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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS LAUNCHES THE LEAF

DIGITAL NEWS PUBLICATION INFORMS CANADIANS ABOUT LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS BY EVAN LOWES On Nov. 21, 2017, the Winnipeg Free Press launched a cannabis news publication called The Leaf. It focuses on answering the questions surrounding cannabis for Canadians while Canada enters the age of legalization. “I would really appreciate some unbiased information on cannabis and the current evolution we’re all going through. Everything I am reading these days is advocacy,” said Alison Hierons, 47. “As a Mom to a soon-to-be teenager I also need to better understand the environment from his perspective. I think the publication is a great...

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CELEBRATE WINTER BREAK: TOP 3 EVENTS AT THE FORKS

BY GINA CONTRERAS The Forks, one of the top meeting places in Winnipeg, has various fun activities to enjoy and partake in during the winter season.                         Events at The Forks are often free. For students worried about spending money over the holidays, The Forks is an alternative to consider. Arctic Glacier Winter Park The Arctic Glacier Winter Park is a winter wonderland recreational park, which The Forks considers to be the official celebration of winter. “We hope to have the Arctic Glacier Winter Park opened by next week, weather...

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Mini Artists, Big Fun

Children’s Art Event Raises Money for Local Non-Profit Lyndsey Warren The basement of Forth, a coffee shop in the Exchange District, was packed wall to wall with children, their parents, and a variety of handmade paper party hats last Sunday. Children were selling their handmade art pieces at the third Minipeg Art Party. At this month’s sale, 50 per cent of the proceeds of each piece went go to support Art City’s fundraising efforts. The little artists got to keep the rest of the profits. “The picture is perfect. Organized chaos,” said Amy Zacharias, one of the co-creators of the event, while looking at a photograph taken of her and her nephew Roland. “Sums up exactly what this event is.” Zacharias and her friend Jillian Zdunich threw their first Minipeg event in April 2017 at Zdunich’s store, Shop Take Care, in Osborne Village. Since then, the event has become so popular that there’s a waiting list of kids who to sell their art and they had to move the event to a larger venue. “We started it because my eight-year-old nephew Roland doesn’t play sports or do things that he could invite parents, friends or family to,” said Zacharias. “I felt like kids deserve to have something they are proud of, have something to get excited about.” Minipeg is a way for children, like Roland, to display their art...

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Grab a Bite: Top Four Eateries Near the EDC

Check out one of these four vendors during your next lunch break By Kelsey Marcotte Goldie’s Fries – (Food truck) Various locations Goldie’s Fries is usually parked on King Street at Old Market Square, but can often be found on Elgin Avenue outside the Exchange District Campus’s cafeteria. Claiming to have the best poutine in town, Goldie’s Fries is an expert at classic burger and fries fare. They also have pierogis, smokies, and other classic comfort foods, all huge portions. The owner and chef, Darryl Leiman, treats his customers like family, and fills them up with his generous portions....

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