Ashley Prest, Winnipeg Free Press

Ashley Prest

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Recent articles by Ashley:

‘Small but not fragile’

Irena Hunka began her life in Poland, fled her home amid bombing when the Nazis invaded during the Second World War, survived starvation in a Siberian labour camp, evacuation to the Middle East and disease in a refugee camp in Africa — all before she was 25. → Read More

AMC grand chief taking leave 'to heal,' repeats denial of impropriety with young woman

In the wake of allegations earlier this week that he sent more than a dozen inappropriate messages by text and on Facebook to a Winnipeg woman, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas announced Friday he is taking "a brief leave of absence from his role to heal." In a press release, Dumas claimed allegations of impropriety are false. → Read More

Teulon council wants mayor stripped of power

The mayor of Teulon is pushing back amid allegations of behaviour "intended to intimidate, offend, defame and humiliate members of the (town) staff."A majority of council members say Mayor Debbie Kozyra has failed to put her public duties ahead of her personal opinions. → Read More

Dog owners advised to speak with veterinarian about heart damage-related food concerns

Dog owners who want to feed a grain-free diet to their canine companions should stay calm and ask th... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Manitoba Beef Producers grateful for access to Crown land

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) are applauding the province’s recent decision to temporarily allow producers to graze cattle and cut hay on Crown land not normally designated for agriculture use.The province announced the move last week, noting that livestock must be removed when the naturally existing forage is exhausted or by Oct. → Read More

Family of June homicide victim ask city homeless community for help

Sarah Coates made a tearful plea Friday to the community, asking for help in finding out how her younger brother died — and who killed him. Gabriel Radford Coates, 44, died a violent death last month in Winnipeg, marking the city's 24th homicide of 2019. His body was found June 19 in a Point Douglas green space on Higgins Avenue at Maple Street, across from the Neeginan Centre. → Read More

Winnipegger brings home gold from Dwarf Games

Vivek Bhagria saw his athletic career and his dreams turn to gold this week. The 24-year-old became a double gold medallist at the 2019 Dwarf National Games and has plans to bring the hardware to help motivate the young athletes he mentors, and also to shine the medals up to show his customers at work. → Read More

Zoo reopens contentious pet-a-stingray exhibit

The Assiniboine Park Zoo has reopened its Stingray Beach exhibit despite calls the feature... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Long weekend for Winnipeg first responders

A 44-year-old woman is in hospital in critical condition after she was stabbed Saturday night. Her alleged attacker is in hospital after running into traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway. → Read More

Urban art takes over Exchange

It started out as one painting with a rat creature from the comic-book series Bone, but Maple’... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Website tracks Lake Winnipeg algae blooms

Nothing ruins a great Lake Winnipeg beach day like a bloom of smelly green algae clogging up the shoreline.However, forewarned is forearmed — and just a click away, says a local scientist who works with remote-sensing satellite data. → Read More

College to honour slain high school student; parents will get diploma he planned to earn

An honorary business diploma that will be presented Friday to Jaime Adao's parents Imelda and Jaime Sr., represents one of their son's dreams, they say.They'll receive the Booth University College business administration diploma in honour of their 17-year-old son, Jaime, who was killed March 3 in a home invasion at their McGee Street house police believe was fuelled by methamphetamine. → Read More

Bright yellow house turning heads

Marina Harvard’s house is so bright, she’s gotta wear shades. Harvard and her three children were relaxing at the neighbourhood splash pad last Wednesday while the outside of their Fort Rouge-area house was being painted when she received a text from her husband. → Read More

'A good day to be Anishinaabe'

Ralph Ndebele went from bystander to dancer in an instant at the Indigenous Days Live powwow Saturday at The Forks grounds. Ndebele and his friend Charmaine Borden took up the announcer’s invitation for anyone to join in the intertribal powwow. → Read More

60 years of 911 in Winnipeg

On June 21, 1959, Winnipeg became the first city in North America to provide what today is known as ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Head-on crash in Fort Richmond kills girl, 5

A five-year-old girl is dead and her two younger siblings were injured when two vehicles crashed hea... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Winnipeg police identify 24th homicide victim of 2019

A man who appeared to be homeless and died a violent death in a greenspace on Higgins Avenue is Winnipeg's 24th homicide of 2019. Police said Gabriel Radford Coates, 44, was assaulted overnight or in the early hours Wednesday. His body was found at the corner of Higgins Avenue and Maple Street, across from the Neeginan Centre. → Read More

Teen wins writing contest

Arriving at the Diverse Minds creative writing competition award ceremony as a Grade 12 student, Var... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

'Stand up for our right to health care': 7,700 sign petition to save Seven Oaks ER

Save the Seven Oaks ER Coalition has turned up the heat on the provincial government, joining forces... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Last stand for Winnipeg's ash trees

The death knell has been sounded for Winnipeg's ash trees, due to the emerald ash borer — all that's left to do now is preserve the ones that are left as long as possible.To that end, the city's insect control branch will begin Monday the second consecutive year of its EAB management program. → Read More