Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler Lead Jets Over Oilers in Pre-Season

Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler Lead Jets Over Oilers in Pre-Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) scores on Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) during second-period pre-season NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, September 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had three-point games as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season play Sunday.

Scheifele scored a power-play goal, added another shorthanded and picked up an assist on Wheeler’s power-play goal. The captain also had a pair of assists.

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Coaches, Players on Alberta University Rugby Team Buckle Up for the Broncos

Coaches, Players on Alberta University Rugby Team Buckle Up for the Broncos

By The Canadian Press

Neil Langevin
Neil Langevin, the head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team, is shown in a handout photo. Langevin says he’s making it a habit to wear his seatbelt on the team’s bus. Other coaches and at least half of the players on his team at the southern Alberta school are also buckling up. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Neil Langevin)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team says he’s making it a habit to wear his seatbelt on the team’s bus.

Other coaches and at least half of the players on his team at the southern Alberta school are also buckling up.

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Two Manitobans Named to Women’s FIVB World Championships Roster

Two Manitobans Named to Women’s FIVB World Championships Roster

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Team Canada will compete at the 2018 Women’s FIVB World Championships in Japan. (JAPAN2018.FIVB.COM)

Two Manitoba volleyball players are part of a 14-women roster representing Canada at the upcoming FIVB World Championships in Japan.

Alicia Ogoms of Winnipeg and Megan Cyr of St. Andrews, Manitoba are part of Canada’s pool B in Sapporo for the first round of the round-robin. Canada joins Turkey, Italy, Cuba, China and Bulgaria in the same pool.

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Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Leonard Sumner
Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner (MANITOBA MUSIC)

Two Manitoba Indigenous musicians are part of a foursome headed to New York City next month as part of Manitoba Music’s Indigenous Music Development Program.

Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner, Winnipeg-born and Hamilton-based electronic pop artist Iskwe, Montreal-based “Polar pop” act Elisapie, and JUNO-nominated DJ/producer DJ Shub will hit NYC showcase stages during the event, October 3-5.

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Matt Nichols Bounces Back, Helps Bombers Snap Losing Streak

Matt Nichols Bounces Back, Helps Bombers Snap Losing Streak

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Johnny Manziel
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs for yards as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jovan Santos-Knox (45) moves in during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols had almost forgotten what it felt like to win. It was good.

The Winnipeg quarterback threw one touchdown pass and no interceptions as the Blue Bombers halted a four-game losing streak with a 31-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes Friday.

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Dustin Byfuglien Scores in Overtime, Jets Beat Flames 4-3 in Pre-Season

Dustin Byfuglien Scores in Overtime, Jets Beat Flames 4-3 in Pre-Season

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33), scores the game-winning goal in overtime on Calgary Flames goaltender Jeff Glass (31) during pre-season NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Friday, September 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was one of the veterans showing early signs of pre-season rust on Friday night. Dustin Byfuglien made up for it.

Byfuglien scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the Winnipeg Jets came back to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in exhibition action.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

By The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart is getting Health Canada’s approval to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients.

This comes after Shoppers in October 2016 applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer.

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