July 21, 2014

Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed

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Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply to wring more money out of Enbridge. However, as with so much else in Canada, things are more complicated than they first seem.

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July 1, 2014

I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read about and seen, and all the people I've met. One thing I've come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I've studied, and how they've tied into many of the recent issues we've faced in Canada.

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June 14, 2014

After an enthusiastic introduction, the Downchild Blues Band are going to do a duelling harmonicas piece.

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June 7, 2014

If you have any suggestions, now would be the time to bring them up. This is Suggestion Blues by Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, featuring Sam Myers.

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May 31, 2014

David Bromberg seems to have definite ideas about what to do on a Saturday night.

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May 24, 2014

Because the world needs more blues harp. John Sebastian and Annie Raines are going to team up on an instrumental called Orange Dude Blues.

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May 21, 2014

In 2012, it seemed as though Alberta's long-running Progressive Conservative dynasty was finished. The Wildrose Alliance party, led by Danielle Smith, was set to form government.

Hence it was all the more shocking that the Wildrose lost the election.

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May 17, 2014

Let's see if I can get your toe tappin' for starters with I'm a Lowdown Viper by Those Delta Rhythm Kings.

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May 10, 2014

Chris Smither is an engaging songwriter and performer and I'm just going to turn the place over to him for the evening. This is Place In Line.

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May 3, 2014

Richie Sambora, Tommy Emmanuel and Laurence Juber got together for an enthusiastic unplugged performance of Baby What You Want Me To Do.

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