Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

Olympic gold medallist Desiree Scott makes emotional return home to Winnipeg from Tokyo Games

Monday, August 9th, 2021
Desiree Scott returns to Winnipeg as Olympic champion

Desiree Scott reached the zenith of her soccer career at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Now, back in Manitoba's capital city, she intends to celebrate that moment.

Blue Bombers banking pandemic fades in time to allow fans in stands this spring

Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Blue Bombers Grey Cup win

The Winnipeg Football Club is banking on the COVID-19 pandemic improving enough this spring to allow the team to play in front of thousands of fans in fewer than five months.

Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames renew hostilities to start season

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

The puck drops Thursday on the NHL season-opener for the Winnipeg Jets, and many are expecting several pairs of gloves to drop as well.

Lamenting the lost Grey Cup weekend: ‘Sad period in the history of the league’

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
FBO CFL Grey Cup 20161127

In a normal year, grocery store snack aisles would be packed this weekend with people in jerseys, face paint and probably wild wigs and weird hats. But not this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic put the 108th Grey Cup on hold.

One game away from elimination, Winnipeg must figure out a way to stop the bleeding

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The Calgary Flames are quite literally smelling blood right now, after defeating the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 in a victory that places the Flames on the precipice of a qualifying-round victory.

Hub city committee aims to ensure Manitoba sees return on investment from proposed CFL season

Friday, July 24th, 2020
Investors Group Field

The Manitoba government has set up a new volunteer committee to help oversee plans to host the 2020 Canadian Football League season in Winnipeg.

Manitoba makes formal bid to host truncated 2020 CFL season

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Manitoba is spending $8 million to restart large events, including $2.5 million on a bid to have the CFL play the truncated 2020 season in Winnipeg as a hub city.

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler urges change to improve human rights in U.S.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Blake Wheeler

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler says he never envisioned his hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul would serve as the spark for U.S.-wide protests against police killings of African-Americans.

Winnipegger part of International Women’s Day all-female NHL broadcast crew

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Chicago Blackhawks play the St. Louis Blues on Mar. 8 — International Women's Day. That game will be televised on NBC by the the first all-female crew. Among them will be Jennifer Botterill, who grew up in Winnipeg and won four Olympic medals with Team Canada.

Fuelled by diminishing passion? What softer demand for Winnipeg Jets tickets means for True North

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

A ticket to see the Winnipeg Jets — once the most sought-after seat in the National Hockey League — is now so easy to obtain, as many as one in nine seats in Bell MTS Place are available for legal purchase hours before puck drop. This has huge implications for True North, given what are believed to be relatively thin profit margins for an NHL franchise in the league's smallest market.