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  • City

  • Gordon Sinclair Jr.

    A hero's end

    She had come alone in the rain to share her story about the drowning of Faron Hall, a story she felt those who loved him should know.

  • Bartley Kives

    Perfect time for a canoe trip

    As the days get a wee bit cooler and the mosquitoes disappear, the time is perfect for a flatwater paddling trip.

  • Doug Speirs

    Trending that caught Doug's eye... one-finger salutes

    Hotshot National Football League rookie Johnny Manziel has never had a hard time tackling media attention.

  • Melissa Martin

    Listen for their voices

    August 20, 2014. 7:22 p.m.

  • Dan Lett

    Developers' cash wanted like a sore thumb

    Have the developers been driven out of municipal politics in Winnipeg?

  • Lindor Reynolds

    Thanks for letting me into your lives

    It would be an understatement to say that a year ago, I got a kick in the teeth when I was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  • Sports

  • Gary Lawless

    O'Shea the right man

    Mike O'Shea is different than most of us in that he's spent most of his adult years getting paid to either play or coach a game. He's not different in that his hair grows and he needs to get it cut. Which led to the beginning of his Winnipeg experience on Friday.

  • Doug Brown

    Blue will win, cuz they got each others' backs

    It's a lot easier to guarantee a win when you're retired, because, quite frankly, if you're wrong, who really cares?

  • Jerrad Peters

    Blues can't lose

    Jose Mourinho is out of excuses.

  • Entertainment

  • Brad Oswald

    Emmy-barrassment of riches

    The Emmy Awards have a problem.

  • Alison Gillmor

    A different world, a different kind of star

    Lauren Bacall, who died Aug. 12 at age 89, was known for "the look," a sultry up-and-under glance that was one part "come hither" and one part "get lost, chump."

  • Steven Leyden Cochrane

    Don't knock it

    I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm the type who scrambles to knock on wood at the slightest hint of bad luck. Fortunately, there's almost always some nearby. Timber puts a roof over most of our heads, and wherever trees are plentiful people have turned to wood to craft the useful, ornamental and even ceremonial objects we carry through our daily lives.

  • Life

  • Miss Lonelyhearts

    It's OK to set some boundaries with your biological mom

    Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I found my missing biological mother and she's a real dud. She's ditzy, takes a lot of pills, and drinks hard liquor. Now she wants to introduce me around to all her big loser family and friends. I have met some of them, and that's enough -- a bunch of drunks and druggies. My adoptive mom was worried about my meeting her, and now I know why. I don't call my bio-mother Mom, for good reason.

  • Marion Warhaft

    Pleasure in the park

    It's a heavenly site -- a long wall of windows and an equally long balcony overlooking a meandering pond (partially drained at present, for construction purposes), and beyond, a luxuriant growth of majestic trees. Some Warhol prints are displayed on the earth-toned inside wall; the chairs, with leather-like seats and lovely fabric upholstery, are not only exceptionally attractive but exceptionally comfortable as well, and, apart from a fireplace, set in a massive central pillar, that's about all there is for decor. And that's all it needs.

  • Editorial

  • Deveryn Ross

    Fantino failing veterans

    In an op-ed titled It's a myth veterans are mistreated, published in Wednesday's Halifax Chronicle Herald, Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino lashed out at veterans who are unhappy with the treatment they are receiving from the Harper government, and at unionized members within his own department.

  • Allan Levine

    The Panama Canal and the decline of Winnipeg

    A century ago this month, the opening of the Panama Canal was hailed not only as an "unprecedented feat of engineering," but also as "a profoundly historic human event and a sweeping human drama," in the words of American historian David McCullough, who chronicled the remarkable building of the canal in his 1977 book, The Path Between the Seas. Apart from wars, he added, the canal "represented the largest, most costly single effort ever before mounted anywhere on Earth."

  • Don Marks

    Exposing Canada's dirty secret

    Imagine if the front page story on the London Guardian, the New York Times and Pravda (Moscow) was the same as the Winnipeg Free Press was on Monday. What would people around the world think of Canada if they saw pictures of a murdered 15-year-old aboriginal girl and a homeless aboriginal man who had both been found dead in Winnipeg's Red River on the same day? It is not an image the federal government and Canadians in general want for our country.

  • Business

  • Laura Rance

    Protecting farmers a costly endeavour

    Years ago, I received a call from a farmer who wanted the newspaper's help in obtaining payment for a specialty crop he had sold to an independent buyer.

  • Barbara Bowes

    What's with your attitude?

    What's your opinion about people who are always late versus early for work? How do you value a college diploma versus a university degree? Why do you so dislike carrots versus broccoli as a favourite food? And why did you go ahead and purchase a white coloured Nissan car versus a blue coloured car from a competitor? Believe it or not, your answers will be influenced by attitude. In fact, all of your beliefs and your behaviour reflects your attitude. Yet, most of us don't think very much about what exactly attitude is and how we acquire it. Nor do we think about how our attitude influences how we think, believe and act. But attitude does indeed influence us and it is visible for all to see.

  • Joel Schlesinger

    The problem with pension plans

    Besides the obvious benefit of having a job -- money in exchange for services provided -- one of the most coveted other forms of compensation is a pension plan. The idea employers and employees jointly contribute to the retirement stew pot is an enticing carrot, often a deciding factor for highly skilled and sought-after workers.

  • David Christianson

    Back-to-school adventure shouldn't involve September credit hangover

    This is the most painful column I write.

  • John Poyser

    Watchful lawyer exposes imposter scam

    Annie Kay was 87 years old when she lost her common-law spouse.

  • Murray McNeill

    Boom in West Broadway

    The success of the West Broadway area's first new multi-family residential development in recent memory has helped spark another development just a few blocks away.


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