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Just in the Niku of time
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Patrik Laine had modest expectations of fellow Finn Sami Niku on Friday. “He has one game, one goal,” Laine said. “So you have to think he’s going to score if he plays.” Laine may have been joking. But Niku, the rookie defenceman, says he expects to contribute on offence immediately, if he gets the call […]

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NDP set to delay bills in fight to change them
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The Manitoba NDP will delay five government bills for up to six months and fight to change them in the meantime. On Thursday, the opposition party announced it will delay an act that would prevent the social services appeal board from hearing charter challenges, a bill that would restore deficit-related pay cuts to ministers if […]

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Maurice takes Morrissey suspension in stride, but D-man doesn’t address media
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The Winnipeg Jets trusted head coach Paul Maurice in front of the cameras, Thursday. They weren’t quite as sure about Josh Morrissey. Maurice’s reaction to Morrissey’s one-game suspension was relatively tame, going into the potential series-deciding Game 5 against Minnesota, Friday. “I’m disappointed. And then you just move on,” Maurice said. “I’m not holding anything […]

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Winnipeg Jets have transformed this city
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Tell me again why the return of the Winnipeg Jets isn’t the single best thing to happen to this city in decades. Because I couldn’t hear anyone dispute that claim over the roar of 15,000-plus euphoric fans chanting outside Bell MTS Place during the city’s largest and most boisterous street party ever. I couldn’t see […]

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Letters: April 19, 2018
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No hockey for me I am not watching any more hockey. These playoffs are a joke. The Boston versus Toronto and Pittsburgh versus Philadelphia games were decided by the referees not the players. All year long, when Canadian teams play American ones, there are so many missed calls — 90% of them when a player […]

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Bombers post operating profit of $5.1 million after second straight winning season
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A winning season and a home playoff game paid off handsomely for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the publicly owned team posted an operating profit of $5.1 million in 2017. It is an increase of $2.3 million over the operating profit of 2016. “These results are a testament to the strong support of our fans, […]

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Manitoba should help fund electric buses for Winnipeg, says transit union
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The city’s transit union is lobbying the province to offer a loan for the purchase of 20 new electric buses in Winnipeg. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 is calling on the province to offer a $7-million, interest-free, “pay as you save” loan to the city to pay the price premium for electric buses. ATU […]

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Wheeler never lost love for football: Jets captain was a state champion as a tight end
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Blake Wheeler has never tried to hide his love for the gridiron. The captain of the Winnipeg Jets is a huge fan of his hometown Minnesota Vikings, but what you might not know was that Wheeler was a two-sport athlete in high school with the Breck Mustangs in both Grade 10 and 11. Not only […]

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FLOOD RISK LOW: Province to utilize flood control measures
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The forecast for widespread flooding in the province continues to be low across much of Manitoba. In a release on Wednesday, the province’s April Flood Update suggests that there is a continued moderate risk of flooding in low-lying areas along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, but that risk is low across the rest of Manitoba. […]

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Bail denied for Winnipeg woman who kept remains of six infants in storage locker
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The lawyer for a woman convicted of concealing the remains of six dead infants in a storage locker said he will look for another way to get his client released after her bail was denied. In his decision Friday, Court of Appeal Justice Michel Monnin said he didn’t approve of a plan to have Andrea […]

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Speedy test drive of customer’s vehicle earns pink slips for Winnipeg mechanics
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A pair of technicians at a Winnipeg garage have been fired after a dash camera caught them swearing, speeding and mocking a customer’s culture during a road test to check his vehicle’s performance. At one point the three-minute video captured last Friday appears to show the vehicle being driven more than 80 kilometres an hour […]

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Hellebuyck up for Vezina…Wheeler says play hard between whistles…Mason sharp…Niku recalled
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ST. PAUL – Connor Hellebuyck is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. The Winnipeg Jets goalie joins Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hellebuyck, 24, finished his second full season as a starter with a record of 44-11-9 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .924 […]

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Parise loss big break for Jets
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The biggest break the Winnipeg Jets received for Game 4 of their series with Minnesota may have come near the end of Game 3. A hit on Wild forward Zach Parise with just over four minutes to play, Sunday, left him with a fractured sternum, sidelining him for an estimated six to eight weeks. Parise […]

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Classic redemption game: Hellebuyck stands tall as Jets take 3-1 series lead
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ST. PAUL – Connor Hellebuyck never had a doubt in his mind. On the rare nights he didn’t have his best between the pipes this season, the Winnipeg Jets netminder has responded with what he likes to call a redemption game. The only difference was that now he had to do it for the first […]

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Morrissey plays important role in Jets win
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They’re a win away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time as a franchise and the Winnipeg Jets can’t say they haven’t had some luck on their side. The Jets caught a huge break on Tuesday night in their 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild that gave them a […]

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Letters: April 17, 2018
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We know the loss The famous opening line from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land — “April is the cruellest month” — never seemed truer than right now. The sudden loss of so many young athletes brimming with promise from Humboldt, Sask., travelling by bus to a hockey match, invests it with a whole new […]

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Myers departs with injury: Collision with Foligno bothers Jets’ Maurice
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ST. PAUL – Paul Maurice didn’t come right out and say it. The head coach of the Winnipeg Jets didn’t provide an expansive answer or go into detail about what he didn’t like specifically about the play itself, but Maurice made it abundantly clear that he had an issue with the way defenceman Tyler Myers […]

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Winnipeg seeks solar trash compactors
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The City of Winnipeg will seek bidders to supply 15 sets of solar-powered garbage and recycling compactors. On Monday, council’s innovation committee approved a request for proposals that will aim to buy one recycle and trash compactor set for each council ward, at a target price of $135,000.  The innovation committee delayed action on the […]

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Sluggish Jets look like different team in Game 3 loss
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ST. PAUL — With a chance to take a stranglehold on their first-round playoff series with Minnesota, the Winnipeg Jets instead coughed up a clunker. It was as if the two teams changed uniforms, the Wild playing the rambunctious, no-holds-barred game the Jets played in Games 1 and 2. The hosts were quicker to the […]

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Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck shrugs off getting the hook
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ST. PAUL — Connor Hellebucyk only gave up six goals once as the workhorse starter in goal for the Winnipeg Jets this season. It was Feb. 27, at home against Nashville, in 59 minutes of work. In Game 3 of their first-round playoff series with Minnesota, Sunday, Hellebuyck was shelled for six goals in two […]

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Guide dogs give independence to visually impaired
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For people who are blind or visually impaired, having a guide dog can be the difference between living a fully independent life and not. “I was never confident with a white cane,” said Janet Hunt,who lost her sight in 1996 at age 35 and is using her third guide dog since 1998. “I always moved […]

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Winter storm throws wrench in Jets fans’ travel plans
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Jets fans making the trip south to Minneapolis Saturday for Games 3 and 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoff series with the Minnesota Wild were in for a shock as what is being described as an historic storm hit Minnesota and Wisconsin. A blizzard warning remained in effect through Saturday evening for portions of […]

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What do we do when tragedy strikes?
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How do we make sense of such a thing, and how do we carry on? The Humboldt Broncos team bus crash has rippled throughout this country of ours, leaving many of us in a wake of confusion, shock and grief. The accident touches on so many aspects of daily life for many of us. We […]

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Fish finder a real ‘game changer’
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Every once in a while a company introduces something pretty cool in the fishing industry. This is the case with Garmin and their new unit that is trademarked PANOPTIX. Really I have never see anything like this before on the water before. I had the opportunity to check one out on Lake Winnipeg for a […]

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Two people taken to hospital following stabbing incidents
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Two people were taken to hospital following separate stabbing incidents that occurred Friday night. At around 8:20 p.m., police – including Tactical Support Team members and Air1 – were called to a residence in the first 100 block of Agnes Arnold Place. When they arrived, police said they found a 21-year-old male with a stab […]

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Letters: April 14, 2018
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Don’t encourage beggars Lil Hildebrand gets a thank you from panhandlers when she compliantly rolls down her window and forks over the toll to the downtown or wherever she is heading on a given day. Go figure. Lil is one of those do-gooders rewarding bad behaviour and ensuring that panhandlers will continue to intimidate and […]

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Jets looking like every bit the contenders they are touted to be so far in playoffs
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With Big Buff throwing the thunderous hits, the white-clad fans providing the deafening roars and the visitors resorting to a rope-a-dope style of play, the Winnipeg Jets had their way with the Minnesota Wild Friday night. Just like Game 1 of the first round NHL playoff series, the score was closer than the game indicated […]

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A victory for Humboldt
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Mark Chipman’s hockey team wrapped up an impressive 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Friday night. But the Jets chairman helped score a far more important victory earlier in the day, one that’ll have a lasting effect far beyond the final cheer of these Stanley Cup […]

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Police watchdog investigating after police use Taser, man injured
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The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is investigating after a 46-year-old male was injured during his arrest by Winnipeg police. On Wednesday, the Winnipeg Police Service notified the IIU that, earlier that day, officers had attended at an apartment block on Agnes Street following a report of a man who was agitated and threatening […]

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MPI reminds Manitobans to buckle up
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This past January, Amanda Dumont experienced first-hand how vital it is to be wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident. Dumont was on Highway 59 traveling south toward her home in Niverville with her infant daughter, Kit, in tow when she hit black ice not long after the highway shrinks down to one […]

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Donors are declining, but charities adapting to ‘changing landscape’
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A new report on the city’s charitable sector suggests that it’s stressed and stretched thin but still standing. The report, which dove into data from 439 Manitoba-based charities, took a closer look at tax filings, survey data from charities in Winnipeg and findings from three focus groups held with charity execs. Despite the report finding […]

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The Jets have finally won a playoff game and are now looking to hold serve on home ice
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For 19 years, the franchise never won so much as a playoff game. That hurdle was finally cleared on Wednesday night when the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 to open the NHL post-season at white and wild Bell MTS Place. One small step down, many more to go before the Jets get what […]

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Stanley Cup chase keeps Wild veteran Matt Cullen coming back for more
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Despite suiting up for over a full season’s worth of playoff games over a 22-year NHL career, Matt Cullen’s love for post-season hockey is as ardent as ever. In fact, it continues to grow. “As you go along, you learn to appreciate them a little bit more,” Cullen, who’s in his 10th playoff run, said […]

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Need surgery? Report says province has some of the longest wait times in the country
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Manitobans needing hip replacement, knee replacement, and cataract surgeries are experiencing some of the longest wait times for treatment in all of Canada, a report has revealed. Numbers released by the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) Wednesday — a not-for-profit organization that analyzes Canadian health systems and data — show that fewer Manitobans are […]

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Girl hanged herself: Manitoba judge wants more secure places for at-risk youth
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A Manitoba judge is calling for changes following the death of an Indigenous teenage girl who hanged herself after spending most of her life in government care. Provincial court Judge Shauna Hewitt-Michta wants a review to see whether there are enough secure foster placements in the province for high-risk youth. Hewitt-Michta examined the 2013 death […]

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Kapyong deal ‘historic’ says NDP leader
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The province’s opposition leader called an agreement in principle between Ottawa and Treaty 1 First Nations “historic deal” on Wednesday.  The agreement, which was announced at Assiniboia Downs, will be used to develop a final settlement agreement, which will include the terms for the sale and future use of the land where Kapyong Barracks sits.  […]

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Ambulance transfer to province could cost hundreds of jobs, save millions of dollars
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Transferring ambulance service from the city to the province could risk 350 jobs, take two years to complete and eventually save the city $3 million, a newly finalized report notes. The report, now published on the city’s website, comes several days after a leaked memo by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane offered counselling […]

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Jets adopt playoff ‘death’ slogan
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PAUL FRIESEN Winnipeg Sun Winnipeg Jets players have adopted a new slogan for the playoffs which includes the message, DEATH FROM ABOVE. Featuring a fighter jet with a skull in the centre, the image features the words DRIVERS WANTED above the drawing, and DEATH FROM ABOVE below it. “’Drivers’ is a term we’ve coined in […]

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Fans from near and far take in Jets pre-game street party
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David Anders left his house in Minneapolis yesterday and drove to Grand Forks, stopped to spend the night and pick up a buddy — Dan Swenson — and arrived in Winnipeg this afternoon.  They were both sporting Minnesota Wild jerseys, sticking out like a sore thumb outside Bell MTS Place, but as much as they […]

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Whiteout is something special for Jets players, past and present
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When the whiteout came to Winnipeg the very first time, the players didn’t even know it was happening. “None of us knew anything about it,” says Dave Ellett, who played defence for the original Jets from 1984 to 1991. “All of a sudden there were white-painted buses and cars around town, and we came out […]

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Police prepared for Winnipeg’s Whiteout Street Party
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Winnipeg police are hoping to provide a safe place for people to come party before and after Winnipeg Jets home games during the first round the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Speaking outside Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, Const. Tammy Skrabek said an uptick in officers and resources will be deployed during the free event, which kicks […]

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