Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Death of an authentic Saskatchewan voice

Regina Leader-Post colleague Ron Petrie died recently of cancer at age 52. We were friendly colleagues, but not friends. However, I will remember him as a real Saskatchewanian who gently and hilariously reflected the province’s quirks, foibles and endearing qualities back to itself.

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Thu, February 23 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Death of an authentic Saskatchewan voice

My one Ron Lancaster story

In 1993, I was working at the Regina Leader-Post newspaper — one of two Edmonton Eskimos fans in the newsroom. The Esks were coached at the time by Ron Lancaster, who died of lung cancer yesterday at age 69. My mighty Esks got off to a slow start, slow enough to make me muse darkly […]

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Fri, September 19 2008 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off on My one Ron Lancaster story

A former boss disgraced over plagiarism incident

Bob Hughes, former managing editor, sports columnist and publisher with the Regina Leader-Post, has filed his last column after getting busted for plagiarism.

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Thu, May 22 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A former boss disgraced over plagiarism incident

See you in late 2013, Conrad

His Blackness entered the Big House around noon local time today, and I don’t mean his mansion in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Mon, March 3 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on See you in late 2013, Conrad

David Radler: The hidden humanitarian within

He may appear like a rough, tough, bottom-line-obsessed businessman who shut down the escalators at the Chicago Sun-Times to save a few bucks, but those who cling to that, that … caricature don’t know the real David Radler.

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Thu, December 13 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on David Radler: The hidden humanitarian within

6-plus years; US$125,000; US$6.1 million

Conrad gets a 6½-year prison sentence, a US$125,000 fine and must pay $6.1 million in restitution.

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Mon, December 10 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on 6-plus years; US$125,000; US$6.1 million

Conrad, we hardly knew ye

The portrait of Conrad Black painted in a defence document is distinctly at odds with the disgraced media tycoon’s public persona.

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Thu, November 29 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad, we hardly knew ye

Grey Cup traumas past

Saskatchewan and Winnipeg have both figured in some of my most nightmarish Grey Cup memories.

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Mon, November 26 2007 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off on Grey Cup traumas past

‘What happened in the LP newsroom this AM’

I got a missive from one of my old colleagues in at the Regina Leader-Post about the reaction there to the fate of one now-disgraced, ex-Canadian, Darwinian capitalist:

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Fri, July 13 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘What happened in the LP newsroom this AM’

Busted flat in Phnom Penh

The following is a lengthy post about a rather hard-luck period in my life starting a decade ago. There are 10 parts: Prologue; Phnom Penh; The Cambodia Daily; Spinal Meltdown; Travelling home; Rehab, recovery and relapse (x2); Getting back to work; Here’s where it gets unbelievable; Real disaster strikes; Final thoughts, observations. Comments and questions are […]

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Sat, July 8 2006 » Main Page, Media, Minutiae » 16 Comments