Category: Columnists

Beware the cheap apology

Perhaps you heard the latest apology from Sean Spicer. The White House press secretary, was forced to make amends last week for his latest ‘woops’ moment when he was criticized for excusing Hitler. He is certainly not the only public…

The ultimate ‘Fakebook’ rant

When Facebook first blew past MySpace to dominate social media it was all the talk. A movie (The Social Network) was made about it. People piled on in droves. Early on, it seemed to be the new confessional for young…

You don’t own me

‘Knees together’ judge asleep at the wheel Spotting inequities between the sexes can be as simple as going to my neighbourhood gym and discovering the guys have a steam room and the gals do no. But here’s the thing: pores…

Canada once closed its borders to refugees

They were called cattle. But they were people. They were told that the likes of them weren’t welcome in Canada. But they wanted to come anyway. It was 1919, and after the First World War, Canada entered a period of…

Let’s skip the fat-shaming in 2017

Our societal obsession with body image may finally be taking a hit. Of course, it’s only a small dent, a harbinger of things to come, one can hope. Curvy Barbie was released in 2016. She could potentially save us from…

If Saskatchewan made New Year’s resolutions

In Saskatchewan, we love to tell and retell endearing and heart-warming stories. Like a recent one about a huge ice rink built by a Weyburn Dad. He got permission to extend the rink from his backyard into an adjacent city…

THE BIG APPLE: sampling the soul of NYC

A week in New York City is best done flat out. Go hard or go home! From an admittedly luxurious ‘base of operations’ at the Wyndham Midtown on 45th in Manhattan, with floor to ceiling corner windows, our party of…