Currie’s Corner 658, September 20, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 658,  September 20, 2018 Might we be living the vision of the future that was laid out by the late Marshall McLuhan ? The Canadian prairie boy, who never received an e-mail or an Instagram before he died in 1980, wrote about a ‘Global Village’. In some of his musings, which weren’t all that easy to follow, he … Read More

Currie’s Corner 657, September 20, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 657,  September 20, 2018 I’m a little late with this because I just learned of the death of a truly great prairie journalist. Barrie Dunsmore passed away at his home in Vermont at the age of 79. This man who would later ride in limousines with world leaders began about as far as you can possibly imagine from … Read More

Currie’s Corner 656, September 13, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 656,  September 13, 2018 Watching movies continues to one of the essential passions of my life, but the way we do that continues to evolve in most interesting ways. I am much more selective when it comes to movies, and this past summer I was genuinely frustrated when a picture called“Shock and Awe” sank like a stone. It … Read More

Currie’s Corner 655, September 13, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 655,  September 13, 2018 Before we are totally inundated with stories about the problems that will result from legal cannabis in Canada, a fascinating tale from Winnipeg about remarkably free access to a much older drug of choice, that would be alcohol. The booze business in Manitoba now comes under a major crown corporation called  Liquor and Lotteries. … Read More

Currie’s Corner 652, August 30, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 652,  August 30, 2018 Years ago I used to enjoy travelling by air. Because it didn’t happen all that often, it remained a bit of a wondrous adventure. But my last flight was seven years ago this month, and I could care less if I ever boarded a commercial airliner again. This past week, Air Canada and WestJet … Read More

Currie’s Corner 651, August 30, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 651,  August 30, 2018 A few thoughts today about booing by spectators, as the Blue Bombers and Roughriders engage in their time-honoured Labour Day clash in Regina. The practice of expressing verbal disapproval for a performance has been around since the plays of the ancient Greeks, and the gladiators in Rome. In 2018, it became a storyline in … Read More

Currie’s Corner 650, August 23, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 650,  August 23, 2018 The road to the Grey Cup is half over already, and we’re not even at Labour Day. The search for story lines has taken some interesting turns with Randy Ambrosie in his second full season as commissioner of the CFL. A year ago, the new boss made his mark by eliminating most of the … Read More

Currie’s Corner 649, August 23, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 649, August 23, 2018 Well who would have guessed it. In Canadian politics, it’s time to party like it’s the 1990’s. When Brian Mulroney fell out of favour after introducing the ‘Gouge and Screw Tax’, people who defined themselves loosely as ‘Conservative’ in this country split off into different groups. It suddenly made our House of Commons resemble the ‘pizza parliament’ in Italy, where … Read More

Currie’s Corner 648, August 16, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 648,  August 16, 2018 It took a while, but I have finally thought of a few small positives when it comes to Donald J. Trump. Most important, he helps Americans and the rest of the world to appreciate what they had in the White House in earlier times. I know there are Republicans who still refuse to carry … Read More

Currie’s Corner 647, August 16, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 647,  August 16, 2018 I have not spent a lot of time in Victoria. I did have tea at the Empress one afternoon, along with a few dozen American and Japanese tourists. All told, I’ve spent a lot less time in the city than John A. Macdonald did in the 19th century. He represented Kingston when he served … Read More