Six In The Morning: R.I.P., Pete

6-in-the-morning1. REGINA MOVES AHEAD ON ITS EXPENSIVE NEW STADIUM Read about it at CJME, the Leader-Post and CBC. Dechene will have something up today, too. Oh, and of course you heard that Chad Novak disrupted the meeting and was removed by police? Dechene will have something to say about that, too.

2. REST IN PEACE, PETE SEEGER CBC has a fine obituary. You can read more about this very good man in The Guardian, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and the BBC.

3. UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT QUITS Yikes. Here’s some background in a column Gwynne Dyer wrote a while back that we didn’t publish because he writes more stuff than we can print.

4. SO  MUCH FOR “SUPPORT THE TROOPS” The Harper government faces protests from veterans over its plan to close several Veteran’s Affairs regional offices, including one in Saskatoon. Just be glad Harper doesn’t also take away the door-to-door mail delivery of these now-elderly Second World War veterans… oh wait.

5. MORE PROOF CANADA IS  RUN BY ASSHOLES The Harper government’s income splitting plan favours the rich; the National Council of Canadian Muslims demands an apology and filed a notice of libel after chief Harper spokesperson Jason MacDonald said the group has links to terrorism; and Canada’s privacy commissioner, Chantal Bernier, says our spy agencies need to be more accountable (and here’s some alarming background).

6. ABORTION DRUG CONTROVERSY ON DECK Useful drug may be approved, crackpots likely to object, film at 11.

BONUS: HEADLINE OF THE WEEK, AND IT’S ONLY TUESDAY “Man Fights Off Shark, Stitches Up Own Leg, Goes To The Pub”

VIDEO! Pete Seeger, or course.

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.

9 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: R.I.P., Pete”

  1. (3) I’ve been reading Gwynne Dyer’s columns, and watching his occasional documentaries, regularly since the first Gulf War, and this analysis is one reason why.
    Just one question, though: when other former Soviet states (e.g. the Baltics) negotiated with the EU, did they also demand compensation to make up for a trade cutoff by the Russians?

  2. Barb, the Baltics are in a very different situation trade-wise than Ukraine is. The Russian Federation is responsible for over a quarter of Ukraine’s trade. Latvia, as an example, only trades 9.5% of its trade turnover with Russia — less than the EU state of Germany (at 10.4%). Estonia and Lithuania account for 29.5% as well. Simply put, Russia never posed the kind of catastrophic economic danger to the Baltics that Ukraine is faced with.

  3. Thanks, Brad. That adds perspective. I’m guessing that the same kind of proportion applied to Armenia.

  4. Bonus… CoR just lets Sask tel set up Cell poles around town , willy nilly?

    2 cell towers/poles , that I’ve noticed, Right beside YQR schoolyards?


  5. [muttering] I was told there would be an update from Paul. Last time I did not receive an update and I was told that next time I would get one. And I said, I don’t care if they ban me either, because I told, I told Steve that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit commenting. And, and I told Rosie too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the blog on fire…

  6. Ron, I’m interested in what specific issue you have with cell towers. Is it a question of aesthetics or are you an EMF alarmist?

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