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Curling by the numbers

The sport of curling has changed a great deal over the last three decades. Advances in equipment and ice-making, increases in prize money and television coverage — including admission into the Winter Olympic Games — and a significant rule change have all helped boost the sport. But one of the biggest changes in curling has […]

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The state of Swag-Nation

Swaggerville Inc. reached new heights during the 2011 regular season. The Winnipeg Blue Bomber defence took the CFL by storm, finishing the season near the top and leading the league in every legitimately recordable defensive statistic. Their play inspired fans as the Bombers went from worst to first in the Eastern Division, and played for […]

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Check your head

Aside from discussions about whether the Winnipeg Jets would make the playoffs, perhaps the most talked about subject in hockey this year was concussions. Highlighted by Sidney Crosby’s ongoing struggles on and off the ice, it could be safe to call this year “the year of the concussion.” With the 2011-12 NHL regular season winding […]

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Re: “Science and abortion”

People on the anti-abortion side who focus on quibbles over when human life begins and personhood gloss over a significant fact. There is an unquestionable (indeed, scientifically proven) life in this debate — the life of the pregnant woman, a person who is conspicuously and completely absent from Agnus Marie Lucus’s comment piece. When anti-abortionists […]

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Re: “Science and abortion”

Dear Manitoban, In my opinion, the author of “Science and abortion” has missed the point by opting to “talk about personhood later” in favour of a discussion of the “scientific method” and “human life.”  I really don’t think that it’s at all contentious that an embryo is “a life” in the sense of being alive […]

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