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Bestselling author John Green finds inspiration in survival of Flin Flon, namesake novel

Bestselling author John Green finds inspiration in survival of Flin Flon, namesake novel

Flin Flon and the book that gave the town its name has garnered the attention of one of America’s most known authors.
Elly on the Arts: Looking ahead to fall and winter arts events

Elly on the Arts: Looking ahead to fall and winter arts events

"Unbelievably, summer is drawing to a close. That’s hard to get one’s head around, we know, but it’s time to start reporting on what we can anticipate from arts and culture in the upcoming fall and winter seasons."
Passings: Accomplished artist, carver Head passes

Passings: Accomplished artist, carver Head passes

For years, Irvin Head was one of northern Manitoba’s most talented and vibrant artists. The Cranberry Portage-based carver and sculptor died August 15 at age 66, leaving dozens of works and a legacy of art behind.
Organizers call returning Blueberry Jam a success

Organizers call returning Blueberry Jam a success

Call it a comeback, call it what you will - the Blueberry Jam Music Gathering is back. The return of the festival exceeded organizers’ hopes and expectations.
Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day three

Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day three

The third and final day of the 2022 Blueberry Jam Music Gathering, held August 7.
Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day two

Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day two

The second day of the 2022 Blueberry Jam Music Gathering, held August 6.
Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day one

Photo Gallery: Blueberry Jam 2022, day one

The first night of the 2022 Blueberry Jam Music Gathering, held August 5.
Looking at Blueberry Jam, from the artists' perspective

Looking at Blueberry Jam, from the artists' perspective

The backbone of Blueberry Jam is a long and varied cast of musicians, artists and volunteers, most of whom are either based in Flin Flon or who have local ties.
Blueberry Jam Music Gathering 2022: Everything you need to know

Blueberry Jam Music Gathering 2022: Everything you need to know

The next edition of a Flin Flon summer musical tradition takes place next week. Here's what you need to know about this year's Blueberry Jam Music Gathering.
Cancer survivor’s dragonfly lead wire sculptures give hope in dark

Cancer survivor’s dragonfly lead wire sculptures give hope in dark

After battling cancer twice and winning, former 'Flonner Sid Overby has taken his creative urge to create sculptures for other people going through hard times.
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