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

Currie’s Corner 491 – February 9, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 491 – February 9, 2017 A couple of sporting notes this week, in an effort to steer the conversation away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a change . No question .. Super Bowl L1 was definitely Super . Everyone loves a comeback, even when it’s done by the guys who were the odds on favourite going in . … Read More

Currie’s Corner 490 – February 2, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 490 – February 2, 2017 I have talked a fair amount recently about  ‘truth’ and how it seems to be challenged in the era of  alternative facts . This whole area is becoming more weird as each day passes. In the 1980’s, America had an average actor who managed to get elected twice to the White House because … Read More

Currie’s Corner 489 – February 2, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 489 – February 2, 2017 This weekend in the heart of Texas, we get to witness once more, the incredible entertainment machine that is the National Football League. Even by Donald Trump’s strange system of counting eyeballs, the audience will be enormous, numbering in the Billions around the world. Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots … Read More

Currie’s Corner 488 – January 26, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 488 – January 26, 2017 Call this one ‘The Search For Truth Gets More Lonely’ . If you’ve been paying attention, it will come as no surprise that the industry we collectively describe as  mainstream media in Canada is on life support, and there are no miracle cures on the horizon. With political life in the Excited States … Read More

Currie’s Corner 487 – January 26, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 487 – January 26, 2017 Barely one week into the reign of the Donald as America’s 45th President, I’m reminded of what the late Art Buchwald said during the crazy days of Watergate almost 45 years ago. He said columnists usually had to be creative to come up with eye-catching content. During Watergate, all that was required was … Read More