Synchro dads: Manitoba men’s team makes a splash in synchronized swimming

They stomp their feet along the side of a swimming pool before performing a slightly less-than-graceful dive.A few seconds later, their swim-capped heads with clipped noses burst triumphantly from the water, their arms stretched high above their broad shoulders, giant smiles across their stubbled faces.“It’s actually coming together,” Christian Gosselin says with a laugh. “We are having a lot of fun with it and I think it’s going to be a great show.”Story continues belowThe 10 dads on Manitoba’s only men’s synchronized swimming team have made a major splash since…

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Gimli to hold its first Pride event

Gimli will be holding its first Pride celebration over the weekend.The local committee said the weekend will include various events such as the raising of the rainbow flag, film viewings and live music and poetry around town from May 24-26.“Gimli is a diverse community and we’re excited about planning events that recognize and celebrate that diversity,” said Tammy Axelsson, chair of the Gimli Pride committee.READ MORE: Pride Winnipeg announces theme for 2019“Our goal is to promote Gimli as a community that is progressive, forward-thinking, and – above all – safeand…

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‘Where the hell are we supposed to go’: Winnipeg set to dismantle homeless camps

Winnipeg officials have a plan to remove homeless encampments on public property, Those living there say they have no idea where they will go, and community support groups say tearing tent cities down won’t keep them from popping up again.READ MORE: City looking for help cleaning up needles, dismantling homeless campsThe City of Winnipeg is currently accepting proposals from companies to clean up several homeless camps on city spaces. The company awarded the contract will also be responsible for the safe collection and disposal of needles and sharps found in…

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How Indigenous midwives help reconnect women with culture and pregnancy care

A century ago, access to an Indigenous midwife was common practice in First Nations communities.However, accessing an Indigenous midwife in Canada today is now nearly impossible, according to Carol Couchie, an Indigenous midwife and co-chair of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM).The traditional practice ensured women could stay and give birth at home, without having to travel to larger centres, while also connecting with culture.Story continues belowRelatedView original article here Source

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Winnipeg to open time capsule from 1965

The City of Winnipeg is unveiling the contents of a time capsule Tuesday.The capsule was “placed within the Public Safety Building” on Nov. 30, 1965, said the city.The time capsule has already been opened, however, envelopes inside the capsule are still sealed shut. They will open the envelopes at 10 a.m. at City Hall.READ MORE: 24-year-old time capsule shows off Alberta spirit ahead of Canada Winter Games in Red DeerMayor Brian Bowman, Fire Chief John Lane, Police Chief Danny Smyth and other dignitaries will be there.There was no word on…

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Trio bikes from Kansas to Winnipeg to raise awareness, money for eating disorders

Paul Harrison lost his daughter to anorexia in May of 2018.Later that year, his life-long friend, Rick Stephens, suggested the two should ride their bikes from their home town in Wichita, Kan. to Winnipeg to raise money and awareness for anorexia and other eating disorders.The duo rode their bikes from Wichita to Winnipeg in 2016 for the Alzheimer’s’ Association, when Harrison’s father was struggling with the disease.Harrison says Stephens pushed him to make the journey yet again to take his mind off of things.Story continues belowThe duo branded the journey…

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Large blaze on Winnipeg’s Young Street destroys 2 homes, damages 4 others

A fire on Winnipeg’s Young Street has destroyed the home of a family with five children.The blaze could be seen from kilometres away shortly after 11 a.m. A view of what the blaze looked like from a building downtown.Marek Tkach / Global NewsFirefighters say the blaze began in an abandoned duplex and quickly spread to the neighbouring house.The duplex was boarded up from a previous fire that happened in March 2018.READ MORE: Winnipeg firefighters battle 3 overnight fires across the city“This house was structurally unsound to begin with, and the…

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Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomes visitors to new interactive stingray exhibit

May long weekend marks the arrival of some new animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo.The zoo has officially opened an interactive ‘Stingray Beach’ exhibit.Over a dozen Rays will be housed in a shallow 1,300 sq.-ft. pool located in the zoo’s rotating exhibit gallery. A curious visitor touching a stingray at Assiniboine Park Zoo.Marek Tkach / Global News“Stingray Beach gives us a valuable opportunity to expand our conservation messaging to include the health of our oceans and aquatic wildlife while providing an exciting new experience for our visitors,” says the zoo’s senior…

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Data reveals scope, damage of spring floods in Quebec and New Brunswick

New data has revealed the scale and scope of this spring’s devastating floods.Statistics Canada says about 17,500 homes were either hit by flooding or deemed at risk — a number that could rise higher as insurance claims come in.READ MORE: Quebec floods: army will stay to help with cleanup operationsThe data also suggests some 460 kilometres of roadways were either washed out or cut off by rising rivers.WATCH BELOW: Should old Quebec dam be torn down after flood scare?

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Wild pigs an ‘ecological train wreck’ for Canada, especially in the Prairies: study

A new study out of the University of Saskatchewan is calling the growth of wild pigs on the Prairies an “ecological train wreck.”PhD student Ruth Aschim has been studying the growth rate of the wild pig population. She explained although they are not a native species, they are thriving in Canada with no natural predators.Story continues belowRelated

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