In Conversation with… Kimberley-Anne Johnson

On a recent Sunday, Kimberley-Anne Johnson (a.k.a. The Crazy Spider Lady) was standing behind the table of her booth at the Manitoba Reptile Breeders Expo holding out a tarantula that filled the palm of her hand while a five-year-old girl tentatively stroked its furry back. I have to admit it… […]

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Sending a child to camp can be a big step

As Crystal Davis can attest, parents are often more nervous than their kids when it comes to summer camp. Dropping off her six-year-old son, Michael, at Camp Arnes earlier this month, Davis lingered as Michael jetted off to play with a friend. “I had to force myself to leave. I’m […]

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Sinking sidewalk on Sargent Avenue

It looks like a baby sinkhole might be sprouting on Sargent Avenue. Sal Infantino has been remodelling a vacant building at 543 Sargent Ave., by completely stripping its interior and repurposing it as a mixed-use space with four apartments upstairs and office space on the main floor. After Read More

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Helping youth in a Variety of ways

Marni Yakubec has six good reasons to be thankful to Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba. Yakubec’s six children, aged 21 to 11, have all benefited over the years from the charity whose mission is to help meet the tangible needs of children of all abilities in Manitoba. “Variety has […]

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Red River Settler took the high ground

EAST SELKIRK — Thomas Bunn made a promise to his wife, kept it, and is still keeping it 152 years later. The promise came after their Kildonan home was flooded out in the Great Flood of 1852. They fled, like other Red River Settlers, to higher ground at Birds Hill […]

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Province has $3.5M for flood-affected fishers

The Selinger government is creating an estimated $3.5-million assistance program for Interlake First Nations fishers who’ve lost their livelihoods because of summer flooding. The province will donate about $5 million worth of flood-fighting equipment to First Nations, those that have borne the Read More

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Golf courses out, road repairs in: Steeves

Gord Steeves has shaken up the moribund mayoral race with a promise to sell city-owned golf courses to raise more than $100 million for road renewal. On Friday, the lawyer and former St. Vital councillor pledged to liquidate the Kildonan Park, Crescent Drive, Windsor Park and John Blumberg golf Read […]

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