Trouba Wants to Avoid Negotiation Drama of Past and Sign Quickly with Jets

Trouba Wants to Avoid Negotiation Drama of Past and Sign Quickly with Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) is seen in action during second period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Trouba wants to be at the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp with a new contract in hand. The top-line defenceman is one of a number of players looking for new deals after the team made a historic run through the playoffs that ended last Sunday with a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG – Jacob Trouba sounds like he wants to be at the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp this fall with a new contract in hand.

Prior to the 2016-17 season, the veteran defenceman asked for a trade and sat out training camp and the first 15 games before inking a two-year bridge deal that paid him US$2.5 million that season and $3.5 million in the campaign that just ended.

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Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – Finding a place to stop and answer nature’s call along Manitoba’s highways could soon be a bit more challenging.

The provincial government is considering whether to close some highway rest areas where toilets are freely available throughout tourist season. Drivers seeking a restroom, or simply a place to pull off and rest, would have to go to a gas station or other private business.

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Canadian Government Spending Tens of Millions on Facebook Ads, Boosted Posts

Canadian Government Spending Tens of Millions on Facebook Ads, Boosted Posts

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Noah Berger, File)

OTTAWA – The government of Canada has been increasing its use of paid Facebook advertisements over the last three years, spending tens of millions of dollars on boosted posts, videos and ad campaigns, new figures tabled in Parliament show.

From Jan. 1, 2016 to March 2018, federal government departments and agencies spent more than $24.4 million on Facebook and Instagram ads, promotions and sponsored posts and videos.

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Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine speaks with the media at a year-end news conference on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (JETS TV)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine will look like a new man by the weekend.

The Winnipeg Jets top goal-scorer has an appointment booked with his hairdresser in Finland to cut his long locks and shave off his scruffy beard, ridding himself of a look that drew teasing from his teammates and jokes from fans.

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Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG – A company that announced a surprise bid earlier this month to revive a troubled rail line in northern Manitoba has pulled out.

iChurchill accuses the federal government of not taking its bid seriously and of focusing on a competing bid that includes many of the communities in the region.

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