Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) following the team’s loss to the Vegas Golden Knights during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – When the buzzer sounded to end the game and the season for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, goalie Connor Hellebuyck left the bench and went back on to the ice.

The netminder had been off for an extra attacker, but six skaters couldn’t tie up the game and Jets were eliminated from the playoffs as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights won the Western Conference final series in Game 5 with a 2-1 victory.

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It’s About Time: Canadians Not Taking Advantage of Full Paid Vacation

It’s About Time: Canadians Not Taking Advantage of Full Paid Vacation

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Vacation Drink

NEEPAWA, Man. — Many times, I look to the south and feel glad to live in Canada. This time of year, we have another reason to be glad we live and work in Canada — vacation.

As a Canadian worker, the concept of paid vacation time is something we take for granted. Not so to the south, the United States has the distinction of being the only industrialized country without a legislated requirement for paid time off, for either vacations or public holidays. This, and a recent taste of summer weather, got me thinking about vacations.

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Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights mob goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) after defeating the Winnipeg Jets during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – A group of players nobody wanted — the self-proclaimed ‘Golden Misfits’ — are heading to the Stanley Cup final.

Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western Conference final 4-1.

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Police Search for Suspect Who Groped Two Women Downtown

Police Search for Suspect Who Groped Two Women Downtown

Groping Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this man in connection with two separate groping incidents downtown this weekend. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Police are searching for a suspect believed to be responsible for two separate groping incidents in downtown Winnipeg this weekend.

The first happened Friday morning when a woman in her 30s was walking in the skywalk near Bell MTS Place and cityplace. She was approached by an unknown man and grabbed.

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Blue Bombers Extend RB Andrew Harris Through 2020

Blue Bombers Extend RB Andrew Harris Through 2020

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended running back Andrew Harris through the 2020 season.

The CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian was entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

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‘Like a Warzone:’ People Evacuated as Fires Burn Brandon’s Downtown

‘Like a Warzone:’ People Evacuated as Fires Burn Brandon’s Downtown

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

BRANDON, Man. – Leanne Marlow saw the flames engulf the building across the street from her Brandon, Man., apartment before the smoke alarm started to ring throughout her building.

Her cat, Buddy, scared of the sound, disappeared, and as she frantically searched for her pet a pounding at her door began with police officers yelling she had to evacuate the Massey Manor building immediately.

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Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, top centre, watches the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice wants the Winnipeg Jets to focus on fun, not the magnitude of Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The expansion Golden Knights are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series and could eliminate the Jets and clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup final with a victory in the afternoon matchup.

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Multiple Fires Destroy Buildings in Downtown Brandon

Multiple Fires Destroy Buildings in Downtown Brandon

Brandon Fire
Several buildings were destroyed by fire on Saturday in downtown Brandon. (ADAM SOBKOW / EBRANDON.CA)

Multiple buildings were destroyed Saturday afternoon after a fire spread through downtown Brandon.

The fire originally ignited at Christie’s Office Plus on Princess Avenue, later causing a neighbouring building to flare up due to embers that flew nearly two blocks. Affected structures also included Massey Manor and Collyer’s Sales and Service/Brandon Boxing Club/Kazic Kontracting. Flames later spread to a building at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue housing a beer vendor and vacant nightclub.

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Musicians Celebrated at Indigenous Music Awards

Musicians Celebrated at Indigenous Music Awards

Indigenous Music Awards
The Indigenous Music Awards were handed out at Club Regent Event Centre on Friday, May 18, 2018. (BUIO ASSIS PHOTO)
Michael Redhead Champagne
Activist and community leader Michael Redhead Champagne speaks at Friday’s Indigenous Music Awards. (BUIO ASSIS PHOTO)

The best and brightest musical talent was honoured Friday at the Indigenous Music Awards.

Attendees packed the Club Regent Event Centre for the awards show, which honoured 20 musicians and bands.

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