March 2021

Wild Card/Team McEwen Brier Schedule
Posted in: Score-Board
Playing Pool A, Mike McEwen's eam Manitoba's Brier starts Saturday morning with a first game against New Brunswick' James Grattan at 9:30am CST.... read story


Manitoba/Gunnlaugson Brier Schedule
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Playing in Pool A, Team Manitoba's Brier starts Saturday morning with a first game against Alberta's Brenda Bottcher at 9:30am CST. They have two games... read story


Six in a Row for McEwen
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Mike McEwen set a Manitoba Brier record two years ago, added to it a year ago, and adds to it again this year when play... read story


Calgary bubble set to host LGT World Women's Curling Championship 2021
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There will be a world women’s curling champion crowned in 2021 after all.
The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by BKT Tires, will be... read story


Team Einarson Gets to Play Their Worlds!!
Posted in: News
Canada will have a great representative at the LGT World Women’s presented by BKT Tires when Kerri Einarson’s Team Canada finally gets their chance to... read story


BRIER POOL B TEAMS & STANDINGS AFTER DRAW #1
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POOL B STANDINGS DRAW#1 
1-0 Canada/Gushue1-0 Wild Card #2/Koe1-0 Saskatchewan/Dunstone1-0 Quebec/Fournier0-0 Prince Edward Island/MacKenzie0-1 Nfld-Labradon/Smith0-1 Nova Scotia/Murphy-McDonald0-1 Nunavut/Mackay0-1 Ontario/Epping
(Teams listed according to seeding, and... read story


BRIER POOL A TEAMS & STANDINGS
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POOL A STANDINGS 
0-0 Northern Ontario/Jacobs0-0 Alberta/Bottcher0-0 Wild Card #1/McEwen0-0 Manitoba/Gunnlaugson0-0 Wild Card #3/Howard0-0 British Columbia/Laycock0-0 New Brunswick/Grattan0-0 Northwest Territories/Skauge0-0 Yukon/Mikkelsen
(Teams listed according to... read story


2021 Tim Hortons Brier begins Friday in the bubble in Calgary
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Calgary’s curling bubble has a new set of inhabitants as the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, kicks off Friday at WinSport Arena... read story


February 2021

Einarson Wins Re-Match, Second Scotties Title
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Team Canada; Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard, and Brianne Meilleur won their second consecutive national Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday evening in Calgary. For... read story


Rae Kujanpaa IS The Everyman Curler
Posted in: Just-My-Opinion
I have known Rae Kujanpaa for 30 years. As a reporter, I have known him as a pretty talented curler and a personable guy –... read story


POOL B TEAMS & FINAL STANDINGS
Posted in: News
POOL B STANDINGS (After Draw #16 - Thursday Morning)
5-2  Quebec (St-Georges)5-2  Manitoba (Jones)5-2  Saskatchewan (Anderson)5-3  Wild Card #1 (Fleury-Carey)4-3  Prince Edward... read story


Team Fleury-Carey Finishes Round Robin at 5-3
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Formally known as Wild Card Team #1, the Chelsea Carey skipped Tracy Fleury team has completed their round robin with a record of 5 wins... read story


Team Einarson Loses to Homan, Both Finish 7-1
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(Wednesday Afternoon) Team Canada & Kerri Einarson met Ontario's Rachel Homan Thursday afternoon in the National Scotties champioinship for the first time since they played... read story


Zacharias Team Win, 3-5 Final Record
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Mackenzie Zacharias made another highlight reel shot to score a four on the ninth end and end her final Scotties game with a 9-4 win... read story


Team Peterson Steals a Win and Advances to the Next Round
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(Thursday Afternoon) Beth Peterson earned a lot of fans today fighting back from down 8-4 after eight ends as her Wild Card team from Assiniboine... read story


Team Jones Wins, Advances With a 6-2 Record
Posted in: News
Manitoba's Jennifer Jones team has won their 6th game at the bubble Scotties in Calgary, a 9-3 win over Nunavut, and will advance beyond the... read story


POOL A TEAMS & FINAL STANDINGS
Posted in: News
POOL A STANDINGS (After Draw #17 - Thursday Afternoon)
7-1  Ontario (Homan)7-1  Canada (Einarson)5-3  Wild Card #3 (Peterson) read story


Covid Wipes Out Club Reserves - Club Fees Likely to Rise
Posted in: Just-My-Opinion
The Covid pandemic has not only wiped out a curling season but has wiped out the capital reserve fund of at least one Manitoba curling... read story


Trials berth, cash produce high stakes for 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Posted in: News
The world’s most famous and prestigious women’s curling national championship is being staged under unfamiliar circumstances, but the stakes and pressure will be very familiar.
The... read story


October 2020

A RE-LAUNCH OF SORTS
Posted in: Just-My-Opinion
No - it is not quite a total re-launch of thecurler.com but who knows, maybe it is a start. The website has been in limbo... read story


Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum Names MOST NOTABLE 150 TEAMS
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In recognition of Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary, the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum (MCHoF&M) has named what it is calling the Most Notable 150... read story


October 2019

Is it Time for a Re-Start?
Posted in: Just-My-Opinion
After four years (see next article published four years ago for explanation) I am thinking about a re-start of this website as a... read story


May 2016

All Things Come to an End...............
Posted in: Just-My-Opinion
NOTE TO READER: this piece was posted four years ago and at the time represented my 'retirement' from the curling media business as... read story


Applications now being accepted for 2016 For the Love of Curling Scholarships
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Canada’s young curlers again have the opportunity to benefit from the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Funded through the support of... read story


Planning Underway for Manitoba's VIRTUAL CURLING MUSEUM
Posted in: News
NOTE TO READER: This story was posted four years ago and admittedly the Virtual Museum project hit a few speedbumps (including unanticipated high... read story



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