There is a lot of good news to share and you can check out all the stories CHVN celebrated below. 

'After a dream I woke up singing this song'

Local gospel singer Bunmi Praise dreamt about a new song, and it is now her latest single called 'Forever.'

Olubunmi Oduntan goes by her stage name Bunmi Praise when she's singing. Her latest single, 'Forever,' was released on November 7 and it already has over 10,000 YouTube views. 

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Jones heading to Olympics again

Team Jones will once again represent Canada at the Winter Olympics after a thrilling all-Manitoba final at the Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon on Sunday.

Late misses helped decide the wild and entertaining women's final at Canada's Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon.

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Reconnecting the Canadian Christian music community

The past couple of years have been difficult for those working in the music industry.

GMA Canada, whose mission is to celebrate and encourage excellence in Canadian Christian music and arts, has found a way to gather the Canadian Christian music community in one place.

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Las Vegas nurse provides self-care on her days off

The road to becoming a nurse was an interesting and painful one for Brooke Johns.

When she was in college she took communications intending to become a sports broadcaster. That all got put on hold when she met her husband and they decided to start a family.

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Hitting rock bottom from meth addiction, Winnipeg man shares story of hope

A father about to graduate from Adult & Teen Challenge says he is a completely transformed man.

Adam Lepp enrolled in the one-year in-house program last fall and has been working in the vehicle donation program in Winnipeg while recovering. 

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Cheer on the Bombers and support a Manitoba ministry at the same time!

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are set to host the CFL Western Final for the first time since 1972 and you could be in the stands not only cheering them on to victory but saving money on tickets and supporting a local sports ministry.

The Bombers have teamed up with Athletes in Action to bring Church Night back and offer special tickets at a discounted rate. By using the code "AIA50" you can get 50% off a second ticket in the P4-P7 categories.

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Winnipeg Christmas Light Map 2021 highlighting festive homes

A Winnipeg Christmas-lover is helping families check out the best-decorated homes for another year.

Carol Cassel is dedicating another season to creating a brand-new Christmas light map. Helping other people enjoy the holiday season "fills her cup."

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'We forgive you, we've been praying for you': Family of pastor killed by drunk driver

A Minnesota courtroom was moved to tears last week as the widow, family, and congregants of a beloved pastor openly forgave the man responsible for his death.

The emotional scene of forgiveness played out last week at Nelson's sentencing hearing. "We have been forgiven so much. How could we not forgive you?" congregant Rick Moore says in a video from the hearing.

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Manitoba to Ecuador Project transforming lives, here and abroad

The Manitoba to Ecuador Project continues to support young adults in furthering their education and supporting their communities.

Mark Reimer from Steinbach started the project in 2011 to provide English skills to young Ecuadorians, encouraging them to graduate high school and continue their education.

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From Playboy Bunny to finding Jesus

Robyn Dykstra spent years as a Playboy Bunny, oblivious to God’s master plan for her life.

But she escaped a life of drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity for a fresh start with Jesus.

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Winnipeg family collecting, donating warm winter boots to people in need

Warm Boots Warm Hearts is living up to its name as they spend a third winter touching people's souls with soles.

Robyn Brown and her family have been collecting winter boot donations since 2019, first collecting for families Brown worked with at a family resource centre. After putting out the call, Brown learnt many people had boots to donate, and there were people wanting to use them. Now, she heads up Warm Boots Warm Hearts.

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Winnipeg police position to help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Winnipeg police have appointed a new family support and resource advocate for the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Chief Danny Smyth says former victim services worker Angie Tuesday will work alongside investigators in the missing persons, counter exploitation, homicide and historical homicide units.

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Fresh IE's refreshed Winnipeg Blue Bombers pump-up track scores a 'W'

An acclaimed Winnipeg hip-hop artist is taking on the role of hype-man for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Juno award winner and Grammy nominee Fresh IE is back with another bombers-inspired track, an updated version of "For the W, but this time it is the "2021 Western Final Edition".

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'She’s our miracle': Family asking for prayers after girl sole-survivor of plane crash

A mother says her family is surrounded by love after the death of the family’s father in a plane crash and their 11-year-old daughter was seriously injured. 

A small plane crash flying over northern Lake Michigan crashed on Beaver Island on November 13. Eleven-year-old Laney Perdue was the only survivor out of the commuter plane's five occupants. Her mother, Christie, says her 43-year-old dad's last act was wrapping his arms around her.

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Stefanson highlights hopes for Manitoba in first State of the Province address

Manitoba's premier says Indigenous partnerships are fundamental to Manitoba's economic recovery.

In her first State of the Province address, Premier Heather Stefanson addressed roughly 1,200 business people attending the event hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Counsellor says main ingredient in addiction recovery is love

A clinical counsellor is in awe at the transformation taking place in students through Adult & Teen Challenge. 

Love is the foundation of every clinical counselling session for people recovering from addictions and it makes all the difference, according to James Kalimina. He is the Clinical Counsellor at Adult & Teen Challenge and has been there ever since completing his degree at Providence College five years ago.

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YouVersion says 55.8 billion Bible chapters read on app in 2021

A popular Bible app is sharing its most popular Bible verse of the year as the pandemic continues to drive people to the Bible

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all things will be added to you" was the most popular verse in 2021. YouVersion says it was bookmarked, highlighted, and shared the most.

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15,000 seniors in care hoping for some holiday cheer

A community group is asking manitobans to send virtual hugs to seniors this Christmas season.

"In light of COVID we had to make some adjustments to what we would like to do," says Jan Legeros, the Executive Director of the Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM). "There's a big difference in what we would like to do and what we can do safely."

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70-year-old reunited with stolen vintage bike 16 years later

The Winnipeg Police Service says they have returned many high-end bikes to their owners after finding a storage locker filled with stolen bikes.

Between April 2020 and November, many reports of bikes being stolen along Pembina Highway's south section. When the West District Community Support Unit investigated, they found bikes that had been missing for much longer than two years.

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'Count it all joy': Addict finds freedom and joy

He came into a Christian addictions recovery program thinking he could "put up with the God stuff for a year" in order to get sober, but today not only is he sober but he's passionately following Jesus and with hopes of ministering to others.

"It's been an amazing thing," Andre Bitchok says about the past 10 months he's spent in Adult & Teen Challenge's 4-tier program in Winnipeg. "I saw what was going on with a lot of the other guys in the program," he says, referring to how he's seen God change men's lives in the program. "The way they talk, act, the way they conduct themselves. They've been through what I've been through and I looked at how far they had come because of God and I thought I want that exact same thing."

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Christmas music inspiration from a hamburger

Inspiration can strike anywhere, and that means even the idea for a new Christmas song while walking into a fast food joint.

"The truth is (the song) actually came out of a Wendy's burger," Made in Manitoba artist and worship pastor Jake Fretz says about his Christmas single "Emmanuel God With Us."

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