Harris Throws for 361 Yards, TD to Lead Redblacks Past Blue Bombers 44-21

Harris Throws for 361 Yards, TD to Lead Redblacks Past Blue Bombers 44-21

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Quarterback Trevor Harris turned in another marquee performance Friday night as his pinpoint passing led the Ottawa Redblacks to a commanding 44-21 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Harris finished 29 for 39 with 361 yards in the air and connected with Dominique Rhymes on a touchdown, while William Powell ran for 106 yards and a TD and Dominique Davis punched in two scores for the Redblacks (6-3).

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Three Inmates Assaulted at Stony Mountain Institution

Three Inmates Assaulted at Stony Mountain Institution

Stony Mountain Institution
Stony Mountain Institution (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg is in lockdown after three inmates were assaulted on Thursday night.

The inmates were in the medium security unit at around 7:40 p.m. when the assault occurred. They were transferred to an outside hospital for treatment.

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Forestry Industry Pushes Back on Trump Blaming Fires on Canadian Lumber Imports

Forestry Industry Pushes Back on Trump Blaming Fires on Canadian Lumber Imports

By The Canadian Press

Forester - Jeff Rider
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Groll)

Canada’s forestry industry is pushing back against comments by U.S. President Trump that lumber imports are partially to blame for intense forest fires in California.

Trump made the comments at a cabinet meeting Thursday where he also complained about high lumber prices for Canadian wood products.

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Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say they responded to five separate incidents involving firearms this week in a single 24-hour period.

It all began early Tuesday morning when two females robbed a grocery store in the West Alexander neighbourhood. One of them pulled out a long gun and chased customers out of the store, while the other suspect took items from behind the counter. No one was injured and both suspects fled.

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Manitoba Man Ordered to Repay MPI $35K After Making Bogus Claim

Manitoba Man Ordered to Repay MPI $35K After Making Bogus Claim

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance says it has recently seen an increase in fraudulent among ratepayers, but its investigators are working to quash potentially bogus claims.

“As a result, MPI watchdogs are initiating more investigations and using new investigative tools that are anticipated to save Autopac ratepayers upwards of $8 million this year, compared to $6.5 million in 2017,” the Crown corporation said in a release.

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Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Santa Parade
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade on November 20, 1976. (GREGG BURNER PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg shopping centres have stepped up to make a dent in the fundraising efforts of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade to replace a float that doubled as a platform for Santa’s sleigh.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park Shopping Centre have donated a combined $6,250 to the GoFundMe campaign towards a $100,000 goal — meaning Santa will have a new ride this year.

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