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Winnipeg, MB R3B 1S4, Canada

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Transcona-raised pro wrestler Kenny Omega is literally big in Japan

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:19:47 -0700

TOKYO, Japan — All day long, the formicary train stations of Tokyo spew out many kinds of people: salarymen marching rhythms with freshly polished shoes, bedraggled western tourists, women in kimonos. Even in this improbably smooth sea of shuffling humanity, Kenny Omega stood out,

For owners of dance club / 1980s-style arcade, finding vintage amusements was the hardest part

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:19:46 -0700

A month before Reset Interactive Ultralounge was scheduled to open, owners Kelly Marsden and Brad Goodman were convinced their venture -- a cross between a state-of-the-art dance club and an '80s-style amusement arcade -- would be a hit with Winnipeggers. There was one teensy, weensy problem:

Winnipeg's Nostalgia Radio finds supporters and success as non-profit co-op

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:54:27 -0700

There's one radio station on your dial where you will be greeted by the sounds of the Everly Brothers, Anne Murray, the Beach Boys, Guy Lombardo, Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman. It's also a place where you will hear local broadcasting legends such as Lee Major, Ernie Nairn and Roger

Here's your weekend weather in Winnipeg

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:53:47 -0700

As a crusading journalist and leading style expert, The Weather Column firmly believes you cannot spend too much time floating around in a hot tub. Which is why we were 10 shades of thrilled Friday morning to grab our beloved rubber ducky Rupert and head down to the RBC Convention Centre to

A 27-cent solution for our readers

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:50:04 -0700

One of the bigger stories over the past week involved what the CRTC called a "road map to maximize choice and affordability" for Canadians when it came to watching TV. Essentially, the broadcast regulator is giving cable viewers new control over their remotes and their wallets in a move widely

Cases show vulnerability of privacy with spy cams

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:48:43 -0700

A man uses a camera hidden at his home and cottage to spy on people going to the bathroom. Another sets one up in a change room at a swimming pool. How protected is your privacy during life's most private moments? There's an expectation of absolute privacy in washrooms and change rooms, but

A vision of a city without rail lines

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:33:55 -0700

Winnipeg businessman Art DeFehr says relocating the rail lines outside the Perimeter Highway would cost roughly $700 million but free up hundreds of acres of prime land for high-density housing and rapid transit and shrink the chances of a Lac-Mégantic-type disaster. But Mayor Brian Bowman says

Former Winnipeg councillor Amaro Silva was 'dedicated to making Winnipeg a better place'

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:19:20 -0700

Former Winnipeg councillor Amaro Silva, who represented an inner-city ward in the 1990s, died Friday. He was 57. Longtime friend Dale Willson said Silva had been seriously ill recently but his death came as a surprise. "Amaro was dedicated to making Winnipeg a better place," Willson

A local artist has been painting portraits of indigenous people who died tragically

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:19:15 -0700

Before there was a campaign to use expressive photo portraits in an attempt to bring us face to face with racism in Winnipeg, an obscure local artist was painting some of the city's most iconic indigenous visages in ways that almost seem to bring Brian Sinclair, Faron Hall and Tina Fontaine back

The XXX Factor: Sex and relationships in a digital world

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:03:40 -0700

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