Category Archives: Canada

Quick Thoughts on #ndpldr Candidates’ Strengths, Weaknesses and The Influence of Bernie Sanders On Each of Them

The Federal NDP is in the midst of a leadership race and there is a debate in Saskatoon tonight. I didn’t watch it. I haven’t been following the race super closely. I briefly thought about writing a post where I ranked the four candidates but instead, I thought I’d give a quick review from my […]

Music Monday – “It’s Canada Day up Canada way on the first day of July/And we’re shoutin’ “hooray” up Canada way, when the maple leaf flies high.”

Is there any musician that defines Canada more than Stompin’ Tom?  And is there a better song to post on this long weekend of Canada’s 150th Anniversary? “Canada Day Up Canada Way” – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Saturday Snap – Happy Canada Day!

Friday Fun Link – Canada Politely Celebrates Its Independence

An American view of Canada 150.

Canada Day 2015 at Echo Valley Provincial Park & Fort Qu’Appelle

Poking around for ideas about what we might do this weekend at our seasonal site, I came across this video which gives a good sense of the Fort Qu’Appelle Canada Day parade and fireworks a couple years ago.

Mike Bossy: Letter To My Younger Self

The Player’s Tribute site has some brilliant writing by famous athletes. Today’s post is by my favourite hockey player of all-time. Dear 14-year-old Mike, I write to you today as a 60-year-old man, and I have some news from the future that you probably aren’t going to believe. There are 30 teams in the NHL […]

Andrew Scheer Wins Federal Conservative Leadership? #CalledIt #cpcldr

My MP, Andrew Scheer,. surprised quite a few people by winning the leadership of the Conservative Party yesterday. Not me though. Way back in October 2015 on the night of the last federal election during the Liberal landslide, I called it: I doubled down in January 2017 when I reiterated that I thought Scheer would […]

Some Random Thoughts From #rcmpmusicalride in #yqr

A group of eight of us were very excited to take in the “Canada 150” Edition of the RCMP Musical Ride last night, not least of which because Shea’s cousin’s husband is an RCMP member who has been training for the last couple years so that he could be riding in the Tattoo for this […]

Canada Gains Library Talent From Trump’s America

I did a post a while back about the debate many Canadians are having about whether to travel to Trump’s America or not. The reverse is true too – in libraries and other sectors, Americans are looking to move to Canada to raise their families and live in a more fair, equitable and understanding society. […]

15 of the Coolest Libraries in Canada

Okay, I’ll probably start transitioning away from every single post being tagged #saveSKLibraries and #skpoli now that the funding for Saskatchewan public libraries has returned. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t stop writing about and linking to articles about libraries. 😉