Category Archives: Saskatchewan

Saturday Snap – In the Car Wash

Weird to be going through the car wash in February in Saskatchewan on a +5 day but is there anything that makes you happier as a kid?

Music Monday – “Here is where I feel it/Funny how it’s/Funny how it’s here.”

Congrats to Ryan Meili on winning the SK NDP nomination to be the candidate for Saskatoon-Meewasin last night. Here’s a video I made seven (!) years ago when he was running in a different race… “Canadian Skye” – Spirit of the West

Seven Political Predictions for 2017-2020

Donald Trump will be impeached within a year. Andrew Scheer will win the PC Leadership. Jagmeet Singh will win the leadership of the Federal NDP Justin Trudeau will have a major corruption scandal. Rachel Notley will win re-election in Alberta Brad Wall will resign before the next Saskatchewan election. Michelle Obama will go back on […]

Do You Live in the Saskatoon-Meewasin Constituency? #skpoli

Ryan Meili, a guy you might have heard of on this blog once or twice before, is running to become the Saskatchewan NDP’s candidate for the Saskatoon-Meewasin riding in an upcoming by-election. The nomination meeting is next Monday night. If you live in the constituency and think that Saskatchewan’s heading in the wrong direction under Brad Wall […]

Music Monday – “Old woman, back bent like a willow/Fingers grace the dirt to catch the weeds/You could call her a throwback, Say we know better/It’s all those little lies we tell ourselves so we can sleep.”

This musician lives in my hometown but I somehow only managed to hear about her just before Christmas… “Ghost Highway” – Kara Golemba

Five Star @SparkleTour #yqr @ctvregina

Thanks to the good folks at, it’s super-easy for anyone in Regina to plot out a tour of some of the best light displays our city has to offer – you can find the ones nearest you or, as we did tonight, plot a route to all of the ones that have achieved a […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Ryan Meili Is Running (April 2009)

Got a pretty exciting early Christmas present today with Ryan Meili’s announcement that he’ll be seeking the nomination in a by-election in Saskatoon-Meewasin. Here’s a photo from Ryan’s announcement of his Sask NDP leadership campaign in Regina in April 2009…

Saturday Snap – My Favourite Christmas Tradition?

One of Shea’s and my Christmas traditions is that we go out for lunch together without kids (usually) sometime in December to a place where we can have a good meal and possibly a pint or other refreshing beverage as well. We were both off yesterday so decided to visit the Rochdale Leopold’s (I’d been before […]

Music Monday – “I felt like a king on the 25th day/Most precious of gifts returned my gaze/Not seventeen years, in fact less a day/Who dreamed of red flowers surrounding a grave?/Another trip ’round the sun rewinds misery/The whiskey, the tree and me”

I love that the local independent radio station wakes me up every morning and I doubly love when a song penetrates my brain as I switch from sleeping to being awake. Today, this was the song I heard as I dozed between sleep and wake… “The Whiskey, The Tree and Me” – JJ Voss

First Snow of the Year – Hawksley Workman

We had one brief hit a few weeks ago that went away but otherwise, November 29 is a pretty good day for posting this traditional blog post to commemorate the first snow of the year (the first that looks like it’s going to stick around anyhow)…