Teens from fly-in First Nations transformed by dancing their way onto Toronto stage

Solomon Harper, centre, from St. Theresa Point First Nation in northern Manitoba, rehearses for Outside Looking In, a dance program that’s changed his perception of the world, his commitment to school, and his dreams for the future. (Jackson Weaver/CBC) Grade 10 student Solomon Harper is slick with sweat, sprinkled in dust and roughly 1,500 kilometres from home. He’s surrounded by farm animals, the loud and anxious voices of more than 100 teens both older and younger than he is — and he couldn’t be happier. “The performance today is really exciting, but … first-year [attendees…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of May 25

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.It feels like summer is here with the return of Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball! 1. Rain or shineStory continues belowNothing says summer like baseball and spending time at Shaw Park cheering on our Winnipeg Goldeyes is a favourite warm weather pastime for lots of Manitobans, this Manitoban included!This weekend marks the home opener for our Fish and although it’s not looking like the greatest forecast (lots of rain) I don’t think…

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Police investigating homicide in Fort Richmond

Winnipeg police are investigating a homicide in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood. Police said officers were called to the 900-block of Greencrest Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Police tape could be seen blocking off several homes in the area. In a back lane, forensics officers appeared to be looking for evidence. Police said Thursday night the homicide unit is investigating. View original article here Source

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‘We lost our homes’: Museum exhibit tells story of Métis village’s displacement

Elder George Fleury is one of several community members from the Métis community of Ste. Madeleine whose stories are featured in a new permanent exhibit opened Friday at the Manitoba Museum that looks at the village’s forced expropriation. (CBC) George Fleury was just four years old when he and his family returned from a week-long camping trip to find their home reduced to ashes. And it wasn’t just their house. All 35 homes in the Métis community of Ste. Madeleine where they lived, a store and the village’s school were…

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Suitcase full of baton-twirling costumes disappears in Winnipeg

One of the missing baton twirling uniforms. (Submitted by Pauline McKnight) A mother is urging Winnipeggers to be on the lookout for some lost luggage full of irreplaceable items — her award-winning daughter’s baton-twirling gear. Pauline McKnight and her daughter Madison visited Winnipeg on May long weekend to take part in a baton-twirling tournament at the University of Manitoba. The 18-year-old won six medals and made it on to the national team.  They were all set to fly home to the Toronto area when they realized one of their bags — full…

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Manitoba Liberals call for end to legislative assembly blood drives that ban gay men

Canadian Blood Services doesn’t take donations from men who have sex with men within the past three months. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press) The Manitoba Liberals are urging the legislative assembly to stop organizing blood drives which they say are discriminatory against members of the LGBTQ community.  Staff and MLAs in the party’s caucus say they find the practice archaic, since it bans donations from men who have been sexually active with a man within the past three months, and transgender women who have been sexually active with a man within…

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2019 to be a banner year for carpenter ants in Winnipeg: expert

A bug expert said he expects 2019 to be a banner year for carpenter ants. Winnipeg entomologist Taz Stuart said he’s received a swarm of calls and complaints from residents about colonies of carpenter ants roaming in and around their homes. Carpenter ants, an insect that varies in size between one-eighth and five-eighths of an inch and are coloured red, black, brown or mixed, are workers who nest and build passageways in wooden structures. The wood is typically dead or decaying such as firewood, fencing posts and/or under logs or…

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Willie Jefferson happy to switch sides in Bombers-Riders rivalry

Willie Jefferson thought there would be some backlash when he left the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Turns out he was right.Some Saskatchewan fans had “outlandish” reactions on social media for the all-star defensive end, but one creative insult left the prized free-agent acquisition laughing.“The funniest thing that I remember was a picture of me, my wife and our daughter in our Saskatchewan jerseys,” Jefferson said Friday after Day 6 of training camp.Story continues below“The guy reposted the picture but he put the poop emoji on our faces. Yeah, man, that was funny.”All of…

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New poll suggests many Canadians would support handgun ban

A new poll from Angus Reid suggests a majority of Canadians would support an outright ban on handguns. The numbers released on Friday show 61 per cent of respondents would support an outright ban on civilian possession of handguns.  Respondents were also asked if gun violence has been increasing, decreasing or staying the same in their province. Fifty-two per cent of Manitobans said they felt gun violence was increasing in their province, with 41 per cent saying they felt it had stayed the same. Ontario and British Columbia were the…

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Minute at the Movies: May 24

May 24 2019 7:22pm In the latest edition of Minute at the Movies, Todd James reviews “Aladdin” and “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll.” ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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