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the sun is not even a newspaper....its a mindless rag that bows to the lowest common denominator....it has a centrefold for goodness sake.

their editor actually responds with one line zingers to every letter to the editor if it isnt in agreement with his narrow minded outlook....its so bush league it isnt even funny.

regularily the front page is adorned by a full page photo of tom cruise or some random girl in a bikini....

....the herald/metro/lance etc. papers have more credibility
I don't ever recall seeing a bikini clad woman on the cover .. perhaps your mistaking it with Sports Illistrated?

If Winnipeg got anything close to the Leader Post or Star Pheonix I'd be a happy camper... if we got anything close to the Herald or Gazette I would be thrilled.

The Toronto Star is Toronto's problem. Lets just say everytime I see one I seem to chuckle at how people could pay money for it.
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well...362 days of a real newspaper vs. 365 days of winnipeg's national enquirer....good point.

i for one appreciate that they dont publish on christmas and easter....some things should remain sacred.

the free press does have a business section.

we all know you dont like it because it doesnt spew right wing propoganda...the sun promotes pot hole politics....the last 4 pages of every edition are dozens of ads for 1-900 numbers and escort services....

the sun is for simple minds.....their articles and editorials are shallow and simplistic.

dont get me started on your national post which cant buy a market share to save its life...it is single handedly destroying canwest as they try to ram right wing crap down the throats of a left wing country.....read it now because it wont be around for long.
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I don't ever recall seeing a bikini clad woman on the cover .. perhaps your mistaking it with Sports Illistrated?
there was one just last week...i think the headline was about how cold it was and somehow a bikini clad woman made that point.


here's today's....sensationalist headline...second story "sexy too soon"...great journalism.




here's today's centre fold in case you are interested...very legitimate newspaper you got there...

here's a link to their swimsuit edition..
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Photos/Sw...8/3806409.html

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and they stole my photograph for their little magazine...they gave me photo credit, but didnt ask for authorization or offer payment....amateurs....

http://66.38.153.107/Profiles_index.htm

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Winnipeg Sun is plainly stupid... i think they try hard to to brainwash people with their stupid articles... and those sunshine girls look like cheap sluts, i'd not do them even under torture.
The Free Press is ok but not the best, still better then that joke called sun.

I think the Free Press does have a business section, a sport section, an entairteinment section... i was reading it some days ago and there were all these different sections, i think it was saturday or sunday edition.

OT: today i saw a tv channel, Shaw Channel 9, and it was very nice, thy showed a lot of things going on in Winterpeg.
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The Freepress as a section called "City & Business" I think. Anyway, it's section B. It's in both weekdays and weekends papers.
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yeah, i dont think so....

Circulation

Winnipeg Free Press
Monday to Friday 117,966
Saturday 162,314

Winnipeg Sun
Monday to Friday 40,031
Saturday 38,992

since the free press is the most successful newspaper in its market in the country, i would suggest that most winnipeggers dont agree with your assessment.
I totally disagree..

Almost everyone I know, myself inclusive, would say that the Plum Coulee Times has harder hitting journalism than the Press Free.


This is indeed quite sad considering the Free Press was once one of the premier metropolitan dailies in the nation. In fact we were important enough that the Free Press and Tribune could make or break the careers of Hollywood Star's in Canada.

In fact, few of you would probably know this but back in the day (1961 to be exact) the Free Press almost destroyed Barbara Streisand's career. She hasn't been back to Winnipeg since. =)

The young teenage singer had a gig here in the city and was booed off the stage at the Town 'n Country club.

A Free Press reporter followed Streisand to her next gig in Chicago and at the press conference asked Barbara in a smug voice "Heyyy Barrrbaraa when you coming back to Winnipeg!?"

Apparently she broke down in tears and left the interview.

Of course that was back in the days when Winnipeg was an important city, with two big city papers (the Tribune, and the Free Press).

Today we just have the small times gazette, with bleeding hearts like Gord Sinclair publicly weeping about the belly button flint he through away.
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I like your photo TV.

The only thing that really bothers me about the Free Press is the restricted on-line content for subscribers. Until a little while ago, it was all restricted, no? The Globe and Mail does it too and it's seriously irritating. Otherwise it's a fine paper with some solid journalism. The Free Press has reporters dedicated to working on local issues and civic politics. Not everyone likes Kives, I like him. I like Mike McIntyre too, he's gutsy. The sports section is superior, especially the Bomber coverage. There's no contest between the Free Press's editorial content and the Sun's. There's the array of weekend sections and specials.

The Star Phoenix doesn't run on Sundays, and most statutory holidays. I don't see its appeal. I lived in Saskatoon for three years and had a subscription that I allowed to run out because it was such a thin paper (though strangely heavy on back-door Crown corporation office politics, so if you're into that, well, there you go). I go back to Saskatoon often and pick it up. By any qualitative or quantitative measurement, it's not even close to the Free Press.

But, I like the Toronto Star too, so you can see where I'm coming from.
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Here in Beausejour we have two local papers - The Clipper (publishes Monday), and The Review (publishes on Friday). I think those two does the justice for a small town. It's only like 15-20 pages and free, but its okay.
The Clipper is better. The Review is written by two people I think, and one of them is a Newfie.

Opening of a new store or a restuarant could be front page news!! Beat that. Or a picture of scenery could be front page!~!
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left wing? union masters? did you read the editorials in the thursday edition? 4 out of 4 bashing the NDP's budget.
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left wing? union masters? did you read the editorials in the thursday edition? 4 out of 4 bashing the NDP's budget.
no .. haven't read it much since I moved to Calgary.


Perhaps I have to take another look. I would love to see that it has improved.
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and they stole my photograph for their little magazine...they gave me photo credit, but didnt ask for authorization or offer payment....amateurs....

http://66.38.153.107/Profiles_index.htm



Thats yours?? .. wow I have looked at that Business Profiles section a few times and have always thought it was a very good shot of Portage. Infact I have it in myphotos.
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well...362 days of a real newspaper vs. 365 days of winnipeg's national enquirer....good point.

i for one appreciate that they dont publish on christmas and easter....some things should remain sacred.

the free press does have a business section.

we all know you dont like it because it doesnt spew right wing propoganda...the sun promotes pot hole politics....the last 4 pages of every edition are dozens of ads for 1-900 numbers and escort services....

the sun is for simple minds.....their articles and editorials are shallow and simplistic.

dont get me started on your national post which cant buy a market share to save its life...it is single handedly destroying canwest as they try to ram right wing crap down the throats of a left wing country.....read it now because it wont be around for long.
Please enjoy your Toronto Star and your Free Press... I look down on them both... but then again I am a capitaist. I live the business world on a dialy basis .. and experience it first hand.

The Free Press does not have a business section.. its more like a business page or two. Please .. a section is not the last page and a half of section C which has the headline of Gardens or Classifieds or anything else.

I don't really consider reporting on the business news as right wing propaganda, but I am sure you are extremely threatened to read about Agricore United and the Sask Wheat Pool ... (not exactly Nazi material). Soooo scarey!!

Its so funny how threatened socialists are about the business world.

The National Post is actually an inexpensive paper to produce, as many of the reports are from the multitude of dailies from across the nation. This is the strong advantage CanWest Media has over its competitors. The reports are part of a media network. The Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary papers pretty well cover all the major news .. and they are suplimented with national news and other local news outside the major centres, which is then picked up by the local dailies as they see fit. I work in a large corporate office and the National Post is the most read. Perhpas it is directed to the business savey .. I agree its probibly not suited to the masses, but it does have the most informed business coverage in the nation. Probably expains the Bentley and Omega ads as opposed to discount stores.

Then again I was a subcriber when it was known as the Financial Post. You would have been scared out of your pants ... charts and graphs everywhere.... oh and the numbers .. very scarey propaganda.
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Thats yours?? .. wow I have looked at that Business Profiles section a few times and have always thought it was a very good shot of Portage. Infact I have it in myphotos.
thanks...yeah, my idiot friend gave it to them without telling me....it showed up at my door one morning and i was like...what the hell?

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thanks...yeah, my idiot friend gave it to them without telling me....it showed up at my door one morning and i was like...what the hell?

I'm impressed!! You'd be very interested in how I played with it one slow day. Added a few things here and there.
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The National Post is actually an inexpensive paper to produce, as many of the reports are from the multitude of dailies from across the nation.

Then again I was a subcriber when it was known as the Financial Post. You would have been scared out of your pants ... charts and graphs everywhere.... oh and the numbers .. very scarey propaganda.
here are some scarry numbers for you....since 2000 the national post has drained more than $300 000 000 out of canwest....it continues to hemmorage between $10 and $15 million every year.....maybe they should read their own business section.
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This is more of how CanWest utilizes it capital cost allowance.
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Free Press editorial board, 2007: promotes privatizing Hydro because it rips itself off by selling so low
Sun editorial board, 2007: whines that the NDP government is going to raise Hydro rates a bit

There's a difference between "challenging the status quo" and "populist crap".
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Free Press editorial board, 2007: promotes privatizing Hydro because it rips itself off by selling so low
Sun editorial board, 2007: whines that the NDP government is going to raise Hydro rates a bit

There's a difference between "challenging the status quo" and "populist crap".
he must like populist crap, that's how i'd call most of his posts...

sorry, i couldn't help
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When the True North Project was on the boards, I had conducted some project research. One project that always peaked my interest was how well Nationwide Arena in Columbus. They converted this area which was an old and completely ignored area of the city.

This area is now known as the Arena District ... which is now a vibrant area with offices, multiple condo developments, restaurants, bars, theaters. A real thriving area .. born out of nothing.

I have always been disappointed at the lack of visionaries who haven't taken advanage of Winnipegs new arena to the same extent. I also always thought the city of Winnipeg should have marketed the area (one block in all directions of the MTS Centre) as the arena district. This area needs alot of attention, as it died with the decline of Eatons over the past 25 years... as well as the decline of downtown as a whole.

Yes the MTS Centre has made a positive impact to the area. A few more restaurants .. a revitalized Power Building and some much needed foot traffic in the area during the evenings. My point is this area has the major focal point to be much more.

Please take some times and look at these links.

http://arenadistrictliving.com/

http://www.arena-district.com/real-estate/leasing.php

http://www.arena-district.com/


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