Fresh ice, fresh start

Previewing the 2014/15 Bison men's hockey team

The upcoming edition of men’s hockey will feature a brand new look, as 14 of the 25 players will put on the Bisons colours for the first time. Despite losing a number of veterans, Manitoba, led by head coach Mike Sirant in his 19th year at the helm, should be competitive yet again. Forwards The […]

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Photo credit to Number ten

Investing in the future

Sport for Life Centre offers many diverse opportunities for residents

Background For athletes both young and old, having the ability to train and grow in sport is crucial. In order to do so, one of the important factors is an appropriate facility. The Sport for Life Centre, a branch of sport Manitoba, offers that opportunity. Nestled in downtown Winnipeg at 145 Pacific Avenue, the Sport […]

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Photo credit to Beibei Liu

Grinding it out

Bison football pulls out homecoming victory in harsh weather

Summary It didn’t come easy for the #9-ranked University of Manitoba Bisons, but they got it done at rain-soaked Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon, pulling off a 20-10 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba was led by their defence, which recorded four sacks and caused two turnovers on a day where that many touchdowns […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

A summary of school spirit

On Sunday, Sept.14, Bison Recreation Services, Student Life, and students from the University of Manitoba got together and helped raise funds for the Bison women’s soccer team through a soccer tournament. Our soccer team is relatively new and does not have the benefit of major funding, which is why they work so hard to raise […]

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Bisons get clawed

Women's soccer shut out on the road against Grant MacEwan

Summary The Grant MacEwan Griffins set the tempo early on, and didn’t look back, defeating the University of Manitoba Bisons 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in Edmonton. The Griffins wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as midfielder Jenny Lam notched the first goal of the game just 2:27 into the first half. The goal came […]

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Photo provided by Mike Still

Shootout in Saskatchewan

Bison football falls in season opener

Turnovers were the Achilles heel for the Bisons on Friday night. Manitoba surrendered four in the second half, as they dropped the opening game of the 2014 Canada West football season to the 10th-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 44-24. Game summary The Bisons looked strong out the gate offensively, securing a field goal from Ryan Jones on […]

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Monkey off, buffalo on

Chelsea Carey’s rink finally representing Manitoba at Scotties

After years of competing under the shadow of Jennifer Jones, and losing two previous women’s provincial curling finals, Chelsea Carey’s team finally got to wear the buffalo on their backs. Playing out of the Fort Rouge Curling Club, Carey’s team is rounded out with third Kristy McDonald, second Kristen Foster, and lead Lindsay Titheridge. Carey’s […]

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Graphic: Bram Keast

Growing health gap a concern for poor Manitobans

Brian Sinclair inquest reveals outstanding issues of negligence

Seamus Hamilton-Pattison, volunteer staff Given the rate modern medicine progresses, it should come as no surprise that overall, health in our province has been improving. Since approximately 1985, for example, the number of tuberculosis hospitalizations per 100,000 people in Manitoba has been cut nearly in half. That being said, while health care has drastically improved […]

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Photo: Angela England

Polar bears don’t belong in captivity

Combating climate change the real answer to wildlife conservation

Chris Hearn, volunteer staff Why do we humans love to play the role of God or Mother Nature? What gives us the right to decide the fate and future of every other living thing on this planet? Nature can take care of itself best. It always has and always will. Attempts by humans to change […]

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Riel dead

Or is he still hanging around

Twenty policemen stood guard in the chilly morning under a clear sky. Their ghostly breath was visible as they waited for the prisoner to ascend to the gallows. It was shortly after eight o’clock in the morning and a firm, hemp rope hung without stirring in the calm air. Although there was a small crowd […]

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