Sabres Beat Jets 2-1 in Shootout for Fourth Straight Win

Sabres Beat Jets 2-1 in Shootout for Fourth Straight Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) battles in front of Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton (40) during second period NHL game action in Winnipeg, Friday, November 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Halstead)

WINNIPEG – It’s not only a four-game winning streak that’s boosting the confidence of Jeff Skinner and the Buffalo Sabres. It’s also about the teams they’re beating.

Conor Sheary put a high shot past Jets backup goalie Laurent Brossoit in the seventh round of the shootout as the Sabres edged the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday.

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Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Canada Post
Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

The Crown corporation said Friday that its domestic customers are also backed up with packages waiting for delivery as rotating strikes that began Oct. 22 continue across the country.

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Four Charged in Separate Winnipeg Cocaine, Weapons Busts

Four Charged in Separate Winnipeg Cocaine, Weapons Busts

Winnipeg Police CrestFour people were arrested after Winnipeg police executed two separate search warrants on city residences as part of drug trafficking investations.

Police searched a home in the 800 block of Alverstone Street in the Daniel McIntyre neighbourhood on Thursday, where they located cocaine valued at $1,600.

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Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock (9) watches as his field goal attempts goes through the posts the during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. As he gets ready for Sunday’s CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers veteran kicker Justin Medlock said he’s glad he postponed retirement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Medlock is glad he’s not watching the CFL playoffs from his couch.

The Blue Bombers kicker had contemplated retiring after last season, but he instead signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea reinforced his desire to continue playing.

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Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Water

After a year of testing, the City of Winnipeg will begin using a new product in its water treatment process to reduce the occurrence of discoloured water.

The city is switching out the coagulant it uses — a product that helps particles in water stick together for easier flow — from ferric chloride to ferric sulfate.

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CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is November 30 to January 5, 2019.

Lighten up the holiday season with Canad Inns Winter Wonderland! Cruise 2.5 kilometres through Red River Exhibition Park to view 26 brightly-lit holiday-themed displays.

ChrisD.ca has 20 vehicle passes up for grabs to the Christmas spectacle, running November 30 to January 5, 2019 (closed Christmas Day).

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Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Sign
Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Ice beginning to form on waterways has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay clear of drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

The city says ice surfaces are thin and fragile, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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