Celebrating 50 Years since the Summer of Love

Events, News, Nostalgia Cafe

L-R: Gaia (tour guide), Ju-Ju (driver), ‘Hip’ (Christie’s Mom), and CJNU’s Christie Dawn (Donaldson) As CJNU wraps up the Joys of Summer for another year, we reflect on the summer of 2017 – which brought so many great things to Winnipeg (not least the Canada Summer Games, and a multitude of events!) But fifty years earlier, in 1967, something special … Read More

Currie’s Corner 554 – September 14, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 554 –  September 14, 2017  The Caribbean is a glorious part of the world, except during hurricane season. The powerful storms known as Harvey and Irma were especially cruel these past couple of weeks. Irma in particular cut a swath of destruction that can only be described as catastrophic. Unlike twisters and earthquakes which strike with almost no … Read More

Currie’s Corner 553 – September 14, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 553 –  September 14, 2017  Some thoughts today about ‘tipping points’ in Canadian politics. December 1979, Conservative Prime Minister Joe Clark slaps a tax of 18 cents a litre on gasoline. Two days later, the opposition Liberals, armed with some liquid holiday cheer, caught Mr. Clark with too few bodies in the house, and that was the end … Read More

2017 T-Shirt Design Contest

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Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to our first ever t-shirt contest. September 1st has come, and the votes that came in via email, Facebook, telephone and mail have all been tallied. We’re pleased to announce that the winner, by a margin of 67 votes, was Design #3! Many congratulations to William Harrison of Whyte Ridge in Winnipeg, … Read More

Currie’s Corner 552 – September 7, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 552 –  September 7, 2017  Labour Day weekend I drove from Winnipeg to Regina and back, as I have done so many times in the past 55 years. This time, for reasons of romantic nostalgia, we spent the night in Moosomin. I awoke in the middle of the night with cravings for a Papa cheeseburger, but the A … Read More

Currie’s Corner 551 – September 7, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 551 –  September 7, 2017  For those of us who choose to live in either Manitoba or Saskatchewan, the closest piece of  America is the state of North Dakota. Now and then, we enjoy a weekend of shopping in Grand Forks or Minot, or maybe catch a bargain flight at the airport in one of those cities. Not … Read More

Currie’s Corner 550 – August 31, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 550 – August 31, 2017  Among the most cherished of our basic freedoms is the freedom to travel almost anywhere. When travelling becomes difficult, we realize how we tend to take it for granted. A storm called Harvey trapped hundreds of people in Houston in their homes as floodwaters rose all around them. Luckily, in a big city … Read More

Currie’s Corner 549 – August 31, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 549 – August 31, 2017  Here’s a question for Saskatchewan football fans as they get ready to gather at the new Mosaic stadium for the Labour Day Classic against the Blue Bombers. When you go there, decked out in green, to cheer on your beloved Riders, are you ever thinking “Later this week I really should call my … Read More

Currie’s Corner 548 – August 24, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 548 – August 24, 2017  I hear a question from the back of the room, “What’s wrong with the campaign to re-name schools that are called Sir John A. MacDonald?” I can think of lots of reasons, but our time is short. Canada’s first Prime Minister was a legendary character in many ways. He was a prolific drinker, … Read More

Currie’s Corner 547 – August 24, 2017

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 547 – August 24, 2017  It has been an interesting week when it comes to Fake News, and NO, this is not a rant about Donald Trump. But in fact I was about to read a story about the Donald on the website of Esquire, and off to the right was a headline that was difficult to ignore. … Read More