Savoie paces Ice to win over Pats

10:33 PM CDT Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Matt Savoie scored twice and added an assist to lead the Winnipeg Ice to a 6-3 WHL victory over the Regina Pats at Wayne Fleming Arena Saturday night.

Cole Muir, Connor McClennon, Zach Benson and Max Streule also scored for the winners, who have won a franchise record six consecutive games to start the season.

Drew Englot, Logan Nijhoff and Cole Dubinsky replied for the Pats.

Bison women sweep Dinos

9:37 PM CDT Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Rookie forward Kylie Lesuk scored twice to power the University of Manitoba Bisons to a 5-2 triumph over the Calgary Dinos in Canada West Universities Athletic Association women’s hockey action at Wayne Fleming Arena Saturday afternoon.

Ashley Keller, Lauren Warkentin and Jessica Haner also scored for the Bisons, who swept the two-game regular-season opening series after posting a 6-4 win Friday night.

Holly Reuther and Bridget Rezansoff replied with goals for the Dinos.

Erin Fargey made 29 stops in the Manitoba net while the Calgary goaltending duo Gabrielle Durante and Ella Howard combined for 15 saves.

Herd storms back to beat No. 4 Dinos

5:11 PM CDT Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Cole Sabourin kicked an 11-yard field goal and running back Breydon Stubbs added a five-yard touchdown run in the final four minutes to rally the University of Manitoba Bisons to a stunning 28-20 victory over the No. 4 Calgary Dinos in Canada West football action at IG Field Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Macho Bockru and Kai Madsen added TD catches of 14 and six yards, respectively, as the No. 6-ranked hosts fought back from a 17-2 halftime deficit.

The win improved Manitoba's record to 3-0 for the first time in program history since the Bisons won the Vanier Cup national championship in 2007.


Vacant house destroyed in second fire

5:01 PM CDT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

A vacant duplex which had already suffered a fire last year has been destroyed in a blaze on Friday.

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service said crews rushed to the 600 block of Alfred Avenue at about 12:14 p.m., in response to the fire.

The fire was threatening neighbouring homes so residents were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

The fire was declared under control at 1:45 p.m.

There were no injuries.

The duplex was previously on fire in 2020.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimate is known at this time, but the building is considered a total loss.

Four more deaths due to COVID-19, 92 new infections reported in Manitoba

12:39 PM CDT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Manitoba reported 92 new COVID-19 infections and four new pandemic deaths on Friday. 

New cases were detected in all health regions, including 17 cases in Winnipeg, 30 in Southern Health, 13 in Interlake-Eastern, 17 in the Northern Health region, and 15 in Prairie Mountain Health, according to the province’s pandemic dashboard.

Fifty-eight of the new cases were in people who were not fully vaccinated, 28 were in vaccinated individuals, and six were in partially vaccinated people.

Manitoba’s pandemic death toll was 1,230. No details were provided about the four additional deaths reported Friday.

The five-day test positivity rate provincewide was 3.2 per cent and 3,163 tests were performed on Thursday.

A total of 92 patients were being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, including 16 in intensive care. 

Across Manitoba, 963 cases were considered infectious, including 603 which were identified as a variant of concern. 

As of Friday, 86.1 per cent of eligible Manitobans had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 82.4 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Volleyball Manitoba announces 2021 HOF class

12:34 PM CDT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Volleyball Manitoba is inducting five individuals and one team into the Volleyball Manitoba Hall of Fame.

Dustin Schneider, Lisa Barclay, and Tabi Love are entering the athlete category. Kevin Neufeld and Rick Scott are being inducted as builders. The final inductee of the 2021 Class in the Team category is the 1992-1997 Goose Lake Raiders Boys Varsity Volleyball teams.

Volleyball Manitoba will be hosting a stand-alone induction ceremony in Brandon on Nov. 27 at the Victoria Inn & Suites.

Province expanding Winkler hospital

11:02 AM CDT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

The provincial government is helping expand the Winkler hospital, in an effort to avoid patients having to travel to Winnipeg for acute care.

The funding will expand an existing building used for overnight stays at the Boundary Trails Health Centre, creating 24 beds and more space for nurses.

It will also add another two-storey building that is still being planned for community-health programming, which could include classes, cancer services, home care and public-health work.

The idea is to move those programs, so existing sites can have more hospital beds. Construction should start next summer.

The project will cost $64.4 million, though a Friday news release did not specify what share of that funding will come from the province as well as the hospital foundation.

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