Tag Archives: Winnipeg

For Father’s Day: lessons I learned from my Dad

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 13 years since my Dad died – he’s still such a big presence in my life. I think of him often and remember things he taught me that I use personally and professionally … Continue reading

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Of Winnipeg and ice

The ‘Slurpee capital of the world’ has a frosty new title. According to a story in today’s Globe and Mail, Winnipeg’s River Trail outdoor skating rink, now sliding across both the Red and Assiniboine rivers, is longer (by distance) than … Continue reading

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A disconnect can be a good thing

I recently came back from visiting my Mom in Winnipeg. She still lives in the same house I grew up in, and being there is a bit of a time warp. What I mean is for five days I didn’t … Continue reading

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Socials

Where I come from (Winnipeg) and in other western cities, there’s a party tradition we call ‘socials’. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re essentially a pre-nuptials bash and work like this: an engaged couple has the right to purchase … Continue reading

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My Air Canada mobile e-boarding pass

…was unscanable at security and the gate. But they gave me the benefit of the doubt and let me through both times. I kind of wish they hadn’t. (Posted from my BB post-flight.)

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A Winnipeg intersection

Portage and Main? River and Osborne? Vaughan and Graham? In the past few days I’ve had a couple of close encounters of the Winnipeg kind with the city of my birth. It started Thursday evening at the Bachman Cummings concert. … Continue reading

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(Not) leavin’ on a jet plane

If you’ve been to New York recently and happened to be flying out via LaGuardia, you’ve probably experienced a delay. Occasionally it’s short, often it can stretch in to a couple of hours or more. And an advance call to … Continue reading

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Truly understanding your market

I didn’t realize Winnipeg had earned the dubious distinction of being the ‘car-theft capital of Canada’. (I did know that during especially cold spells, people left their cars running and other people ‘borrowed’ them to avoid freezing.) But I guess … Continue reading

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From the outside looking in

Sometimes it feels like Canada is decidedly second tier. By that I mean there are often cool new products launched in the U.S. that aren’t readily available on our side of the border. We hear about them, read about them, … Continue reading

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A passage of rites

When I was a kid in Winnipeg and my family went out for a drive, the radio was tuned to CBW, which I found a bit dry and dull (hey, there was no music, no Edison Lighthouse). But even at … Continue reading

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