Winnipeg Free Press

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Articles from March 5, 2013

"" ABOUT THE PANTHERS -- the Panthers Have Lost Three. [Derived Headline]
"" ABOUT THE PANTHERS-- The Panthers have lost three in a row and five of six and are last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-11-5 for 17 points. Florida has allowed a league-worst 82 goals while scoring 55 for a differential of...
Accused Killer Won't Be on Stand
Claims mental illness in wife's slaying A Winnipeg man who claims he was mentally ill at the time he brutally killed his wife of 36 years will not testify at his trial.Miloslav Kapsik, 63, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the March...
A Whopping Dram O' Prestige for City-Born Artist
Daniel Barrow, a Winnipeg-born visual and performance artist best known for using overhead projectors and other antiquated technologies to bring comic-book narratives to life, has been named 2013 Canadian Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence.Barrow, 41, is...
BMO Blows Mortgage Horn to Lure Spring Homebuyers
Several other lenders offer even lower rates, brokers say The Bank of Montreal has fired the first audible volley as competition among mortgage lenders heats up heading into the important spring home-buying season.The bank announced Sunday it has reduced...
Canadians Excelling at More CFL Positions
'O-line' stereotype no longer applies Now that we have seen proof Canadian players are excelling at a multitude of positions in pro football, does this change the way a team approaches the draft?The 2012 CFL season was one in which locally grown players...
Critics Fear Rural Charm Will Be Lost
Oppose housing plan for up to 1,500 units in RM of St. Clements A development plan for construction of up to 1,500 new homes off Henderson Highway in the RM of St. Clements will change the capital-region neighbourhood's rural character, say critics.The...
Farm Crop Will Yield Little
Cheveldayoff counting on draft to stock organization FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has amassed 10 picks in this summer's draft as he continues to address his organization's lack of depth.Cheveldayoff inherited a fairly...
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Winnipeg Jets All-Star Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Was. [Derived Headline]
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Winnipeg Jets all-star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien was not on the ice with his teammates Monday as they practised in preparation for today's game against the Florida Panthers."Buff is taking care of a family matter," said head coach...
Fry Has Broom, Will Travel
Epitomizes new wave of transient curlers EDMONTON -- If you want to see what the future of Canadian curling looks like, you need only look at the man who is making history at the Canadian men's curling championship this week.Ryan Fry was born and raised...
Have Your Say
A conversation changerWe learn in your March 2 story Remarks on child porn defended by academics that one of Tom Flanagan's colleagues finds the controversial incident "defensible" and one of his "personal bests," while a Halifax philosophy professor,...
If Jets Can't Win This One, They Might as Well Pack It In
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If the Winnipeg Jets want to be a playoff team, they need to take advantage of the opportunities presented. The Florida Panthers are one such opportunity.Losers of three straight and five of six, the Panthers are among the worst...
Local Union Objects to Foreign Labour on Hospital Site
Alocal union says an Edmonton-based contractor is importing foreign labour to do concrete work on the new $239-million Women's Hospital while giving local trades the cold shoulder.The Construction & Specialized Workers' Union Local 1258 charges that...
Logic of Corruption Universal
Dr. Arthur Porter, the former head of the McGill University Health Centre who stands accused of taking bribes from builders, has taken refuge in the Bahamas. He has told reporters he is struggling with cancer in his lungs and his liver. Bringing him...
Manitoba Rolls with Punches
Stoughton crew not moaning about rocks, just doing job EDMONTON -- The conditions aren't perfect -- and that suits Team Manitoba, perfectly.With curlers continuing to complain for a third day on Monday that what they describe as an unpredictable new...
Miss Lonelyhearts You Have to Tell Your Fiance about the Past
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: My fiance has always wanted me to drink a couple of bottles of champagne with him and see what happens. He thinks we'll lose all our sexual inhibitions, and yet be with someone we totally trust "and try everything and anything."...
Order May Cost African Group
Proposed site of centre must be paved A city order to get rid of a downtown surface parking lot may end up costing an African community group.On Monday, council's downtown development committee voted to deny Arni Thorsteinson's appeal to allow an illegal...
Origin of One Man's Tireless Passion
Nick Ternette was the model citizen of a not-so-model city.Passionate, purposeful and relentlessly persevering in his political pursuits, a hippie-like character who kept running for mayor the way Don Quixote tilted at windmills; an Everyman whose politics...
Patinkin Relishing Switch from FBI to CIA
TORONTO -- Actor Mandy Patinkin did heaps of research for his role as a senior CIA agent in the hit TV series Homeland, about a released POW Marine who returns home to his family amid suspicions he's been "turned" by al-Qaida.But it wasn't until he met...
Policy on Pre-Euthanasia Calls Brings out Claws
Humane society's change means no owner notice Under the Winnipeg Humane Society's new policy for surrendering an animal, you are the creature's best chance at a second chance.On Friday, the shelter revoked its "euthanasia agreement," which says a person...
'Provocateur' Was Name-Calling That Nick Liked
Accolades are pouring in for community activist Nick Ternette, who died on Monday, age 68. Many are praising Nick for "never ever giving up." It is ironic that it is this staying power that has resulted in most of the praise, because so many Winnipeggers...
Rejoining Fish Feels like Coming Home for Fehlandt Charmed, He's Sure
Lentini says it's mathematical certainty his return will bring Goldeyes luck There's no fresh blanket of snow in Fehlandt Lentini's hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif., no prairie winds to nip the nose -- and yet, in the middle of those things in Winnipeg,...
Rich Get Richer
Carlos Slim still richest, Gates holds onto second place; Thomson wealthiest Canuck NEW YORK -- Mexico's Carlos Slim remains the world's richest man for the fourth year in a row, according to Forbes, while Warren Buffett dropped out of the top three...
Saskatchewan Students Will Benefit from Standard Tests
Saskatchewan students should get ready to write a lot more tests. By 2016, all students in Grades 4 to 12 will write yearly standardized tests in reading, writing, math, and science. This is good news for public education and, if implemented properly,...
Snowmobiler Killed While Helping Another in Brief
RCMP continued to investigate last night after a fatal snowmobile collision Monday afternoon along the Trans-Canada Highway.Kevin Wadham, 50, of the RM of Wallace, was killed after getting off his snowmobile to help another who was stuck. Shortly after...
Strength Training Important No Matter How Old You Are
Q: I am 67 years old and I want to start a lifting weights. How do I do this without getting hurt?A: Staying active is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, no matter how old you are. Aerobic exercise such as walking, swimming and cycling...
The People's Advocate
'Dedicated champion' fought for justice Many people will best remember Nick Ternette as the guy with a bullhorn urging on followers of the peace movement marching downtown.Others will remember his name on the mayoral ballot several times.But recently,...
Timeless Melody
After 95 years, Winnipeg Music Festival still a noteworthy event for thousands of musicians, singers Set amid ads for Borrowed Clothes, starring "Mrs. Charlie Chaplin (Mildred Harris)" and musical comedies at the Walker, Strand and Pantages theatres...
Today's Horoscope
MOON ALERT Avoid shopping or major decisions from 9:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. After that the moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.ARIES (March 21-April 19)Be patient this morning because it's easy to lose it with others. (Snippy, mouthy stuff.) It's...
UFC Debuts in City in Mid-June
True North set to announce fight today The Ultimate Fighting Championship takes to the ring at the MTS Centre this June in a fight card that's been in the works for at least three years.Details of the June 15 event are to be released this morning by...
Yea or Nee?
The choice to adopt a married name has become increasingly complicated -- and hyphenated -- for both men and women What's in a name?Well, for the single-monikered superstar who recently kicked off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, maybe a clever marketing...