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Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms on deal with Canadian linebacker Gauthier

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian linebacker Shayne Gauthier on Wednesday. Gauthier, of Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que., was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

WHL Roundup: Sean Tschigerl stars in shootout as Hitmen edge Pats 4-3

REGINA — Sean Tschigerl was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Regina Pats 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.
A look at the new lineup of Manitoba cabinet ministers following Tuesday shuffle

A look at the new lineup of Manitoba cabinet ministers following Tuesday shuffle

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson announced a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday, her first since taking office in November. Here is a list of cabinet ministers: Heather Stefanson — Premier and minister of intergovernmental affairs.
Manitoba cabinet shuffle adds a third health minister, promotes four to inner circle

Manitoba cabinet shuffle adds a third health minister, promotes four to inner circle

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson added a third health minister to her inner circle Tuesday and made changes to most other major positions in her first cabinet shuffle since she took office in November.

Saskatchewan Roughriders sign veteran receiver Evans to contract extension

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed American receiver Shaq Evans to a contract extension Tuesday. Evans, 30, will return for a fourth season with the Riders.
Saskatchewan bracing for more COVID hospitalizations; Omicron peak weeks away: doctor

Saskatchewan bracing for more COVID hospitalizations; Omicron peak weeks away: doctor

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says health-care services may be interrupted in the weeks ahead when a tide of COVID-19 hospitalizations and absenteeism among workers is expected to hit.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe calls byelection in northern riding of Athabasca

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe calls byelection in northern riding of Athabasca

REGINA — Premier Scott Moe has announced a byelection for Feb. 15 to fill a vacant legislature seat in Athabasca.
Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

WINNIPEG — The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair.
Some students protest return to class amid rising COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba

Some students protest return to class amid rising COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Some Manitoba students walked out of classes Monday, the first day back after an extended holiday break, to protest what they said was an unsafe environment as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. "Many of them want to be in schools.
'Big win': Renewable diesel, canola-crushing plant to be built in Regina

'Big win': Renewable diesel, canola-crushing plant to be built in Regina

REGINA — Federated Co-operatives Ltd. says a new renewable diesel fuel and canola-crushing plant will be part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.