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Globe Columnists
Wednesday, July 17




  Roy MacGregor
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For Canada's cattle barons, challenge of succession offers a chance for noblesse oblige space
Today, Alberta's W.A. Ranches is worth $44-million. But when the father and daughter who built it from nothing decided it was time to give up farming, they did something extraordinary - they gave it away, Roy MacGregor writes
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Page A14
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COCHRANE, ALTA. -- It is Saturday morning and a wheat-coloured SUV is bucking slowly through a field half an hour northeast of the town of Cochrane, Alta. It is calving season, J.C. (Jack) Anderson's favourite time of year to be out on the land. He enjoys nothing more than seeing a healthy newborn Black Angus calf find its feet and then immediately try to find its mother.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Page A15
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-- Wynne Chisholm is an extraordinarily generous and special person - but she is not unique.Women are the true growth story in Canadian agriculture.Far more women are taking up careers in agriculture - from running major ranch operations to starting up small organic farms - than is generally recognized. A 2016 census found that the number of female farmers and ranchers in this country has been on the rise: Their numbers increased nearly 2 per cent since 2011, reaching an impressive total of 77,970.  FULL STORY arrow
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Canada has become a nation of nets - and not the kind you shoot pucks into space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, June 10, 2019 – Page A1
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-- They are 10 years old and best friends forever.''Forever'' beginning today, when Fisher Cation and Trey Greger have already nailed down permission to stay up late to watch, they fervently hope, the Toronto Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 and claim the first NBA championship decided outside the United States.  FULL STORY arrow
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Bruins and Blues keeping the good old game interesting space
The TV ratings may not be great, but this year's Stanley Cup story is pretty captivating
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Page S9
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BARRY'S BAY, ONT. -- A couple of locals were waiting for their fries in this small Eastern Ontario town Thursday afternoon when one asked the other, ''You going to watch the game tonight?'' In most of this country, there is still only one ''game.'' Other sports pastimes require two words, as in ''ball game'' or ''basketball game.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Effort under way to memorialize D-Day as 75th anniversary approaches space
The Canadian War Museum is working with seven men who landed at Juno Beach to ensure the country's role is never forgotten
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Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Page A12
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-- From his fourth-floor apartment, 94-year-old Fred Turnbull looks down on Bedford Basin. It is the same magnificent harbour where, so very long ago, the then-17-year-old stared down from the train carrying him to Halifax and saw navy convoys gathering to cross the Atlantic.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- The owner has said it himself.It was Dec. 15, 2017, the day before the Ottawa Senators were to play host to the NHL's Winter Classic, and Eugene Melnyk was unwisely complaining to the media that owning a team in the national capital was all about ''fighting every day to sell a ticket.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Western finalists coming off dramatic seven gamers space
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Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Page S1
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-- Talk about a New Year's Resolution.On Jan. 2, the St. Louis Blues found they had stumbled, slipped and fallen to dead last in the NHL - worse, even, than the dreadful and dysfunctional Ottawa Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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Muskoka confronted with new normal as floods persist space
Towns in the region are being hit hard with rising water levels, and some point to climate change as a factor
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Page A6
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BRACEBRIDGE, ONT. -- There's not a lot of ho-ho-ho along Santa's Village Road these days.Docks have been torn away, boats left in boathouses crushed into ceilings and so much debris is pinballing down the swollen Muskoka River that anyone who isn't an actual owner - or working for an owner - of the hundreds of cottages along Lake Muskoka are forbidden to venture out on the water.  FULL STORY arrow
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Can a Stanley Cup final in June top Round 1? space
Unless Canadian teams are still involved, the later series tend to be background noise
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Page S2
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-- I t being Easter Weekend, perhaps we should also quietly celebrate one of the greatest opening rounds of playoff hockey in memory.The Tampa Bay Lightning - having tied the NHL regular-season record with 62 wins - gone in four straight. Nikita Kucherov, the Art Ross Trophy winner with 128 points and widely predicted to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs, held to two assists.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, April 12, 2019 – Page B11
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WINNIPEG -- Hockey slowly evolves - but at least most rule changes improve the game.When the NHL formed back in 1917, they dropped the rover position, meaning more ice surface for 10 skaters rather than 12.  FULL STORY arrow
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St. Louis pulls off come-from-behind victory in Winnipeg, giving Jets two days to worry before next game
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Page B15
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WINNIPEG -- It might have been taken as an omen in this city so worried it cannot match last year's impressive playoff run to the Western Conference final.The little flag bearer chosen to lead the Winnipeg Jets out for Game 1 of their opening series against the St. Louis Blues stepped out onto the fresh ice, slipped and fell flat on his face.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Page B11
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-- Jaden Schwartz of the St. Louis Blues battles for space with Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck and defenceman Jacob Trouba during Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series in Winnipeg on Wednesday. The matchup was set to be a battle of the backstops, with Hellebuyck facing down the Blues' rising star rookie goaltender, Jordan Binnington.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Page B13
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WINNIPEG -- They are a couple, and most certainly matching.They have similar facial piercings. They have Winnipeg Jets caps on and each wears a Winnipeg Jets jersey - he No. 33 to honour big defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, she No. 29 for Patrik Laine. They are trying their best to crowd into the standingroom-only Jets practice at Bell MTS Iceplex on the western edge of town ahead of the team's first playoff game on Wednesday.  FULL STORY arrow
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Jets might need some luck to achieve takeoff over Blues space
After St. Louis's rally and a tough spring for Winnipeg, the teams' first-round matchup is sure to be a nail-biter
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – Page B15
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WINNIPEG -- Stick out your toe, Tim - you may be needed.The 1,360-kilogram statue of Timothy Eaton that graces the second-floor of the downtown Bell MTS Place near where Eaton's department store once stood before becoming the new home of the Winnipeg Jets is getting a workout this week. Fans rub the toe of the left shoe of the monument, burnishing the bronze to the point where it gleams from the polish.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, April 8, 2019 – Page B11
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-- Canada's best chance at a Stanley Cup, now into its 26th spring drought, will either go through Toronto or ... Atlanta.The Toronto Maple Leafs, Cup-less since Kind of a Drag was a hit song, is the only Canadian team from the Eastern Conference entering the playoffs. The two Canadian teams from the Western Conference in the playoffs, the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets, both trace their origins to the southern city that was burned to the ground during the U.S. Civil War. The fiery logo on the front of the Calgary jerseys, in fact, connects back to that 1864 fire more than it does to any sputtering gas flares in the oil and gas industry.  FULL STORY arrow
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A path forward: The reinvention of the Canadian Canoe Museum space
A $10-million federal donation will help build a new facility on the Trent-Severn Waterway, finally connecting Peterborough's former outboard-motor factory to the open water
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Page A10
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PETERBOROUGH, ONT. -- Such sweet irony... This vast former factory on Monaghan Road in the city's west end was once home to Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC), the international company that grew out of Ole Evinrude's 1909 invention of a three-horsepower engine that could churn a below-water propeller. Its existence meant hunters and fishers and campers no longer had to paddle to get where they wanted to be. OMC's Evinrude and Johnson outboards were once so popular there were a dozen such factories in North America, with 8,000 employees and more than $1-billion in annual sales.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- The stands were packed.Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of young fans wearing their hero's jersey. The sellout crowd of 18,358 cheers wildly when, at the 6 minute 47 second mark of the second period, the hero pickpockets a stumbling defenceman and roofs the puck to tie the game and send his team on to a 4-2 victory.  FULL STORY arrow
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When Ottawa acquired Duchene it had Cup dreams, now as he leaves the Senators begin a rebuild
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Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- There are some trades that, like the scriptures and Shakespeare, could be studied forever and endlessly debated.Matt Duchene just became one of those endless bar arguments.It is important to remember that the now 28-year-old centre asked for a trade from the Colorado Avalanche back in early November, 2017, so that he could have a shot at winning a Stanley Cup before it was too late for him.  FULL STORY arrow
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The sport that unites us in a time of division space
Author asks Canadians from across the political spectrum how they feel about hockey
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Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- In this surly time when the centre no longer holds and wedge politics have taken control, it is a shock to find conservatives and liberals walking hand in hand.Or perhaps we should say skating hand in hand.  FULL STORY arrow
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Birdwatchers flock to Ottawa woman's backyard to catch glimpse of rare lazuli bunting space
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – Page A3
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OTTAWA -- ''I don't know what I got myself into.''Denise Smith is laughing lightly, although most people would hardly find funny what has happened to her over the past couple of weeks.  FULL STORY arrow
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Perhaps the most surprising of the Canadian hopefuls, Montreal is staging a turnaround for the ages
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Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Page S2
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-- ''When you win in Montreal,'' Guy Lafleur once said, ''it's the best place in the world to play hockey.''So it was in Lafleur's time - five Stanley Cups in the 1970s, including three in a row in 1977, 1978 and 1979 - but it has been a long, long drought since 1993, the last year the Canadiens, the last time any Canadian team, raised that silver cup over their heads.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Page S2
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-- The NHL likes to say that the all-star weekend is for the fans.Actually, it's far more for the sponsors. Rabid fans - you know, the sort of person legendary New York sportswriter Jimmy Cannon claimed ''boos a TV set'' - have little-to-no interest in a meaningless game that only interrupts what they are really wound up about as the season enters its stretch drive: the current state of their team.  FULL STORY arrow
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Forward left Avalanche after years of being on losing teams only to land with the lowly Sens
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Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Page S5
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-- ''Makes you want to puke a little bit.''Come on, Matt Duchene. Here it is, Wednesday, your 28th birthday, and you're already joking about being an old man. A week earlier, your wife, Ashley, gave birth to your first child, a son the couple has named Beau. On this mid-week day in Ottawa, your Senators met your old team, the Colorado Avalanche, and you - Happy Birthday! - led the way with two goals and an assist in a surprising 5-2 victory for the home side.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Friday, January 18, 2019 – Page A8
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LAC-SAINTE-MARIE, QUE. -- Think of him as The Bull Whisperer.Stan Christensen - all 6 foot 5 of him - moves about a fenced field that holds a dozen or so Red Angus bulls, the largest among them, the ''boss'' of the herd, weighing in at more than 1,100 kilograms, slightly larger than a black rhinoceros and almost the size of three adult moose. Mr. Christensen throws an arm over the shoulder of the giant known as Red Sage 142Y 678, and the big bull all but rubs against him like a barn cat. He then moves through the rest of the bulls, not a snort among them, calmly talking to them as they appear to lounge about in some impossibly bucolic painting.  FULL STORY arrow
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For Pettersson, the Canucks love runs deep space
Unassuming rookie of the season has rooted for Vancouver since he was 5. Now he's just living the dream
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Saturday, January 5, 2019 – Page S2
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-- ''Google it.''It is a most unusual answer in a hockey dressing room where responses tend to be so evasive and practiced they are not even worth jotting down.But this is what Elias Pettersson says when he is challenged on what might seem a bit of a stretch when he claims he's ''living my dream, playing in Vancouver.''  FULL STORY arrow
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A dairy farmer's dire year: First a tornado, then a trade deal space
After a storm devastated the land he had just bought, Jim Flewellyn must now brace against another: the USMCA
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Thursday, December 27, 2018 – Page B5
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KINBURN, ONT. -- Jim Flewellyn knew something was up - but it would take most of the day to find out how much would end up down.It was Friday afternoon, Sept.21. The 47-year-old dairy farmer knew about the ''severe weather warning'' for his rural area northwest of Ottawa. He noticed that Harley, his constant companion on the farm, was getting skittish, which was most uncommon for the friendly five-year-old Australian shepherd.  FULL STORY arrow
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Let us not forget the feats of Phantom Joe space
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Saturday, December 22, 2018 – Page S3
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-- Say it ain't so, Joe.At least you're fully living up to your moniker - Phantom Joe - as the name Joe Malone is nowhere to be found in the runaway chatter over who is the greatest scorer in hockey history.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Page S2
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-- They will say that the Battle of Alberta might finally be back on, but some will see it as a Clash of Coaches.As of Friday, the Calgary Flames, astonishingly, stood first over all in the Pacific Division.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Hockey Sweater, Roch Carrier's iconic short story about a boy in small-town Quebec who gets an unwelcome gift, almost didn't get written, writes Roy MacGregor
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Saturday, December 8, 2018 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- He was told to pack light - though weight would be irrelevant for the 187 days Robert Thirsk would be spending aboard the International Space Station.The issue, rather, was space - so little individual space in limitless outer space - and the Canadian astronaut would have to choose carefully when it came to personal items he would take along on his record-setting 2009 journey.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Page B14
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OTTAWA -- ''Cherry picker.''It might seem an odd way to remember one's father, but not so much if you happen ever to have played a game of pick-up hockey with Gord Brown or, in this case, you're Chance Brown, his 17-year-old son.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Page S9
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OTTAWA -- Just when everyone thought it couldn't get much worse - it gets a lot worse.The long-anticipated redevelopment of prized downtown riverside property within a slap shot of Parliament Hill - a partnership promising a $4billion residential and retail project complete with a $600-million NHL arena - was considered on such shaky ground Thursday that Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson warned them to ''get their act together'' within the next couple of months, or else.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, November 23, 2018 – Page B11
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OTTAWA -- Ottawans woke up Thursday morning to the coldest Nov. 22 in recorded history: -15.As if the chill wasn't already on as the National Capital Commission (NCC) met in an open board meeting to discuss where matters lie with the much-anticipated move downtown by the struggling, and seemingly cursed, Ottawa Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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Philanthropist couple step up to ensure a piece of Canadian wartime history is saved space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Page A8
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OTTAWA -- Sir Cyril Woods was desperate to stand up for his country.His grandfather, Charles Woods, had been a casualty of mustard gas in the Great War, spending the last six decades of his life in a veteran's hospital. His father and brother served in the Second World War.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Page A8
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OTTAWA -- Sir Cyril Woods was desperate to stand up for his country.His grandfather, Charles Woods, had been a casualty of mustard gas in the Great War, spending the last six decades of his life in a veteran's hospital. His father and brother served in the Second World War.  FULL STORY arrow
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Keeping the memory of the Battle of Hill 70 alive space
The battle between the Canadian Corps and five divisions of the German 6th Army was fought in Lens, France, during 1917
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Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Page A6
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SMITHS FALLS, ONT. -- They call it ''Know by Doing'' and it certainly is not your grandparents' history class.There are no textbooks to be seen. There is no one speaking from the front of the classroom because there is no front. At computers and tables the students teach themselves, tracking down original evidence, studying period maps and examining military records. All in order to better understand what happened more than a century ago near a small town in northern France.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Page B16
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OTTAWA -- There being so many elephants in the room now, the Ottawa Senators could only fit four players in Tuesday morning when it came time to face the media.And none of the four, tellingly, had been part of the infamous Uber ride.  FULL STORY arrow
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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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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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After years of neglect, advocates in Muskoka work to restore a dedicated U.S. couple's elaborate memorial
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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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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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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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How a group of Canadian priests became an international sensation, while raising money for good causes
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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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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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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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While it faced skeptics every step of the way, Winnipeg's human rights museum keeps proving them wrong
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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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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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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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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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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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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NHLers can't get enough of smelling salts space
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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Athletes' dreams cut short space
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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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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The young phenom is within a single point of the NHL scoring lead, and therein lies the rub
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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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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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The divisive superstar space
P.K. Subban has garnered large swaths of fans, but often rubs hockey traditionalists the wrong way
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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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Many of the sport's most exciting global moments happened without the big league's biggest names
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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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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 Leafs bring it home in Ottawa space
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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RIP, Pipe Man: Muskoka survey sinks plastic-tube tribute to Tom Thomson space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Dark clouds hang over Senators' celebration space
Fans livid as their team stumbles home to host a party while owners ponder the franchise's future downtown
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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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For three weeks when star goaltender Carey Price was lost to the team, panic was in the streets of Montreal, perhaps the only NHL city where it is impossible to sell a rebuild plan. With the worst 10-game start in club history, heads were ready to roll
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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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In his new book, Roy MacGregor documents his travels down 16 Canadian rivers
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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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Penguins still a nemesis for Senators space
Ottawa is smarting from dramatic playoff loss to Pittsburgh last spring - and after a fresh loss this week, that hasn't changed
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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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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David Johnston sails into the sunset: 'My concern now is time' space
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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Once an obscure conflict only familiar to dedicated military historians, a project backed by Governor-General David Johnston has revived public interest in the Battle of Hill 70. A Canadian monument to the battle is set to open on Tuesday and for the families of those who fell, it's a long time coming. Roy MacGregor reports
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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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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The good, odd hockey game space
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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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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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After the worst showing of Ottawa's postseason, the team hopes that practice makes perfect space
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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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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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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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Senators need to regroup quickly space
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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