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Photography by Norm Grywinski

6,000 years of trade

Festival celebrates the international trade made famous by First Nations

For at least 6,000 years, international trade occurred at the confluence of what we now call the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Cree, Anishinaabe, Sioux, and Nakoda traders made use of these waterways long before the French and English. The pioneering nations that made use of the river routes were following paths carved long before by […]

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Winter on wheels

Ice Bike creates unique, fun dynamic for cyclists

When thinking about a typical Winnipeg winter, certain words come to mind: frigid, slippery, intimidating, and many others along that line. A thought that does not cross many minds is participation in a winter ice biking event. For the past 14 years, the folks at Woodcock Cycle have organized a fun and exhilarating winter biking […]

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Bisons deliver beatdown

Women’s hockey surrenders just one goal in weekend sweep of Lethbridge

The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team went to war this past weekend, finishing off their regular season by clinching a top four position in Canada West and a home ice advantage for next weekend’s playoff games. The Bisons had plenty to play for in their games against the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Entering the weekend series, Manitoba […]

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‘Are sports welcoming for everyone?’

UMSU and the Canadian Sport Film Festival partner to discuss homophobia in sports

“Homophobia in Sports” was the topic discussed at a special panel held Feb. 6 at the Hub in University Centre on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. The panel was sponsored by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), the Canadian Sport Film Festival, U of M Student Life, the Hub, and the Rainbow […]

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Photography by Norm Grywinski

Winter’s carvers love to play in the snow

Local sculpture competition highlights unique artistic medium

When our ever-present snow cover starts being transformed into impressive works of art, it’s a sure sign that it’s almost time for Festival du Voyageur. You may have noticed these snow sculptures dotting the city—perhaps passing by the Legislative Building, the Norwood Bridge, or at River and Osborne—over the last month. This “city-wide outdoor gallery” […]

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Oh MY Darling photo by: Etienne Bauduin

Back to where it all began

Vanessa Kuzina of Oh My Darling talks band beginnings, return to the festival and more

Oh My Darling (OMD) has certainly come a long way since their first gig at Festival du Voyageur six years ago. At that time, they didn’t have a band name yet, going by the moniker Fill’d’Riel, which means daughters of Riel. That seems like a distant memory now, as the all-female bluegrass/Appalachian band have gained […]

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A pHantastic discovery

Scientists use acid to create pluripotent stem cells in the lab

A novel approach to stem cell research, published in the journal Nature, has been implemented by Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan. The research used acidic conditions to turn adult mouse blood cells into pluripotent stem cells. The process is referred to as STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency). Pluripotency […]

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