Archive for May 2008

Julie Couillard reminds us why Canada needs Quebec

May 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

UPDATED MAY 28. People sometimes ask why Quebec is so important for Canada’s past, present, and future. And every now and then someone like Julie Couillard – who, she has just stressed on TV, is “definitely not a bikers’ chick” – comes along to make the answer clear. Until her dynamic intervention on the evening […]

News from West Virginia

May 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

Who of the ages Hillary Clinton most attracts can forget the intoxicating John Denver refrain: “Country roads, take me home / To the place I belong / West Virginia, mountain momma / Take me home, country roads”? On the evening of Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in any case, the vote soon enough came in. And […]

BlackBerry pioneer says global village wants Canadian voice .. but is it true?

May 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Countries of the World

In the midst of the manufacturing blues, and the rise of the new petro resource dynamism in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and even Newfoundland, Jim Balsillie’s Research In Motion, inventor of the amazing BlackBerry, is one thing that says Southern Ontario still has an interesting future. So when Mr. Balsillie tells the Canadian Press annual dinner that “Canadians […]

A Canadian journey west : how Ricky brought Anguish from Ontario to Alberta

May 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Crime Stories

We know for certain that 44-year-old Richard James Anguish’s life came to a sudden end on the afternoon of Thursday, April 24, 2008, when his grey Pontiac G6 crashed into an oncoming semi-trailer on the Trans Canada Highway just east of Calgary, Alberta. A few hours later police also discovered the body of his 45-year-old […]