What Was Your Top Story Of 2011? A Barking Dogs Special Request

We’re putting together the obligatory year-in-review prairie dog, and I thought it’d be nice to have a Barking Dogs column with your comments about the news, arts and miscellaneous-category other stories you were most dazzled/shocked/horrified/outraged by over the last year.

So! What were your top stories of the last year? Best answers will go in the Dec. 29 Barking Dogs.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Barking Dogs is a new-ish column full of your Dog Blog comments. You can see the latest one on page five of the current dead-tree prairie dog. No, it’s not online. Publishing a column of already-online comments online would be stoopit.)

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.

18 thoughts on “What Was Your Top Story Of 2011? A Barking Dogs Special Request”

  1. Paul Dechene’s recent article on immunization was a dazzler, as well as an invaluable public service.

  2. It has to be our Modern Cutting Edge Metropolis Plaza on 12th between Lorne and Hamilton/Scarth! Subtitled “How not to satisfy anyone”. On-again, off-again, what-the-heck-is-happening? Take forever to finish it, change the plan every day, put up unused traffic lights and plastic-terracotta pots and orange doohickeys that break when snowplowed and slippery stone that won’t withstand traffic, and don’t forget the red light sabres (may the Sith be with you). Did we really pay someone from Toronto to plan this thing, to make it more dangerous than Victoria Park ever was?

  3. Story of the year?
    “Former provincial education broadcaster signs affiliate agreement with CityTV.”
    How big was this story?
    So big they even sent a press release to the prairie dog.

  4. The Novia offered the finest breakfast in town. You could not beat the food, or the price, $5.25. if memory serves.

  5. $5.25 till the bottom fell out. Fries/chips were deadly, burgers pure yum. Service lacked, but the club sandwich was pure. Plus, like, it had 93 years history behind it. Too bad it didn’t “brand” very well. There were about 100 people, mostly suits, in Green Spot this morning @ 9:22 a.m. Ppl don;t feel weird walking into Green Spot. They probably could have served better coffee, maybe Cinnamon buns. Anyway,

  6. Novia. Green Spot. I’m impressed. You are truly a man-about-town. Have you tried the Food Court at the Cornwall Centre?

  7. 5 dollar-5 taco Tuesday, sire… I’m also partial to the Sears cafeteria but I suffered partial-paralysis last time I ate at the A & W so I don’t go there no mo’.

  8. Yikes! Sorry to that, Talbot. But I’m curious. Was it Papa-paralysis, or Mama-paralysis?

  9. I can understand your unwillingness to return to the Food Court, but if you change your mind, I highly recommend Opa! The souvlaki is a bit pricey, certainly by Novia standards, but also very tasty.

  10. I’ll go with the recent story of some nutbar Dutch scientists, hacking the H1N1
    Virus to a point now it is the most lethal virus ever on the Planet.

    IE: if it gets out, none of us will survive.

    The US gov’t doesn’t want them to publish what they did in any scientific journal, and are discouraging any attempt for any other scientists to analyze this, and actually work with the Dutch to create an antidote.

    Yea US gov’t.

  11. I never read Makowsky’s penetrating study of amateur football in Saskatchewan, but I’m sure it was a game-changer.

  12. Re: “Makowsky’s penetrating study of amateur football in Saskatchewan.”

    Your tax dollars at work.

  13. I know many don’t agree with me, but I still literally think that Brad Wall is a bit of a performer whose real talent is speaking in cogent, easy-to-relate-to 140-character public statements. When he ‘praised’ Geno on this report as a valuable public service, thereby legitimizing his candidacy on more than simply Rider-related-popularity grounds, I nearly lost my oatmeal.

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