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  • City

  • Dan Lett

    The best man for a problematic position

    The opening ceremony for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights was marked by deeply emotional and symbolic moments.

  • Doug Speirs

    Hope for homeless

    For a sleep-out, there wasn't a lot of sleeping going on.

  • Bartley Kives

    Sanders thinks he'll get the nod

    David Sanders doesn't have a campaign office. He doesn't have a volunteer co-ordinator. He's sitting at three per cent support in the polls. He has no plans to canvass voters door to door.

  • Gordon Sinclair Jr.

    Dragging the river of pain in hopes of closure

    On the surface, it may seem futile, even foolish for anyone but police to be dragging the silt-choked bottom of the Red River for the remains of Manitoba's murdered or long-missing aboriginal women.

  • Sports

  • Jerrad Peters

    Benzema does more than score

    Karim Benzema doesn't shy away from criticism -- which, in itself is impressive given the volume of it that follows him on a day-to-day basis and the detractors who generate it.

  • Gary Lawless

    Love potion No. 9

    Ending the talk of Evander Kane being unhappy shouldn't present much of a dilemma. Get him the puck in scoring positions and watch the correlation between growing statistics and the readiness of his smile.

  • Doug Brown

    Bye week should be more flexible

    When your franchise quarterback is out for an undetermined amount of time, and your backup has started zero games in the CFL, it might be time to consider changing some bye-week vacation plans.

  • Paul Wiecek

    Gut-check time for Bombers

    VANCOUVER -- His team had just lost their third straight, fifth in their last six and, oh yeah, their starting quarterback.

  • Entertainment

  • Brad Oswald

    Fresh out of the box

    For some people, it’s the falling leaves. For others, it’s the arrival of that first overnight frost. For parents, seeing the young’uns off on their back-to-school journey is the signal. And for sports fans, the kickoff of the NFL season and the opening of NHL training camps are the first sure signs that autumn has arrived.

  • Steven Leyden Cochrane

    Redrawing the map

    There's no pretending the map of Canada was drawn with indigenous rights or needs in mind. There's no need to hold a press conference to remind us that few in positions power give much credence to indigenous knowledge and perspectives (our current government clearly never got the memo).

  • Randall King

    Fest features teen lust, walrus masks and a bit of Boogaloo

    If you're working press at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I mean Working press, the festival passes in a blur, like sped-up film.

  • Chris Smith

    Corea's adventures continue with new project

    PIANIST and keyboardist Chick Corea likes adventure, but that's no surprise for those who have experienced his music over his five-decade career.

  • Life

  • Miss Lonelyhearts

    Write off your friends who broke into cabin

    DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: I went up to the lake to close up the cottage for my folks and found some people had been inside. I recognized a certain kind of booze bottle in the garbage, and knew instantly it had been some of my friends. They had been my guests at the cottage this summer and knew where to find the key. I went to the nearby town to get help to change the locks, then I went back to the city to tell off my "friends" and went and apologized to my parents.

  • Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

    Why not make it a day for Grenache?

    There's been a trend in the last few years for marketing/PR firms working for certain wineries or regions to cook up specific days to celebrate one particular grape or another. International Chardonnay Day was May 23, for example, and Cabernet Day was Aug. 28 this past year.

  • Marion Warhaft

    Meaty entrées rule the menu at cosy local staple

    THERE'S been a Rib Room in the Charterhouse, in one form or another, for over 45 years -- obviously, not always under the same management or ownership. Or, for that matter, not always in the same location. On my last visit, 10 years ago it was on the west side of the hotel -- a gloomy study in brown, with a confusingly mixed performance from the kitchen, depending on the night of one's visit.

  • Editorial

  • Catherine Mitchell

    Sixties Scoop demands an inquiry

    In one of the 11 galleries at our new, sterling display of man's inhumanity to man that has opened at what historically served as a First Nations gathering ground, there is mention of the development of children's rights as a "Turning Point" in the evolution of the global human rights zeitgeist.

  • Gwynne Dyer

    Scotland stays and questions linger

    A week ago, the Kurdistan Times warned "the British are exercising the old colonialist tongue to control the minds and dampen the aspirations of Scottish people who want to vote Yes (to independence)." And lo! It came to pass just as the Kurdistan Times predicted. The silver-tongued colonialists lured the Scots into voting No, and by a fairly healthy margin, too: 55 per cent No, 45 per cent Yes.

  • Business

  • Barbara Bowes

    Work smarter, not harder

    In an ever-changing profession, human-resource managers are continually seeking new ideas on how to assist employees to be the best they can be. With this in mind, HR professionals are now seeing the trend of "mindfulness" being introduced to more organizations. Mindfulness is described both as a mental state as well as a set of skills and techniques related to the ability to focus on and observe one's own feelings, thoughts and sensations during the present moment.

  • David Christianson

    Finding purpose is worth far more than money

    A funny thing happened to me last week. Several colleagues and I were invited to lunch to get pitched on donating money to a worthy cause. You know, the free lunch that may end up costing you a month's pay.

  • Brent Bellamy

    CMHR's future is up to us all

    It has been 4,549 days since the Winnipeg Free Press first announced media mogul Israel Asper had been secretly championing an idea to construct a national museum at The Forks, in the centre of the city. Children born on that day are now in Grade 8. This weekend, finally, the world will be given the opportunity to step through the museum's doors and into Mr. Asper's imagination.

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