Top Court Refuses to Hear Case of Manitoba Referee Injured on Line Change

Top Court Refuses to Hear Case of Manitoba Referee Injured on Line Change

By The Canadian Press

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A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court will not hear the long-running case of a hockey referee who was seriously injured during a minor-league game in Manitoba.

Derrick Henderson was officiating a 2002 peewee game in Brandon when he collided with a player during a line change and was left with permanent neck and back injuries.

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Job-Site Accident Kills Worker Involved in Northern Manitoba Power Project

Job-Site Accident Kills Worker Involved in Northern Manitoba Power Project

By The Canadian Press

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GILLAM, Man. – An employee with Edmonton-based contractor that’s building a transmission line for Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask generating station is dead after a job-site accident.

The contractor, Forbes Brothers Ltd., said the man was critically injured while securing a load on a semi-trailer truck early Wednesday at a construction materials marshalling yard about 45 kilometres from Gillam.

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Vacant Polo Park Target Store Finds New Tenant

Vacant Polo Park Target Store Finds New Tenant

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The former Target store in Polo Park has sat vacant since 2015. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The large vacant retail space that once housed Target in Polo Park will soon have a new tenant moving in.

24-7 Intouch, a Winnipeg-based customer contact centre, will open its fourth campus in the city by setting up in the former store.

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Video Shows Winnipeg Police Taser Man Suspected of Concealing a Gun

Video Shows Winnipeg Police Taser Man Suspected of Concealing a Gun

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A Winnipeg police officer yells demands to a man who was Tasered moments later. (MONICA L MADONICK / FACEBOOK)

A video on Facebook Wednesday night shows the moments leading up to when police Tasered a man outside of a Winnipeg Tim Hortons after he was suspected of hiding a shotgun under his jacket.

Police were called for an armed man in the area of William Avenue and Isabel Street at around 6:30 p.m. Police say the suspect appeared to have the barrel of a shotgun under his jacket when they arrived.

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Toronto the Only Canadian City on Amazon Short List of HQ2 Candidates

Toronto the Only Canadian City on Amazon Short List of HQ2 Candidates

By The Canadian Press

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Light from the sunset hits the skyline in Toronto, Ont., on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon Inc.’s short list of 20 candidates for a second North American headquarters. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

TORONTO – Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon Inc.’s short list of 20 candidates for a second North American headquarters.

The e-commerce giant received 238 applications for the opportunity and says narrowing it down to 20 was very tough.

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Woman Urges More Awareness After Pet Husky Shot by Hunter in Alberta

Woman Urges More Awareness After Pet Husky Shot by Hunter in Alberta

By The Canadian Press

Meka Husky
Meka the husky is shown in an undated handout photo. Meka was shot earlier this month when a hunter near Hinton, Alta., mistook her for a wolf. Her owner, Bethany Dyck, says she is now facing steep vet bills. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bethany Dyck)

HINTON, Alta. – A western Alberta woman is urging hunters and hikers to be more aware of their surroundings after her pet husky was mistaken for a wolf and shot in the legs.

Bethany Dyck was walking with two friends on Saturday along a wooded trail near Hinton, Alta., that runs parallel to an old road. The group was on its way back, when her pooch, Meka, was playing in the forest with another dog.

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Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

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The 27th annual Duckworth Challenge concludes on Friday night with basketball at the U of M. Both volleyball teams are in action tonight at UWinnipeg. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a cross-town rivalry in its 27th year and it’s never been stronger.

The annual Duckworth Challenge continues tonight as the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg battle it out on the volleyball court on Wesmen turf (Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium).

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Teen Raises $30K Worth of Baby Formula for Winnipeg Harvest

Teen Raises $30K Worth of Baby Formula for Winnipeg Harvest

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Keren Taylor-Hughes, Winnipeg Harvest’s executive director, Atticus McIlraith and Allan Asplin, president, Judy Lindsay Realty. (WINNIPEG HARVEST / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg teen set a goal and stuck to it in an effort to raise much-needed funding and baby supplies for Winnipeg Harvest.

Atticus McIlraith is no stranger to doing good deeds for the local food bank. The 14-year-old has raised just over $70,000 to help babies in Manitoba since 2013.

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Manitoba Premier Mum in Debate Over Men’s Club Where Tory MLA Held Fundraiser

Manitoba Premier Mum in Debate Over Men’s Club Where Tory MLA Held Fundraiser

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won’t weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser.

“I do respect it’s a private organization. Private organizations have to make their own rules. They’ll have to decide, I suppose, on this issue like they have to decide on others,” Pallister said Wednesday.

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