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Bombers GM Confident in Signing Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Contract Extension

Bombers GM Confident in Signing Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Contract Extension

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY — Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters says he and Mike O’Shea have a verbal agreement to extend his head-coaching contract, but not a signed one.

O’Shea has navigated the Blue Bombers to Sunday’s Grey Cup game in Calgary against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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‘Still Waiting:’ Bombers Fan Shirks Slacks for 18 Years Waiting for a Grey Cup Win

‘Still Waiting:’ Bombers Fan Shirks Slacks for 18 Years Waiting for a Grey Cup Win

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Chris Matthew
Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan Chris Matthew, who has been wearing shorts daily since the 2001 Grey Cup in Calgary, shows off some of his shorts in his living room in Winnipeg Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Back in 2001, Matthew said he would wear shorts until the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A casual bet about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers getting the ultimate Canadian Football League win has left one of their most dedicated fans in shorts for the past 18 years.

Chris Matthew has optimistically dusted off his old zubaz print pants from the 1980s in preparation of finally covering up his calves as the team prepares to square off with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the Grey Cup on Sunday in Calgary.

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Military Facing Likely Delay in Delivery of New Search-and-Rescue Plane

Military Facing Likely Delay in Delivery of New Search-and-Rescue Plane

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Airbus C295
Cpl. Chris Auger and Warrant Officer Aaron Bygrove looks at a model of the Airbus C295 at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (THE CANADIA PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is refusing to accept the first of its new search-and-rescue planes from European manufacturer Airbus because of concerns with the aircraft’s manuals.

The new plane was supposed to be delivered to the military by Dec. 1, but The Canadian Press has learned that is unlikely to happen as the company, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Department of National Defence wrangle over the manuals’ contents.

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Bombers, Ticats Arrive in Calgary Seeking to End Grey Cup Dry Spells

Bombers, Ticats Arrive in Calgary Seeking to End Grey Cup Dry Spells

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Grey Cup
The Grey Cup sits in the falling snow upon its arrival during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)

CALGARY — A long Grey Cup drought is about to end.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers last hoisted the CFL’s championship trophy almost 30 years ago. For the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, it’s been two decades.

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Store Hours to Be Expanded, PST Gone from Some Services: Manitoba Throne Speech

Store Hours to Be Expanded, PST Gone from Some Services: Manitoba Throne Speech

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislature
The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is promising to cut taxes, hire more health-care workers and boost its crime-fighting efforts in the coming year.

The priorities — most of which were promised by the Tories in the summer election campaign — are among dozens laid out in today’s throne speech at the legislature.

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Environment Groups Say Climate Change Should Dominate Cabinet Mandate

Environment Groups Say Climate Change Should Dominate Cabinet Mandate

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen in his office before meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday November 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA — Several environment leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to put action on climate change into the mandate letter of every minister he names to his inner circle.

They also want him to give prominent attention to reducing the anxieties of workers whose jobs are disappearing, possibly even with a new cabinet portfolio dedicated to helping reshape the economy with this transition in mind.

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Cold, Stormy Winter Forecast Across Much of Canada, The Weather Network Predicts

Cold, Stormy Winter Forecast Across Much of Canada, The Weather Network Predicts

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
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)

It’s going to be a long, cold and messy winter across much of Canada, according to the seasonal forecast released Monday by the Weather Network.

November has already brought historically early snowfall in southern Ontario and power outages in the Prairies, setting what chief meteorologist Chris Scott said will be a trend throughout the winter.

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Blue Bombers Bound for Grey Cup, Beat Roughriders 20-13 in West final

Blue Bombers Bound for Grey Cup, Beat Roughriders 20-13 in West final

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Western Final
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrate defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL West Final football game in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

REGINA — Zach Collaros is happy to ride the whirlwind.

A Winnipeg Blue Bomber for less than six weeks, the quarterback helped his new team to a 20-13 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Sunday’s West final and to a berth in the Grey Cup.

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MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

By The Canadian Press

Ron MacLean - Don Cherry
Ron MacLean (left) sits beside Don Cherry as Rogers TV unveils their team for the station’s NHL coverage in Toronto on Monday, March 10, 2014. MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal during the first intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first-period intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast, saying “Coach’s Corner is no more.”

MacLean opened the intermission segment — the first since Sportsnet fired Cherry on Monday — by speaking alone on camera for nearly five minutes.

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