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Vehicle Attacks Already Part of Winnipeg Police Plans as Jets Fans Party

Vehicle Attacks Already Part of Winnipeg Police Plans as Jets Fans Party

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets Fans
Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate at Portage an Main in downtown Winnipeg after the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild in game five NHL playoff action to win the first round 4-1 in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Police in Winnipeg say they were already considering a potential vehicle attack as they planned security for Jets fans looking to party downtown during the NHL playoffs.

Insp. Dave Dalal says attacks such as the one in Toronto on Monday are becoming more common, and Winnipeg police are prepared to keep fans at the so-called Whiteout street parties safe.

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‘Death Road to Canada’ Game Release on Hold Due to Toronto Van Attack

‘Death Road to Canada’ Game Release on Hold Due to Toronto Van Attack

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Death Road to Canada
An image from the video game “Death Road to Canada” is seen in this undated handout photo. Wednesday’s scheduled console release of the video game “Death Road to Canada” has been delayed due to Monday’s horrific van attack in Toronto. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Rocketcat Games)

TORONTO – Wednesday’s scheduled console release of the video game “Death Road to Canada” has been delayed due to Monday’s horrific van attack in Toronto.

London-based Ukiyo Publishing says it has put the game’s release on hold because of the rampage that killed 10 pedestrians and injured 15 others.

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Identities of 10 Killed in Toronto Van Attack Will Take Days to Confirm: Coroner

Identities of 10 Killed in Toronto Van Attack Will Take Days to Confirm: Coroner

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Toronto Van Attack
Police secure an area around a covered body in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Investigators probing the deadly van attack that killed 10 people and injured 14 others in north Toronto have not yet identified any of those who died, Ontario’s chief coroner said Tuesday.

Dirk Huyer said confirming the identities is a time-consuming process complicated by the fact that the attack took place over at least a one-kilometre stretch of one of Toronto’s busiest streets.

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One of the Top NHL Teams Will Go Home After Jets-Predators Series

One of the Top NHL Teams Will Go Home After Jets-Predators Series

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Copp - Tyler Myers
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) and Tyler Myers (57) celebrates Copp’s goal against the Minnesota Wild during third-period game two NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Tyler Myers knows he’s about to take part in a marquee playoff matchup that will send one very good team home for the summer.

The Winnipeg defenceman just hopes it’s not his Jets.

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Ten Dead in Toronto Van Incident; Suspect Identified as Alek Minassian, 25

Ten Dead in Toronto Van Incident; Suspect Identified as Alek Minassian, 25

By The Canadian Press

Toronto Van Pedestrians
A police officer stands over a covered body in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Toronto police say another person has died following an incident in which a van struck multiple pedestrians north of the city, bringing the death toll to 10.

Police Chief Mark Saunders says a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Connor Hellebuyck Emerging as Elite Goalie at Right Time for Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck Emerging as Elite Goalie at Right Time for Winnipeg Jets

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway (18) can’t get the puck past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck’s back-to-back shutouts in Games 4 and 5 highlighted the Winnipeg Jets’ impressive opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in which they eliminated the Minnesota Wild in five games.

Now, as the Jets take some time to rest and prepare for the second round, Hellebuyck’s emergence as an elite goaltender has come clearly into focus, as well as Winnipeg’s overall defensive play.

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‘So Many Other Tinas Out There:’ Caregiver Calls for Changes to Curb Runaways

‘So Many Other Tinas Out There:’ Caregiver Calls for Changes to Curb Runaways

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Thelma Favel
Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt and the woman who raised her, weeps as she enters the law courts in Winnipeg the day the jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the second degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, Thursday, February 22, 2018. The woman who raised Tina Fontaine wants changes to Manitoba’s child welfare system to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The woman who raised a teen girl found dead in a river after she kept returning to the streets wants changes to Manitoba child welfare to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger.

Kids who run away constantly while in government care have become a recurring problem due to finite provincial resources and strict limitations under federal law.

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Bashir Makhtal, Canadian Man Imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 Years, Back in Canada

Bashir Makhtal, Canadian Man Imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 Years, Back in Canada

By The Canadian Press

Bashir Makhtal
Bashir Makhtal (FILE)

TORONTO – Amnesty International says a Canadian man who was held in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years has arrived in Toronto after being released earlier in the week.

Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism-related charges in 2009 following a trial that was denounced by Amnesty International as “unfair” and “a political exercise.”

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Strike at CP Railway Postponed, Commuter and Freight Service to Continue

Strike at CP Railway Postponed, Commuter and Freight Service to Continue

By The Canadian Press

Canadian Pacific Railway
A Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks along the side of a locomotive in a marshalling yard in Calgary, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job.

Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer a ratification vote on each of the two offers follows advice of federal mediators.

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