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Burton Cummings Recovering from Several Injuries Suffered in Crash

Burton Cummings Recovering from Several Injuries Suffered in Crash

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Winnipeg musician Burton Cummings (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The Guess Who writes that he was struck by a driver who ran a red light and that there were five people in the other car, including a baby.

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Metis Taking Manitoba Government to Court in Hydro Spat After Talks Break Down

Metis Taking Manitoba Government to Court in Hydro Spat After Talks Break Down

By The Canadian Press

David Chartrand
David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, March 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation says it is taking the province to court in a dispute over planned hydro projects.

Metis federation president David Chartrand met today with Minister of Crown Services Cliff Cullen and Manitoba Hydro to discuss a deal between the federation and Manitoba Hydro.

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Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

Canola Field
Riders and their horses pass through a canola field as they take an afternoon trail ride near Cremona, Alta., on July 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG — The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function.

Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) says it will move trading of canola contracts from Winnipeg to New York by July 29.

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Jets Head to Vegas Confident They Have What It Takes to Win in Sin City

Jets Head to Vegas Confident They Have What It Takes to Win in Sin City

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The Jets won’t be flying to Nevada carrying a heavy load of anger or desperation.

After Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights tied the Western Conference final best-of-seven series at one game apiece, the Winnipeg players were taking their lumps and confidently looking ahead to Wednesday’s Game 3.

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Humboldt Broncos Face Off Against League in Trademark Fight for #HumboldtStrong

Humboldt Broncos Face Off Against League in Trademark Fight for #HumboldtStrong

By The Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos
Flowers lie at centre ice as people gather for a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Sask. on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with its own league over the #HumboldtStrong slogan and several others related to the fatal bus crash last month.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has applied to trademark the phrases, but the team said those who have suffered most from the tragedy should benefit from the phrases associated with it.

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‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets fan Eric Meadow of Connecticut is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eric Meadow)

Eric Meadow drives around his neighbourhood with a giant logo on his car — a blue and white circle with a jet and a maple leaf — signalling to other hockey fans where his allegiance is.

On a street in Manitoba he’d get cheers and people hollering “True North,” but in his Connecticut neighbourhood he gets a lot of strange looks.

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Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

By The Canadian Press

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Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban waits for play to resume after the Winnipeg Jets scored during the third period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after putting up what the team calls an offensive Facebook posting that makes reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after writing a Facebook post that made reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban.

Todd Wilson posted an image Saturday night of a beer vendor working at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place as the Jets were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final.

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Jets Centre Mark Scheifele Soaring to New Playoff Heights for Winnipeg

Jets Centre Mark Scheifele Soaring to New Playoff Heights for Winnipeg

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) reacts after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during second period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele experienced last season’s NHL playoffs from his couch.

Some 12 months later, the Jets centre is one of the star attractions.

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Communication, Simplicity Shapes Wiser Version of Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice

Communication, Simplicity Shapes Wiser Version of Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice talks to media after game one in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Maurice’s communication and simplicity are big reasons why the young, fast and skillful Winnipeg Jets find themselves as one of only four NHL teams still playing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice experienced a hockey epiphany five years ago in the hallway of a Kontinental Hockey League arena.

Then the head coach of Metallurg — located in Magnitogorsk, a city in Russia’s industrial heartland where Europe meets Asia — wanted to commend 21-year-old Pavel Zdunov for his efforts after one particular game.

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