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‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Lake Louise Ski Resort
A skier passes trees on a ski run at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A judge is to sentence a world-renowned Alberta ski resort today for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. The Lake Louise resort in Banff National Park pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including some whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A judge had harsh words Friday for a world-renowned Alberta ski resort as she fined it $2.1 million for recklessly cutting down endangered trees five years ago.

Lake Louise Ski Resort pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including 38 endangered whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Poke Fun at Calgary Stampeders Coach with T-Shirt

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Poke Fun at Calgary Stampeders Coach with T-Shirt

By The Canadian Press

Canadian Mafia T-Shirts - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(@WPG_BLUEBOMBERS / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are having a little fun with a controversial comment from Calgary Stampeders coach Dave Dickenson.

The Bombers tweeted Friday that they are producing two ‘Canadian Mafia’ T-shirts, one of which features pictures of head coach Mike O’Shea, team president Wade Miller and general manager Kyle Walters — all of whom are Canadian.

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Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

By The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea - Chris Randle
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea, left, consoles Chris Randle, in the last seconds of the CFL West Final football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea isn’t losing any sleep after seemingly being the target of some controversial comments from Calgary Stampedes counterpart Dave Dickenson.

In Sunday’s CFL West final, television cameras caught an emotional Dickens on hollering at the officials about some calls, questioning why they were taking place in front of O’Shea and then saying “(expletive) Canadian.”

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‘It’s More Than Just Football’ – Bombers Heartbroken After CFL West Loss to Stamps

‘It’s More Than Just Football’ – Bombers Heartbroken After CFL West Loss to Stamps

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Bo Levi Mitchell
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ pressure Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, centre, as he throws the ball during second quarter CFL football action in Calgary on August 25, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – There were no silver linings or time-worn sports platitudes in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers dressing room Sunday evening after the team lost a defensive struggle to the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL Western Final.

Calgary won 22-14 and earned a ticket to Edmonton next week for a Grey Cup matchup with the Ottawa Redblacks.

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Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock (9) watches as his field goal attempts goes through the posts the during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. As he gets ready for Sunday’s CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers veteran kicker Justin Medlock said he’s glad he postponed retirement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Medlock is glad he’s not watching the CFL playoffs from his couch.

The Blue Bombers kicker had contemplated retiring after last season, but he instead signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea reinforced his desire to continue playing.

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Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

Woman Cell Phone

A bevy of women named Nicole at the University of Calgary have united thanks to a mass email from a young man on a quest to locate his missed connection.

The Friday morning email came from Carlos Zetina, who wrote that a woman named Nicole gave him the wrong phone number after he took her and her friend home on Thursday night.

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