Kyle Connor Scores Twice, Jets Beat Panthers 7-2 for Third Straight Win

Kyle Connor Scores Twice, Jets Beat Panthers 7-2 for Third Straight Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Kyle Connor admitted he had a bit of a chip on his shoulder after he was demoted from the Winnipeg Jets’ top line.

Now that the rookie is back up with centre Mark Scheifele and right-winger Blake Wheeler, he wants to show that’s where he belongs.

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Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway. Members of the band Hedley pose on the red carpet during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

TORONTO – Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll — but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway.

As the explosive #metoo movement is upending patriarchy in Hollywood and politics, the music industry, too, has been awakening to deeply ingrained gender inequities and increasing pressure to change its ways, said Melissa Auf der Maur.

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Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

By The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to restore prices to where they were when the rail line was washed out last year.

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Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

By The Canadian Press

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Samuel Girard, of Canada, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in men’s 1000 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julie Jacobson)

GANGENUNG, South Korea – Canada’s Samuel Girard has won gold in men’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., native finished in one minute 24.650 seconds in his Olympic debut.

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Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A hydro tower is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabres)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Public hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utilities Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase in Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ramage, Manitoba Hydro’s legal council, called “exceptional.”

The proposed increase calls for rates to rise 7.9 percent per year until 2023/2024, the increases would then fall to what Hydro calls “sustainable” levels. The cumulative effect of those increases will see rates rise close to 60 percent above current levels.

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‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Priscilla Meeches
Priscilla Meeches, who was taken from her family in 1969 in Portage La Prairie, Man., and adopted to a Manitoba Mennonite family, listens as spokesperson of the Manitoba 60s Scoop Survivors Group Colleen Rajotte speaks at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, Friday, February 16, 2018. The group met to discuss why they should opt out of the proposed 60 Scoops settlement agreement and are seeking 2000 people to reject the agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government.

They say they were not consulted in the agreement meant to resolve several class-action lawsuits and suggest lawyers will walk away with more money than the Indigenous people who were affected by the adoptions.

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