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Voices of Winnipeg showcases humans who inhabit the city ‘Good stories to tell.’ U of W students inspired by New York social media page BERNICE PONTANILLA
A pair of Winnipeggers is taking a bite out of a popular social media page in the Big Apple, showing off Manitobans in a unique way. Friends Almaz Aschalew and Christine Izere, both 19 and students at the University of Winnipeg, started The Voices of Winnipeg page on Facebook in May. Both said it was the Humans of New York that inspired them to get started. The Humans of New York page has more than 5.8 million followers on Facebook alone and has spawned a website, Twitter handle, Instagram account and even a book. “We were very interested in that — we would look at the pictures and we liked the stories,” said Izere, who’s studying international development. “We thought, there’s a lot of people in Winnipeg that have good stories to tell, so why not show it,” added Aschalew, who is earning a bachelor of arts. Aschalew and Izere said
Friends Christine Izere, left, and Almaz Aschalew have started a Facebook page for Winnipeg based on the popular Humans of New York. BERNICE PONTANILLA/METRO
“We’re hoping that people are more open to what we’re trying to do. They shouldn’t be afraid to tell us (their stories) because we’re not judging them.” Christine Izere, co-founder of The Voices of Winnipeg
they were prevented from using the “humans” moniker, and went through several
different names before settling on The Voices of Winnipeg.
The biggest hurdle they’ve had to overcome, they said, has been people’s hesitation
of either having their picture taken or sharing a bit of their lives. “It was definitely tough. At the beginning we thought we’d just go up to people and say, ‘This is what we’re doing,’ and they’ll be like, ‘Sure, okay, take my picture,’” said Izere. “But they were creeped
out and asking, ‘Who are you,’” added Aschalew with a chuckle. The friends plan on seeking Winnipeggers out at festivals this summer, to showcase the diversity of people and stories that exist in the city, as well as break down prejudices based on how people look or dress.
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Suspicious man grabs at girl Police are warning parents in Crestview after a man tried to grab a young girl off a neighbourhood street Wednesday afternoon. The 10-year-old girl was able to break free and police were called. The man is white with tanned skin, 6’ tall, 25-30 years of age, clean-shaven with a skinny build, black hair and scars on both hands. METRO
Digital sign erected for Prince Charles visit to stay ... for now A digital sign that went up on an Exchange District building to welcome British royalty was done so illegally, but the owners would like it to stay. During Thursday’s downtown development meeting, an appeal hearing was held on a non-static digital sign AssentWorks erected on the
south wall of 125 Adelaide St. Jennifer Zyla told councillors on the committee that the sign was placed in anticipation of Prince Charles’ visit to Winnipeg’s ‘Innovation Alley,’ which includes AssentWorks. Zyla said the cutting-edge prototype being done at the shop that has “caught the
Tax incentive program. Price tag for plan estimated at $12.7M BERNICE PONTANILLA
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City officials said the sign permit was denied because the location requested for it is adjacent to a condominium building and is not permitted in character neighbourhoods such as the Exchange District.
City aims to put brakes on downtown parking lots
Police have arrested a second 13-year-old boy in connection with a string of garage break-ins in Transcona dating back to March. Another 13-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after a homeowner chased down two suspects caught breaking into his garage in the 300 block of Regent Avenue West just before 6:30 a.m.
eye of royalty” and only a digital sign can appropriately advertise it. “We are hatching businesses at a faster pace as time goes on and as word spreads about us,” she said, also apologizing for having put up the sign after their first permit request was denied. BERNICE PONTANILLA/METRO
Winston Yee, manager of housing and development for the City of Winnipeg, said a new tax incentive program could spur the construction of hundreds of rental units. BERNICE PONTANILLA/METRO
The city is betting that a new program will see more rental units constructed in the heart of Winnipeg — and fewer surface parking lots. On Thursday, members of the downtown development committee gave their consent to the ‘Live Downtown-Rental Development Grant Program,’ a partnership with the Province that would see tax credits for the construction of up to about 900 units. Winston Yee, manager of housing and development for the City of Winnipeg, said downtown surface parking lots are blights on any big city. “Surface parking lots take up valuable real estate and essentially can draw (away) from the vibrancy of a neigh-
bourhood,” he said. The program means the city would forego $12.7 million in increment municipal property taxes over 20 years. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi said the program addresses a need for affordable housing. “It’s a really well-thoughtout program, it meets a number of objectives we’re trying to do; we want more rental downtown, we want more mixed-use downtown,” she said. “We want to get rid of the plethora of surface parking lots and the reason it hasn’t been successful is that surface parking lots make money right now.” The vote wasn’t unanimous, with Coun. Jeff Browaty in opposition due to the possible length of the grants and the cash they wouldn’t see. “The idea of providing incentives to develop downtown for rental units is actually, I believe, a good one (but) there is no real good business case to be doing an incentive this long out,” he added.
Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired (DHHSI) Manitobans can now communicate with 911 call centres thanks to a new initiative from MTS. The telecommunications provider announced Thursday emergency services are now accessible through text messages for those who sign up for the service. Members of the DHHSI community can go to mts. ca/911 or an MTS dealer to register. METRO
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With more than 150 different varieties of beer and cider from 17 countries available at the Flatlander’s Beer Festival, it’s hard to imagine how it could get any better — but the folks behind the annual beer extravaganza have found a way. This year the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation fundraiser is all-you-can-drink. “We’ve changed our sampling format, so instead of having sample tickets ... you’ll
Fort Garry Brewing Co. cellarman Perry Joyal, left, and brewer Dan Geddes. Shane Gibson/Metro
get a wristband and you’ll be able to sample as many different beverages as you’d like,” said the foundation’s coordinator, Kait Flett. “We thought it would be better for the customer to have unlimited samples and not worry about the
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Province invests in economy with SkipTheDishes An investment from the province is helping a Manitoba-based technology company encourage hungry customers in Western Canada to skip the dishes. With grants announced Thursday totalling just over $400,000, SkipTheDishes will expand its online food delivery service headquartered in Winnipeg and create 93 new jobs in the process. SkipTheDishes provides an online delivery service for more than 500 restaurants in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and is now expanding into British Columbia. The new jobs will include operations managers, dispatchers, marketing and graphics personnel, IT operators and developers, human resources administrators and accountants. Metro
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Boko Haram extremists slaughter 200 villagers in Nigeria, witnesses say Military inaction? A community leader said residents pleaded with local government to send soldiers Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers killed at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday. A community leader who witnessed the killings on Monday said residents of the Gwoza local government district in Borno state had pleaded for the military to send soldiers to protect the area after they heard that militants were about to attack, but help didn’t arrive. The killings occurred in
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Vet back on historic beach George French, 89, of the King’s Royal Rifles, from Swindon, England, stands on Sword Beach on Thursday in Hermanville, France. June 6 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including Canada, join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy that is credited with being the first step in the defeat of Nazi Germany. For more on the D-Day anniversary, go to metronews.ca. CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY IMAGES
A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, killing one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, Seattle police said. Police say a student building monitor at Seattle Pacific University disarmed the gunman and several other students jumped on top of him and pinned him down until police arrived. A man in his 20s died at the hospital and a critically injured 20-year-old woman was taken to surgery, Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were in satisfactory condition. None of the victims was immediately identified. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Waiting for a return to normalcy A former Yarmouth County patches of wooded areas and Will Njoku said, via Twitter, “I of the gunman. “I just want this to be over woman living in Moncton was green space, and (Bourque) just want this to be over,” as he and hundreds of residents for all of us.... Worried for my also on lockdown, and said knows the area, he’s from here. waited for police to find the neighbors,” Njoku tweeted there will forever be a sense of Any little noise and you’re look“innocence lost” in the city her ing out the window,” she said. man suspected of having shot Wednesday. Vaughan said Moncton is Around 11:30 a.m. Thurs- family calls home. and killed three RCMP officers. Audrey Vaughan, who lives “just not going to look the same Njoku spoke with media day, Njoku said via Twitter he again,” adding: “That’s the /hard with her husband, outlets from his home in Monc- and his family had spent the in Moncton Publication: Calgary Metro / Edmonton Metro / Halifax Metro away sometheirMetro son /Jimmy ton following the shooting night in their basement, then Jim, and London Ottawa told Metro / part. Regina He’s Metro taken / Saskatoon Metro / File Name: D2D_AD_MenuBoard_6x8_Tabloid_0314 WinnipegVanguard Metro / Toronto Metrothing / Vancouver Metro from all of us,” she said. the Yarmouth ThursWednesday night, sharing his xmoved Canadian Marketing Trim: 6.614” 8.568” upstairs and locked Material April 4, 2014 Floor 100 Yonge Street, day morning noDeadline: one had gotten themselves a bathroom. experience as16helicopters flew HALEY RYAN/metro in halifax, with Bleed: 0" Safety: n/a MechinRes: 300dpi Insertion Dates: April 8, 10, 16, 24, May 2, 5, 13, 21, 29, Toronto, ON M5C 2W1 Colours: CMYK “Taking no chances,” he much sleep. overhead and police searched files from the Yarmouth County June 6, 9, 2014 “There’s just so many little Vanguard the neighbourhood for any sign tweeted. th
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A nerve-racking search for a heavily armed gunman continued Thursday in Moncton, nearly a full day after three New Brunswick Mounties were shot dead and two others were injured in one of the worst mass shootings in the RCMP’s history. The suspect, Justin Bourque, 24, was last spotted Thursday morning but he evaded capture after he went into a wooded area, the RCMP said. “This is working through your worst nightmare,” Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, the Mounties’ commanding officer in New Brunswick, told a news conference. Brown appealed for public calm in a city that has been under a virtual siege since Wednesday evening.
“This is a very, very dangerous situation,” he said. Officers were unable to confirm the identity of the suspect on two other occasions when he might have been sighted on Thursday, Supt. Marlene Snowman said. Police, including tactical officers, began their manhunt for the shooter Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m. when they responded to a call about a man walking along a road with what was believed to be a gun. After the call, shots were fired and officers called for backup, Snowman said. Brown said police officers from across the country have been brought in to help arrest the suspect. “The RCMP family is hurting,” he said. “Greater Moncton is hurting as is New Brunswick as is our country.” Police urged people with any information on Bourque’s whereabouts to call 911. The Moncton man was wearing military camouflage and carrying two rifles in a picture of him released by police on Twitter
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Bourque’s new radical remake Two stark and contrasting portraits are emerging of the man suspected of killing three Mounties and injuring two others in a heavily armed rampage Wednesday night. One was the highly intelligent, laid-back guitar enthusiast known to friends who grew up alongside 24-year-old Justin Bourque in suburban Moncton. The other was a radical,
angry remake of a man obsessed with gun rights, angered by police and fixated on global conflicts going on half a world away. “It was almost like a complete 180 for him,” friend and former workmate Trever Finck said. “There was a pretty stark difference.” The new Bourque — the one dressed in army fatigues and toting two high-powered
guns — became the subject of an intense police manhunt. Those who know Bourque are not particularly surprised that he evaded his hunters so long. One acquaintance who spoke to Torstar News Service on condition of anonymity described Bourque as someone with “lots of tactical knowledge.” Bourque has had a long
enthusiasm for guns, and even before Wednesday night’s shooting was often seen dressed in camouflage military fatigues. The acquaintance, like others, is shocked by what Bourque is alleged to have done. Up until now, he had left the impression of a nice, friendly guy. “Nobody expected this.” torstar news service
three RCMP officers were killed and two injured by a gunman. Roger Brown, the Mounties’ Bourque is “working through your worst nightmare.” Andrew Vaughan/the canadian press
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“Never in my darkest dreams did I ever think that we would be facing what we’re facing today in Moncton. Moncton has always been a special community. If this can happen in Moncton, it can happen anywhere.” Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc on Wednesday night. Snowman said Bourque was carrying high-powered firearms, is not known to the police and investigators were trying to piece together his background. Residents in the area where police searched were urged to stay inside their homes and lock their doors. Police also warned people to expect roadblocks and traffic disruptions. Schools and government offices were closed, buses were pulled off the roads and surgeries at the Moncton Hospital were cancelled. Brown said the two wounded officers underwent surgery in hospital Thursday. Cpl. Chantal Farrah later said that one of those officers was released. The injuries suffered by the
other officer were not considered life-threatening. Brown said he met with the families of the officers who were shot earlier in the day. “As you can all imagine, they’re hurting,” said Brown. “There’s actually no way to describe the level of hurt.” The identities of the officers who were shot have not been released by police. But late Thursday, the National Post identified one of the officers fatally shot as Const. Dave Ross, a police services dog handler with the RCMP. The newspaper quoted the sister-in-law of the man’s wife as saying he had a young son, with another child expected in September. the canadian press
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Smashup created moon A new study strengthens the notion that our moon was created by a collision between Earth and a planetsized object some 4.5 billion years ago. German scientists studied moon rocks gathered by astronauts nearly a half-century ago in the Apollo 11, 12 and 16 missions. They ana-
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Kawaii overload with debut of Pepper the robot Will sell for $1,900 US. Japanese billionaire kicked the ‘kawaii’, or cute culture, up a notch with humanoid robot A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son’s mobile phone company Softbank said Thursday that the robot it has dubbed Pepper will go on sale in Japan in February for $1,900 US. Overseas sales plans are under consideration but undecided. The machine, which has no legs, but has gently gesticulat-
ing hands appeared on a stage in a Tokyo suburb, cooing and humming. It dramatically touched hands with Son in a Genesis or E.T. moment. Son, who told the crowd that his longtime dream was to go into the personal robot business, said Pepper has been programmed to read the emotions of people around it by recognizing expressions and voice tones. “Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile,” he said.
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Greece. Getting Google Street View is a ‘godsend’ Google launched its Street View map service in Greece on Thursday after winning approval from the country’s privacy authority, which had blocked the ground-level map application five years ago. Company officials said the service went live after “extensive and detailed” negotiations with the country’s Data Protection Authority, which last year lifted objections made to the project in 2009. Culture Minister Panos
Panagiotopoulos attended a launch event in Athens and said the map service would help the crisis-hit country’s vital tourism industry, describing Greece as an “endless archaeological park.” “We have so much to show off. This is a godsend,” he said. “Everyone knows how difficult things are, with all the obstacles that are there when dealing with the Greek state. We are trying to overcome these difficulties.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In 2013, Rogers got 175,000 requests for customer info. Rogers Communications says it received almost 175,000 requests for customer information from government and police agencies last year, becoming the first major Canadian service provider to divulge the extent of its data sharing with authorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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lenge. This grassroots funding opportunity . Canada has fallen in allows Canadians to submit innovative ideas love with this 20-year-old from Queregarding men’s health — and help men take bec, who lost a hard-fought battle in the action with their health. Deadline is June 26. French Open semis against Maria Go to movember.com for details. Sharapova — the second straight Grand Slam she’s advanced this far. Bouchard is a Game of Thrones Finale Theatric. HBO Cansocial media darling with more than ada and Cineplex have teamed up to offer 500,000 fans on Facebook and 150,000 on Game of Thrones fans quite the treat: In 29 seTwitter, and even tweeted a picture of herlect theatres across Ontario, Quebec and Atself with Owen Wilson at Roland Garros. A lantic Canada, fans can watch the Season 4 fistar is born. nale June 15 at 9 p.m. on the big screen with fellow diehards. There were a lot of OMGs William Shatner. In an announcement THE METRO LIST when this news broke on social media. made on YouTube, the iconic actor was named as parade marshal for this year’s Neil Morton Denim vs. Active Wear. According to new Calgary Stampede. Previous marshals have metronews.ca data, sales of jeans in Canada have been included Chris Hadfield and Rick Hansen. on a long-term decline, partly due to the The Stampede takes place July 4, and I’m popularity of activewear. Seems “active bothoping to find a teleportation machine to beam myself toms” haven’t been this hot since ’80s leg warmers. I’m gothere so I can see Captain Kirk in person. ing to start wearing leg warmers over Lululemon yoga Movember. The Movember Foundation has launched the pants while working out to Jennifer Beals dancing to FlashCanadian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Innovation Chal- dance ... What a Feeling.
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. The bestselling N.Y.C.-based author (Outliers, The Tipping Point), did an Ask Me Anything this week as part of Reddit’s popular AMA series. Gladwell was full of compliments for Canada, the country where he was raised — in Elmira, Ont. — and received an Order of Canada, saying, “Canadians are the nicest people in the world. Hands down.” Ah geez, thanks. WestJet. They’ve done it again, with another viral video. In this tear-jerker, it shows an amazing early Father’s Day gift they gave to a hard-working dad, Marc Grimard, from Saskatoon. They surprised Marc by flying him to Edmonton to visit his sick child, Joel, who has a congenital heart condition and is staying at a Ronald McDonald House there with his mother. Beautiful and touching vid. #HatzOnCatz. The hashtag went viral after teen social media star Matthew Espinosa asked his fans to send him #HatzOnCatz photos for a contest. Soon enough, people from around the world were sending silly and cute cat-in-the-hat photos. Heck, I almost bought a kitty and Tilley hat just to be part of this. But my Maltese shih tzu, Roxy, nixed that. #HatzOnDogz, she says.
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2,000+ attempt Guinness record for World Environment Day More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal’s capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest collective tree-hugging event. Parliament members, office workers and even Buddhist monks also took part in the attempt, joining the students at a park on the outskirts of Kathmandu. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Tree hugger” is usually a pejorative term, but there’s evidence that getting cosy with the woods is good for you.
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Future flick Edge of Tomorrow puts time on Cruise control Synopsis
Set at the height of a worldwide battle between the human race and seemingly indestructible aliens called Mimics, Tom Cruise plays William Cage, a marketing genius whose ads have inspired millions of people to enlist by telling them the story of hero Rita (Emily Blunt), a legendary warrior with more Mimic notches on her belt than the rest of the army combined. When pressed into combat, something strange happens. Cage gets caught in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over. Eventually he’ll learn enough to beat this unbeatable foe. Trouble is, he has to die every day... • Richard: ••••• Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise star in the time-travelling sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow. CONTRIBUTED
Clever and entertaining. But unlike his character, Cruise’s latest film doesn’t have the ability to re-do its more lacklustre moments Richard: Mark, two thirds of Edge of Tomorrow is as unCruise-like a movie as Tom has ever made. The Groundhog Day been-there, done-that section of the film is inventive, often played for laughs and presents Cruise in a way we’ve rarely ever seen him —
as a coward. It’s a refreshing twist for him and gives him a chance to exercise his rarely used comedic chops. You know he’s going to turn heroic sooner or later, but it’s a blast to see him do something just outside his usual wheelhouse. Mark: Richard, I enjoyed his cowardly weasel schtick as much as you. I didn’t find the Groundhog Day type plot as inventive, though — it’s been done in other movies like Source Code and About Time, but the mashup with Starship Troopers was different. The problem I had was that the necessary repetitiveness became
inevitably boring after a while, and I felt like I was watching someone slowly get very good at a violent video game. RC: It does rely a bit too heavily on video game-style violence at the end, but I have to disagree with you on the repetitiveness of the time loop. I thought director Doug Liman figured out clever and entertaining ways to show the same thing over and over, keeping it exciting with interesting editing and changing perspectives. The first two reels are packed with energy and invention. It’s only when the conventions that made the story enticing are
put aside in the last reel that the movie becomes a standard Cruise action flick. A good Cruise action flick but still more standard than the promising first hour. MB: Cruise has been in some dogs lately, but this isn’t one of them. And normally I would have dismissed the last third as too conventional, but at least it’s the only part of the movie that puts Cruise and the viewer on the same level — neither knows what’s going to happen next. I just found the time-loop a bit boring, which I also felt in Groundhog Day. I’m in the minority here, Richard, and I know
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it. What did you think of Emily Blunt? RC: I’m a fan, but this is something different for her, and for action movies in general. Big budget blockbusters don’t usually make room for female characters unless they are sidekicks or girlfriends. Here Blunt avoids being objectified and is as strong, if not stronger than Cruise. MB: I also liked Bill Paxton. Even liked watching him do the same dialogue again and again, but with a growing sense of befuddlement and disassociation as the scenes progress.
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Chef Director. Jon Favreau Stars. Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman). Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen. Rotten TomatoesTM score Critics: Audience:
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Director. Josh Boone Stars. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, the film explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of living and love. Rotten TomatoesTM score Critics: Audience:
Wolfcop blends the fuzz with the fuzzy Canadian director playfully shifts shape of werewolf genre. Wolfcop trailer wows horror fans to win film-financing contest
The Fault in Our Stars
sponse and an elaborate voting process. And even though many observers of the contest called it for Wolfcop to win, Dean was never completely convinced. “Even when we were in the top five, I was telling my partners we wouldn’t win and just to ride with the amount of press we were getting. I really had no idea.”
How’s this for high concept: Alcoholic cop gets bit by a beast and turns into a bloodhungry monster during the full moon and ultimately becomes a better officer in the process. That’s the bizarre gist of Wolfcop, a riotous Canadian romp from writer/ director Lowell Dean, a Saskatchewan-reared filmmaker whose gonzo sensibilities suit the hirsute story sublimely. “We didn’t want to do something derivative,” Dean told Metro last week. “At the same time, we had to make a movie within the constraints of our low budget. So we just tried to think of what we haven’t seen on screen in any were-
Director Lowell Dean, left, talks to Leo Fafard and Sarah Lind on the set of Wolfcop. contributed
wolf movie in a while. The touchstone film for me is An American Werewolf in London and there’s plenty of its DNA in Wolfcop.” Certainly, the playful yet gory push and pull that drives Wolfcop hearkens back to John Landis’ immortal 1981 classic. It’s wild, sophisticated stuff and even wilder considering the film cost peanuts to produce. “The film scene was shrinking in Saskatchewan as we had just lost our tax credit,” notes the director of
Wolfcop’s challenged genesis. “So our question was, how would we do this? The Hobo with a Shotgun trailer was very inspirational for us and like that trailer, our trailer we produced to get financing was more of a scene. Our plan was to use it to try to find rich dentists and whatnot, and when we came across CineCoup it was too good to be true.” CineCoup is the Cineplex steered national film-financing contest that was almost completely dictated by fan re-
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Cinema City McGillivray 2190 McGillivray Blvd.
22 Jump Street (14A) No Passes Thu 7:30-10:15 No Passes Thu 7-9:35 Chef (14A) Fri 4:10-7-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:30-4:10-7-9:45 Mon 7-9:45 Tue 4:10-7-9:45 Wed 7-9:45 Thu 7:05-9:45 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 4:25-7:15-10 No Passes Sat-Sun 1:45-4:25-7:15-10 No Passes Mon 7:15-10 No Passes Tue 4:257:15-10 No Passes Wed 7:15-10 No Passes Thu 7:20-10:25 No Passes Fri 5:20-8-10:35 No Passes Sat-Sun 3:456:30-9:15 No Passes Mon 7:30-10:10 No Passes Tue 8-10:35 No Passes Wed-Thu 7:30-10:10 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) No Passes Fri 4:30-7:35-10:20 No Passes
Sat-Sun 1:25-4:30-7:35-10:20 No Passes Mon 7:35-10:20 No Passes Tue 4:30-7:35-10:20 No Passes Wed 7:3510:20 No Passes Thu 7:15-10 Godzilla 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 4:20-9:35 Mon 9:35 Tue 4:20-9:35 Wed 9:35 Thu 9:50 The Grand Seduction (PG) Fri 4-6:50-9:30 Sat-Sun 1:20-4-6:50-9:30 Mon 6:50-9:30 Tue 4-6:50-9:30 Wed 6:50-9:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) No Passes Thu 8 Maleficent 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 6:45-9:15 No Passes Sat-Sun 4:157:10-9:45 No Passes Mon 6:30-9 No Passes Tue 6:45-9:15 No Passes WedThu 6:30-9 No Passes Fri 4:15-6:559:25 No Passes Sat-Sun 1:35-4:15-
6:55-9:25 No Passes Mon 6:55-9:25 No Passes Tue 4:15-6:55-9:25 No Passes Wed 6:55-9:25 No Passes Thu 7:20-9:55 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Fri 4:45-7:30-10:10 Sat-Sun 2-4:45-7:30-10:10 Mon 7:25-10:10 Tue 4:45-7:30-10:10 Wed 7:25-10:10 Thu 7:25-10:05 Fri 7:15-10 Sat-Sun 4:50-7:40-10:20 Mon 7-9:40 Tue 7:1510 Wed 7-9:40 Neighbors (18A) Fri 7:20 Sat-Sun 2:10-7:20 Mon-Wed 7:20 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 6:55-9:40 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Fri 4:05-7:05-10:05 Sat-Sun 1:204:05-7:05-10:05 Mon 7:05-10:05 Tue 4:05-7:05-10:05 Wed 7:05-10:05
Cinema City Northgate 1399 McPhillips Street
The Grand Budapest Hotel (14A) Fri 4:50-7:30-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:50-4:507:30-9:45 Mon-Thu 5:45-8 Holiday (PG) Fri 4:25-7:50 Sat-Sun 1-4:25-7:50 Mon-Thu 7:40 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 4:407:10-9:30 Sat-Sun 1:40-4:40-7:10-9:30 Mon-Thu 5:30-7:50 Maybe This Time (14A) Fri 4:107:20-10 Sat-Sun 1:25-4:10-7:20-10 Mon-Thu 5:35-8:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) Sat-Sun 1:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) FriSun 4-7-9:20 Mon-Thu 5:40-7:55
A Million Ways to Die in the West. CONTRIBUTED Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin (G) Fri 3:50-6:50-9:50 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:506:50-9:50 Mon-Thu 5:20-8:20 Noah (PG) Fri 3:55-6:55-9:55 SatSun 12:55-3:55-6:55-9:55 Mon-Thu 5:25-8:25 Oculus (14A) Fri 4:55-7:40-10:10 SatSun 1:55-4:55-7:40-10:10 Mon-Thu 5:55-8:30
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Jodorowskyâ€™s Dune (PG) Fri-Sat 7 Sun 2 Wed 7 No Films Showing Today (STC) MonTue Thu Teenage (STC) Fri-Sat 9 Sun 7
City Cinema - Northgate 1399 McPhillips
The Grand Budapest Hotel (14A) Fri 4:50-7:30-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:50-4:507:30-9:45 Mon-Thu 5:45-8 Holiday (PG) Fri 4:25-7:50 Sat-Sun 1-4:25-7:50 Mon-Thu 7:40 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 4:407:10-9:30 Sat-Sun 1:40-4:40-7:10-9:30 Mon-Thu 5:30-7:50 Maybe This Time (14A) Fri 4:107:20-10 Sat-Sun 1:25-4:10-7:20-10 Mon-Thu 5:35-8:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) Sat-Sun 1:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) FriSun 4-7-9:20 Mon-Thu 5:40-7:55 Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin (G) Fri 3:50-6:50-9:50 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:506:50-9:50 Mon-Thu 5:20-8:20 Noah (PG) Fri 3:55-6:55-9:55 SatSun 12:55-3:55-6:55-9:55 Mon-Thu 5:25-8:25 Oculus (14A) Fri 4:55-7:40-10:10 SatSun 1:55-4:55-7:40-10:10 Mon-Thu 5:55-8:30
Famous Players Kildonan Place, 1555 Regent Ave W,
Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 4:40-7:20-10:15 No Passes Sat-Sun 1:45-4:40-7:20-10:15 No Passes Mon-Thu 5:40-8:20 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) No Passes Fri 4:10-7-10 No Passes Sat-Sun 1:15-4:10-7-10 No Passes
Mon-Thu 5:30-8:45 Godzilla (PG) Fri-Sun 4:45-10:10 Mon-Thu 8:15 Maleficent 3D (PG) No Passes Fri 4-7:30-10:10 No Passes Sat-Sun 1:20-4-7:30-10:10 No Passes MonThu 6-8:30 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Fri 4:20-7:10-10 Sat-Sun 1:304:20-7:10-10 Mon-Thu 5:50-8:40 Neighbors (18A) Fri 7:40 Sat-Sun 2-7:40 Mon-Thu 5:45 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Fri 3:55-6:50-9:50 Sat-Sun 1-3:55-6:509:50 Mon-Thu 5:20-8:20
Grant Park 8 Cinemas 1120 Grant Ave.
22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:30-10:10 Chef (14A) Fri 4-7-10 Sat-Sun 12:504-7-10 Mon-Thu 4-7-10 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Fri-Thu 3:40 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Fri 7:10-10:05 Sat-Sun 12:40-7:10-10:05 Mon-Thu 7:10-10:05 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Fri 3:50-6:50-9:50 Sat 12:25-3:50-6:50 Sun 12:25-3:50-6:50-9:50 Mon-Thu 3:50-6:50-9:50 Sat 9:50 The Grand Seduction (PG) Fri 3:256:40-9:35 Sat-Sun 12:35-3:25-6:409:35 Mon-Thu 3:25-6:40-9:35 Locke (14A) Fri 6:35 Sat-Sun 1:056:35 Mon-Wed 6:35 Thu 3:35 Maleficent (PG) Fri-Thu 3:20 Maleficent 3D (PG) Fri 6:45-9:25 Sat-Sun 12:45-6:45-9:25 Mon-Thu 6:45-9:25 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Fri 3:55-7:05-9:45 Sat-Sun 12:55-3:55-7:05-9:45 Mon 3:55-7:059:45 Tue 3:55 Wed 3:55-7:05-9:45 Thu 7:05-9:45 Tue 7:05-9:45 Thu 3:55 Under the Skin (14A) Fri-Wed 3:35-9:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Fri-Thu 3:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Fri 6:55-9:55 Sat-Sun 12:30-6:55-9:55 Mon-Thu 6:55-9:55
Landmark Globe Cinema 393 Portage Ave.
Belle (G) Fri 3:30-7-9:20 Sat-Sun
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ily Business (STC) Thu 7 Neighbors (18A) Fri-Sun 12:45-3:155:45-8:10-10:40 Mon 1:30-5:30-7:5510:20 Tue-Wed 1:10-5:30-7:55-10:20 Thu 1:30-5:30-7:55-10:20 Rio 2 (G) Fri 1:25-4:10 Sat 10:551:25-4:10 Sun-Mon 1:10-4:10 TueWed 1:20-4:10 Thu 1:10-4:10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Fri 12:50 Sat 1 Sun 12:50 Mon-Wed 12:55 Thu 1:50 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 1:35-3:55-4:40-7-7:4510:05-10:50 Sun 1:35-3:55-4:40-77:40-10:05-10:40 Mon-Wed 1:203:55-4:25-7-7:30-10:05-10:35 Thu 12:55-3:55-4:55-7:30-10:30-10:35
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1:10-3:30-7-9:20 Mon 7-9:20 Tue 3:30-7-9:20 Wed-Thu 7-9:20 Maybe This Time (14A) Fri 3:406:50-9:30 Sat-Sun 1-3:40-6:50-9:30 Mon 6:50-9:30 Tue 3:40-6:50-9:30 Wed 6:50-9:30 Only Lovers Left Alive (14A) Fri 3:50-7:10-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:20-3:507:10-9:45 Mon 7:10-9:45 Tue 3:507:10-9:45 Wed-Thu 7:10-9:45
Landmark Towne Cinema 8 301 Notre Dame Avenue
22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 9:35 Thu 7 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Fri 6:35-9:35 Sat-Sun 12:30-6:35-9:35 Mon-Wed 6:35-9:35 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG) Sat-Sun 3:45 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Sat-Sun 3:15 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Fri 7:05-9:45 Sat-Sun 12:35-7:05-9:45 Mon-Thu 7:05-9:45 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Fri 6:409:25 Sat-Sun 12:55-3:50-6:40-9:25 Mon-Thu 6:40-9:25 Godzilla (PG) Fri 6:45-9:30 Sat-Sun 12:45-6:45-9:30 Mon-Thu 6:45-9:30 Godzilla 3D (PG) Sat-Sun 3:35 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8 Maleficent (PG) Sat-Sun 3:25 Maleficent 3D (PG) Fri 7-9:20 SatSun 1-7-9:20 Mon-Thu 7-9:20 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Fri 6:55-9:35 Sat-Sun 12:403:20-6:55-9:35 Mon-Wed 6:55-9:35 Thu 6:55 Thu 9:35 Neighbors (18A) Fri 7:10-9:50 SatSun 1:05-3:30-7:10-9:50 Mon-Wed 7:10-9:50 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) SatSun 3:40 Thu 6:50-9:40 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Fri 6:50-9:40 Sat-Sun 12:50-6:50-9:40 Mon-Wed 6:50-9:40
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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES Dr. Dre all photos getty images
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If Dr. Dre is looking to downplay reports that he’s basically a billionaire now, his latest real estate purchase isn’t helping. The rap mogul has reportedly closed on the $40 million mega-mansion in Brentwood, Calif., previously owned by Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, according to E! News. “He’s about to close on the house (that he) and his wife, Nicole, purchased,” a source says. The 18,700 square-foot estate sits on four acres and has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus a home gym, solar panels and a chicken coop. As for his wealth, Forbes recently listed Dre as the wealthiest hip-hop artist of 2014, with a net worth of $550 million. But the recent sale of the Beats Electronics business — which he co-founded — to Apple could push him past the billion mark.
Cox, 49, lives up to … er … in Cougar Town Melinda Taub
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Courteney Cox really does inhabit Cougar Town: The former Friend, 49, is reportedly set to marry Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid, who’s 12 years her junior. Though the two have been dating for less than a year, things have been going so well that they’re discussing getting engaged, insiders say. “Johnny loves her daughter Coco, and he wants to marry Courteney. They have discussed get-
ting engaged and everyone thinks it is going to happen,” a source tells Page Six. Coco is Cox’s 10-yearold daughter with her first husband David Arquette. They were married for 14 years, divorcing in 2013 after a long and rocky separation. Cox and McDaid met through Cox’s close friend Jennifer Aniston, who apparently approves of the relationship. “All of Courteney’s friends love Johnny, which is great because Jen wasn’t so fond of David Arquette,” the source says. Ha! Poor, poor David Arquette. I’m glad Jennifer Aniston isn���t best friends with my boyfriend. I feel certain I wouldn’t pass muster. I can’t even play guitar.
Racist vids haunt Biebs Justin Bieber’s past keeps coming back to haunt him, as yet another video has surfaced showing the then-14-year-old singer parodying his One Less Lonely Girl hit by using a racist slur instead, according to the Sun. Sources say his team has known about the video for years but refused to pay the $500,000 demanded by whoever ended up leaking it. As is becoming his custom, Bieber was quick to apologize, the second time he’s done so for a racist video from his past in less than a week. “Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” he says in the new statement.
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When in doubt, wrap your app in prosciutto Baked ProsciuttoWrapped Jalapeno Poppers. There is a simple way to slim down these traditionally fat-laden bites Standard jalapeno poppers are thumb-sized hot peppers stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, then breaded and deep-fried. Yummy, but most home cooks aren’t too excited for the mess of deepfrying. That’s why there also is a baked version — half a jalapeno stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. Both types are delicious, but neither is all that healthy. So this version delivers gratification without overdoing it. From a culinary point of view, jalapeno poppers make complete sense. Nothing tames a chili’s heat like dairy. That’s why so many cultures serve their fiery entrées with dairy as a side dish. Mexicans team up spicy tortillas with crema. Indians serve hot curries with yogurt-based raita. And that’s why cheese is right at home in a jalapeno popper. But it doesn’t have to be high-fat Ingredients • 4 oz fresh goat cheese • 1 oz grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallion greens • 2 tsp grated lemon zest • 6 jalapeno peppers • 3 oz (12 slices) prosciutto
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cheese. The fresh goat cheese in this recipe delivers the required creaminess, while a modest amount of ParmigianoReggiano delivers the required flavour. Brighten up the filling with scallions and lemon zest, then wrap the stuffed jalapeno in prosciutto. Though it has a lot less fat than bacon, prosciutto boasts big pork flavour. And when it’s baked, as it is here, it’s nice and crispy, which eliminates the need to coat the pep-
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charge) and a cash bar. All galleries will be open for viewing during intermission. Exhibitions include 7: Professional Native Artists Inc. featuring the work of Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier, Jackson Beardy, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, Eddy Cobiness, and Joseph Sanchez. “There is no better way to enjoy summer in the city than on the WAG rooftop,” says Doren Roberts, manager, special events. “A prairie sunset, a cool breeze wafting through, the splash of the fountain — and terrific music. What more could you ask for?” Tickets are $22 for WAG members and $25 for non-members. The dinner option is $25. Details, including performers’ bios and menus, can be found at wag.ca. See you on the rooftop.
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The first Chicken Chef opened in 1978 in Carman, Man., by Lori Lucas’ father. Lori started working for her dad when she was in Grade 6 with the dream of one day owning her own location. Lori’s dream came true when she and her husband bought the Chicken Chef
interestingly, one of the largest orders they have had to-date consisted of 2,000 pieces of freshly prepared chicken. Many of their customers are regular visitors and have become an extension of their family. The staff will oftentimes see regular customers arrive and have their drinks on the table waiting for them before they are seated. This location offers dine-in service, takeout, delivery, a drive-thru and recently began delivering to Oak Bluff and Wilkes Avenue.
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Bradford’s knee on the mend Sam Bradford, the St. Louis Rams’ first overall pick in 2010, is more than five months removed from left knee surgery and said everything is on schedule. The quarterback got a scheduled day off to allow for bounce-back time and is expected to practice Friday. “Even when you’re healthy you have good days with your arm and bad days with your arm, and now it’s kind of the same thing with my knee,” Bradford said. During the rehab, Bradford has added upper-body strength and believes he has a “little more pop” on his throws. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kelly connecting with new QBs The Blue Bombers’ Aaron Kelly is stopped by the Toronto Argonauts’ Pat Watkins during a game in Toronto last October. FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS
Quite the catch. Kelly missed 2013 camp to train with his new team, now corrects that lack
You’re in the pool, start swimming — that’s pretty much how receiver Aaron Kelly describes his introduction last season to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. At the time, the team itself wasn’t treading water too well.
After Kelly was signed near the end of August he managed to finish 2013 with 22 catches and a respectable 321 yards by the end of the season, while the Bombers finished in the league cellar at 3-15. He finished fifth on the team receiving list. The lean six-foot-five import is now entering his fourth season in the CFL and has a combined 20 starts with the Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he spent his first two seasons. Kelly joined a team last year that had just sacked its president, general manager
and offensive co-ordinator. They also were still in the process of burning through four quarterbacks, hoping to find one who could find a way out of their slump. This year, Kelly says he’s benefiting from a chance to attend training camp, learn the offence from the ground up and become familiar with the team’s quarterbacks, before he has to play a regularseason game. “I think it will give me the ability to be a little more comfortable,” he said. “Getting in from the start you get all the details and all the
coaching.” Starting quarterback Drew Willy and Max Hall, who was the most consistent quarterback at the end of last season for the Bombers, both like the way Kelly has been hauling in passes at camp “We’ve had some good connections already in the past few days. He’s done a good job on the seam routes and corners,” said Willy, who likes Kelly’s size. “His catch radius is very big and he’s done a great job for us and we’re looking forward to him helping us.”
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are asking fans to pitch in to help pay the annual $1.25-million cost of transporting people to and from home games on transit buses. In the team’s 2014 Transportation Plan released Thursday the Bombers said fans will have to pony up the $2.55 fare to get to the games, but the team will pay for everyone to get home following matches. Fans will also be asked to pay $5 per round trip for the Park & Ride service, but a $40 pass that’ll cover the program for the entire regular season is also available.
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Jays swing Tigers by tail for sweep MLB. Toronto has won 19 of its last 23 games, breaking out brooms against Detroit, Oakland and Boston John Gibbons was all smiles in the visiting manager’s office after his Toronto Blue Jays wrapped up yet another sweep of one of the American League’s most successful teams. “We’re feeling good right now,” Gibbons said. “We’re confident, and we’re playing
good baseball. We’re rolling.” Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday. The AL Eastleading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL West-leading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. “It’s a great atmosphere — we’ve got a lot of positivity in here,” Lawrie said. “Everyone likes to have fun, and everybody’s comfortable with one another.” J.A. Happ (5-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for Toronto. Casey Janssen got the final out for his 10th save in 11 chances. He
needed only one pitch to retire Nick Castellanos on a line drive to left with two on. Melky Cabrera also homered for the Blue Jays. Verlander (6-5) allowed six runs — five earned — and eight hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out four. Toronto scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth innings. “My fastball was great today, but I just missed some offspeed pitches,” Verlander said. “If I execute those four or five pitches, this would have been a fantastic game. I feel like I’m turning the corner with the mechanical adjustments I’ve made. I know the results don’t reflect that, but I felt great out there.” With the score tied at 3, Adam Lind drew a leadoff walk in the sixth. Francisco followed with a homer to right, and Lawrie’s drive to left made it 6-3. “Against a guy like that, you can’t really be on your heels,” said Lawrie, who did not have an at-bat against Verlander before Thursday. “You’ve got to be ready to go. Worked a
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is congratulated by Juan Francisco and Dioner Navarro after being relieved in the seventh inning of a game against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday. Duane Burleson/Getty Images
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Kings draw first blood vs. Rangers Stanley Cup final. Epic N.Y./L.A. battle is only beginning after Game 1 thriller The Los Angeles Kings are a mountain to climb, and the size of the challenge comes home the closer you get. The New York Rangers finally had a first-hand look in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, mounting an early assault before Los Angeles knocked them back to win 3-2 in overtime. Asked to compare the physicality of the well-drilled Kings to the three teams the Rangers have beaten in the playoffs to date, New York coach Alain Vigneault neatly summed up the challenge before the Blueshirts. “Philly was a physical team and they played on the edge,” he said. “Pittsburgh played more of a skill game, but they also had quite a few players
Justin Williams scored in overtime for the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
that played on the edge. Montreal was a real structured team. So they were three different opponents. “This one here is structured. They’ve got skill. They’re physical. So makes it a pretty big challenge.” You can add battle-hardened to that list. In the dog-eat-dog Western Conference, the Kings have
come to the final the long way. They have had to run the gauntlet of San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago — teams that finished 15, 20 and 11 points, respectively, ahead of New York in the regular season. And they did it without home-ice advantage. “We’re a team that’s just never going to go away,” said Los Angeles forward Kyle Clifford. The Associated Press
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Crossword: Canada Across and Down
Across 1. 70th Anniversary: Battle of __ 9. Record player part 15. CBC interview show, “Mansbridge __ __ __” 16. Buzz __ (Astronaut) 17. Domed lobbies or rooms 18. Flexible 19. __ Cruces, New Mexico 20. More substantial, as a movie role 21. Tiny amphibians 23. Not that 25. Dundee denial 26. Fuss 27. Blessing 28. Theatre thoroughfare 30. Historic events of June 6th, 1944: 2 wds. 34. Sherbrooke ‘sun’ 35. More porridgetasting 39. As per #1-Across and #30-Across ...they stormed through German defences in France: 2 wds. 43. British transport truck 46. Sky __ 47. __ profit 48. Whiz 49. Similar 50. Beer carrier 52. Song segments 55. Taxi 56. Outlaw’s hangout 57. Operation __
Three city-wide locations 1065 Salter Street (At Salter & Partridge) 1300 Regent Avenue West (Inside Birchwood Ford) 3965 Portage Avenue (Inside Birchwood Chevrolet)
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36. Positive/negative thingies 37. Fencing sword 38. Three-before U 40. Sacred __ (Revered bird in ancient Egypt) 41. Wapiti 42. Expected 43. Cowboy’s corralers 44. Circle’s one-eighth segment 45. Very 49. Street sections 50. A la __ 51. More capable 53. Short textile strands 54. District 55. One of a breath mint brand 57. Kimono sash 58. Vehicle variety 59. Portland, __. 60. Dos followers in music 61. Banned insecticide
(Codename of the military campaign at #1-Across which was led by General Eisenhower) 62. Is using the Internet 63. Made a cash-less trade 64. Fashions 65. Pastime
Down 1. Oslo’s li’l country 2. Plastic __ Band 3. Soak, as flax 4. Shed, snake-style 5. Ms. Paquin’s 6. Positive gestures 7. Forensic ‘fingerprint’ 8. Affirmative 9. Lion mane parts
10. Jazz singer Ms. Fitzgerald 11. Do newspaper work 12. Sink parts 13. Direct, as per ancestry 14. Main course 20. Micro 21. Root that’s edible 22. Young horse
23. Big load, variantly 24. Mason’s loadholder 26. Promos 27. Globe 28. Petri dish gel 29. “...and that’s all there __ __ it.” 31. Orbital period 32. Showy flower 33. Music: Whole __
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