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Alberta Politics: Year in review: from plunging oil to rising hope, the Top Ten news stories of 2015

PHOTOS: Cameras try to follow a nearly invisible Rachel Notley through the crowd at an Edmonton hotel on May 5, 2015, moments after she had been declared the winner of the Alberta election. No one could quite believe that the NDP had just won a majorit… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Year in review: from plunging oil to rising hope, the Top Ten news stories of 2015

Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps They Were There For Crowd Control?

Given their losing ways, on one level it is not surprising that the Toronto Maple Leafs brought in the military the other night. But on another level, it is a disgrace that they have allowed themselves to become mere cogs in the Harper propaganda machine.

Special thanks to The Salamander for bringing this to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps They Were There For Crowd Control?

Cowichan Conversations: Pat Quinn, Former Canucks Coach, Remembered

 

Legendary hockey coach died on Sunday at the age of 71

News of the death of legenday NHL coach Pat Quinn prompted an immediate outpouring from friends and fans on Twitter.

The hockey legend was beloved in Vancouver, where he played, and later coached the Vancouver Canucks.

He was also the co-owner of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Pat Quinn, Former Canucks Coach, Remembered

Cowichan Conversations: Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Sing US National Anthem After Microphone Fails

wRanter.com: Why I like the CFL, and you should, too

As my beloved Raptors wind down yet another lost season, and with the Leafs mercifully having been put out of their misery a few weeks ago, it’s time to turn my attention to the sports of summer. Here in Toronto, that means Blue Jays baseball – it’s hard not to get excited about a team . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Why I like the CFL, and you should, too

Trashy's World: How about free tickets?

That would be better than a half-assed corporate letter of mea culpa! I’m sorry… I see what they are trying to do, but like their February swoon, they come up miserably short. Don’t want to even think about hockey until next year.   Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Something you don’t see everyday and I’m not talking about two women getting married at a hockey game

A Sens fan and a Leafs fan getting hitched? Holy shit, that’s gonna be a war of a household.

BTW, I’m pulling for the Sens fan.

gay persons of character: Video: Woman proposes to girlfriend at NHL game

This is one of those feel great moments (via Jezebel), not only for the lesbian couple in the video, but also for all who believe in equality in professional sports. Hats off to the folks with the Ottawa Senators organization who helped to make this h… . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: Video: Woman proposes to girlfriend at NHL game

gay persons of character: Video: Woman proposes to girlfriend at NHL game

This is one of those feel great moments (via Jezebel), not only for the lesbian couple in the video, but also for all who believe in equality in professional sports. Hats off to the folks with the Ottawa Senators organization who helped to make this happen during Saturday night’s game between the Senators and . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: Video: Woman proposes to girlfriend at NHL game

Toronto Maple Leafs: America’s Team?

I don’t have much time for Don Cherry, Brian Burke or the Toronto Maple Leafs. I like even less Hockey Night in Canada whose warped coverage of hockey is not only bad TV but totally lacking in any real sense of perspective. Last night a panel of ‘experts’ reamed rookie Cody Hodgson over the coals . . . → Read More: Toronto Maple Leafs: America’s Team?

Trashy's World: I think as much of Don Cherry…

…as I do morons like Pierre Polievre, Vic Toews and Dean Del Mastro… but his rant on Brian Burke (GM of the Leafs for those of you not-so-enlightened) was dead on the mark. Leaf Nation has for a while bemoaned the lack of Canadian content on the team, and more specifically, Ontario talent. Now, I’m . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: I think as much of Don Cherry…