The new Prairie Dog is out and as usual it’s packed with awesome stuff! Highlights: Paul Dechene’s report on the approval of a parking lot at the former site of 1755 Hamilton St. is a must-read about one of the most despicable decisions I’ve ever seen out of City Hall; James Brotheridge’s feature on the band July Talk feature is a great interview with a really great up-and-coming Canadian group that you should go see when they play the Exchange; Carle Steel has a terrific interview with a retirement-bound Costa Maragos; Gwynne Dyer has a mandatory piece on the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion (spoiler alert: it was lethally stupid) and  John Cameron has a decent re-cap of the University Council meeting earlier this month. Oh, and Shane the movie listings guy finally gets his own regular column, amusingly called Hnetflix.

Here’s a photo of the new Prairie Dog to prove that it, unlike bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Saskatchewan’s balanced budget, actually does exist. It’s real! REEEEEEAL!

New Dog (march 21)

What else is in this issue? Lots of news briefs, some good letters to the editor, the latest* from Shuster award winning cartoonist Dakota McFadzean and Dan MacRae’s world-famous sports column Aw NHL Naw, plus News Quirks*, Top 6 columns*, some film reviews, Barking Dogs* and Queen City Confidential. And probably seven or eight things I forgot to mention.

Prairie Dog: it’s a good little paper and there’s nothing else like it in Regina! You should read it! It’s free!

*Print only! Ha!

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.

4 thoughts on “New Dog! (UPDATED WITH LINKS)”

  1. I picked up a hard copy before I saw that the online version was up and running. My comment re: the new format is in the appropriate place. What I’d like to say right now is that there’s been a new free publication on the streets of Regina for some little time, although I only discovered it today. It’s called “City Slicker”, and is the usual glossy “lifestyle” mag. The fact that Mr. Whitworth hasn’t had a meltdown about it is, I think, progress.

  2. City Slicker has decent design and photography though the writing seems bland (and Johnny Slatukin’s Pat Fiacco interview was a singularly brainless, ingratiating embarrassment). But as a square-bound magazine that comes out, I think, six times a year, it’s not trespassing on our turf. I have no meltdowns for it at the moment. Maybe another time!

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