Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Developer turns back time on Winnipeg’s 136-year-old Fortune Block

By | May 25, 2019

Ryan Pollard has turned back the calendar 136 years into Winnipeg’s history. He didn’t need a time machine but did require several million dollars and 2 ½ years to perform major reconstructive surgery on two of the city’s oldest buildings. Now, the Fortune Block and its attached twin, the Macdonald Block, look exactly as they did when they first went up at the corner of… Read More »

After 50 years of the Official Languages Act, what is the place of French in Canada?

By | May 25, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act and the International Day of La Francophonie on March 20, an Open Caucus was held at the Senate of Canada to reflect on the place of French in Canada.  Professors Stéphanie Chouinard, Michael MacMillan and Benoît Pelletier addressed the following question: What is the place of French in… Read More »

Suitcase full of baton-twirling costumes disappears in Winnipeg

By | May 24, 2019

A mother is urging Winnipeggers to be on the lookout for some lost luggage full of irreplaceable items — her award-winning daughter’s baton-twirling gear. Pauline McKnight and her daughter Madison visited Winnipeg on May long weekend to take part in a baton-twirling tournament at the University of Manitoba. The 18-year-old won six medals and made it on to the… Read More »