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Homegrown Winnipeg Blue Bombers Keen to End Their City’s Grey Cup Drought

Homegrown Winnipeg Blue Bombers Keen to End Their City’s Grey Cup Drought

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Zach Collaros - Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros, left, hands the ball off to Andrew Harris at their team practice during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. CFL rushing leader Andrew Harris leads a contingent of homegrown Winnipeg football talent on a Blue Bombers team bent on winning Sunday’s Grey Cup against the Hamilton-Tiger Cats. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)

CALGARY — The local talent on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster made decisions to come home during their football careers.

CFL rushing leader Andrew Harris, receiver Nic Demski, linebacker Thomas Miles and offensive lineman Geoff Gray will play in a Grey Cup for their hometown team for the first time in their careers Sunday in Calgary.

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Bombers GM Confident in Signing Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Contract Extension

Bombers GM Confident in Signing Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Contract Extension

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY — Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters says he and Mike O’Shea have a verbal agreement to extend his head-coaching contract, but not a signed one.

O’Shea has navigated the Blue Bombers to Sunday’s Grey Cup game in Calgary against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Bombers, Ticats Arrive in Calgary Seeking to End Grey Cup Dry Spells

Bombers, Ticats Arrive in Calgary Seeking to End Grey Cup Dry Spells

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Grey Cup
The Grey Cup sits in the falling snow upon its arrival during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)

CALGARY — A long Grey Cup drought is about to end.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers last hoisted the CFL’s championship trophy almost 30 years ago. For the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, it’s been two decades.

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Alberta Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Manitoba Teenager

Alberta Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Manitoba Teenager

By The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Calgary man who admitted to police he used methamphetamine the same day he struck and killed a teenager in a hit-and-run collision just north of Winnipeg has pleaded guilty to charges that include impaired driving causing death.

Justin Joseph Little entered the pleas Wednesday in a Winnipeg courtroom packed with the young victim’s relatives.

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Blue Bombers Reach CFL’s West Division Final with 35-14 Win Over Stampeders

Blue Bombers Reach CFL’s West Division Final with 35-14 Win Over Stampeders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Chris Streveler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler, right, runs the ball during CFL West Semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Zach Collaros is going back to where he started his CFL season, but wearing enemy colours.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers employed a one-two quarterback punch of Collaros and Chris Streveler to beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-14 in Sunday’s West Division semifinal.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders Prep for Frosty Division Semifinal

Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders Prep for Frosty Division Semifinal

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Zach Collaros - Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders in Winnipeg Friday, October 25, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY — Mother Nature might have a say in how well Winnipeg runs the ball and Calgary throws it in the CFL’s West Division semifinal.

Snow and a windchill of -16 are in Sunday’s forecast for the afternoon kickoff at McMahon Stadium.

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Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

By The Canadian Press

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Panda Er Shun eats bamboo at the Panda House at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China on February 11, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

CALGARY — A culinary crisis has been avoided at the Calgary Zoo which was facing a bamboo shortage for its four giant pandas.

The pandas, which staff admit are picky eaters, munch on about 1,200 kilograms of bamboo a week.

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Former Winnipeg TV Sports Anchor Sentenced to More Prison Time

Former Winnipeg TV Sports Anchor Sentenced to More Prison Time

By The Canadian Press

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang (MHPS)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former Winnipeg television sports anchor and college instructor who pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Saskatchewan and Alberta has been sentenced to more prison time.

Steve Vogelsang was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months for two robberies he committed in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Oct. 19 and 20, 2017.

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Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

By The Canadian Press

Baby Giraffe
A male calf giraffe, born on Sunday, is shown in this handout image next to his mother Emara at the Calgary Zoo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Calgary Zoo, Zookeeper Mona Keith)

CALGARY — A giraffe that was born at the Calgary Zoo less than a week ago died on Friday night, the organization announced on Facebook.

In a post on Saturday, the zoo said a male calf born last Sunday to Emara, an eight-year-old Masai giraffe, passed away overnight.

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