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Past articles by Julia-Simone:

Winnipeg Railway Museum to shutter at end of year

The final boarding call has sounded for the Winnipeg Railway Museum — home of the iconic Countess of Dufferin steam locomotive. Representatives for the museum, located at Via Rail's Union Station, announced Wednesday its doors will clank shut for good Dec. → Read More

Another dry year raises concern for future

It’s been a long, dry year in Manitoba. Those used to frosty mornings and first licks of snow by this point in November, have instead been met with clear, sunny skies and unusually balmy days. → Read More

Another dry year raises concern for future

It’s been a long, dry year in Manitoba. Those used to frosty mornings and first licks of snow by this point in November, have instead been met with cl... → Read More

Family seeks help to find woman missing since Oct. 25

The family of a woman missing for more than a week in Winnipeg has joined police in issuing a public appeal to find her. Klarissa Muswagon, 27, was last seen on Oct. → Read More

Manitoba Harvest mandates vaccines for staff, volunteers in preparation for holidays

Manitoba’s largest food bank has implemented a new rule in preparation for the busy holiday season mandating that staff, volunteers and visitors are f... → Read More

Harvest Manitoba mandates vaccines for staff, volunteers in preparation for holidays

Manitoba’s largest food bank has implemented a new rule in preparation for the busy holiday season mandating that staff, volunteers and visitors are fully vaccinated. Harvest Manitoba put the policy into effect Oct. → Read More

Warm temps keep golfers off their duffs

IT’S almost as good as a hole-in-one.Two Winnipeg courses have decided to let golfers hit the links again — before the snow flies — thanks to unseasonably warm November weather. → Read More

Warm temps keep golfers off their duffs

IT’S almost as good as a hole-in-one. → Read More

Teacher hurt at unsafe door to receive $81K: judge

A Virden-area school division will have to pay out more than $80,000, after a substitute teacher was injured in an incident involving a student.In a decision delivered last week, a Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled the Fort La Bosse School Division bears full responsibility for an Oct. → Read More

MMF to invest in child care, seniors housing in The Pas

The Manitoba Metis Federation is committing $10.3 million to develop affordable seniors housing and child care in The Pas. → Read More

MMF to invest in child care, seniors housing in The Pas

The Manitoba Metis Federation is committing $10.3 million to develop affordable seniors housing and child care in The Pas. At a news conference Tuesday in The Pas, the MMF announced the first major investment in the town in decades to build affordable housing complexes for Métis seniors, as well as a culturally-focused child care centre, a public park and a community garden, all a short walk… → Read More

Rising demand for federal inquiry into Sixties Scoop

Sixties Scoop survivor Teri Starr is on a long journey of healing, grappling with the pain of being removed from family and community just months afte... → Read More

Rising demand for federal inquiry into Sixties Scoop

Sixties Scoop survivor Teri Starr is on a long journey of healing, grappling with the pain of being removed from family and community just months after she was born. → Read More

Diwali celebrations dispel darkness of pandemic

After nearly two years marked by the darkness of isolation, grief and loss, this year’s Diwali festival is set to herald new light, as Winnipeg’s Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities get together to feast, exchange gifts, and make memories once again. Diwali, India Association of Manitoba’s board secretary Priyanka Singh explains, is one of India’s largest holidays. → Read More

Support for democracy in Sudan urged

“Something is going wrong in a country called Sudan,” Mekki Mohamed cried into a microphone on the front steps of Manitoba’s legislature Saturday. “We want democracy back. → Read More

Colourful costumes big part of Comiccon return

Downtown Winnipeg flooded with valiant knights, battle-weary soldiers, Disney royalty and all manner of strange creatures Saturday — and it wasn’t just the early Halloween crowds. After two years of waiting, Winnipeg’s Comiccon festival returned this weekend, bringing a colourful celebration of comic book, science fiction, TV, movie, anime and video game characters to the RBC Convention Centre. → Read More

Masked fans out in force

Downtown Winnipeg flooded with valiant knights, battle-weary soldiers, Disney royalty and all manner of strange creatures Saturday — and it wasn’t jus... → Read More

Winnipeg high-rise residents decry compensation offer for weeks without water

For two weeks, Walter Beaulieu’s routine was punctuated by a practice of hauling water.Several times a day — sometimes late at night — he would load a shopping cart with buckets and bottles, make his way to the laundry room of a nearby building to fill up, and trek back to his wheelchair-bound neighbour’s apartment to help fill the toilet tank for a flush. → Read More

Rising Stars helps youth with tutoring, training and mentorship programs

‘Have you ever asked yourself what is possible, or thought about the ability, your capabilities to change the world,” opens a poem by Eniola Soetan, a recipient of a bursary from the Rising Stars Foundation. “That no matter who you are or what you do, the power to do something will always be running through you. → Read More

Union seeks minimum wage hikes for security guards

The minimum wage for security guards has been frozen for years despite the previous government’s instituting special remuneration more than two dollars above Manitoba’s general minimum wage. As a government under a new Progressive Conservative leader looms, the union representing private security guards is asking the two Tory leadership candidates to commit to those minimum wage increases. → Read More