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.
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.
Former 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.
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.
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.”
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.