Vancouver plans to expand housing supply for families

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Families looking for housing in Vancouver may soon see a much-needed break if a new housing proposal passes City Council.

Vancouver City Council is set to vote on an upcoming proposal that could require new strata housing developments have 35 per cent of their units include two bedrooms or more.

The plans hope to increase the supply of family-suitable units across the region through a new housing policy that will require 25 per cent of units in multi-family strata rezoning projects to be two-bedrooms and 10 per cent to be three bedrooms or more.

In secured market rental rezoning projects, 35 per cent of units will be two or more bedrooms.

A report issued in June stated that 60 per cent of the city’s housing stock is in apartment-style units but as of 2011, only 14 per cent of those units contained three bedrooms and 19 per cent contained four bedrooms. Looking at purpose-built rental buildings, only one per cent of units had three bedrooms.

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The lack of affordable family-style housing opportunities has decreased the number of families moving to Vancouver, the reports says. It has also discouraged many couples from having children. A 2015 MoneyWise长沙夜网 study found just over half of Canadians said they could not start a family in their current home and real estate prices directly impacted their ability to start or expand their family.

There has been a steady growth in the number of families living in Vancouver over the last 30 years, making up about 40 per cent of all households. Approximately 30,655 family and 73,445 non-family households were added to the city between 1971 and 2006, but between 2006 and 2011, 99 per cent of new households in Vancouver were non-family households: only 100 new families were added while the number of non-family households increased by 9,000.

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The Census defines a family household as having at least one parent and child.

Back in 1991, less than one in five families called apartments or condominiums home. The latest data from 2011 has bumped that number up to nearly one in three and this year’s Census data is expected to show a further increase.

With a massive affordability crunch in the single-family home market, families are finding fewer and fewer places they can live within the city. Apartments are becoming a more viable option, but many lack the space for families with two or more children – a population that makes up nearly half of Vancouver’s families according to the City’s study.

“Smaller, older three-bedroom homes have been replaced by larger, unaffordable single-family homes or by multi-family housing that is more likely to include studio, one or two-bedroom units,” the report says.

READ MORE: Vancouver rents too pricey for millennials: report

The City’s review of recent development trends showed three-bedroom units made up only five per cent of new strata condominium projects, and those that did were largely built for the luxury market and not affordable for many families or first-time buyers.

A recent survey shows Vancouverites are feeling the pinch.

A June TalkVancouver survey with 2,313 participants asked about family status and housing.

Rating the supply of apartments with three or more bedrooms, 88 per cent said they felt the supply was “extremely limited” and 91 per cent agreed it was difficult to find three-bedroom apartments in Vancouver.

But 55 per cent of current families said they were looking for apartment-style housing rather than detached homes, likely due to the out-of-reach prices for the latter.

Another recent Vancity Credit Union study said the city’s millennials are now being priced out of the rental market along with the real estate market. The report claimed only two Vancouver neighbourhhoods were still affordable for people under 40 making $40,000 a year or less: East Hastings and Marpole.

The proposal, which does not apply to some communities with their own development plans, like Coal Harbour, East Fraser Lands, False Creek, False Creek North, Southeast False Creek, and the Downtown Eastside, will face a council vote on Wednesday, July 13.

Major weekend closures coming to Decarie Expressway

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NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE – Construction crews are gearing up for one of the biggest weekends of the Turcot Interchange project.

The demolition of the Saint-Jacques overpass is one of the most vital steps of the road works.

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    It will force the closure of the Decarie Expressway between the Turcot Interchange and Sherbrooke Street, as well as a number of entrances and exits, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

    The detour: a 20 km journey to Highway 13.

    “The Saint-Jacques overpass is one of the most important in the Turcot project,” said Transports Quebec spokesperson Nomba Danielle.

    “The overpass is used a lot. We have up to 20,000 vehicles using it everyday.”

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    Tara Chisholm, who lives in NDG, faces the daily grind driving up and down the Decarie Expressway.

    “I have to leave 45 minutes early every morning and it takes me about an hour to get home,” she said.

    “There is no normal anymore.”

    The planned closures on the Decarie Expressway for July 8-11, 2016

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    The demolition of the overpass is a necessary step in the massive rebuild of the interchange.

    Long delays are coming at a time when traffic should be a breeze.

    READ MORE: Hachoir restaurant owner opens new ‘terrace’ in face of Montreal construction

    “This is the quietest time of year in traffic,” said Global News traffic reporter Debbi Marsellos.

    “It is technically the best time to do it, but it’s not ideal for tourists or residents who are on staycations.”

    Marsellos explained closures of the Ville-Marie for Saturday night’s fireworks, and ongoing work on the Bonaventure will cause even more backups.

    “If you don’t have to be in the Decarie area, it’s good to stay away,” she said.

    “Some people live there, they’re stuck there. So, give them a break.”

    Chisholm plans to stay home this weekend and, with construction of the Turcot lasting until 2020, likely many more weekends in the future.

    “Once one thing ends, another will start. That’s the nature of the beast,” she said.

Canada Post work stoppage: what do Nova Scotians need to know?

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Though the situation changes almost day-to-day, a Canada Post work stoppage is still looming —; meaning at any point this month, letters and packages could stop showing up at your door.

The government of Nova Scotia says it’s prepared, and advising residents to also be ready, for the possibility of a postal work stoppage.

READ MORE: Stop using Canada Post for correspondence now, Halifax advises residents

Things you need to keep in mind:

Nova Scotians are responsible for all financial obligations to the government.Access Nova Scotia Centres and some government offices will be the primary spots for Nova Scotians looking to drop off provincial government mail starting Monday.Anyone expecting government cheques should contact the department issuing the cheque to check status.Clients of the Department of Community Services should contact caseworkers or other staff they may deal with to get information on where to get their cheques.Call 1-800-670-4357 (toll-free) to find the mail delivery location closest to you.Those using direct deposit to receive payments or benefits won’t be affected.

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A list of all the locations where government cheques or mail can be picked up or dropped off across Nova Scotia can be found here.

Most government offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Starting Tuesday, Access Nova Scotia locations will extend their hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings until 7 p.m.

After a weekend of back-and-forth between both Canada Post and the union that represents its 50,000 postal workers, Canada Post pulled back its lockout notice on Sunday evening. It would have gone into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET.

The two disputing sides are now back at the bargaining table to try to come up with a solution and avoid an interruption in postal service across the country.

The Crown corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are at odds over issues of employee pension plans and wage parity.

‘This is now war, watch out Obama’: Former congressman Joe Walsh tweets after Dallas shooting

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Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh garnered a lot of controversy on 桑拿会所 in the aftermath of the Dallas police shooting, after declaring war on President Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” read a tweet that has since been deleted.

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Five officers were killed and seven injured Thursday after snipers launched an “ambush-style” attack on police during what was supposed to be a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.

The chief of Dallas police said Friday morning that one of the suspects told negotiators he wanted to “kill white people, especially white officers.”

Walsh’s tweet quickly garnered massive criticism — some even suggesting the politician should be charged with threatening the president and have the secret service arrest him.

Shortly after the original tweet was deleted, Walsh clarified that he wasn’t calling for violence against Obama, but maintained his belief that “Obama’s words and Black Lives Matter’s deeds have gotten cops killed.”

Walsh, who served as an Illinois congressman from 2011 to 2013, continued to tweet about the Dallas shooting Friday morning, mentioning Obama’s alleged involvement in nearly every tweet.

Walsh’s tweets also blame the Black Lives Matter movement for encouraging violence against police. In one tweet, he declared the anti-discrimination group should be categorized as a hate group.

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Several prominent Black Lives Matter leaders took to their 桑拿会所 accounts Friday to condemn the attack in Dallas and deny claims the group advocates violence against police.

READ MORE: Social media erupts with heartbreak, outrage after Dallas police shooting

“#BlackLivesMatter advocates dignity, justice and freedom, not the murder of cops. Police violence, not #BlackLove, creates violence,” said one organizer.

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King praised Dallas police for being “one of the better police departments in the country” and noted the force has welcomed protests in the past.

Iraqi PM fires head of Baghdad security after shrine attack leaves 37 dead

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired Baghdad’s security chief Friday following a series of attacks, including one at a Shiite shrine that killed 37 people and was claimed by militants from the Islamic State group.

Anger against the government is running high among Iraqis following a large-scale car bombing Sunday that killed at least 186 people.

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    That attack was followed Thursday night by mortar fire on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine and a nearby market in Balad, 80 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital.

    A suicide bomber first targeted police guarding the shrine’s entrance. That allowed a second bomber to push into the courtyard with nine gunmen who targeted security forces and civilians gathered inside to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

    A third bomber was killed before he detonated his explosives, police said.

    In all, 37 people were killed and 62 wounded, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

    IS claimed responsibility for the shrine attack in a post on the internet. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the statement, but it appeared on a website commonly used by the extremists.

    Al-Abadi fired the commander of Baghdad Operations, a statement from his office said, as the embattled prime minister faced growing protests stemming from Sunday’s massive car bombing, one of the deadliest since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The statement said other security and intelligence officials also were fired, but it did not identify them.

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    Many Iraqis blame the political leadership for security lapses that allow such violence to happen in territory far from the front-line fighting against IS.

    Small-scale bombings occur on a near-daily basis in Baghdad. In May, a string of larger attacks, many of them claimed by IS, killed more than 200 people in a single week.

    After the Baghdad attack, al-Abadi announced new security measures, but it was unclear if any have been implemented.

    Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban submitted his resignation Tuesday, but al-Abadi has not accepted it.

    The Islamic State group was pushed out of Fallujah last month after holding the city just west of Baghdad for more than two years. Despite a series of defeats, IS militants still hold pockets of territory in northern and western Iraq, including the second-largest city of Mosul.

Chaotic scene on Dallas streets during sniping of police officers

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Two snipers shooting 11 police officers and killing at least four during a rally in Dallas, Texas created a terrifying situation for hundreds of peaceful marchers, who quickly fled from the scene as the sound of bullets reigned overhead.

Video footage from many people has surfaced on social media, showing that protesters were marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

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“Go! Go! Go!” says one woman, who posted video on 长沙桑拿会所 the moment marchers heard shooting and quickly began running in the opposite direction.

“Somebody got shot!”

One of the most shared videos, by Michael Kevin Bautista, shows a number of officers seeking cover behind police cars in front of a tower.

“They’re shooting right now, and there’s an officer down right now,” he says.

“Oh my god, there’s people laying on the ground,” said @allisongriz, as she recorded video where multiple gunshots could be heard.

So far, there are no reports of any of the marchers being hit by the snipers, who are still at large.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

Brittany Peete, a demonstrator, said she didn’t hear the gunshots, but she “saw people rushing back toward me saying there was an active shooter.”

Peete said she saw a woman trip and nearly get trampled as people ran to get to safety.

“Everyone just started running,” Devante Odom, 21, told The Dallas Morning News. “We lost touch with two of our friends just trying to get out of there.”

Carlos Harris, who lives downtown told the newspaper that the shooters “were strategic. It was tap tap pause. Tap tap pause.”

‘We feel those injustices’: Rally held in Edmonton after deaths of 2 black men in U.S.

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Approximately 200 people gathered in Edmonton on Friday night to protest the recent killings of black men in the United States.

The Stop Killing Us rally was held at Centennial Square and was organized by a group called Finding the Antidote for Injustice and Racism.

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The event included a vigil for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile followed by poetry, music and messages from speakers.

Sterling was killed early Tuesday morning by police officers in Baton Rouge, La. while Castile was killed in his car early Thursday morning in Falcon Heights, Minn. also by a police officer.

READ MORE: Philando Castile’s girlfriend speaks out after fatal shooting, says police ‘took his life for no reason’

“The black community is grieving. Their community of allies is grieving. We need a place for mourning. We need a place to come together with our community,” co-organizer Kassia Haynes said.

“We feel pain even if it’s not just in our city. We feel those injustices even if they’re not here. I think we see ourselves and Edmonton reflected in what’s happening in the rest of the world.”

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Edmonton-Centre MLA David Shepherd attended the rally. He said, as an elected official, he felt it was important to be on hand to hear from fellow Edmontonians about their experiences with racism to make sure they know their voices are being heard.

“This is an important public conversation. I think a lot of the difficulties and issues that we have with systemic racism and other things happen because these aren’t conversations that are being had openly and honestly,” Shepherd said.

The MLA admits he grew up “pretty privileged” and apart from a few incidents in high school, said he hasn’t felt like he’s been targeted because of the colour of his skin. But he also knows that it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

“As I’ve been reading and learning and listening about the black experience in the U.S. and parts of Canada and even sometimes here in Edmonton, I’ve come to realize it’s a difficult thing.

“There’s issues of systemic racism and there are things that we need to be able to talk about openly as a society to be able to address them.”

Haynes said it is devastating that situations where people of colour are killed by police are still happening. She helped organize a similar rally in 2014 after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a police officer.

“It’s dehumanizing that we keep seeing the same narrative play out over and over and over again without feeling that anything is changing,” she said.

Haynes said some members of Edmonton’s black community still encounter racism and racial profiling.

“We can’t get lost in this being an American issue. This is a Canadian issue as well.”

She said organizers plan to ask the City of Edmonton to have more transparency and dialogue with the city’s black community.

Attendee Staci Layne-Linton said it was “amazing” to see so many people of different races, ethnicities and ages at the event.

“It makes me feel like…the whole city is coming together. As a city, we are standing here,” she said.

“I think as a community to come together – it isn’t an us and them – we are all one. We are all united as one. We all bleed the same colour red.”

With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News. 

Video of assault on a UBC student by a transit officer released

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The most brutal blows of the assault lasted just nine seconds as Transit Police Cst. Edgardo Diaz Rodriguez delivered 10 baton strikes to his victim’s head, neck and back – all over alleged fare evasion.

That was in 2011. Today, the video of the assault was released, a month after Diaz Rodriguez was sentenced.

Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, says the attack, which was captured on surveillance video at the Rupert Street SkyTrain station in August 2011, clearly demonstrates excessive force.

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“It’s shocking to see this kind of force used particularly when someone is running away. They’re clearly not posing any threat to officers if they are trying to get away,” he said.

The victim, then 22 years old, was at the SkyTrain station to meet a friend. When his friend ended up taking the bus instead, he went to leave and was confronted by two transit cops on the stairs over his unpaid fare. The former UBC football player told the officers he wasn’t even taking the train but they decided to issue him a violation ticket anyways. He provided his full name but the officers didn’t believe him so he was arrested for obstruction. When he tried to flee, he was tackled, punched and then subject to a brutal baton beating by Cst. Diaz Rodriguez.

Diaz Rodriguez pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm this past May. Last month he apologized in court during his sentencing – admitting he lost control of the situation, and was handed 12 months probation.

“One has to imagine that if any of us were at the SkyTrain station and took out batons and started to hit someone in this way that many times we would most likely be looking at jail time,” said Paterson.

Diaz Rodriguez is still the subject of two Police Act probes into the baton beating, which could end in his dismissal from the force. But the officer, who was also suspended for eight days last year after being found guilty of neglect of duty under the Police Act for an incident in 2013, remains on the job with pay doing administrative duties.

Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan is confident a similar situation will not repeat itself.

“There was an interim police chief at the time – a completely different regime and executive. I can tell you that the chief today and his executive would not have made the same decisions that were made five years ago, it would have been a very different situation,” she said.

Drennan also said excessive force by Transit Police officers is not condoned.

“When something like this happens and one of our own is found guilty of something like this and there is video that comes out like this that will shock people…we feel that it makes all of us look bad and none of us like that.”

The victim, whose identity is protected by a court order, just wants to move on with his life, telling Global News that some of the blows he took were harder than any of his football hits – and that night changed his life in more ways than you can imagine.

Snipers kill 5 officers, wound multiple others at Dallas protest

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Five Dallas police officers have been killed and six others suffered gunshot wounds after a targeted attack in the city’s core Thursday night.

Mayhem broke out as a peaceful rally turned violent as snipers took aim at police. Eleven officers were shot in total, and five of them killed in the incident.

In a press conference early Friday morning, Police Chief David O. Brown said they are currently aware of four suspects, three of which are in custody.

The other suspect was holed up at a parking garage in El Centro college; police are currently negotiating with the suspect in an active standoff.

Brown said the suspect told negotiators that “the end is coming and there are bombs all over.”

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Two people were brought into custody after a black Mercedes was spotted speeding away from the scene with a suspicious bag; police are currently questioning the driver and the passenger, but say they are not being cooperative.

“Another alleged suspect was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers. That suspect is also in custody,” officials wrote on Dallas Police Department’s 桑拿会所.

“A suspicious package was discovered near this suspect’s location. The package is being secured by DPD bomb squad.”

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Brown said they aren’t confident that they have everyone involved in the incident, and asked anyone with information to submit tips here.

Police say a man whose photo was circulated on 桑拿会所 as a person of interest has turned himself in; other persons of interest are being questioned.

The official 桑拿会所 account of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) confirmed one fatality was a transit officer saying, “Four DART police officers were shot in downtown Dallas. 1 deceased, others not life-threatening.”

The deceased DART officers has been identified as 43-year-old Brent Thompson who joined the force in 2009.

An officer at the scene told WFAA news that the shooter had a rifle.

Dan Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, tweeted out saying his thoughts were with the wounded officers.

Video footage shows dozens of police cars on the streets of downtown Dallas immediately after the shots were fired.

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover. There was no immediate word on whether whether any civilians had been injured.

TV cameras showed the search for the gunman stretched throughout downtown, an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses and some residential apartments. The scene was chaotic, with helicopters hovering overhead and officers with automatic rifles on the street corners.

Mayor Mike Rawlings warned people who work downtown to consider staying home from work Friday morning, as many streets will still be closed to assist with the investigation.

Residents are asked to check DallasCityNews长沙夜网 for updated info on street closures.

READ MORE: How many black people have been killed by police in the U.S.? Depends who’s counting

On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.

Other protests across the U.S. on Thursday were peaceful. In midtown Manhattan, protesters first gathered in Union Square Park where they chanted “The people united, never be divided!” and “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!” In Minnesota, where Castile was shot, hundreds of protesters marched in the rain from a vigil to the governor’s official residence. Protesters also marched in Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia.

*With files from the Associated Press 

Medlock, Bombers pick up first win of season

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HAMILTON – Until this season began, Justin Medlock was the only kicker Tim Hortons Field had ever known.

The 32-year-old was with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when the stadium opened in September 2014 and navigated the infamous winds through the 2015 season, until he signed with Winnipeg in the off-season.

He returned Thursday night as a Blue Bomber, hitting four of his six field-goal attempts to give Winnipeg its first win of the season, a 28-24 victory over the Ticats.

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Medlock made field goals from 25, 18, 38 and 47 yards out and missed twice, both from 51, in front of 23,846 former fans. He couldn’t hear the fan reaction to his return (a smattering of boos) because he wears ear plugs. And the winds were almost non-existent.

“A couple days out you can tell by the wind report, so I knew it was going to be a little calmer,” he said. “I mean, summer here isn’t too bad. It’s fall that’s the issue.”

Medlock’s replacement in Hamilton, Brett Maher, made his only field-goal attempt, from 48 yards.

Hamilton (1-2) committed six turnovers, including two interceptions and three fumbles by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. Winnipeg (1-2) turned it over twice.

Defensive back Maurice Leggett had two interceptions, including one returned for a 50-yard touchdown, and Ryan Smith also scored for the Bombers. Brandon Banks’ scored a 120-yard TD off Medlock’s missed 51-yarder early in the first quarter, Andy Fantuz and Chad Owen added TDs for Hamilton.

“That linebacker spot is a hard position to play,” said Leggett, a former safety. “Because you play inside and outside, it can go either way. So it’s more a cat and mouse game with the receiver and the quarterback. And it was my night. I was on fire. I guess I was guessing right.”

Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy completed 32-of-42 for 279 yards, one TD pass and a fumble. Masoli completed 29-of-39 pass attempts for 367 yards and two TD passes, but had the five turnovers. An interception and a fumble both came late in the game with Hamilton within at least field-goal range.

Winnipeg was up 22-10 heading into halftime on the strength of Leggett’s and Smith’s TDs — scored within 47 seconds of each other in the final two minutes of the first half. But Bomber Quincy McDuffie opened the second half with a fumble on his kickoff return, recovered by Mike Daly, and that made things interesting.

Hamilton took the ball 50 yards on five plays ending with Masoli hitting Fantuz for a seven-yard TD to make it 22-17.

“We faced some adversity early,” said head coach Mike O’Shea about the Banks TD. “We faced some adversity again right off the bat in the second half (with the McDuffie fumble) and it didn’t faze them at all.”

“You didn’t look around and think there was anybody hanging their head. They were (thinking) how are we going to get this back? How are we going to make this work? They showed some resiliency and some professionalism in terms of their attitude and mindset.”

Turnovers were the story for Hamilton.

“We don’t protect the football, we don’t play in this sport,” said head coach Kent Austin. “That goes for everybody. Receivers can’t have the ball yanked out of their arms. Quarterbacks can’t turn the ball over down field.”

But he still had encouraging words for Masoli, who has been starting for Hamilton this season as the Ticats wait for Zach Collaros to return from knee surgery.

“Other than the turnovers, he played huge, and I addressed that in (the locker-room).”

Masoli also kept his comments to the point after the team’s second home loss in a row.

“We’ve got to clean it up, period. Point blank. Too many turnovers, penalties, just shooting ourselves in the foot. You can’t win football games like that.”

Masoli’s second fumble of the night at the Hamilton 35 led to Medlock’s 38-yarder a 25-17 lead midway through the third. But Masoli went on a 75-yard scoring drive, hitting Owens for a 34-yard score to pull to 25-24.

Medlock hit a 47-yarder with five seconds left in the third and Winnipeg took a 28-24 lead into the final quarter.

Hamilton’s next drive deep in Winnipeg territory, Masoli was again intercepted by Leggett on the Winnipeg 13. Looking to ice the game with 6:47 left in the fourth, the Bombers drove 89 yards on 11 plays, only to see Willy fumble the ball and have it recovered by Hamilton’s Michael Atkinson on the eight-yard line.

Hamilton began its final drive on its own 16-yard line with 1:34 left on the clock and a chance to win. But after driving 72 yards to the Winnipeg 22 and 14 seconds left on the clock, Masoli fumbled for the third time in the game and Winnipeg recovered to secure the win.