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Manitoba, North Dakota Business Chambers Talk Trade Tariffs

Manitoba, North Dakota Business Chambers Talk Trade Tariffs

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba business leaders have wrapped up two days of meetings in North Dakota to talk trade with their American counterparts.

Representatives from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce made the trip south to Bismarck as tense trade talks continue between leaders of both countries.

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American Border Patrol Agents Stopping and Boarding Canadian Vessels: Spokesman

American Border Patrol Agents Stopping and Boarding Canadian Vessels: Spokesman

By The Canadian Press

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Machias Seal Island is seen on June 24, 2016. A spokesman for New Brunswick fishermen based on Grand Manan Island says at least 10 Canadian fishing boats have been intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents since last week while fishing in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

GRAND MANAN, N.B. – A little-known cross-border dispute that has simmered between Canada and the United States since the late 1700s is now approaching the boiling point.

In the past two weeks, at least 10 Canadian fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents while fishing in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island, a spokesman for the fishermen says.

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O No Canada!: U.S. Team Apologizes for Botching Canadian Anthem

O No Canada!: U.S. Team Apologizes for Botching Canadian Anthem

By The Associated Press

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

LOWELL, Mass. – A minor league baseball team in Massachusetts is apologizing for a botched rendition of the Canadian national anthem at a recent game.

The Lowell Spinners in a social media statement Monday blamed Sunday’s substandard performance of “O Canada” on an audio delay between the microphone and the speakers and the inexperience of a team employee singing in front of a large crowd.

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Trudeau Thanks Canadians for Standing Up for Each Other as Counter-Tariffs Begin

Trudeau Thanks Canadians for Standing Up for Each Other as Counter-Tariffs Begin

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with a young woman during Canada Day festivities in Leamington Ont. Sunday, July 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins)

OTTAWA – As Canadians celebrated the country’s birthday on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the road highlighting the stand he has taken against the U.S. government’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium.

Speaking in Leamington, Ont., Sunday morning, Trudeau thanked residents and Canadians for always standing up for one another and for Canadian values.

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‘I’m Pumped:’ Paralyzed Hockey Teen Pulls Out All the Stops in Effort to Go Home

‘I’m Pumped:’ Paralyzed Hockey Teen Pulls Out All the Stops in Effort to Go Home

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki concentrates as he ties his shoe during a physiotherapy session at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

PHILADELPHIA – The steady footsteps heard coming from the physiotherapy room at Philadelphia’s Shriners hospital belong to paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki.

“It’s just hard to keep my neck up,” he said during a session this week.

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Jogger Who Crossed U.S. Border Accidentally a Warning to Canadians: Expert

Jogger Who Crossed U.S. Border Accidentally a Warning to Canadians: Expert

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

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Traffic makes its way to Ambassador Bridge that connects Canada to the United States Windsor Ont. on Friday, June 15, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart)

VANCOUVER – A French teenager who accidentally crossed the border from Canada to the United States and reportedly wound up detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians, says an immigration lawyer.

Len Saunders, a lawyer in Blaine, Wash., said while aspects of the case are unique, it should still be considered a reminder to Canadians who walk their dogs or go jogging along the border.

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Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

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A friendly wager between Tourism Winnipeg and its Minnesota counterpart saw a Twitter takeover on Wednesday, as followers of @SaintPaul were educated on all the cool ways those living in Minneapolis-St. Paul can experience Winnipeg.

It all began when the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild found themselves facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As you already know, Winnipeg won the series last Friday in a 5-0 shutout at Bell MTS Place.

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A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — The newspaper industry has a problem, but it’s not what most people think. More than anything else, the newspaper industry in North America has an ownership problem. Long known by those in the industry, the public watched this story explode a little over a week ago. The spark? A series of editorials in the Denver Post blasting their owners, a hedge-fund called Alden Global Capital.

What most readers forget, or don’t know, is that many of the papers they read are owned by hedge funds or investment companies. It could be outright, like the Denver Post, or by extension, like Postmedia, which has borrowed so much to fuel its expansion, it is effectively beholden to its lenders. This ownership structure favours profitability at any cost — they are investors looking to make money through newspaper ownership, not newspaper owners looking to make money.

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Hellebuyck Perfect as Jets Shut Out Wild 2-0; Winnipeg Takes 3-1 Series Lead

Hellebuyck Perfect as Jets Shut Out Wild 2-0; Winnipeg Takes 3-1 Series Lead

By Brian Hall, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets celebrate with Mark Scheifele, top left, after he scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck found out he was one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s top netminder just hours before the puck dropped on Game 4 of Winnipeg’s series with the Minnesota Wild.

Already eager to prove he could come back strong after giving up six goals and being pulled in Game 3, Hellebuyck had a little more inspiration to face Minnesota.

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Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) gets checked by Minnesota Wild’s Nick Seeler (36) and Jason Zucker (16) during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets were dealing with a different kind of whiteout on Saturday as the team returned to the city after a snowstorm prevented them from reaching the Twin Cities.

The Jets departed Winnipeg earlier in the day for Minneapolis, but were diverted to Duluth, about 250 kilometres away. They were in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear before the decision was made to head back north.

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