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Trump pledges to back Republican party’s 2016 nominee, not run as independent

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WATCH: Donald Trump signed the GOP pledge on Thursday that declares he will support the party’s nominee chosen to run for president. Steve Handelsman reports.

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump ruled out a possible third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee – whoever it may be.

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To the dismay of Republican leaders, Trump has emerged as the overwhelming front-runner in the party’s crowded field of candidates, despite repeatedly insulting key constituencies and offering few details about his policies. The billionaire businessman and reality television star has described Mexican immigrants as rapists, questioned Sen. John McCain’s war hero status and insulted a popular TV news host.

Trump is considered a longshot for the White House, but could undermine the eventual Republican nominee with an independent run for the presidency by splitting the conservative vote. Trump’s declaration that he would not do so comes just weeks after he roiled the Republican race when, in response to the first question at the opening debate of the 2016 campaign, he refused to promise to back the party’s nominee if he fell short.

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Trump was intensely lobbied by Republican National Committee leaders, who have struggled to rein him in, and announced his decision shortly after meeting privately with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

“The best way forward … to win, is if I win the nomination and go direct against whoever (the Democrats) happen to put up. So for that reason, I have signed the pledge,” Trump said.

“So, I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands, and we will go out and we will fight hard and we will win,” he said.

The decision puts an end – for now – to the nervousness felt inside the Republican party about the prospect of Trump holding firm and keeping his options open. At the debate, he said that gave him “a lot of leverage.”

READ MORE: As Canadian leaders debated, Trump stole spotlight on both sides of the border

The pledge is not legally binding. Trump could always change his mind, particularly if Republican establishment leaders take aggressive steps to thwart his candidacy in the coming months.

If not for Trump, the need for such a loyalty oath probably would not exist. There were no doubts about the intentions of the Republicans’ other major presidential contenders headed into the debate, and they quickly lined up Thursday to sign.

“The RNC clearly felt it had to box Trump into a decision,” said Doug Watts, a spokesman for fellow candidate and retired surgeon Ben Carson. “We just sort of shrugged our shoulders, and that’s the end of that.”

The RNC’s pledge asks candidates to promise to “endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is.” Further, it asks them to pledge “that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate, nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party.”

“It is, more than anything, your word,” former technology executive and candidate Carly Fiorina said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day.” “And I would presume that somebody running for president would like to signal to the American people, and most especially right now to Republican primary voters, that their word can be trusted.”

WATCH: The best of Trump at the GOP candidates debate

AP writer Steve Peoples contributed to this report.

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Tour of Alberta Stage 3 route riders encounter snow

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EDMONTON – Say it ain’t SNOW. Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for areas near Hinton, Nordegg and Grande Cache – and Mother Nature delivered. The first notable snowfall of the year hit that area Thursday night and during the early morning hours of Friday.

While it’s not unusual to see an early September snowfall warning in that region, the timing is not great.

Stage 3 of the Tour of Alberta was scheduled to run from Grande Cache to Jasper Friday morning, exactly where the snowfall warnings were.

Some people posted photos Friday morning showing the cold, wet and snowy conditions.

Gonna be a cold day. Highway 40. #TourOfAlberta #TOA15 pic.twitter杭州桑拿/pgI5ZEEL1G — EatingIsTheHardPart (@shorelinegold) September 4, 2015

Road to the finish today in @TourOfAlberta t shirt weather pic.twitter杭州桑拿/B4M0Ep80tY

Its gonna be a cold day in Tour of Alberta I guess! #drapac #TOA15 #snow #cycling pic.twitter杭州桑拿/CICCf21IHz — Wouter Wippert (@wouterwippert) September 4, 2015

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Snowfall warning map for Western Alberta, Thursday September 3, 2015.

Many northwestern communities were already seeing heavy rain Thursday afternoon, including Grande Prairie where Stage 2 of the race had a soggy finish.

Global Edmonton’s chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer noted that the white stuff “has already started falling in the Nordegg area in the afternoon, so it’s not looking good for higher elevations of the Rockies.”

“If travelling in the area, slushy and slippery roads will be a concern for commuters,” Beyer warns.

“Snowfall amounts will vary,” Beyer said. “In the upper elevations five centimetres is a good estimate, but localized areas in the warned zone may see higher accumulations.”

Tour of Alberta CEO, Duane Vienneau, said his team was watching the weather closely for Stage 3 of the event that travels from Grande Cache to the Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park.

“Right now we are moving forward as planned unless we deem it unsafe for the cyclists,” Vienneau told Global News.

Should the snow pose a safety risk to the racers and production crews, he said his team would go to a Plan B scenario, which could include a number of different options. He added that a variety of conditions could exist along the 187-kilometer mountain stretch.

“It doesn’t necessarily mean that we would stop the race; it means that we would modify the race slightly based on whatever situation arises.”

With files from Karen Bartko, Global News

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Construction to cause delays as students head back to school in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG — It’s been said Winnipeg has two seasons, winter and construction.

And this summer there’s been no shortage of delays and detours. With a record $103 million dollars to spend, the city says this is their busiest road construction season ever.

Out of 59 road construction project currently underway, half of them are expected to be completed by the time students head back to school.

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“I don’t look forward to the delays next week,” said Jino Distasio, a traffic expert at the University of Winnipeg, “with 50,000 more people on the roads, that’s students alone from the college and universities.”

City Engineer Lester Deane says the goal is to wrap up projects by early September but says some projects are delayed.

“Thanks for your patience so far and please bear with us a little longer,” said Deane.

Distasio says with the amount of construction the city is doing it should consider increasing working hours in the evenings and overnight.

Deane says there are too many safety issues saying there’s no plans to increase working hours.

Here are some projects that could affect your route:

Work on Pembina highway near McGillvray is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday but it could be delayed further.St. James street from St. Matthews to Yukon will wrap up October 31st.Ellice Avenue from Colony to Maryland will wrap up Friday.Henderson Highway southbound from Munroe to Hespeler will be completed October 30.Main Street northbound between Higgins and Inkster will last until September 15.And at the Plessis Road Underpass two lanes will open October 31st with the other 2 lanes opening September 2016, a year behind schedule and $8 million over its $77 million budget.

To see the rest of the list go to the city of Winnipeg website.

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Global TV catches Canada West’s 79th Hardy Cup

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University football is coming to Global TV.

This year’s Canada West Universities Athletic Association championship game, the 79th Hardy Cup, will be shown across the country on Global on Saturday, November 14.

Global will also air one of two conference semi-finals the week before. The two games will represent the largest ever televised distribution of a Canadian university sporting event.

“Canada is home to outstanding university level sports and we’re proud to showcase that nationally through our broadcast of this season’s Hardy Cup playoffs on Global,” said Phil Piazza, Vice President, Global TV, Marketing & Content Acquisitions, .

Along with Global’s coverage of the Hardy Cup playoffs, Shaw TV will once again air Canada West regular season football games. Coverage kicks off Friday when the Manitoba Bisons, the defending Hardy Cup champs, visit the Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon.

2015 Canada West Football Television Broadcast Schedule:

Friday, September 4 / Manitoba vs. Saskatchewan / 7:00PM CTFriday, September 4 / Alberta vs. Regina / 7:00PM CT (Edmonton only)Friday, September 11 / Calgary vs. Manitoba / 7:00PM CTThursday, September 17 / Alberta vs. Calgary / 8:00PM CTFriday, September 18 / Regina vs. Saskatchewan / 7:00PM CTSaturday, September 26 / Calgary vs. Regina / 4:00PM CT (Regina only)Saturday, October 3 / UBC vs. Alberta / 2:00PM CTFriday, October 16 / Calgary vs. Saskatchewan / 7:00PM CTSaturday, October 17 / Manitoba vs. Regina / 4:00PM CT (Regina only)Saturday, October 24 / Regina vs. Calgary / 2:00PM CTFriday, October 30 / Saskatchewan vs. Regina / 7:00PM CTSaturday, October 31 / Calgary vs. Alberta / 2:00PM CTSaturday, November 7 / Hardy Cup Semi-Final / TBD / Global TVSaturday, November 14 / 79th Hardy Cup / TBD / Global TV

Each regular season game can be seen on local Shaw TV, Shaw HD and Shaw Direct 299.

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Streets blocked in downtown Winnipeg after reports of suspicious package

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WINNIPEG — Emergency crews rushed to a downtown hotel after a security guard noticed a suspicious package at the entrance and called the police.

Hargrave and Carlton Street between York and St. Mary Avenue were closed just before 5 p.m. after the suspicious package was reported at the Delta Hotel.

St. Mary Avenue was also closed.

The Winnipeg police bomb disposal robot was be deployed at the hotel to manage the suspicious package according to a tweet sent out at 7:15 p.m.

Winnipeg police sent out a tweet saying they were dealing with an “incident” at the hotel at 350 St. Mary Avenue. Everyone in the Delta Hotel was evacuated to the Convention Centre.

Around 8:50 p.m. Winnipeg Police tweeted out the bomb unit “utilized measures to disrupt the suspicious item.”

Streets in the area were reopened around 9:30 p.m. when police determined the area was safe.

Earlier in the evening officers also had to block Princess Street at William Avenue over concerns of a suspicious envelope delivered to an apartment.

Police said a lawyer called police to investigate and around an hour and a half later the item was deemed safe.

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