Daily Aggregation: Imagine Hearing For The First Time

daily-aggregation-21. A FIRE, A MURDER, AND TWO MISSING ABORIGINAL WOMEN CJME has the story.

2. LOGIC LESSON Real Renewal’s Trish Elliott wrote an excellent rebuttal to the Leader-Post’s annoying, pro-school closure editorial. Read it.

3. STEPHEN HARPER BRINGS DYSFUNCTIONAL U.S.-STYLE LEGISLATING TO CANADA The liberals say the Harper government once again shoveled unrelated crap into a budget bill. It’s a short article, and the Tory maneuver doesn’t sound too evil this time, but still. It just looks goddamn sneaky and they’ve gotta knock it off.

4. THIS IS WHAT A ROLE MODEL LOOKS LIKE Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield is in town today. No offence to soldiers, police officers and business people, but if I had kids I’d encourage them to look up to astronauts.

5. NOVA SCOTIA GETS RID OF STUDENT LOAN INTEREST Read about that here. Tuition is still way too high everywhere. Punishing citizens for getting an advanced education is terrible public policy. University tuition in Canada used to be far affordable, until the mid-90s.  It can be more affordable again.

6. FIGHTING FOR LGBT RIGHTS IN CHINA Xian Xiohan sues Hunan province for refusing to register his non-profit gay rights organization. From the BBC story: “In a written reply to him, the local government said homosexuality had no place in Chinese traditional culture and “the building of spiritual civilization” — a catchphrase in modern China for what many believe is the party’s indoctrination.” Xiohan is 19. Rock on, Xian!

7.CLIMATE CHANGE IS SINKING AN AREA OF BANGLADESH Too bad for people living there I guess.

8. A DEAF WOMAN HEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL You have to read this and watch the video. And the first song she heard? Perfect.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

7 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: Imagine Hearing For The First Time”

  1. Links inserted, blog post updated and one item I forgot to put in has been added.

  2. 2. I,( mostly via PD ), have infiltrated the L-P too often …NO pay.. NO read. They apparently don’t have enough ads on their website to cover costs..

  3. Well Ron, I’m glad you’re honest and not just opening the link in an incognito window in Google Chrome. No one should get around paywalls by doing that. It’s WRONG.

  4. Slightly off topic: the Winnipeg Free Press doesn’t have a paywall. Yet.

    Nicely done, Stephen.

  5. My grandpa went to Connaught during the war years (WWI) and beyond, so it sucks for me to see it go, but I guess that’s an “emotional argument”.” Now I live within spitting distance of Lakeview, so it’s good to see that one restored, but it doesn’t hold the same significance yet. At any rate, multi-floor schools are cool for kids; I the replacement school has multiple floors. I went to a single-floor school in south Regina and while I enjoyed it enuf, I always wish i”d been sent to McVeety instead.

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