It was a special kind of morning. I go through the Tim Hortons drive-through every morning on my way to take my son to school.
Let me preface this rather long and nerdy post by saying I have rarely had a more head-explodingly frustrating experience with any government in my 15 years of journalism. To illustrate my feelings, please enjoy the short animated GIF at the end of this blog.
First things first - let me be clear that nothing that follows is in any way April Fool's-related. April 1 has to be one of my least favourite days of the year.
Just so we're clear, Plan 5 has nothing to with the 1959 movie.
It's the question that I get asked virtually every time I am out in public: "How's the Free Press doing?"
Since the deep freeze hit in December, North Americans from coast to coast to coast to coast are heading outdoors in the name of science.
Well, it's more than that - the cool factor of the hot water vs. cold air experiment is really high.
If you're unfamiliar with this concept, it's really simple. When the temperature drops to below 30 degrees Celsius (the colder the better) boil some water, put it in a cup, go outside, and toss the water out of the cup and into the air as vigorously as possible.
Grave. Serious. Vulgar. Horrific.
House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer is mulling over a point of privilege calling on him to let the House of Commons decide whether Manitoba MPs Shelly Glover and James Bezan should be allowed to sit and vote in the House until their dispute with Elections Canada over their 2011 election expenses is settled.
I couldn't believe it when I woke up yesterday morning to a stack of emails about an alleged serial killer. For years, there has been rampant speculation about a serial killer in Winnipeg. What has been a highly sensitive issue for policing -- in the constant roller-coaster of First Nation/policing relations -- had shown up at the forefront, at last.
This blog is titled Manitoba Parks: A(sessippi) to Z(ed) Lake. I travelled to Zed Lake early on in the journey, but after visits to 75 provincial parks I still had not been to the “A” park from the title, Asessippi Provincial Park. That all changed the weekend before Christmas, when my odyssey to visit all of Manitoba's road-accessible provincial parks came to an end with a trip to Asessippi.
LOS ANGELES - All quiet on the Western front.