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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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Wayne Gretzky Takes to the Ice Again in a Rare Alumni Game in Winnipeg

Wayne Gretzky Takes to the Ice Again in a Rare Alumni Game in Winnipeg

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wayne Gretzky
Former Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky waves to the crowd during a practice for the NHL’s Heritage Classic Alumni game in Winnipeg on Friday, October 21, 2016. Winnipeg will host games between current and alumni players from the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers this weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Wayne Gretzky says he doesn’t lace up his skates much these days.

The Great One will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of the Heritage Classic weekend.

“I mean, I skate once a year. I just really never find the energy, the enthusiasm to grab my equipment and say ‘Oh, I’m going to play pickup hockey,'” Gretzky told reporters Friday.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Returning to Winnipeg for Habitat for Humanity

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Returning to Winnipeg for Habitat for Humanity

Jimmy Carter
Rosalynn Carter and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on a build site for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. (HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s dedication to Habitat for Humanity will see him return to Winnipeg next summer.

Carter, 92, and his wife, Rosalynn, will be in the country for the organization’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July 2017 to help build 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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Publicist Says Meat Loaf Released from Edmonton Hospital After Collapsing on Stage

Publicist Says Meat Loaf Released from Edmonton Hospital After Collapsing on Stage

By The Canadian Press

Meat Loaf
Recording artist Meat Loaf poses for a portrait in New York, Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton during show on Thursday night. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Jeff Christensen)

EDMONTON – The singer Meat Loaf has been released from hospital after collapsing near the end of a performance Thursday night in Edmonton.

Jeremy Westby with Webster Public Relations said the singer was released Friday morning.

Westby said Meat Loaf, who is 68, collapsed due to severe dehydration.

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Fired for Using the ‘Fat’ Word: Alberta Woman Gets Apology from Plus-Size Store

Fired for Using the ‘Fat’ Word: Alberta Woman Gets Apology from Plus-Size Store

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

Connie Levitsky
Connie Levitsky is shown in this handout photo. A plus-size women’s clothing store has apologized to an employee after it fired her for using “fat” to describe customers. Levitsky of Edmonton used the word on her Facebook page last week when updating her job status as a new sales associate with Addition Elle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

EDMONTON – A plus-size women’s clothing store has apologized to an employee after it fired her for using “fat” to describe customers.

Connie Levitsky of Edmonton used the word on her Facebook page last week when updating her job status as a new sales associate with Addition Elle.

Levitsky wrote: “Conquering the world, one well-dressed fat lady at a time.”

She said a store manager called her Friday to tell her that using “fat” on Facebook was inappropriate, so she deleted the post. And she thought that was the end of it.

But when she showed up for her shift Tuesday at the company’s West Edmonton Mall location, she was fired. Levitsky said a district manager told her that the company couldn’t be associated with “fat” and that she considered it a swear word.

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Postmedia Lays Off Staff, Merges Newsrooms in Four Cities to Slash Costs

Postmedia Lays Off Staff, Merges Newsrooms in Four Cities to Slash Costs

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Sam Cooley
Multimedia reporter Sam Cooley makes his way to his car after being laid off from the Ottawa Sun in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Postmedia has cut approximately 90 jobs and merged newsrooms in four cities as it steps up plans to slash costs amid mounting revenue losses.The company owns two newspapers in each of the cities of Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

ORONTO – Postmedia is cutting approximately 90 jobs and merging newsrooms in four cities as Canada’s largest newspaper chain steps up plans to slash costs in the midst of mounting revenue losses.

The company owns two newspapers in each of the cities of Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver following its acquisition of Sun Media last year. Now those city papers will share a newsroom, although they’ll continue putting out different publications.

In an interview, Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey said the decline in print advertising revenue since the Sun Media acquisition drove the changes.

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Winnipeg, Edmonton Friends Split $1M Lotto Win

Winnipeg, Edmonton Friends Split $1M Lotto Win

Ian Graham - Gerard Millar
Ian Graham of Winnipeg and Gerard Millar of Edmonton won $1 million in the December 17 Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC)

Two friends from different provinces are each $500,000 richer after splitting a $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize.

Ian Graham of Winnipeg and Gerard Millar of Edmonton have been playing the lottery together for 21 years.

Millar purchased the winning ticket from Lansdowne Petro Canada in Edmonton for the December 17 draw.

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