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This article was published 1/6/2011 (2459 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
How do we say thank you to True North Sports and Mark Chipman and David Thomson except to shout, "Thank you!"
Our tears did not stop for a very long time when we lost the Jets. Many of us remember how much that hurt and for how long.
Thank you for bringing us back an NHL team and the chance to see NHL hockey and support your team!
Yeah! Go, Winnipeg, and whatever the name may be!
Thank you, Manitoba Moose, and the hockey you have brought us in between.
I am delighted for all the fans who are welcoming back an NHL team. Now I hope they will put the same energy and enthusiasm into the many other needs in our city, for example, community clubs for our young people and the many wonderful cultural groups in Winnipeg.
Last but not least, please, no more complaints about the increase in the minimum wage as a small step to doing something about the poverty issue in the city.
Re: VLTs at arena should bring $4M per year. What a great idea from Greg Selinger. Then why not place VLTs in all our hospitals to raise much-needed funding? Just think — more diagnostic equipment and shorter wait times.
Am I against the concept of funding True North through VLTs? No, but let's remain aware of our priorities.
The relocated team is not the old Winnipeg Jets, nor is it the Manitoba Moose. These names should not be chosen. Neither should the Thrashers.
The team's name should refer to wildlife found widely in Manitoba, a species that exhibits a noteworthy degree of ferocity.
I suggest the Golden Eagles. The Latin scientific name for the golden eagle is Aquila chrysaetos canadensis. What better choice of name than a bird of prey identified strongly with Canada?
I recall thrashing machines were used throughout Manitoba every fall before the advent of combines. Let's keep the Thrashers name and watch them "bring in the crop."
Special message for Dave Thomson: I know you naturally bleed blue and white but you'd be a moron to ignore the determined Manitoba voices now screaming in high pitch for "them Jets."
Please, don't over-think it. Just listen — really listen — to the hearts in the crowd and do the right thing. Bring back those Jets.
I would like to correct information in the May 27 Postmedia News story Airport security at risk, MP says. The Canadian Air Transit Security Authority delivers screening services through third-party screening contractors who, in turn, directly employ airport security screening staff.
The screening contractors are currently making adjustments to staffing and allocating resources to ensure the best possible use of public funds. These steps are being taken in order to better support requirements during peak periods, while realizing improved efficiencies throughout the day.
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Ignoring Bipole facts
Re: Suzuki slams PC Bipole stand (May 28). David Suzuki and all those who claim the proposed UNESCO world heritage park for the east side of Lake Winnipeg will be jeopardized by a Bipole transmission line are ignoring some important facts.
First of all, there is a proposal to build an all-weather road to Poplar River under the current Eastside Road Authority initiative. Suzuki states roads should not be allowed in the proposed park. The only route available between Poplar River and Berens River for the road requires going 56 kilometres southeast of Poplar River and then swinging south to Berens River to avoid open string bogs. This route carves out a huge chunk of the so-called pristine forest east and south of Poplar River.
Second, there is also a proposal to build a new winter road from Poplar River northeasterly to the Island Lake area for future use. This project will carve out another huge chunk of the boreal forest north and east of Poplar River.
And, third, there already exists a hydro-line corridor and winter-road corridor between Berens River and Poplar River. With all this existing and proposed development within 56 kilometres of Poplar River, why can't a bipole line exist within this development zone? Or am I missing something here?
CHIEF GEORGE KEMP
Berens River First Nation
Naturally those who are not up to speed on this debate, or those who are perhaps undecided, will read David Suzuki's dire warnings and say, "We must not put Bipole III on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, for fear that life on this planet as we know it will end."
I challenge Premier Greg Selinger and Suzuki, and any of his followers, to lace up their hiking boots, hop on their mountain bikes or jump in their canoes, and head up north on Highway 6 to Eriksdale.
Turn east on Highway 68, and just east of town you will see Bipole I and II crossing the highway. Pull over on the shoulder and take a look around. You will see grasses and trees growing on the rights-of-way, with an abundance of wildlife living there.
Placing Bipole III down the much shorter east-side route will have way less negative effect on natural life than on the west side. Oh, and the world will still not come to an end.
Re: Pesticides have place (Letters, May 30). It would have been appropriate if David Hinton had indicated he is the owner of Weed Man in Winnipeg.
As for pesticides being safe, I would suggest users of the products read the extensive warnings that are listed on the label for their safe use.
The best concert ever
Re: Fans, U2 share the love (May 30). I am not a diehard U2 fan, but I enjoy all music, from opera and jazz to country and rock. I travel significantly, due to my job, so I think I have seen just about every musical event and concert possible.
I went to U2 because my entire family wanted to go. I can say I have never seen such an amazing performance. Ever. What was the difference? U2, obviously, are not just a band. They have a cause, a mission.
Regardless of your beliefs, their message is of peace, equality and human rights. Who can disagree with that? With so many artists using foul language and having no content or mission, it was refreshing to see a difference.
Shame on you for giving it only 4 1/2 stars.