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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Woman behind Cuban Lunch bar’s revival hopes to unravel mystery ingredients in original

An Alberta woman who has revived a classic prairie chocolate bar says she’s determined to get the recipe exactly right, despite having sold one million bars so far.Three years ago, physiotherapist Crystal Regehr Westergard started trying to recreate her mother’s favourite treat: The Cuban Lunch bar.Story continues below“Frankly anyone with a lick of sense would’ve known they couldn’t bring back the Cuban Lunch. But I didn’t have a lick of sense so I thought I could. So I began to,” she told 680 CJOB Thursday.The bar had been out of…

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Scottish artist tackling Valour FC as part of international soccer project

Valour FC is getting the fine art treatment.An artist from Brechin, Scotland, who specializes in prints of soccer stadiums around the world, announced on social media Wednesday that he’ll be tackling the local Canadian Premier League (CPL) team and its home stadium IG Field for his next project.Graphic designer Steve Stewart – known as @StadiumPrint on Twitter – started off by creating prints of the 42 senior club stadiums at home in Scotland, but has since taken on stadiums from around the world, often selected by running polls for his…

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One half of bonded pup pair still looking for a home: Animal Services

A pair of dogs up for adoption at Winnipeg Animal Services have been separated.The City of Winnipeg’s animal agency had been trying for months to get Tiger and Lady adopted as a bonded pair, since they’d spent much of their lives together.Animal Services put the two dogs up for adoption separately, saying they’d already had a long wait in the kennel environment and they need homes sooner rather than later.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Hundreds show up to play with dogs at Winnipeg Animal Services on ChristmasTiger, a husky/shepherd mix, and…

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Adopt A Pal: Goofy, happy dogs looking for their new families

Every Monday on Adopt a Pal, Global News Morning features rescues in Manitoba to help them find forever homes.This week, Manitoba Underdogs brings some lovable goofy dogs.Pickles is looking for a home that has a play buddy or an active family. She prefers to have the space to burn off energy and is always ready to show how much she loves you. Pickles took time to lounge out on the set of Global News Morning.Global NewsMagoo is also a very energetic pooch that’s looking to have some fun. While he may…

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Local pizza chef takes home top prize from World Pizza Championship

A local pizza chef is a national champion after taking home the Best Pizza Maker in Canada award at the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy.Thomas Schneider, who owns Lindenwoods-area Timmy Tom’s Pizzeria in located inside Trans Canada Brewing Co. – was the Canadian champ in the ‘Classica’ division at the April event.READ MORE: Pizza and chocolate can be just as addicting as drugs and alcohol, study suggestsSchneider told Canadian Pizza magazine his winning creation used a spiced honey base, topped with a custom blend of local Bothwell cheeses, as…

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Manitoba Liquor Marts shutting down growler program

Manitoba Liquor Marts will be closing their growler bars this summer.The popular beer-filling program was introduced in October 2014 as a way to help develop the local craft beer industry, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries said in a statement Wednesday.READ MORE: Liquor thefts prompting some frustrated Winnipeggers to chase thievesWith the industry’s growth, as well as the “explosion of local taprooms and breweries” that will fill the reusable containers, the program has served its purpose, they said.Liquor Marts have seen a decline in demand for growler services and are wrapping things…

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Best bloom for your buck: Getting the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day

As we get closer to Mother’s Day, which is May 12 this year, many people will be looking to flowers to show their love for the special mom in their life.What may be tricky though, is ensuring the flowers show how much you really love them. Luckily, a Winnipeg florist has tips to ensure you get what you pay for.Story continues below“Fresh is very important. A key for this is having seasonal flowers, which tend to always be super fresh. It also gives off a wonderful smell,” said Catherine Metrycki…

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Winnipeg firefighter waiting for cyclone to blow by before scaling Everest

A Winnipeg firefighter fulfilling a lifelong dream of climbing the world’s highest peak is one step closer to his goal – although he likely still has some waiting to do.Chad Swayze has been updating 680 CJOB on his journey to Nepal, and said he’s currently sitting at base camp of 29,029-foot Mount Everest, waiting for some inclement weather to pass before starting the climb of his life.“We’ve been at base camp for about 10 days now,” said Swayze, an experienced mountain climber who has already tackled peaks like Kilimanjaro.“We were…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of April 27

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.Thrift shopping, running for a cause and amateur boxing make up this weekend’s list of events. 1. Fighting the good fightStory continues belowThis weekend, every-day Manitobans will step into the boxing ring to face-off against one another in the 3rd annual Fight for Charity at the RBC Convention Centre.It’s been weeks in the making, 12 to be exact, while these brave folks trained with elite boxing coaches from Pan Am Boxing…

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