The first step of solving a problem is admitting you have one.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences confirmed on Sunday morning that Juno nominee Robin Thicke will not be performing or attending this year’s awards ceremony after being placed on “mandatory vocal rest.”
The commission delving into the sordid legacy of Canada’s residential schools was wrapping up nearly four years of public hearings Sunday, where thousands of victims recounted stories of cruelty and abuse at the hands of those entrusted with their care.
Southeast Manitoba is in the crosshairs of what could be a major snow storm, set to arrive overnight on Sunday and into Monday.
LOS ANGELES — Ondrej Pavelec’s return to the Jets net didn’t last very long, and it looks like he is heading back to the injured list. The Jets recalled goalie Michael Hutchinson less than 24 hours after sending him back to St. John’s of the AHL. Hutchinson never even
A firefighter was injured in a house fire in Transcona this morning, a Winnipeg fire official confirmed. Initial reports say the firefighter was part of a crew called to the scene of a two-storey fire in the 400 block of Kildaire Avenue West. No details were released on the condition of the…
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OTTAWA – They might have a temporary reprieve, but pain-stricken Canadians who grow their own medical marijuana say they could soon face a difficult choice: go without the weed they need or break the law to get it. A Federal Court judge recently granted an injunction that allows thousands of
The Juno Awards broadcast has lost one of its biggest performers, as triple-nominee Robin Thicke has been scratched from tonight’s show at the MTS Centre. Broadcaster CTV announced this morning Thicke had to cancel “after being placed on mandatory vocal rest,” a problem that
City councillor Scott Fielding wants the city to take the $600 million earmarked for bus rapid transit and spend it on roads. Here is the rapid response from our readers. Fielding is positioning himself as the candidate for the most backward-thinking suburbanites. This is Winnipeg, so he might
It’s the end of March. It’s -20 C outside. The brown snow on the boulevard tells me it will be a while until my city blooms again. On days like these, I can understand why people question my decision to live here, intellectually at least. In my heart, I will always be a Prairie girl. […]
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Gary Lawless: Jets can't escape from L.A. The Jets skated like world-beaters on Thursday in a win over the San Jose Sharks but Saturday night in Los Angeles they looked star-struck as the Kings …
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A Colorado Low is heading our way, and you know what that means. Starting this evening, heavy snow along with strong north winds, are expected to give blizzard like conditions overnight and into tomorrow. It appears the City of Winnipeg will miss the bulk of the storm, as the system has begun to track further […]
Winnipeg Police are searching for a man after a convenience store in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue was robbed late Saturday morning. The suspect walked around the store gathering items, then threatened the cashier with a knife and stole cash from the register. The cashier was not injured in the incident and the Major […]
So just a short comment about my adventure tonite, (@aprox 1am sunday) well me and the GF's , when driving her home tonite, crossing the Pembina bridge over Bishop, and seen some guy standing at the rail, so as I went past him I watched in the rear view mirror and saw that he was […]
Well, my girlfriend did. She's stuck in a 2-year contract with MTS, and not getting calls after handing out resumes because she has a 204 area code and it's long distance. Will it be possible for her to change her area code to a Toronto one while sticking with MTS? submitted by JFras [link] [3 […]
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High winds toppled a massive tree in Winnipeg’s Fort Garry neighbourhood Saturday night.
Not long ago, I was sipping my juice box and eating my chocolate-dip donut after giving blood, killing the required 10 minutes to make sure I didn’t feel woozy. I happened to pick up an old, wrinkly copy of Businessweek magazine and flipped to a short story about Alzheimer’s. It was
I am a big fan of Douglas Coupland’s earlier books, and Life After God is one of my favourites. In one particular passage from the Patty Hearst chapter, the narrator is talking to his brother about a neighbourhood dog named Walter who died of a broken heart after one of his owners died. His
While 13 Manitoba-grown acts were nominated at the 43rd annual Juno Awards — handed out over two nights this weekend in Winnipeg — only two emerged with hardware: Winnipeg-born jazz bassist/composer Mike Downes and Brandon-born violin virtuoso James Ehnes. Thirty-five Juno awards were handed
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Good morning, Winnipeg. The forecast high is 0 C, the Jets have almost no chance of making the playoffs and the 2014 Junos are 85 per cent over. As of 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, 35 out of the 41 awards honouring the best and beardiest in Canadian music were handed out at the Juno Awards […]
Country Album of the Year Dean Brody — Crop Circles International Album of the Year Bruno Mars — Unorthodox Jukebox Artist of the Year Serena Ryder Adult Alternative Album of the Year Ron Sexsmith — Forever Endeavour Alternative Album of the Year Arcade Fire — Reflektor Vocal Jazz…
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Blake Wheeler, on falling behind early: There is no explanation. They came out with the kind of energy you need to start a hockey game. We didn't. That's what happens. Wheeler, on getting better after the first period: Oh yeah …
The Major Crimes Unit is investigating an incident involving a gun in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue. Police were called to the area just before 10:30 Saturday morning and took three people into custody. Two people sustained injuries during the incident although no shots were fired.
The Trans Canada Highway between Headingley and Portage la Prairie is open once again after being closed for several hours. The closure was due to very poor driving conditions along that stretch or road. Windy conditions are causing drifting and icy roads along that route as well as several other highways around Winnipeg. Drifting snow […]
If you’re heading downtown to take in any Juno festivities this weekend, be aware of the following road closures. Saturday Eastbound Portage Avenue between Hargrave and Donald Street is closed all day for the Juno Red Carpet set-up. Sunday Portage Avenue Eastbound (all lanes) 1 block between Hargrave Street and Donald Street Friday, March 28 […]
The Winnipeg Jets face off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Staples Centre in Los Angeles as the Jets visit Tinsletown for the first time since the franchise moved to Winnipeg. This is the third game of of a five game road trip for the Jets, who are currently 1-1 on the trip after […]
The big award show isn’t until Sunday night, but 34 Junos will be handed out at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night. Juno nominees and notable Winnipeggers gathered at the decked out Winnipeg Convention Centre for the special award presentation, including Chantel Kreviazuk and Randy Bachman. The show kicked off with a performance […]
Jen Singh came to a startling realization when her four-year-old son, Maddox, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2012: She knew nothing about ASD.
Two Winnipeg Humane Society volunteers were beside themselves Saturday afternoon.
Peter Dreimanis isn’t from Winnipeg but, if he keeps up the chatter, he could make friends here really easily.
Residential school survivors have been notified of a possible breach of privacy by the agency handling their compensation claims, says Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.