Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

The Dream Factory and Manitoba RCMP helped make a few dreams come true for seven-year-old Carman Elementary School first-grader Andrew Monaco, and earlier this week Andrew thanked his new friend, Constable Evan Willcock, for his part. (EMILY DISTEFANO/VALLEY LEADER)

A dream comes true for local boy

For seven-year-old Andrew Monaco, everyday life is interspersed with doctor’s appointments, ambulance rides, hospital beds and needles.