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February 6, 2013
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Mayor Katz supports APTN license renewal

Released: 12:40 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB ‒ Today, in a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Mayor Sam Katz endorsed the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in its recent application for license renewal.

Mayor Katz recommended the CRTC renew the license of the locally-based network, which provides programming by, for and about Aboriginal people, and has the distinction of being the first national Aboriginal television network in the world.

“APTN has had a strong presence in downtown Winnipeg for over a decade, and has made an important contribution to the Aboriginal community,” said Mayor Katz. “I have urged the CRTC to renew APTN’s license, so that it can continue to support Aboriginal television production and provide top-quality, relevant content to viewers nationwide.”

APTN has been operating from Portage Avenue headquarters since 1999, paying approximately $120,000 in property tax to the City of Winnipeg annually. The network employs more than 100 people in downtown Winnipeg and has been recognized as one of Manitoba’s top 25 employers for the last five years.

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Living Prairie Museum to host 4th annual Snow Trek on Sunday, February 10

Released: 12:54 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB ‒ On Sunday, February 10, plan to get outside and have some winter fun at the Living Prairie Museum’s 4th Snow Trek. This annual event guarantees a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!

Activities will include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, urban poling, geocaching and sn-Art (snow art)!  Free cross-country ski instruction and snowshoe hikes will also be available along with a limited supply of cross-country skis and snowshoes for participants to use free of charge.

Families can also enjoy a cup of homemade apple cider and free hot chocolate while sitting around a warm campfire. A Voyageur family will also be on hand to share stories from the prairie past.

Event Information
Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue
Sunday, February 10, 2013
12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free. Donations are always gladly accepted. Volunteers are needed.

For more details, please contact the Living Prairie Museum at 204-832-0167 or visit: http://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/livingprairie/

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Last update: 06.02.2013

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