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Canuck Raffi Torres, centre, celebrates with teammates Victor Oreskovich, left, and Kevin Bieksa after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES

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Grinder scores the winner in the final seconds of Game 1 for a 1-0 victory Hansen, Kesler credited with the assists Luongo makes 36 saves {pages 3, 28 & 30}



Reunion after McDreamy done more than 6 years playing doctor?

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Chanteuse Lykke Li chats with Metro {page 19}

Dempsey may be bailing on Grey’s {page 21}

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Canucks fans switch into celebration mode yesterday on the Granville Street fan zone as Raffi Torres scores the winning goal to take Game 1 against the Boston Bruins.

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“We want the cup. We want the cup.” That’s what every Canucks fan on the streets of Downtown Vancouver chanted after Raffi Torres broke a scoreless tie in the dying seconds of Game 1 against the Boston Bruins last night. Hayley Baxter, who

watched the game on the giant screen on Granville Street, said she didn’t doubt the Canucks would get the job done. “I wasn’t nervous at all,” Baxter said. “I knew they were going to win from the start.” A sea of blue, white and green filled Granville and Hamilton streets as fans celebrated the Canucks’ effort to win the first game with only 18.5 seconds left

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in the third period. Fans hoisted replicas of the Stanley Cup and gave each other high-fives and hugs. You’d have thought they had already won the cup. But it might not be too far away: the Canucks are one down, three to go in the series. Leyli Zarif said it was great to see everybody coming together to cheer on the Canucks. “This is our time,” she

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Smoking ban stubbed out PARKS. Metro Vancouver’s regional district park board has rejected a motion to ban smoking in regional parks and has sent the bylaw back to staff to consider other options. The City of Vancouver has already imposed a ban on smoking in its parks. CKNW

Grey Cup ring snatched CAR BURGLARY. A 2009 Grey Cup ring belonging to Montreal Alouette Shea Emry was stolen when thieves smashed the window of his car at a parkade in the 600 Block of Richards Street. The ring was stolen Tuesday night or yesterday morning. It is valued at more than $20,000. METRO

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Boston mayor nixes bodysuit MANO-A-MANO. Mayor Gregor Robertson is putting B.C. salmon up against Massachusetts lobster in a Canucks-Bruins bet with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Beers and raising the other team’s flag are also on the table. A press release from Robertson yesterday said he suggested the losing mayor wear a green bodysuit. Menino refused. METRO

From shadows to light Pivot handed out 200 single-use cameras to Downtown Eastside residents The contest is in its ninth year KRISTEN THOMPSON/METRO



You don’t have to look far to find inspiration as a Hope in Shadows calendar photography contestant, says veteran participant D.J. Joe. “I’m inspired by these pictures,” Joe said, pointing to past calendar pages taped to the window of the Interurban Gallery on East Hastings Street, where volunteers were handing out cameras for this year’s contest. “Taking pictures like this, the public is looking at us in a different way.” That’s part of the point of Hope in Shadows, which aims to dispel stereotypes about the Downtown Eastside, said Paul Ryan, one of the organizers.

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D.J. Joe, a participant in the Hope in Shadows photography contest, shows off her camera on East Hastings Street yesterday.

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An early-morning stabbing yesterday in the Downtown Eastside left a man in critical condition. Police were called to Oppenheimer Park in the 400 block of East Cordova Street around 1 a.m. and found the man stabbed and unconscious, lying in the middle of the park, said Const. Lindsey Houghton in a press release. The man, who is believed to be in his 40s or 50s, was rushed to hospi-

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Shame and honour can increase social co-operation by as much as 50 per cent, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia. Students were given money and asked to privately contribute to a communal fund that would be equally split among participants. Late in the experiment, the two most generous and two least generous players were revealed — resulting in more co-operation overall from participants. “Shame and honour are

increasingly used to affect policy and cultural change,” said lead author Jennifer Jacquet, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s Fisheries Centre. The study built on previous experiments showing that co-operation can be achieved if participants can establish and maintain a good reputation. “In contrast to previous studies, the real-life reputation of our participants was at stake,” said co-author Arne Traulsen, from the Max Planck Institute. “This could be a perquisite for shame and honour to work in other contexts.”

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tal and underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital. No suspects have been identified. Meanwhile, Victoria police have arrested a 47year-old man after a stabbing this morning in the 900 block of Douglas Street. A 56-year-old man was stabbed in the hand after a confrontation on a sidewalk and was taken to hospital. JULIA DILWORTH/WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS

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B.C. boy who vanished six years ago set to spend weekend with dad Abducted at age three, the now 10-year-old to be reunited with father who had custody when son disappeared A B.C. father is counting down the days until he can be reunited with his son in Arizona, a boy he last saw almost seven years ago before the three-year-old was abducted. Garrett Taylor said he will fly south tomorrow to meet his son, Valor,

and bring him back to Kamloops on Saturday, or early next week. When the boy vanished in December 2004, Taylor had custody of him. After years of tracking Valor's mother, Taylor got the news Monday that Jamie Howell was arrested in Arizona, picked up

at a laundromat in Chandler, outside of Phoenix, by officers investigating a complaint of disorderly conduct. Taylor told Kamloops radio station CHNL he didn’t immediately believe it was his son when he was first contacted. “To me, it was just

another sighting. In the past I got excited and then was very, very heartbroken to realize nothing was going to happen because of it.” Chandler Police Det. David Ramer said officers ran a background check and found Howell was wanted in Canada for al-

leged parental abduction. He said the 10-year-old boy is in good shape, and showed no signs of abuse. “He was kind of withdrawn and aloof when it was first taking place with officers. Currently he’s in Child Protective Services, our local agency, and they’re working with

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High morale for NATO crew Libyan mission supports arms embargo, no-fly zone and civilian protection Sea King helicopter provides critical information without any mechanical issues JENNIFER TAPLIN/METRO


E. coli origin remains a mystery for authorities The number of people hit by a European outbreak of food-borne bacterial infections is one-third higher than previously known and a number of patients suffer from a potentially deadly complication that can shut down kidneys, officials said yesterday. The death toll rose to 17, with German authorities reporting that an 84year-old woman died on Sunday. Medical authorities have not uncovered the mystery behind the out-

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HMCS Charlottetown has spent the spring clearing anti-ship mines and taking fire off the coast of Libya. The ship sailed from Halifax on March 2 as Canada’s contribution to the NATO mission. Operations have focused on the town of Misrata, recently surrounded by enemy forces. In April, a pro-Gadhafi force attacked the harbour with small boats and laid anti-ship mines. The Charlottetown was called in to help on May 5. “Our job was to protect the mineclearance vessels from attacks from the shore,” said Cmdr. Craig Skjerpen in an interview yesterday.

HMCS Charlottetown, on patrol in the background, is framed by a Belgian ship in May. The Charlottetown is the Canadian naval contribution to the NATO mission in Libya.

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$25K bail in new hotel sex case Egyptian businessman allegedly assaulted maid Second incident in two weeks at a New York hotel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A businessman and former chairman of a major Egyptian bank charged with sexually abusing a housekeeper at a luxury Manhattan hotel is being held on $25,000 US bail. Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar has been ordered to hand over his passport because he is considered a flight risk. Authorities say the businessman, who is in his 70s, attacked the maid at The Pierre hotel, near Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The hotel said it suspended the housekeeping supervisor for not immediately reporting the alleged assault. Police were called

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Heroin clinics safe: Study Sites allow addicts to inject drugs cleanly and with nurse’s supervision Heroin-related debris, like discarded needles, dropped 46 per cent in a Montreal neighbourhood after an injection clinic opened there in 2005, according to a recent study. Researchers are urging the Conservative government to pay attention to these findings and reconsider its opposition to such facilities. The study published yesterday in the Canadian

Journal of Public Health says the establishment of an experimental prescription medical heroin clinic did not have a negative effect on the neighbourhood. It says fear that more drug addicts would be drawn to an area serviced by a clinic were unfounded. “We certainly show that it is not the case. We shouldn't say no to these types of clinics on the ba-

sis of the fact that we will attract people disturbing the neighbourhood,” said Serge Brochu, a Universite de Montreal criminologist. The study follows another one by Brochu and other researchers, published in 2009, which looked at crime patterns around clinics in Montreal and Vancouver before and after they opened. THE CANADIAN PRESS

PM’s stance Analysis is being released as the Supreme Court of Canada considers closing a Vancouver safe-injection clinic. .

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the national drug strategy is based on prevention and treatment. Conservatives say safe injection sites fosters addiction.




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Canada’s top central banker warned consumers to rein in borrowing Consumer spending, meanwhile, slowed down in first quarter of 2011 Canadians’ average nonmortgage debt grew 4.5 per cent to $25,597 in the first quarter compared to a year earlier, signalling that consumers aren’t necessarily clamping down on borrowing even as they rein in spending. Total debt per consumer, including credit cards, car loans and lines of credit but excluding mortgages, was up from $24,497 in the same quarter of 2010, according to a quarterly analysis by TransUnion. Total consumer debt rose in all provinces but

increased the most in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, with debt rising by 7.8 per cent in both provinces, while British Columbians had the highest average consumer debt at $36,649. “Our first quarter data shows a continued increase in the total debt per consumer, although the trend still remains modest compared to the double-digit, pre-recession levels,” said Thomas Higgins, TransUnion’s vice president of analytics and decisioning.

Average credit card debt, which often carries high interest rates, fell four per cent to $3,539 from $3,688 in the fourth quarter compared with the first quarter of 2010. Troubled credit health. The national credit card delinquency rate — the ratio of credit card accounts that are 90 days or more overdue — grew 11 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with 2010.


Target’s reno spending to reach $2.3B Target Corp. is now planning to spend up to $2.3 billion to convert Zellers stores to its brand and integrate them into its retail network, about double what the company originally budgeted for its first expansion outside the United States. The U.S. retail giant had previously planned to spend about $1 billion to convert Zellers locations that it will acquire from Hudson Bay Trading Co. into Target stores, the U.S. retailer said in regulatory filings. THE CANADIAN PRESS


Auto loans. The average borrower debt on auto loans was also up this year by 12.4 per cent to $16,189 from $14,402 in the first quarter of 2010. The delinquency rate on these fell slightly to 0.1 per cent from 0.13 per cent a year ago.

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massive recalls worldwide, affects 48,000 Prius vehicles in Japan, starting with the first Prius models that went on sale in 1997, and those manufactured through 2003. It also affects 58,000 vehicles sold abroad, including 52,000 Prius cars sold from 2001 through 2003 in the U.S., some 1,200 in Great Britain, and 800 in Germany, company spokesman Paul Nolasco said. Toyota says loose nuts in the electric-power steering can cause the vehicle, if operated over a long time, to steer with too much force.

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A model presents casual office wear during a “Super Cool Biz” fashion show yesterday in Tokyo. The event featured outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat.

Don’t ‘suit up,’ salarymen told The Japanese government wants the country’s suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the good of a country facing a power crunch, go light and casual. Japan’s “Super Cool Biz” campaign kicked off yesterday with a governmentsponsored fashion show in Tokyo featuring outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat. This summer may be especially brutal. The loss of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 11 tsunami, means electricity could be in short supply around Tokyo during hot days. To prevent blackouts, the

Dress decoded So what’s different with Super Cool Biz? Polo shirts, Aloha shirts and sneakers are acceptable under the environment ministry’s relaxed guidelines. Jeans and sandals are OK in some circumstances. Tights? Men might even think of carrying a fan or trying a pair of tight pedal pushers (pictured), though whether such fashion extremes would actually catch on is another matter.

government is asking companies to cut electricity usage by 15 per cent, and set room temperatures to 28 C. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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‘I screwed up,’ says Google’s ex-chief Co-founder Larry Page, who replaced Schmidt as CEO, has made social networking a top priority PAUL SAKUMA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt regards his inaction on the competitive threat posed by Facebook as his biggest mistake during the decade he was running the Internet search leader. In a late Tuesday appearance at the All Things Digital conference, Schmidt said he started writing memos four years ago to emphasize the need for Google to develop more ways to connect friends and family online the way Facebook does on its online social network. But Schmidt said he and other managers didn’t do enough to challenge Facebook. “I screwed up,” BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

High oil price has an impact Canada’s small businesses were substantially less confident in May than in April, according to a monthly survey by their chief lobby group. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says its national index of business confidence dropped to 66.9 points in May from 70.7 in April. But there were big re-

If he had a another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says he would focus on challenging Facebook.

Schmidt said. Google co-founder Larry Page replaced Schmidt as CEO April 4. Since then, Page has made social networking one of the compagional differences, with businesses in oil-producing provinces showing much more optimism than in other parts of the country. Business owners in Alberta were the most confident, with a reading of 76. Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador weren’t far behind, with readings of at least 70. The national confidence index was dragged down, however, by businesses in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

ny’s top priorities. Schmidt still works closely with Page as Google’s executive chairman. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“The price of oil is writing much of the story,” said CFIB vice-president and chief economist Ted Mallett. The group says when the economy is growing, its 100-point index usually falls between 65 and 75 — putting May’s numbers at the lower end of that range. The May 2011 findings are based on 853 responses, collected from a stratified random sample of CFIB members, to a controlled-access web survey. Findings are statistically accurate to plus or minus 3.4 percentage points, 19 times in 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS




ROCK ’EM, SOCK ’EM HANSARD Brace yourself: It’s House of Commons time! The backbenches are polished, the little woman in the sign lanJOHN MAZEROLLE guage bubble is limber, and METRO CPAC has unveiled kickin’ new camera angles that promise to make the 41st session of Parliament the best yet! It’s clear from my fan mail that readers are caught up in the high drama of the House of Commons, which reopens today. It’s clear because no one is sending me fan mail. And no wonder! If I know my politics, this will be the most exciting parliamentary session since Joe Clark defended himself against a man with a long knife, who was stopped from entering the bedrooms of the nation by a pirouetting Pierre Trudeau. The Avro Arrow was also involved somehow. The central issue this “If I know my month will be the transition to Conservative politics, this majority from minority, a will be the story that we in the media most exciting predicted with an incredibly consistent level parliamentary session since Joe of inaccuracy. Nobody saw this Clark defended Parliament coming. But is our face red? No. Because himself against we in the media have shorta man with a er attention spans than long knife ...” goldfish. Who has time to look back on our mistakes when we’re so busy randomly guessing the future? With that in mind, here’s what to expect from the summer session: THE BUDGET: It’s basically the same as the one tabled before the election call, except for something labelled Secret Explosive Majority Win Conspiracy Item, which wellplaced sources (they’re near a telephone) say involves some sort of countdown clock and a lot of stifled giggles from Tony Clement. HIDDEN AGENDA: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has buried an agenda he purchased deep in the budget, because he bought a leather-bound $79 one when he could have gone with the normal $18.95 version and he is embarrassed about it. ORANGE CRUSH: Soft drink being demanded in the House of Commons by the incredibly young NDP MPs, many of whom weren’t even born when Glee started. SMALLER BLOC: With only four seats, the Bloc Québécois will stop demanding separation. Instead, they just want open, honest communication, some alone time and maybe a date night on Mondays. And would it kill Canada to say “I love you” every once in a while? LICKING THEIR SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS: The Liberals plan to put their internal struggles behind them and finally come together as a mere seven separate factions willing to stab their fellow members for the good of the party. THE MEDIA: We’re going to get something right this year. I guarantee it.



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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Worth mentioning OTTAWA. Canadian governments head off in all directions when it comes to tackling climate change, a new tally of provincial and federal environment policies shows. The end result is a disorganized, inefficient approach to greenhousegas reduction that won’t allow Canada to meet its goals, say researchers at the Conference Board of Canada. Len Coad, director of energy and environment at the Conference Board, said his team went through each federal and provincial jurisdiction and tried to add up all the policies to measure how close Canada will come to meeting its emission-reduction targets. Coad said that while most governments have climate-action plans that focus on the biggest emitters in their purview, they don’t include concrete goals or detailed analysis that will drive results. Plus, he says governments don’t talk to each other — or to the public for that matter — hampering their ability to work together to reduce emissions.


Those with the cutest briefs get the most votes Politicians can be left or right, red or blue — hot or not. A new website lets Britons rank their lawmakers’ sex appeal. The site,, asks visitors to choose between two pictured legislators, with the votes compiled into a fast-changing overall ranking.

Conservative legislator Penny Mordaunt led the female politicians yesterday, while fellow Tory Jake Berry was ranked the sexiest man. The site’s creator, reality TV star Francis Boulle, defended it as a “fun and memorable” way for people to get to know their politicians. Most lawmakers seemed to take it in good humour. Jim Shannon, briefly ranked least sexy among 648 lawmakers, told the BBC he hadn’t been elected for his looks, but because voters “know I am a worker and will get the job done.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Mom’s the Word: Remixed is at the Revue Stage on Granville Island until July 23.

British singer Adele has postponed five dates on her tour of North America due to laryngitis. Columbia Records said in a statement the 23-year-old Grammy winner was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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It’s the age of the remix — what better time to bring back the mother of all shows? Mom’s the Word: Remixed is a mash up of two previous Arts Club

productions: Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged. Both had wildly successful runs here and abroad and have been seen by more than 1.25 million people on four continents. “The return of the creators of the Mom’s the Word series to the newly reconfigured Revue Stage reminds me of how so many things travel in circles,” says Arts Club artistic managing director, Bill Millerd.

“The original Mom’s the Word played in this theatre in 1995 and since that time, the show in its various versions has played across the country and overseas in Australia and Great Britain, including London’s West End.” Remixed, which premiered at the Arts Club in 2009, returns due to popular demand. And so our favourite mom’s reunite to share their true tales of the ups and downs of parenthood, from toddler to

terrible twos to troublesome teens. It is, as they say, a show for anyone who has ever had a mother. Mom’s the Word: Remixed, starring Jill Daum, Beverley Elliott, Alison Kelly, Barbara Pollard, Deborah Williams, runs until July 23 at the Revue Stage on Granville Island. Tickets start at $29. Call 604-687-1644 or visit for more info.

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There is something playful about the sorrow of Lykke Li. In the song Sadness Is a Blessing, she delivers the phrase that gives her latest album its title of Wounded Rhymes, but in a ringing chorus she sings, “sadness is my boyfriend.” Elsewhere on the album she imbues a song like Unrequited Love with a pining innocence, like it’s a song from the early ’60s, and immediately follows it with the sexy drive of Get Some, where she’s going out on the prowl, singing, “I’m your

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she had to hear it.” At least Winehouse has the support of her father, Mitch Winehouse, and boyfriend, Reg Traviss, according to the source. “They are worried about her. Mitch has been down this road before during Amy’s drug addiction. But she is there of her own accord this time and wants to sort herself out.”

Patrick Dempsey has had just about enough of playing doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, telling Italian Vogue that the eighth season of the medical soap will be it. “It’s gonna be my last,” Dempsey says. “I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done. (Leaving will be) bittersweet because it’s been a great part of my life. But I can’t see me doing it anymore.” His rep was quick to do damage control after the quote got out, explaining to Us Weekly: “He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds.”


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Halle Berry heading back to TV? Halle Berry may be returning to her small-screen roots, as a television drama project with the Oscar-winner attached is reportedly being shopped around to HBO and Showtime by Dreamworks TV, according Deadline Hollywood. The series, called Higher Learning, would star Berry as a college professor and would be the actress’ first time on the small screen since 2000’s HBO movie Introducing Dorothy Dandrige, for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

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Source says doctors urge troubled singer to stop drinking altogether Friends, family concerned about severity of Winehouse’s situation Amy Winehouse’s latest trip to rehab hasn’t been fun, according to the Sun, as doctors at London’s the Priory treatment facility have reportedly warned the troubled singer to quit drinking all together. “It’s the last chance saloon for Amy,” a source says. “Doctors have come down hard on her because of the severity of her situation. It’s a harsh reality but

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they first married, but given the age of the agreement as well as Schwarzenegger’s indiscretions that have recently come to light, Shriver may still walk away with half of their estimated $400 million, legal experts speculate. METRO

Lively denies nude photos Blake Lively is busy trying to quash her first nude photo scandal, as her rep insists pictures that recently leaked online are not of the Gossip Girl star. “The photos of Blake Lively, which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and, are 100 per cent fake,” her rep says in a

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GO AHEAD, MAKE A SPLASH Sure those pear-versus apple and curvy-versus-curveless shape charts are important But what if you actually have to move in your suit? MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES

The runway swimsuits and magazine-shoot bikinis, with their thin straps, triangle bottoms, decorative hardware and high ratio of white fabrics, make for great photos — especially on the glamazon models. But some other women, perhaps those who trudge across the sand carrying a beach chair or who use swimming as a form of fitness, like two-piece suits, too. Designer Nanette Lepore, a bikini wearer and lap swimmer, says she personally tests all the swimsuit styles in her collection. “I'm aiming for across-the-board fit. That means higher bottoms and built-up tops. My friends ask, 'How did most bottoms get so skimpy, anyway?’” But just because you don't want a string bikini doesn't limit you to dowdy, Lepore says. “I think cute, retro styling keeps them sexy.” No one is accusing a Katy Perry-type or even a Dita Von Teese lookalike, with pinup looks that evoke old Hollywood swimsuit glamour in a flirty, high-waist skirt bottom, of being frumpy or boring, says Amy

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Tara Koch, a Chicago-based style expert. It's a win-win, she says, because it's a feminine look with little chance of a wardrobe malfunction. “You need to think about how it looks and performance. ... There definitely is a middle of the road,” Koch says. Modern swimsuit manu-

facturers have innovative fabrics at their disposal that offer softness, control and colour that lasts even after many cycles in the sun, sand and pool, according to Koch. She also notes that many of the lingerie brands that specialize in shapewear, such as Spanx, now make swimsuits. Koch, Lepore and Kay-

Lin Richardson, director of sales at Panache Swimwear, all emphasize fit over any other factor in choosing a swimsuit, especially a twopiece. It's important in a one-piece, too, but there's usually more leeway, they say. (They all also say white is a risky colour choice for anyone who gets wet — no matter the fabric or lining.) How many women do you know who are different sizes on the bottom and top? asks Richardson. Probably most of them. Panache makes its bathing suits based on bra sizes. “The idea is a properly fitted top — more of a custom fit,” Richardson explains. “If you're chasing after kids, you don't have to feel self-conscious about a possible spill.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Getting your hair to look its best on your wedding day is a small but crucial part of the overall look. You want a style that will look effortless and chic, and yet be sturdy enough to withstand, say, an unexpected gust of wind or your first

dance without diverting the attention away from your dress. Yes, it’s possible. Kate Middleton’s hair guru, Richard Ward, explains.

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over your face. But wear it all the way up and you look too strict. (The demi chignon) is a timeless look that you can pull off at both the ceremony and the party.”

Keep the curls lovely and loose “No matter how well curls have been done they will eventually drop. For long lasting, lovely loose curls use big rollers set into wet hair. This will last as your hair dries into the shape,” he explains. “The worst

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Choose your hair ornamentation wisely “Tiaras are really popular at the moment,” he says, stating the obvious. “I’d recommend keeping your hair away from your face if you’re going to try to pull that look off. Kate’s looked amazing but the problem is when people wear a tiara that’ s more like a crown, it all ends up looking like a

building block,” he says. Flowers are a safer bet. “They’re the ultimate hair accessory. Make a halo using lily of the valley buds. If you want to jazz this up at night just swap the flowers for some diamante studs, as seen on Pippa (Middleton).”

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“If you’re over 35, pulling your hair completely away from the face can be very ageing. Also, too much volume on the side will stiffen your face. Copy Kate and allow your hair to gently sweep across your forehead. A great soft look that is also perfect for shorter hair is to have your hair down and slightly twisted and then tightened at sides.”

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“Keep your mother in the loop throughout as her feedback is priceless. On the day, allow for at least 90 minutes to get your hair done,” he says. “An easy trap to fall into is to add on loads of hairspray to make sure that your hair stays in place but what you should be doing is lightly applying a fine spray. Assign a friend to help you freshen your hair on the night, whether its re-toning, blow drying or straightening.”

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“You’ll want to feel special — it’s your day, we get it — but your husband-to-be should recognize you as you walk down the aisle. A wedding is a respectful affair, avoid going overboard on anything.”



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Abandoning respective plans to pursue pre-med and glassblowing are paying off for Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. The design duo behind Proenza Schouler has seen their careers surge since founding their New Yorkbased womenswear and accessories brand in 2002. Their label's moniker is drawn from their mothers' maiden names. It was a partnership forged while studying at the Parsons School of Design. It was there they established a fashionable first, deciding to collaborate on a joint senior collection. The decision paid dividends when the entire collection was snapped up by Barneys. While the days of design school are behind them, the designers, both 32, have done little to tinker with the creative formula that has helped fuel their steady ascent within the industry where they've earned acclaim for their sophisticated luxury looks infused with a youthful

“In terms of a lot of things, we’re a little OCD. We’re a little micromanagey. We like to make sure we’re fully involved in everything. ” JACK MCCOLLOUGH

sensibility. “I think as we've kind of added new things, shoes, bags ... (the brand has) evolved, but it's still fundamentally kind of based on the same principles in the beginning when we were working together,” said McCollough in an interview steps from The Room at the Bay's flagship downtown Toronto store which carries their collections. “We still kind of sit down and go away and we'll sketch for a bunch of days and the process leading up to the show is still pretty much the same.” While they have an “army of interns” and dedicated support team, McCollough said they continue to work in a kind of “insular process,” and in many ways stick to themselves.

“In terms of a lot of things, we're a little OCD. We're a little micromanagey,” he said, as Hernandez let out a hearty laugh. “We like to make sure we're fully involved in everything.” McCollough said he and Hernandez were bookending their brief Canadian visit with stays at their Massachusetts farm sketching their upcoming spring collection. It's not uncommon for the cutting-edge design team to soak in a little inspiration for future designs while temporarily away from the spotlight. “Most of our collections are autobiographical in a way,” said Hernandez. “You want to know what we're up to, what we've been doing? Just look at our collections.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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With the clock running down on a scoreless Game 1, Torres beats Thomas to ensure victory MATT KIELTYKA


Vancouver Canucks fans endured nearly 60 minutes of nail-biting tension only to explode in the dying seconds of the game thanks to a Raffi Torres goal. The sold-out Rogers Arena absolutely erupted when Torres poked the puck past a diving Tim Thomas with 18 seconds left in the game, putting the Canucks up 1-0 against the Boston Bruins and winning the first game of the Stanley Cup final. “It was huge, it was just as exciting as an overtime goal,” said Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo. “There wasn’t a lot of room out there and, at one point, I thought we’d be playing all night.” Torres took advantage of a blue-line stand by Ryan Kesler, who kept the puck in the zone late to create the Jannik Hansen pass to Torres. The gritty checker was struggling to find an NHL team last summer and revelled in being the hero of Game 1. “It was a long summer but everything happens for a reason,” said Torres. “I’m in a very fortunate situation right now. It’s such a ride.” The late fireworks ended a game-long goaltend-



ing duel between Thomas and Luongo, who stopped 33 and 36 shots respectively — though the Canucks struck the iron twice. Fans taking in Game 1 got off to a boisterous start and helped the energized Canucks get three early scoring chances. But once the Bruins composed themselves, the game turned into a tightchecking, penalty-filled affair. As the game wore on a nervous energy descended on the rink, as fans realized that a single shot would likely decide the outcome. Despite 5-on-3 powerplay opportunities, the teams went a combined 019 on the man advantage. The game got ugly too, with Patrice Bergeron accusing Alexandre Burrows of biting his finger in a scuffle at the end of the first period, and Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis leaving the game in the

Roberto Luongo makes a save against Boston’s Zdeno Chara last night.

second after his hip check on Milan Lucic led to another violent scrimmage. For the Bruins, it seemed like the Canucks and their fans were being lulled right into a trap as they kept the game tight and scoreless.

“I thought we played a real good road game, to be honest with you,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “For the first two periods I was pretty pleased, it just got away from us.” For his performance, Luongo earned the first open-

ing-game shutout in a Stanley Cup final since his idol, Grant Fuhr, did it for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984. The series resumes Saturday at Rogers Arena for Game 2, before heading to Boston next week.


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The rebuilding Raptors have decided to start anew at the head coach position by moving Jay Triano into the team’s front office.

Raps shuffle Triano out of coach’s role

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First ever Canadian NBA coach will now serve as assistant to Colangelo The Toronto Raptors are making a head coaching change after finishing with the third-worst record in the NBA this past season. The team will not pick up the option on Jay Triano’s contract for next season. Instead, he will be retained as a special assistant to president and general manager Bryan Colangelo. The search for a new head coach will commence immediately. “I have great respect for Jay Triano both as a person and as a basketball mind,” Colangelo said in a release yesterday. “Jay deserves tremendous credit for developing our young players this past season and our most recent win-loss record does not appropriately reflect his many positive contributions to this organization.” Triano served as an assistant to three coaches before being named interim head coach in December 2008 following the dismissal of Sam Mitchell. The interim tag was later removed and Triano signed a three-year deal in May 2009. He guided the Raptors to a 22-60 mark this past season and finished with an 87-142 record as head coach. “This was a difficult decision to make,” Colangelo said. “But after almost three full seasons of observation and evaluation I be-

Talent void Jay Triano became the victim of the Raptors’ talent deficiency after Chris Bosh left last summer to join the Miami Heat. Andrea Bargnani has yet to step into the void left by Bosh on the young squad. Triano spent six years as head coach of Canada’s national team, leading Canada to a seventh-place finish at the 2000 Olympics.

lieve that bringing in a new voice as head coach will accelerate the progress we are looking to make in the coming years.” Triano, a native of Niagara Falls, Ont., joined Lenny Wilkens’ Raptors coaching staff for the 2002-03 season. “I am grateful to the organization for the opportunity to be a head coach in the NBA,” Triano said. “I am proud of the work that I and the coaching staff have done with our young players and feel confident we have laid the foundation for a team that will continue to improve. “I look forward in assisting Bryan to deliver a championship team to Toronto.” The announcement came two weeks after Colangelo agreed to a multi-year contract extension. THE CANADIAN PRESS



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NHL to take ‘fresh look’ at discipline A new man will be handing out the discipline in the NHL. Colin Campbell is stepping down as the league’s head disciplinarian and is being replaced by former player Brendan Shanahan. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement yesterday, saying the move was part of a reorganization of the league’s head office. “Both Colin and I believe it’s time to take a fresh look at the standards that we use,” Bettman said prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. “If we are going to move to harsher disci-

pline, that change needs to send a clear message and we think it would probably be best to do on a clean slate.” There had been some criticism that there were inconsistencies in the suspensions Campbell had handed out this season, especially in the area of head shots. Bettman praised Campbell’s efforts and said it was not a demotion. “It would be unfair, inappropriate and simply wrong to suggest this reorgnaizaiton in any way is a diminution of Colin or his role,” said Bettman. Campbell will continue in his job of director of hockey operations. “I approached Gary back in March about supplemental discipline, and it was time to have a fresh look and fresh eyes at the process of discipline,” said

Campbell, who had held the job since 1998. Shanahan, who won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, said his taking over the job won’t necessarily result in longer suspensions. “I can’t promise you how I will view each individual situation,” Shanahan said. “I do love the physical aspect of hockey and it is a very difficult and fine balance to keep that in the game to allow players to play on their toes, but at the same time know what they can and cannot do. “I will promise you when I do make those decisions, I will try and make my thought process, and everything that went into that thought process, very clear and very visible to the entire hockey world.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Mavs laugh off Dirk’s finger injury Brian Cardinal took one look at Dirk Nowitzki’s injured finger, turned to the Dallas Mavericks’ trainer and recommended his treatment plan. “Cut it at the knuckle,” the Mavericks backup joked, making a scissors motion with his right hand. “Like Ronnie Lott.” Nowitzki’s injury was more source of fun than concern yesterday, starting from the moment he woke up. He expected the torn tendon at the tip of his left middle finger to be sore and throbbing and it wasn’t. Nowitzki figures it will be mostly a nuisance for the next month or two. He and his shooting coach worked to see how he can compensate, starting with Game 2 of the NBA final against the Miami Heat tonight. Nowitzki was hurt trying to strip the ball from Chris Bosh in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 92-84 Game 1 loss. The injury generally takes six to eight weeks to heal. Because the problem is on Nowitzki’s non-shooting hand, most of what he does offensively will not be affected. “I think once the game starts, the adrenalin starts flowing, I don’t think it will really slow me down much,” Nowitzki said. “I’m not really worried about it.” Maybe he should be. Because Miami knows where he’s hurting, and everyone knows how much Nowitzki means to Dallas, it only makes sense that guys are going to swipe at his hands more than ever. “Somebody’s going to swat down on it, whether they want to or not,” Bosh said. “It’s painful. As ballplayers, we all go through it.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAVID J. PHILLIP/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Vancouver’s Alex Burrows mixes it up with Boston’s Patrice Bergeron last night.

Bruins calling Burrows a biter Boston irked over scrum involving scrappy Canuck forward Talk swirls about possibility of NHL discipline A chippy opener to the Stanley Cup final turned bizarre last night when Vancouver’s Alex Burrows appeared to bite the finger of a Boston Bruins player during a scrum at the end of the first period. A replay showed the Canucks winger with Boston centre Patrice Bergeron’s finger in his mouth during a scrum behind the Bruins net at the 20-minute mark of the first period. After the game, won 1-0 by the Canucks, Bergeron was sporting a bandage on his right index finger. “He said that I put my finger in his mouth,” Bergeron said. “He said, ‘What else do you want me to do?’ (A referee) said he didn’t see it.” The incident capped a nasty first game between clubs that rarely see each other during the regular season. Burrows denied that he bit Bergeron after the game. “I don’t think so,” he said. “He had his fingers in my mouth but I didn’t think I bit him. You saw. He put his hand up and put it in my face and his fingers in my mouth, and that’s what happened.” When asked about a

“All I can say is the league is going to look at it — for sure— and they’re going to make the right call.” BRUINS FOWARD MILAN LUCIC ON CANUCKS FORWARD ALEX BURROWS

possible suspension, Burrows replied: “Next question.” He was then hauled away from reporters by a member of the team’s media relations staff. Bergeron downplayed the incident. “I don’t want to start a war of words here,” Bergeron said. “I’ve got to concentrate on my game.” But Boston coach Claude Julien was less than impressed. He said such an incident should not be seen at the NHL level. “Obviously, there was something that happened,” Julien said. “I guess I’ll save my comments for after I see it. But if that’s the case, it’s a classless move.” Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, who was in-

volved in the scrum, said he did not see the incident. The scuffle began after Bergeron hit Sedin into the end boards as the first-period buzzer sounded. The series already has a physical edge to it after plenty of rough stuff in Game 1. Boston defenceman Andrew Ference hacked Henrik Sedin to the ice with a cross check in the second period after the whistle had blown. Raffi Torres gave Boston’s Chris Kelly a punch in the face. Daniel Sedin backed into Thomas, bowling the Bruins goaltender over. None of the plays drew a penalty. “We knew this was the way they were going to play,” Henrik Sedin said. “We’re going to have to battle for every inch we get.” Canuck defenceman Dan Hamhuis sent Lucic cartwheeling through the air with a hip check in the second period. The Bruins’ David Krejci took exception and cross-checked Hamhuis. Hamhuis went to the Canuck dressing room and didn’t return. There was no word on his status. THE CANADIAN PRESS





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Today’s horoscope Aries March 21-April 20 Not everyone can live up to your high standards, so make allowances for those who fall short today. Taurus April 21-May 21 If you let your mind wander today, you will waste time on issues that are petty and unproductive. Gemini May 22-June 21 You will soon see how much energy you’ve wasted on things that don’t take you closer to your goals. Cancer June 22-July 22 You may be a bit subdued today, but there is no cause for alarm.

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Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21 If you’ve fallen out with a loved

one, you will get the chance make up today. Show how you’ll change.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 20 You will find it easy enough to persuade others to lighten your load today, so why do it all by yourself?


Aquarius Jan. 21-Feb. 18 Your time is precious and you must not let other people waste it.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20. Don’t just accept what someone says because of his or her superior status. SALLY BROMPTON


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