Single Point Links posted in January 2011

Ontario Bridges Ivor Wynne Gap

Published on January 30, 2011 7:35 PM

The project needs to pass Monday’s council vote to move forward, then be accepted by TO2015, probably by mid-February.

Hopefully Hamilton can be put to rest in the next couple weeks and Ottawa before June and we can shift to other topics on CFLdb.

Remembering Schreider

Published on January 29, 2011 8:27 PM

Earl McRae on why Gary Schreider (1935-2011) mattered. They all matter, but Gary mattered more than most to Ottawa.

Expansion Draft Rules Approved

Published on January 19, 2011 10:13 PM

The rules appear to provide a fair and balanced way of bringing a new team into the league. I think the league has gotten all teams on board as the GM’s I’ve heard have all praised it for helping Ottawa launch competitively which will make the league stronger. Much more professional they everyone griping about their losses.

Ivor Wynne Study Passes

Published on January 12, 2011 10:03 PM

If you followed the meeting through twitter (@EmmaatTheSpec) and read all the negativity towards the proposal and Ti-Cats, you would have thought like me there was no way this would pass. But it did, unanimously, once the motion was amended to take out the wording of preferred location for Ivor Wynne.

Willard Reaves' Son No Gentleman on Ice

Published on January 12, 2011 8:44 PM

This interesting article on Ryan Reaves latest shot to prove himself in the NHL and a contrast of his in battle demeanour versus his dad’s brought back great memories of his dad Willard’s days with the Blue Bombers. He played only five short seasons (53 career touchdowns, 5,923 rushing yards and 1,202 receiving yards in 62 regular season games), but his legacy is cemented by the type of person he was. I still remember Willard giving signed footballs to special fans every time he scored a touchdown in Winnipeg.

If today’s players came up with something as individual as that, they will find it will be much more memorable (with immediate and long term impacts) than the forgettable stuff they choreograph for their celebrations. I think people have forgotten you can give back to your community in small, personal ways.

Ivor Wynne Redevelopment Details

Published on January 12, 2011 6:10 PM

A few more details on the possibilities for redeveloping Ivor Wynne and area plus info on how the deal came about, council’s support and Bob Young’s business gamble on future revenues that allowed Ivor Wynne to be considered.

Marshall Named 'Riders Coach

Published on January 5, 2011 8:36 PM

Confirming today the rumour of the past week, Saskatchewan named Greg Marshall their new head coach. It would be interesting to know if Marshall did anything different in the interview process compared to the number of interviews in the last decade where he was passed over for a head coaching position.