Jack Johnson Helps Blue Jackets Keep Rolling with 5-2 Win Over Jets

Jack Johnson Helps Blue Jackets Keep Rolling with 5-2 Win Over Jets

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Nic Petan
Winnipeg Jets’ Nic Petan (19) can’t score on Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) as Jets’ Marko Dano (56) battles with Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski (8) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Jack Johnson’s goal 13:54 into the second period was the eventual winner as the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to four with a commanding 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Cam Atkinson broke open a scoreless game just 36 seconds into the second period for the Blue Jackets (5-1-0), powering ahead of Winnipeg defenceman Jacob Trouba and muscling the puck past Winnipeg goalie Steve Mason.

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Manitoba Says It Has the Right to Legislate Public-Sector Pay Freeze

Manitoba Says It Has the Right to Legislate Public-Sector Pay Freeze

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (SHUTTERSTOCK)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is fighting a court challenge launched by public-sector unions over a provincial wage freeze.

In a statement of defence filed this week, the government says it has the right to pass a law imposing a wage freeze on public-sector workers without consulting union leaders.

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Family of Indigenous Woman Who Was Decapitated Say Killers Walk Free

Family of Indigenous Woman Who Was Decapitated Say Killers Walk Free

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Commissioner Michelle Audette listens to family testimony at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Monday, October 16, 2017. Just one of the many cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women has left a Manitoba community divided, a family struggling with grief and a mistrust of the justice system, a national inquiry was told Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Roberta McIvor
Roberta McIvor (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG – Just one of the many cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women has left a Manitoba community divided, a family struggling with grief and a mistrust of the justice system, a national inquiry was told Tuesday.

On its second day of hearings in Winnipeg, the inquiry heard about the ripple effects from the killing of Roberta McIvor — a 32-year-old woman who was decapitated on the Sandy Bay Ojibwa reserve northwest of Winnipeg on July 30, 2011.

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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

MPI Repair Training Facility
Manitoba Public Insurance’s J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new automotive research and training centre will allow Manitoba Public Insurance to collaborate with the auto repair industry to adopt new methods of vehicle restoration when collisions occur.

The J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre on Plessis Road is a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will act as a training hub for new and emerging vehicle repair technologies.

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Kenaston to Close Between Sterling Lyon and McGillivray This Weekend

Kenaston to Close Between Sterling Lyon and McGillivray This Weekend

Kenaston Boulevard Railway Crossing
The railway crossing on Kenaston Boulevard just north Lindenwood Drive will be repaired. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The railway crossing that forces drivers in south Winnipeg to hit their brakes and swerve is scheduled for repair.

The city will close Kenaston Boulevard between Sterling Lyon Parkway and McGillivray Boulevard on Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the work.

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Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

By The Canadian Press

Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C. (HELLOBC.COM)

OTTAWA – A new study suggests Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, despite the wage gap between men and women there worsening slightly in recent years.

The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men’s and women’s access to economic and personal security, education, health and positions of leadership in Canada’s 25 biggest cities.

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Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Joan Winning
Joan Winning weeps as she speaks of her murdered niece Nicole Daniels to commissioner Michelle Audette at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Monday, October 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women sobbed, fought back tears and expressed anger Monday as they recounted what happened to their loved ones.

They also recalled running up against what they said was indifference from police and people in general.

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