Preview of Folklorama at News Café today

It’s with heavy hearts that the Exchange District and the Free Press Café bid the Winnipeg Fringe Festival adieu. (The beer tent is still standing as of 9:30 a.m. this morning if any hardcore Fringers still need to say their final goodbyes.) Fortunately, it’s time to welcome the 45th… Read […]

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Treasured oasis on Assiniboine

The city of Winnipeg has more than 3,300 hectares of green space, made up of parks, gardens, trails, grasslands, forests, ponds and streams. Assiniboine Park, modelled after New York City’s Central Park and home of the multimillion-dollar Journey to Churchill exhibit, gets most of the attention. Read More

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Clinging to chemicals

A cosmetic-pesticide ban may be looming, but Manitoba is using more chemicals to kill weeds along rural roads, in parks and school grounds and on fairways than it did two years ago. Even though the NDP government long-ago signalled it wanted to ween the province off weed- and bug-killing Read […]

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Having the time of her life

Today, Nazdana Jan of Winnipeg is a healthy little girl. But the toddler, who turns two next month, has travelled a rocky road after being born with life-threatening liver problems. One day after Nazdana was born on Aug. 10, 2012 at Women’s Hospital in Winnipeg, her father, Johar Ali, had […]

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Fringe candidates get attention they deserve

In May, Idaho Republican Gov. Butch Otter stunned political observers when he demanded all candidates in the GOP primary race be allowed to participate in a televised debate. It was a stunner because in addition to Russ Fulcher, a veteran state senator, the primary campaign included two, shall… Read More

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Fringe Fest looks headed to new record

The curtain fell for the last time Sunday for this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival. The alternative theatre festival most likely finished its 27th year with record numbers, executive producer Chuck McEwen said, though he would only know after tallying the final numbers today. Saturday saw 10,614 Read More

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