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Lightning Strike When Needed, Zap Jets 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (27) avoids Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom (39) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Friday, October 24, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal in NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre Friday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets came out firing Friday night looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time this season, but the Tampa Bay Lightning took advantage of the few chances they were given, scoring three times on just six shots in the second frame to beat the struggling Jets 4-1 at MTS Centre.

Winnipeg peppered Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop with 30 shots through the first two periods — and Bryan Little was able to record his team-leading fourth goal of the season while snapping Winnipeg’s 22-attempt power-play drought — but Tampa’s Ondrej Palat notched a goal and an assist in the period to take a 4-1 stranglehold and chase goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the game. The Jets’ fifth-year starter allowed all four Lightning goals on 18 shots.

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New $4M Processing System for Peak of the Market

By Tyler Sutherland

Peak of the Market
Peak of the Market, 1200 King Edward Street

Peak of the Market will utilize a new $4 million food processing system to increase efficiently in shipping Manitoba-grown vegetables to consumers.

The provincial and federal government contributed funding to the new equipment, which is expected to increase productivity by 30 percent, reduce vegetable bruising and damage to ensure higher quality produce for consumers, and create a better environment for staff.

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Fall Street Cleanup Beginning on Sunday

Raking Leaves
(Raking leaves image via Shutterstock)

City of Winnipeg crews will begin hitting the streets on Sunday for the annual fall cleanup.

Weather permitting, the cleanup is expected to take two weeks and will focus on the accumulation of leaves and other debris on city streets.

Temporary “no parking” signs will be placed in advance in some areas where parked cars would hinder the cleanup operation. When these signs are in place, motorists are encouraged to find alternate parking during the posted times to avoid being ticketed or towed.

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Red River College Receives Social Development Award

Red River CollegeRed River College has received an International Award of Excellence for its commitment to community engagement, diversity, and sustainability.

The award comes from the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) and was handed out Friday at their World Congress in Beijing, China.

“This is another outstanding achievement for the college,” said David Rew, interim president and CEO of Red River College. “Sustainability, international collaboration, and diversity are key focus areas for the College. Our staff and students make substantial investments in these areas, it is very satisfying to receive this type of recognition.”

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Ebola Precautions Being Taken by WFPS, 911 Call Centre

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A nurse puts on protective layers to demonstrate Ebola preparedness at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on October 20, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has undertaken a new screening process for possible signs of Ebola.

Emergency personnel on Friday reported four cases where staff identified 911 calls that met consideration for Ebola precautions.

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Man Missing in Pembina Valley Provincial Park

By Sarah Klein

Travis Sukkau
Travis Sukkau (RCMP HANDOUT)

A search is underway for a 19-year-old Winkler man who went missing in Pembina Valley Provincial Park.

Manitoba RCMP say Travis Sukkau was reported missing on Thursday at around 7:15 p.m.

He was believed to have been in the park during the day, but didn’t return home that evening.

Sukkau’s blue Pontiac Sunfire was found in a wooded area in the park, but the search for him is ongoing with the help of several police detachments, including the Office of Fire Commissioner and the Department of Natural Resources.

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Draft Beer ‘Growler Bars’ Open in Manitoba

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Tracy Jones fills up a growler jug at the Liquor Mart location on Kenaston Boulevard, Friday, October 24, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

Local craft beer in refillable, to-go containers is now available in Manitoba.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has introduced “Growler Bars” at five Liquor Mart locations, featuring both core and seasonal listings from Fort Garry and Half Pints breweries.

“It’s no secret that Manitobans are beer enthusiasts,” said Ron Lemieux, minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. “Our government is a strong supporter of our local brewers and the introduction of Growler Bars to the marketplace provides Manitobans with a new way to enjoy some fantastic craft beers.”

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One Direction to Play Investors Group Field in July

Pop boy band One Direction will headline a summer concert at Investors Group Field.

The London-based group, often referred to as simply 1D, will perform in Winnipeg on Friday, July 24 as part of their On the Road Again Tour 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $59.50, $79.50 and $99.50.

– Staff

Bisons Shoot for the Cure in Weekend Basketball Fundraiser

Michele Hynes - Robyn Eyer
U of M Bison women’s basketball head coach Michele Hynes and captain/guard Robyn Eyer. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons women’s basketball team is warming up for the season with a set of charity games this weekend.

The team will host the eighth annual Shoot for the Cure invitational at Investors Group Athletic Centre tonight through Sunday to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

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