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A selection of progressive bloggers form Saskatchewan
Canada Coaching Countries to Waste Water
Canada, a decade ago, used to do more good than bad in the wider world. Now we’re an international wrecking crew, teaching countries how to waste their water supplies on international disasters like shale oil. article by me: Canada beco ... [read more]
Wednesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. [read more]
The Creepshow
Since this Burlington, ON psychobilly band last hit town they’ve undergone a bit of a remake — or, at least, they saw the departure of vocalist/guitarist Sarah “Sin” Blackwood. That came about when Blackwood guested on a track for the f ... [read more]
Unprecedented
Yesterday, Ottawa Citizen columnist Glen McGregor offered up Why a state funeral for Jim Flaherty? While I don't particularly begrudge the late Mr. Flaherty a state funeral, I do think it is a fair question. There are legitimate reasons ... [read more]
Tuesday Night Cat Blogging
Bumpy cats. [read more]
Scary Goings On On Scarth Street Mall
I took this photo on the mall a few minutes ago. Early reports on Twitter indicate a stabbing incident with multiple victims.  (if you want a closer look, just click the photo to enlarge). As someone who both lives and works downtown, I ... [read more]
Gateway Announces 2014 Line-Up
Yes, there’s still snow on the ground in isolated spots in Regina. And yes, the wind is gusting out of the east at 44 k.p.h. on an already chilly day. But at some point in the near future (say in the next month or so) winter will finall ... [read more]
The Foul Odour Of Corruption That Comes From The Office Of The Prime Minister Of Canada ..
The Canadian Progressive hits the nail on the head with this article..... [read more]
Tuesday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading. [read more]
Tragic Absurdity
Yesterday, on the eve of Passover, a known racist with a history of violence and threatening rhetoric entered the grounds of the Jewish Community Center in the Kansas City neighbourhood of Overland Park and murdered a teenager and his g ... [read more]
Art In Bloom
Art In Bloom has been a regular feature of the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s spring programming for well over a decade now. What it typically involves is artists, designers and other creative types — including the odd celebrity or two — creat ... [read more]
On vested interests
Shorter Linda Frum: As one of Stephen Harper's hand-picked counterweights to the troublesome democratic rabble, I refuse to acknowledge any difference between "encouraging voter turnout" and "abetting electoral fraud". The less people ... [read more]
Canadian Police and Suicide Hotlines Violating Privacy
It’s mind boggling that Canadian police would think it’s justified in sharing mental health information with Homeland Insecurity in order to help the USA discriminate against people with mental illness. What in the heck made them think ... [read more]
Sorry Oil Shills, Try Another Talking Point
The Oil and Gas sectors are the biggest of the air polluting sectors in Canada. They’ve recently surpassed transportation. Amazingly, despite Saskatchewan’s refusal to do away with coal burning, electricity sources of air pollution have ... [read more]
Lunar Eclipse Clarification
In a post yesterday Aidan seemed to suggest that a lunar eclipse would be happening Tuesday night. The eclipse is actually happening tonight ie early Tuesday morning. Here’s a CBC article that says the entire event will take one hour an ... [read more]
Monday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material to start your week. [read more]
Monday Morning Sentimonies: Draft Thoughts
Well today seems like as good a day as any to kick off my 2014 CFL Draft coverage... mainly because there's not much else to talk about. I mean sure Alex Hall is headed to Carolina but the odds of him returning to the Riders were about ... [read more]
Sermons Online
A couple of months ago, I started recording the sermons at the parish where I currently hang my biretta. I've bee using Soundcloud to upload them, but that means they are on a stream so that, at the end of one recording, the previous re ... [read more]
Book Trailer Screening
This is a joint project undertaken by the Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries. In March in both cities, a series of workshops were held at different library branches where kids age 12-18 could learn some basic filmmaking skills. The k ... [read more]
Travellers Building Update
A week or so ago I posted about the historic Travellers Building on 18 block Broad being up for sale. Here’s a link to a proposal by a collective of five young Saskatchewan architects called Open about a possible future use for the buil ... [read more]
ConCalls: Testify, Born Again Christian #RoboCon
Andrew Prescott’s immunity deal is a strange development. The loyal party worker and born-again Christian had for two years categorically denied any knowledge of or involvement in the robocall affair. But why do innocent people need imm ... [read more]
Weekly Reckoning: Too Much Showgirls Edition
Good afternoon. I write to you from what remains of my crumbled psyche. Last week I read a book on Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s softcore exploitation film from 1995. The book maintains that Showgirls doesn’t suck (the book is even titled ... [read more]
Sunday Matinee: American Graffiti
Since I was a kid every year, without fail, my father always takes my brother and I to the Regina Majestics Car Show. So in honour of the Majestics this weekend today’s Sunday Matinee is George Lucas’ 1973 car cruising classic. American ... [read more]
Sunday Morning Links
Assorted content for your Sunday reading. [read more]
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out
It couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy: despite endorsements of Anders by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Calgary cabinet heavyweight Jason Kenney, Liepert’s message that the area deserved a better MP resonated with Conser ... [read more]
Tosca
In addition to its regular Thursday through Sunday evening programming, the Regina Public Library film theatre has started screening operas performed by the Royal Opera House of London. This afternoon’s offering is Giacomo Puccini’s Tos ... [read more]
On Christian Seders - Inappropriate Appropriation
In many Christian congregations it has been (or once was) the custom to hold a "Christian Seder" at some point during Lent, usually as part of their observance of Maundy Thursday. [read more]
Great line of the day
From Thomas Walkom's column about Jim Flaherty and the CBC cuts -- CBC cuts show other side of Jim Flaherty: Those who knew him say he was hard-working, loyal to his family and possessed of an engaging personality. There is no evidenc ... [read more]
Saturday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading. [read more]
Jesus in the Tabernacle, Jesus in the Slum
Yesterday I attended a clergy day which included the reaffirmation of our ordination vows. A colleague soon to depart this diocese was the designated preacher and, although he didn't touch on this particular aspect of our shared ministr ... [read more]