Fringe continues record-setting pace

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival continued its seemingly inevitable march to a new attendance record Wednesday. Festival organizers tallied up 9,481 tickets sold for Wednesday’s 120 performances, including 23 sold-out shows, said executive producer Chuck McEwen Thursday. The numbers Read More

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The reign of Jane

Penny Ashton is still feeling the heat from the Jane fever that swept the literary world last year on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s global brand is booming and Ashton, who debuted her one-woman musical homage Promise and Promiscuity here at the Read […]

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Bronze urn stolen from Winnipeg Buddhist temple

Winnipeg police are requesting the public’s help in locating a valuable religious artifact that was stolen from a city temple this week. A decorative incense urn was stolen late Monday night from the Hausing Buddhist Temple at 585 Cumberland Avenue. Imported from Taiwan, the large burning… Read More

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Man faces human trafficking charges

WINNIPEG police have laid rare human-trafficking charges after a young woman was allegedly forced to work in the sex trade across Western Canada. Jared Matthew Schaffer, 29, was arrested this week following an investigation that began last fall by the Winnipeg Police Service Counter-Exploitation Read More

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