Good For Them
Nice to see them make the playoffs this year. I couldn't be happier with the playoff line up. Canada, the two Asian teams and Switzerland, which means I get at least one more chance to check out their smoking hottie third.
But like the Fort Garry Hotel (1913), Union Station was built in an age when it was still believed that we honor the past by building greater and greater. We do more than be born at Upper Fort Garry; we grow up around it. [emphasis added]
In the past two months, Gordon Sinclair Jr. of the Free Press has written 13 columns about Upper Fort Garry, including FIVE in the past week alone. At what point does the Freep start charging the Friends of Upper Fort Garry for all this free advertising?
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At this point, I’m ready to write the Friends off altogether. Their stubborn insistence on building an unnecessary interpretive centre — a place that would be largely empty except for occasional visits from reluctant school children — is completely baffling to me. I’m tired of their plan, their ads, their misplaced moral indignation and all their deceptive spin. With all due respect to the “leaders” of our community: keep your money and piss off.
The Chinese players let out yelps of excitement, and one of them even tossed her broom in the air. That gesture didn't set well with members of the Jones foursome, which suffered its first loss of the tournament.
"I don't think the broom was necessary," said Canadian third Cathy Overton-Clapham. "But they were quite excited to sweep the rock to win the game, so..."
Canadian second Jill Officer said the Chinese reaction caught her off-guard.
"I was a little bit surprised, to be honest," said Officer. "I felt like I had just lost a final.
Does this mean that Greens leader Elizabeth May should be guaranteed a spot in the televised leaders' debates in the next election?
March 14, 2008
To: Members of Executive Council
From: K. Brent Pooles
As the 2008 Annual General Meeting is quickly approaching, I am
writing to inform you that I have decided not to seek re-election as
President of our Party.
As many of you are aware, my business has been growing rapidly, to
such an extent that I am out of the Province at least twice a month. As
a consequence, I believe it is in the best interest of my family, our
business and our Party, that I not seek re-election.
I have enjoyed my years as President, and we all can look back over
the past few years with satisfaction of a job well done, on many fronts.
• Elimination of our Party’s debt
• Successful Leadership contest, under the one member – one
• A successful fundraising and expense/ model used in the last
• A new direct mail program
• A new CEO for our Party
• A professional business model for Board meetings
These successes could not have been accomplished without our
dedicated team of MLAs, Party Headquarters, and our countless
number of volunteers, throughout Manitoba.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Party.
As we move forward, I am excited about the future.
Our Leader, Hugh McFadyen, is assembling a dedicated team of
MLAs, candidates and party supporters. We are also attracting new
people, who have not been involved in the political process, but want
more for Manitoba.
Friends, we have the Leader and we have the Team to lead us into
It has been a pleasure to have served.
It has been an honour to have served.
I have been actively involved with finding a successor.
See you on the hustings!
Finally, if I were another opposition party and my goals included keeping the Liberals on the wrong foot, I might decide that whatever they finally get up the gumption to vote for, I might want my caucus to vote against. This would be cruel. Therefore the Liberals will not plan for it.
Drivers in British Columbia put on the fewest kilometres on their vehicles [in summer of 2007], at 3,340 kilometres per car and truck.
Manitobans owned the roads last summer, driving more kilometres on average than Canadians in any other province, according to Statistics Canada.
In a report released today, StatsCan said Manitobans were the heaviest users of cars and light trucks in Canada, driving an average of 5,385 kilometres per vehicle last July through September.
But not to worry people. 531 hybrids will make an "amazing" difference and offset the increased fuel consumption the 110kph speed limit is sure to gobble up.