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  • City

  • Dan Lett

    Consistency of enforcement key to curbing hockey violence

    Two games, two similar incidents, two very different outcomes.

  • Doug Speirs

    Laugh as you read this: Maybe you'll remember it

    Before I forget, I have some good news and some bad news to share with you today.

  • Gordon Sinclair Jr.

    Big talent fought for the little guy

    Val Werier, the last of the great Winnipeg journalists from the Greatest Generation, who wrote unrelentingly as a champion of the environment long before it was fashionable, died Monday.

  • Bartley Kives

    The Katz question: will he run for mayor?

    At this stage in Winnipeg's almost eventless mayoral race, one of the most intriguing questions remains whether Sam Katz's name will be on the ballot.

  • Mary Agnes Welch

    Excuse me while I stop disparaging myself


  • Bill Redekop

    Have shop, will travel

    BRANDON -- Cory Popplestone wants to make your life easier.

  • Melissa Martin

    The forbidden dance

    Reconciliation, truth and reconciliation, words so often intoned in Canada as the struts of a bridge between one and another.

  • Sports

  • Gary Lawless

    Expanding video review would be correct call for NHL

    It happens every night in the NHL. A referee makes a call and then players, coaches, fans and media all look up to the scoreboard to determine if he's an idiot.

  • Doug Brown

    Uh-oh, looks like players, owners digging in

    There is some bad news and some mildly disturbing news. Which would you prefer to read first?

  • Paul Wiecek

    Remade Bombers looking like pros

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Maybe, just maybe, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers found the next Chris Matthews down here this week.

  • Entertainment

  • Brad Oswald

    Medical Jekyll-and-Hyde story needs help, STAT

    Just so you know, the new ABC drama Black Box has nothing to do with airplanes, flight data or aviation-related calamities.

  • Alison Gillmor

    Concocting your own condiments

    It all started with the horseradish root sitting in my refrigerator, looking like a big dinosaur bone. I'd used a small piece of it the week before, and now I had the rest of this giant, rough, primordial plant just sitting and lurking in my fridge, hogging my crisper and acting as a reproachful reminder of food waste.

  • Life

  • Miss Lonelyhearts

    Boyfriend being a pest about non-sensitive breast

    Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My left breast is bigger and more sensitive than my right. I know my boyfriend's heart is in the right place, but he keeps trying to resuscitate the right one, and it is never going to work and it's a waste of our time in the sack. I am so annoyed! Why doesn't he just give up already? I have told him nicely twice. To try to recover his sense of being Mr. Fix-It, always on top of the situation, he tried to call me "Lefty" last night. I know of some asymmetrical parts of his body that I could name and tease him about but I am too much of a lady. How can I get him to accept that my left breast is good enough and the right one would like to be left alone to sleep? Please help me find the words. -- Enough Already, North End

  • Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

    The wine that gets no respect

    Up until the last week or so, has anyone really been in the mood to talk (or drink) spring? Winter was dragged out, pummelling us into weary submission with its massive piles of snow, bracing winds and incredibly low temps.

  • Marion Warhaft

    A prime classic

    Back in 2009, rumour had it that Rae and Jerry's would be replaced by a Ruth's Chris steak house. Turns out it was only a rumour -- there never were any negotiations. We still don't have a Ruth's Chris, and although trendoids may sneer, after almost 60 years this old-school institution endures, still holding its own in a sea of small plates, duck confits, truffle oil and pork bellies. It still packs them in, and if you try getting a seat without a reservation, you may end up eating in the lounge, which is not a bad thing, actually. It's popular -- famous, even -- the Winnipeg venue many out-of-town food writers have asked to see.

  • Editorial

  • Graham Lane

    Tear up open-gov't memo

    After a good start, asserting an interest in being open, transparent and accountable, the Selinger government has become increasingly opaque.

  • Gwynne Dyer

    Reclaiming Spain's Jews

    The Spanish parliament still has to pass the new citizenship law, but the cabinet has already approved it and Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardòn is sure there won't be a problem. "In Spain, a clear majority realize we have committed a historical error and have an opportunity to repair it, so I am sure that law will pass with an immense majority in parliament," he said.

  • Trudy Rubin

    Nudging ahead on Iran weapons deal

    Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations. He speaks fluent English and French, has served as ambassador to Italy, Australia, Belgium, and the European Union, and — in an ecumenical twist — got his Ph.D. from a Catholic university.

  • Deveryn Ross

    Fixed election dates compound voter fatigue

    BRANDON -- It is a problem democracies throughout the world are struggling with, and it will soon be Manitoba's problem.

  • Sid Green

    Parties should earn support at the doorstep

    Brian Pallister is right when he objects to the legislation which permits taxpayers' money to be used to finance political parties. With respect, Pallister is wrong to turn down his party's share of the entitlement, while the NDP and other parties take their share. Pallister is cutting off his nose to spite his face.

  • Don Marks

    Investigative journalism a public trust

    A recent Free Press editorial appropriately called for a new mandate for the CBC (CBC needs fresh mandate, April 14). That mandate must include independent coverage of local, national and international news.

  • Business

  • Brent Bellamy

    How to fill potholes

    The people of Winnipeg have become a tired and irritable bunch. They have endured the worst winter since the invention of the automobile and now are living through what might be the worst spring for potholes since they started making roads for those vehicles.

  • Laura Rance

    Glyphosate-resistant kochia calls for changes in weed war

    News that the troublesome weed kochia has developed resistance to yet another herbicide descended on the province's farmers last week like the first snowfall of winter.

  • Joel Schlesinger

    Laid off: Is it time to relax?

    Charlie was laid off recently and knows his prospects for finding comparable employment in his mid-50s are slim.

  • Barbara Bowes

    Nip that talk

    Yes, spring is finally here. Yet, while it's certainly time for celebration, for some unknown reason, I recently found myself thinking of dandelions and weeds instead of spring and beautiful, colourful flowers. On reflection, it occurred to me I was disturbed about the reported proliferation of gossip in a particular workplace and what advice I could provide to help the employer overcome the mess gossip had created. These days, I'm also encountering more and more concern about employees engaging in gossip activities via the Internet; so, perhaps there's a need to seriously pay attention to the topic of gossip again.