Wednesday October 22, 2014




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    By Brian Zinchuk
    Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News, Saskatchewan's petroleum monthly newspaper, based in Estevan. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in North Battleford, the last five working as the city hall, courts and cops reporter for the Battlefords News-Optimist. Zinchuk has been writing a weekly opinion column since 1992, and has been named Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association Columnist of the Year three times in recent years.

Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the … bale

This past weekend, as I filled up my Ford Expedition at Preeceville’s Midtown Service, the local...

We had an aircraft carrier, once, but no more

My mom gave me a book the other day, one rescued from the dustbin for which it was destined. A...

New Brunswick voters made the wrong choice

I can’t say I know a lot about New Brunswick politics. But it is my understanding the big issue in...

More Fitbit than tricorder, but here’s hoping for version 2

We were wandering through WalMart the other day when something caught my eye. There, on an ever-...

Keeping up the family tradition

The other day, just before going to bed, our 10-year-old daughter Katrina came into my office....

How fast can you build one of those things?

If I were the leader of pretty much any European nation right now that depends on Russia to keep...

Archeology in our son's toy box

It was late, late at night. My wife had long since gone to bed. Yet here I was, conducting what I...


Manitoba: No shoulders, bugs, and taxi distress signals

In the past two years we’ve been spending significantly more time in Manitoba. This coincides ...

Chicken comes from stores, didn’t you know?

Well, thank goodness. Common sense has prevailed in the realm of Endeavour, Sask. As CBC...

Double dumbass on you

In the 1986 movie Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home, Captain Kirk and his crew are transported back in...

What about all the other wrecks?

As I write this, the Costa Concordia has been refloated and should be on its way to Genoa for...

Pave paradise and put up a parking lot

I hate parking in Regina. It makes my blood boil. For a guy with a heart condition, who...

The Conservatives have bought squat

When the federal Conservative government first took power eight years ago, there were high hopes...

We should be good for 1,000 years

I have absolutely zero faith when the powers that be say “this is a one-in-50 year rain event” or...

Anti-spam legislation is a bit overboard

If you haven’t noticed the flood of emails in recent weeks asking for your consent, you...

I would invest in rail cars

Watching the reaction to the federal government’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, one...

When did dogs become so precious?

When my grandparents were still with us, there was always a bucket under the kitchen sink. This was ...

They’re going to need more surveillance bushes

I was on my way to Regina, when one of those weird coincidences in life occurred. John Gormley...

Rollin', rollin', rollin,' keep them dogies rollin’, Rawhide! 

There are a couple restaurants in southeast Saskatchewan that are what one would call destination...



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