"We have had a bad bad summer and we thought things were over, and now, we were wrong," she says. "It's not over. It looks like summer's just begun. Because we've had some people who are really enjoying this beautiful weather, we will stay open on the stat holiday. So we're going to update our website and put an ad in the Leader Post and I've already changed the signage at Wascana Pool to reflect that we will be open on the 7th so that people can take advantage of this nice weather right up to the very end."
And, I would like to apologize for my use of the word "killjoy" in the headline of my previous post. Bev Hartnell was a lovely person and sounded utterly unlike a "killjoy." An extender-of-the-joy is more like it.
1. THE DE-KLEIN OF ALBERTA For the past half generation, Saskatchewan’s business leaders and right-wing pundits have campaigned to make Saskatchewan’s economy and politics more like Alberta’s. Gillian Steward says Saskatchewan should thank its lucky stars it didn’t, as Klein is totally discredited in his home province. (TorStar)
2. BYE BYE SATIRE The CRTC raps Radio Canada’s knuckles over a New Year’s Eve 2008 special that defined black people as primitives and criminals and talked about how easy it would be to shoot a black man in the White House because he’d stand out (Canadian Press). Next stop, Fox News …
3. YOU GOTTA GIVE THE PEOPLE SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ON A SUNDAY One good explanation why you can’t believe what you read and see from most news media outlets any more. (RedTory)
5. MAKE IT RAIN ON LABOUR DAY, EASTSIDERS! Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones (Google) has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CNNSI). In other news Montreal police have cancelled all leave and will deploy extra officers on Rue Ste. Catherines on the weekend of Sept. 20 (cfl.ca)
6. ALL COLIN, ALL THE TIME Colin Thatcher has made the front page of the Leader-Post and Star-Phoenix for the past four days and the cover of this week’s Maclean’s. So it’s interesting to note that the first and (outside of prairie dog’s writers’ meetings, anyway) only journalist to call bull$hit on Thatcher’s printed paranoid pity party, Murray Mandryk, (Leader-Post) has his commentary buried on the last page of today’s print edition.