Exchanging humble pie

The Bison men’s hockey team faced off against arch-rival Saskatchewan Huskies this past weekend and came away with a valuable split, solidifying their berth in the 2010-11 Canada West playoffs. Friday night saw the Huskies serve up some humble pie to the Bisons in the form of a 6-3 victory for the visitors. The Huskies […]

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Smaller is better?

In comments made to the media last December by Lebron James, the Miami Heat star seemed to favour reducing the number of teams in the NBA. After making these comments, James was ripped by most sports journalists who believed it was not athlete’s place to comment on the state of the league and its teams. […]

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Go Jets go

Since 1996, the year Winnipeg lost its beloved professional hockey team, the most popular and polarizing topic of sports bar conversation has been: “Will the NHL ever return to Winnipeg?” There are two types of people that take part in this conversation: the eternal optimist and the stereotypical Winnipeg pessimist. I proudly consider myself an […]

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Bison briefs

Basketball After securing their first playoff berth since the 2003-04 season on the strength of a 9-15 conference record, Manitoba was swept in the first round of the Canada West playoffs by the top seeded UBC Thunderbirds. Playing just this past weekend, UBC took the first game of the best-of-three series by a score of […]

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Political prisoner or thief?

On Dec. 27, 2010, Russian business oligarch, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, were charged with embezzlement and money laundering from Yukos Oil and were sentenced to seven years in a Siberian prison, in addition to the eight-year sentence they have currently been serving. Back in 2005, Khodorkovsky was convicted of both fraud […]

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Won’t somebody think of the children?

People are up in arms about a little known hallucinogenic herb called salvia divinorum. Local MP Shelly Glover recently made the announcement that the federal government will soon be listing salvia under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, making its possession, sale or distribution illegal in Canada. Salvia is legal in some U.S. states, like […]

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Letters to the Editor – March 2, 2011

RE: “Here comes the boom!” (Feb. 16, 2011) Kyle Mirecki wrote the article suggesting that more resources should be put towards the baby boomers (old age homes, healthcare, etc.) rather than a national child care program. Okay. The proposed national child care program would help this. For example, someone working in an old age home […]

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Manitoban hockey pool

Greetings hockey fans! Whether you’ve officially entered the 2010-11 Manitoban Hockey Pool or just interested in keeping up with the goings on of the NHL regular season, the Manitoban has you covered. Look for weekly updates in print or online at themanitoban.com to keep abreast of key injuries, major storylines and interesting stats. Also, check […]

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