There’s a constant debate within the Professional Hockey Writers Association about transparency in NHL Awards voting. Which is odd, when we’re the first ones to gripe about a lack of transparency within hockey, whether it’s about video reviews or Hall of Fame classes.
Former Winnipeg mayor Susan Thompson now has a permanent place at city hall. Winnipeg renamed its administration building Thursday morning after Thompson, who served as mayor from 1992 to 1998 and remains the only woman to hold the city's highest honour. There are not enough words that I can express to say my deep appreciation for this honour," Thompson said during a renaming ceremony in the courtyard at city hall.
Lizbeth, 54, says she's been living in limbo in Grand Forks, N.D., after she was turned away at the Canadian border in October. Living in limbo: A woman from El Salvador was turned away at the Emerson border crossing because of an agreement that prohibits people from seeking asylum at border crossings, even though people who sneak across can do so. The single mother has been living in Grand Forks since late October and is scared she’ll be deported to El Salvador, where her son is hiding from gang recruiters. There’s no way of knowing how many people mistakenly think they can apply for refugee status at border crossings, Carol Sanders writes.