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.
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.
WINNIPEG — One of my favourite cookbooks is “Jerusalem.” The book is as much an intriguing story about the people who dwell together in the ancient city as it is a catalogue of excellent recipes. The book is where I first came to know the egg and tomato sauce dish known as Shakshuka. The authors of “Jerusalem” state that the dish is actually Tunisian in origin.
I first tasted the dish prepared by a French-trained, Italian chef in a little café called “The Fat Hen” in Seattle. I have also enjoyed it at a couple of spots in Winnipeg. Bermax Café and Bistro is a kosher Italian café that does a very good job with their version of Shakshuka.
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.
WINNIPEG — A new survey has found one-in-four Manitobans don’t have a financial plan once they leave the workforce.
The findings come from a survey commissioned by Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), and the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC), show 28 percent of Manitoba adults have no savings or investments.
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.