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Bombers back at .500

EDMONTON—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a case for the defence and dramatically improved their playoff prospects in the process.

The Bombers (7-7) forced seven turnovers in a convincing 30-3 win over the Edmonton Eskimos (7-7) on Saturday night.

“It felt good but it is a team effort,” said Winnipeg defensive back Kevin Fogg, who was responsible for two turnovers.

Province opts to halt minimum wage hike

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative government said it will halt a planned increase to minimum wage that was scheduled to kick in next year, following up on a promise made during the spring election campaign.

Labour minister Laurie Scott said yesterday the minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned by the previous Liberal government.

Gibbons not returning as Jays' manager

TORONTO—John Gibbons got a chance to say goodbye yesterday at Rogers Centre as the Toronto Blue Jays made the long-expected announcement that the longtime manager would not return for the 2019 season.

General manager Ross Atkins made it official at an afternoon news conference before the team closed out its home schedule with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.

Region picking up post-tornado pieces

GATINEAU, Que.—Residents from across Canada's national capital region who were hit by Friday's devastating tornadoes have started rebuilding their homes—and their lives.

Festus John worried about his future yesterday in a Gatineau, Que. community centre that had been transformed into an emergency shelter for hundreds of people unable to return home.