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VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes' Village
A bunk bed in one of the rooms that will house athletes at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Some could say it takes a village to get the 2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village ready in time, but with just days before the first competitors arrive, the finishing touches are nearing completion.

The University of Manitoba is offering up three of its student residences to house athletes from across Canada, ranging in age from 11 to 21. Arthur V. Mauro, Pembina Hall and Mary Speechly Hall will all act as hubs for athletes during their downtime.

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Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Randy Ambrosie
Randy Ambrosie speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Wednesday July 5, 2017. The CFL says Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

A former University of Manitoba Bisons athlete has been named the 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Randy Ambrosie, 54, was announced Wednesday during a news conference in Toronto. Jeffrey Orridge stepped down as commissioner last month after about two years on the job.

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Canada Summer Games Calling U of M Home in More Ways Than One

Canada Summer Games Calling U of M Home in More Ways Than One

By Sarah Klein

Niibin - 2017 Canada Summer Games
Niibin, the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot, takes his mark at University of Manitoba Stadium. (HANDOUT)

The University of Manitoba has signed on to be a hub for the upcoming 2017 Canada Summer Games, providing access to buildings and facilities to ensure the Games run smoothly.

Organizers say the U of M will allow space for not only competition venues, but the athletes’ village, polyclinic/infirmary, and offices for mission staff from each province and territory.

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Thousands of Runners Hit the Pavement in Annual Manitoba Marathon

Thousands of Runners Hit the Pavement in Annual Manitoba Marathon

Manitoba Marathon
Runners make it across the Elm Park Bridge during the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday, June 18, 2017. (HOWARD WONG / FOR CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — About 12,000 runners laced up on Sunday for the 39th annual Manitoba Marathon.

The run departed from the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus and will end up back there at the new finish line at Investors Group Field this year.

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Woman Scares Off Creep in University of Winnipeg Washroom

Woman Scares Off Creep in University of Winnipeg Washroom

University of Winnipeg Suspect
Police are looking for this man, who they say walked into a women’s washroom at the University of Winnipeg on Tuesday and looked underneath a stall door. (WPS / HANDOUT)

A woman’s scream was enough to scare off a man lurking inside a University of Winnipeg washroom on Tuesday morning.

A female staff member entered the washroom at around 8 a.m. when she heard someone else enter shortly after. She then saw a man crawling on the floor looking under the stall doors before standing up and looking through a gap in the door of her stall.

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Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Climate Change
The port of La Scie, N.L. is shown in a handout photo taken from the CCGS Amundsen helicopter on June 8, 2017. An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Barber)

An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice up to eight metres thick.

Instead of cruising north with a team of scientists, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has been busy freeing fishing boats and helping other ships surrounded in ice that usually doesn’t travel so far south at this time of year.

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New Stadium Finish Line Aimed at Attracting More Runners to Manitoba

New Stadium Finish Line Aimed at Attracting More Runners to Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG – As the number of marathons, half-marathons and shorter races across Canada grows, race organizers are having to come up with novel ways to attract runners from near and far, and make their event a must-do.

The folks behind the Manitoba Marathon, now in its 39th year, believe they have come up with something unique — a new finish line inside a Canadian Football League stadium, with runners appearing on the jumbotron as they make their final dash to the end on June 18.

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University of Manitoba Fined After Worker Falls into Deep Pit

University of Manitoba Fined After Worker Falls into Deep Pit

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba has been fined $13,000 for an employee’s injuries sustained by falling nearly 15 feet into an open pit.

The accident happened August 19, 2014 when a worker in the U of M’s Fort Garry campus Power House Building stepped into a hole in the floor. Workplace Safety and Health says two floor panels were removed to lower a 2,200-pound spool of wire to the building’s basement. When workers temporarily left to retrieve the spool to be lowered, they left the floor open, where another U of M worker fell 14.5 feet and was seriously injured.

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