The University of North Dakota is cutting its women’s hockey program amid pending shortages to state funding.
Four Manitoba players are currently on the Fighting Hawks roster, including forwards Ryleigh Houston and goalie Annie Chipman of Winnipeg, defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and Kristen Campbell of Brandon. Chipman is the daughter of Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman.
A North Dakota man who attempted to sneak into Canada while hiding under a blanket has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Joseph Dwayne Fox, 33, pleaded guilty in a Winnipeg courtroom on September 12 to wilfully attempting to evade compliance of the Customs Act.
The Canada Border Services Agency said Fox had tried to enter Canada on September 9 but was denied due to his criminal record. A day later he tried again, but hid under a blanket in the rear of a vehicle at the Lena border crossing in southwest Manitoba.
Charges were laid due to Fox failing to present himself to a border officer upon arrival to the country.
If crossing the border is in your weekend plans, the Canada Border Services Agency is reminding travellers to arrive prepared when returning home.
The CBSA says vacationers and other travellers heading to the United States should have their travel documents and IDs ready before approaching an agent.
Border traffic reaches its peak in August, according to the CBSA. To help minimize the wait, travellers are encouraged to know their duty limits. A duty and taxes estimator tool is available on the CBSA website.