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Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Winnipeg running back Harris is rounding into form at a good time, as the Blue Bombers will need a tough ground game when the 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos visit Investors Group Field. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris wants to make his offensive linemen happy.

The Blue Bombers running back is coming off his first 100-yard rushing game this season as the team prepares to host the injury-riddled 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday.

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New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

By The Canadian Press

New Flyer

WINNIPEG – New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.

The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.

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Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

By The Canadian Press

Fire Ball Ride
The Fire Ball ride at Ohio State Fair, where one person was killed and seven injured on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP / THE TELEGRAPH)

EDMONTON – A popular midway ride at this week’s K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair.

North American Midway Entertainment, the company that provides attractions to K-Days, says in a statement released Wednesday night that the ride, called the Fire Ball, has been closed until further notice.

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McDavid Disappointed at NHL Decision to Not Participate in 2018 Olympic Games

McDavid Disappointed at NHL Decision to Not Participate in 2018 Olympic Games

By Brennan McDougal, The Canadian Press

Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid competes against Aaron Sanchez and Eugenie Bouchard in a “60 Second Scramble” promotional event ahead of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he’s disappointed that the NHL won’t be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea next year.

McDavid told reporters at a charity event Wednesday that Team Canada will not have the same talent at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, thanks to the lack of NHL players.

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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

CN Train
A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

By The Canadian Press

Putrella Flower
“Putrella” the corpse flower is shown as it blooms at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton in this Saturday, April 29, 2017 handout photo. The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton. While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – City of Edmonton, Jeannine Guerette)

EDMONTON – The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton.

While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory.

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Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

NHL Heritage Classic
Opening face off between the Winnipeg Jets’ and Edmonton Oilers’ at the NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Sunday, October 23, 2016. As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.

The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.”

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Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Tyler Pitlick (15) into the boards during third period NHL Heritage Classic action, in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — The stage was different Sunday, but for the Winnipeg Jets, the same struggles showed up.

Through five games this season, the Jets’ major offensive struggle has been on the power play. At the much-anticipated Heritage Classic, the man advantage did them in again, as two power play gaffes in the second period were the turning point in a 3-0 win for the Edmonton Oilers.

Winnipeg, now 2-for-19 on the power play this season, was given an opportunity midway through the second as Darnell Nurse sat for cross-checking. It quickly turned ugly, though, when Dustin Byfuglien coughed up the puck at the Oilers blue line, allowing a Mark Letestu breakaway that ended in an easy goal.

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NHL Legends Highlight a Busy Heritage Classic Saturday

NHL Legends Highlight a Busy Heritage Classic Saturday

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

NHL Heritage Classic
The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers alumni faced off in the NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game at Investors Group Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016. (JOHN GAUDES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — As a dense fog rolled back early Saturday afternoon, both the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets took to the outdoor rink at Investors Group Field for the first time.

The two practices were just part of a busy Heritage Classic Saturday, which played the role of Christmas Eve in Winnipeg – building anticipation for Sunday’s regular season matchup.

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