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Winnipeg Restaurant Patron Arrested with Knife, Other Weapons

Winnipeg Restaurant Patron Arrested with Knife, Other Weapons

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police escorted an armed man from a restaurant on Friday after employees said he refused to leave.

Officers responded to an unrelated incident in the 100 block of Isabel Street just before 8 a.m. and found the man to be carrying a knife.

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The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

The Forks
Skaters enjoy the skating trail and warming huts along rivers near downtown Winnipeg. The Forks‚ a patch of downtown land at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers‚ is a beehive of activity in winter for city residents who embrace outdoor activities in the cold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Forks)

WINNIPEG — There is no hiding from winter in Winnipeg.

So, in a city where sub-zero temperatures can last four or five months, many people choose seasonal celebration over hibernation, determined to embrace outdoor activities instead of waiting out winter cooped up inside.

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MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance is warning customers about a scam involving fraudulent text messages regarding an e-transfer of money.

The public insurer says customers are advised not to respond to the text, which appears to look like it’s coming from MPI with a clickable link.

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Blue Bombers Re-Sign Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat

Blue Bombers Re-Sign Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat

Jackson Jeffcoat - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jackson Jeffcoat, right, celebrates after sacking Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell during first-half CFL West Division final football game action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The Blue Bombers have signed defensive end Jeffcoat to a two-year extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a two-year extension on Monday.

Jeffcoat spent the past two seasons in Winnipeg after signing as a free agent prior to the 2017 season. Last season, the Texas native recorded five sacks, two forced fumbles and 21 defensive tackles in just 12 regular season games, missing the other eight due to injury.

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250 Passengers Stranded Aboard Airplane in Frigid Labrador for 16 Hours

250 Passengers Stranded Aboard Airplane in Frigid Labrador for 16 Hours

By The Canadian Press

Goose Bay United Flight
A United flight sits on the runway in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (LLOYD SLADE PHOTO)
Goose Bay United Flight
Passengers leave a plane and board buses to change planes in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Sonjay Dutt)

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent 16 gruelling hours on a plane grounded on a tarmac in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., though a passenger was left frustrated by the experience and wondering why it took so long to get help.

“You’re cold, you’re tired, you’re hungry,” said Sonjay Dutt, a professional wrestler who was travelling to an event in China.

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Former Jets Goalie Joe Daley Honoured with Community Mural

Former Jets Goalie Joe Daley Honoured with Community Mural

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Joe Daley
Former Winnipeg Jets goaltender Joe Daley speaks at a ceremony to unveil a mural in his honour on Sunday, January 20, 2019. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

Former Winnipeg Jets goalie Joe Daley was honoured Sunday with the unveiling of a mural at the Bronx Community Centre.

The Winnipeg Jets unveiled the first of a series of historic team murals that will pop up in communities throughout the city to highlight the storied history of the team and its alumni.

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