Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

Winnipeg Jets open season with road win as hockey world predicts a big year

Friday, October 5th, 2018
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As curtain-raisers go, the Winnipeg Jets played well enough to produce a 5-1 victory against the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday evening.

Manitoba writes off Blue Bombers stadium loan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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The Manitoba government is writing off the second of two loan segments that helped finance a new stadium for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

‘First-class Winnipeger’: Hockey legend Ab McDonald dead at 82

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Ab McDonald

Winnipeg's hockey community is mourning the loss of Ab McDonald, who won four Stanley Cups and was the first captain of the Winnipeg Jets.

Adios, Adarius: Blue Bombers send all-star receiver Adarius Bowman to Montreal

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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?The CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Monday they traded the all-star receiver to the Montreal Alouettes for a conditional eighth-round draft choice in 2019.

Jacob Trouba gets $5.5M salary for upcoming season: arbitrator

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

An arbitrator has awarded Jacob Trouba a salary of $5.5 million for the 2018-19 season.

The puck stops here: Winnipeg Jets sign Hellebuyck to 6-year deal

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Winnipeg Jets have locked up their starting goaltender for another six seasons.

Winnipeg once wrangled the Stampede out of Calgary

Saturday, July 7th, 2018
Winnipeg Stampede

There was a time "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" saddled up in Winnipeg after Calgary turned its back on the western festival now known as the Stampede.

Banned in Australia, controversial cricketer chosen to captain new Winnipeg pro team

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Controversial cricketer David Warner, serving a one-year ban in his native Australia, has been appointed captain of the Winnipeg team in Canada's new professional cricket league.

Jermaine Loewen: From Jamaican orphanage to NHL prospect

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Jermaine Loewen is the first Jamaican-born player to be drafted to the NHL, but his story was inspiring long before his name was called.

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Donovan Hillary

Donovan Hillary, a 22-year-old middle linebacker with the Winnipeg Rifles junior team, has proved he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.