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Three’s a Crowd: Experts Say Adding WHL Team to Winnipeg Would Be a Challenge

Three’s a Crowd: Experts Say Adding WHL Team to Winnipeg Would Be a Challenge

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

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The opening face-off between the Winnipeg Jets’ and Anaheim Ducks is shown during the first period of game three NHL playoff hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, April 20, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Moving a Canadian Hockey League team to a crowded market like Winnipeg that already boasts NHL and AHL clubs would present several challenges, sports business industry professionals said.

According to a sourced report in the Winnipeg Free Press last week, the owners of the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice were preparing to announce Monday that the franchise would be moving to the Manitoba capital next season. However, in a subsequent report, the team’s majority owner told the outlet there were no plans for an announcement and nothing was pending.

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Canada Post Backlog, Greyhound Exit Creating Headaches Ahead of the Holidays

Canada Post Backlog, Greyhound Exit Creating Headaches Ahead of the Holidays

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Custom Woollen Mills manager Maddy Purves-Smith, who is struggling with shipping options during the company’s busiest time of year, packages an order at the facility near Carstairs, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Jennifer Critch hopes to spend Christmas morning watching her two young daughters play with a brand new train table.

But the southwestern Ontario mom is getting anxious the toy won’t be delivered in time by Canada Post, which says it is trying to clear an unprecedented backlog following a weeks-long labour disruption.

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Boy Who Was ISIL Captive Behind Movement to Bring Bicycles to Refugee Children

Boy Who Was ISIL Captive Behind Movement to Bring Bicycles to Refugee Children

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Emad Tamo, the Yazidi boy whose photo went viral after he was freed from ISIS and eventually reunited with his mother in Winnipeg, Manitoba is photographed with his new bike outside his home at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Wednesday, December 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Emad Mishko Tamo looks excitedly at his bright-green mountain bike and talks about how he’s looking forward to summer cycling adventures with other Yazidi refugee children in his community.

For the 14-year-old boy, the bicycle stands for freedom, something that only a few years ago was snatched away from him and his family when they were taken by Iraqi militants and held captive for three years.

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Pick Your Poison: Winnipeg’s Katona Earns UFC Decision and Maybe a Submission

Pick Your Poison: Winnipeg’s Katona Earns UFC Decision and Maybe a Submission

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

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Brad (Superman) Katona (JEFF BOTTARI / GETTY IMAGES)

TORONTO – Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona won a unanimous decision — and perhaps a submission as well — over Matthew Lopez on the undercard of UFC 231 on Saturday night.

Katona (9-0-0) had Lopez in a choke on the ground as the fight ended and the American, his arm going limp, appeared to have lost consciousness as the referee broke them up. Still it went to the judges’ scorecards. Lopez (10-5-0) had trouble getting off the canvas as Katona walked around the cage with his arms in the air waiting for the decision.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

By The Canadian Press

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The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart is getting Health Canada’s approval to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.

Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil.

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Grammy Nominated Violinist James Ehnes Credits Manitoba Hometown for Musical Rise

Grammy Nominated Violinist James Ehnes Credits Manitoba Hometown for Musical Rise

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press

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Violinist James Ehnes (BENJAMIN EALOVEGA / INTERMUSICA)

Growing up in Brandon, Man., James Ehnes would pretend he was a hot-shot violinist touring in concert halls around the world and racking up awards.

Ehnes never fathomed that his childhood fantasy could come to fruition. If anything, it was an underestimate.

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Jets Blanked 1-0 by St. Louis as Allen Posts First Shutout in a Year

Jets Blanked 1-0 by St. Louis as Allen Posts First Shutout in a Year

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen (20) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, December 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Jake Allen wasn’t relieved to have his first shutout in a year. He didn’t even remember when his last one was.

The St. Louis Blues netminder made 26 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday to record his first shutout since Dec. 7, 2017.

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