Currie’s Corner 530 – June 22, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 530 – June 22, 2017 The Angus Reid Institute have done their latest quarterly popularity poll of Canada’s provincial leaders, and the results only reconfirm that this is a terrible time to hold political power in this country. Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall is number one, and Brian Pallister of Manitoba came in second. Both men are at less than … Read More

Currie’s Corner 529 – June 22, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 529 – June 22, 2017 Hello again to my new friends north of 60. Call this part two of “a southern Canadian who’s embarrassed at how the north is abused”. I can’t think of a more appropriate word to describe what’s happening to Churchill right now. This proud community of 900 on the shore of Hudson Bay should … Read More

Currie’s Corner 528 – June 15, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 528 – June 15, 2017 Another season of three down football is upon us, and we’re reminded once again that there are some definite differences between the CFL, and the Billion dollar big show to the south of us, also known by some as the ‘No Fun League’. The biggest difference becomes obvious on pay day. Most practice … Read More

Currie’s Corner 527 – June 15, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 527 – June 15, 2017 We are breaking new ground with this one as I take pleasure in welcoming listeners in The Pas Manitoba, and I must begin with a mea culpa’. I am indeed a prairie boy, but like more than 80% of Canadians, I have lived all of my life no more than an hour’s drive … Read More

Currie’s Corner 526 – June 8, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 526 – June 8, 2017 As we get ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, a few words if I may, in memory of Albert Henry George Grey, better known as Earl Grey. He was a British Lord who served as our ninth Governor General. They were all British lords who lived at Rideau Hall in Ottawa until 1953 … Read More

Currie’s Corner 525 – June 8, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 525 – June 8, 2017 Unlike James Comey, none of us gets the chance to become TV stars when we are fired from a job in the public sector. On the Canadian prairies, consider the case of 51 year old Carolyne Buck of Winnipeg. Until a few days ago, she was manager of the Kildonan Medical Centre which … Read More

Currie’s Corner 524 – June 1, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 524 – June 1, 2017 The first week of June is always filled with lots of personal memories, especially about guys named Andrew. My wonderful Dad, the Boy from Balgonie, was born on the 5th of June in 1911, in Brandon. Andy Currie was known for football, and isn’t it interesting that the city of Winnipeg where he … Read More

Currie’s Corner 523 – June 1, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 523 – June 1, 2017 We know that prairie people are very generous, even when they leave the land of their birth far behind and make bushels of money elsewhere. A prime example is 88 year old Jimmy Pattison, Canada’s 4th or 5th wealthiest person, depending on how the markets are doing at any given time. He spent … Read More

Currie’s Corner 522 – May 25, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 522 – May 25, 2017 Some of the deep thinkers in the ‘centre of the universe’ known as Toronto still believe it would be a wonderful thing to host the Summer Olympics. I can’t help but wondering why, and I wish they could just get over it. Down the highway in Montreal, they are still paying the bills … Read More

Currie’s Corner 521 – May 25, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 521 – May 25, 2017 Call this my ‘Ode to the Net’. Does anyone call it the World Wide Web any more? I didn’t think so. That name made the online world sound like some kind of gentle magical mystery tour, the ultimate realization of what the great prairie thinker Marshall McLuhan called ‘The Global Village’. I wonder … Read More