By The Tweet: Manitoba Election Leaders’ Debate

While the debate rages on over the airwaves this morning, social media commentary was quick to keep up with the jabs. Follow along as we post the best tweets from voters, media and the parties themselves. Manitoba's economy is strong, Brian Pallister continues to mislead Manitobans #mbpoli #mbelxn — Today's NDP (@mbndp) March 14, 2016 .@GregSelinger spends $6 million PER DAY more than the gov't … Continue reading By The Tweet: Manitoba Election Leaders’ Debate

Bisons Men’s Basketball Headed To Final Four

by Ligia Braidotti, @ligiabraidotti The last few days have been busy for the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team. Even though they’re struggled during Friday’s playoffs, the Bisons’ focus paid off. The team outscored the University of Fraser Valley Cascades 77-72 and are now heading to final four of the Canada West conference finals. However, the good news didn’t stop there. This morning the team signed two … Continue reading Bisons Men’s Basketball Headed To Final Four

Home Field Advantage

by Danielle Doiron, @dmdoiron Regardless of who wins the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, some Winnipeg business owners will likely come out on top. The National Hockey League announced plans its first-ever outdoor game in Winnipeg on Sunday. The fourth Heritage Classic will see the Winnipeg Jets host the Edmonton Oilers in regular season action at Investors Group Field (IGF) on Sunday, Oct. 23. … Continue reading Home Field Advantage

Onyemata On NFL Radar

By Scott Billeck, @scottbilleck Five years ago, David Onyemata had never touched a football, let alone watched a football game. On March 14, he’ll be trying to impress up to 16 National Football League scouts. Onyemata’s fast rise to the top of the football heap in Canadian university football culminates with his Pro Day next week. On the line for the 23-year-old? A potential shot … Continue reading Onyemata On NFL Radar

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NHL Heritage Classic Places High Value On Nostalgia

by Erin DeBooy, @erindebooy The National Hockey League’s Heritage Classic is coming to Winnipeg this fall, but if the price tag is too high, who will be able to go? With ticket prices rumoured to be around $600 for a seat at both the alumni game and the Heritage Classic itself, the hottest ticket in town is also pricing most fans out of the chance … Continue reading NHL Heritage Classic Places High Value On Nostalgia

Heritage Classic Big Boon For Local Business

By Danielle Doiron, @dmdoiron Business is booming – or at least it may be this October, when fans flood Investors Group Field. The National Hockey League announced Sunday the 2016 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic is coming to Winnipeg on Oct. 23. The game will feature with the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers in outdoor regular season action. This is the first time Winnipeg will play … Continue reading Heritage Classic Big Boon For Local Business

Up-To-The-Minute Sports Briefs

Jets Fall To Oilers Two second-period goals by the Edmonton Oilers were enough to edge the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday night at MTS Centre. The battle of two of the NHL’s basement teams was capped off by Lauri Korpikoski’s late goal at 16:20 of the second period. Patrick Maroon scored early in the second to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead but Mark Scheifele … Continue reading Up-To-The-Minute Sports Briefs