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Ondrej Pavelec Makes 30 Saves in NHL Return as Jets Top Coyotes 6-3

Ondrej Pavelec Makes 30 Saves in NHL Return as Jets Top Coyotes 6-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes the save on Arizona Coyotes’ Jordan Martinook (48) as Jets’ Paul Postma (4) and Mark Stuart (5) defend during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut as the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six different players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

It was Pavelec’s first NHL game this season after the veteran netminder was sent to the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp.

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Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks during the closing news conference at the First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Friday December 9, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will not sign a bilateral deal with the federal government on health-care funding.

Pallister says it is not useful to agree to extra money for services such as mental health at the expense of most other areas of the health system.

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Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) is helped by a trainer after being hit during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Laine is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced Laine’s injury after Winnipeg’s practise on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

WINNIPEG – Rookie star Patrik Laine skated with the Winnipeg Jets today for the first time since suffering a concussion earlier this month.

The Jets confirmed Laine’s participation in their morning skate on their Twitter feed, adding that there is still no timetable for his return to action.

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Businessman Kevin O’Leary to Run for Conservative Leadership

Businessman Kevin O’Leary to Run for Conservative Leadership

By The Canadian Press

Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O’Leary speaks during the Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver, Friday, May 27, 2016. Businessman O’Leary has announced he is running for the Conservative leadership. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Kevin O’Leary has announced he is running for the Conservative leadership, suggesting that as a businessman, he is better qualified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to work with president-elect Donald Trump.

O’Leary said he intended to run in a video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, moments before making the official announcement on CTV.

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Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

By Chris Vandenbreekel, CKOM, The Canadian Press

Hockey Skates
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SASKATOON – Drop a puck, become a Canuck.

That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will be sworn in as citizens.

The group will take their oaths of citizenship with both the Blades and the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League looking on, and will also get a chance to don skates, grab a stick and learn a bit more about the game.

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McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

McDonald's
This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami. McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada relaxed on Tuesday its policy for how it handles allergens such as peanuts, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe place for people living with allergies.

The fast-food chain introduced a Skor McFlurry on its menu, its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts not contained in an individual, sealed package. The dessert contains chopped almonds in the pieces of chocolate bar used to make the frozen treat.

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Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, right, makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG – It’s been months since Ondrej Pavelec sat in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, but he felt right at home on Tuesday.

The veteran goaltender was in net at Winnipeg’s practice after being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose for the first time since being sent down after the NHL club’s training camp.

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Clean Needle Programs Too Dangerous, Federal Prison Officials Tell Court

Clean Needle Programs Too Dangerous, Federal Prison Officials Tell Court

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Needle Injection Kit
A injection kit is seen Insite in Vancouver, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional officials say. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional officials say.

Syringe needles could too easily be used as weapons, the Correctional Service of Canada’s security director and a veteran prison warden say in affidavits filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Canada’s Party for Trump: Poutine, Salmon, and a Reduced Bill for Taxpayers

Canada’s Party for Trump: Poutine, Salmon, and a Reduced Bill for Taxpayers

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

Canadian Ambassy
The Canadian Embassy is shown in Washington Tuesday, July 23, 2002. As the Canadian government prepares its quadrennial U.S. presidential inauguration bash at its embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue, this year’s menu plans include poutine, salmon, beef, tourtiere and a reduced bill for taxpayers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Doug Mills)

WASHINGTON – As the Canadian government prepares its quadrennial U.S. presidential inauguration bash at its embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue, this year’s menu plans include poutine, salmon, beef, tourtiere — and a reduced bill for taxpayers.

The government hopes to have companies foot the full cost for this year’s festivities, unlike in 2013, when sponsors covered three-quarters of the cost and taxpayers paid the remaining $44,096, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act.

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Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wilma and Cliff Derksen
Wilma Derksen and her husband Cliff speak to media about Manitoba’s Court of Appeal overturning the murder conviction for Mark Edward Grant in the 1984 killing of their daughter Candace Derksen at their Winnipeg home, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Candace Derksen
Candace Derksen

WINNIPEG – One of the last people to see 13-year-old Candace Derksen alive testified Monday he had a crush on the girl, jokingly threw snow in her face, and briefly saw her walk away from her school.

It would be six weeks before her frozen and hog-tied body was found inside a plywood shed in an industrial yard and two decades before a man with a long criminal record was charged with the killing.

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