Posts Tagged ‘ Louis Riel Day ’

Two commemorations on same winter day in parts of Canada this year .. Louis Riel, the flag, and Justin P.J. Trudeau

Feb 15th, 2016 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Up here in the brrrrr … cold wilderness north of the Great Lakes, Monday, February 15, 2016 is a day when two commemorations coincide. Both have been written about in the past on this site. And in commemoration of both commemorations today, we are going to quickly review these past writings, and then end on [...]



Anti-petroleum, Justin Trudeau, Louis Riel, and First Quest for the Northwest

Feb 20th, 2015 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

You know you are living in strange times when you read headlines like “‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say.” Really? Our lives and property are at risk from an “anti-petroleum” movement? Is Franz Kafka working for the RCMP now? Will we soon have crimes like anti-petroleum activities? Will purchasing a Tesla [...]



Not everyone agrees with Happy Louis Riel Day 2011 across Canada, but …

Feb 21st, 2011 | By Citizen X | Category: Heritage Now

Today — the third Monday in February — is President’s Day (aka Washington’s Birthday) in the USA, Family Day in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, Islanders’ Day in Prince Edward Island, and Louis Riel Day in Manitoba. (And the BC Federation of Labour has recently renewed “its call to create a statutory holiday in February for [...]