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Every scream is for his team

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION HAMILTON - At points this season, boiling in a stew of adrenaline and anger, Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach Kent Austin has succumbed to petulance and over-the-top rage. There were moments he simply looked out of control.
Nov 23, 2014

Every scream is for his team - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XYH0J via @sharethis

The not-so-wonderful life

winnipegfreepress.com — It wasn't until I was in my early 30s that I first became aware of the classic Frank Capra fairy tale It's a Wonderful Life. A friend lent me the VHS tape (kids, ask your parents) of the movie, which I never returned.

Fundraiser paid ex-MP's legal tab

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION OTTAWA -- Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin wants the Conservatives to demand former MP Dean Del Mastro repay money raised by his riding association to pay for his legal bills.

Go bold or go home

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION What would you do if you found out you only have one year left to live? Maybe you would take that trip around the world you always dreamed of. Perhaps you would overcome your fears and finally unleash your long-ignored, bottled-up inner daredevil and go base jumping or skydiving.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @curtisatprobe: Was I on drugs when I wrote this? No. But I do say now is the NDP's time to do something major (not #bold) #mbpoli winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analys…

You want him to put on pants? Oh, bother

winnipegfreepress.com — For much of European history, the people of Poland have lived in fear of a powerful bear on its eastern flank. Now, one Polish town is frightened by a bear that wears nothing below its flanks.
Nov 22, 2014

Pooh-poohing the pantless Pooh problem. Warning: Column contains Wookies. shar.es/1X44wl

Dark look at rez life a must-read for Manitobans

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION Someone you love is dead. And you? You have to keep living. The grinding ache of loss gets authentic, articulate expression in The Evolution of Alice, graphic novelist David Alexander Robertson's first "words only" novel. Not that his characters would say it that way.

And now a word from our literary editor

winnipegfreepress.com — Anyone with a passion for wine, beer and/or spirits has likely already thought about bottles they'd like stuffed in their stocking this holiday season. But most enthusiastic imbibers of wine, beer and spirits also love to learn about the stuff as well.

Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The federal agency that's supposed to promote the equality and advancement of women has only approved a handful of projects in recent years that had anything to do with aboriginals.
Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Weak 4th line will be costly

winnipegfreepress.com — What the Winnipeg Jets have been doing with three lines isn't sustainable, so the lack of a trustworthy and effective fourth line must be on GM Kevin Cheveldayoff's radar. Against strong competition that can roll four lines, the three-line Jets are vulnerable. This will only get worse as the season moves on and games become more fiercely contested.
Nov 22, 2014

Weak 4th line will be costly for #nhljets - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XhFrU via @sharethis

All Rinelle wanted was to keep her face hidden

winnipegfreepress.com — The media horde, national and local alike, came galloping to a news conference Thursday afternoon; one unlike any I've attended, and hopefully never will again. Not that it didn't sound like a great story at the time.

Crown in Quebec confirms no charges against cop whose cruiser killed boy

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - Crown officials in Quebec are confirming they are not laying charges against a police officer who was going at least twice the speed limit when his cruiser rammed into a vehicle, killing a five-year-old boy.
Nov 21, 2014

Updated: Crown in Quebec confirms no charges against cop whose cruiser killed boy: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/crown-i…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @sidhartha_b: Crown in #Quebec confirms no charges against cop whose cruiser slammed into a civilian car, killed boy: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/crown-i…

Nov 21, 2014

Crown in #Quebec confirms no charges against cop whose cruiser slammed into a civilian car, killed boy: winnipegfreepress.com/canada/crown-i…

'Nude' judge wins temporary ban of sex photos at disciplinary hearing

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION TORONTO - A senior Manitoba judge has won a temporary 11th-hour ban on the use of graphic sex photographs taken of her from being used at her disciplinary hearing next week.
Nov 21, 2014

'Nude judge' wins temporary ban on use of graphic sex photos of her at her disciplinary hearing. Short wrap: j.mp/14Z52U9

Story of Stephen Hawking explores unifying theory of love

winnipegfreepress.com — In the early '60s, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21. If he had died within two years, as doctors predicted, this film about his relationship with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde might have been a conventional boilerplate biopic/tragic romance, if it had been made at all.
Nov 21, 2014

Stephen Hawking story explores unifying theory of love - Review of The Theory of Everything - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1X61Wh

Game over? Please?

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION The good news about this penultimate instalment of the Hunger Games is that the material is becoming more challenging than the previous instalments of the young-adult franchise. The bad news is that this bifurcated episode never feels like a real movie so much as a chapter in a serial.
Nov 21, 2014

Game over? Please? - Randall King reviews Hunger Games: #Mockingjay Part 1 - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1X6nTK

Public input sought on extension to Chief Peguis Trail

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION City hall is looking for public input into the design of the proposed Chief Peguis Trail west extension. The City is beginning a study into an extension of Chief Peguis Trail, from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard.
Nov 21, 2014

Public input sought on extension to Chief Peguis Trail - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XGLdg via @sharethis #wpgcouncil

Former Toronto FC fullback Richard Eckersley gets second chance in New York

winnipegfreepress.com — Former Toronto FC fullback Richard Eckersley is finally getting his second chance. Deemed surplus to requirements in Toronto due to his salary, Eckersley became a New York Red Bull this season only to find himself derailed by an ankle injury and, to a lesser degree, difficulties adjusting to his new surroundings.
Nov 21, 2014

Former #torontoFC fullback Richard Eckersley finally gets second chance in New York. tinyurl.com/pdpa3th

Homeowners will have to clear windrows: city

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION There will be no respite for homeowners with backlanes this winter. The public works department says homeowners will have to clear the windrows that pile up when back lanes are plowed in winter.
Nov 21, 2014

UPDATED: Homeowners will have to clear backlane windrows: city - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1X6HPO via @sharethis #wpgcouncil

Nov 21, 2014

Homeowners will have to clear backlane windrows: city - via @winnipegnews shar.es/1XGDlO via @sharethis #wpgcouncil

Princeton's Gary Bass wins $75,000 Cundill Prize for 'The Blood Telegram'

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION TORONTO - Princeton University professor and journalist Gary Bass has won this year's US$75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill for "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide." The Alfred A. Knopf title, about the role of the U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

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Canada's inflation rate was 2.4 per cent in October, Statistics Canada

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION OTTAWA - The country's annual inflation rate climbed higher than economists' expectations last month, accelerating to 2.4 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The October increase follows a 2.0 per cent rise in September.
Nov 21, 2014

Pricier bacon and butts helped push Canada's annual inflation rate to 2.4 % in October shar.es/1X60B0