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Attention to Detail Runs in the Family of Jets Goalie Hellebuyck

Attention to Detail Runs in the Family of Jets Goalie Hellebuyck

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stops Ottawa Senators’ Derick Brassard during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. Hellebuyck has backstopped the Winnipeg Jets to a share of top spot in the NHL because of an attention to details that began when he was four years old and follows a family trait of being highly focused. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck’s path to the NHL began with a little baseball glove and a mini hockey stick.

Armed with the tiny equipment, a young Hellebuyck would stand in front of the TV in his Commerce, Mich., home and mimic the goalies on the screen. One day when he was about four years old, the future netminder of the Winnipeg Jets surprised his father.

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CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

By The Canadian Press

CBC
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. CBC says it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads. The broadcaster says in a memo that the new app will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programing, and see series not aired on the network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming and see series not aired on the network.

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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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Jets Captain Wheeler Named NHL’s First Star of the Week; Habs Goalie Price No. 2

Jets Captain Wheeler Named NHL’s First Star of the Week; Habs Goalie Price No. 2

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Blake Wheeler - Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) and Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrate after Wheeler scored as Ottawa Senators’ Fredrik Claesson (33) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. Wheeler was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa also earning honours. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa also earning honours.

Wheeler led the league with two goals and eight assists, including a trio of three-point performances, to propel the Jets to a 3-0-1 week and the top of the Western Conference standings.

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Lake Louise Ski Resort Pleads Guilty to Cutting Down Endangered Trees

Lake Louise Ski Resort Pleads Guilty to Cutting Down Endangered Trees

By The Canadian Press

Lake Louise
Skiers leave the resort after a power failure shut down all operations at the women’s World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A world-renowned Alberta ski resort faces some legal moguls in a Calgary courtroom Monday over charges it cut down a stand of endangered trees. But an environmental law professor says the rarely-laid charges against Lake Louise Ski Area illustrate problems with how the Species At Risk Act is enforced. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A world-renowned Alberta ski resort has pleaded guilty to cutting down a stand of endangered trees.

The Lake Louise ski resort in Banff National Park was expected to go to trial today after it came to light in 2013 resort employees had cut down a stand of trees alongside a run that included at least 39 whitebark pine.

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Feds Willing to Give More Pot Tax Revenue to Provinces to Help Municipalities

Feds Willing to Give More Pot Tax Revenue to Provinces to Help Municipalities

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. The Trudeau government is willing to give provinces and territories a bigger share of the revenue from a federal excise tax on cannabis, provided that the extra money is devoted to helping municipalities cope with the impact of legalizing recreational pot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is willing to give provinces and territories a bigger share of the revenue from a federal excise tax on cannabis, provided that the extra money is devoted to helping municipalities cope with the impact of legalizing recreational pot.

The feds have proposed giving provincial and territorial governments half of the estimated $1-billion annual excise tax take once weed becomes legal next July.

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Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
A man holds a joint between his lips during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.

What does seem clear, however, is that the illegal market is unlikely to disappear in a puff of smoke come legalization day.

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Hellebuyck Earns Shutout, Wheeler Has Four Points in Jets Win Over Senators

Hellebuyck Earns Shutout, Wheeler Has Four Points in Jets Win Over Senators

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55), celebrates after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was relieved to finally shut the door on an opponent this season.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltender got his first shutout of the season with a 21-save performance in a 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday and shared the credit with his high-flying teammates.

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Winnipeg Jets Like Flying Under the Radar as Best NHL Team in Canada

Winnipeg Jets Like Flying Under the Radar as Best NHL Team in Canada

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops the puck as Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele (55) reaches for the rebound as defenceman Josh Manson (42) defends against Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) during third period NHL hockey action in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. While a lot headlines this season have focused on the success of Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs or the plight of Connor McDavid and the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Jets have quietly climbed up the NHL standings. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alex Gallardo)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele doesn’t care if the Winnipeg Jets aren’t big news in Canadian hockey circles.

While a lot of headlines this season have focused on the success of Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs or the plight of Connor McDavid and the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Jets have quietly climbed up the NHL standings.

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Not Your Typical Dip in the Ocean; Canadian Swims Across Strait of Magellan

Not Your Typical Dip in the Ocean; Canadian Swims Across Strait of Magellan

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Madhu Nagaraja
Madhu Nagaraja, 47, shakes hand with a safety scuba diver after swimming the Strait of Magellan, in Punta Arenas, Chile, in a Nov. 29, 2017, handout image. Nagaraja is the 1st Canadian and 23rd person to successfully swim this passage. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Patagonia Swim, Christian Vergara)

An Ontario software developer has become the first Canadian to successfully swim across the Strait of Magellan.

Madhu Nagaraja says he completed the swim across the treacherous open-water stretch on the tip of South America on Nov. 29.

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