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In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 37: Judging the judges

This week, an Alberta judge found Travis Vader guilty in the deaths of elderly couple Lyle and Marie McCann. Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas found Vader guilty of second degree murder, despite the facts that no trace of the McCann’s has ever been found, no weapon was found, and the evidence was entirely circumstantial. Oh, […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 37: Judging the judges

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 23: The year of the fallen icons

The Oxford English Dictionary defines icon as ‘a symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window’, which doesn’t work until you look at the second definition, which is ‘a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.’ There are few words in English usage today more […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 23: The year of the fallen icons

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 13: Horror in Lahore; more Trumpism

Remember the horrible attack last week in Belgium? Of course you do; it’s still in the news. But on Easter Sunday, there was another terrorist attack that was worse by multiple factors, yet it hardly rated a mention. On Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, hundreds of people had gathered in one of the city’s largest […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 13: Horror in Lahore; more Trumpism

Tattered Sleeve: Stand Down Therrien (apologies to the English Beat)

I said I see no goals

I see only losses

I see no chance of a play-off tomorrow

So stand down eMTy

Stand down please

Stand down Therrien

I say stand down eMTy

Stand down please

Stand Therrien

You tell me how can it work

With this “process” of yours

All these chip-ins aren’t working,

We want a third goal scored

Stand down eMTy

Stand down please

Stand down Therrien

I sometimes wonder

If I’ll ever get to say

Come with me my children

To the Stanley Cup parade

Our hopes seem desperate in your dump and chase plans

Would you give a second thought

Would you ever change the process, I doubt it

Stand down eMTy

Score!

Everybody shout it

Stand down eMTy!

DDD, cut his power play time

More gCHuck at Centre

We score

Score, score, score, score, score

Score, score, score, score, score

Score, score, score, score, score

Score, score, score, score, score

Score, score, score, score, score

Stand down please

Stand down EMTy

Stand down please

Stand down Therrien

I say stand down EMTy

Stand down please

Stand down Therrien

Stand down EMTy

Stand down please

Stand down Therrien

. . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: Stand Down Therrien (apologies to the English Beat)

Tattered Sleeve: Stand Down Therrien (apologies to the English Beat)

I said I see no goals I see only losses I see no chance of a play-off tomorrow So stand down eMTy Stand down please Stand down Therrien I say stand down eMTy Stand down please Stand Therrien You tell me how can it work With this “process” of you… . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: Stand Down Therrien (apologies to the English Beat)

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Three days left to support the Pride Tape kickstarter

1,083 backers have stepped up to donate $70.073 in support the Pride Tape kickstarter campaign since it was started in December 2015. Launched by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta and supported by Ca… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Three days left to support the Pride Tape kickstarter

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 51: It was a very bad year

Well, I did it. And I’m sure you’re thrilled. When I started writing this blog, I vowed to write a weekly review of events as I saw them. I did it mostly as a personal challenge, a way to instil a little discipline in my undisciplined life, and to boost my memory of the events […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 51: It was a very bad year

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 43: ‘Trudeau II: The son also rises’ makes its debut; pipeline politics

It’s now official — Prime Minister Trudeau. For those of us of a certain age, that has a familiar ring.

Now, I’m not a naturally optimistic person. I see myself as more of a realist. However, I’m strangely optimistic about our new government. Maybe it’s just the residual joy of ridding the country of Stephen . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 43: ‘Trudeau II: The son also rises’ makes its debut; pipeline politics

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

The European refugee crisis continued unabated this week, and the numbers are staggering. For example, Germany has announced that it will accept 500,000 refugees. Every year. For several years. Germany is a big country, with 81 million people, but a half-million refugees every year for several years is an awful lot of people, particularly if . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

The European refugee crisis continued unabated this week, and the numbers are staggering. For example, Germany has announced that it will accept 500,000 refugees. Every year. For several years. Germany is a big country, with 81 million people, but a half-million refugees every year for several years is an awful lot of people, particularly if . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 32: Markets dive; Calgary has arena envy

OK, now I don’t want to panic anyone, but if you’re in the stock market, I have a few words of advice.

GET OUT NOW!! IT’S A BLOODBATH, PEOPLE!!

Just a suggestion.

On Friday, markets around the world went in the crapper. the reason being, apparently, China. Seem the world’s no. 2 economy is loosing . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 32: Markets dive; Calgary has arena envy

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 28: Your bribe is in the mail; Republicans are Trumped

So, have you received your bribe yet? Stephen Harper’s utterly shameless federal Conservatives are in the process of giving away $3 billion in tax dollars to “hard working Canadian families” (is there any other kind of Canadian family?) in the form of monthly cheques for families with kids. The benefit cheques are larger than usual . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 28: Your bribe is in the mail; Republicans are Trumped

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 24: McMania; a flag flap; PACing it in

Connor McDavid, wearing the surprisingly bold Edmonton Oiler travelling suit.

OMG! OMG! OMG! Connor McDavid is an Oiler! Connor McDavid is an Oiler! Connor McDavid is an Oiler!

Sigh. Poor Connor. The hopes of an entire city are apparently resting on his muscled shoulders.

This city’s infatuation with the Edmonton Oilers reached a crescendo . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 24: McMania; a flag flap; PACing it in

In This Corner: Stuff happens, week 19: Debbie does disgrace; gold for Canada; Edmonton icon passes

For the third week in a row, Deborah Drever reigned as Alberta’s most talked-about NDP MLA. Or, more to the point, Alberta’s most talked-about former NDP MLA.

The last straw.

Drever finally shamed Rachel Notley to the point that she was kicked out of caucus, setting a possible world record for shortest and worst political . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff happens, week 19: Debbie does disgrace; gold for Canada; Edmonton icon passes

PostArctica: The Verdun Auditorium

Volunteered at an event today in the reception area on the second floor of the Dennis Savard Arena which is an annex of the Verdun Auditorium the former having been built, I think, in the late 70’s/early 80’s. There are windows in the room that allow you to watch whatever is happening on the rink. . . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Verdun Auditorium

Eclectic Lip: …on the Entrepreneurial State

With the next Canadian federal election less than a year away – and undesirables like Wayne Gretzky soon to be purged from the voter lists – I’ve been getting a lot more fundraising emails lately. As of mid-December I’d received nineteen in eighteen days. It was like a Christmas advent calendar, but in my email . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: …on the Entrepreneurial State

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms

According to a report published Sunday by German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC), Canada’s national electronic intelligence agency, monitors websites devoted to hockey.

The post Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

centre of the universe: Why a Communications Strategy is imperative

Man, that sounds boring. Bear with me, okay? Whether you are running a business, employed as a writer or PR or communications staff, or whether you’re running or managing a minor sports team, a dance troupe, or a non-profit, you need a communications strategy. This might be as simple as “I have everyone’s email and . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Why a Communications Strategy is imperative

Left Over: Vancouver Sun: Let’s Give ‘Em Subban to Talk About…

Vancouver Sun’s Jordan Subban photo caption sparks outrage Newspaper posted photo online calling Vancouver Canuck ‘dark guy in the middle’

CBC News Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:41 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014 8:25 AM PT

 

The Vancouver Sun is doing what they do..they always feel the need to talk . . . → Read More: Left Over: Vancouver Sun: Let’s Give ‘Em Subban to Talk About…

Bill Longstaff: What keeps Canada together?

The above is the title of a survey commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and carried out by Leger Marketing earlier this year. The answer to what unites the country, from the 1,509 Canadians included in the survey, was clear. Of the 11 possibilities offered, the top two choices by a wide margin were . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: What keeps Canada together?

Bill Longstaff: NHL is worried about global warming—listen up, Mr. Harper

Surprising perhaps, but the National Hockey League now produces a sustainability report. And it’s worried about global warming. According to League Commissioner Gary Bettman, “Our sport can trace its roots to frozen freshwater ponds, to cold climates. Major environmental challenges, such as climate change and freshwater scarcity, affect opportunities for hockey players of all ages . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: NHL is worried about global warming—listen up, Mr. Harper

Trashy's World: Russia invades Ukraine? Yup, going to happen…

.. it’s now not “if” but when. As reported here, Russian troops are massing at key points along Ukraine’s border. There will be a swift attack, territory will be secured and lives will be lost. Another human tragedy caused by greed. Then Putin will turn to the West and say: “so, what are ya gonna . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Russia invades Ukraine? Yup, going to happen…

Progressive Proselytizing: Hockey on the Side: Shocker, great teams get great stats

I’ve had some fun slipping the occasional non-politics related post into this politics blog like some of my old piano recordings or the newer Tech on the Side series. Covering politics and politics only doesn’t always do good things for my blood pressure, and so here goes for the inaugural Hockey on the Side. Besides, the emphasis . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Hockey on the Side: Shocker, great teams get great stats

The Canadian Progressive: Eight Measures Against University of Ottawa’s Burgeoning Rape Culture

by: Obert Madondo

A student member of the University of Ottawa’s board of governors says the university’s response to recent report sexual violence against women is not enough.

Anaïs Elboujdaini, a political science student who spearheads the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture, proposes eight measures against rape culture on campus and in society.

The measures . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Eight Measures Against University of Ottawa’s Burgeoning Rape Culture

OpenMedia.ca: Should Rogers be allowed to block us from watching Hockey Night online?

Big Telecom is running scared of cord-cutters – and is doing what it takes to block them from watching their favourite shows online. It looks like Rogers is even planning to block Canadians from watching Hockey Night online. They want to trap Canadians in expensive and outdated service plans – and they’re . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Should Rogers be allowed to block us from watching Hockey Night online?