Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg OL Geoff Gray

Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg OL Geoff Gray

Geoff Gray
U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray stands with his parents on Sunday, April 30, 2017, one day after signing a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are shoring up their offensive line by bringing in city product Geoff Gray.

The Winnipeg native and former Manitoba Bison was selected by the Bombers eighth overall in the 2017 CFL Draft.

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Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Beluga Whale
A beluga whale surfaces for air as whale watchers head out in kayaks on the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of the Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by.

The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is known as the polar bear capital of the world, but the largest population of beluga whales also calls its Hudson Bay coastline home.

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Manitoba Loblaw Workers Ratify New Five-Year Contract

Manitoba Loblaw Workers Ratify New Five-Year Contract

Loblaws
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Workers at Manitoba’s Loblaw stores have ratified a new contract with their employer.

UFCW Local 832 members working for Real Canadian Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills ratified the five-year collective agreement with Loblaw on Sunday.

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With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

David Thomas
David Thomas, co-owner of Jimmy’s Cannabis, which will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17, in Battleford, Sask., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

TORONTO – Jimmy’s Cannabis will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17 — but it’s still not clear whether there will be any pot products on its shelves.

The Saskatchewan-based chain of recreational pot stores is one of 51 retailers to receive a store permit and is putting the finishing touches on two locations, which feature reclaimed barnwood and custom-made display cases and other details to reflect their provincial roots, said co-owner David Thomas.

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Bryan Little Lifts Winnipeg Jets Over Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

Bryan Little Lifts Winnipeg Jets Over Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) moves across the crease to stop a shot by Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) as Patrik Laine (29) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, October 14, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Blake Wheeler had to be honest — it was not the Winnipeg Jets’ prettiest win. But it will do.

Bryan Little put away the winner with just over two minutes left in the third period as the Jets topped the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday night as Winnipeg began a six-game homestand.

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Manitoba MLA Says He’s Staying After Reports He Made Inappropriate Comments

Manitoba MLA Says He’s Staying After Reports He Made Inappropriate Comments

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cliff Graydon
Cliff Graydon (GOV.MB.CA)

WINNIPEG – A Progressive Conservative member of the Manitoba legislature says he has no intention of stepping down after reportedly making inappropriate comments to a woman who works for the party’s caucus.

Cliff Graydon would not comment in detail on reports he suggested the woman sit on his lap during a luncheon where there was a shortage of chairs.

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