The Bombers being recognized, a pastor shaving his long beard in tribute to his late father, to the South African firefighters singing as they left Manitoba, this week is filled with good news. 

WATCH: All-star cast comes together to perform Randy Stonehill tribute

One of the pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music is being celebrated for 50 years of music and ministry.

Randy Stonehill made his debut in 1971 with his Born Twice album. Popstar Pat Boone helped Stonehill with the album, and they recorded it for only $800. In the Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music, Stonehill is quoted as saying that the recording "sounds like every penny of it."

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Mennonite Heritage Village gets 'exactly the amount they needed' for barn reno

While Mennonite Heritage Village was busy hosting Summer in the City Visits Fall on the Farm, they got an unexpected boost to their fundraising.

Premier Kelvin Goertzen stopped by the museum on Saturday and handed MHV Executive Director Gary Dyck a cheque.

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SHADE 5 km run helping women, children, and refugees in need

An organization that helps women get back on their feet after trauma is excited to have it's second annual run, this year in person. 

"SHADE is a second stage housing initiative here in Winnipeg that, our vision is to help support women and heal from the impact of abuse. There are two components. There's the safe housing and then there's the Directed Empowerment part, which is psychosocial counselling and practical support," says Sherrie Winstanley, the Executive Director and Founder of Safe Housing and Directed Empowerment (SHADE). 

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Sharing lunch, stories of transformation in downtown Brandon

Food, faith, and fellowship was the driving force behind a few women handing out lunches recently in Brandon's downtown. 

Mazy Rupert is taking the SURGE program in Brandon's Adult and Teen Challenge (ATC) women's facility.

"I felt led to just give back to the Brandon community. I gathered up some students who felt led as well and we bought a whole bunch of groceries and made bagged lunches. They had scriptures on there as well as a little letter inside with information about our Freedom Outreach Church we're doing every Sunday evening," says Rupert.

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Translating the Gospel of John for Afghan refugees

As Afghans continue to flee a return to rule of the Taliban a mission organization is translating the Gospel of John.

"World Missionary Press (WMP) has translated the Gospel of John into Dari, the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan," Mission Network News (MNN) reports

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I Found Love: True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging and Friendship

Have you ever felt alone even though you're surrounded by people? Or 'liked' but unloved? 

Many of us have felt like this at some point in our lives, including Doug Bender, I Am Second's chief content writer and author of, I Found Love: True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging and Friendship. 

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Some young Manitobans eligible for new diabetic care coverage

Manitobans 25-years-old or younger with Type 1 Diabetes could be covered for insulin pumps and advanced glucose monitors.

A group of politicians and health experts gather Monday morning at a Winnipeg pharmacy to announce supports for young people who have diabetes. Premier Kelvin Goertzen says some medical issues, such as Type 1 Diabetes have not gotten the attention it deserves due to the pandemic.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers to receive Order of the Buffalo Hunt

The 2019 Grey Cup champions will be given a special award from Manitoba's premier.

On Tuesday afternoon, The Winnipeg Blue Bomber's 2019 Grey Cup championship team will be awarded the Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

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Blue Bombers remembered for bringing 'a little light' during Manitoba's darkest days

The championship game may have been almost two years ago, but it's a day the province is immortalizing forever.

In a ceremony at IG Field, the Province of Manitoba awarded the Winnipeg Blue Bomber's 2019 Grey Cup championship team with a special award: The Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

"You are truly champions on and off the field," Premier Kelvin Goertzen says Tuesday afternoon, IG Field behind him.

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Heidi Korte releases children's song written by niece

A local musician and teacher is sharing an encouraging children's song and video that her niece helped write.

Korte thought this summer would give her the usual time off of teaching to write music and record more videos. However, that all changed when she heard her mom was in the hospital. 

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South African firefighters flying back home after job well done

The Winnipeg airport was filled with singing once more as the wildfire firefighters flew back home.

Just over a month after arriving in Manitoba, a group of firefighters from South Africa has left after helping Manitoba with its wildfires. 

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Eryn Eddy: How discovering your true value changes everything

Eryn Eddy's story starts with gold spray paint and a few stencils.

Eddy was working as an art director for a very successful company while pursuing a music career in singing with the hope that she would empower others to live bold lives through her music. She wanted to create merchandise for her fans that would help them to get there and that's when she came up with the statement, So Worth Loving.

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CMU student nominated for women's leadership award

A woman being recognized for her organization, Black Women Owned, is seeing first-hand how her work is extending joy to others.

What started as a way to highlight businesses owned by Black women has grown much bigger. Creator Nengi Offurum is having a busy fall as she heads to class at Canadian Mennonite University. She is picking up her books this fall but could also be grabbing an award: RevolutionHer's Impact in Leadership Award.

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Kingdom Kids Olympics getting to the gold

A Winnipeg church is showing their neighbourhood just how fun learning about the Bible can be.

Pastor Amy Palacpac wears many hats at Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church but this weekend she is swapping her marketing and music leader hats for a coach's cap during Kingdom Kids Olympics.

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IJM helping create lasting change for women and children in Uganda

International Justice Mission (IJM) is sharing the strides they're making for abused women in the country of Uganda.

"We’re celebrating the opening of a new survivor-friendly interview space and shelter for women and children who are victims of violence in Uganda," says IJM on Instagram.

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Winnipeg Pastor decides to brave the shave, remembering father in process

Often known as the pastor with the beard, Donavan Friesen will have to find a new nickname. 

The pastor of Anchor Point Church in Winnipeg, Friesen recently shaved off his long beard and all his hair for a worthy cause. 

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Elevation Worship continues to 'Rattle' the charts

Based out of Charlotte, NC, the band Elevation Worship is lighting up the charts with their singles. 

The group based out of Elevation Church has the most nominations for this years GMA Dove Awards. Many of the nominations are based on their single 'Graves into Gardens' which hit No. 1 on the charts earlier this year.

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Hope when it's hard: A story of adoption

Adoption was something that Jennifer Phillips and her husband had always talked about, but it was quite some time before they actually took the steps to make it happen.

After graduating from college, Phillips worked at a Christian crisis pregnancy centre. She says it was there she got to see adoption from the birth mother's side and her passion and heart for adoption grew from there. 

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Manitoba's race for premier between two women

For the first time ever, Manitoba's premier will be a woman.

The race is on between Heather Stefanson and Shelly Glover to take the seat of Manitoba's next leader. On Thursday afternoon, the PC Party of Manitoba announced the two are officially in the running.

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Skillet releases hard-hitting new single, asks fans to stand firm in faith

John Cooper, the lead singer of Skillet, is speaking boldly about his faith and encouraging others to do the same. 

Skillet released the first single off their new album on Wednesday, called 'Surviving the Game.' The song leans heavily on the band's initial rock roots, hitting fans hard with guitar and drums. 

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Scribe on new music, new churches, new job

While the world may have been on pause, a Manitoban is catching his breath after a busy year.

Troy Lydiate, also known as Scribe Music, moved to the Vancouver area with his family in January of 2020 to plant a church in the heart of the city. A year and a half later, that church, as well as a second church plant, is thriving.

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