Jets Second-Period Barrage Beats Devils 5-2; Hellebuyck Makes 34 Saves for Win

Jets Second-Period Barrage Beats Devils 5-2; Hellebuyck Makes 34 Saves for Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets scored a trio of goals in a span of 95 seconds in the second period and went on to defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves in the Jets (12-4-3) fourth straight victory. The goalie has allowed two or less goals in 11 of his 14 starts (11-1-2).

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Taxicab Driver Robbed, Assaulted at Gunpoint with Replica Firearm

Taxicab Driver Robbed, Assaulted at Gunpoint with Replica Firearm

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A taxicab driver was robbed and struck in the head with a replica CO2 air gun on Friday night after driving a fare to the 2100 block of Gallagher Avenue.

Police say the driver picked up a 29-year-old man in the area of Notre Dame Avenue and Weston Street at around 11:30 p.m. when an argument broke out.

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Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (FILE)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Manitoba is one of the few remaining jurisdictions in which project labour agreements (PLA) are used, but that might be changing. On November 3, the provincial government opened consultations on their current procurements practices, with a goal of reducing or eliminating the use of PLAs on major government projects.

PLAs are used on large-scale projects and set the wage rates and benefits that will apply to all employees. They replace any existing collective bargaining agreements and usually require that all workers hired pay union dues during their work on the project, even if they aren’t a union member. Recently in Manitoba, PLAs were used on Bipole III and the Red River Floodway expansion.

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Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

By The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

TORONTO – A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn’t entitled.

The Canada Revenue Agency says Alexander Wiafe — who was convicted of fraud over $5,000 — also was fined $96,000 and faces an additional 18 months in custody if the fine isn’t paid within five years of his release.

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Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

By The Canadian Press

Alex Trebek
Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presents the insignia of the Order of Canada to Alex Trebek at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday Nov. 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The members of the Tragically Hip and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday.

Kingston, Ont., natives Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and the late Gord Downie were made members of the Order of Canada for their cultural contributions to the nation and work on behalf of social and environmental causes.

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Manitoba Driver Plunges Off Bridge into Icy Water

Manitoba Driver Plunges Off Bridge into Icy Water

Truck Bridge Accident
The driver of a pickup truck and trailer that plunged off a bridge in the RM of Dufferin on Friday was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP HANDOUT)

The driver of a pickup truck that plunged into a waterway on Friday morning made it out with only minor injuries.

The 73-year-old St. Claude, Manitoba man was driving on Road 18W at around 8:40 a.m. when his vehicle lost control and went over the side of a bridge.

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