Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

By The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec moves to make a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles. Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Danny Moloshok, File)

Ondrej Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday.

The 31-year-old from Kladno, Czech Republic, made the announcement in a statement through his agent, Allan Walsh. He had a record of 156-167-48 and a goals-against average of 2.88 over 11 NHL seasons.

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Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

By The Canadian Press

Canada Post
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.

A spokesman for the Crown agency says a preliminary review of the ruling indicates rural and suburban postal workers, known as RSMCs, could see a 25-per-cent hike in their wages, plus increases in other benefits.

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Chamber of Commerce Cancels Winnipeg Mayoral Debate

Chamber of Commerce Cancels Winnipeg Mayoral Debate

Brian Bowman
Incumbent Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has nixed plans to hold a mayoral debate with the frontrunner candidates after being unable to secure full participation.

The Chamber’s 2018 Civic Election Debate was to be held on October 19.

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Sports Highlights

Two Companies Expanding into New CentrePort Industrial Park

Two Companies Expanding into New CentrePort Industrial Park

By Sarah Klein

Freightliner Manitoba - Canada West - CentrePort
Freightliner Manitoba (top) and Canada West Limited are planning major expansions to CentrePort Canada’s inland port. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — There’s a lot of movement happening at CentrePort Canada, with two companies planning large-scale expansions of their operations at the inland port.

Freightliner Manitoba will double the square footage of its space when it moves from Logan Avenue to a new 78,000-square-foot building on 13.5 acres in CentrePort’s Brookside Industrial Park Phase III.

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Man Wins Five-Year Battle Over Pay Lost During Prince Edward Island Snowstorm

Man Wins Five-Year Battle Over Pay Lost During Prince Edward Island Snowstorm

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

CHARLOTTETOWN – In what might be a moral victory for every Canadian who ever had to go to work in bad weather, a P.E.I. man has won a five-year battle to get 3.5 hours worth of pay after being unable to get to the office.

A labour panel granted Leslie Smith leave pay for time missed during a snowstorm, saying he was prudent not to endanger his life by driving in “very difficult road conditions.”

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Keith Urban Brings Winnipeg Women on Stage, Helps Them Get a Day Off Work

Keith Urban Brings Winnipeg Women on Stage, Helps Them Get a Day Off Work

Keith Urban
A sign for Kildonan Orthodontics caught the attention of country superstar Keith Urban at Bell MTS Place on Wednesday night. (@KEITHURBAN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Two women were all smiles Wednesday night when country superstar Keith Urban pulled them up on stage at Bell MTS Place. He also managed to help them score a paid day off from work.

Jenna Paddock and Lauren Bilenky — assistants at Kildonan Orthodontics — caught Urban’s attention by holding up a giant yellow sign promoting the orthodontics business.

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Beavers May Have Caused Fatal Train Derailment in Manitoba: Safety Board

Beavers May Have Caused Fatal Train Derailment in Manitoba: Safety Board

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Train Derailment
An aerial view of the train derailment near Ponton, Man. is seen on Sept. 15, 2018 in this handout photo. A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

THOMPSON, Man. – A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured.

The train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area south of Thompson on Saturday evening.

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