Record crowd flocks to fringe

Another year, another attendance record for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Attendance for the 2014 version of the fest, which wrapped up Sunday night, totalled 104,859, organizers said in a press release Monday. That number eclipses the attendance of 101,488 in 2013. It’s no huge Read More

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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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