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Conservative’s Andrew Scheer Campaigning in Winnipeg

Conservative’s Andrew Scheer Campaigning in Winnipeg

Andrew Scheer
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his wife Jill leave a campaign announcement in Surrey, B.C. on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

WINNIPEG — Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is in Winnipeg today as he campaigns on the Prairies to bolster support for his party.

It’s the second time during the election campaign that Scheer will have made a pitstop in the city.

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Aston-Reese’s Three-Point Night Powers Penguins to 7-2 Rout of Jets

Aston-Reese’s Three-Point Night Powers Penguins to 7-2 Rout of Jets

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

 

Kyle Connor
Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) battle for a loose puck during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — Zach Aston-Reese had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Winnipeg Jets 7-2 on Sunday night.

Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel also had two goals apiece for the Penguins (4-2-0), while Dominik Simon had the other.

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Unprecedented Snowstorm Leads to State of Emergency in Manitoba

Unprecedented Snowstorm Leads to State of Emergency in Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
Crews clean up after a snow storm which hit parts of Manitoba Thursday and Friday in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — More than 30,000 Manitoba homes and businesses remained without power Sunday in the wake of a snowstorm that the province’s Crown energy utility said had left an unprecedented amount of damage to transmission lines, towers and more, and will take days to repair.

“In some areas, we have more lines and poles down than standing,” Manitoba Hydro chief executive officer Jay Grewal said Sunday.

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Centre for Manitobans Impacted by Snow Storm

Red Cross Opens Evacuation Centre for Manitobans Impacted by Snow Storm

Winnipeg Snow
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — An emergency shelter has been opened in wake of the severe snow storm that hammered parts of Manitoba this week.

The Canadian Red Cross is operating out of the RBC Convention Centre downtown to support residents from 11 First Nations without power.

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Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau - Mary Agnes Welch
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Mary Agnes Welch at a cafe in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Party leaders hit the hustings at the start of the long weekend hoping to fire up their bases and their get-out-the-vote machines before turkeys are served on Thanksgiving tables — or drop on their chances at electoral success.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May all spent time Saturday in areas of the country where their parties have been competitive in the past, or that are seen as key to their path for electoral success.

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Nick Taylor’s Pick-Six a Highlight of Bombers’ 35-24 Win Over Alouettes

Nick Taylor’s Pick-Six a Highlight of Bombers’ 35-24 Win Over Alouettes

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Nick Taylor (25), holding ball, and teammates celebrate his interception and touchdown during the second half of CFL action against the Montreal Alouettes, in Winnipeg, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — An offensive line moving like a juggernaut to drive Winnipeg’s ground game got a lot of credit from coaches and players alike after an important 35-24 win by the Blue Bombers over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday.

“We were able to control the line of scrimmage pretty much all game,” said Andrew Harris, the CFL’s leading rusher, who added another 166 yards and a touchdown to his season totals during the game.

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Manitoba Hydro Unable to Estimate How Long Some Customers Will Be Without Power

Manitoba Hydro Unable to Estimate How Long Some Customers Will Be Without Power

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Snow
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. Snow clearing crews were forced to hit the streets to clean up the damage. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Electricity is returning for many Winnipeg customers affected by an intense winter storm, but Manitoba Hydro says it can’t even estimate how long it will be before power is restored to thousands of people as the weather system moves north and west.

By late Saturday morning, the utility said nearly 53,000 customers, including 7,000 in the capital, were without electricity.

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