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Prices at the Pump Headed Higher as Long Weekend Brings Out Canadian Drivers

Prices at the Pump Headed Higher as Long Weekend Brings Out Canadian Drivers

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Gas Pump
A gas pump is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 30, 2018. Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

CALGARY – Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

But price direction will vary across the nation, said fuel market analyst Dan McTeague of GasBuddy.com, with prices rising in Ontario, the Maritimes, Manitoba and Saskatchewan but actually expected to fall from recent peaks in Alberta and Quebec.

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Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Garinger
Kevin Garinger, director of the Humboldt Bronos’ Memorial Fund speaks during a press conference about the fund in Regina on Thursday May 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

REGINA – Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a fee of nearly $500,000 is being deducted by the online fundraising site from just over $15 million in donations.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration of any funds raised through a public appeal.

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Jets Coach Paul Maurice Likes Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s Swagger

Jets Coach Paul Maurice Likes Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s Swagger

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) warms up during practice in Winnipeg on Monday, April 9, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LAS VEGAS, – Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice doesn’t have to worry about the confidence of his goaltender.

After Winnipeg’s 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference final, Connor Hellebuyck said he liked his game better than Knights counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury’s.

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Manitoba Man Who Sent Letter Bombs Guilty of Attempted Murder

Manitoba Man Who Sent Letter Bombs Guilty of Attempted Murder

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Accused letter bomber Guido Amsel will learn his fate today when a judge delivers her verdict in the case beginning at 2 p.m. (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A judge on Thursday found a Manitoba man guilty of attempting to murder his former wife and two lawyers when he sent them letter bombs.

Guido Amsel was arrested and charged after three explosive packages were found in July 2015. Maria Mitousis, a lawyer who had represented Amsel’s ex-wife, Iris, in a financial dispute, lost her right hand when one of the bombs went off in her office.

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Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As a former Winnipeg Jet who had a hand in a current Jet’s success, Dale Hawerchuk is doubly interested in this year’s NHL Western Conference final.

Hawerchuk, a Jets centre from 1981 to 1990, coached current Jets centreman Mark Scheifele for three seasons when he played for the Barrie Colts from 2010 to 2013.

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Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Vegas Golden Knights centre Jonathan Marchessault scores past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Gerard Gallant wasn’t a believer in October, but the Vegas Golden Knights head coach was confident by January his expansion team had what it took to go deep in the playoffs.

The Knights led the NHL’s Western Conference final two games to one after beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Wednesday.

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Manitoba’s Proposed Ban on Spotlight Hunting at Night Upsets Indigenous Groups

Manitoba’s Proposed Ban on Spotlight Hunting at Night Upsets Indigenous Groups

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Hunting

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night but some Indigenous groups say that infringes on their constitutional rights.

The proposed legislation would ban night hunting in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people who are granted a permit. They will only be able to shoot in a specific area if it doesn’t threaten the viability of the species they’re hunting.

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Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the procession prior to delivering the commencement address to New York University graduates at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first order of business after descending on Donald Trump’s hometown Wednesday was to enlist thousands of newly minted American university graduates in the fight against a rising tide of intolerance and nationalism around the world.

Officials had billed Trudeau’s three-day trip to New York and Boston as focused on trade and the economic relationship between Canada and the U.S., with looming NAFTA deadlines as a backdrop.

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BlackBerrys Accounted for Only 3% of Smartphones Used in Canada at End of 2017

BlackBerrys Accounted for Only 3% of Smartphones Used in Canada at End of 2017

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

BlackBerry
A man touches the new BlackBerry KEYone before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to online measurement firm comScore, there aren’t many holdouts left in Canada still using a BlackBerry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manu Fernandez)

TORONTO – Somewhat reluctantly, Athar Afzal finally gave up on BlackBerry earlier this year.

He was a longtime fan of the iconic Canadian phone brand but his company forced employees who weren’t already using iPhones to transition over. He was ready to make the change though, having grown fed up with the slowness of his aging BlackBerry Priv.

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