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Globe Columnists
Wednesday, September 26




  Roy MacGregor
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As house prices rise in the Greater Toronto Area, more people are choosing to make the cottage their home
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, September 21, 2018 – Page H7
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BANCROFT, ONT. -- Jocelyn Karr found her dream escape inside a fortune cookie.It was 1995 and the then-City of Toronto worker was at a crossroads when it came to where, exactly, she was going to call ''home.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Karlsson trade sends Sens' awful year to new, unthinkable depths space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Page B12
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OTTAWA -- Who says that being prime minister - trying to strike a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump, figuring out what to do with a pipeline you own but can't build, dealing with provincial premiers in revolt over a carbon tax - is the toughest job in Ottawa?  FULL STORY arrow
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Love's labour almost lost deep in the Ontario woods space
After years of neglect, advocates in Muskoka work to restore a dedicated U.S. couple's elaborate memorial
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Page A10
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HUNTSVILLE, ONT. -- Russ and Audrey Black went out for a drive last week.They headed up Ontario's Highway11from Bracebridge, took the Highway 60 turnoff, then 11B north out of the town of Huntsville to a crossroads where a couple of turns in the backroad would take them in to the lost hamlet of Williamsport. Here, once a small community and sawmill stood. And for those who know where to look, there is a rather-worn sign that says ''Dyer Memorial'' down a challenging, deeply-rutted dirt road.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Page A10
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-- The Battle of Hill 70 in the First World War sent many Canadian soldiers to lost graves - until excavations in recent years revealed them. Now, DNA analysis and other clues are attaching names to the remains. This month, four newly identified soldiers will be formally laid to rest in a cemetery in France created by the Canadian Corps a century ago. As Roy MacGregor reports, for relatives, it represents more than closure - the discovery of their ancestors' remains helps animate lives lived in a distant, yet important, place and time  FULL STORY arrow
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Tom Thomson's mysterious death just won't die space
Yet another book is examining the famous painter's demise on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park 101 years ago. But this one enlists detectives to sort through the evidence. Their conclusion? Let's just say it's now a whodunit
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Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Page R1
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ALGONQUIN PARK, ONT. -- Finally, after 101 years, the police are closing in ... Was it really an accident, as the first ruling had it? Was it suicide, as the earliest gossip had it?Or was it ... murder, as has long been the speculation?  FULL STORY arrow
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No longer rooms at the inn, but the rumours live on space
Muskoka's Bala Bay Inn is now a private hostel, but some believe it may have been a setting for First World War detente
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Saturday, July 21, 2018 – Page A16
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BALA, ONT. -- ''Look up,'' says Jack Hut ton, wild eyebrows pointing the way.''Look up above the third-floor balcony and you'll see it. Over the years they've done every possible thing they can to hide it - painted it over I don't know how many times.''  FULL STORY arrow
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The Flying Fathers: Globetrotters on ice space
How a group of Canadian priests became an international sensation, while raising money for good causes
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, June 30, 2018 – Page S1
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-- ''You can't write this,'' Father Vaughan Quinn says.''If you do, I'll have to kill you - and my sister will shoot me.''Write what?The Roman Catholic priest's voice shrinks to a whisper.  FULL STORY arrow
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Killdeer or killjoy? The tiny bird that's ruffling feathers ahead of Ottawa blues festival space
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Page A5
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OTTAWA -- There being but five days to go before Canada Day, it is perhaps a good time to be grateful for small things - very small, as in Ottawa as a world capital.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Page B11
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OTTAWA -- Of all the awful and ridiculous and simply unbelievable things that have happened to the Ottawa Senators over the past year, it is the smallest that most delights the comics and headline writers.  FULL STORY arrow
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Glenn Thibeault left the NDP for the Liberals in a 2015 by-election. Now, many in Sudbury think the New Democrats are out for revenge
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Page A9
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SUDBURY -- Premiers and ministers and even prime ministers have done it successfully.The Canadian list is extensive: Bob Rae, Rene Levesque, John Crosbie, Scott Brisson, Jean Charest, Belinda Stronach, Jack Horner, Lucien Bouchard, Ralph Klein, Elijah Harper, Jack Layton, Thomas Mulcair ... there are dozens upon dozens of politicians who left one party for another and failed to pay the price their critics and doubters had predicted.  FULL STORY arrow
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If Jim Bradley wins yet again, he could become the longest-serving member of the Ontario Legislature
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – Page A8
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ST. CATHARINES, ONT. -- Happy Days was on television as well as at Queen's Park, at least for Jim Bra dley.Jimmy Carter was the American president, Star Wars was the hot movie, Commodore and Apple were flogging early home computers, Elvis was still with us, barely, and the Toronto Blue Jays were baseball's newest team.  FULL STORY arrow
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A vision seen through space
While it faced skeptics every step of the way, Winnipeg's human rights museum keeps proving them wrong
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Page R10
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WINNIPEG -- ''I was speechless!'' Gail Asper shouts above the din of a downtown restaurant.''... At least for 10 seconds!''The Winnipeg lawyer has long been the driving force behind the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which opened in 2014, and last fall welcomed its one millionth visitor - well beyond projections for the ambitious project launched 17 years ago by Gail ''s father, media magnate Izzy Asper, and carried on by her after he died in 2003.  FULL STORY arrow
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As goes Peterborough, so goes the province, which puts great weight on its three candidates
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, June 1, 2018 – Page A8
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-- ''117 over 74.''This may seem a strange way to begin an interview, but remember - this is a most curious election.Dave Smith, a 48-year-old educational software developer who hopes to wake up on June 8 as the newly elected MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha, is talking about his blood pressure, taken just last week by the family doctor.  FULL STORY arrow
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Why this Ottawa-area riding is dreading election day space
Renfrew-NipissingPembroke is a Tory bastion, but residents are uneasy about bringing Ford to power
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Page A9
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DOUGLAS, ONT. -- Finally, someone in Ontario not upset over hydro costs.That, of course, would be because David Hoover doesn't use any. Nor do any of the dozen or so Mennonite families that four years ago relocated to the Ottawa Valley from Southwestern Ontario and dramatically transformed several rundown and neglected farms around the village of Douglas into thriving, electricity-free operations.  FULL STORY arrow
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Winnipeg looks to make a tropical splash in a city defined by winter space
In Assiniboine Park, the lush Canada's Diversity Gardens could help bring the world to a city on the grow, Roy MacGregor writes
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Page A10
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WINNIPEG -- They've heard it all.''Winter-peg.''''City of mosquitoes and potholes.''The old knocks got a few new ones this winter when, for inexplicable reasons, a National Hockey League team in California, the San Jose Sharks, suddenly posted a video on its team website in which some of its players gleefully slammed Winnipeg. ''I don't like it there,'' one said. The players thought it the worst city in the 31-team NHL to visit. Cold and dark and, as one of them put it, ''I don't know if they have WiFi there yet.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, May 21, 2018 – Page A1
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MYERS LAKE, ONT. -- In the warm and sunny days heading into the long weekend, it is so quiet you can almost hear the trilliums bloom.There is not a ripple, not a vessel, not even a loon on Myers Lake this warm mid-May day as the first buds and wildflowers announce that winter has finally been beaten back. Soon, the cottagers will arrive in numbers.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Washington Capitals captain has been a colourful superstar for 13 seasons, earning many individual awards and even having an asteroid named for him, but the biggest prize for all NHL players has perennially eluded him
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Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Page S5
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-- True collectors would understand.For someone passionate about stamps, it would be like having everything but a Penny Black. A dedicated numismatist would be missing a 1911 Canadian silver dollar - or a 1936 dot.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- The captain of what many consider the worst-ever expansion team is thinking about what is now clearly the best-ever expansion team.''Absolutely incredible,'' Laurie Boschman says.''For an expansion team to do what they have done is just unbelievable.''  FULL STORY arrow
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We call them playoffs, but in the NHL they play on and on and on space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Page S3
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-- It was late Wednesday evening, a light rain taking away the last of a particularly stubborn winter and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the midst of a third-period swoon in Game 7 that would bring an end to their season.  FULL STORY arrow
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Some players will say they get a dash of 'adrenalin' from the sniff, but they aren't performance enhancing
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Page S2
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-- Josiah Bounderby was most assuredly not on his way to a hockey game.Instead, he was, as Charles Dickens recounted the moment in Hard Times, headed home to tell his faithful housekeeper, Mrs.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, April 13, 2018 – Page B11
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WINNIPEG -- You've got to love the cockiness.A wall poster in the lower lobby of Bell MTS Place tells visitors you have just entered ''The Heart of Canada and birthplace of the most intimidating playoff environment in the NHL.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Page B15
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WINNIPEG -- Patrik Laine confessed he had ''no idea what to expect.''How could he? The teenage superstar of the Winnipeg Jets - 44 goals in the regular season - is only in his second year with the NHL club.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, April 9, 2018 – Page A11
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-- Sport is filled with silly sayings that make games seem far more important than they are.Someone on that bus headed to a Saskatchewan junior hockey playoff game in Nipawin, a game that the Humboldt Broncos had to win if they were to continue on, surely thought, ''There's no tomorrow,'' completely unaware that, for more than half the passengers, there would be none.  FULL STORY arrow
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The impossible story of the Sedins comes to a perfect ending in Vancouver space
The twins wrap up incredible careers that, despite the Canucks' woes this season, have a happy ending
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Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Page S8
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-- If you made this story up, you'd be laughed out of the room.Identical twins are born six minutes apart in a northern Swedish town where the winter sun barely winks at the day.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, March 24, 2018 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- It was hockey's version of an elimination derby.The two greatest disappointments of the 2017-18 NHL season met Thursday evening in Ottawa, the visiting Edmonton Oilers having been officially eliminated from postseason play the night before, the Senators officially eliminated this night as the Oilers crushed them 6-2 in a game with about as much passion as a recorded telephone message.  FULL STORY arrow
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How a girls hockey team that had virtually nothing is now competing in the nation's capital space
A year ago, this squad from Eabametoong First Nation had no equipment, no ice time, no place to get changed. Thanks to their tenaciousness and the generosity of many, they'll be playing their first game against other girls ever in Ottawa this weekend
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Friday, March 23, 2018 – Page A12
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-- ''What time is it?'' the coach asks.''What time is it?'' she repeats.''WHAT TIME IS IT?'' ''IT'S HOWLING TIME!'' scream the 19 players who make up the Rez Girls 64 Wolves, a peewee hockey team out of Fort Hope, a small isolated community that lies deep in the northwestern Ontario bush some 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.  FULL STORY arrow
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When NHL rinks outlast their usefulness space
Flames' and Senators' arenas may not be old, but they're obsolete in the 'sportainment' era
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- Seventeen years before he published A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens paid a brief visit to the colony that would eventually become Canada.In early 1842, the great English novelist and his wife, Catherine, had come to North America where he fully expected to fall in love with the vitality of the United States, only to be sadly disappointed in what he found. When the Dickenses briefly headed north across the border, however, he became enthralled with the power of Niagara Falls, the charm of Quebec City and the openness of the people. What impressed Dickens most, however, was how public structures - roads, buildings - were ''all made to last.''  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, February 26, 2018 – Page B11
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OTTAWA -- Oooooops ...Must have got turned around in the elevator coming down from the press box.This can't be the dressing room of the team that, on Thursday night in Ottawa, took over the NHL lead in road wins with a 4-3 victory over the lowly Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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The art of the NHL rebuild space
With a bold open letter to the fans, the Rangers embark on a perilous journey back to hockey's primetime
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Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Page S9
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-- ''The truth is always the best thing,'' says Glen Sather from his office in Madison Square Garden.''It's time to retool,'' says the long-time president of the New York Rangers, ''Now is the time - so we decided to let the fans know our plans.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Page S10
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OTTAWA -- It took all of 34 seconds for the music to begin for P.K. Subban.Not the irritating, conversation-killing pounding of an NHL rink during warmup and breaks, but the rain of boos that fall from the stands if the Nashville Predators' defenceman so much as touches the puck.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Page B15
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OTTAWA -- Nothing gets old quite as fast as an NHLer.There was Kingston's Taylor Hall on Tuesday afternoon, thick tuque pulled down to eyebrows and ears, collar turned up and looking every bit like a kid waiting for a yellow school bus. And yet, he's talking about the fleet passage of time and how the ''younger players'' around him should make time to appreciate what is, what was and what still could be - if you hurry. That would be Taylor Hall, 26 years of age, leading scorer by 20 points for the surprising New Jersey Devils, and about to play his 500th game, against the Ottawa Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Page S12
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-- It's not the ''Golden Goals'' that people remember.It's the Golden Moments - the little stories, the strange stories and the funny stories - that are the joy of international and Olympic hockey.  FULL STORY arrow
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The weird, wonderful world of NHL in 2018 space
Surprises range from rise of Vegas and fall of Ottawa, Edmonton to wonky rule decisions
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Page S2
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-- Long before Scotiabank and P.K. Subban started saying ''there's one season that runs all year round and that's the fifth season, the hockey season,'' Wayne Gretzky came up with his own unique division.  FULL STORY arrow
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Bruins bad boy back in the vice-principal's office, vowing to change space
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Friday, January 26, 2018 – Page B12
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OTTAWA -- It hardly looks like the office of a vice-principal.But that's exactly what the visitors' dressing room at Canadian Tire Place felt like on Thursday as Brad Marchand - sometimes called ''Rat'' by his teammates - was cornered by several cameras and a dozen microphones.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Canadian Tire Centre is awash in blue jerseys as Toronto manages to prevail in the Battle of Ontario
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Monday, January 22, 2018 – Page B12
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OTTAWA -- Finally, the crowd had something to celebrate at Canadian Tire Centre.It was only 7:26 into the first period when there was a scramble, a goaltender down and, suddenly, a puck in the back of a net.  FULL STORY arrow
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Leafs, Sens like two blips passing on the 401 space
The Battle of Ontario isn't what it used to be, Roy MacGregor writes, as Toronto and Ottawa seemingly go in opposite directions
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Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- If there indeed is a Battle of Ontario - and it's a bit of a stretch to suggest any such thing this NHL season - then there must be a large cat's cradle somewhere around Napanee, the little town that sits exactly half way between the provincial capital and the national capital.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, December 22, 2017 – Page A1
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-- Orson Welles, or whoever first said this, got it wrong.''I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like,'' should really have been: ''But I sure know what I hate.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- It was to be a week of joyous celebration.The NHL would be marking its centennial, the born-again Ottawa Senators saluting their 25th year back in professional hockey.There would be an outdoor alumni game on Parliament Hill featuring both the still beloved, Daniel Alfredsson, and the once loathed, Alexei Yashin, from Senators teams of years past.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Page B16
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-- Pyeongchang - a complete disaster.Or is it?Certainly, on first glance it would appear as though the XXIII Olympic Winter Games are destined to go down as one of the great sporting fiascos of Olympic history.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Page S1
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MONTREAL -- There may never be a more appropriate sports hashtag - #chilloutpeople - particularly as it applies to the emotional bungee jump that Montreal Canadiens fans have been on early in the 2017-18 NHL season.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Page R14
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-- The sign at Kitchissippi Point on the Ottawa River seemed particularly apt early last spring.The message is part of a permanent display to show how once, more than 10,000 years ago, the Ottawa Valley was completely under water. The thawing of the last Ice Age led to the formation of the massive Champlain Sea that formed an inlet for the Atlantic Ocean. The brackish water ran as much as 150 metres higher than the current levels of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Page S5
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OTTAWA -- It had been 175 days, yet time had done little to erase the memories or even remove the sting.As Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel put it: ''There's still a little bit of a chip on our shoulder.''  FULL STORY arrow
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How an unexpected journey to Haida Gwaii reconciled a Nisga'a woman with herself space
Cyndi Peal's spur-of-the-moment decision to tag along with the Canada C3 icebreaker led to a tearful 'spiritual voyage' that she won't forget. Roy MacGregor tells her story
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Friday, November 17, 2017 – Page A8
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-- Cyndi Peal had no intention of going anywhere.She was merely standing at the Prince Rupert wharf in early October to watch the docking of the Polar Prince as the C3 Expedition neared the final destination of its 150-day cruise around the three Canadian coastlines.  FULL STORY arrow
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Selanne and Kariya, a glorious odd couple space
Direct opposites in personality, they became both friends and superstars and have made the cut for this year's Hockey Hall of Fame
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Monday, November 13, 2017 – Page S5
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TORONTO -- It seemed, at first, a forced marriage from hell.It was early February, 1996, and the Winnipeg Jets, belt-tightening with new ownership and soon to bail out of Canada for the ill-chosen Arizona desert, decided to trade their leading scorer to the then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for a couple of very high prospects that never worked out as expected.  FULL STORY arrow
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Big dreams: At 38 and 6-foot-8, bus driver leaps back to basketball space
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Page A1
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OTTAWA -- He is impossible to miss.Dan Stoddard - all 6 feet 8 inches, but not the 380 pounds he was only months ago - ducks through the doors of the Algonquin College gymnasium, hurrying to make a basketball practice that has already gone on for more than an hour.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, October 20, 2017 – Page A1
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-- The silence was hardly a surprise.In anticipation of the public reaction to Ken Dryden's new book, Game Change - a powerful and convincing examination of hockey's failure to address the growing issue of concussions - The Globe and Mail reached out to the Canadian owners of NHL clubs for their thoughts on how the league is dealing with head injuries.  FULL STORY arrow
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Five months after he emerged as the Conservative Party's surprise new leader, and with two federal by-elections on the way, the MP from Regina is well aware he needs to define himself to Canadian voters. But as Roy MacGregor writes, the more we know about Andrew Scheer, the less clear it is where he'd take the country if given the chance
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Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Page F3
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. REGINA -- The early morning sky is bruised purple and black - rain has fallen through the night and will soon fall again - but the mood is sunny, always sunny, as Andrew Scheer walks six-year-old Henry to the boy's flag-football game on the outskirts of the city.  FULL STORY arrow
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Roy MacGregor looks back at the accomplished career of Canada's third-longest-serving governor-general and looks ahead at the bucolic country life that now awaits him and his wife on the outskirts of Ottawa
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Page A10
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-- The Rt. Hon. David Johnston, CC, CMM, COM, CD, FRSC (hon), FRCPSC (hon), 28th Governor-General of Canada, has taken up golf.This is hardly unusual for one facing retirement following a long and accomplished career, but Mr. Johnston is hardly typical of those who would fade - or duck hook, for that matter - into the white-belt world of searching for lost balls.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, September 15, 2017 – Page S1
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-- This has been an intriguing week for those who sometimes feel as though they're beating their heads against the wall on the issue of concussion injuries.In Toronto on Thursday, the Ontario government took significant action toward making sport safer for students and amateur athletes by accepting recommendations from an expert panel on concussion safety and by promising legislation to guarantee those recommendations become law.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Page L1
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BURPEE BAR, N.B. -- The dark river was flecked with rotten ice, rocks studding its course glistening like fresh-mined coal. The current frothed and boiled, standing waves at the head of a rock and a quiet lozenge of still water at the tail, where, in the old days before the rivers carried millions of bobbing, colliding logs, big salmon would lie. - Annie Proulx, Barkskins There is nothing particularly eye-catching about this flat, brush-covered island about a dozen kilometres upstream from Fredericton along the Saint John River.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, August 21, 2017 – Page A6
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-- Lorraine Leniuk is off to a family funeral.And she couldn't be happier about it.The burial is set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the British military cemetery just outside the town of Loos-en-Gohelle, France.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Saskatchewan rivers: 'Highways' that opened up the West space
For 300 years, the North and South Saskatchewan rivers were main transportation and communication routes from Eastern Canada, and played pivotal roles in Canadian history. Now, advocates are trying to ensure the waterways stay pristine for future generations to experience
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Monday, August 7, 2017 – Page A6
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PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. -- It was barely past Thanksgiving and already the RCMP were advising drivers to stay off the roads.An early blizzard had struck Saskatchewan, and Highway 2 heading north into Prince Albert seemed to have as many vehicles in the ditches as there were 4x4s bouncing nervously through the icy ruts.  FULL STORY arrow
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Art or abomination: A tribute to a legendary Canadian artist in small-town Ontario sets chins wagging, Roy MacGregor writes
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Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Page A8
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HUNTSVILLE, ONT. -- Ottawa has Voice of Fire.Little Huntsville - a picturesque tourist town in the heart of Ontario's cottage country - has Pipe Man.Both works of art are 5.5 metres tall, both have but two colours - red and blue for Voice of Fire, black and white for Pipe Man - and both opened to initial public outrage.  FULL STORY arrow
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'We know what we have to do in the future,' Ottawa's captain says as his teammates come to terms with the heartbreak of OT loss
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Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Page S5
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PITTSBURGH -- If they weren't standing upright, you might think you had walked into a morgue.Drained, their skin pasty, their eyes either sandbagging tears or staring empty into the unseeable distance, the Ottawa Senators did their duty and met the swarming, annoying media at the end of their remarkable spring run.  FULL STORY arrow
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Sorry, Canada, there will be no Canadian team in the Stanley Cup final, again, as Pittsburgh beats the Ottawa Senators in double overtime of Game 7 and gets set to face the Nashville Predators for hockey's crown
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, May 26, 2017 – Page S1
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PITTSBURGH -- Take a deep breath, Canada - it is now 23 years 350 days ... and counting.Though the Stanley Cup was dedicated to ''the champion hockey team in the Dominion'' back in 1892, it has not been raised by a Canadian team since June 9, 1993, when the Montreal Canadiens defeated Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 to take the final series in only five games.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Page S1
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PITTSBURGH -- If hockey has a moment that defines, it is fast approaching.By the end of the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the game is profoundly different, as are the players - at least those still standing.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa beats Pittsburgh 2-1 in Game 6, forcing a seventh and deciding game to determine which team makes it to the Stanley Cup final
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- They call it ugly hockey, but the winning goal was a thing of beauty - at least to Ottawa fans.Mike Hoffman, the best pure scorer the Ottawa Senators have to offer, drifted over the Pittsburgh Penguins' blueline at the 1:34 mark of the third period, held until he felt Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray was screened and then slapped a hard shot that rang off the right goalpost and in.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- It will go down as the mostwatched and most-analyzed practice of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.Certainly in Ottawa, no practice has ever been under such intense scrutiny. Monday's gathering at Canadian Tire Centre served not only as a light workout for the players, but as tea leaves and tarot cards for what might be coming Tuesday night when the Senators meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa suffers 'a flat-out spanking' during Game 5, in which Boucher's attempt at buying time via goalie swaps ends up costing him
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Monday, May 22, 2017 – Page S1
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PITTSBURGH -- It seemed the stars could not have been aligned more perfectly.It was goaltender Craig Anderson's birthday.It was an afternoon game in the Stanley Cup playoffs. This spring, Anderson's Ottawa Senators had taken part in four afternoon matches and won them all - each one in overtime. May as well skip the regular time and go straight to OT.  FULL STORY arrow
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Penguins gamble and win space
Pittsburgh takes a chance with Murray in goal and it pays off with a tie in the series
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- Heaven knows - and despite what some of them would have you believe - you don't have to be an Einstein to coach in the NHL.That said, it was Einstein, the dedicated scientist and mathematician, who came to the conclusion that a certain thing that cannot be measured might be the most valuable commodity of all: intuition.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, May 19, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Whatever became of them?There, right at the very top of the chronological list released Thursday of the ''Top 20 Greatest NHL Teams,'' as voted by hockey fans, was the 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins.  FULL STORY arrow
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Sens dominate Pens in Game 3 space
Jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first period, Ottawa shows no mercy against depleted Pittsburgh team
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- Call it The Butterfly Effect.The Ottawa Senators were calling Wednesday ''a great day'' even before the anthems, long before they steamrolled over the defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the Eastern Conference final.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – Page S1
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PITTSBURGH -- Perhaps they should have gone for a walk before they flew.The Ottawa Senators woke up Tuesday morning - no, that wasn't a bad dream, it was a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins - and spent part of a sunny morning trying to explain what had gone wrong, what had gone right and what to do about Wednesday evening back in Ottawa, where Game 3 of this now best-of-five Eastern Conference final will be played.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa's power play continues to struggle in the playoffs and faces strong goaltending in Fleury
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Sometimes it seems like everything the Ottawa Senators do, they do backwards.They attack by staying back and blocking the middle.They don't practise and now don't even have morning skates.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, May 15, 2017 – Page S1
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PITTSBURGH -- On Mother's Day, it seemed only natural they would talk about mothers and grandmothers.And pain and redemption. The Ottawa Senators' unexpected 2-1 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins was behind them. Ahead of them, Monday night at the same PPG Paints Arena, would be Game 2 against the Stanley Cup defending champion. But Sunday was a day to pause and speak quietly of matters far more important than who wins and who loses in a game best enjoyed by children.  FULL STORY arrow
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For Karlsson, the universe unfolds - so far space
Finalist for another Norris, a stalwart in playoffs, recently engaged, but Ottawa defenceman has his eye on more elusive prize
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- He is chasing his third Norris Trophy in the past four years.That he is the best NHL defenceman still skating is indisputable - the other two Norris finalists, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, are out of the playoffs - yet he might, in another life, have been challenging for the Vezina Trophy that goes to the top goaltender.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa finally gets its victory in New York, and will now face either the Capitals or the Penguins
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Page S3
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NEW YORK -- It seemed such a strange thing to say, especially for a professional athlete who is also the captain of his team.''We're going to do a good job regardless of whether we win or not.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Page S1
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NEW YORK -- This is how it works in hockey.The Ottawa Senators head into the city that never sleeps and fall asleep in the first 10 minutes of Games 3 and 4, the New York Rangers decisively winning both games by an identical score, 4-1.  FULL STORY arrow
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The veteran right winger, drafted back in 1998, has taken it upon himself to provide much needed inspiration for the team
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Monday, May 8, 2017 – Page S3
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NEW YORK -- ''Maybe he has been our most important player.''Kyle Turris, a quiet, humble young man, certainly wasn't talking about himself, though it was Turris who on Saturday afternoon, 8:28 into overtime in Game 5 of the Ottawa SenatorsNew York Rangers series, came over the Rangers blueline and, on his second try, got away a shot that somehow eluded Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.  FULL STORY arrow
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It's been a long, bumpy ride from expansion-draft punchline to surprise playoff run
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Ah, 2017 ... the year of endless celebration.It is the country's 150th birthday. It is 100 years since Canada came into nationhood at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and 100 years since the man who painted Canada, Tom Thomson, went missing. It's 100 years since the federal government brought in that ''temporary'' income tax that no one today remembers, 100 years since the NHL was founded ... and 25 years since the modern-day version of the Ottawa Senators played their very first game.  FULL STORY arrow
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New York takes advantage of home ice to make a brand-new series of it and deliver another blow to Senators' fragile confidence
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Friday, May 5, 2017 – Page S3
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-- The Ottawa Senators can take some comfort that they are headed back to home ice.Leading two games to none when they arrived in New York City for the Eastern Conference semi-final, the Senators flew home late Thursday bruised in body and feelings after two consecutive crushing defeats by the New York Rangers.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Okay, so he's not Russian.He is, in fact, half-Iranian, half-Swedish - but all the same, Churchill's wry line about Russia seems also to fit Mika Zibanejad: ''A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.''  FULL STORY arrow
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After New York's dominating victory at Madison Square Garden, the Senators must focus on tomorrow and not the past
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Never look back, says Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher.Don't think about last year - when the team missed the playoffs - and don't think there's any luck to carry over from Saturday's 6-5 double-overtime win by the Senators over the New York Rangers, courtesy of ''checker'' Jean-Gabriel Pageau's stunning four-goal performance.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Page S1
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-- The New York Rangers held a meeting, Rick Nash said, and ''tried to erase everything that happened.''The big Rangers forward was speaking in New York Monday morning of the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinal, in which Ottawa had taken a surprising, if not commanding, two-games-to-none lead after Saturday's wild double-overtime 6-5 victory.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa's Pageau, the local kid everyone thought was too little for the NHL, scores four goals to lead his team past the Rangers
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Monday, May 1, 2017 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- He is the only Ottawa Senator in the Guinness World Records.No, we are not talking about dubious expenses or shabby attendance - we speak here of the hockey Senators, specifically one Jean-Gabriel Pageau.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa leads series 1-0 after squeaking past Rangers on crucial goal from Karlsson with only four minutes left to go
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Friday, April 28, 2017 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- It was the ideal weather forecast for the opening of the Eastern Conference semi-final.Dense fog to start the day, slow clearing building eventually to the hottest day, so far, of Ottawa's spring 2017.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- It used to be so simple.You played hard during the regular season in order to pile up the points and, hopefully, gain home-ice advantage during the playoffs.On Thursday night, the Eastern Conference semi-final will begin, featuring the 102-points New York Rangers against the 98points Ottawa Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, April 24, 2017 – Page S3
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BOSTON -- Almost two full seasons - 156 consecutive games - lost to concussion. Two years of fighting annoying retirement questions and unwelcome medical advice, self-doubt and uncertainty.And then, suddenly, you're the playoffs hero.  FULL STORY arrow
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Former NHLer Joé Juneau wanted to bring hockey to the youth of remote Nunavik. Now, his select team is being cancelled. Roy MacGregor reports on what the program meant to the community on, and off, the ice
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Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- There is something wrong with this picture.The selfies that the coaches and players are taking show ecstasy - the triumphant 4-3 victory of the Nunavik Nordiks over the Sudbury Stars to win the midget women's hockey championship. They kiss and raise high the trophy, hug and scream at each other, skate about the rink holding out their gold medals for the few dozen fans to applaud.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- They say that the fourth game is hardest to win.They might be right, given the way the Ottawa Senators squandered a two-goal lead Friday night to allow the Boston Bruins another life as the Bruins turned a 3-2 victory into a Game 6 back in Boston on Sunday afternoon.  FULL STORY arrow
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Giving an 'overlooked' triumph its due space
More than 200 Canadians head to France for ceremony to honour a Hill 70 memorial under construction
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Page A9
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LOOS-EN-GOHELLE, FRANCE -- HILL 70 CANADA'S FORGOTTEN BATTLEIt is only appropriate that a story that was silent for so very long should have its own moment of silence.On a sunny, warm spring Saturday on the edge of this little town in Northern France, more than 200 Canadians gathered to honour the new memorial still under construction to the Battle of Hill 70.  FULL STORY arrow
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A tribute from Prince Charles was just one of many from high-profile personalities on the 100th anniversary of the critical Great War battle in a ceremony hosted by the Canadian government
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Page A1
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VIMY RIDGE, FRANCE -- They came for many reasons, but with one purpose.On a day when the morning air felt suitably heavy, they made their way by the hundreds, the thousands, the tens of thousands up the long trail through the high pines, the rolling mounds and trenches a rich spring green and freshly mowed by grazing sheep - a pastoral scene regularly jarred by red ''DANGER'' signs warning visitors that they step off the fenced pathways at their peril.  FULL STORY arrow
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Old-school communications have much to teach the thousands of digital-age Canadian students visiting Vimy Ridge and Hill 70
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Page A4
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ARRAS, FRANCE -- ''Somewhere in France ... ''So began most letters from the Western Front a century back.There were strict rules during the Great War about saying where a battalion might actually be and even stricter rules about what they were up to. And yet, as families all across Canada will testify, those small notes home - vague as they might intentionally be - were treasured at the time of delivery and today, 100 years on, are considered valuable family heirlooms.  FULL STORY arrow
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On the battlefields of France, the Ukrainian-Canadian soldier became one of only six of his countrymen to win the Victoria Cross for bravery - but when he returned home, his honour was put to the test. Roy MacGregor tells his story
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Page A8
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-- Many would say there is no honour higher; some might suggest - but never to the face of Filip Konowal - there can be no job lower.The high honour was the Victoria Cross, granted to then-acting corporal Konowal for his incredible bravery during the Battle for Hill 70 in August, 1917. This ferocious little Ukrainian Canadian killed at least 16 German soldiers - he claimed to have killed as many as 52 in a newspaper interview later in life - in hand-tohand combat as he took out machine-gun nests and rooted out hidden pockets of the enemy, mostly using his bayonet and the butt end of his rifle.  FULL STORY arrow
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IN SMITHS FALLS, ONT., STUDENT SLEUTHS BRING SOLDIERS' STORIES TO LIFE space
One soldier at a time, these Grade 10 researchers are building a massive database of Canada's fallen from Hill 70, Vimy Ridge and more. Roy MacGregor looks at what they've learned
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Monday, April 3, 2017 – Page A8
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-- Nathanael Flinn has a dilemma.The Grade 10 student at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute has been part of a national ''hackathon'' designed to introduce young Canadians to the significance of such key First World War battles as Vimy Ridge and Hill 70.  FULL STORY arrow
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Canadians know the story of Vimy Ridge and the horrors of Passchendaele. Now, with the unveiling of a stirring memorial in northern France, and a raft of initiatives set to unfold across Canada, the Battle of Hill 70 takes its place as a pivotal moment in the history of our country. Roy MacGregor reports
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Page F1
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-- It is the Monument to Lost Memory.Travel along County Road 43 through the rolling dairy-farm countryside of Eastern Ontario.Turn onto the smaller County Road 1, then over the crossing where the trains still run but no longer stop. Take a quick right on Clark Road and turn in by the worn outdoor hockey rink and community centre.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa Senators owner's near-death brush with liver disease spurs campaign to raise awareness of need for transplant donations
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Friday, March 31, 2017 – Page A3
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-- The knock came at 3 o'clock in the morning.Eugene Melnyk, made rich by pharmaceuticals, made famous by hockey, was in a foul mood. He was at his Toronto residence and hadn't slept well the night before and just wanted a good night's sleep before flying to back to Barbados, where he lives most of the year.  FULL STORY arrow
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Exhibit honours those who served space
For the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, the battle considered the 'birth of the nation,' Canadian War Museum opens a new display
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Page A3
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OTTAWA -- It's the little things that break the heart.Like the tiny teddy bear that 10year-old Aileen Rogers gave her father to keep him company when he headed off to war. Only the bear made it home.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, March 6, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- It was an act she'd seen dozens of times on television, a million times in her dreams.The championship trophy - in this case the relatively young Clarkson Cup - is handed over to the team captain, who instantly raises it to the sky while teammates roar their approval and the standing crowd cheers wildly.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Only 25 years old, and already she is thinking ahead two generations. ''It's so neat to be part of hockey history,'' Brianne Jenner says.''To be able to tell my grandchildren that my name is on that trophy.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, February 20, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- What a difference a year makes ... in sports, as well as that other thing everyone is talking about.One year ago, during the hockey apocalypse, no Canadian team was able even to make the playoffs for the trophy Lord Stanley said should go to the championship team of the Dominion.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, February 13, 2017 – Page L1
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SUDBURY -- There is no dog to blame here.There is, however, a small black box on the wall of each room in this little research laboratory toward the rear of the Laurentian University campus.  FULL STORY arrow
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Peterborough can be inspiration for Quebec space
Firebombing of Ontario city's mosque in 2015 had unexpected effect of bringing community together - a sentiment that endures
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, February 4, 2017 – Page A8
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PETERBOROUGH, ONT. -- Kenzu Abdella was staring so intently at the television that he at first didn't notice his 10-year-old daughter Hannah had slipped into the family room.He immediately shut off the news, but it was too late. She had seen the early reports coming out of Quebec City.  FULL STORY arrow
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A source of both inspiration and controversy for decades, the future of the Columbia River now hangs in the balance as the U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate a 53-year-old treaty on its use
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Page S1
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INVERMERE, B.C. -- Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through. Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew. Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue, Roll on, Columbia, roll on!CHORUS: Roll on, Columbia, roll on. Roll on, Columbia, roll on.  FULL STORY arrow
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Battle of Ontario gets new life as former MLSE stalwart makes switch to Sens space
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Thursday, January 26, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators pulled off a huge trade Tuesday.No, we're not talking about Tommy Wingels, who brings his five goals and three assists from the San Jose Sharks to Ottawa for a seventh-round draft pick and two minor-leaguers.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Ten years ago, at a golf course in suburban Virginia, Alexander Ovechkin tried golf. After several whiffs and a few scuffs, he scored a hole-in-one while just fooling around.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, January 23, 2017 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- These being the dog days of January, even the hockey gods have to look for something to amuse themselves.And so, on the very week that a statue is erected in St. Paul, Minn., to Herb Brooks, they set John Tortorella and Guy Boucher against each other on a slow Sunday evening in Ottawa.  FULL STORY arrow
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Len Boogaard's quest to end fighting in hockey
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page S1
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GREELY, ONT. -- The fall of Derek Boogaard is a cautionary tale about the dangers of fighting. Boogaard, at 28, died from an accidental drug overdose as he tried to cope with the pain that came from his years as a hockey enforcer. After witnessing the physical and cognitive toll hockey took on his son, Len Boogaard is waging a battle of his own: to eliminate fighting from the game. But in the five years since Derek's death, he still wonders if the NHL is listening  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, January 9, 2017 – Page A
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-- This story is part of a series about people, products and discoveries that changed the world.The thing about hockey is that it's endlessly debatable.Who's the best player? What's the best team? Where is the birthplace of hockey - Montreal?  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, January 9, 2017 – Page S1
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-- There is simply no argument - Connor McDavid is, indeed, the Second Coming.At least as far as the struggling Ottawa Senators are concerned.In a rather local all-star week in the nation's capital, Alexander Ovechkin was the First Coming on Saturday, as his Washington Capitals extended the Senators losing streak to four games with a 1-0 victory.  FULL STORY arrow
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