Currie’s Corner 646, August 9, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 646,  August 9, 2018 It used to be that it was rare to see someone continuing to compete in professional sports after their 40th birthday, but that seems to be changing. The great Gordie Howe was a bit of a pioneer, playing his last NHL game in 1980 at the age of 52. More recently there have been … Read More

Currie’s Corner 645, August 9, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 645,  August 9, 2018 Since she was appointed to direct Canada’s foreign policy by Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland has emerged as a star in Ottawa. She took the job at one of the worst moments in our history, especially when it came to dealing with the United States. I would say a case could be made that the … Read More

Winnipeg Goldeyes Presents Turn Back The Clock Night

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Winnipeg Goldeyes Presents Turn Back The Clock Night Sponsored by CJNU Monday August 27, 2018 7:00pm Join the Goldeyes for an evening of Baseball, BBQ and Nostalgia. Goldeyes wear their vintage uniforms! Enjoy great tunes from the ’50s & ’60s all game long! Pre-Game Beef BBQ provided by Danny’s Whole Hog Barbeque & Smokehouse! Danny’s Whole Hog will host a … Read More

Currie’s Corner 643, August 2, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 643,  August 2, 2018 Some basic economics today about the infamous ‘trickle down’ theory. That’s the passionate belief, long espoused by Republicans in America, and their Conservative fellow travellers here in Canada. It argues that rich people and big corporations should pay lower taxes, so their earnings and profits will grow. They will then use that ‘windfall’ to … Read More

Currie’s Corner 644, August 2, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 644,  August 2, 2018 Have you noticed that journalists are an endangered species, but there are still some important people who care, for now ? I remain proud to call myself a journalist, and it still gives me a bit of a shiver to observe the ‘stable genius’ who masquerades as the 45th President of the United States. … Read More

Currie’s Corner 642, July 26, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 642,  July 26, 2018 At the risk of sounding like a dinosaur who never accepted the end of the 1960’s, I’m here to offer a few words of lament about how the simple pleasure of dining has become horribly complicated. I grew up in a very meat and potatoes’ home in River Heights in Winnipeg. It was a … Read More

Currie’s Corner 64l, July 26, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 64l,  July 26, 2018 When I first took a job as a working journalist in Regina in 1977, one of the ‘hot button’ issues, besides the continuing search for a replacement for George Reed in the Rider backfield, was uranium mining in the northern part of the province. In places like Key Lake and Cluff lake, uranium deposits … Read More

Currie’s Corner 640, July 19, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 640,  July 19, 2018 There is a bizarre story out there right now about the Holocaust. Does everyone understand that the term refers to the murder of millions of Jews and others by Hitler’s Nazis ? I ask what might seem to be a simple-minded question because of an Alberta woman named Monika Schaefer who is behind bars … Read More

Currie’s Corner 639, July 19, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 639,  July 19, 2018 What do you think, can the first Canadian to travel in space find a solution to our problem of finding a way to travel from town to town on the ground? Justin Trudeau shook up his cabinet a little this week, but former astronaut Marc Garneau is still the Minister of Transport. The Prime … Read More

Currie’s Corner 638, July 5, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 638,  July 5, 2018 We have just passed the fifth anniversary of one of Canada’s darkest tragedies of recent years, the death of 57 people in the beautiful Quebec community of Lac Migantic. It was basically the result of criminal negligence by a nickel and dime subsidiary of an American-owned railway that declared bankruptcy almost immediately after that … Read More