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U.S. Border Officers Could Face Canadian Justice for Serious Crimes Under Pact

By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – A U.S. border officer who commits an on-duty crime in Canada would generally face justice in an American court under a new binational agreement.

But if the crime is murder, terrorism or sexual assault, a trial could take place in Canada, according to the agreement made public this week.

The fine print of the deal sets out a complex regime for determining officer accountability on both sides of the border under the Canada-U.S. preclearance scheme, which expands the American customs presence on Canadian soil.

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Jets Making Playoffs This Early a Surprise to Many: Currie

By Roger Currie

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice following the team’s elimination from the NHL playoffs on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

The Stanley Cup playoffs, which had not involved Winnipeg since 1996, have now come and gone from River City. The Jets lost four in a row to the Anaheim Ducks. It was a disappointment for sure, but not entirely surprising.

It reminded me a little of the 1980 playoffs when a young Oilers team battled hard but couldn’t get by the powerful Philadelphia Flyers in the first round. It was the first playoff action for 19-year-old Wayne Gretzky, who is now a 54-year-old grandfather — is that possible?

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Jets Optimisitic About the Future Despite Brief Playoff Run

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets fans Anthony and Greg Gagliardi get into the White Out by dressing in white as they enter game four of the NHL playoffs in Winnipeg between the Winnipeg Jets and the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets packed their bags Friday with feelings of optimism easing the sting of being swept out of the NHL playoffs.

While players were still disappointed the Anaheim Ducks ended their season in Game 4 on Wednesday, there was still a sense of accomplishment at making the playoffs and excitement for the future.

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Manitoba’s Second Case of Measles Reported

By Sarah Klein

The second travel-related case of measles has been identified in Manitoba.

Public health officials reported Friday that the individual infected is a Winnipeg woman in her 30s. She is currently recovering at home and contracted the virus while travelling in southern Africa.

Contacts were limited and those at risk have already been identified, officials say.

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Possible Winnipeg Transit Delays as Union Refuses Overtime

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The union representing Winnipeg Transit drivers and maintenance workers has rejected the city’s offer of settlement and will begin refusing overtime on Monday.

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 1505 rejected the offer put forward by the city and the possibility of service delays could arise.

In a release, the city says disruptions may include late and/or cancelled bus service on any number of routes throughout the day.

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Winnipeg Woman Charged After Infants Found in Storage Locker Granted Bail

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Vehicles are parked in front of a U-Haul store in Winnipeg, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A woman accused of hiding the remains of six infants in a Winnipeg storage locker was granted bail Friday.

Andrea Giesbrecht, 41, was ordered to keep the peace, report any pregnancies to authorities, and live under the supervision of the Elizabeth Fry Society until her trial, tentatively set for next April. She will also have a strict curfew.

Bail was set at $15,000.

Giesbrecht’s lawyer, Greg Brodsky, said outside court it’s a much better arrangement than staying in jail.

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Goldeyes Sign Infielder Casio Grider for 2015

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed infielder Casio Grider for the 2015 season.

The 27-year-old is a former farmhand of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in 85 games in the Dodgers system last season, including five at Class AAA Albuquerque and 51 at Class AA Chattanooga. He batted .210 last season with six home runs and 21 RBI.

The Goldeyes also announced Friday that Brock Bond will retire from professional baseball.

Bond led the American Association with a .448 on-base percentage last season.

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Construction Firm Stands Behind Work at Investors Group Field

David LeMay
David LeMay, president and CEO of Stuart Olson, takes questions from the media on Friday, April 24, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The construction company behind the $210 million Investors Group Field project is firing back at allegations laid out in a lawsuit by Triple B Stadium Inc.

Stuart Olson Dominion Construction held a news conference Friday to address the media and try to set the record straight on its role in constructing the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

President and CEO David LeMay said the firm did its due diligence in executing the completion of the design as approved by Triple B.

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WWE Summer Tour to Heat Up MTS Centre

WWE LiveSports entertainment is returning to Winnipeg this summer with a WWE house show.

WWE Live will lay the smack down on MTS Centre Saturday, July 4 featuring WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Bray Wyatt, Bad News Barrett and others.

Tickets go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $15.

The lineup card is subject to change.

– Staff

Federal Government Imposes Urban Speed Limit on Freight Trains

By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is extending a speed limit on trains carrying dangerous goods that are travelling through urban areas.

She has extended a directive to rail companies ordering trains to stick to a 64 km/h speed limit in heavily urbanized areas _ a speed limit was brought in last October.

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