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    Nov 1: CW Teams Will Play!

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    Sept 23: Manitoba Hockey Is Going!

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    It has been a month since my last report so here is a hodge-podge of stories, announcements, and potentially news of significance as it...
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    August 23: More News

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    Another source of recruitment news is the USports Letters of Intent (LOI) page. It covers all sports and all conferences. UBC, Alberta, Calgary,...
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    August News and Notes

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    Normally we would be ankle deep in recruitment news and the various additions to...
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    June 9: News and Notes

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    The biggest story of the off-season is the unfortunate demise of the Horny Ones. This loss is somewhat blunted by the fact that TWU is joining...
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    June 8: Bisons Have Seven LOIs Registered

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    In the strangest off-season ever, it is easy to forget about basic things like recruits, schedules, etc. Well, time to shake the cobwebs...
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    2020-21 Manitoba Bisons/CW Thread

    Sept 12/20

    U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS

    This is a peculiar off-season, largely because the NHL remains "paused".

    As usual, the opening post has the links needed to follow USports/CIS hockey,...
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    Every one of those was exposed as Fake News. They...

    Every one of those was exposed as Fake News. They had people posing as patients. I note those stories were all from late March, just before the naval hospital boat arrived only to sit empty.
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    That is the rub of the Fake News on this subject....

    That is the rub of the Fake News on this subject. A disreputable leftist news outlet like CNN will quote a negative study about hydroxychloroquine, raise the ire of their viewers, then "forget" to...
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    #Hgr You quote a lot of stories about...

    #Hgr

    You quote a lot of stories about "projections" or matters which were "anticipated".

    Facts are different. Name one hospital which in reality was over-run with virus patients. There were...
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    You are absolutely wrong about Cuomo and the...

    You are absolutely wrong about Cuomo and the nursing homes. There was no shortage of hospital space, even in New York. That Fake News has been discredited by everybody. President Trump had a navy...
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    Cuomo is the one politician in the USA most...

    Cuomo is the one politician in the USA most responsible for the disaster. The numbers are manageable outside NY/NJ. Inside that area it is a disaster zone. He forced nursing homes to take in positive...
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    I am sure that there was a multitude of varieties...

    I am sure that there was a multitude of varieties of travel arrangements. IAE, it seems that there is a correlation between the incidence of international flights and the incidence of the virus.
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    Don't forget that "cases from the USA" include...

    Don't forget that "cases from the USA" include returning travellers, and foreigners who first landed in the USA, e.g. person from China lands in New York, then flies to Montreal.

    Basically, the...
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    Montreal has been hit hard and this is no...

    Montreal has been hit hard and this is no surprise. BTW, Manitoba is down to 28 active cases, only 3 of whom are in hospital. A milder than usual flu season!

    P.S. 10 or so of those are recently...
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    Taiwan and South Korea distrust Communist China...

    Taiwan and South Korea distrust Communist China and can take action against them without being branded "racist". Canada's failure to stop flights from Communist China was one of the major features in...
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    Might as well put this here .... IMO we need...

    Might as well put this here ....

    IMO we need to make plans to open society without vaccines, at least in most areas.

    A vaccine may never happen. We have never had one for the common cold, and...
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    New Brunswick has shut down traffic from Quebec.

    New Brunswick has shut down traffic from Quebec.
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    Here's the other problem: Will people be allowed...

    Here's the other problem: Will people be allowed to cross provincial boundaries? Manitoba is down to virtually nothing and could likely be back to normal tomorrow, provided nobody else is allowed...
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    "Championship sports" are ones that do not have a...

    "Championship sports" are ones that do not have a regular season.
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    We never did get a SARS, or MERS, vaccine. We...

    We never did get a SARS, or MERS, vaccine. We have never had a vaccine for the common cold. We get a flu vaccine every year, of dubious value. Just look at the number of flu-related deaths every...
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    Wrong! A vaccine WILL be ready by September....

    Wrong!

    A vaccine WILL be ready by September. Of 2022, that is.
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    Manitoba's numbers as of May 8th: 30 active...

    Manitoba's numbers as of May 8th:
    30 active cases
    5 in hospital
    247 recovered
    7 deceased
    ?# operations cancelled
    ?# jobs lost
    #EndTheLockdown
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    Some players might give up a year at university...

    Some players might give up a year at university and return for a season in junior. While both seasons are in doubt, junior does not require payment of university fees.
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    Horrible idea. Shutdowns could lead to extreme...

    Horrible idea. Shutdowns could lead to extreme unemployment, starvation, and loss of medical care for the masses. All for something which is just a regional problem.

    Here's today's Manitoba...
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    In 2017-18 the AUS gave two teams one year to...

    In 2017-18 the AUS gave two teams one year to have a 2-team conference. That could happen again.
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    They just hosted nationals in 2019. If it weren't...

    They just hosted nationals in 2019. If it weren't for the bad timing I'd say the sponsors who brought in the nationals could rally like UBC did. At least I hope they can enter the ACAC to replace...
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    IMO there would need to be a drop dead date....

    IMO there would need to be a drop dead date. Students need to pay tuition and many might not want to pay if it's 50-50. Teams need to make schedules and make travel arrangements. Those things will...
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    So getting back on point, what do you see...

    So getting back on point, what do you see happening with the 2020 season?

    And does anybody know if a conference needs a minimum number of teams to declare a champion? Or if USports has a minimum...
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    IMO you WILL NOT get football in September...

    IMO you WILL NOT get football in September without students in the hallways.

    One question I have, is there a minimum number of teams needed in each conference to declare a conference champion? And...
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    From what I have gathered, the Wuhan virus is...

    From what I have gathered, the Wuhan virus is more like the common cold than the flu. There has never been a vaccine for the common cold. There have been vaccines for the flu, of varying degrees of...
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    Here's today's Manitoba numbers on the Wuhan...

    Here's today's Manitoba numbers on the Wuhan virus:

    108 cases
    7 hospitalized
    140 recovered
    5 deceased

    And here are Saskatchewan's:

    74 cases (306 - 228 - 4)
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    I'd heard that Kentucky number. Speculation:...

    I'd heard that Kentucky number.

    Speculation: Might winter sports (like hockey and basketball) grow if football is cancelled?
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    Trudeau is full of BS. Today passengers from...

    Trudeau is full of BS. Today passengers from China were still not being screened at Toronto. He basically says whatever sounds nice and the news media here are cheerleaders who never question what he...
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    I agree. Interprovincial travel is also dubious....

    I agree. Interprovincial travel is also dubious. Maybe in basketball or volleyball they could have a series of centralized tournaments in January and February so at least a conference champion could...
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    Do you see cancellations of the 2020-21 seasons...

    Do you see cancellations of the 2020-21 seasons in other sports in a lot of NCAA schools?

    NCAA is not big in NY/NJ but that area has over half the cases in the USA. I could see that area...
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    I would be more concerned about whether Quebec...

    I would be more concerned about whether Quebec universities open. Quebec is being hit the hardest of all provinces, and Toronto to Ottawa is the same. There might only be a dozen teams in the country...
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    Those numbers (11 of 81) are completely at odds...

    Those numbers (11 of 81) are completely at odds with the experience of other doctors, both with the Wuhan virus and treatment of lupus and malaria.
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    I don't think I posted this yet: Quebec calls...

    I don't think I posted this yet:

    Quebec calls for cancellation of all sports, festivals and cultural events until Aug. 31 - TSN.ca

    So will the RSEQ even prepare for a season?
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    The good thing about the existing drugs is that...

    The good thing about the existing drugs is that their adverse effects are well known to doctors. This means that instead of researching both efficacy and adverse consequences, all we need to study is...
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    All I know is what I read. There seems to be...

    All I know is what I read.

    There seems to be an unfathomable opposition to the use of hydroxychloroquine, despite racking up cure rates beyond all expectations wherever it has been used. The...
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    This is also a regional issue. Manitoba has a...

    This is also a regional issue. Manitoba has a grand total of 10 people in hospital with the virus. (Not necessarily hospitalized because of it.) If hydroxychloroquine works as appears all over the...
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    I'd forgotten about those forfeits, blamed on...

    I'd forgotten about those forfeits, blamed on admin in the story.
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    The statistics on this are highly manipulated and...

    The statistics on this are highly manipulated and exaggerated.

    Many people exposed to a virus develop no symptoms at all. Or they get sick for a day, or a week, and that's it. Therefore we have...
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    Late links

    LATE LINKS

    The away team game stories came up late. The USports link for the summary in the Calgary/Sask game has yet to be added.

    Links:
    ➤ UofC: Double-overtime dagger ends Dinos season
    ➤...
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    Feb 22: Mutts Sweep, Monkeys Bounce Back

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    Feb 21: T-irds Upset Monkeys

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    NEWS

    Links:
    ➤ UofM: Adam Henry named a 2019-20 Canada West First Team All-Star
    ➤ CW: Hockey standouts lift squads to...
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    Feb 16: Night of the Rubber Match

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    (in...
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    Feb 15: Bison Season Ended in the Town of Bedrock

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    MANITOBA BISONS 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    Hockey...
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    Feb 14: Game 1 Stinker for the Bisons

    After falling asleep waiting for my Windows 10 update on Friday night, the recap is rather late.

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