Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, back, of Finland, follows through with his shot past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin who dives on to the ice in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Denver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski)

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets right-wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Laine led the NHL with five goals and eight points in four games to propel the Jets to a seven-point week. His big week included his third career hat trick, including the winning goal, in a 5-2 triumph over Dallas on Tuesday.

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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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Social Media Plea Brings in Loads of Special Kraft Dinner for Autistic B.C. Boy

Social Media Plea Brings in Loads of Special Kraft Dinner for Autistic B.C. Boy

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

Everett Botwright
Everett Botwright holds a package addressed to him in Nanaimo, B.C. containing Star Wars Kraft Dinner in a family handout photo. Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta now fill the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C., following a plea to help their autistic son. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Reed Botwright )

NANAIMO, B.C. – Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta have filled the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C., following a plea to help their autistic son.

Reed Botwright put out a call on social media last week when he and his wife could not track down any more boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner, one of the only foods their six-year-old son Everett will eat.

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Two Tory MPs Call on Ottawa to Stop Illegal Canada-U.S. Border Crossings

Two Tory MPs Call on Ottawa to Stop Illegal Canada-U.S. Border Crossings

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Michelle Rempel
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Ottawa. Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the United States border into Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

MONTREAL – Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the United States border into Canada.

Michelle Rempel and Tony Clement tweeted on Sunday that illegal crossings are unsafe and place a burden on local law enforcement.

“The government must respond to this situation in a way that keeps Canadians safe, and sends a strong message to those considering an illegal crossing that there are proper channels to do this,” Rempel wrote.

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‘I Wouldn’t Have Let Him Go’: Minneapolis Woman Shocked Friend Walked to Canada

‘I Wouldn’t Have Let Him Go’: Minneapolis Woman Shocked Friend Walked to Canada

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Saciido Shaie
Saciido Shaie, founder and President of the Umma Project holds a picture of herself and close friend Mohamed Badal at a Somali restaurant in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

MINNEAPOLIS – Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished.

Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Rob Stewart
Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist Rob Stewart died earlier this year while diving in the Florida Keys. (INSTAGRAM)

TORONTO – Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement.

Hundreds of mourners filled the pews and spilled into the lobby of a Toronto church for Stewart’s funeral. Stewart, 37, died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida earlier this year.

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Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.

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Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.

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