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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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Closing Illegal Pot Shops an Uphill Battle Until Demand is Met, Say Authorities

Closing Illegal Pot Shops an Uphill Battle Until Demand is Met, Say Authorities

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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A police officer stands outside the Cannabis Culture shop during a police raid, in Vancouver on March 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — In the weeks before cannabis became legal across Canada, Toronto’s once booming network of weed retailers all but disappeared.

Nearly 80 pot shops advertising themselves as dispensaries had shut their doors en masse, urged on by warnings that anyone caught contravening Ontario’s new sales laws would be barred from receiving a legitimate retail licence in the future.

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B.C. Trucker Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Fatal Manitoba Crash

B.C. Trucker Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Fatal Manitoba Crash

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A semi-trailer truck driver from British Columbia who was involved in a Manitoba collision that killed two people has pleaded guilty to a pair of careless driving charges.

Gurjant Singh, who is in his mid-20s, was initially charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and criminal negligence causing death, but both counts were stayed at his Wednesday court appearance.

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Notre Dame Fire Highlights Importance of Detailed Documentation for Rebuilding

Notre Dame Fire Highlights Importance of Detailed Documentation for Rebuilding

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

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Firefighters work near the rose window of Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday, April 16, 2019, following the devastating fire Monday night in Paris. Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to ascertain what artifacts can be saved and what has been lost in the blaze. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

MONTREAL — The fire that swept through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday should serve as a reminder that having proper plans and documentation of valued Canadian buildings is crucial, heritage advocates say.

The blaze, which destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire, has triggered an outpouring of unity and financial support as well as a promise from French President Emmanuel Macron to rebuild within five years.

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