Here They Come
Riding Mountain National Park will be host to a Canadian favorite tonight.
The iconic Canadian group Trooper will be performing at RMNP as a part of the national park's Free Outdoor Concert.
Acting Visitor Experience Manager for RMNP, Dave Tovell says a lot of thought goes into deciding who will headline the annual concert. The show has been going on for seven years and every year they try to pick a new genre to headline the annual event.
Admission for the show is free, however entrance into the park is $25 dollars.
Manitoba Hydro Profits Down
Manitoba Hydro says its profits are way down.
The Crown corporation's latest annual report lists its net income at $49 million dollars. That's more than $130 million dollars less than the year before.
Hydro says the dip is mainly down due to lower revenues and higher expenses.
Local Filmmaker Produces Film on RMNP
A local Dauphin author, songwriter and retired history teacher is moving into the realm of film.
Ed Stozek recently produced a historical documentary called The Ghosts of Whitewater Lake talking about the prisoner of war camp that once used to be in Riding Mountain National Park.
Stozek says, it was the descriptive stories that you would have never known about that drew him to pursue the project.
The film is currently available on the MTS television series, Stories From Home.
Manitoba Ski Resort Gets New Owners
After 57 years, a Manitoba ski resort is getting new owners.
The Holiday Mountain Resort in La Riviere is now owned by Alberta-based Locke Stock and Barrel -- the same company that owns the Lake Louise Ski Resort.
The Later family has owned the resort since it was built in 1959 and says it doesn't expect the new owners will make big changes.
The resort says it is already gearing up for the upcoming ski season.
Thank You Gord Downie
Hordes of fans will descend on Kingston, Ontario, today for the final show of what's likely to be The Tragically Hip's final tour.
Lead singer Gord Downie is battling terminal brain cancer, but the band went ahead with a 15-date tour that ends tonight in their hometown.
The 6700 seat Rogers K-Rock Centre is sold out, and many more fans will attend a screening just a few blocks away.
Countless other fans will watch a live broadcast of the show airing across the country on CBC.