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Former Indigenous relations minister rejects Treasury Board appointment, now gov’t says it was an error
July 21, 2021
CBC Manitoba - After Manitoba's former Indigenous and northern relations minister rejected an appointment to an important committee, officials from the premier's office are blaming the whole saga on an administrative error. Clarke said she was contacted by the secretary of the Treasury Board that day, and they congratulated her and requested a meeting. When asked earlier this week about Clarke's appointment to Treasury Board, Pallister's director of media relations refused to divulge any information, issuing only a brief statement. Treasury Board is a committee made up of the finance minister, appointed cabinet ministers and backbench MLAs. Clarke was previously appointed to Treasury Board in August 2017 and served for a year before she was shuffled out.
Elks roll with the changes
June 29, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - No team in the CFL has gone through more changes since the 2019 season than the Edmonton Elks. No team in the CFL has gone through more changes since the 2019 season than the Edmonton Elks. Here is an early season preview of the Elks, in what is the second instalment of a Free Press series titled, Around the CFL. The questions now is how the Elks plan to arrange the secondary, and what exactly can they expect from their newcomers? 3) RB Terry Williams — the last time the Elks returned a kickoff or punt for a touchdown was back on Aug. 28, 2015.
Patrik Mathews wanted bloodshed, instead, he got the jumpsuit of a convicted felon
June 18, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - But among the thousands of protesters at the rally, two people were absent: Patrik Mathews and Brian Lemley Jr. U.S. ATTORNEY / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES Video captured Brian Lemley Jr. driving Patrik Mathews to Georgia where they plotted an attack. On the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol — where Patrik Mathews and Brian Lemley Jr. are accused of plotting a racist terror attack — there stands three Confederate monuments. Eventually, the FBI secured a "sneak and peek" warrant to search the apartment Mathews and Lemley were sharing in Delaware. As the Virginia rally approached, Mathews and Lemley’s discussions increasingly turned towards the possibility of creating chaos and bloodshed in Richmond.
Gallegos ordered to switch caps by ump in Cards’ 4-0 loss
May 26, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Giovanny Gallegos, clinging to a one-run lead and two on in the seventh inning, was ordered by umpire Joe West to switch caps because there apparently was sunscreen on the bill. ATHLETICS 6, MARINERS 3OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Kaprielian (2-0) allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings, and Oakland avoided a three-game sweep. David Bote hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, and Kris Bryant had three hits and two RBIs. Royals starter Mike Minor gave up one run, two hits and four walks with nine strikeouts over five innings. Spot starter Eric Lauer allowed one run over six innings and tied the game with a third-inning homer for the Brewers.
Lux stars as Dodgers beat Giants 11-5 for 8th straight win
May 23, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Max Muncy hit a full-count homer in the fourth, going deep for a second straight day. Austin Slater hit a two-run homer for San Francisco, which lost its third straight game following a five-game winning streak. Yu Darvish (5-1) pitched seven strong innings to win his second straight start. ROCKIES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 3DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Colorado the win. Diamondbacks right-hander Taylor Widener departed in the second inning with right groin discomfort after allowing an unearned run on Story’s RBI single.
The Latest: Variant 1st seen in UK now dominant in LA County
May 22, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)LOS ANGELES -- Health officials say the most common COVID-19 variant of concern circulating in Los Angeles County is now a variant discovered in the U.K. It’s sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus. Pakistan’s federal authorities on Saturday reported more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases and 88 confirmed deaths. — A medical center in Louisiana says it has identified the state’s first two cases of a COVID-19 variant first identified in India. The decision is a response to the spread of a coronavirus variant first detected in India.
Bruins beat Devils to clinch playoff berth
May 3, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - NEWARK, N.J. - Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal and the Boston Bruins clinched their fifth straight playoff berth with a dominating 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Defenceman Matt Grzelcyk scored on a deflection off Devils defenceman Ryan Murray late as the Bruins won for the 10th time in 12 games. CANADIENS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, OTMONTREAL (AP) — Cole Caufield scored at 4:43 of overtime and Montreal beat Toronto. The rookie took a pass from Jeff Petry and wired home his second NHL goal — and second OT winner in two games. Anton Khudobin allowed four goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Jake Oettinger early in the second period.
Celtics rebound behind Brown, Tatum, beat Hornets 120-111
April 28, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - BOSTON - Jaylen Brown scored 38 points, Jayson Tatum added 35, and the Boston Celtics rebounded from an embarrassing loss a night earlier with a 120-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) and Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON - Jaylen Brown scored 38 points, Jayson Tatum added 35, and the Boston Celtics rebounded from an embarrassing loss a night earlier with a 120-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Hornets’ leading scorer Terry Rozier was held to 15 points on 4-for-18 shooting, collecting nine in the final quarter. Celtics: G Kemba Walker (left oblique strain) missed his second straight game, but Robert Williams III (left knee soreness) returned after being sidelined the previous seven.
Celtics face the Hornets on 3-game slide
April 28, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Charlotte Hornets (30-31, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (32-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference)Charlotte Hornets (30-31, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (32-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference)Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Boston heads into the matchup with Charlotte after losing three games in a row. Boston is the Eastern Conference leader with 10.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Tristan Thompson averaging 3.0. The Hornets are 17-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 13.8 fast break points per game led by Terry Rozier averaging 3.4. Rozier leads the Hornets averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers while scoring 20.4 points per game and shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc.
Charlotte plays conference rival Boston
April 24, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Boston Celtics (32-28, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (29-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference)Boston Celtics (32-28, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (29-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference)Charlotte; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Charlotte and Boston face off on Sunday. The Celtics have gone 18-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 10.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Tristan Thompson averaging 3.1. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 22 points, and Terry Rozier led Charlotte with 22 points. Marcus Smart is averaging 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 39.3% over the last 10 games for Boston.