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.
WINNIPEG – A layer of snow covered the field as the St. John’s Tigers fought off the opposition to win a high school football championship and keep a promise for a former quarterback who was murdered.
The last time the Tigers played on Investors Group Field in Winnipeg was in 2016 when Jordan Thomas was the quarterback. The team fell short in that championship game, losing 35-32 to Kildonan East Rivers.
CALGARY – A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games includes a plan to make the city’s aging football stadium more accessible to people with disabilities.
Fergal Duff, with the Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid corporation, said renovations on McMahon Stadium are estimated to cost $80 million out of the $500 million earmarked for refurbishing existing venues.
WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill is happy and satisfied every time he hauls down a quarterback or knocks the ball out of an opponent’s hands.
But those feats don’t top the list of accomplishments for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers middle linebacker, who was voted the CFL team’s most outstanding player and top defensive player. Helping shy children with facial differences look people in the eye, smile and speak confidently is what makes him as proud as any of his football achievements.
NEEPAWA, Man. — Our roads are in shambles and Manitobans are concerned about cutbacks to health care, yet last month, the provincial government announced that it is writing off $82 million in loans to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The loans are related to the construction of the Bombers’ new stadium, Investors Group Field, and are part of a saga that has been filled with nothing but bad news for taxpayers.