May 25, 2015


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Telling Tales Out of School

Double the debates

We’ve now got two all-candidates meetings lined up for the Winnipeg School Division Ward 1 byelection.

Whoops, I should maybe be calling them town halls, since not all candidates may show up.

Thursday evening the Family Advocates for Special Needs Students in the Winnipeg School Division (the former Ellen Douglass Parent Association) will host the candidates at 7 p.m. at Grant Park High School. This one is specifically about special needs education.

A wide-open town hall goes Monday at 7 p.m. at Churchill High School.

No word on any town halls for the Ward 2 byelection in Louis Riel School Division.

Meanwhile, one political activist complained to me that voters are saying they don’t know anything about the byelection candidates running Nov. 26.

They would if they looked elsewhere on our website home page under the Spotlight heading and clicked on Winnipeg Byelections, where there is information galore, oodles of stuff about who these people are and why they’re running, along with links to their websites, Facebook pages, and blogs.

Meanwhile, I’m in an especially sunny mood today, even by my standards of exuberant cheerfulness, with word that Murdoch Mysteries will be moving to the CBC for a sixth season next year.

We’re watching the fourth season on City and eagerly awaiting the fifth, and it will be grand to finally watch this brilliant Canadian series about an 1890s Toronto police detective in sequence, on the same night each week. The fourth season, like the previous three, we watch an episode here and an episode there, relying on the episode guide to know where each fits and how many we still have to go. Although we get the local City station and the Toronto City HD station, and the show is on some bizarre channel that comes in on 888, it seems to be on a different night each week and sometimes not on at all, with episodes shown out of sequence and episodes from previous seasons interspersed regularly, so that it’s an adventure when we sit down with 10 episodes taped and watch the first minute or two, hoping to find a couple of new ones.

Harumph.

And huzzah.

Now, CBC, just don’t go and cancel it as you’ve done with other superb Canadian programs such as Intelligence and The Border.

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