Currie’s Corner 512 – April 20, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 512 – April 20, 2017 I had a very sad and very maddening experience while visiting Regina for a few days this past week. I bought a copy of the Leader Post which has been a daily newspaper in the Queen City for 134 years. I would bet money that the L-P won’t be around a year from … Read More

Currie’s Corner 511 – April 20, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 511 – April 20, 2017 Donald Trump is about to complete his first 100 days as President of the most powerful nation on earth, and the list of issues that he seems to find ‘amazingly complicated’ is growing. It began with health care, and the White House has backed away from that one completely. This week, the Donald … Read More

Currie’s Corner 510 – April 13, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 510 – April 13, 2017 A little over a month from now, Canada’s Conservatives will be choosing a new federal leader to replace Stephen Harper, at a most interesting time in our country’s political history. Far be it from me to endorse any of the 14 people who are still in the running, but I find myself in … Read More

Currie’s Corner 509 – April 13, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 509 – April 13, 2017 So, the annual ritual of hockey’s ‘second season’ has begun. 16 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League are competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including five of the seven Canadian-based teams. This is tremendous news for the folks at Rogers Media who paid more than $5 Billion a few years … Read More

Currie’s Corner 508 – April 6, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 508 – April 6, 2017 Hands up if there’s anyone out there who has examined the breath of a killer whale .. maybe to settle a bet after a night of heavy drinking? I didn’t think so, especially since most of my readers and listeners reside on the prairies. On Canada’s west coast, killer whales are declining in … Read More

Currie’s Corner 507 – April 6, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 507 – April 6, 2017 The last time I wrote a commentary about Vimy Ridge was ten years ago, when we were commemorating the 90th anniversary of the deadliest day ever for Canadians. With great trepidation I suggested that Walter Allward’s towering concrete structure on that field in France, which was unveiled by our uncrowned King, Edward VIII … Read More

Currie’s Corner 506 – March 30, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 506 – March 30, 2017 It has been 46 years since my one and only visit to Las Vegas. In January 1971, Howard Hughes was still holed up at the Desert Inn, and Ol’ Blue Eyes had just finished a New Year’s engagement at Caesar’s Palace. You could get dinner for two in the big room at Caesar’s … Read More

Currie’s Corner 505 – March 30, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 505 – March 30, 2017 How well do we know our own history in this place called Canada? The rather obvious answer is not very well, and it turns out that the dear old CBC is not always helping much, despite gobbling down many millions of our tax dollars. As we approach the country’s 150th birthday bash, the … Read More

Currie’s Corner 504 – March 23, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 504 – March 23, 2017 More proof this week that if you’re looking for a ‘no lose’ business in this world, you generally can’t go wrong in savings and loans. Earlier this month, the major chartered banks, starting with Toronto Dominion, got a very black eye when hundreds of their employees came forward with stories about how they … Read More

Currie’s Corner 503 – March 23, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 503 – March 23, 2017 Call this one ‘Budget’ is a dirty word, part 3 .. or ‘Brad and Brian revisited’. Brad Wall has been Premier of Saskatchewan for almost ten years, and despite the collapse of world prices for oil and potash, his ‘approval’ rating is still remarkably high. Ah but after this week’s provincial budget, he … Read More