WINNIPEG — With the injury bug not just biting down on the Winnipeg Jets but fully engorged within their defence corps, the patchwork club entered Friday night’s game with the Boston Bruins down their top four defencemen.
But despite the lack of some of their best players in the lineup the Jets were able to come away with a 2-1 victory in front of 15,016 at MTS Centre.
“Real good goaltending,” was the initial response from head coach Paul Maurice when asked how his team pulled out a win over the perennial contenders from New England. “And then just an awful lot of hard, scramble battles. It was about a picture-perfect first period.”
Michael Hutchinson‘s 30-save performance earned the rookie netminder his seventh win of the season, bettering his already sterling record to 7-2-2 and his club’s to 17-10-6. The young netminder now leads the entire NHL with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.
Riding Mountain National Park will see $39 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure throughout the park just north of Brandon, Manitoba.
Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette MP Robert Sopuck made the announcement Friday, saying $36.4 million will be spread out over five years for the resurfacing of Highway 10 throughout the park.
The Wasagaming Campground will receive $2.7 million to expand the oTENTik rental facilities, add water and electrical utility services to approximately 200 sites, and improve washroom buildings and picnic shelters for an improved visitor experience.
A man who illegally reentered Canada after being barred has been sentenced to 30 days in jail in a Winnipeg courtroom.
Xandros Efren Zelaya Fuentes tried to illegally enter Canada near the Emerson, Manitoba port on December 1. He was quickly apprehended by RCMP and turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to be charged.
“This case demonstrates how efficiently the CBSA works with its partners to keep dangerous criminals, such as Mr. Zelaya Fuentes, from establishing themselves into Canadian society,” said Kim Scoville, acting regional director general, CBSA Prairie Region.
WINNIPEG — In-store beer and wine making is coming to Manitoba retailers.
Consumers will soon be able to make their own brew at local stores and take it home after it’s ready.
“In our consultations on modernizing liquor laws, Manitoba consumers and businesses expressed interest in establishing in-store wine and beer making,” said Mineral Resources Minister Dave Chomiak, minister responsible for liquor and gaming control.
WINNIPEG — Former Manitoba health minister Theresa Oswald became the first official contestant Friday for the leadership of the provincial New Democrats and the premier’s chair.
Oswald filed her nomination papers at party headquarters, two months after she and four other senior ministers suggested Premier Greg Selinger consider resigning amid sagging opinion polls. The move prompted Selinger to call a leadership contest for March 8 at the party’s annual convention.
WINNIPEG — It’s still considered new, but the James Richardson International Airport is set for a slight makeover in the New Year.
The Winnipeg Airports Authority will be switching out some of the restaurant offerings located post-security.
Felicia Wiltshire, manager of communications and public affairs at the WAA, says passengers have been asking for more selection and different choices of the food available.
“Our travellers are going to start to see a lot of construction starting at the end of December and probably heading into the springtime,” Wiltshire said. “It’s going to be phased-in construction and we’re going to be approaching one restaurant at a time and changing them up.”