Saskatchewan author Guy Vanderhaeghe had a character by the name of Wesley Case come up with this quote in A GOOD MAN, published in the fall of 2011 but first brought to our attention earlier this year: “Can anyone really know himself? Father used to say every man is three people. You are the person you think you are, the person other people think you are, and the person you really are. On the other hand, I remember what my old professor of Greek, Sutherland, once said, that the ancient Hellenes believed that in the mists of time the gods had split us in two, and that our lives are nothing but a search for the missing half that will make us whole. How I want to believe that.”
A GOOD MAN by Guy Vanderhaeghe is his follow up novel to THE ENGLISHMAN’S BOY (1996) and THE LAST CROSSING ( 2002).
In the December 28th, 2012 edition of the Battlefords Regional Optomist, Bruce Penton re-printed this one from R.J. Currie of sportsdeke.com: ” Word out of Winnipeg is the Bombers’ new stadium won’t be completed this season. Same goes for most of Buck Pierce’s passes.” ( Our comment — Bucky is a tough, head strong quarterback who sometimes lets his gusto out think his common sense, hence his sequences of broken bones, torn muscles, head bumps and ankle twists.
Ali Hancharyk of Winnipeg was quoted by metronews.ca as predicting that 2013 would see “popular music deteriorate to the point of solely consisting of just beeping noises and laser sounds.” ( see map)
Also from metronews.ca, we get this from Canadian popstress Carly Rae Jepsen on her approach to makeup: ” For a press event, I need one hour for my hair and makeup. But if it is just for me, I literally need ten minutes. My grooming process has become shorter and shorter in my off-days. I like getting glammed up for the red carpet, but then being able to wear no makeup and be in flannel for a camping weekend.”
Earlier this year, the government of Canada announced it had revamped the government website that relays travel information to Canadian citizens. Canada’s junior foreign affairs minister for The Americas is Diane Ablonczy, and she told The Canadian Press that the site is a one-stop service for Canadian travellers who make about 59 million trips to other countries every year. Christopher Day of Expedia Canada, the company involved in the revamped website, was quoted by The Canadian Press as saying, ” It doesn’t look like a government site. It looks like a great site.” The site can be found at travel.gc.ca
And, in a postcard sent our way earlier this month, Janelle Wishlow Ford of Saskatchewan had this to write about being in Copenhagen, Denmark. We quote: ” Reminds me of Stockholm but less posh, more bikes and cheaper. Plus, it has the Lego store, and it is awesome. Stuff is way cooler than it was when I was a kid.” (see video)
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