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Man with Gun Tries to Board Plane at Winnipeg Airport

Man with Gun Tries to Board Plane at Winnipeg Airport

RCMP Logo VehicleWINNIPEG — A man carrying a firearm tried to clear security and board a flight to Toronto at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Monday.

Screening officers with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) found the gun in a garment bag as carry-on luggage at around 4:40 p.m. RCMP were called and the firearm was seized.

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Canada Summer Games Draw to a Close as Manitoba Clinches 10th Gold

Canada Summer Games Draw to a Close as Manitoba Clinches 10th Gold

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Team Manitoba erupts on the court after clinching the gold medal against Team Alberta volleyball at Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, August 12, 2017. (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg rolled up its welcome mat as more than 2,000 Canada Summer Games athletes, coaches and their families departed on Sunday.

The two-week competition came in two waves, with the first group of athletes arriving in late July. The closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon at Investors Group Field officially closed out the “Hottest Summer in Half of a Century.”

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Air Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in Second Quarter

Air Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in Second Quarter

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

More people flew in and out of Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport during the second quarter of this year.

Figures released Monday by the Winnipeg Airports Authority show passenger traffic increased 8.8 percent compared to the same period in 2016. It’s the 14th consecutive month such traffic has soared at the airport.

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Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

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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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Unionized Winnipeg Airports Authority Employees Vote in Favour of Strike

Unionized Winnipeg Airports Authority Employees Vote in Favour of Strike

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A Virgin Atlantic flight prepares to depart Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Sunday, October 26, 2014. (CAL GOSSELIN PHOTO)

Unionized workers employed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) have voted in favour of striking if mediation between the workers and their employer fall apart later this week.

The two sides are currently in last ditch mediation talks with the assistance of a federally-appointed mediator and the vote by workers means employees will be in a position to strike as of 12:01 a.m. the morning of Saturday, July 22, if an agreement can’t be reached.

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Feds Set to Meet with Fighter Jet Firms Amid Super Hornet Questions

Feds Set to Meet with Fighter Jet Firms Amid Super Hornet Questions

By The Canadian Press

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A pilot positions a CF-18 Hornet at the CFB Cold Lake, in Cold Lake, Alberta on October 21, 2014. Federal officials are expected to sit down with different fighter jet manufacturers in Paris next week. The meetings are being billed as the first step towards the eventual launch of a competition in 2019 to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fleet with 88 new fighters. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

OTTAWA – Federal officials are expected to sit down with different fighter jet manufacturers in Paris next week.

The meetings are being billed as the first step towards the eventual launch of a competition in 2019 to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fleet with 88 new fighters.

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