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‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

OnTheStep App
OnTheStep team members Alex Shao, left to right, Buhle Mwanza, Tristen Wong and Tyrel Praymayer are pictured in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – When the first big snow dump covered Winnipeg this week, the developers of a new phone app put their technology to the test.

“You can think of it as Uber for snow removal,” said OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza, referring to the ride-hailing app.

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Governor General Julie Payette Paying First Visit to Manitoba

Governor General Julie Payette Paying First Visit to Manitoba

Julie Payette - Remembrance Day
Governor General Julie Payette places a wreath during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is visiting Manitoba for the first time on Monday in her role as Queen Elizabeth II’s Canadian representative.

Payette will appear at a special ceremony inside the Manitoba legislature at 10 a.m.

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University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

T.J. Oshie - Gavin McHale
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) scores on his goaltender Gavin McHale (41) during the warm-up period prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. McHale is a women’s goalie coach at the University of Manitoba and was filling in when Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) was pulled from the game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ian and Val McHale got a call from their son Gavin just hours before the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The excited 31-year-old told his mom to put the phone on speaker so they could hear his news together — he was going to be the emergency backup goaltender for the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

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Jets Beat Capitals 3-1; University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie

Jets Beat Capitals 3-1; University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie

By Judy Owens, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18), Mathieu Perreault (85) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrate Ben Chiarot’s (7) game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ben Chiarot wanted to play well against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

The defenceman did just that by scoring the game-winner as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Capitals 3-1 on Wednesday.

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Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG — No matter what they choose to rename it, football fans will still call the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium “IG Field.”

Investors Group Field — also home to the U of M Bisons football team — will soon undergo a name change, after the company whose name adorns all venue signage, rebranded itself.

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