• A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • A view of downtown Winnipeg at dawn
  • Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba.  February 12, 2014  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.
  • Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine. 

Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Images from around the world chosen by the photo desk at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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  • April 15, 2014

    In pictures: Tuesday's 'blood moon'

    Sky-gazers in Manitoba were treated to a rare "blood moon" early Tuesday as moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow.

  • A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Photo Store

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  • February 22, 2014

    A howling good time

    A Manitoba day in sled dog training. Photography by Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba.  February 12, 2014  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba. February 12, 2014 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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  • January 10, 2014

    Inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Architects and builders of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights took members of the media on an extensive tour Friday morning. Construction on the complex structure are almost complete and preparations for the exhibits is about to begin.

  • The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.

    The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio. Photo Store

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  • January 7, 2014

    Photos of the year - Boris Minkevich 2013

    Photojournalist Boris Minkevich selects his best work of 2013.

  • Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine. 

Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine. Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Photo Store

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  • January 3, 2014

    Photos of the year - John Woods 2013

    Photojournalist John Woods picks his best work from 2013.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHOICE - In this job we are privileged to spend time with people who show you the strength of the human spirit... Cole was one of those people. 
Maydanuk was in a tragic workplace accident at the CN rail yards in Brandon on July 25, 2012 resulting in the loss of both of his legs. Here he fits his first set of legs. 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHOICE - In this job we are privileged to spend time with people who show you the strength of the human spirit... Cole was one of those people. Maydanuk was in a tragic workplace accident at the CN rail yards in Brandon on July 25, 2012 resulting in the loss of both of his legs. Here he fits his first set of legs. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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  • January 2, 2014

    Photos of the year - Ruth Bonneville 2013

    Photojournalist Ruth Bonneville picks her best work from 2013.

  • My favourite picture of 2013 can be traced back to my roots.  Earlier this year I visited my family farm in southwestern Manitoba to celebrate my father's milestone 80th birthday.
The scene in this photo is set in a loft of a large barn built by the skillful hands of my grandfather.  My father and uncle take centre stage as they stand in the middle of the loft while my daughter cradles a young kitten behind them.  As the two men casually reminisce about the past, their shadows grow taller as a cast of light shines like a spotlight on the emerging generation behind them. Though the eye is drawn to the light shining in the background, the viewer's attention is quickly pulled foreword to the shadowy figures in the foreground.
This haunting image illustrates to me how the generation that is to come serves its future well when it values and learns from the experience and wisdom held in the roots of its past. Go to this link to watch Ruth's Uncle Herman perform the

    My favourite picture of 2013 can be traced back to my roots. Earlier this year I visited my family farm in southwestern Manitoba to celebrate my father's milestone 80th birthday. The scene in this photo is set in a loft of a large barn built by the skillful hands of my grandfather. My father and uncle take centre stage as they stand in the middle of the loft while my daughter cradles a young kitten behind them. As the two men casually reminisce about the past, their shadows grow taller as a cast of light shines like a spotlight on the emerging generation behind them. Though the eye is drawn to the light shining in the background, the viewer's attention is quickly pulled foreword to the shadowy figures in the foreground. This haunting image illustrates to me how the generation that is to come serves its future well when it values and learns from the experience and wisdom held in the roots of its past. Go to this link to watch Ruth's Uncle Herman perform the "Farmer's Song" http://wfp.to/8H1 Oct 08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

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  • December 30, 2013

    Photos of the year - Ken Gigliotti 2013

    Photojournalist Ken Gigliotti picks his best work from 2013.

  • Photographer's choice - Inner city kids experience the pure joy of learning science in the summer camp setting at University of Winnipeg. 5000 kids took part in the free Ecokids Summer Camp   since 2008. UofW provides programming, transportation, nutrition supplies and t-shirts for the kids. The camp was cancelled over debate  about corporate ethical partnering in 2013. Experiencing the camp first hand  over several years made this one my favourite pictures of the year, although the story that played out behind the scenes was very sad for the kids and for the nurturing staff that provided engaging programming and athletics.  JULY 18 2013 
(KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Photographer's choice - Inner city kids experience the pure joy of learning science in the summer camp setting at University of Winnipeg. 5000 kids took part in the free Ecokids Summer Camp since 2008. UofW provides programming, transportation, nutrition supplies and t-shirts for the kids. The camp was cancelled over debate about corporate ethical partnering in 2013. Experiencing the camp first hand over several years made this one my favourite pictures of the year, although the story that played out behind the scenes was very sad for the kids and for the nurturing staff that provided engaging programming and athletics. JULY 18 2013 (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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  • December 29, 2013

    Photos of the year - Mike Deal 2013

    Photojournalist Mike Deal picks his best work from 2013.

  • I think I waited about 20 minutes for this moment to occur after everyone had started to pack up and leave. One of the great things about this job is being able to be there when emotions run high. I have to admit as a father myself I started getting choked up while taking this photo, imagining what Larry Jones must be thinking, how proud he must be as he hugs his daughter, Jennifer Jones, after her team won the Canadian Curling Trials at the MTS Centre to become an Olympian for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. December 6, 2013 (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

    I think I waited about 20 minutes for this moment to occur after everyone had started to pack up and leave. One of the great things about this job is being able to be there when emotions run high. I have to admit as a father myself I started getting choked up while taking this photo, imagining what Larry Jones must be thinking, how proud he must be as he hugs his daughter, Jennifer Jones, after her team won the Canadian Curling Trials at the MTS Centre to become an Olympian for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. December 6, 2013 (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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  • December 27, 2013

    Photos of the year - Phil Hossack 2013

    Photojournalist Phil Hossack picks his best work from 2013.

  • Photographer's choice: 
I love it when life and art merge. In the simple act of tying up their ballet slippers a pair of young dancers prove once again that life does imitate art, or is it art imitating life? 
Aspiring ballerinas with the RWB School tie up last minute details before assuming the stage at The Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park for the annual Ballet in the Park.  July 24, 2013 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Photographer's choice: I love it when life and art merge. In the simple act of tying up their ballet slippers a pair of young dancers prove once again that life does imitate art, or is it art imitating life? Aspiring ballerinas with the RWB School tie up last minute details before assuming the stage at The Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park for the annual Ballet in the Park. July 24, 2013 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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  • December 26, 2013

    Photos of the year - Wayne Glowacki 2013

    Photojournalist Wayne Glowacki picks his best work from 2013.

  • Photographer's choice: On a dry cold sunny January morning in 2013, I got an assignment to get a picture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks to run with a story in the paper the next day. The museum has been a very popular subject to photograph by our staff over the years, so I thought a different way to frame the building would be my goal. After walking around the museum once, I noticed the frosted windows on The Forks parkade. Going up the stairs I found about a 5 cm clear view through one of the panes near the floor. I got down low and used a small aperture setting on the camera so the frost and museum would be in focus. January 2, 2013  (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Photographer's choice: On a dry cold sunny January morning in 2013, I got an assignment to get a picture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks to run with a story in the paper the next day. The museum has been a very popular subject to photograph by our staff over the years, so I thought a different way to frame the building would be my goal. After walking around the museum once, I noticed the frosted windows on The Forks parkade. Going up the stairs I found about a 5 cm clear view through one of the panes near the floor. I got down low and used a small aperture setting on the camera so the frost and museum would be in focus. January 2, 2013 (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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  • December 25, 2013

    Photos of the year - Joe Bryksa 2013

    Photojournalist Joe Bryksa picks his best work from 2013.

  • Photographer's choice: The 119-day NHL lockout was felt hard by Winnipeg Jets fans as it happened at the beginning of our second year back in the big leagues. On their second game on home ice since the lockout ended, the Jets played host to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburg Penguins. Crosby scored twice in the opening period but the Jets rallied back and won. Blake Wheeler scored on an empty net and sealed the big win at 18:51 in the third. The fans went wild, and I just loved the intense passion of the fans that night. 
January 25, 2013   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Photographer's choice: The 119-day NHL lockout was felt hard by Winnipeg Jets fans as it happened at the beginning of our second year back in the big leagues. On their second game on home ice since the lockout ended, the Jets played host to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburg Penguins. Crosby scored twice in the opening period but the Jets rallied back and won. Blake Wheeler scored on an empty net and sealed the big win at 18:51 in the third. The fans went wild, and I just loved the intense passion of the fans that night. January 25, 2013 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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  • August 10, 2013

    Speed thrills

    They call it The Fastest Sport on the Prairies — and who can argue with that? Throughout the summer on Monday and Thursday evenings, the call of the (gasoline-fueled) wild draws hundreds of competitors and fans to the the Red River Co-op Speedway just south of Winnipeg on Highway 75. The track celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 31, demonstrating that, for many, there is no better way to end a long, tranquil August evening than with the roar of stock cars and the flash of the finish-line flag. Photos by Phil Hossack.

  • Dark humour rides shotgun in the form of a skeleton with one driver.

    Dark humour rides shotgun in the form of a skeleton with one driver. Photo Store

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  • July 26, 2013

    The view up there

    From the crack of dawn to fading night light, Winnipeg’s one big hill is alive with the sound of movement. Garbage Hill — its official name is Westview Park — is a favourite workout destination for runners, cyclists and walkers. But it also provides a terrific panorama of the city for those who like to take things a little slower. Photos by John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

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  • July 9, 2013

    Forty Years of Folk Fest

    The Winnipeg Folk Festival celebrates its 40th year running in 2013, and the Free Press has been there since Day 1. Here are a collection of photos from the earliest days to today, commemorating the past four decades of festivities at Birds Hill Park and the community that resulted.

  • FORTY YEARS OF FOLK FEST — Performers on stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 6, 1983.

    FORTY YEARS OF FOLK FEST — Performers on stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 6, 1983. Photo Store

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  • July 6, 2013

    365 degrees

    Winnipeg-based commercial photographer David Lipnowski wanted to challenge himself artistically in 2013, so he set the goal of producing one distinctive portrait photograph a day for the whole year. He has just passed the halfway point and here's a sampling of some of his favourites. For the background stories on how Lipnowski got these images and for the rest of the series, check out his project at www.davidlipnowski.com/365

  • 06/05/2013 - Emily Lund - 3:48PM

    06/05/2013 - Emily Lund - 3:48PM Photo Store

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  • June 17, 2013

    Manitoba Marathon

    Visual highlights from the start to finish lines of the 35th Manitoba Marathon.

  • Spectators spray a runner with water guns at Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Spectators spray a runner with water guns at Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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  • June 15, 2013

    The operating theatre

    INSIDE THE WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY’S ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Staff — and there are four vets, five animal health technologists, and six vet assistants/receptionists — spay or neuter between 20 to 40 animals, perform one or two complex surgeries and complete 100 examinations, treatments and lab tests to get their furry friends ready for adoption. And that’s just a typical day.

  • The holding cages.

    The holding cages. Photo Store

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  • June 15, 2013

    1979 Manitoba Marathon

    The shorts were shorter, and the hair was longer. Even the route was different. But 35 years ago, a tradition began and has held strong for thousands of runners looking for their personal bests. Here are some images of the first Manitoba Marathon held June 16, 1979.

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  • May 17, 2013

    Life at Delta Marsh

    Sports and wildlife photographer Fred Greenslade and Free Press photographer Joe Bryksa visited Manitoba's Delta Marsh to capture the spring migration of various fowl.

  • A canvasback duck uses the water as a runway for takeoff.

    A canvasback duck uses the water as a runway for takeoff. Photo Store

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  • May 14, 2013

    Aerial flight over Ochre Beach Ice Shove

    The phenomenon known as an ice shove damaged and destroyed 27 properties on the southern shore of Dauphin Lake at Ochre Beach. Described by some as an 'ice tsunami,' Ice Shoves have also recently destroyed or threatened property in Lake Mille Lacs, Minn., Lake Winnebago, Wis., Alberta Beach, Alta., and Lake Champlain, N.Y. These aerial photographs were taken three days after event. --Files from Bartley Kives and Larry Kusch.

  • Looking out over Dauphin Lake the thawing ice still floats on the lake, and the shore where the ice shove destroyed homes can be seen in the foreground.
(Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Looking out over Dauphin Lake the thawing ice still floats on the lake, and the shore where the ice shove destroyed homes can be seen in the foreground. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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  • May 9, 2013

    Manitoba's demographic and labour market trends to 2020

    What will Manitoba's population and labour market look like in 2020? A report by the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics in February 2013 examined the latest figures. The Free Press takes a look at pertinent graphs.

  • Manitoba Population: It is projected that Manitoba will have 1,385,300 residents as of July 1, 2020, an increase of 9.3% over Statistics Canada's estimate for 2012. 

Over the eight years, Manitoba's population is projected to increase by an average of 14,800 people annually, yielding an average annual growth rate of 1.1%. This compares to a 1.0% average annual growth rate over the previous eight year period, from 2004 to 2012.

Over the 2013 to 2020 period, expected total net migration to Manitoba is 66,500 persons. This is made up of a net inflow of 88,000 international migrants, an outflow of 29,500 persons to other provinces, and 8,000 additional non-permanent residents. Natural increase is expected to add 53,000 persons to the population.

    Manitoba Population: It is projected that Manitoba will have 1,385,300 residents as of July 1, 2020, an increase of 9.3% over Statistics Canada's estimate for 2012. Over the eight years, Manitoba's population is projected to increase by an average of 14,800 people annually, yielding an average annual growth rate of 1.1%. This compares to a 1.0% average annual growth rate over the previous eight year period, from 2004 to 2012. Over the 2013 to 2020 period, expected total net migration to Manitoba is 66,500 persons. This is made up of a net inflow of 88,000 international migrants, an outflow of 29,500 persons to other provinces, and 8,000 additional non-permanent residents. Natural increase is expected to add 53,000 persons to the population. Photo Store

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  • May 3, 2013

    Street views

    Over the past few years, I have developed an interest in street photography. The inspiration for much of this work comes from documentary director/photographer John Paskievich, who recorded Winnipeg’s North End from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, and photojournalist Colin Corneau, who currently shoots in Brandon. In essence, the goal is to document candid human interaction in public spaces. And so, in between work assignments and in my free time, I walk around downtown Winnipeg and take pictures. I look for shapes and patterns, light and symmetry, and try to capture the architecture, the space and the people. I like the spontaneity of this photographic style. You can walk along the same street many times, but the light and the people change moment by moment. — Winnipeg Free Press photojournalist Mike Deal

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  • March 18, 2013

    For the win

    187 Manitoba athletes competed over the weekend in the 2013 Man/Sask Short Course Swimming Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. Photojournalist Joe Bryksa was there to capture the action and feature the high level of athleticism required to win.

  • Jamie Alexiuk (Marlins) relaxes after winning the gold medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 3:06.93 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jamie Alexiuk (Marlins) relaxes after winning the gold medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 3:06.93 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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  • February 15, 2013

    The comeback kid

    Cole Maydanuk was born to be a railway man, just as his father and grandfather before him. Three days on the job, at the age of 18, he lost both his legs to a freight train. His resolve, though, remained unbroken. Winnipeg Free Press photojournalist John Woods chronicled Cole's remarkable journey since the July 25, 2012, accident. For the full story by columnist Lindor Reynolds, see wfp.to/unbroken.

  • Cole's legs were amputated just hours after the accident. He didn't get his new legs until months later.

    Cole's legs were amputated just hours after the accident. He didn't get his new legs until months later. Photo Store