Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Connor Hellebuyck
Despite the face-wash by Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops the shot as Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is back in the fold for the 2017-18 season.

The hockey club has inked the 24-year-old to a one-year contract valued at $2,250,000.

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Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

Winnipeg Airport
Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Approximately 150 employees walked off the job Monday at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport. The strike comes 72 hours after the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) served airport officials notice on Friday.

The employees are seeking a wage increase of 5.5 percent in each year of a two-year agreement, retroactive to 2016.

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Sears Canada Faces Online Calls for Boycott Over Treatment of Ex-Employees

Sears Canada Faces Online Calls for Boycott Over Treatment of Ex-Employees

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press

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Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Sears Canada is facing a social media campaign calling for a boycott after the company said it planned on paying millions in bonuses to keep executives on board during restructuring, despite not offering severance to laid-off workers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Sears Canada is facing a social media campaign calling for a boycott after the company said it planned to pay millions in bonuses to keep executives on board during restructuring, while not offering severance to laid-off workers.

The retailer’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments from people vowing not to shop at Sears, and the hashtag #BoycottSearsCanada has been gaining traction on Twitter.

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Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Vehicle Catches Fire at Birds Hill Park

Birds Hill Park Fire
Smoke billows at Birds Hill Park as firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Plumes of black smoke were sent billowing into the air at Birds Hill Park Sunday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

The blaze began in a sedan at around 5 p.m. in the East Beach parking lot, quickly spreading to three other vehicles.

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Credit Agency Pushes Feds to Give It Access to List of Social Insurance Numbers

Credit Agency Pushes Feds to Give It Access to List of Social Insurance Numbers

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Credit cards are displayed in Montreal in a Wednesday, December 12, 2012 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – An international credit reporting agency is pushing the federal government to give it access to a monthly list of new social insurance numbers despite years of rejections over privacy concerns.

TransUnion made the request anew earlier this year, shortly after Patty Hajdu became labour minister, to access the list that contains the range of social insurance numbers issued each month in various regions of the country.

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Steinbach Man Charged with Fraud, Drug Possession

Steinbach Man Charged with Fraud, Drug Possession

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have laid several charges against a Steinbach man after stopping him for appearing suspicious on a bicycle with a female.

Officers in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Bishop Grandin Boulevard came across the pair at around 4:30 a.m. Friday. The man originally gave a false name, but was later identified as having an outstanding warrant.

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Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

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Cory Wojcik and Ana Darrach-Gagnon in ‘Joe Job,’ on now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (ADAM KELLY PHOTO)

Use your best Stefon voice and say it with me: Immersive sets are the hottest thing right now. There’s an Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd that takes place in a pie shop, and the Broadway production of Once had a functioning bar that was open to audience members before the show and during intermission (hint, hint, Royal MTC, for your production next year). So, when I heard that Winnipeg theatre vet Cory Wojcik was premiering an original play at Fools & Horses about working at a coffee shop, I was all for it.

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Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — A lot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until February 15.

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Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

By The Canadian Press

Stelianos Psaroudakis
Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, faces fraud and mischief charges after falsely claiming to be injured while mountain biking in Alberta and soliciting donations for his medical expenses. (CBC)

COCHRANE, Alta. – Fraud and public mischief charges have been laid against a man who said he was severely injured by barbed wire that was strung across a mountain biking trail and then appealed for $8,000 in donations.

Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, said he was clotheslined by barbed wire tied between two trees while he was cycling near the hamlet of Bragg Creek west of Calgary. He shared photos of a big red gash across his neck.

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