"Fast Eddy" Dostaler is seen at Jasper Avenue and 117 Street in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Dostaler is running across the country and back with no support team to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's and breast cancer. Dostaler, who began this journey on March 1 and has logged 1694 kilometres so far. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Going the extra mile

‘Fast Eddy’ raising awareness for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s in his own unique way

Edward Dostaler, also known by “Fast Eddy,” is currently pushing himself on a journey never done before. He is attempting to run across Canada and back in a single trip to raise money for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Dostaler is running solo and unsupported. He is accompanied only by a stroller weighing over 100 pounds, […]

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Sports opinion: Lead by example

Bison volleyball players allege harassment by coach

For many individuals, becoming a CIS athlete is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Once the dream is realized, though, the workload continues to increase, and an enhanced amount of pressure is put on the athlete to succeed. Tack on a hectic school schedule, along with […]

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Fresh faces

Taking a look at the newest members of the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have five games remaining on the year and, and although it is not entirely in the bag yet, have an inside shot of making the playoffs. Kevin Cheveldayoff made some key moves around the deadline and they have paid off, as each player acquired has made an impact. After the news had […]

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First Nation sensation

Bison thrower Justin Krantz named co-winner of 2014 aboriginal male athlete of the year award

It’s been a long journey for University of Manitoba Bison thrower Justin Krantz. Originally hailing from the small town of Roblin, Manitoba, the multi-sport athlete at Goose Lake High School began as a thrower eight years ago, and started taking track and field seriously in Grade 10. Since then, he has put in an excessive […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

End-of-year report

It’s hard to visualize what will happen after a season ends. Most players can empathize with the cloud of emotions and memories that trigger when they realize that their season is over. When we sit down at the end of the year for one last drink among friends, we will reflect on the good and […]

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Killing 2 birds with 1 stone

Breaking down Winnipeg’s blockbuster Kane, Bogosian trade

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was likely breathing a sigh of relief when it was officially confirmed that misfit Evander Kane was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in a packaged deal with included defenceman Zach Bogosian and the rights to prospect goalie Jason Kasdorf on Feb. 11, 2015. While Kane’s infamous “money-phone” and, more […]

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Redemption against Regina

Women’s hockey tops Cougars in 3, advance to conference semifinals

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team proved that age is just a number this past weekend, as their rookie-fuelled roster took down the visiting Regina Cougars two games to one at the Wayne Fleming Arena, in the opening round of the Canada West conference playoffs. It was the ultimate act of revenge for […]

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Bison Briefs

Playoff recap

Post-season action heated up this past weekend for the University of Manitoba Bisons; however, the end result wasn’t in the herd’s favour, as both the men’s basketball and hockey teams saw their seasons come to an end. Men’s hockey fell in three games to the host the UBC Thunderbirds, while men’s basketball was swept 2-0 […]

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Tearing up the track

Canada West Championships a success for Bisons

With the home crowd cheering them on, a young University of Manitoba Bison squad impressed at the 2015 Canada West Track and Field Championships, held this past Friday and Saturday on campus in the newly named James Daly Fieldhouse. Manitoba finished the weekend with 26 top-six placements, including three gold medals, five silver medals, and […]

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Curling for Canada

Daniel Grant’s Granada experience

To say that Daniel Grant is well travelled would be an understatement. The second on the University of Manitoba Bison curling team has been through a whirlwind last two years, which includes a Canadian Junior Curling Championship (2013), a bronze at the World Junior Championship in Russia (2013), a CIS/CCA Curling Championship (2014), and, most […]

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