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Bisons Volleyball Pushing for Playoff Spot as UBC Comes to Town

Bisons Volleyball Pushing for Playoff Spot as UBC Comes to Town

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — It’s all on the line for the University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams this weekend.

Manitoba is preparing to host its final 2017-18 Canada West regular season series against the visiting UBC Okanagan on Friday and Sunday.

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Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg Receiver Nic Demski

Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg Receiver Nic Demski

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Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Nic Demski, left, stretches out for a pass as Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Maurice Leggett looks on during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought receiver Nic Demski home.

The football club on Tuesday signed the former Manitoba Bison to a one-year deal after he had spent the past three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

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Manitoba Bisons guard Nicole Konieczny dribbles up the court in a game against the Victoria Vikes on January 13, 2018. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)
WINNIPEG, MB – WBB vs Victoria Vikes January 13: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bison Sports

WINNIPEG — The playoff drought for the Manitoba Bisons is officially over as the women’s basketball squad suits up for the post-season this weekend for the first time in eight years.

It’s the first time the Herd will have played in the playoffs since head coach Michele Sung (Hynes) took over from Pam Danis in 2014. Before then, Sung would have been a player on the team herself when Manitoba qualified for a playoff spot.

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Former Bison Kienan LaFrance Released by Roughriders

Former Bison Kienan LaFrance Released by Roughriders

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Manitoba Bisons’ DJ Lalama (25) and Kienan LaFrance (27) celebrate a 1st Quarter TD against the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday, September 20, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Running back Kienan LaFrance was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday.

The former Manitoba Bison helped the Ottawa Redblacks win the 2016 Grey Cup.

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Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council at Red River College in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town hall meeting with some 1,800 people at the University of Manitoba Wednesday night.

Trudeau was asked by some people whether he would boost the number of immigrants accepted into Canada every year.

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Manitoba Study Says Oilpatch Causes Sparrows to Sing a New Song

Manitoba Study Says Oilpatch Causes Sparrows to Sing a New Song

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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Pumpjacks pump crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007. Noisy oilpatch equipment is causing songbirds to change their tune, concludes a new research from the University of Manitoba. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Noisy oilpatch equipment is causing songbirds to change their tune, concludes research from the University of Manitoba.

“It’s something that is really picking up, the idea of noise pollution,” said Miya Warrington, a co-author of a new paper in Condor, the journal of the American Ornithological Society. “We want to see what is that doing for the birds.”

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