B.C. Community Shuts Operations to Mourn Three Men Who Died in Ice Arena

B.C. Community Shuts Operations to Mourn Three Men Who Died in Ice Arena

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Fernie Memorial Arena
Fernie Memorial Arena, home of the Jr.B hockey team the Fernie Ghostriders, is shown in Fernie, B.C. on Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. Three people who died after a suspected ammonia leak were doing maintenance work on ice-making equipment at an arena in southeastern British Columbia, says the city’s mayor. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel)

FERNIE, B.C. – The City of Fernie, B.C., closed its operations for a day of mourning on Friday as colleagues and loved ones remembered three dedicated workers and devoted family men who died on the job following an ammonia leak at the local arena.

The provincial coroners’ service said the men who died Tuesday were Fernie residents Wayne Hornquist, 59, and Lloyd Smith, 52, and 46-year-old Jason Podloski of Turner Valley, Alta.

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Royal MTC Opens 60th Season with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

Royal MTC Opens 60th Season with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Shakespeare In Love
Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Bahareh Yaraghi, Kevin Klassen. (DAVID COOPER PHOTO)

There’s something special about an opening night performance, and there’s something more special yet about an opening season performance, particularly when that season is your diamond anniversary. The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre opened its ground-breaking 60th season on Thursday, and while the story may not be new to some audience members, Shakespeare in Love is a crowd-pleaser through and through.

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Use It or Lose It: Jackman-Atkinson

Use It or Lose It: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

Store Open Sign

This week we celebrate Small Business Week, but not only that; we are starting the most crucial couple of months for many of our retail small businesses. For retailers large and small, the Christmas season can make or break the year.

This time of year gives us a great opportunity to support local businesses and the value that they provide. Local businesses support community events, sponsor local sports teams and provide employment to our friends and neighbours. But they need customers in order to do this.

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Blake Wheeler, Paul Maurice Reach Milestones in Jets 4-3 Win Over Wild

Blake Wheeler, Paul Maurice Reach Milestones in Jets 4-3 Win Over Wild

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55), Blake Wheeler (26) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate Wheeler’s game winning goal against the Minnesota Wild during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, October 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Head coach Paul Maurice and Jets captain Blake Wheeler had two things in common Friday. Both reached a personal milestone and they both shrugged it off.

Wheeler scored the 200th goal of his NHL career with 6:46 left in the third period to propel Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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Airbus, Bombardier Plan for Long C Series Partnership Despite Take-Out Clause

Airbus, Bombardier Plan for Long C Series Partnership Despite Take-Out Clause

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Tom Enders
Airbus CEO Tom Enders greets Bombardier employees as Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, looks on during a visit to Bombardier’s Mirabel plant in Mirabel, Quebec, Friday, October 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL – Airbus and Bombardier plan to remain strategic partners on the C Series program even after the European aerospace giant is able to buy out its minority partners, the chief executives of both companies said Friday.

According to terms of the deal announced Monday, Airbus has the option to buy out Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) in about seven years, and the Quebec government in 2023.

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Plan Underway to Supply Churchill with Ice Road as Rail Remains Knocked Out

Plan Underway to Supply Churchill with Ice Road as Rail Remains Knocked Out

By The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
Churchill, Manitoba (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

WINNIPEG – Plans are underway to supply Churchill, Man., with an ice road as the rail link that normally provides a lifeline to the community remains out of commission.

Mark Kohaykewych, president of Polar Industries, said Friday the company has partnered with the Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill-based Remote Area Services to carve out an ice road along the 300 kilometres of wilderness between the end of the working rail line at Gillam, Man., and Churchill.

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