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2001 population: 619,544
Statistics Canada)

Winnipeg is in the province of Manitoba. It is at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The city is the provincial capital.

The city name derives from Cree for "murky water."

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Former and merged community names include:
· Fort Garry
The community developed around Fort Garry, a fur-trading post.

When employers refused to recognize the Metal Trades Council as the union bargaining agent in 1919, workers responded with a general strike. The action heightened "anti-foreign" sentiments, and led to federal intervention.

In a face-off later known as "Bloody Saturday," one person was killed and many were hurt. The government later deported 34 foreigners involved in the strike.

The intersection of Portage and Main is known as the "windiest corner in Canada."
Filming location for 2007 movie, "The Assassination of Jesse James" and 2003 movie, "The Italian Job" and 2005 movie, "Capote" and 2007 movie, "Across the Universe" and 2004 movie, "Shall We Dance" and 2007 movie, "Full of It"
Setting for 2004 movie, "Stryker"
Well-known residents have included:
· Anna Paquin, actress
· Terry Fox, who ran a "Marathon of Hope" across Canada despite having lost a leg to cancer
· Neil Young, musician
· Tommy Douglas, New Democratic Party leader, premier of Saskatchewan and grandfather of actor Kiefer Sutherland
Local bands: Crash Test Dummies, Guess Who
Nearby parks & recreation: Assiniboine Park, Kildonan Park, La Barriere Park, Little Mountain Park, Birds Hill Provincial Park
Performing arts: Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Le Cercle Moliere, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Attractions: Casinos, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Royal Canadian Mint, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Sports teams: Blue Bombers (CFL), Goldeyes (Northern League Baseball), Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Living Prairie Museum, Transcona Historical Museum, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, Dalnavert Museum, Western Canada Aviation Museum, Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre, Fort Garry Horse Museum & Archives, Pavilion Gallery Museum, Ogniwo Polish Museum, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Saint-Boniface Museum, Manitoba Children's Museum, Urban Shaman Gallery, Clothing & Textiles Hallway Museum, Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre, Winnipeg Railway Museum, Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, Seven Oaks House Museum, Historical Museum of Saint James-Assiniboia, Saint Vital Historical Society, Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum, Manitoba Museum, Anthropology Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Air Force Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Manitoba, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Technical College
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 Archives in Winnipeg include Archives of Manitoba

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  Royal Winnipeg Ballet

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  Le Cercle Moliere

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 Cemeteries in Winnipeg include Belgian Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Elmwood Cemetery, Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery, Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery, Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery ... More cemeteries

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Colleges and universities in Winnipeg include University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg

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Libraries in Winnipeg include Millennium Library

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Newspapers in Winnipeg include Winnipeg Herald, Winnipeg Lance, Winnipeg Metro, Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg Times

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