WINNIPEG — Fans were the true winners of the 2014 Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition, as 12,045 people watched their hockey heroes take part in a series of fun events at MTS Centre Wednesday night.
The third annual event showcased various skills of the Jets players, who were divided into two squads — Team White and Team Blue. The players participated in five events: fastest skater, accuracy shooting, puck control relay, hardest shot and breakaway competition.
While BlackBerry’s latest smartphone might look familiar, chief executive John Chen said Wednesday the new Classic model is hardly a “rehash” of old technology.
The head of the Waterloo, Ont.-based company stood before an audience in New York and told them he was responding to requests from some of BlackBerry’s most loyal customers, such as the leaders of major U.S. banks.
“A lot of them pulled out their BlackBerry … and told me ‘Don’t mess around with this thing. Don’t mess around with the keyboard, don’t mess around with the track pad,”’ Chen said.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP have launched an investigation into the building of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters on Graham Avenue.
Officers were at Caspian Projects Inc. on McGillivray Boulevard on Wednesday, carrying out documents and multiple computers.
“The RCMP have completed a review of the forensic audit regarding the construction of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters and this is now considered a full investigation. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic stations file is still under review,” a statement read.
WINNIPEG — A number of historic Canadian documents — that are rarely loaned out — are now on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
The Library and Archives Canada loaned the museum 11 documents and artifacts, including Treaty No. 1, ratified by seven First Nations chiefs in 1871 at Lower Fort Garry. The museum itself stands on Treaty No. 1 land, which encompasses most of southern Manitoba.
WINNIPEG — A man who crawled through a window to rescue a toddler from a burning home on a remote Manitoba First Nation says he’s still haunted by the baby he wasn’t able to save.
Timothy Mason was testifying Wednesday at an inquest into the deaths of three children and an adult in house fires on two of the province’s northern reserves. He was a band constable, working across the street from the home, when fire broke out at St. Theresa Point in January 2011.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers fired defensive coordinator Gary Etcheverry on Wednesday.
“Obviously a decision like this is a very difficult one to make on many levels,” said head coach Mike O’Shea in a statement. “The reality of the situation is such that we simply weren’t good enough on the defensive side of the football this season, and felt that we needed to go in a different direction in this regard.
Etcheverry, who was hired last February, previously served as a defensive co-ordinator in Saskatchewan (2000, 2009, 2010), Ottawa (2004), B.C., (2001) and Toronto (1999).