Cowichan Conversations: Bob Dylan: ‘The Nobel Prize Left Me Speechless’

By Daniel Kreps-Rolling Stone Songwriting legend adds that he “absolutely” plans on attending December 10th Nobel ceremony “if it’s at all possible” Bob Dylan acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature win in a new Read more…

Alberta Politics: This shouldn’t be a surprise: Trudeaumania 2.0 fails to deliver in Medicine Hat

PHOTOS: Trudeaumania 1.0, the real thing, in 1968. Below: Trudeaumania 2.0, not nearly as effective, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Oct. 13, 2016. Below: Conservative by-election winner Glen Motz, Rudyard Kipling, poet of empire and saviour of the Hat part of the Hat, and unsuccessful Liberal challenger Stan Sakamoto. Well, it’s obviously going to take ...

Left Over: Morphing Tragedy into Terror: the Harper Agenda

Canada won’t be cowed by terrorism, or by a draconian response to its threat The Ottawa shooting requires a measured reaction. We won’t let this society be divided into ‘us and them’ Emer O’Toole theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 04.33 ED You that never done nothin’ But build to destroy You play with my world ...

Alberta Diary: Brian Gallant has a thin resume? Stephen Harper hasn’t held a real job since he quit the mailroom in ’79 or whenever!

New Brunswick Premier-designate Brian Gallant, grabbed from his campaign website. Below: Cranky old National Post opinion thingy Kelly McParland, age undetermined; Justin Trudeau, 42, getting off an airplane with some old guy, 62; Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair, 59. As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fadin’ And the first one ...

The Ranting Canadian: This is a cover version by Jock Mackay (with a few updated…

This is a cover version by Jock Mackay (with a few updated lyrics) of the underrated and relatively unknown John Lennon song “Serve Yourself”, which is a scathing attack on organized religion. Lennon wrote and recorded the song in 1980, several months before he was assassinated by a stalker with a handgun. The recording wasn’t ...