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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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PENGUINS IN SEVENTH HEAVEN space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Staying alive space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Pens shut out Sens as series heads north space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Senators book spot in Eastern final space
Ottawa finally gets its victory in New York, and will now face either the Capitals or the Penguins
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Neil emerges as Sens' key to the series space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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25 YEARS IN, OTTAWA APOLOGIZES FOR NOTHING space
It's been a long, bumpy ride from expansion-draft punchline to surprise playoff run
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Ottawa bruised after second straight loss space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Ottawa looks to future after big loss space
After New York's dominating victory at Madison Square Garden, the Senators must focus on tomorrow and not the past
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Sens' small but fearless centre a big hero space
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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A bittersweet, final road trip for the Nunavik Nordiks space
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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'THIS WAS CANADA AT ITS BEST' space
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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Letters from 'somewhere in France' space
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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Filip Konowal: The hero of Hill 70 space
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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Melnyk leads new push for organ donors space
Ottawa Senators owner's near-death brush with liver disease spurs campaign to raise awareness of need for transplant donations
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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As the Les Canadiennes de Montreal defeat the Calgary Inferno to hoist the Clarkson Cup, the victory sends a message to critics of women's hockey: This game isn't going anywhere
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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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Dr. Rui Wang has spent years studying the effects of hydrogen sulfide. He believes a fart pill could potentially do wonders for human health. Roy MacGregor reports
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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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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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Despite career accolades, Ovechkin still wants more space
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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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How the goalie mask changed the face of hockey space
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By ROY MACGREGOR
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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TAKING HEADSHOTS TO HEART space
Canadian athletes, from NHL legend Eric Lindros and two-time gold medalist Rosie MacLennan to former CFL safety Étienne Boulay, met in Ottawa for the We Can Do Better conference, calling for education and training for young people on concussion injuries
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Page A10
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OTTAWA -- As a former hockey star with a long, public history of concussion injury, Eric Lindros has little hope that, without a great deal of convincing, the NHL and other professional leagues will seriously tackle the growing public health issue.  FULL STORY arrow
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Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to join Governor-General in opening his 'We Can Do Better' conference on concussions
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- She may have been the only cabinet minister to offer a fist pump and shout when receiving her mandate letter from thenbrand new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Carla Qualtrough had just reached the part where the PM lays out his explicit expectations for each minister. As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities - the 45-year-old B.C. lawyer is both an athlete and legally blind - she was charged with preparations for the then-coming 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, celebrate the country's athletic achievements during Canada 150, work toward passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act, and then: ''Work with the Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada to support a national strategy to raise awareness for parents, coaches and athletes on concussion treatment.''  FULL STORY arrow
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By ROY MACGREGOR
Monday, November 28, 2016 – Page A2
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-- Nov. 28, 1975 It seemed like just another game among the several hundred that would be played in the 1975-76 NHL season. The visiting Boston Bruins won 6-4 over the New York Rangers, with Boston's Bobby Orr, the previous season's scoring champion, counting a goal and an assist. The next day, the greatest defenceman ever to play the game - perhaps the best player at any position - tried to stand up in a Boston restaurant and his left knee locked.  FULL STORY arrow
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Governor-General takes lead on concussions, as NHL ducks issue space
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Monday, November 28, 2016 – Page A1
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OTTAWA -- With the NHL and CFL dragging their feet on the issue of concussions, and no action on the government's part after the Prime Minister brought up the topic with cabinet ministers a year ago, the Governor-General has decided to go it alone.  FULL STORY arrow
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RedBlacks hold off an impressive fourth-quarter comeback by the Eskimos to win a snow-filled East final and book their second straight spot in the CFL championship game, where they'll face the mighty Stampeders
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Monday, November 21, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- As far as Canadiana goes, it was right up there with Tim Hortons, maple syrup - or even too much apologizing.Winter conditions, blowing wind, no traction ... and the glory goes to a gritty little guy who grew up in Winnipeg and just happens to plow through opposing lines like they're little more than an overnight dusting on the back streets.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, November 11, 2016 – Page A6
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-- The Baker Boys had a grand plan.To celebrate Greg Baker's 65th birthday, his brothers Randy and Bruce would join him on a trek they had dreamed about most of their lives. They would leave their Ottawa homes and fly first to England to see the small coastal town in Suffolk that their grandfather and two older brothers left in 1908 to settle in Canada. Then, they would travel on to Arras, France, to see where their great uncle, Harry Simon Baker, had fought at Vimy Ridge as a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Canadian Division and where, the brothers believed, he had picked up the nickname ''Lucky,'' merely by escaping unscathed.  FULL STORY arrow
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While the No. 1 pick was the story on the scoresheet, some of the best stories on the ice concerned Marner's speed and puck-handling
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Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- That this opening night was going to be about Auston Matthews was never in question.After all, the team most in need - the Toronto Maple Leafs - was trusting its future to the golden hands of the NHL's No. 1 draft pick.  FULL STORY arrow
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Not one of the seven Canadian NHL teams qualified for the playoffs last year. All of them spent the summer trying to get better, making coaching changes, signing free agents and rehabilitating injuries, and there's optimism in the air as teams break camp. But there's skepticism too
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Promising better defence, the Ottawa Senators are ready for the Battle of Redemption in Ontario D ion Phaneuf says it still matters - even if, in recent years, the Battle of Ontario has been about as riveting as televised poker.  FULL STORY arrow
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Team Canada may find Canadians cheering for the opposition in games against Team North America
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- It's not likely to happen - but it's not entirely inconceivable, either.Canadian hockey fans cheering against Team Canada?It's early in the relatively meaningless exhibition round of the World Cup, but there are still some things to be learned. And the most obvious has to be the most-gimmicky team is for real.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, September 12, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Means nothing ... True, but don't tell that to Team Canada or Team USA, who split two World Cup exhibition games over the weekend, a 4-2 American victory in Columbus on Friday followed the next night by a 5-2 Canadian win.  FULL STORY arrow
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Coach Babcock's real test to come with the Leafs, not the World Cup space
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- He is the most interesting man in the Centre of the Universe.His name is Mike Babcock. He is 53 years old, born in Manitouwadge, Ont., and grew up in Saskatoon. Played defence for the McGill Redmen and was pretty good, though not quite good enough to make the NHL despite a tryout with the Vancouver Canucks.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- Memories sweet; memory bittersweet.John Tavares, sweat beading across his forehead, sits in his locker, looks around at the surroundings and treasures the reminders.It was in this very rink - albeit then known as Scotiabank Place, not Canadian Tire Centre - back in early 2009 that an 18-year-old Tavares led his Canadian team into the World Junior Championship. In that tournament, he passed Eric Lindros and Jeff Carter for the all-time Canadian junior scoring record. He fought off two Russian defencemen late in the semi-final to set up the loose puck that Jordan Eberle pounced on to send the game into overtime and the shootout that put Canada into the final. Once Canada had dispatched Sweden 5-1 for the gold medal, Tavares was named tournament MVP.  FULL STORY arrow
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Team Canada trades sandals for skates as training camp signals the end of summer space
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – Page S1
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-- Ah, Labour Day - the true Canadian New Year.The sun still burns, the lake's ideal for swimming, the bugs are finally gone ... so let's turn back to hockey and slam the Zamboni door on summer.  FULL STORY arrow
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Disappointment but also hope on a great river space
Residents of the Mackenzie Valley thought a boom was coming in 1958, with Diefenbaker's 'Northern Vision.' It never arrived, Roy MacGregor writes
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Monday, September 5, 2016 – Page A6
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-- He could still see that big wad of bills ... Floyd Roland was 10 years old when his older brother went off to work in the oil fields as a welder in the early seventies.  FULL STORY arrow
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'There is something about wild, untouched rivers that speaks to the soul of Canada,' Roy MacGregor writes. And for those looking for a true escape into the wilderness, Quebec's remote Dumoine River is a powerful, perfect option
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Saturday, August 27, 2016 – Page T1
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RIVIÈRE DU MOINE, QUE. -- The man who almost drowned Pierre Trudeau is standing on the banks of the wild Dumoine River in western Quebec, water tumbling down rapids to his left, water swirling in a vast eddy to his right, water falling from above in a cold, annoying, latespring rain.  FULL STORY arrow
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The river that is a 'symbol of life,' bringing salmon and water to people along its banks throughout the ages, can also be violent and deadly, and always draws adventure seekers
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Monday, August 15, 2016 – Page A6
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HOPE, B.C. -- They call it Search and Rescue, but it's really Search and Retrieve - and even that doesn't happen every time the Mighty Fraser sucks a human down into its hydraulic trap of roiling currents and undertow.  FULL STORY arrow
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Deception at the Don space
From being inundated with perfume to alleged murder, the Don River has been the 'most-messed-with river' in Canada
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Saturday, August 13, 2016 – Page M2
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-- It was Canada's ''Potemkin'' moment.It was the summer of 1958 and Princess Margaret was nearing the end of an extensive Royal Tour of Canada. Her well-covered travels even included British media speculation that the 27year-old sister of the Queen had fallen for the handsome young Montreal lawyer, John Turner, future Prime Minister of Canada, with whom she had danced and talked long into the night at a ball given at the naval base on Vancouver's Deadman's Island.  FULL STORY arrow
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From having its course changed to being scented with perfume, the Toronto waterway has been Canada's 'most-messed-with river'
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Saturday, August 13, 2016 – Page A6
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-- It was Canada's ''Potemkin'' moment.It was the summer of 1958 and Princess Margaret was nearing the end of an extensive royal tour of Canada. Her well-covered travels even included British media speculation that the 27year-old sister of the Queen had fallen for the handsome young Montreal lawyer, John Turner, future Prime Minister of Canada, with whom she had danced and talked long into the night at a ball given at the naval base on Vancouver's Deadman's Island.  FULL STORY arrow
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The canal that runs through Canada's capital has had numerous stories told about its history and the construction of its locks - many true and some exaggerated
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Monday, August 8, 2016 – Page A6
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OTTAWA -- RIVER COUNTRY An occasional series on the rivers that shape our nation''So they greased up this rat, set it on fire and threw it up onto the roof ... ''The visitors' guide in Major's Hill Park, a few hundred metres from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, is well into her astonishing story about the construction, nearly 200 years ago, of the Rideau Canal, a feat so monumental that in 2007 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.  FULL STORY arrow
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Various points of the Gatineau River have been the sites of Canada's version of the Boston Tea Party, a run-in with the language police and an ongoing aboriginal land-claim dispute, among other quarrels. Roy MacGregor reports on the picturesque river in Quebec, where people are unafraid to speak their minds
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Monday, August 1, 2016 – Page A6
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BRENNAN'S HILL, QUE. -- ''Come all of you young fellows Come listen to my song... About the famous battle that was fought at Brennan's Hill...'' - The Battle of Brennan's Hill, by Thomas Hayden (1866-1933)  FULL STORY arrow
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Cautiousness created by conservative coaches is killing the game's entertainment prospects and few are willing to speak up about it
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Friday, July 1, 2016 – Page S3
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-- If 92-year-old Howie Meeker would only fire up his old steam-driven Telestrator, surely he could connect the dots with ease.And caught in the middle of what he would draw would be the likes of P.K. Subban and Taylor Hall, two high-risk players whose teams, the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers, have just decided they aren't worth the risk.  FULL STORY arrow
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I remember vividly, writes Roy MacGregor, when my father pointed at No. 9 and said, 'There is the greatest hockey player in the world'
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Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Page A12
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-- Surely it cannot possibly be more than 60 years - and yet it is.My older brother Jim, who has a far better memory, remembers the score, the fact that the Detroit Red Wings beat his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs and that both ''Terrible'' Ted Lindsay and Gordie ''Elbows'' Howe scored.  FULL STORY arrow
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Niagara Falls is the main character in a truly Canadian story of war, peace, power, industry, tourism, pollution and, one hopes, solution
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Monday, May 23, 2016 – Page A6
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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. -- Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, Pierre Trudeau, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Shirley Temple, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Charles Blondin, Wild Bill Hickok, Laura Secord, H.G. Wells, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Sir Harry Oakes, Jimmy Stewart, Princess Diana ... Bit characters all - in a story in which the main character has always been and will always be: the Falls.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- At the noon news conference called Monday by the Ottawa Senators, one voice was noticeably missing.It belonged to Erik Karlsson - the team captain who is off on forced vacation, his befuddling team having missed the postseason - and besides, the presser had been called to introduce new head coach Guy Boucher, who had a great deal to say.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, April 29, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comEugene Melnyk's immediate response was much the same as everyone else gathered Thursday afternoon in that stuffy downtown conference room.''Surprised.''The National Capital Commission, the office that oversees government properties around Ottawa, had called the gathering to announce the winner of the bid to redevelop a downtown swatch of mud and crabgrass known as LeBreton Flats.  FULL STORY arrow
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As he leaves his job as general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray looks back at his legacy in a long hockey career
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Monday, April 11, 2016 – Page S4
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OTTAWA -- It's never an easy job - particularly not in a city where there are roughly 883,390 people who believe they could do better.And more particularly so in a year in which not a single Canadian team was good enough even to make the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- He says he had no idea.Sidney Crosby is in the same seat he always takes in the visitors' room at Canadian Tire Centre when his Pittsburgh Penguins meet the Ottawa Senators.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Page A9
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Monday, March 14, 2016 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comIt began with a steal.With both teams in the goldmedal final of the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier curling with surgical precision from the opening rock - unlike the sloppy opening to the bronze-medal game earlier in the day - the dramatics were not long in coming.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Page S3
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OTTAWA -- Laser focus versus laissez-faire.Northern Ontario against Newfoundland and Labrador, the two Brads going head-to-head, Sault Ste. Marie battling St.John's, the two cities that fought over the 2017 Brier - the big curling event of the Canadian sesquicentennial - duelling it out in the 2016 Brier.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, March 11, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comFormer governor-general Adrienne Clarkson laughs to think that, 100 years from now, she may be best remembered for a small statue of an Inuit goddess whose chopped-off fingers turned into walruses.  FULL STORY arrow
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On these rocks, the Friars Briar will build a community space
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comSo, three rabbis and a cantor walk into a bar ... Seriously, now - how else were they going to make their way to the curling rink?They pass through the bar at the Ottawa Hunt Club wearing blueblack-and-white team jackets with a crest on the back identifying them as ''the Frozen Chosen.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Northern Ontario rink is injecting life, and moose calls, into the typically sedate sport
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – Page S1
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-- There is just no mistaking the Olympic champions.The beards are new, and now skip and vice-skip both sport shaved heads more in keeping with ultimate fighting than with curling.  FULL STORY arrow
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Brad Gushue's pain could be curling's gain space
A split-second slip caused the Newfoundland skip to fall face-first onto the ice and suffer a concussion. There is no protocol in the sport, so he got stitched up and played on. But new regulations are imminent
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- Brad Gushue has had the headaches, but isn't sure he can find the guts to wear a helmet.The 35-year-old Olympic champion and skip of the Newfoundland and Labrador entry in the 2016 Brier suffered a horrendous fall during the Masters curling tournament held in Truro, N.S., back on Oct. 31. He slipped while sidestepping moving rocks, his face slamming hard onto the ice.  FULL STORY arrow
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Workaday Canadians dominate in both the stands and on the ice at our great national curling championship
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Monday, March 7, 2016 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comA bunch of Ordinary Canadians took over Ottawa this week.There was a beer-store manager, a firefighter, a couple of golf pros, a chiropractor, an air-traffic controller, a real estate agent, a heavy-equipment operator, a pilot, an accountant or two, a number of people in sales and small business - and even a couple of curlers.  FULL STORY arrow
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Step outside, measure snowfall, then tweet space
Using hashtag #snowtweets, citizens help science by reporting depth of coverage in their yards to University of Waterloo's 'Dr. Snow'
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Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Page A20
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-- It was as if all of winter had been packed into a single snowball.From threatening minus 40 in either measure to a slamming of the nation's capital with a singleday snowfall record of 51 centimetres, it was a week to be cheered by skiers, snowmobilers and chiropractors - and one to be cursed by shovellers and those unfortunate enough to be sitting behind a steering wheel.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 – Page A9
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-- Hanging there, nearly upside down, she was convinced she had just killed her sister and paralyzed her best friend.It had all happened so quickly.It was mid-January and Kelly Draves was driving home to Pembroke, Ont., from North Bay, where the 23-year-old is taking a teaching course at Nipissing University. On a lonely stretch of Highway 17 - so lonely there were fortunately no other vehicles coming the other way - she hit an icy patch and fishtailed into the other lane.  FULL STORY arrow
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Miscast with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf - the centrepiece of a nine-player trade on Tuesday - is expected to fit better in Ottawa, where the Senators already have a captain and number-one defenceman
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comThere will be a solemn ceremony in Ottawa Wednesday morning.At the TSN 1200 radio headquarters downtown in the ByWard Market, they will officially retire the clip that, each day, brings the morning talk show to an end.  FULL STORY arrow
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A century ago, after Centre Block was razed by fire, politicians were forced to move off-site and ushered in a new era of government
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 – Page A9
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-- They moved out one of the fossil exhibits and turned the space into a temporary home for the Senate.No joke; true story.It all happened 100 years ago this passing week. Somehow, a fire began in the reading room of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill - instantly sparking rumours of German sabotage - and, before it was over, the building was destroyed and seven people dead.  FULL STORY arrow
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Carnage in journalism seems to continue unabated as folks in Guelph and Nanaimo wake up today without their hometown papers
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Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Page A16
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-- Tony Saxon, sports reporter, columnist and photographer for the Guelph Mercury, is on the line.''It's funny,'' he says, ''but schools don't ask for journalists to come in and talk about their jobs on ''career day' any more.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Page A10
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OTTAWA -- How appropriate that they held the unveilings at the Canadian War Museum.Before this Battle for LeBreton Flats is over, there may well be a call for a non-proliferation treaty regarding over-the-top promises.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Page A9
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-- If it hadn't been for the California gold rush, Walt Disney would have been a Canadian, as was his father.There are some in Parks Canada who quietly believe - and many who were once with Parks Canada who will no longer stay quiet - that the godfather of theme parks would have fit right in here, the way things have been going.  FULL STORY arrow
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Trudeau's other calling: Artiste space
Prime Minister's hobby of ink-and-watercolour sketching carries on a tradition of political leaders indulging in the arts
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Page A3
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-- Tom Thomson ... Emily Carr ... Lawren Harris ... Jean-Paul Riopelle ... Alex Colville ... Justin Trudeau ... Justin Trudeau?While it is highly unlikely that the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada will ever stand with the artistic greats of this country, he does, all the same, draw. And well enough that the Winnipeg-based Canadian Museum for Human Rights believes - and fervently hopes - that it can sell his work at a premium to an online bidder.  FULL STORY arrow
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Nenshi holds that line on political football space
Calgary mayor raises the level of debate by demanding a serious analysis of calls to have taxpayers subsidize arenas and stadiums
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Saturday, January 16, 2016 – Page A14
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-- Most Canadians would think, after this week, that Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman have nothing in common.Not at all.The highlight of Mr. Bettman's sports year, obviously, is the handing over of the Stanley Cup to the NHL champions each spring.  FULL STORY arrow
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In 1991, with a country flummoxed about its future, proposals to fix the government were ignored; 25 years on, they're worth reviewing
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Saturday, January 9, 2016 – Page A7
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-- It seems only appropriate that he would be on the line from Paris, where election reform took one of history's most important steps.Keith Spicer, 81 and still the mischief maker, cannot stifle himself.  FULL STORY arrow
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Florida wins 11th-straight game, while Ottawa reaches the season's halfway point in need of improvement to stay competitive
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Friday, January 8, 2016 – Page S2
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OTTAWA -- Is the (water) bottle half full or half empty?The eternal question of life comes but once a season to hockey, and only rarely to two teams on the same night.  FULL STORY arrow
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WITH A LINEUP FEATURING THE ANCIENT AND ALL-STAR JAROMIR JAGR, THE SURPRISING FLORIDA PANTHERS HAVE RIDDEN A 10-GAME WIN STREAK TO THE TOP OF THE ATLANTIC DIVISION. FOR AN NHL TEAM THAT IS VALUED LESS THAN ALL OTHERS BY FORBES MAGAZINE, THAT HAS BEEN RUMOURED TO BE RELOCATING TO QUEBEC CITY AND THAT SHOWS ROW AFTER ROW OF EMPTY SEATS EACH HOME TELECAST, THE PANTHERS ARE THIS HOCKEY SEASON'S CINDERELLA STORY. EVERYTHING IS ACCORDING TO PLAN, SAYS THE GM
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Thursday, January 7, 2016 – Page S1
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OTTAWA -- rmacgregor@globeandmail.comPractice is over ... officially - but that appears to mean nothing to Jaromir Jagr.Jagr and his linemates with the Florida Panthers - centre Aleksander Barkov, Jr. and left winger Jonathan Huberdeau - line up four pucks each near centre ice. Jagr goes first, stopping and starting hard the width of the ice before firing each puck into the boards. The other two follow suit, taking turns and then repeating, repeating, repeating the impromptu drill until all three are sagging, sweating, crouched over as they gasp for air.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 2, 2016 – Page A8
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-- You don't expect towns to make resolutions at this time of year. But Swift Current, Sask., is well used to the unexpected.This coming Friday, the little prairie community of 16,000 on the edge of the TransCanada Highway will finally live up to the motto on its welcoming sign: ''Where life makes sense.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, January 1, 2016 – Page A2
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Reading the organ that filters porcine blood turns out to have a long history and, in some circles, has earned some deep respect
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Saturday, December 26, 2015 – Page A18
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-- There are pansies blooming in the backyard, dandelions on neighbourhood lawns and, with the Christmas break upon us, the Rideau Canal is open for ... paddling.These are strange times indeed. Canadians, who usually talk endlessly about the weather, are struck dumb by what has been happening, and not happening, across vast stretches of this impossible country.  FULL STORY arrow
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A Southwestern Ontario waterway that touches college towns, tourist spots, First Nations and farmland was once called an 'open sewer' for its pollution. Conservation efforts and a heritage designation have renewed the water's health, but as Roy MacGregor writes, environmentists warn of a new threat
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Monday, December 21, 2015 – Page A8
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GLEN MORRIS, ONT. -- The year in Southwestern Ontario comes to a close, the air surprisingly - perhaps even a bit alarmingly - warm, with the sun burning off an early morning fog along the Grand River.  FULL STORY arrow
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Although deeply conservative, the area has provided shelter to those fleeing persecution, intolerance and war for centuries
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Saturday, December 19, 2015 – Page A11
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-- Kate Mooney is just headed out the door.She is carrying an envelope stuffed with more than $1,000 in cheques and cash and pledges - enough to bring the grand total to more than $42,000.  FULL STORY arrow
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NCC is a sprawling Crown corporation that wants the whole country to love a city whose name is often used as a swear word
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 – Page A22
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-- Welcome to the Ottawa of the future - the City of Big Ideas.All 17 of them.Board the giant ferris wheel back of the Centre Block and, from the top of your ride, watch tourists zip-lining from Parliament Hill to the Museum of History across the river.  FULL STORY arrow
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