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Category: Sports & Lifestyle

Women’s Rebels basketball team in new league — more competitive: coach

Rebels women’s home game this Friday in new athletic conference BY HANNAH OWCZAR The long-running champion Red River Rebels women’s basketball team faces new hurdles as they compete in a brand-new conference this season. Pangilinan said in past years, the team has played in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference only, where they have won the championship six years running. However, the MCAC is less competitive this year, as there are now just three teams that play in the conference, compared to last year when there were five. As a result, Pangilinan entered his team in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic...

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Great games, no attendance

Pathetic attendance at World Juniors casts shadow over tournament BY DECLAN SCHROEDER I always look forward World Juniors, and this year was no exception. After all, binging on youth hockey between Boxing Day and early January is as engrained in Canadian culture as Tim Hortons, Kraft Dinner, and mumbling phonetically to the portion of ‘O Canada’ frequently sung in French at sporting events. It’s my favourite tournament of the year. 2018’s edition didn’t disappoint, at least from an on-ice standpoint. As always, it featured high-flying future stars from around the globe, which this year, included Swedish wunderkind Rasmus Dahlin,...

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Breaking a sweat in the coldest months

Tips and resources for RRC students wanting to pursue physical activity this winter By: Jenn Walker   Staying active while juggling school-work can be challenging, especially in the winter. Students may find themselves making excuses about how cold it is, and how they simply don’t have the time to exercise. Finding the motivation to exercise can be much more challenging when the temperature outside is -40 C with wind-chill. Red River College (RRC) has fitness facilities at both the Exchange District and Notre Dame campus’, which are accessible to students for free.   Cole Skinner, the Athletics and Recreation...

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS LAUNCHES THE LEAF

DIGITAL NEWS PUBLICATION INFORMS CANADIANS ABOUT LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS BY EVAN LOWES On Nov. 21, 2017, the Winnipeg Free Press launched a cannabis news publication called The Leaf. It focuses on answering the questions surrounding cannabis for Canadians while Canada enters the age of legalization. “I would really appreciate some unbiased information on cannabis and the current evolution we’re all going through. Everything I am reading these days is advocacy,” said Alison Hierons, 47. “As a Mom to a soon-to-be teenager I also need to better understand the environment from his perspective. I think the publication is a great...

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