Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns on a rainy night as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

It was Winnipeg’s fifth straight victory at Investors Group Field this season, boosting its overall record to 9-3. That keeps the Bombers in second place in the CFL West Division, three points behind Calgary.

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Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

VANCOUVER – The board members of a group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees have been accused by the restaurant’s parent company of helping leak confidential information, says The Great White North Franchisee Association, and will seek legal action against the company next week.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between Restaurant Brands International and the GWNFA as they disagree over the company’s direction and management since RBI acquired the coffee-and-doughnut chain in 2014.

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RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

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Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District. (JANESRESTAURANT.CA)

WINNIPEG — A downtown skyscraper, known for housing some of the province’s most talented culinary students, marked its five-year anniversary on Friday.

Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District celebrated the occasion with a pretzel bake-off featuring Mayor Brian Bowman and the college’s president and CEO, Paul Vogt. Under the watchful eye of Suzanne Gessler, owner of The Pennyloaf Bakery and an alumnus of the program, the two traded their suits for aprons and baker’s hats.

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Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

By Shetu Modi, The Canadian Press

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Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Dozens of onlookers gathered outside a building in Toronto’s financial district Friday morning hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry as the royal founder of the Invictus Games set the stage for the multi-sport competition that gets underway in the city this weekend.

The royal, however, appeared determined to keep the focus on the Games, and didn’t stop to interact with fans who cheered and called out to him.

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Manitoba Among Provinces Challenging Trudeau Over Contentious Tax Proposals

Manitoba Among Provinces Challenging Trudeau Over Contentious Tax Proposals

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Justin Trudeau drives a tractor at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton, Ont., on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

OTTAWA – Provincial pressure is intensifying against the Trudeau government’s controversial tax-reform proposals, which have angered business owners, doctors and farmers across Canada.

On Friday, provincial leaders representing different political stripes — Liberals, New Democrats and Conservatives — spoke out about tax reforms recommended by Ottawa’s Liberal government.

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WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Before Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra music director Alexander Mickelthwate leaves the city, he plans on sharing his reflections on leadership with the local business community.

The maestro will speak to a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce audience during a luncheon on September 29.

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Red Cross Opens Voting for Pink Day 2018 Design

Red Cross Opens Voting for Pink Day 2018 Design

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One of three designs being voted on for Canadian Red Cross Pink Day 2018. (HANDOUT)

The Canadian Red Cross has opened up voting for this year’s Pink Day T-shirt design.

Schools and workplaces can register for the annual celebration of bullying prevention and building respectful relationships.

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