Currie’s Corner 502 – March 16, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 502 – March 16, 2017 One of the golden quotes from the mouth and the Twitter account of Donald Trump .. “Who knew that health care could be so complicated?” Hey Mr. President, just wait until you decide to do something about marijuana. In this country, many of the people who voted for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are starting … Read More

Currie’s Corner 501 – March 16, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 501 – March 16, 2017 2017 might go down in history as the  ‘Year of the Horrible Budget’ . Manitoba and Saskatchewan are bracing for the worst as finishing touches are being put on provincial budgets that are expected to be extremely painful. Let’s go south to Washington and take a look at what The Donald has been … Read More

Currie’s Corner 500 – March 9, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 500 – March 9, 2017 There was a modest amount of fanfare the other day when Canada’s big banks announced creation of a fund worth up to $1 billion over 10 years to help small- and medium-sized businesses get access to capital so they can expand and create jobs. It was in response to a rather gentle nudge … Read More

Currie’s Corner 498 – March 2, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 498 – March 2, 2017 Call this one  smartphones: part 2 . If you have one of those magical devices, or perhaps an i-Pad  or other smart tablet of some kind, you may now that an essential element that drives social media is  Lithium . It has a long and growing list of industrial uses. Those of you … Read More

Currie’s Corner 497 – March 2, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 497 – March 2, 2017 What strange times we have in 2017 . Despite virtually unanimous agreement that ‘distracted driving’ is every bit as dangerous as ‘impaired driving’ when it comes to killing people on highways and biways, more and more people are texting and tweating every day, including from the driver’s seat with the wheels turning at … Read More

Currie’s Corner 496 – February 23, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 496 – February 23, 2017 Since November, I have encountered a surprising number of Canadians who freely admit that they no longer have much interest in travelling to the United States . I’ve promised myself not to talk about the ‘T’ word this week, so let’s look at other possible travel destinations . Mars and Venus have been … Read More

Currie’s Corner 495 – February 23, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 495 – February 23, 2017 For the 89th consecutive year, they are handing out golden statues called Oscars this week . What a different landscape it is compared to what the world was like when the awards were first presented at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood in 1929 . The stock market crash was still a few months … Read More

Currie’s Corner 494 – February 16, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 494 – February 16, 2017 With the trading deadline drawing near in the National Hockey League, prospects are considerably brighter that we could see Stanley Cup playoff games in three or four Canadian cities, unlike last year when the postseason was entirely confined to Trumpland for the first time in more than 40 years . Among the teams … Read More

Currie’s Corner 493 – February 16, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 493 – February 16, 2017 Except for that huge snowdump in December and January, it has not been too bad a winter on the Canadian prairies, but spring could bring lots of bad news, especially for people who work in the public sector . Alberta’s troubles are well known as they await the painfully slow recovery in the … Read More

Currie’s Corner 492 – February 9, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 492 – February 9, 2017 Not many people noticed but among the endless special observances this past week was Food Freedom Day . It’s believed to be the moment when the average Canadian has earned enough money to pay their annual grocery bill for the entire year. In 2017 it came three days later than last year, but … Read More