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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.

It's Time for Canadian Hockey Fans to Side With the Players

For whatever, reason, Canadians and hockey fans have tended to direct their glare at the players. They misguidedly view their occasional idiocy and always-present lack of financial knowledge with blame. With all due respect to Canadians, our values of socialism and unity are flawed. At least, in this case.
08/15/2012 05:02 EDT
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Sorry, But These Aren't "Everyone's Games" Yet

It's been called the Games for everybody. But, this is not true. Women are not equal to men in the Olympics, and it needs to be fixed. It can't be lied about, or glorified for what it isn't. The Olympics are not equal, and to insist they are is insulting to equality and women. We've made strides, but not enough. If it's only a good start, then it should only be reported as a good start.
08/13/2012 05:22 EDT
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The Canada vs. U.S. Soccer Game Proves Female Athletes Deserve Our Respect

Monday's Canada vs. the States soccer game was so good it made you forget you were watching women's soccer, or care (if you did). Too often, female athletes have to fight for airtime, and for recognition. It shouldn't be like that, but sports are sexist in nature. We're all guilty of slighting female athletes. So, thank God for Monday, because we can't now. Compared to this, Usain Bolt's thrilling 9.63 seconds was like a warmup to something better.
08/08/2012 12:24 EDT
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Internet Wins Easy Gold Over NBC in Olympic Coverage

NBC has continued to delay all of their Olympic coverage so far -- the opening ceremonies, Michael Phelps' race. Do they not know about the Internet? In only three days, NBC has single-handedly shown all of us why folks are turning off their TVs and turning on their computers. They wonder why their ratings are dropping and why the money is fleeing. Maybe they should watch their own shows.
07/30/2012 05:47 EDT
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10 Things You Need To Know For London 2012

As you undoubtedly know, the summer Olympics are gearing up in London for 2012. Surely you've seen massive amounts of coverage so far -- and the Opening Ceremonies haven't even begun! But just in case you want to slog through the rest and get to the best, here's your unofficial guide to "everything" that's "important" for the 2010 Summer Olympics in London, England.
07/29/2012 03:18 EDT
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Penn State, RIP

How do we, as couch potatoes and armchair quarterbacks, know what a $60 million hit does to Penn State, or what a four-year Bowl ban will do to them, long term? Yes, the penalties are severe. Yes, they are harsh. Sure, Penn State may never recover on the field, but... would it have, anyway?
07/24/2012 10:30 EDT

Has Aaron Sorkin's Personality Jumped the Shark?

Wanna know what I think about The Newsroom? It's a good show -- a very good first start. It's presumptuous and preachy, and it reeks of imploding self-confidence in itself, but it's a fine framework f...
06/29/2012 03:49 EDT
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What Rob Lowe Really Meant by Winnipeg Being a "Hellhole"

I'm originally from Winnipeg and I have Twitter. So, when I read the headline "Rob Lowe calls Winnipeg a Hellhole," I was a little upset. When I read that Lowe actually made the comment while he was in a bar and the local TV station -- which was actually from North Dakota -- cut to a civic election while the Thunder were whupping the Heat... well, when I read that, I just kind of laughed.
06/14/2012 07:55 EDT
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Euro 2012 is Euro 1939, the Sports Edition

When black Dutch players received their Jim Crow-inspired welcome in Krakow last week, we were shocked, stunned, and depressed -- but hardly surprised. This stuff ain't new in that part of the world. Meanwhile a portion of the 10,000 Russian fans who have bought tickets will be holding a march from central Warsaw to the stadium. Poles view it as "provocative." Can you really blame them?
06/12/2012 05:19 EDT
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The Dastardly Darryl Sutter is L.A.'s King of Kings

Darryl Sutter, for all intents and purposes, is the best coach in the National Hockey League. His hand is ever-steady. He controls his players through some kind of impenetrable Jedi mind trick. But Sutter doesn't even seem to care. His acceptance of the Kings' coaching job a few months ago seemed like charity work. Yet, here we are again, with the Kings leading a series 3-0 and showing no signs of letting up.
06/06/2012 04:00 EDT
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New Jersey Devils Can Climb Back from Hell

New Jersey seems to be heading down the same road as the L.A. King. Not with a bang, but a whimper. So how do you come back? You fight back. You claw back. You beat them because you know you can, and you know you should.
06/04/2012 12:05 EDT

Donovan Bailey is a -- Shocker -- Human!

Let's try to not read too much into today's news that former gold medalist Donovan Bailey was arrested on March 28 for drunk driving. I'm not saying we shouldn't read into it because it's not a big deal that somebody drinks and drives. I'm saying we shouldn't read into it because he's a nobody now.
05/15/2012 04:59 EDT
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Winnipeg and Vancouver: Cities (And NHL Teams) Wedded, For Better or Worse

Walk around Vancouver, and it won't take you long to find somebody with a connection to Winnipeg. The link between the two cities -- and NHL teams -- is there. It was there on Thursday night, if you couldn't tell on television, when the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets faced off for the first time since 1996.
03/09/2012 05:48 EST

(Don) Cherry-Picking Local Hockey Players Won't Work

Listen, if Don Cherry believes that the Leafs should sign players from Ontario just to sign them, he's wrong. There is no benefit to trying to kid yourself that somebody will help your team just because he's from your neck of the woods. The Wings win with Swedes, not Michiganders. The Bruins won with Canadians, not Bay Staters
03/06/2012 05:17 EST

The Hollywood Formula Hockey Should Avoid

Too often, high-budget films with casts that read like an IMDB Top 200 forget to be the one thing that movies have to be -- enjoyable. Assembled casts don't always work. The New York Rangers have figured that out, after years of trying to buy every big name free agent in the NHL.
02/22/2012 03:55 EST

Why Toronto Needs the Super Bowl (Oh, and an NFL Team)

Not only could you guarantee the NFL that all of Ontario would be behind you, and not only would you lap up a significant portion of Canadians that would root for the country's only NFL team, but you're talking about putting an NFL franchise in a city that accounts for one seventh of its entire country.
02/04/2012 09:26 EST
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Should Bodychecking be Banned?

A local Canadian association has banned bodychecking from hockey and some kid is feeling cheated. Come on, guys. You're not helping your sons (or daughters) with this initiative. You're only trapping them by stripping the game they love of one of its most essential assets.
01/31/2012 05:08 EST