab celebration with performances from local and travelling musicians, singers and dancers drew hundreds of Punjabi families in their traditional folk costumes Sunday to The Forks. The event, called the Punjab Day Mela, served as the first public debut for an annual celebration that… Read More

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Deluge a blessing in disguise

It’s only fitting we kick off a piece about a place named Thirsty’s with a story involving water. Lots and lots of water. On May 31, 2010, Winnipeg was hit with what weather gurus described as a “one-in-50-year-rain.” Over the course of a few hours, two separate thunderstorms swept through […]

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Steeves invited to feed poor

After racially charged Facebook comments made by Lorrie Steeves, mayoral candidate Gord Steeves’ wife, surfaced Friday, Althea Guiboche was fed up. Lorrie Steeves wrote she “is really tired of getting harrassed (sic) by the drunken native guys in the skywalks,” as a status on her personal Read More

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Sentimental setting for nuptials

When planning their August wedding, Gerry Lavergne and Shelley Carlson wanted to go big or go home. In the end, they did both. Saturday, after dating for exactly one year, the couple got married in grand fashion: on a sentimental dock with the Esplanade Riel bridge in the background of […]

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