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Vancouver 2010: One year later Metro chats with VANOC CEO John Furlong about his Olympic experience, and he shares his thoughts on how the experience changed the country {page 6} Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson talks Olympic Village and the costs of hosting the Games {page 4} The medals are back. Check out our list of Olympic anniversary events {page 8}


Parties spar over crime bill Tories lob soft-on-crime charges at Liberals Public safety critic fires back by suggesting government is hiding bill’s cost {page 12}

Firms kick Twitter’s tires Google, Facebook rumoured to have interest in site {page 16}

Moment of unity in West Bank Israeli woman gives birth at Palestinian hospital {page 14}

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RCMP take action on Dziekanski report The RCMP’s watchdog says the national police force is addressing all 16 recommendations on Taser use that flowed from the Robert Dziekanski case. The issues range from officer training and notetaking, to regular testing of the potent weapons and a stricter protocol on when to fire them. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP also said Thursday the force has accepted almost all of its 23 findings in an investigation of the tragic incident. Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant, died in October 2007 after he was hit with a Taser at the Vancouver airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Masked migrant ordered released A Chinese man who entered Canada disguised in a mask as an old Caucasian man was ordered released after more than three months of being detained. Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator Anita Merai-Schwartz ordered the migrant released Thursday on condition he post a $5,000 bond and report weekly to the Canada Border Services Agency. Lawyer Daniel McLeod, who is representing the migrant, said a Chinese-Canadian closely linked to the young man’s family has agreed to post the bond and provide accommodation in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS


A helicopter transports the wreckage of a Cessna aircraft to a local fire hall after lifting it from the Nicomen Island Slough near Mission on Thursday.

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Pair members of Boundary Bay Flying Club and a formation group called Delta Flight Aviation investigators examined wreckage Thursday Two pilots killed when their small plane clipped wings with another aircraft were remembered Thursday as serious, safety-minded aviators who were well-experienced in the demanding skills of formation flying. Langley pilot Donn Hubble, 60, and Patrick Lobsinger, 70, died Wednesday after the single-engine Cessna they were in touched another plane during a flight east of Vancouver, sending the aircraft into a frigid slough below. The second

aircraft landed safely in a nearby farmer’s field. They were among four small planes in the close confines of a formation flight. Hubble and Lobsinger were both active in the local flying community and had been involved in formation flying for years, said friend and fellow pilot Harry Pride. Pride said the fatal crash has been “devastating” for the area’s tight-knit flying community. It’s already prompted him to take a

break from formation flying, at least for the time being. “We’re all very sad, this is terrible, because these were awfully nice guys and we knew them well,” he said. Sgt. Mariam Dickson of the RCMP said the Transportation Safety Board planned to use a helicopter to lift the downed aircraft out of the water so they could transport it to a local fire hall. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Shadow of village looms over legacies

Vancouver mayor trumpets business gains and community spirit after the Olympics $1 billion village still haunts city hall Expert says that true cost of Games not known for years MATT KIELTYKA/METRO

Mayor Gregor Robertson had an unforgettable Olympic Games but has had his work cut out since, especially with the fallout from the Olympic Village.

Vancouver 2010: One Year Later MATT KIELTYKA


The world partied in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games and then left us with the tab. The financial implications of the Olympics have been a hot-button issue since the event wrapped up last year. VANOC announced its final budget balanced out at $1.8 billion, but not until an

influx of funding from the government and Olympic committee. Meanwhile, the City of Vancouver is still trying to figure out what to do with the Olympic Village, which has put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $800 million after the city forced the development into receivership due to poor sales and the developer’s inability to pay back loans. “Dealing with the village has been really tough,” admitted Mayor Gregor Robertson. “It’s a multi-year challenge to build it, refinance, stabilize and now sell the project. It’s a billion dollar project and there’s a lot at risk.”

Robertson is adamant the city can turn the corner on the village, even when a majority of the luxury condos sit empty and reports circulating this week suggest many of them may be sold at heavily discounted prices. Even with the trouble, Robertson said the Games were worth having. “If you look at all the positives it generated, it outweighed the cost,” he said, pointing to the $306 million apparently generated through business deals during the Games and the physical legacies left over in form of venues, facilities and community centres. And then there’s the


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Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, right, stands on podium the after winning bronze at the 2010 Olympics.

Did we succeed in owning the podium? For some, Own The Podium is a celebrated national initiative that helped athletes win a record number of Olympic medals in 2010. Others argue it puts too much pressure on athletes and is unsportsmanlike. But there’s another side to the issue, according VANOC CEO John Furlong, who said the windfall of the program is a continued sense of national pride. “Own the Podium was the finishing touch (of the Games),” Furlong said. “(We didn’t realize how much) Canadian results would affect national morale.” “It gripped the country and gave people a sense of being attached to something profound.” Rob VanWynsberghe, who helped put together the UBC Olympic Games

Twitter question We asked: What is the most important legacy the Games have left us? @maddynorton Jon Montgomery chugging half a pitcher of beer in one go

Our haul Canada took home 26 medals including 14 gold, breaking the record for the most gold medals won in a Winter Olympics. It was the first time a host nation had won the gold medal count since 1952. Until 2010, no Canadian athlete had ever won an Olympic gold at home.

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Canadian fans wave flags prior to the start of the women’s hockey semifinal game between Canada and Finland on Feb. 22, 2010.

2010 Games went against the mould For people experiencing an Olympics for the first time, Vancouver may have seemed like a typical runof the-mill Games. But Vancouver broke the mould, said Lucia Montanarella, director of press operations for VANOC and media consultant to the IOC. “I think Vancouver could be the turning point in terms of the (IOC) learning that there could be different angles of looking at things,” Montanarella said. Vancouver marked the first time in modern Olympic history that an organizing committee aimed at staging a carbonneutral Games. Achievements, according to a David Suzuki Foundation report, included the building of energyefficient venues, use of clean-energy sources and heavy reliance on public transit. Rob VanWynsberghe, co-author of the UBC Olympic Games Impact Study, said the city did an “incredible job” at leveraging the Games to make Vancouver one of the world’s greenest cities. “The Games created a kind of launching pad,” he said, adding it may have

‘Warmest Games’ Last February it seemed there was a lot cynical hyperbole about the Olympics, but our politeness, patriotism and propensity toward selfdeprecation left an impact on some foreign journalists. Here are a few nice things they had to say about us: “The Olympics went into overtime Sunday. It was perfect. No one wanted the Warmest Games to end. Warmest weather.

set the groundwork to Vancouver becoming a real leader in green infrastructure. The aforementioned unprecedented use of public transit was also a novelty, as far as Olympics go. “I can tell you for sure that the use of public transit in the Olympics has never happened before Vancouver,” said Montanarella. Since the Games the IOC has seen cities vying for the 2018 Olympics include the use of public transportation as a part of their bids. Sebastian Coe, head of the London 2012 Organizing Committee and former Olympian, said Vancouver introduced a new kind of passion for sport. “You had stadiums in Vancouver that were full, and they were full of people that wanted to be there,” he said. “There was a passion there.” But Coe said he doesn’t plan on mimicking Vancouver. “It’s not (about) replicating the system,” added Montanarella of Vancouver’s impact on future Games. “(Rather, it’s about) showing things can be done differently.” KIMIYA SHOKOOHI

Warmest hosts.” — The Miami Herald “Graciousness is their default mode here. For the last two weeks, beaming has been a way of life. In a nod to the local vernacular, let me just say this is the nicest city I’ve ever been in.” — The Los Angeles Times Feeling the warm fuzzies? Want to read more? Visit oneyearlater to see what else the international media had to say.


Metro interview

John Furlong at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver in January.

VANOC CEO reflects on the Vancouver Olympics one year later Discusses the toll the job had on his life and the pride he felt leading the team toward a pivotal moment of nationhood Talks about his book Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country



Tell me about the process of putting down your thoughts and memories in a book.

It was a labour of love, there’s no doubt about it. The Games wrapped up ... and I thought, “This is the best it’s going to ever be.” There was such a euphoria in the country and to sit down and to try to top that (by writing a book) would be difficult. But within a couple of days a publisher came to see me and said the Games have changed the country and someone has to write about it. What toll did the job — its stresses and long hours — have on your personal life?

It was obviously very diffi-

cult. The whole organization was under massive stress. I was lucky I have a big family, although my kids almost did without their dad for 10 years. It’s not human to work 4:30 a.m. to midnight every day, but we did. What was the biggest success of the Games?

The Games are a living example ... of the power of vision. I remember sitting down 10 years ago and describing what I thought could happen to the country on a human scale, (how the Games could) touch everyone. People thought it was too ambitious. What impact did the Games have on the city’s and country’s collective psyche, and how will it have impacted our sense of self going forward?

The city is a more strident, confident, happier city than it was and it’s in a place to evolve. Something

has been left behind — (a feeling) that we’re a “we can do anything” city. The city came out of this with a completely different sense of itself. I thought we could be nation builders. We took the torch relay down every street and back road in the country and Canadians moved from being spectators to owners of the Games. It was the public that took the Games over and gave the country and the world an experience they hadn’t experienced with a Games before. We’re (a) huge (country) and it’s not easy (to unite it). What did we do that was innovative, that others hadn’t done before?

We were the only Olympic Games that ever set out to make it about the country. We tried to tell a great Canadian story ... People got to see what it was to be Canadian. We wanted

every venue to be a contributor into the future (and) knew we’d be measured for generations against all our achievements. We also staged the Olympic Games against the worst economy and built the venues in the most heated economy B.C. has ever experienced. How did Sidney Crosby’s goal punctuate the Games?

Everyone felt they had an assist on that goal when it went in the net. Speaking with (Scott) Niedermayer, he said the players knew that it was no longer about hockey, they were carrying the hopes and dreams of the country on their shoulders, and the country would look back on it through the lens of what happened in that game. Winning the last medal was the laws of natural justice prevailing, and we got rewarded for a lot of hard work.

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New trial for men accused of Hells Angels affiliation B.C.’s top court has overturned a lower court ruling and ordered a new trial for two men acquitted on charges of belonging to a criminal organization. The B.C. Appeal Court ruling involves John Punko and Randy Potts, who were accused of belonging to the East End Charter of Hells Angels in Vancouver. They were acquitted of the charges in 2009, but the Crown challenged the decision. On Thursday, Appeal Court Justice Pamela Kirkpatrick ordered a new trial on the criminal organization charges, ruling the lower court judge didn’t properly apply the legal test. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Conviction in women’s deaths A man convicted of murdering two women in the Fraser Valley in 2007 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Davey Mateo Butorac, 32, will not be eligible for parole for 23 years. He was convicted of seconddegree murder in July 2010 in the deaths of Sheryl Lynn Koroll, 50, in Abbotsford and Gwendolyn Jo Lawton, 46, in Langley. Both women were drug-addicted sex trade workers. METRO

Liberals vote to change vote The B.C. Liberal party will vote on proposed amendments to the party’s constitution at the Vancouver Convention Centre Saturday. If passed, the party will use a weighting voted system to elect its new leader. Proponents said the changes are designed to increase representation within less populated electoral districts. NATALIE KAUR JOHAL


Medals glisten for anniversary

Grouse Mountain is hosting 24 hours of sports Saturday and Sunday NATALIE KAUR JOHAL/FOR METRO

Events Saturday, 4 p.m. Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron: Gather together for the first anniversary of the official lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza. Renato Romozzi, manager of corporate engineering for the Royal Canadian Mint, explains how the 2010 Olympic medals were fabricated to visitors.

The 2010 Olympic medals are on display at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Granville Street boutique (752 Granville St.) until Sunday as part of the celebrations around the Olympic Games’ first anniversary. The medals were designed by aboriginal artist Corrine Hunt and showcase West Coast First Nations imagery.

“No two medals are alike,” said Renato Romozzi, one of the medals’ chief engineers. The mint expects 3,000 visitors over the course of the exhibition, said Christine Aquino, a mint spokesperson. Admission is free, but visitors had to reserve tickets is advance for the event, which is now at capacity. NATALIE KAUR JOHAL




Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Robson Street will be closed between Howe and Seymour for hours of free skating, entertainment and art. There will be an official anniversary ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. with special appearances from Olympic athletes. Saturday The Granville Mall, between Smithe and Dunsmuir, will be bustling with road hockey, buskers

and an illuminating LunarFest Procession (6:30 p.m). Partygoers are encouraged to wear red and white and bring a food bank donation. Watch for “flash mobs” and Metro’s Matt Kieltyka taking part in a Fivehole for Food street hockey charity match. Saturday, 5 p.m. Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park: The massive Canadian flag at Lost Lagoon has been reinstalled and its 52-foot flagpole will be lit for the Olympic anniversary weekend. Best viewing of the flag will be in front of Nature House, at the base of Chilco Street.




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Mubarak refuses to leave, hands powers to VP Mubarak says in speech he wants to ‘protect’ constitution Tears of disappointment, anger among protesters AMR NABIL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed his powers to his vice-president Thursday, remaining president and ensuring regime control over the reform process. Stunned protesters in central Cairo who demand his ouster waved their shoes in contempt and shouted, “Leave, leave, leave.” The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command. Hours earlier, a council of the military’s top generals announced it had stepped in to secure the country, and a senior commander announced to protesters in

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Tahrir Square that all their demands would soon be met, raising cries of victory that Mubarak was on his way out. After Mubarak’s speech, protest organizers called for the army to take action to



oust him, and they vowed increased protests on Friday. Several hundred thousand had packed into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expectation that Mubarak would announce his resignation in his nighttime address. Instead, they watched in shocked silence as he spoke, slapping their foreheads in anger and disbelief. Some broke into tears. Around 1,000 marched on the state television headquarters several blocks away, guarded by the military with barbed wire and tanks. “They are the liars,” the crowd shouted, pointing at the building, chanting, “We won’t leave, they will leave.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Families of fallen soldiers pay respect in Kandahar Families of fallen Canadian soldiers are in Afghanistan paying respects to loved ones at Kandahar Airfield. One-by-one, the families laid wreaths by the etched plaques that bear a likeness of soldiers who have died as part of the Afghan mission. The families of Pte. Braun Woodfield, Warrant Officer Richard Nolan, Cpl. Nicholas Bulger, Cpl. Joshua Baker, Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Blake, Sgt. Martin Goudreault, Sgt. James MacNeil and Pte. Andrew Miller took part in the ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS


One hundred and fifty-four Canadian soldiers, two aid workers, a journalist and a diplomat have died as part of the mission in Afghanistan.


A boy writes on the blackboard at a school in Kandahar’s rural Daman district on Jan. 27.

FAR FEWER STUDENTS IN CANADIAN-BUILT AFGHAN SCHOOLS Schools in Kandahar that were built or renovated on the Canadian government’s dime have far fewer students than official enrolment numbers suggest, a Canadian Press investigation has found. Unaccompanied visits to the schools where work has been completed lay bare the stark contrast between what appears on paper and the reality on the

ground. The government of Kandahar’s school registry lists many thousands more students than there actually are in the classrooms of Canadian-funded schools across the province. The findings call into question the efficacy of one of the Conservative government’s legacy projects in southern Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS




Feds fire shots over crime bill

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Rob Nicholson speaks Thursday during a news conference in Ottawa regarding Bill S-10.

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Most of the new people will be guards, although there will also be new nurses, psychologists, social workers, parole officers and support staff. The crackdown on crime will also mean more crowding in cell blocks, at least until new prison construction is complete. Double-bunking in prisons had been running at about 10 per cent for years, but has crept up to around 13 per cent today and it will get worse, he said. “We anticipate, as we move through this process of building new units that were announced, that we will reach levels of up to 20, 30 per cent of doublebunking before those units are actually complete and give me some bed relief to move people back to single cells.�

The federal government’s new tough-on-crime laws are going to mean more guards and more crowding in cell blocks, says the head of the prison system. Don Head, commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, says he can’t release an overall estimate of the costs of all the proposed legislation. He did say he’s going to have to hire 4,000 more people over the next two years.


Tories blast Ignatieff for not supporting legislation Grits answer back, accusing government of hiding costs The battle lines were firmly drawn Thursday for a bitter federal election fight in which Conservatives and Liberals will be spitting vitriol at each other over who is tougher on crime. With the possibility of a spring election still hanging over their collective heads, the Tories launched one of their toughest softon-crime offensives on the Opposition Liberals. The Liberals punched back, in effect saying, bring it on. The heated sparring served as a preview of how law-and-order issues could play out on the campaign trail if the Tory minority is defeated and Canadians are forced to the polls in the coming months. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson blasted Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff for deciding not to support a bill that would impose

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mandatory sentences for drug crime. Nicholson, along with retired Ontario police chief-turned-Tory MP Julian Fantino, repeatedly called Ignatieff a “flip-flopper� on the issue. “I think they have a lot of explaining to do to people who are very concerned about drug trafficking in this country,� Nicholson told a news conference.

But the Liberals immediately fired back, as the party’s public safety critic, Mark Holland, accused the government of hiding the true cost of the bill, which many groups — from churches, to health-care workers, to lawyers — also oppose. “At some point we have to draw a line in the sand. We cannot allow Canada to become California,� Holland said. “States like California find themselves near bankruptcy, with policies they are desperate to undo and have little power to change. They have no money for health, no money for roads, no money for infrastructure.� Holland said the Liberals can’t blindly support a Conservative bill when they’ve been turned down repeatedly for a true costing of it.

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HARPER’S JUDGES A newly appointed judge’s speedy transition from active politics to the bench is raising questions about politicization of the judiciary under Stephen Harper. Brian Abrams was among a raft of judicial appointments announced last Friday by the Harper government. He was named to the family division of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice — less than two months after resigning as the federal Conservative candidate in Kingston. In total, the Liberals maintain the Harper government has appointed 39 judges with Tory ties since the 2008 election. Liberals rewarded their own partisans with judicial appointments when they were in power — a practice Harper used to rail against. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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Birth bridges borders

Isreali mother says she received VIP treatment at Palestinian hospital DAN BALILTY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An Israeli woman kisses her newborn baby boy after giving birth in a Palestinian hospital.

Not every new mother gets a handwritten note from the Palestinian president. But this was a rare occurrence, an Israeli in a Palestinian hospital. Nisreen Chayedri, who grew up Jewish but converted to Islam, was shopping in the West Bank town of Ramallah Wednesday when she went into labour. Her husband, an Arab citizen of Israel, rushed her to the nearest hospital. Chayedri, who speaks only Hebrew, caused a stir at the hospital, though she says she got VIP treatment.

“They treated me very nicely, like a member of the family,” she said. A Hebrew-speaking doctor translated for her as she delivered a fivepound baby boy. In honour of the experience, the couple named the boy Omri — a name used by both Jews and Arabs. Palestinian Minister of Health Fathi Abu Moghli said patients are treated regardless of religion or nationality. He hopes the birth will help build “normal relations that will allow many Israeli patients to come to Palestinian hospitals.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Israeli defence minister under fire JERUSALEM. In his current post as defence minister, Ehud Barak has created enemies everywhere. Following a series of blunders, the former prime minister is now blamed for everything from the collapse of peace talks

with the Palestinians to the disintegration of the iconic Labor Party to infighting roiling the top military echelons. Barak was recently accused of turning the Israeli military “into something between a viper’s nest and a cuckoo’s nest” by Ben Cassite, a newspaper columnist and author of a biography about Barak and his heroic military exploits. Barak’s troubles could also lead to problems for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Defence Minister Peter McKay announces the new Hero vessels in Ottawa on Thursday.

Coast Guard ships to carry heroic legacies Vessels honour those who lost lives serving others A new Coast Guard vessel under construction in Halifax will be named in honour of Capt. Nicola Goddard, the first Canadian woman to be killed in combat. Capt. Goddard died in Afghanistan in 2006. Her name will be carried by one of nine new midshore patrol vessels to be known as the Hero class. The first of the 43-metre ships is expected to enter service with the Coast Guard this year, with the last delivered by 2013. In addition to Goddard, the ships carry the names of another soldier killed in


Assange a ‘conspiracy theorist’: New book A tell-all book by a WikiLeaks insider casts founder Julian Assange as an “emperor” who has become just the kind of public figure he is trying to expose. Daniel DomscheitBerg, the former WikiLeaks spokesman

Afghanistan, two members of the Canadian Coast Guard, a fisheries officer, two RCMP officers and two First World War soldiers. Among them are: Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, of Peterborough, Ont., who was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan in 2008. Fisheries Officer Agapit LeBlanc, of Bouctouche, N.B., who was killed in 1926 while investigating illegal fishing vessels. His murder remains unsolved. Coast Guard Seaman Martin Charles, of Bamfield, B.C., who earned both the Star of Courage and the

Medal of Bravery for his role in a 1976 rescue. RCMP Cpl. Gordon Teather, who was awarded the Star of Courage for his rescue of two people from the hull of their capsized boat in 1981. RCMP Const. J. L. Francois Carriere, who died in 1997 while conducting an underwater search of a suspected drug-smuggling ship. Coast Guard Chief Officer Gregory Paul Peddle, of Spaniard’s Bay, N.L., who died during a rescue attempt in 1989. Peddle was awarded the Star of Courage. THE CANADIAN PRESS

who left the secretspilling website after a dispute with Assange, writes about his euphoria at the website’s spectacular rise as well as his disillusionment with a leader he describes as delusional and power-crazed. He said one of his motives for writing Inside WikiLeaks was to clarify the events that led to the falling-out. “We need to set the record straight before Assange turns into a cult, a pop phenomenon,” Domscheit-Berg said in Berlin on Thursday.

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A satellite tracking device the size of a ballpoint pen with the power of a child’s walkie-talkie is being used to follow Flex, a 13-yearold Western Pacific gray whale, along his surprising path from Sakhalin Island off Russia across the Bering Sea and then south into the Pacific Ocean past Alaska, B.C. and Washington state. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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Talks have valued Twitter at approximately $8B to $10B US

Strong loonie drives production offshore Canadian firms are increasingly shifting their production offshore in response to the pressures of globalization and the strong loonie, Export Development Canada says. A new study from the Crown corporation shows sales from foreign affiliates of Canadian firms grew by more than twice the rate of exports from firms within Canada between the years 2000 and 2008. Exports from foreign affiliates expanded from $367 billion in 2000 to $508 billion in 2008. During the same period, the loonie moved from the low 60-cent lev-

els early in the decade to well above parity with the U.S. dollar during the 2008 commodity boom. Though comparable data is available only to 2008, the study’s author, Jean-Francois Lamoureux, says the trend has likely accelerated since the economic downturn. If up-todate data were available, it would show that sales from foreign affiliates are on par with total exports originating from inside Canada, he said. “This is showing Canadian companies are adapting to the realities of global trade today,” Lamoureux explained.

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Google and Facebook are both sniffing around Twitter with an eye to buying the social networking service. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the talks have valued Twitter at between $8 billion and $10 billion US. The same sources say Twitter had revenue of $45 million in 2010, but lost money as it hired and invested in data centres. Investors have shown keen interest in social networking services. Twitter has had a popular role in organizing international political protest as in the uprisings in Egypt and last year’s protests in Iran. Some have called the site “the medium of the movement.” In some situations, it has been a source

for news updates. It seems governments have caught the Twitter bug, too. In Canada, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted updates about his campaign platform. On Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations hosted a global town hall at Twitter headquarters to talk foreign policy with users of the online messaging service. Last month, daily coupon website Groupon raised $950 million in financing after reportedly turning down Google’s offer to purchase it for $6 billion. Twitter and Facebook declined to comment. Google did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Air Canada, the country’s largest airline, said profits rose to $134 million during the fourth quarter, more than double the losses they booked last year. The airline capped a strong year by leveraging the economic recovery to attract more business travellers going to international destinations. “The results reported today confirm that we are indeed headed in the right direction,” CEO Calin Rovinescu said. Air Canada capped a strong year by attracting more business travellers.

Hollywood experienced dip in revenue from 2009 Premium-priced 3-D movies made up some lost ground Moviegoers paid well to see the latest offerings in 3-D at Cineplex Inc.’s in the fourth quarter, but that wasn’t quite enough to match the revenue generated in the prior holiday season when record-breaker Avatar ruled the box office. The operator of Canada’s largest theatre chain said it earned $240.8 million in revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, down from $247.2 million in the same period a year ago. The slide came as attendance dropped 7.9 per cent. A about 1.4 million fewer tickets were sold in the quarter and concession

“The premium charge for 3-D product more than offset the slight attendance reduction.” ELLIS JACOB, CINEPLEX PRESIDENT AND CEO

sales slipped. However, profits still increased to $10.9 million or 45.8 cents per unit, from $9.5 million or 46.2 cents per unit a year ago. Premium-priced movies include RealD 3D movies, as well as both regular and 3D Imax screenings and films shown in Cineplex’s new UltraAVX theatres,

which are equipped with larger screens, digital projection and better sound. However, the premium priced tickets couldn’t offset the lacklustre slate. During the quarter, the top performing films at Cineplex theatres were Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Disney’s Tangled and Jackass 3D. None of those films delivered the massive returns that James Cameron’s Avatar helped achieve during the same period of 2009. It took in nearly $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office, one of the top grossing films in history. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Gamers play Guitar Hero: Metallica during a demonstration of Activision’s game at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.




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Jon Montgomery’s gold medal skeleton run in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics certainly opened a lot of doors for the Russell, Man., native. Metro caught up with the 31-yearold gold medallist during the skeleton World Cup tour in Austria. How has life been since you captured the gold in Whistler?

Jon Montgomery celebrates winning a gold medal last February in the men’s skeleton competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Whistler.



I’d be crazy to think I could have travelled the world on someone else’s dime with gold. It’s been amazing. I was about to be part of a trip to Uganda and South Africa during the World Cup and speak with youth there. I’ve been to New

York City for a charity function and had the opportunity to engage with the Canadian public. It’s been a crazy experience and I’m always grateful it has worked out this way. Do people recognize you now when you’re walking around?

Definitely in Canada, people are always coming up to me, thanking me and asking if I have the medal. I try to have it and let people touch it, because it really is Canada’s medal. A lot of people remember me just as much for drinking out of a pitcher of beer, which is cool, too. If I’m somehow more endearing to people or identify with me because of that moment,

then I have to thank the woman who handed it to me. People elsewhere don’t know who the hell I am, but I’ve realized there are Canadians everywhere. I was in an airport in Hong Kong and a Canadian came up and started talking to me because he recognized me. Are you comfortable with all that attention?

I’ve never been one to be shy and if I said I didn’t enjoy the attention I’d be a hypocrite. I really like meeting people and talking to them and it hasn’t gotten old so far. We know what people’s enduring memory of you is, but what do you remember most

fondly about the Olympics?

To be honest, the thing I remember the most is just being able to sit down with my family after the event. I had just won the gold and we all got together in an apartment. It was quiet and nice because those are the people that have been by my side from the beginning and all helped me get to where I am today. So it was nice just to kick back and relax after. After that, I remember watching Sid the Kid score in the goldmedal (hockey) game and going crazy. The whole country was watching, including me, and it’s something I’ll never forget. MATT KIELTYKA

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Letters & Tweets If you’re anything like us, Fridays just haven’t been the same since Family Matters went off the air. So, after more than a decade of hollow, Urkel-less Friday evenings, we asked you for tips on how to unwind from a hectic work week. @t_stark_calgary: Best Friday

is: Go home and relax with my wife & a good movie. Key: Turn off the cellphone and ’puter for the night. Be human. @vanrestomngr: Gonna find

my baby gonna hold her tight gonna grab some afternoon delight. Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight.

great! @crestsofwaves: I relax by

watching TV or listen to music. @jterr88: The No. 1

response has to be: Happy Hour! @kimmcneilyoga: I teach yo-

ga on Fridays. It’s (almost) as good as taking a class because my students are

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Yaletown will be illuminated this weekend with hundreds of colourful light-art installations. The third annual Illuminate Yaletown runs Friday and Saturday. This free event will showcase lightbased installations by local artists and will help commemorate the excitement of the 2010 Olympic Games. It includes a mix of LED

lights, animated projections and 3-D technology. Illuminate Yaletown also includes a photo contest with more than $500 in prizes for photos of the displays. The two-day event begins at 5:59 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more information. SUNHO CHOI

@kimmcneilyoga: Plus, after-

wards I go out for a yummy meal with a good friend. It’s a weekly ritual. @iamaimee: drink homemade melon and vanilla shake while sitting on a massage chair and watching a good movie with the fam. :)

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For me, it was just seeing the crowds cheering, the flags waving, and everyone dressed in red and white.

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The men’s gold medal hockey final. I was walking down Granville Street afterwards and everyone was just so happy, hugging and kissing each other.




2 scene Scene in brief

Justin Bieber stars in the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which shows the popstar’s early childhood and concert footage all in 3-D.

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Getting Bieber fever Richard Crouse and Mark Breslin debate Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Early footage of Canadian superstar gives music documentary a heart Richard Crouse: Mark, generally these kind of music biographies are simply made up of backstage footage and embarrassing childhood photos wedged in between the tunes, and this movie is kind of like that as well, but what really sold me on the film was the picture it painted of Bieber before he got famous. Mark Breslin: I don’t think either of us is the target demographic for the movie. I’ve had very little exposure to the Bieber phenomenon, so the movie was fresh to my eyes. Yes, I liked the footage of Bieber before he was famous, especially the bit of him playing competent drums on a chair at a very early age.

Plot synopsis Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a 3-D story of a pop prodigy who mastered a drum kit before he was 10 years old and sold out Madison Square Garden when he was barely old

RC: To say we’re not the target market is an understatement, like saying that Justin Bieber has a few female fans, but there’s no denying that the kid has talent. The music in the concert sequences sounds like white noise to my ears, but in the early footage of him playing and singing on the streets of Stratford and drumming with a local band is pretty impressive. I thought the movie presented him as being less pre-packaged than other teen stars. What did you

enough to drive. Using a mix of archival and concert footage, it follows Bieber from his humble beginnings in Stratford, Ont., to superstardom. Ratings: Richard’s: 888 Mark’s: 88 1⁄2

think? MB: Well, that’s what they’d like us to think. There are a lot of references to how Bieber achieved his success without the Disney or Nickelodeon machines, and that’s true. He is the product of some grass roots push, and I found the footage of that very interesting. But when his manager — who is more likable than most — calls him the “underdog” I call that spin. Or even more proof that the Internet has

created a new business model. And what did you think of the 3-D? RC: The “underdog” reference was the most glaringly disingenuous thing in the movie. Anyone selling out Madison Square Garden in under half-an-hour is not an underdog — anything but. If anything, he is as you say, a new kind of business model — fame by YouTube. How 21st Century. Makes the American Idol format seem weathered and tired. As for the 3-D, it works in the concert sequences, less so in the documentary sequences but the little girls will love how Bieber seems to jump off the screen. MB: Jump off the screen indeed! Scary — I really didn’t need the moppet in my lap!

The Oscar-bound Quebec film Incendies is continuing to pile up accolades, snagging a leading 10 nominations Wednesday for the province’s prestigious Jutra Awards. Nods for Incendies include best film, best director for Denis Villeneuve, best screenplay, and best actress for both Lubna Azabal and Melissa DesormeauxPoulin. Barney’s Version, based on Mordecai Richler’s last novel, nabbed four nominations, including best screenplay, art direction, makeup and hairstyling. Incendies tells the wrenching story of Quebec twins who travel to the Middle East and uncover dark secrets from their mother’s past. It will compete in the best foreign-language film category when the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 27. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Sci-fi meets teen drama


I Am Number Four based on successful novel But director started adaptation before book’s publication Saw potential for a ‘good old-fashioned’ genre film PHIL BROWN


In a manner reminiscent of popular blockbusters from the 1980s, I Am Number Four combines sci-fi action spectacle with teen drama. Director DJ Caruso (Disturbia) is not only aware of these similarities, but actually cultivated them. “I have five kids and I’ve been trying for years to make a good old-fashioned Amblin film like The Goonies,” Caruso told Metro.

“Unlike huge franchises like Twilight or Harry Potter, there were no preconceived notions of what the movie would be.” DIRECTOR DJ CARUSO

“When I got this script I immediately felt like it was the one. I loved the way it combined action and science fiction with the story of a kid who realizes that who he wants to become and who he can become are two different people. That seemed like a simple, relatable story that would be perfect to hang a genre movie on.” The film is about a teen who seems like everyone else, except that he’s secretly one of the last members of an extinct alien race that is slowly being picked off by reptilian assassins. Though based on a successful novel, Caruso surprisingly started his adaptation before the source material had even been published. “When I read the manuscript it still had typos and

red writing in the margins,” recalled the director. “But it was liberating because unlike huge franchises like Twilight or Harry Potter, there were no preconceived notions of what the movie would be. No one could get mad with me because they don’t know what to expect.” Caruso was also lucky enough to have the benefit of launching a franchise with two seasoned blockbuster veterans serving as creative producers: Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. “Steven was very involved in developing the script, and then Michael helped me with the visual effects in post,” said Caruso. “They were helpful bookends on the production and I couldn’t have done it without them because this was new territory for me.”

Reptilian assassins pick off the last members of an extinct alien race in I Am Number Four.

Breakout role for Pettyfer? Alex Pettyfer has learned rather quickly that he has a real hankering for stunt work, even if it can get a bit dangerous sometimes.







“You kind of want to get hurt, because it gives you more adrenaline; it gives you more pump,” says 20year-old Pettyfer. “But yeah, I love the whole action aspect of it.” Luckily, his latest starring role as the lead teenage alien stranded on Earth in I Am Number Four, gave him plenty of



opportunity to scratch that particular itch. Though as a teen he starred in the British spy flick Stormbreaker and followed that up with a pair of films, I Am Number Four feels like a real beginning for Pettyfer. “This is the first thing that’s come out that I’m very, very proud of,” he says. NED EHRBAR














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Jones heats up Hollywood SUBMITTED

Three big-screen thrillers are in the works for Mad Men actress Up first: Unknown with Liam Neeson STEVE GOW


January Jones has finally come back to the future. The star of the 1960s-set TV drama Mad Men, Jones is now establishing herself in Hollywood with no less than three big-screen

Coming soon Jones’ other upcoming movie titles: The Hungry Rabbit Jumps: After his wife is assaulted, Nicolas Cage enlists others to help him seek vengeance. X-Men: First Class: A prequel to the other X-Men thrillers, Jones plays a telepathic mutant named Emma Frost.

thrillers in the works — starting with Unknown, which hits theatres Feb. 18. “I’m a fan of all kinds of movies,â€? said Jones recently in Los Angeles. “If they’re intelligently done, (thrillers) just make you think. They’re sometimes stimulating to a point where you forget where you are and what you’re doing and who you are and you’re just invested in this snowball of craziness.â€? In Unknown, Jones’s character is married to a man (Liam Neeson) who, after an accident in Germany, awakens from a coma to discover that nobody recognizes him — including his wife. “It’s probably hardest for me (to discuss the film) because I can’t go into detail about my character‌

January Jones stars in Unknown.

so let’s talk about something else,� laughed Jones. “It’s great to talk about this movie because I’m a fan of it. I saw it a couple weeks ago and you’re always nervous going in — you don’t know if you’re going to be promoting something you don’t like, but I really enjoyed watch-

ing it‌ so I’m happy to be promoting it.â€? Jones also relished working with Neeson, who after the 2008 thriller Taken, has established himself as the perfect empathetic anti-hero for movies like Unknown. “Casting in any movie is important but in this one

specifically I think that Liam had the perfect balance of someone you believe could be the good guy/bad guy — whatever he is,� said Jones attempting to not reveal a plot twist. “He’s also just a wonderful actor — you kind of believe whatever he’s selling.�

Unknown Twist ending: “I don’t think there are any clues,� said Jones of the film’s twist ending. “I think (director Jaume Collett-Serra) purposely left them out. It’s not underestimating the audience in any way.�














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Not enough action to carry Eagle The Eagle Genre: Action Director: Kevin Macdonald Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland 88

Kevin Macdonald’s The Eagle isn’t a particularly bad movie, it’s just confused and flawed. The Touching The Void director can’t decide if he’s making a handsome historical epic or a sweaty action thriller and

ends up with a muddled mixture that won’t satisfy the audience for either genre. The dependably bland Channing Tatum plays a young Roman soldier who ventures into the wilds of Roman-occupied Britain to honour his father’s memory by recapturing his lost legion’s golden eagle statue. An English slave (Jamie Bell) accompanies him and their relationship is stretched and flipped throughout the journey. The dynamic between the two central characters is intriguing, but Tatum

boasts about as much charisma and acting ability as a piece of petrified wood with pectoral implants, and Bell seems bored by his co-star. Thanks to miscasting and confused writing, the action sequences work better than the character scenes and there isn’t nearly enough action to carry the film. With a stronger lead and tighter pacing, The Eagle could have been interesting. Instead, it’s merely frustrating with moments that suggest what could have been. PHIL BROWN

Just Go With It Genre: Comedy Director: Dennis Dugan Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman 888

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novelty title alone but the film’s light zaniness actually plays well on-screen. Clever gags and wordplay carry the film. STEVE GOW

The dark clouds hovering over Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s careers may have lifted at least temporarily thanks to this sweetly funny, fetching and family friendly romcom about lying. Sandler’s a plastic surgeon who spins a ruse to win a woman that is so daring that it takes his assistant (Aniston), her children and his best friend to make it work. The actors playing Aniston’s kids are cute too. ANNE BRODIE

Genre: Drama Director: Ingrid Veninger Stars: Hallie Switzer, Alexander Gammal, Mathieu Chesneau 888

Genre: Comedy Director: Angel Gracia Stars: Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Adriana Barraza 8 1⁄2

From Prada To Nada is a Beverly Hills update of Jane Austin’s Sense And Sensibility in the Clueless vain, but without the sense of invention or the strong character comedy. The film follows two rich young Latino sisters

whose father suddenly dies and leaves them penniless, forcing them to move to a poor neighbourhood and learn how

to appreciate the simple pleasures of life. The message is sweet, but it’s hardly original. PHIL BROWN

A very sweet and delicate love story that bears flattering resemblance to Before Sunrise. First time actors Hallie Switzer and Alexander Gammal star as a pair of teens who embark on a romantic trip to Slovakia despite barely knowing each other. Canadian filmmaker Ingrid Veninger cast the

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OAKRIDGE 650 West 41st Ave., 604-263-1944 Gnomeo and Juliet 3D (G) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:45-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1:15-4:15-6:45-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:15-7:45 Just Go With It (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Fri 7:10-9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Mon-Thu 5:30-8:15 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (G) No Passes, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 7-9:45 No Passes, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1-4-7-9:45 No Passes, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5-8

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Genre: Animation Director: Kelly Asbury Stars: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt 888

Shakespeare gets a 3-D animated makeover in Gnomeo & Juliet, a wacky retelling of the bard’s most famous play about two star-crossed lovers who were not meant to fall in love. In this case, the suitors are clay garden gnomes from warring lawns. It’s a thin premise likely originated from the


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film almost entirely with family members and gets extraordinarily naturalistic performances out of a group of non-actors. PHIL BROWN

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His daughter is walking the line Nominated for a Grammy, Rosanne Cash speaks about her legendary father and the huge popularity of The List With a bestselling memoir and an album that never seemed to stop resonating with fans, Rosanne Cash celebrated the end of 2010 with a long break full of restful sleep. This year seems no better, though. She’s up for a Grammy Award for The List, her tribute to her iconic father, Johnny Cash; she’s writing songs with Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, Joe Henry and by herself in anticipation of a new album; and she’ll join Henry and Billy Bragg in the studio in March for another new project. She’s also planning to tour this year and is taking notes for a follow-up to her highly regarded memoir, Composed, which earned spots on the best of lists of Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and “So I still have a lot of work ahead of me,� Cash said. “I’m looking for more sleep. Maybe in 2012.� Did the enduring success of


will be a quiet thing and some people will appreciate it.’ It did very well, and it was satisfying to me, but I have to admit truthfully, it was a little jarring that I felt like my biggest success in a long time are songs that I didn’t write. It shook me a little bit. Have you made plans to release the entire list to the public?

No, I haven’t and I’m not ready to. So much of my dad has been co-opted by the public and this was such a personal thing to me. And I’m just not ready to post it on the Internet or something, you know what I mean? I want to hang on to it for a little while. ... Eventually it should be archived properly, but right now it’s mine. The List, your recording of your father’s list to you of must-listen-to songs, catch you o-guard?

It did. I’m certainly not a big radio artist. In fact, it’s hard to garner a lot of radio

play for anybody working in my genre at my age. So I knew I couldn’t count on that. So then it’s, how do I sell this record without a lot of radio play, and it was a challenge for the market-

ing team to figure out how to present it. But there was a great back story to it and people were interested, and there was more interest in The List than I expected. I thought, ‘Oh, this

Do you plan to cull another album from the list?

Yeah, I think so. There’s certainly a wealth of material and it makes sense. People ask me about that

all the time. So I think I would. Your memoir was very well received. Do your writing ideas come from the same place as your songwriting ideas?

Oh, sure. And if I were a painter it would come from the same place, or a ballet dancer. I think that creative impulse can have a lot of different mediums. Is it easier to share personal things because you’ve done it for decades in song?

That was a different experience as far as revelation or the feeling of revelation, anyway, because in songs, even though people think my songs are all confessional, they’re not really. I know where I took poetic license. And there was certainly no fact checker at the end of the songs. But writing in the book I did feel a responsibility to the facts as I remember them. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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At this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, there’s no ERIN CEBULA doubt much of METRO VANCOUVER the fanfare will be focused on ubercelebs like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and the Biebs. But Justin isn’t the only Canadian performer rockin’ the red carpet. Smither’s soul man Alex Cuba, Degrassi rapper Drake, Montreal in-

The Eminem Show 2011?

die darlings Arcade Fire and B.C.’s own Michael Bublé are all poised to bring home some hardware. Bublé is no stranger to Grammy success. The 35-year old modern-day crooner with the baby face good looks and boyish charm has two awards under his belt and this year he’s back for more. The singer, who once mocked his inability to win against Tony Bennett, is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Crazy Love and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song Haven’t Met You Yet. A ditty that holds a special place in my heart.

Now, I’ve chatted with Bublé at least a dozen times throughout the years and every interview is an adventure. You have to mentally prepare yourself to spar toe-totoe with his incredible wit and humour, and to always be prepared for the unexpected (as my Global BC colleague and anchor Chris Gailus recently found out when Bublé jumped onto his lap during an interview). My most recent Bublé run-in was on the set of the music video shoot for his Grammy-nominated tune Haven’t Met you Yet at Killarney Market in Burnaby.


Erin Cebula is the West Coast correspondent for ET Canada and Global BC. Erin’s ET Canada segments can be seen on Global Television airing weeknights at 7:30 p.m.

Grammy watch: Will Eminem finally earn top honours on Music’s Biggest Night on Sunday? The Grammy Awards are in danger of turning into Eminem’s own personal Groundhog Day. It was undoubtedly his year in 2001. He had created a twisted masterpiece with his sophomore debut, the equal-opportunity offender The Marshall Mathers LP, which did everything the best rock ’n’ roll is supposed to do: electrify the youth, delight the critics, offend the parents, outrage society — only it was a rap album. And yet, when it came to announce album of the year, the trophy went to ... Steely Dan (10 points if you remember the title of THAT one). In 2003, he had a strong shot at a Grammy with another top-selling, critically acclaimed CD, The Eminem Show. And it seemed as if the Recording Academy might finally give Eminem his due coronation. But a jazzy songbird named Norah Jones enchanted them, and he went home without the prestigious award once again. Now, it’s a new decade and a new Eminem. He’s still got the radioactive tongue, but he’s endured a painful drug addiction, personal tragedy and an artistic lapse, yet overcome all of them to create Recovery, an album that riveted millions and earned him a leading 10 Grammy nominations. He’s not only nominated for album, but also for record and song of the year for Love the Way You Lie with Rihanna. It’s looking like an Eminem coronation — but looks can be deceiving, and the Grammys have proven time and time again that things aren’t always what they seem ... as we explain. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Our interview started out like any other — with casual chit chat about the Ferris Bueller-inspired video, hockey and his beautiful Argentinean fiancée Luisana Lopilato. But suddenly the conversation took a drastic turn when we began discussing Bublé’s dancing abilities. He said his shabby moves would be overshadowed by the sexier, more experienced performers in the cast. When I mentioned that not only do I love to cut a rug, but that he “owed” me for all my years of service to his career, he dropped a bomb on me. “Be in my video then” Bublé exclaimed! “I need you; the video won’t be a success without you!” His good-natured mockery was caught on camera, so there was no way for me to back out. Before I knew it, Hollywood choreographer Paul Becker was teaching me the video moves and figuring out a way to make my “Elaine Benes” style fit. Call me irresponsible but that’s exactly what I did! If you pay really close attention around the 3:30 mark you’ll see my 80’s shoulders (and cheesy grin) in full effect. So Michael, if you are reading this column and Haven’t Met You Yet wins on Sunday night — I expect a proper shout-out! ET Canada and Global Television will be front and centre with live red carpet and event coverage from the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards beginning at 7pm.




Nominees: Nothin’ on You, B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars; Love the Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna; (Expletive) You, Cee Lo Green, pictured; Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum. Analysis: The real race is between Eminem’s haunting Love the Way You Lie and Cee Lo’s “Glee”-fully foul (Expletive) You. We think the Grammys will try and show they’re not the Grannys — as well as honour what frankly was the best record of the year — with (Expletive) You.



SONG OF THE YEAR (songwriters)


Nominees: Beg Steal or Borrow, Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs); (Expletive) You, Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green); The House That Built Me, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); Love the Way You Lie, Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem, pictured, featuring Rihanna); Need You Now, Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum). Analysis: OK, now here’s where we think Eminem will catch a break. (Expletive) You is undeniably catchy with its groove and clever with its wit, but telling a story through song? Well, you cannot beat Eminem’s twisted love song for that, which weaves a disturbing, dysfunctional and ultimately haunting story arc in brilliant fashion.

Nominees: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire; Recovery, Eminem; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga, pictured; Teenage Dream, Katy Perry. Analysis: This is Eminem’s moment. His Recovery was 2010’s bestselling album, and it represented a critical rebirth and triumph: He’s the obvious choice for album of the year ... but the Grammys rarely pick the obvious choice. Which brings us to Arcade Fire, the rock band that reached a mainstream milestone this year with The Suburbs and had critics

swooning. We’re thinking some members of the Recording Academy were swept up into this swoon as well, giving them an excuse to put off Eminem once again.

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Mexico, meet Pilkington COMEDY. Ricky Gervais’s

bumbling podcast pal, Karl Pilkington, journeys to Mexico to see the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in a new episode of An Idiot Abroad. He arrives in the region in the middle of Easter celebrations and ends up witnessing a crucifixion, participates in Mexican wrestling and learns cowboy skills. (Friday, Discovery Channel)

months old at the time, were rescued. But her husband, who left the car in search of help, was not. (Friday, ABC)

Brand and Brown on SNL VARIETY. Brash British co-

median Russell Brand hosts Saturday Night Live while Chris Brown performs. Brand, who is married to pop star Katy Perry, stars alongside Helen Mirren in the new film The Tempest, and Brown is set to release his new album – F.A.M.E. – next month. (Saturday, Global, NBC)

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DOCUMENTARY. A family’s winter road nightmare is profiled on 20/20. When the Kim’s of San Francisco took a wrong turn off a highway in 2006, they got stuck on a rural road in a blizzard and spent nine days stranded in the wilderness surrounded by bears. Kati Kim and her two young daughters, one of whom was only seven

REALITY. A Grammy nom-

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Black wants to argue White out of making another suicide attempt. White, though repeatedly starting for the door, sticks around to make his own bleak case and defy the other man’s hard-won faith. Premiering Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO, The Sunset Limited is gripping, disturbing and, at times, mordantly funny. The Sunset Limited is remarkably animated for such a scaled-down film, propelled by two fine performances and drawn from the 2006 play of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer-prize-winning author of such novels as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men, which became a hit 2007 Oscar winner in which Jones starred. “I read the play some time ago and I always liked it, was fascinated by it,” says Jones during a recent joint interview with Jack-

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son at HBO offices. “I happened to run into Cormac one day in Santa Fe, and I got around to telling him that I thought it would be a good idea to make a film of it. And he agreed with me.”

The film, though set in New York City’s Harlem, was made in Santa Fe, N.M., in fall 2009, with Jones executive producer as well as director. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS




Divorce fallout: One baby boy

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Bratman reportedly says yes to divorce

Sources claim Simpson is seeking out primary custody of son, Bronx GETTY IMAGES FILE

Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from husband Pete Wentz after two and a half years of marriage, according to People magazine. “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the couple said in a statement. “We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son, Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority.” Simpson is reportedly seeking primary physical custody of their son. METRO

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Eva Longoria

PEOPLE After months of deliberation — while still living in the same house — Jordan Bratman has reportedly signed documents that will allow he and wife Christina Aguilera to be granted a divorce, according to Radar Online. The documents reportedly confirm that the pair have come to an agreement over how to split up their property and finances. METRO

Sheen’s mess-ups not affecting Men fans

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz


Longoria getting cosy with Cruz’s bro? goria and Eduardo Cruz, brother of actress Penelope Cruz, according to Popeater. “Eva and Eduardo were kissing and cuddling and looked very romantic,” a source says of the pair’s behaviour at a South Beach, Fla., Super Bowl viewing party. And the tryst seems to be doing wonders for the Desperate Housewives star. “During the past few weeks, Eva seems to have come alive again,” a source says. “She is usually fun, flirty and a blast to be around. That side of her came back after a few months of distress.” METRO

PEOPLE While there

have been plenty of news stories obsessing over Charlie Sheen’s wild partying and substance abuse issues, fans of his hit show, Two and Half Men, aren’t fazed,

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Name of baby revealed? While Penelope Cruz and Javiar Bardem have been keeping details on their new baby under wraps, a friend may have spilled the beans on the boy’s name. “I know what you want, and you don’t understand why they don’t come running to show off the baby and say, ‘Look, here’s Leo,’”

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Spanish director Santiago Segura said while discussing the couple with reporters, according to People. When reporters asked if the baby’s name was in fact Leo, Segura said, “Yeah, Leo. I think so. That’s what I think I heard. But they haven’t said anything.” METRO

They found their Perfect Match. Have you?

according to a poll conducted by the Hollywood

[@ddrew] I am mortified how @Lindsaylohan is getting attacked when she is so fragile and just establishing her sobriety. Not at all what she needs

Lindsay Lohan [@lindsaylohan] @drdrew thank you for your support.. I appreciate it

Pete Wentz [@petewentz] I’d eat anything with good guacamole on it. Anything.

50Cent [@50Cent] Look valentines day and I don’t have a valetine. What am I suppose to do? METRO

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Find the way to your lover’s heart with food

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a romantic home-cooked dinner LARRY CROWE/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


In many cultures, rosemary has a long history as an aphrodisiac, an herb with the power to keep fidelity and love strong. So why not tap that history to grow a little romance of your own on Valentine’s Day? This three-course meal isn’t speedy, but the effort will win you the admiration of your love.

per, if needed. Drizzle with rosemary oil.



Prick sweet potato all over with a fork. Microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes or until completely tender. Let cool slightly. Peel and mash potato in small bowl. Stir in butter, honey, salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.


Beef Tenderloin: Rub salt and rosemary all over the steaks. In a large oven-safe skillet heat butter and oil over medium-high. Sear steaks on each side until well-browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place skillet in 350 F (180C) oven and cook until meat thermometer inserted in centre reaches 125 F (52 C). Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

Preparation: In saucepan, melt butter over medium-high; add shallot and rosemary and sauté until shallot is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add flour and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute, whisk in milk and cream.


Add cauliflower, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until cauliflower is very soft and mixture has thickened.


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Rosemary Seared Tenderloin with Honeyed Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Green Beans

Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup




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Shopping list: Soup • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter • 1 shallot, chopped • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced • 1 tbsp (15 mL) flour • 1 cup (250 mL) milk • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 35% whipping cream • 12 oz (340 g) frozen cauliflower, thawed • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground white pepper • Rosemary olive oil Honeyed Sweet Potato • 1 large sweet potato • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each butter


and liquid honey • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt/ pepper Rosemary Seared Beef Tenderloin • 1 lb (500 g) beef tenderloin, cut into 2 steaks (or 2-8 oz/250 g steaks) • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil Blue Cheese Green Beans • 8 oz (250 g) trimmed green beans • 3 tbsp (45 mL) crumbled blue cheese • Salt and black pepper • 3 tbsp (45 mL) toasted sliced almonds (optional)


Cupid got off easy this Valentine’s Day, but spikes in cocoa bean and sugar prices may have the Easter bunny digging deeper into your pocket for those chocolate eggs. By Easter, prices likely will rise, possibly by as much as five per cent, said Marcia Mogelonsky, U.S.based global food analyst for Mintel. There are a few reasons behind the increase, including political turbulence in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cocoa beans, that led to a one-month ban on exports that was announced in late January. Phil Lempert, a food marketing expert, agrees that with raw materials becoming more expensive, prices are bound to be affected. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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“He’s Mike. He’s been kicking our (butts). He still has it. He doesn’t have this quickness, but he can score, he’s a shooter.” BOBCATS FORWARD GERALD WALLACE ON TEAM OWNER MICHAEL JORDAN, WHO SUITED UP FOR THURSDAY’S WORKOUT, PARTICIPATING IN A FULL-COURT SCRIMMAGE.

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Fisher gone, more moves expected


Trading forward for picks may be just the start of Senators’ rebuilding It looks like rebuilding plans are underway for the Ottawa Senators. The struggling team sent forward Mike Fisher to Nashville on Thursday in exchange for the Predators’ first-round pick this year and a conditional pick in next year’s NHL entry draft. Senators general manager Bryan Murray expects more changes to be made ahead of the Feb. 28 trade deadline. “We have a plan in place and an idea that we want to restructure the hockey team to again be a competitive club,” Murray said on a conference call. Fisher, 30, has played 675 career NHL games — all with the Senators. He has recorded 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) and 33 penalty minutes in 55 games this season. It has been a disastrous season for the Senators, who are winless in 11 games and sit last in the Northeast Division with 42 points. “We know that we have to make some changes,” Murray said. “When we perform like we did this year, a variety of things have to happen.” Nashville, meanwhile, is gearing up for a playoff run. The Predators are just five points behind first-place Detroit in the Central Division. Fisher is married to music star Carrie Underwood, who has a home in Nashville. The couple married last summer in Georgia. “I’m sure there was a lot

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of places and a lot of teams that would’ve coveted Mike,” Nashville general manager David Poile said on a conference call. “But on the surface the fit for Nashville with his wife, certainly we’re hoping is going to be an attractive situation for Mike and his wife.” The Predators hope to have his work visa completed Friday so he can be in the lineup Saturday night against Colorado. Fisher said news of the trade was a bit of a shock that he still was trying to process, but he’s excited about joining the Predators. “They’re a very good team, and it’ll be kind of like going home for me,” Fisher said on the Senators’ website. “I’m sure my wife won’t be disappointed, either. But I think it’s a great place for me and family and everything.” A native of Peterborough, Ont., Fisher was originally selected by Ottawa with the 44th overall pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft. His annual salary cap hit is $4.2 million US. He’ll make $4 million next season and $3 million in 2012-’13.

Mike Fisher has been traded to Nashville.


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sports NATI O N A L H O C K E Y LE AGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Philadelphia d-Tampa Bay d-Boston Pittsburgh Washington Montreal NY Rangers Carolina Atlanta Buffalo Florida Toronto New Jersey NY Islanders Ottawa

GP 54 55 54 56 55 56 56 55 56 53 54 55 55 54 55

W 36 33 31 35 29 30 29 26 24 26 23 23 21 18 17

L OTL SL GF GA Pts Home Away 13 2 3 182 138 77 19-7-0-2 17-6-2-1 17 3 2 168 169 71 18-6-1-1 15-11-2-1 16 2 5 169 125 69 15-10-1-2 16-6-1-3 17 2 2 167 127 74 20-10-1-0 15-7-1-2 16 5 5 150 136 68 17-6-2-5 12-10-3-0 20 4 2 148 143 66 18-7-3-2 12-13-1-0 23 2 2 155 138 62 12-12-1-2 17-11-1-0 22 3 4 162 169 59 14-9-1-1 12-13-2-3 22 4 6 162 183 58 12-11-1-4 12-11-3-2 22 5 0 155 155 57 12-12-1-0 14-10-4-0 24 3 4 143 146 53 11-9-3-3 12-15-0-1 26 3 3 144 171 52 13-11-3-2 10-15-0-1 30 3 1 118 157 46 11-13-2-1 10-17-0-1 29 3 4 135 177 43 9-13-1-3 9-16-2-1 30 5 3 121 183 42 9-15-2-2 8-15-3-1

Last 10 8-2-0-0 7-3-0-0 7-3-0-0 7-3-0-0 5-2-1-2 4-3-1-2 3-6-0-1 4-5-1-0 2-5-1-2 7-3-0-0 2-4-2-2 5-4-1-0 8-1-1-0 4-6-0-0 0-8-1-1

Strk W3 L1 W1 W1 L1 L3 L5 L2 L4 W3 L2 L1 W3 W1 L11

WESTERN CONFERENCE d-Vancouver d-Detroit d-Dallas San Jose Nashville Phoenix Anaheim Calgary Minnesota Los Angeles Chicago Columbus St. Louis Colorado Edmonton

GP 55 54 54 55 55 56 55 56 53 54 54 54 52 54 54

W 35 32 30 30 29 28 30 28 28 29 28 26 24 25 16

L OTL SL GF GA Pts Home Away 11 4 5 186 131 79 19-4-1-4 16-7-3-1 16 4 2 177 160 70 16-8-3-1 16-8-1-1 18 2 4 154 153 66 16-7-2-3 14-11-0-1 19 4 2 155 146 66 13-10-2-1 17-9-2-1 19 4 3 145 130 65 12-5-3-3 17-14-1-0 19 6 3 159 158 65 12-10-3-2 16-9-3-1 21 2 2 150 153 64 17-8-0-1 13-13-2-1 21 2 5 162 163 63 16-9-0-2 12-12-2-3 20 1 4 138 140 61 13-11-0-2 15-9-1-2 22 2 1 151 131 61 17-9-1-0 12-13-1-1 22 2 2 172 151 60 16-13-0-0 12-9-2-2 23 3 2 147 166 57 13-13-0-1 13-10-3-1 20 4 4 140 154 56 16-8-1-2 8-12-3-2 23 6 0 166 178 56 14-13-3-0 11-10-3-0 30 1 7 134 184 40 7-15-1-3 9-15-1-3

Last 10 6-1-1-2 5-5-0-0 4-5-1-0 9-0-0-1 5-4-0-1 5-5-0-0 7-3-0-0 8-1-0-1 7-3-0-0 5-3-1-1 5-4-0-1 5-3-1-1 4-4-2-0 3-7-0-0 2-7-0-1

Strk L1 L1 L4 W5 W1 W3 W2 W2 W1 L1 W1 L1 W1 L5 L1

d — division leaders ranked 1-2-3 regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SL (shootout loss) column. Last night’s results New Jersey 2 Toronto 1 (OT) N.Y. Islanders 4 Montreal 3 (SO) Buffalo 3 Florida 2 (OT) Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 2 Los Angeles 1 (OT) Wednesday’ results Calgary 5 Ottawa 2 Anaheim 4 Vancouver 3 Boston 8 Montreal 6 Chicago 4 Edmonton 1 Minnesota 3 Colorado 2

Nashville 4 Detroit 1 Phoenix 3 Dallas 2 (OT) San Jose 3 Columbus 2 Tonight’s games Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m. San Jose at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m.


ping) 9:29, Subban Mtl (tripping) 10:13, Martinek NYI (charging) 11:06, Subban Mtl (tripping) 12:48, Tavares NYI (goaltender interference) 12:59. Second Period 3. Montreal, Pouliot 11 (White) 5:49 4. N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 18 (Nielsen, Hillen) 17:10 5. Montreal, Plekanec 19, 18:08 Penalty — Martinek NYI (interference) 3:02. Third Period 6. N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 19 (Nielsen, Hillen) 4:08 Penalty — White Mtl (hooking) 5:56. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout N.Y. Islanders win 1-0 N.Y. Islanders (1) — Schremp, save; Nielsen, save; Parenteau, save; Okposo, goal. Montreal (0) — Gionta, save; Pacioretty, save; Plekanec, save, Pouliot, save. Shots on goal by

First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Elias NJ (tripping) 9:54, Clarkson NJ, Rosehill Tor (fighting) 13:36. Second Period 1. Toronto, Kulemin 21 (Kessel, Grabovski) 5:18 Penalties — White NJ (roughing) 1:36, Armstrong Tor (high-sticking) 9:39, Fayne NJ (hooking) 10:09, Lupul Tor (slashing) 11:14, Fraser NJ (slashing) 13:31. Third Period 2. New Jersey, Zubrus 11 (Fayne, Elias) 3:23 Penalties — Fraser NJ, Armstrong Tor (roughing) 2:38, Arnott NJ (goaltender interference) 4:02, Rosehill Tor (goaltender interference) 9:49, Boyce Tor (tripping) 11:56, Rolston NJ (holding) 12:18. Overtime 3. New Jersey, Kovalchuk 18 (Salmela) 4:36 Penalties — None. Shots on goal by New Jersey Toronto

11 13 13 2—39 8 13 10 1—32

Goal — New Jersey: Hedberg (W,8-10-2); Toronto: Reimer (L,6-4-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — New Jersey: 04; Toronto: 0-5. Referees — Dean Morton, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen — Mike Cvik, Mark Shewchyk. Att. — 19,260 (18,819) at Toronto.


First Period 1. Montreal, Pacioretty 9 (Desharnais, Spacek) 14:10 2. N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 19, 16:35 Penalties — Pouliot Mtl (tripping) 2:37, Pacioretty Mtl (holding) 6:46, Hillen NYI (trip-

N.Y. Islanders Montreal

12 10 10 1—33 9 20 10 1—40

Goal — N.Y. Islanders: Koskinen (W,1-1-0); Montreal: Auld (L,4-2-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — N.Y. Islanders: 0-3; Montreal: 0-4. Referees — Gord Dwyer, Tim Peel. Linesmen — Michel Cormier, Pierre Racicot. Att. — 21,273 (21,273) at Montreal.




First Period 1. Anaheim, Blake 11 (Selanne, Lydman) 0:56 Penalty — Bieksa Vcr (roughing) 13:43.

Second Period 2. Anaheim, McMillan 6 (Sexton, Lilja) 3:26 3. Anaheim, Ryan 24 (Getzlaf, Perry) 4:12 4. Vancouver, D.Sedin 29 (Samuelsson, Kesler) 7:22 (pp) Penalties — Kesler Vcr (holding) 1:06, Selanne Ana (tripping) 6:23. Third Period 5. Vancouver, Burrows 15 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin) 5:42 6. Anaheim, Ryan 25 (Selanne, Visnovsky) 6:10 7. Vancouver, Kesler 32 (D.Sedin, Bieksa) 19:39 Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Anaheim Vancouver

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Goal — Anaheim: McElhinney (W,5-5-1); Vancouver: Schneider (L,9-3-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Anaheim: 0-2; Vancouver: 1-1. Referees — Paul Devorski, Brad Meier. Linesmen — Shane Heyer, Jay Sharrers. Att. — 18,860 (18,860) at Edmonton.

SCORING LEADERS Stamkos, TB D.Sedin, Vcr H.Sedin, Vcr Crosby, Pgh St. Louis, TB B.Richards, Dal Perry, Ana Zetterberg, Det Ovechkin, Wash Kesler, Vcr E.Staal, Car Eriksson, Dal Iginla, Cal Giroux, Pha Kopitar, LA Backstrom, Wash J.Carter, Pha M.Richards, Pha Sharp, Chi Vanek, Buf Toews, Chi Selanne, Ana Ribeiro, Dal Briere, Pha Nash, Clb

G 40 29 12 32 20 22 28 16 20 32 26 18 22 19 16 14 26 17 27 22 19 15 10 27 24

A 32 43 55 34 44 39 29 41 35 22 28 35 29 32 34 36 23 32 21 26 29 33 37 19 22

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At Pebble Beach, Calif. Played on three courses: 6,816-yard, par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links; 6,953-yard, par-72 Spyglass Hill; 6,838-yard, par-70 Monterey Peninsula Country Club Due to different pars, scores listed in par order Steve Marino D.A. Points Alex Cejka Tom Gillis Gary Woodland Keegan Bradley Mike Weir Kyle Stanley Rory Sabbatini Nick Watney Aaron Baddeley Bryce Molder Padraig Harrington Vijay Singh Chris Riley J.J. Henry Joseph Bramlett Michael Connell Kevin Chappell Stuart Appleby Andres Romero Hunter Mahan David Toms John Merrick Bill Lunde Chris Stroud

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with OF Luke Scott on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF Orlando Cabrera. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with INF Ronnie Belliard on a minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Josh Hamilton on a two-year contract. Frontier League

NBA UTAH JAZZ — Announced the resignation of coach Jerry Sloan and assistant coach Phil Johnson. Promoted assistant coach Tyrone Corbin to head coach.

NFL GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed G Adrian Battles, T Chris Campbell, S Michael Greco, LB Cardia Jackson, S Anthony Levine, WR Antonio Robinson, DT Jay Ross, WR Chastin West and LB/DE Albert Young to reserve/futures contracts. United Football League LAS VEGAS LOCOMOTIVES — Named coach Jim Fassel team president.

NHL MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled C Ryan White from Hamilton (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Traded F Mike Fisher to Nashville for a 2011 first-round draft pick and a 2012 third-round pick. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned D Tyson Strachan to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F Johan Harju from Norfolk (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Called up RW Victor Oreskovich from Manitoba (AHL). Assigned LW Aaron Volpatti to Manitoba.

ONTARIO TANKARD CHAMPIONSHIP x-Glenn Howard (Coldwater) Greg Balsdon (Toronto) Peter Corner (Brampton) John Epping (Peterborough) Mark Bice (Sarnia) Dale Matchett (Bradford) Chris Gardner (Renfrew) Mark Kean (Ajax) Howard Rajala (Ottawa) Nick Rizzo (Brantford) Jake Higgs (Harriston)

At Paris Singles Second Round Kaia Kanepi (3), Estonia, def. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, 6-3, 6-4. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 67 (6), 7-6 (9). Jelena Dokic, Australia, def. Nadia Petrova (5), Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Andrea Petkovic (6), Germany, def. Kristina Kucova, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer (7), Belgium, def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, U.S., def. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, France, 7-5, 6-3.


At Rotterdam, Netherlands Yesterday’s results Singles Second Round Tomas Berdych (4), Czech Republic, def. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Ivan Ljubicic (7), Croatia, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-0, 6-4. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Mikhail Youzhny (6), Russia, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, 6-4, 6-4. Robin Soderling (1), Sweden, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7).


At Pattaya, Thailand Singles Second Round Vera Zvonareva (1), Russia, def. Nungnadda Wannasuk, Thailand, 6-1, 7-5. Sara Errani (8), Italy, def. Ayumi Morita, Japan, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. Daniela Hantuchova (4), Slovakia def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 6-2, 6-4.


CURLING At Grimsby, Ont. Skip (Hometown)




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x — clinched playoff berth. Yesterday’s results Eighth Draw Greg Balsdon 6 Mark Bice 3 Peter Corner 8 Chris Gardner 7 (extra end) John Epping 6 Nick Rizzo 5 Jake Higgs 7 Howard Rajala 6 Glenn Howard 9 Dale Matchett 2 Ninth Draw Greg Balsdon 8 Peter Corner 0 John Epping 11 Dale Matchett 4 Chris Gardner 7 Jake Higgs 6 Glenn Howard 8 Kean 2 Nick Rizzo 8 Bice 7 Today’s games Draw 10, 2 p.m. John Epping vs. Mark Kean Peter Corner vs. Nick Rizzo Jake Higgs vs. Greg Balsdon Chris Gardner vs. Howard Rajala Dale Matchett vs. Mark Bice Draw 11, 7 p.m. Greg Balsdon vs. Howard Rajala Dale Matchett vs. Peter Corner Mark Kean vs. Mark Bice John Epping vs. Glenn Howard Jake Higgs vs. Nick Rizzo

At San Jose, Calif. Late Wednesday Singles Second Round Milos Raonic, Thornhill, Ont., def. James Blake, U.S., 6-2, 7-6 (4). Yesterday’s results Fernando Verdasco (1), Spain, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-5, 7-5. Denis Istomin (5), Uzbekistan, def. Michael Russell, U.S., 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4). Lleyton Hewitt (7), Australia, def. Brian Dabul, Argentina, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Tim Smyczek, U.S., def. Kei Nishikori (8), Japan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-1, 7-6 (1).

L ACROSS E NLL EAST DIVISION Toronto Buffalo Rochester Boston Philadelphia

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WEEK SIX Tonight’s game Washington at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Tomorrow’s games Calgary at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Colorado at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Rochester, 7:35 p.m. Edmonton at Washington, 10:30 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Boston d-Miami d-Chicago Atlanta Orlando New York Philadelphia Indiana Charlotte Milwaukee Detroit New Jersey Washington Toronto Cleveland

W 38 38 35 33 34 26 24 22 22 20 20 16 14 14 8

L 14 14 16 19 20 25 28 28 30 31 33 37 37 39 45

Pct .731 .731 .686 .635 .630 .510 .462 .440 .423 .392 .377 .302 .275 .264 .151

WESTERN CONFERENCE d-San Antonio Dallas d-L.A. Lakers d-Oklahoma City New Orleans Utah Denver Portland Memphis Phoenix Houston Golden State L.A. Clippers Minnesota Sacramento

W 44 37 37 33 32 31 30 28 28 25 25 23 20 13 12

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d – division leader Last night’s results L.A. Lakers 92 Boston 86 Phoenix 112 Golden State 88 Dallas at Denver Wednesday’s results Detroit 103 Cleveland 94 Indiana 104 Charlotte 103 New Jersey 103 New Orleans 101 (OT) Orlando 99 Philadelphia 95 San Antonio 111 Toronto 100 Washington 100 Milwaukee 85 L.A. Clippers 116 New York 108 Chicago 91 Utah 86 Dallas 102 Sacramento 100 Golden State 116 Denver 114 Tonight’s games New Jersey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Portland at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 10:30 p.m.


x — active 1. x-Ray Allen— 2,562 2. Reggie Miller — 2,560 3. x-Jason Kidd— 1752 4. x-Peja Stojakovic— 1,719 4. Dale Ellis — 1,719 6. x-Chauncey Billups— 1685 7. x-Rashard Lewis— 1,667 8. x-Jason Terry— 1,593 9. Glen Rice — 1,559 10. Eddie Jones — 1,546


G FG FT Durant, OKC 47 450 376 James, MIA 50 453 347 Stoudemire, NYK 51 504 320 Ellis, GOL 51 484 246 Bryant, LAL 52 466 323 Wade, MIA 48 425 319 Rose, CHI 50 451 253 Anthony, DEN 46 390 320 Gordon, LAC 41 333 242 Martin, HOU 52 352 403 Nowitzki, DAL 43 356 225 Griffin, LAC 52 451 267 Howard, ORL 52 412 348 Westbrook, OKC 51 387 356 Williams, UTA 50 354 289 Aldridge, POR 52 445 229 Not including last night’s game

PTS 1363 1320 1337 1297 1322 1211 1235 1135 988 1224 981 1175 1172 1147 1081 1122

AVG 29.0 26.4 26.2 25.4 25.4 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.1 23.5 22.8 22.6 22.5 22.5 21.6 21.6







The Canadian home Olympics are a year gone. But a change in attitude lingers.


hile we rejoice in 14 gold medals and 26 podium results, the close encounters are more indicative of a seismic shift in expectations on the part of Canadian competitors. Almost winning doesn’t count anymore … a good thing for a country that fancies itself a sporting nation. Five fifth-place finishes at the 2010 Games warrant re-examination. Melissa Hollingsworth ended up fifth in skeleton over the course of four heats — a mere half-second from the gold-medal total of Amy Williams of Great Britain. It was a miniscule margin of defeat that left Hollingsworth distraught, declaring, “I let my entire

country down.” But Hollingsworth soldiered on, and instead of quitting she committed herself to the journey to Sochi in 2014. In eight World Cup races this season she’s been on the podium three times and is ranked third in the world. “It stinks,” Patrick Chan said after finishing fifth in figure skating. But then again he learned something. “I saw that one day I could dominate my sport.” Now Chan is the Grand Prix champion, has the quad jump in his arsenal and has the inside track on next month’s world championship in Tokyo. On the last day of the Games in the biggest cross-country ski race, the 50-kilometre marathon, Sudbury’s Devon Kershaw was fifth, 1.6 seconds from gold. He got lost in the dust of the Sidney Crosby goal and the men’s hockey victory. “That opportunity is gone forever,” Kershaw

Patrick Chan learned from his fifth-place finish in Vancouver.

said of that ordeal. “But it was the most motivating thing that could ever happen to me.” This season in the massive Tour de Ski, Kershaw scored his first World Cup victory and found the podium four times in eight races. Finally, there’s alpine skier Erik Guay. Fifth in both the downhill and Super G at Whistler, Guay missed two gold medals by the sum total of eight-tenths of a seconds — or the blink of an eye. He wasn’t the hottest interview afterwards. But he did collect himself to score three podium results and win the Crystal Globe to end the campaign. He’s also the only Canadian to win a medal on this year’s World Cup circuit. That’s the legacy of Vancouver, plain and simple. Nowadays for Canadian athletes this business of finishing fifth equals one thing: Unfinished business.

In the 23 years that Jerry Sloan was the coach of the Jazz ... Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan stepped down Thursday after 23 seasons at the helm of the Utah Jazz, saying he simply ran out of the energy to coach anymore. “I had a feeling this time was the time to move on,” an emotional Sloan said. “(That’s) a long time to be in one organization. Again, I’ve been blessed. Today is a new day. When I get this over with, I’ll feel better. My time is up and it’s time to move on.” Here’s a look at some of the things that have happened during his career. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

... he won 1,127 games with the team

... the Clippers have had 13 coaches

... five new teams were created

... the salary cap has increased eight-fold

... he led his team to two NBA finals

He is the only coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team, a feat he accomplished Nov. 7 against Oklahoma City.

While Sloan has headed the Jazz, there have been 245 coaching changes around the league.

Charlotte, Memphis, Toronto, Orlando and Minnesota all joined the league during his tenure.

It went from $7.232 million US in 1988 to $58.044 this season. Jazz guard Deron Williams is making $14,940,153.

They lost both times to the Chicago Bulls (in 1997 and 1998), losing each series in six games.


Valentine’s Divine

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Caps open B.C. Place with rivalry matchup

Threes. Charm



Ray Allen rises up for his record-breaking three-pointer while Kobe Bryant watches. ELSA/GETTY IMAGES

Allen sets standard for 3-pointers

Ray Allen broke the NBA record for three-pointers Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, Reggie Miller, sat courtside working the TV broadcast. Allen hit his second threepointer of the game with 1:48 left in the first quarter to reach 2,561 in his career — a number that flashed on the scoreboard in green and white while the TD Garden erupted in applause. The Lakers went on to beat the Celtics 9286. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Vancouver Whitecaps will play their first game at B.C. Place against the rival Portland Timbers during an inaugural Major Soccer League season full of exciting dates. The MLS released its 2011 schedule Thursday and Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber is thrilled the highly anticipated first game at B.C. Place on Oct. 2 is against a historic rival. “We were always hoping to have a Northwest team to help open B.C. Place,” said Barber, who promised matches against Seattle and Portland would all be hotly contested derbies. The Seattle Sounders will be in town for a piece of history as well, as they face off against the Caps for the last MLS game at Empire Field Sept. 24. All three teams have strong supporters who revel in the regional rivalry, so the atmosphere inside will likely be dialed to the proverbial Spinal Tap-inspired “11.” The team officially rings in the MLS era with the previously announced match at Empire Field against Toronto FC on Saturday, March 19. To see the full schedule, visit Metro’s ALL CAPS blog.




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Taurus April 21-May 21 You have all the energy you need but that is not an excuse, still less an invitation, to take too many risks. If you try too hard, your efforts to impress someone in a position of power could backfire. Gemini May 22-June 21 An unspoken fear has been gnawing away at you for ages and it’s about time that you dealt with it once and for all. If you face up to it today, it will most likely turn out to be nothing at all. Be brave. Be bold.

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Cancer June 22-July 22 You must let rivals know that you are not the sort of person who cracks under pressure. Today’s cosmic set-up will give you zero tolerance when it comes to bossy people. Leo July 23-Aug.23 Forget about trying to impress employers and other authority figures with boasts about all the great things you are going to do in the future and do something right now.

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My dearest Norman, I don't know how to express just how much you mean to me. I fall more in love with you every day and I can't imagine my life without you in it.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Why are you so obsessive about something, or someone, that has nothing to do with you? Whatever the reason, you need to break the habit today because it is taking too much of your emotional energy.

Sometimes, you are too cautious. Today, you will go to the other extreme and do something that is a bit radical. Imagine what the consequences might be. Then do it anyway.

Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22 A relationship has reached a turning point and either today or over the weekend you will have to decide whether to take it in a new direction or end it.

you don’t come to grips with a situation soon it will take on a life of its own and get beyond your control. You’ve got to forget about the past and create a new future for yourself.

Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21 Focus on the big

picture and let other people take care of the little things, even though you could handle them yourself. Time is precious, and your time is better spent on strategic planning.


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Conditions apply. Ex: Vancouver. Air only prices are per person for return travel unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail & hotel prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated. All-inclusive vacations include air. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change. Taxes & fees include transportation related fees, GST/HST and fuel supplements and are approximate and subject to change. ◊Price per person for quad occupancy (2 adults & 2 children ages 2-17). ΔMust be booked and paid in full by Feb 28, 2011. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2011. For full terms & conditions visit: ‡Airfare must be booked in conjunction with an adventure tour from one of the following partners: Intrepid Travel, Gap Adventures and On the Go Tours. Valid on new bookings only and paid in full by Feb 28, 2011. Travel must be completed by Dec 31, 2011. ΩConditions apply. Offer applicable on all new California package bookings only made between February 7 and February 28, 2011 with GOGO Vacations. Offer has NO cash value, is non transferable and non refundable. Credit is $50 total per booking and must be used on present California booking, $50 credit can not be held for future bookings. †We will beat any written quoted airfare by $1 and give you a $20 voucher for future travel. “Fly Free” offer applies only where all “Lowest Airfare Guarantee” criteria are met but Flight Centre does not beat quoted price. Additional important conditions apply. For full terms and conditions visit BC REG: #HO2790


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