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Winnipeg Jets Are Confident They Can Win Again on Road to Force Seventh Game

Winnipeg Jets Are Confident They Can Win Again on Road to Force Seventh Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the game-winning goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) defends with 15 seconds left in the third period NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Jacob Trouba hopes recent history will repeat itself for the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets face elimination from the playoffs in Saturday’s Game 6 in St. Louis, but the veteran defenceman and his teammates are drawing confidence from a pair of victories at Enterprise Center over the last week.

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Private Cargo Ship Brings Easter Feast, Canadian Treats to Space Station

Private Cargo Ship Brings Easter Feast, Canadian Treats to Space Station

By The Canadian Press

NASA Cargo Ship
This photo provided by NASA shows a cargo ship arriving at the International Space Station, Friday, April 19, 2019. (NASA via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast — as well as some Canadian-made treats — to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.

American astronaut Anne McClain and Canada’s David Saint-Jacques used the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm 2, to capture Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus capsule as they soared 415 kilometres above France.

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Kirkland Signature Veggie Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Metal Fragments

Kirkland Signature Veggie Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Metal Fragments

By The Canadian Press

Kirkland Burgers
Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger – Gourmet Blend – Veggie Burgers packaging is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

OTTAWA — Belmont Meat Products is recalling its Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger – Gourmet Blend – Veggie Burgers due to the possible presence of pieces of metal in the products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the burgers were sold in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and possibly other provinces.

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Schwartz Scores Late in Third Period, Blues Top Jets in Game 5 for 3-2 Lead

Schwartz Scores Late in Third Period, Blues Top Jets in Game 5 for 3-2 Lead

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jacob Trouba
St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the game-winning goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) defends with 15 seconds left in the third period NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal.

Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis.

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Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to questions during a news conference at the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching an independent review of how Winnipeg city hall approves and inspects construction projects and property development, to address what Premier Brian Pallister says is a drag on the economy.

Pallister also offered Thursday to cost-share a performance review of all city spending in order to find efficiencies.

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One American, 2 Austrian Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Banff

One American, 2 Austrian Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Banff

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Banff National Park (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada)

BANFF, Alta. — Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park.

Outdoor apparel company The North Face confirmed Thursday that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday.

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‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Melissa Stevenson
Melissa Stevenson, centre, stands outside the Winnipeg courthouse with Henry McKay, left, and Travis Bighetty after Christopher Brass was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in the shooting death of Stevenson’s best friend, 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him.

“Forty-five dollars was what my friend’s life was valued in (Jason) Meilleur’s eyes,” Melissa Stevenson said during a sentencing hearing Wednesday.

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Manitoba Government, Opposition Reach Deal to Pass Budget Bill

Manitoba Government, Opposition Reach Deal to Pass Budget Bill

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media following the delivery of Manitoba’s 2019 budget, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives and the Opposition New Democrats reached a deal Wednesday to pass a budget bill that will cut the provincial sales tax.

The NDP has agreed to not use procedural rules in the legislature to delay the bill until the fall and will let it pass by June 3. The bill will cut the sales tax to seven per cent from eight as of July 1.

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