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Articles from January 9, 2013

2SOME Noteworthy Items, Tidbits, Quotes and Notes as the NHL... [Derived Headline]
2SOME noteworthy items, tidbits, quotes and notes as the NHL gets back to work...IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY: Tuesday morning Josh Ellis, a writer for the Dallas Cowboys website and clearly a baseball fan as well, tweets 'Just six weeks until pitchers...
60 Days to Fix Up St. Charles Hotel
City tired of frequent delays; may seize historic property TIME may finally be up for the owner of the St. Charles Hotel.After four years of continued delays in redeveloping the 100-year-old property, a city committee has given immigration lawyer Ken...
Aboriginal Identity Matters
When Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, powers were divided between the federal and provincial governments, with Ottawa assuming responsibility for "Indians and lands reserved for Indians" under section 91 (24) of the British North America...
Assad, UN Security Council Equally Blind
Syrian President Bashar Assad delivered a speech Sunday that had the virtue, at least, of offering clarity. No, he insisted, he would not step down. He would not negotiate with the rebels who control much of the countryside and parts of major cities....
Business Watch
New Flyer eyes L.A. dealNEW Flyer Industries is on the verge of landing a massive contract for as many as 900 compressed natural gas buses -- worth close to $500 million -- from L.A. Metro, the transit authority in Los Angeles.L.A. Metro management has...
City Man Charged in NYC Attack Claims He Was Provoked
A Winnipeg man living under a bogus identity in New York claims he was provoked into committing a seemingly random violent attack on a Spanish tourist.Court documents obtained by the Free Press provide new details in the July 2012 incident that made...
Digging Out. Bermuda Shorts
Winnipeg enjoyed fifth-warmest year on record It may have been the warmest year on record for the United States, but Winnipeg can celebrate 2012 as its fifth-warmest.Environment Canada meteorologist Dale Marciski said the average mean temperature in...
Facebook Charges a Lesson for Others
Brandon girl accused of online death threat REPORTS of charges laid in a social-media bullying matter should be an important status update for teachers, parents, administrators and students, Manitoba experts say.Brandon Police Service charged a 17-year-old...
Familiarity Breeds Appetite
Learning names of Filipino food dishes makes them more appealing on buffets, takeout counters If the restaurant scene in any city reflects its population, you would expect Filipino food to be massive in Winnipeg.After all, roughly one in every 14 Winnipeggers...
Golf Commentator Feherty Has Tongue in Cheek (Now)
PASADENA -- "I once got my tongue stuck to a flagpole in Winnipeg."When this statement -- admittedly, not all that uncommon among wistful men who were once curious boys in our chilly Prairie burg -- comes out of the mouth of a non-Canadian, it's sure...
Have Your Say
Blame the top layersYour Jan. 8 story Audit burns hunger-striking chief is lacking in two important areas. It does not have any information on the reaction of the reserve residents to mismanagement of resources and it does not contain a list of the civil...
Heading in the Right Direction Hope for City's Hoops Teams
Bisons, Wesmen men's squads looking good Bisons are roaming in territory once dominated by Bobcats, Cougars, Huskies and even Dinos.Some Wesmen are also staking a claim.For the first time in 21 and 19 years, respectively, the University of Manitoba Bisons...
Higher Taxes, More Cash for Libraries in Budget
CITY councillors plan to raise taxes and spend more money on libraries, rapid transit and their own offices this year.Winnipeg politicians will unveil the 2013 capital and operating budgets today, the blueprints that detail how much the city will spend...
Housing Cools, but Still Warm
Report says slower demand will end city's soaring price increases While the days of double-digit house-price increases may be over, analysts are still expecting the Winnipeg market to hold its own.A new report from Royal LePage is predicting a one per...
In Brief
Harper won't send troops to MaliOTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper ruled out sending Canadian troops to fight Islamist insurgents in Mali, essentially rejecting an impassioned request Tuesday by the head of the African Union for NATO to join the...
It Looks like a Gang, but It's a Way Out
Aboriginal, Metis members say they're a needed support group The two that do most of the talking have impressive tattoos running up their arms. One has tattoos running up to his neck. The other has blue tattoo teardrops from his right eye.One wears a...
Japanese Firm Buys Stake in Local Pork Producer
HYLIFE LTD., the locally owned Manitoba pork processor, has landed a strategic investment from a major Japanese customer, the Itochu Corporation.The Japanese company has invested $56.5 million for a 33.4 per cent stake in HyLife, according to a release...
Jets Trickling into Winnipeg
Few players in town, many expected soon It will still take a few days to get the numbers up and everybody on site. And while there may be some jet lag to shake off and some bloodshot eyes and aching muscles to soothe along the way, the Winnipeg Jets...
Let Ex Know Her Overtures Are Unwanted
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: I got a big fat letter in the mail today, stuffed with six old photos of me and my high school ex, with a pink lipstick kiss on a mushy note, no signature. Of course, I know who this is, and I am sick and tired of her already....
Low-Fat Minestrone Bursting with Vegetables
WITH the new year, many cooks make resolutions to eat better. Since I'm currently in recovery from 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, I thought I would find some healthy recipes this week. Marcy Mazur sent in this minestrone soup recipe, low fat and bursting...
Marriage Slips from Wedlock to Hook-Up
The traditional concept of marriage is in a chronic state of decay.Historical wedlock fundamentals are corroding, and the metamorphosis is intensifying.There was a time when matrimony ushered in a sacred and enduring contract in which couples stayed...
MOON ALERT CAUTION: Avoid Shopping or Making Important Decisions All. [Derived Headline]
MOON ALERT CAUTION: Avoid shopping or making important decisions all day. The moon is in Sagittarius.ARIES (March 21-April 19)Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, give yourself a chance to enjoy inspiring places. Visit parks, boutiques,...
More Services after Ruling, Metis Hope
But top court decision won't alter identity, group's leader says OTTAWA -- A court ruling declaring the federal government does have responsibility for Metis and non-status Indians should result in access to more federal services, but it won't change...
New Light Shines on City
Writing from the perspective of my 26th floor of an Osborne Village apartment overlooking the Manitoba Legislative Building and the rest of downtown Winnipeg provides numerous advantages besides the simple esthetics of a prime view.The most obvious benefits...
Noel Must Tranform Jets from Pushovers into Mature Pros
Deck Last season's Winnipeg Jets were incorrigible. Fun to be around at times but also irresponsible and impossible to count on.Coach Claude Noel, more than anyone, knows this must change.For the Jets to be anything more than a speed bump barely getting...
No Sign of Danger to Phoenix: Nurse
Visited home year before tot's slaying THE public-health nurse who visited Phoenix Sinclair's home the year before the little girl was slain by her mother and stepfather said there were no obvious signs a child was in need of protection.Mary Wu testified...
Photo Enforcement Gets Upgrade
Cameras to go digital, while vehicles to get laser systems You won't notice it other than the photograph of your speeding car will be clearer.In about six weeks, the internal workings of Winnipeg's decade-old intersection cameras will be quietly changed...
Republican Nominee for Defence Attacked by Republicans
Just when you thought the partisan gamesmanship in Washington couldn't get any odder, comes this: U.S. President Barack Obama has named a former Republican senator to a key cabinet post, and the nomination is coming under fierce attack -- from Republicans.Opposition...
Right-Handed Hurler Signs with Goldeyes
THE defending league champion Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Chris Allen on Tuesday for the 2013 American Association season.Allen, 28, was acquired by the Goldeyes late last season from the Gary SouthShore...
Sanitary Issues Shut Eateries
Province files first report after taking over all inspections When provincial inspectors closed the Marigold Restaurant on Portage Avenue in October for health violations, its management never dreamed it would be closed an entire month.The Health Department...
SMASHing Out
Season 2 promises to be bigger, a little younger and have more music PASADENA -- It might be fairly argued, in both creative and audience-attraction terms, that Smash failed to live up to its lofty title last year.But the Broadway-bound NBC musical-drama...
Sony to Offer Movies with Ultra-HD TVs
Owns both gadgets, content LAS VEGAS -- Sony Corp. is finally pressing its advantage as a conglomerate that owns both high-tech gadgets and the content that plays on them by being the only electronics maker to offer ultra-HD TVs -- and a way to get movies...
Stray Dogs Shot after Teen Killed
STRAY dogs on God's Lake First Nation have been rounded up and shot after the body of a teenage girl was found Sunday morning on a snowy trail in the northern community.The dead teen has been identified by residents as Leah Kendra Anderson, believed...
Suspect Played with Puppets
Accused shooter mentally ill: defence CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It was hours after a Colorado movie theatre shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man accused of methodically planning the attack that killed 12 people.As a police detective interviewed...
Target to Price-Match Online Rivals Permanently
NEW YORK -- Target Corp. said Tuesday that its pledge to match prices of select online rivals this past holiday season is now a year-round promise.The second largest discounter behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the U.S. said it will match prices that customers...
The Sad State of Portage Place
Imax the latest tenant to say goodbye to mall touted as downtown saviour In what seems like an unwritten rule, every step toward the rejuvenation of downtown Winnipeg must be followed by a partial pace back.For the first time since the late 1980s, new...
The Wild-Card Round
Is Big Buff in shape? Will Scheifele really make the grade? That and the other major questions facing the Jets as they prep for training camp With near certainty, every NHL team has its reliable, predictable components.Among other things, the Winnipeg...
Training Camp Dates Won't Be Announced until CBA Is Ratified FAQ: Lockout Ends
Q: It sure is taking a long time to confirm the start of training camps or the season. What gives?A: A little more patience will be required. The NHL doesn't want to release a schedule until the new 10-year deal is ratified by both the owners and players....
What's on TV? Hockey, of Course!
TSN Jets soon back for another season LADIES and gentlemen of Jets Nation, get your remote controls at the ready.Even though the NHL schedule has yet to be finalized, cable providers are preparing for a second season of TSN Jets, the specialty channel...