Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

By The Canadian Press

Stanley Bryant
Stanley Bryant (66) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the game against the Toronto Argonauts at Investors Group field in Winnipeg on Friday, August 14, 2015 (JOHANY JUTRAS / CFL)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a new two-year contract with acclaimed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant.

Bryant is coming off a career season in which he was named the league’s outstanding lineman and a CFL all-star.

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Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

WINNIPEG, Man. — There is a reason that cookie exchanges and swaps are so intertwined with the holiday season! Not only do you leave delicious cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve and munch on cookies at holiday parties, but they also make a great gift! Last year, I baked a bunch of these Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti and other cookies. I then packaged and wrapped them up in a simple, yet festive way. I included a handwritten card and the written recipe to one of the cookies, so they could replicate them if they ever wanted. While this was a cheap gift, it wasn’t cheap in the bad sense. You see, while my friends unboxed a tin of delicious biscotti and then returned home to eat them, the thought of me and the time that went into baking and writing a heartfelt note. Isn’t that more meaningful than getting them that gadget or gift card they wanted?

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Man in Critical Condition Following Police Shooting

Man in Critical Condition Following Police Shooting

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man remains in critical condition in hospital after being shot by police early Tuesday.

Details on what led to the shooting are unclear, with police only saying they were called to the 400 block of Charles Avenue at around 12:15 a.m. A man confronted police upon arrival and was subsequently shot.

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Portion of Southbound Tache Avenue Closed Beginning Today

Portion of Southbound Tache Avenue Closed Beginning Today

Tache Promenade Project
The Tache Promenade project will see riverbank stabilization work take place over the winter. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

From today until March 15, 2018, southbound Tache Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street will be closed for river stabilization work.

The Tache Promenade project will allow for the northbound lane on Tache Avenue to remain open. Pedestrian access will be maintained on the east sidewalk. Additional lane closures will be required in the summer of 2018 for sidewalk widening and pedestrian belvedere construction.

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Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85), Joel Armia (40), Matt Hendricks (15) and Dmitry Kulikov (5) celebrate after Perreault scored during third period NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks, in Winnipeg, Monday, December 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault viewed his 100th NHL career goal as a lucky tap rather than a highlight-reel milestone.

The Jets forward scored two goals and added an assist to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

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Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The northern Manitoba town known as the polar bear capital of the world may be remote, but it’s dealing with the same issue as many of the province’s municipalities — whether cannabis should be sold in the community once recreational use is legalized in July.

Town council has called a public forum for Tuesday to allow Churchill’s 900 residents living on the shores of Hudson Bay to weigh in.

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Winnipeg Proposes 3-Cent Safety Surcharge to Ride Uber, Lyft

Winnipeg Proposes 3-Cent Safety Surcharge to Ride Uber, Lyft

Uber
The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco is shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

WINNIPEG — The city is proposing to charge Uber and Lyft riders a $0.03 surcharge per trip to be used to promote and market safety measures and requirements while using a ride-share service.

Changes on Monday to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw say the surcharge would also fund promotion of passenger rights and the complaint process.

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RCMP Seek Stabbing Suspect in Portage la Prairie

RCMP Seek Stabbing Suspect in Portage la Prairie

Joey Pashe
Joey Pashe, 28, is wanted for a stabbing in Portage la Prairie. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A manhunt is on for a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Portage la Prairie on Sunday.

Just before 6:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man arrived to the local hospital with a stab wound. RCMP say he was at a home on Tupper Street North when an altercation broke out.

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