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.
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 [...]
Bob Hughes, former managing editor, sports columnist and publisher with the Regina Leader-Post, has filed his last column after getting busted for plagiarism.
His Blackness entered the Big House around noon local time today, and I don’t mean his mansion in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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.
Conrad gets a 6½-year prison sentence, a US$125,000 fine and must pay $6.1 million in restitution.
The portrait of Conrad Black painted in a defence document is distinctly at odds with the disgraced media tycoon’s public persona.
Saskatchewan and Winnipeg have both figured in some of my most nightmarish Grey Cup memories.
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:
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 [...]