MJHL Showcase a Chance for Hockey Talent to Shine

MJHL Showcase a Chance for Hockey Talent to Shine

By Brian Schultz

MJHL

WINNIPEG — It’s a chance for amateur hockey players to showcase their skills on the ice in front of North American scouts.

MTS Iceplex is hosting the MJHL Showcase starting Monday night, where 11 games are scheduled to run through Wednesday, December 14.

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Canadian Urban Business Leaders Push Ottawa to Improve Airport Policies

Canadian Urban Business Leaders Push Ottawa to Improve Airport Policies

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Border Services agent stands watch at gate at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s largest cities is putting pressure on Ottawa to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs to bolster a prime engine of the country’s economy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

MONTREAL – A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures are needed to bolster the economy.

In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is pushing to make airports more internationally competitive in order to attract more tourists, enhance economic activity and improve the travelling experience.

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‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

1867: Rebellion & Confederation
1867: Rebellion & Confederation runs December 13 through May 7, 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights reveals the struggle for democracy and responsible government in the 30-year period before Canada became a nation.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation highlights a range of human rights issues that arose during this period, including abuse of state power, threats to personal liberty and freedom of the press, and challenges to linguistic, religious and voting rights. It also examines how Indigenous peoples were excluded from the still-unfinished process of Confederation, which for them marked a new period of dispossession and loss.

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Viola Desmond Chosen as First Canadian Woman to Grace Banknote’s Face

Viola Desmond Chosen as First Canadian Woman to Grace Banknote’s Face

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press

Viola Desmond
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, left, Minister of Status of Women Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, right, and Wanda Robson unveil an image of Viola Desmond who will be featured on the new Canadian ten dollar bill during a ceremony in Gatineau, Que. Thursday December 8, 2016. Robson is Viola Desmond’s sister. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Viola Desmond
Viola Desmond

GATINEAU, Que. – Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of her country’s currency.

Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a news conference Thursday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

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Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Before the Manitoba Bisons kick up their feet for the holiday break, some unfinished business against their crosstown rivals needs to be settled.

The Bison volleyball teams host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen tonight in the final portion of the annual Duckworth Challenge. It’s also the end of the first half of the 2016-17 conference season.

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Long-Awaited Canada Border Bill Moves Ahead in U.S. Congress

Long-Awaited Canada Border Bill Moves Ahead in U.S. Congress

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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Traffic makes its way to Ambassador Bridge that connects Canada to the United States Windsor Ont. on Friday June 15, 2012. Canadian truckers fear a planned new border security measure will steer them into a complicated maze of U.S. law that dents their pocketbooks, or even creates immigration difficulties. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart)

WASHINGTON, United States of America – A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.

It’s a long-awaited development.

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Pride Organizer May Be First Tire-Kicker in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

Pride Organizer May Be First Tire-Kicker in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Michelle McHale
Michelle McHale, who organized the first-ever pride march in Steinbach, Manitoba, is photographed on the route in Steinbach Friday, June 24, 2016. McHale says she’s mulling over a possible run for the provincial NDP leadership. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A woman who gained national prominence for organizing a pride parade in Manitoba’s so-called Bible Belt is eyeing a jump into the political arena.

Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, which is trying to rebuild after a devastating election loss.

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Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

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Highway 1 from the Saskatchewan border to Headingley, Manitoba was closed Tuesday overnight into Wednesday, stranded motorists near Virden. (CHRISD.CA)

Motorists who had been stranded on Highway 1 near Virden since Tuesday were looked after by emergency personnel over the last 24 hours.

RCMP say more than 200 drivers were stranded, including a long line of semis stretching several kilometres.

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Jennifer Jones and Kelsey Rocque Suffer Blowout Losses at the National

Jennifer Jones and Kelsey Rocque Suffer Blowout Losses at the National

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Winnipeg skip Jennifer Jones dropped an 8-3 decision to Switzerland’s Binia Feltscher on Wednesday afternoon at the National.

Jones, who’s coming off a Canada Cup victory last weekend, gave up three points in the opening end and four more points in the fifth.

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