Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

Xavier Labelle - Parker Tobin
Humboldt Broncos players Xavier Labelle (left) and Parker Tobin (right) are shown in undated team photos. A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he was a different person that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)

A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he wasn’t who everyone thought he was that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead.

Since the crash, Parker Tobin’s loved ones from Alberta had been at the bedside of the player they thought was Parker, an 18-year-old goalie. He had serious facial injuries, but they believed he was their boy.

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Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

By Sarah Klein

Caterpillar

WINNIPEG — The city’s insect control branch has started its tree pest caterpillar control program for the season.

The program will also target elm spanworm, and the spring and fall cankerworm species using Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (BTK). The high-pressure tree sprayers come in the form of an organic and biological agent meant to stop feeding and kill off the caterpillars within two to three days of ingesting the substance.

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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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What’s Open and Closed Over May Long Weekend

What’s Open and Closed Over May Long Weekend

Camping
(Camping image via Shutterstock)

Here’s a rundown of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg on Victoria Day, May 21.

City of Winnipeg Civic Offices

Closed on Monday, May 21

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grant Park — 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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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Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

Splash Dash Tours
Splash Dash Tours is now operating for the season from The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Seasonal adventurists can now splash down the Red and Assiniboine rivers with the launch of Splash Dash Tours for the season.

If you aren’t heading to a lake anywhere this weekend, a cruise down Winnipeg’s rivers may be the next best thing.

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Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Monday’s Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party drew about 11,000 fans. (TYLER WALSH / TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Economic Development Winnipeg and True North Sports + Entertainment have made slight changes to how tickets are obtained to Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Organizers released 37,500 tickets for the party on Thursday afternoon. Unlike before, tickets won’t only be available on Ticketmaster’s website, but in-person at the Bell MTS Place box office (Portage and Donald), which True North has allocated 5,400 for walk-ups. Tickets will also be available at the gates — opening at noon.

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