No REPTILE dysfunction

Wind and rain made it easy for parents and children to scale back their outdoor activities Sunday and make a cold-blooded decision to view reptiles instead. Hundreds of families made their way to the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre on Wellington Avenue, where breeders set up displays for Read More

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Joyful Germans raise steins

The stakes were as high as they could get. A win meant the party would go all night. A loss would sour the whole day for everybody. The German Society of Winnipeg was packed on Sunday as people gathered to watch the final showdown between Germany and Argentina at the […]

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Folk Fest leaves the hubby home alone

Just like every summer, I was abandoned by my family last weekend. My wife, She Who Must Not Be Named, and my daughter, She Who Does Not Want Me To Enter Her Room Ever For Any Reason, put on their tie-dye T-shirts and Birkenstock sandals and bravely ventured out into […]

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Coach helps youth amp up soccer skills

When Germany trounced Brazil 7-1 during the World Cup, images of the intense emotional reactions of Brazilian fans made their way around the Internet. Youness Moustarzak has an idea of what it’s like to care about soccer that much. “It’s like a second religion in Morocco,” said Moustarzak, who Read […]

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Kids go for reptiles at expo

A reptile expo was a petting zoo for parents and curious kids Sunday. Hundreds of families made their way to the Victoria Inn were dozens of reptile breeders set up displays stocked with exotic snakes, geckos, turtles and tarantulas. “I’m not a big snake fan,” confessed… Read More

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Let’s skip the preliminaries

Covering significant crimes as they inch through Manitoba’s justice system follows a predictable but utterly frustrating pattern for the general public and media alike. Say, for example, there’s a high-profile homicide case that comes up, as inevitably a few do each year. There’s the tragedy… Read More

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