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Kolby Solinsky

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Born and raised by his parents – Winnipeg, Toronto, and Vancouver – Kolby Solinsky is an “accomplished” journalist and commentator who has never found anything he loves more than movies, sports, and a really good New York Striploin.

When he’s not at cheap diners drinking bad coffee, he works. His is the Online Editor for Black Press Media and its 75 newspapers in British Columbia. He also claims he’s educated, having received a BA in Political Science and an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

His is also the creator/editor/slacker behind White Cover Magazine and an online advertising specialist for Solinsky Consulting Inc., which runs and manages hospital lotteries across Canada.
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'Fake News' Isn't Just Facebook's Problem

Yes, social media and the web have allowed us to too-conveniently block any news or facts we disagree with, while also flooding us with enough of the opposite. But here's the thing... we've always had this ability. We've always been tricked and pulled and tweezed like this.
11/25/2016 05:04 EST
Star Max/IPx

A Fan's Farewell to Jon Stewart

There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.
02/11/2015 05:41 EST
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why Can't We Just Accept Baseball's Steroid Era?

We all -- as fans -- pretended we were outraged and shocked when our favourite players, our icons were named to the lists and the reports and the chapters of Jose Canseco's memoir. In fact, we were pretending when we treated these guys as icons in the first place. They're just men... silly, stupid, bloated, inflated men with egos and fears and faults.
01/08/2015 09:05 EST
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Why The Maple Leafs Need To Embrace Their Fans' Hate

In Toronto, it's better bad. It's better like this, with the Leafs believing in only themselves -- believing in nobody but whoever's in that locker room. That means not trusting the always-mocked, never-defined, too-general MEDIA -- going to the mattresses, so to speak. Burying themselves in their bunker until they're one with Lord Stanley's handiwork.
11/23/2014 05:10 EST
ASSOCIATED PRESS

It'll Get Better, Canucks Fans. You Too, Toronto

It hurts to see four NHL teams in ESPN's Top 10, and it hurts that those four teams are the Anaheim Ducks (2nd overall), the Los Angeles Kings (5th), the Tampa Bay Lightning (6th), and the Chicago Blackhawks (10th). So, our biggest rival, and a bunch of rollerblading sunny American parking lots? Just great.
09/19/2014 05:42 EDT
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why Would Anyone Want To Host the Winter Olympics?

What country in its right mind would willingly and consciously walk into a Winter Games with the possibility of anything even reaching toward $50 billion on its table? The Sochi Games gave everyone else a chance to think about it for a second, and once you do it's sort of like being sober in a club where all your friends are buying bottle service... you can only get so drunk.
05/31/2014 02:20 EDT
Facebook

A Faith-Based Law School? Now There's an Oxymoron

Pushers for Trinity Western and its faith-based law school -- which is an oxymoron up there with civil war and old news -- would like you to believe this whole deal is about religious freedom. How can any law school be able to create, foster, and spit out our next generation of lawyers when it doesn't hold our values? Not just Canadian values but simple human-to-human values.
05/07/2014 05:55 EDT
CP

Daniel Sedin, Paul Byron, and the NHL Brendan Shanahan Left Behind

I feared, way back in 2011, that the league's castoffs had figured out what they apparently now have: it doesn't matter if you do anything illegal in the NHL. You'll get a refreshing, short suspension and the other team you just crippled will still be suffering from it when you get back. That hit by Byron on Sedin was a perfect showcase of the problems Brendan Shanahan has created and then left for this league going forward.
04/14/2014 05:14 EDT

Canucks Finally Showed Up, And It Was Agonizingly Awesome

The players have checked out, and they look exhausted. It's not Tortorella's ice time that's killing them... it's the Luongo deal, the Schneider deal, and everything that's happened in the past three seasons. They're chewing old gum, pretending they're still sucking sugar.
03/13/2014 12:14 EDT
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Russia's Problems Are Bigger Than Hotel Rooms Without Doorknobs

Russia has real issues. But let's not distract ourselves from them and get bogged down by worrying about the accommodations of athletes who are doing exactly what they want to be doing for the month of February. Yeah, their facilities might blow, but they're accomplishing lifelong dreams in the process. The athletes, the fans, and the journalists are not the ones we have to worry about. We shouldn't fall for their tricks, like their need to take their frustration out on Russia by shaming them for the wrong things.
02/07/2014 12:23 EST
ASSOCIATED PRESS

That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.
01/27/2014 05:17 EST

Chivalry Might Be Dead, But That's Not a Bad Thing

A piece titled "Why Chivalry Is Dead, From a Man's Perspective," tweaked me. The thing about the norm is, it changes. All the time. It evolves. Personally, ladies of my life, I will continue to hold the door for you, I will continue to bring you soup when you have a cold, and I will always strive to do something nice for you just because it's a Wednesday. And yes, I'd like to treat you to dinner. But I won't do it for the sake of some outdated ideological battle and I won't do it just because you're a woman.
10/26/2013 03:26 EDT
AP

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.
10/10/2013 12:20 EDT

How Long Until Kevin Lowe Fires Himself?

---------------------------------------- Think of that much-overused (and sometimes incorrect) line, "It's not personal. It's business." Well, the Edmonton Oilers could learn a lot from it. Both Alber...
04/17/2013 01:50 EDT