What it says up there! From now until May 1, you can vote for your favourite candidates in 80categories including Best Restaurant, Best Pizza, Best Server and of course the ever-popular Best Place For A Wicked Bender. Everything’s multiple choice, based on your nominations from the last round of voting. Multiple choice = so easy!
HEY! The Best Of Food 2014 nomination round, a.k.a. B.O.F. round one, closes Monday at 5:00 p.m., SHARP! That means you’re running out of time to nominate your favourite local restaurants, meals, pubs, industry people and miscellaneous other delightful food-related things!
And you SHOULD nominate delightful food-related things! Because you LIKE food, right? You support local businesses, right?Of course you do! So go here and type in the names of these places, food people and meals you adore!
You don’t have to fill the whole form out, but if you could hit at least 20 or 30 categories, that’d be great!
The top nominees will go on the multiple choice final ballot, which goes live Thursday. If your favourite place isn’t nominated, it obviously won’t be on the ballot! So make sure it is! Nominate it! Tell your friends to nominate it! Force your family to nominate it! Make the whole world nominate it!
Hello, fellow food fans! Best of Food’s first-ever nomination round is open and Prairie Dog needs you to vote for your favourite Regina restaurants, menu items, places to drink and food industry people. Between three and five of the top vote-getters in every category will go on to the final round, so if you like a place, support it!
Everyone needs to see last night’s news report by Global Calgary about that city’s developers plotting to buy influence with (actually, total control of) City Hall. Really, the only thing surprising about this is that it was caught on tape, because meetings like this, where wealthy and well-organized individuals discuss controlling democratic institutions, surely occur all the time.
The question for Reginans: is this happening here? Well, I can’t think of a significant instance since Dechene started covering City Hall where our council voted against the interests of property owners and developers. In fact, our city council’s collective position seems to be that property owner and developer interests ARE Regina’s interests. This is of course nonsense. Sometimes they are and sometimes they certainly are not.
I do know that a lot of really good people are no longer with our City’s civil service–people like Bob Bjerke, suspiciously fired in 2011, who enforced city policies rather than signing off on whatever developers wanted, when they wanted it, whether it benefited the city or not.
Maybe it’s time for Regina’s amateur secret agents to shoot some video of our business community’s closed-door meetings.