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TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

TappCar
TappCar says it will begin operating in Winnipeg this spring. (FACEBOOK)

A new player has emerged on Winnipeg’s so far non-existent ride-sharing scene.

TappCar, an Edmonton-based company, plans to launch service in Winnipeg on March 2.

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Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

By Rob Drinkwater, Chris Purdy and John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Edmonton Attack
Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday September 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s mayor said violent attacks overnight in the city that saw a police officer stabbed and several pedestrians run down with a cube van were the work of a “lone wolf.”

Don Iveson said a 30-year-old male suspect was in custody and being interviewed by police Sunday morning.

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Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

The Lytics perform during the free opening weekend of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival in Old Market Square on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Top musical talent from Manitoba won big over the weekend at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in Edmonton.

Musicians were recognized in seven categories, honouring the best in hip-hop, electronic/dance, blues, and visual media composition.

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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

CN Train
A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

By The Canadian Press

Putrella Flower
“Putrella” the corpse flower is shown as it blooms at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton in this Saturday, April 29, 2017 handout photo. The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton. While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – City of Edmonton, Jeannine Guerette)

EDMONTON – The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton.

While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory.

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Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

NHL Heritage Classic
Opening face off between the Winnipeg Jets’ and Edmonton Oilers’ at the NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Sunday, October 23, 2016. As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.

The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.”

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Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Tyler Pitlick (15) into the boards during third period NHL Heritage Classic action, in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — The stage was different Sunday, but for the Winnipeg Jets, the same struggles showed up.

Through five games this season, the Jets’ major offensive struggle has been on the power play. At the much-anticipated Heritage Classic, the man advantage did them in again, as two power play gaffes in the second period were the turning point in a 3-0 win for the Edmonton Oilers.

Winnipeg, now 2-for-19 on the power play this season, was given an opportunity midway through the second as Darnell Nurse sat for cross-checking. It quickly turned ugly, though, when Dustin Byfuglien coughed up the puck at the Oilers blue line, allowing a Mark Letestu breakaway that ended in an easy goal.

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NHL Legends Highlight a Busy Heritage Classic Saturday

NHL Legends Highlight a Busy Heritage Classic Saturday

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

NHL Heritage Classic
The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers alumni faced off in the NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game at Investors Group Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016. (JOHN GAUDES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — As a dense fog rolled back early Saturday afternoon, both the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets took to the outdoor rink at Investors Group Field for the first time.

The two practices were just part of a busy Heritage Classic Saturday, which played the role of Christmas Eve in Winnipeg – building anticipation for Sunday’s regular season matchup.

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Great One Says He’s Excited to See Jets Rookie Laine Play Live at Heritage Classic

Great One Says He’s Excited to See Jets Rookie Laine Play Live at Heritage Classic

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky fires a shot during open practice at MTS Centre on Friday, October 21, 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) fires a shot on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the teams practice at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 22, 2016. The Jets will play the Edmonton Oilers at the NHL Heritage Classic Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – When Wayne Gretzky says he’s looking forward to seeing Jets rookie Patrik Laine play in person, you know the hockey world is pumped up about the potential of the Finnish forward.

Gretzky is in Winnipeg for the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, where he’ll captain the Edmonton Oilers alumni team against the Jets old-timers on Saturday at Investors Group Field.

The scoring legend will join other fans on Sunday to watch the regular-season NHL outdoor game between the Jets and Oilers.

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