Airline chaos continues!! Latest to experience utter mayhem is Sunwing.

Welcome to our continuing coverage of chaos at North America’s airlines and airports. Fresh off the heels of the meltdown at Southwest Airlines, the latest airline under the gun is the Canadian carrier Sunwing, which this week has had issues with passengers left stranded in Mexico! The big announcement today was that Sunwing was suspending…

Box office news: a big first two weeks for Avatar: The Way of Water

Here is a box office update for Boxing Day. I haven’t provided a movie update around here for a while, but I have been noticing the strong numbers so far for the much anticipated James Cameron flick Avatar: The Way of Water. Numbers for weekend number two at the box office have this flick raking…

Happy Football Day, I mean Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving, you Americans! I still have football on the brain after being at that big game here in Regina on Sunday. South of the border, it’s a busy day: Detroit loses again on Thanksgiving, this time to Buffalo 28-25; Dallas is home to the Giants right now; Tonight, Minnesota hosts New England. Of course,…

It’s USA midterm election night! Is the “red wave” happening?

I am sitting at home watching the coverage of USA midterm election night, and it’s pretty funny, because my reaction when I see all these political reporters reporting is to say “gee, I wish I could be a political reporter!” Which of course I am, but sometimes I forget that. Anyway, it is 8 p.m….

The U.K. is a gong show! Liz Truss quits as PM after 45 days!!

What a farce in the UK. Liz Truss, the final British Prime Minister to be appointed by the late Queen Elizabeth II, is now the first to hand in her resignation to King Charles III just 45 days into the job! Truss goes down as the shortest serving PM in British history and possibly the…

Bros is a flop, audiences get blamed. It figures.

Box office flop news to tell you about. The “groundbreaking” gay romantic comedy Bros got hammered at the turnstiles this weekend, opening to an absolutely awful $5 million. Its star and co-writer Billy Eichner promptly blamed straight people for this debacle, adding that “everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo” should go see the flick. So,…

Cat. 4 Hurricane Ian socks the Florida Gulf Coast

I am in the middle of a few things right now so I can’t concentrate on all the live coverage, but Cat. 4 Hurricane Ian has just socked the western Gulf coast of Florida and seems to be heavily impacting Fort Myers and Sarasota. Which was not expected, it was meant to miss those areas…

Not again!! Florida the target this time for Ian

Well, great. Just days after Fiona socked Atlantic Canada and washed away a bunch of houses in Newfoundland, we have another hurricane going. Ian. Now a major hurricane. And it is headed straight for the western Gulf coast portion of Florida and should impact in the next 24 hours or so. Latest update is here….

And now the weather: Fiona about to hit Nova Scotia

Wow, It’s not very often that we get hurricanes hitting Canada. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the next 24 hours with Fiona, which already did a number on Puerto Rico knocking out their power. The northern part of Nova Scotia appears set to get the brunt of it. What’s more, the much wider storm…

It’s official: Vladimir Putin is a madman

I don’t know about you, but I found Russian president Vladimir Putin’s threats in his big speech the other day to be really alarming. He was announcing the “partial” mobilization of another 300,000 troops from reserve in this ongoing fight with Ukraine, and says he will use “weapons of destruction” if Russia’s territorial integrity is…

The Queen’s funeral goes on Monday.

What a sad time it has been in the news world. You know, I already wrote a column in which I pointed out that I always associate this time of year with bad news, because it coincides with anniversaries for the Princess Diana crash and for 9/11. Well, I didn’t mean to be clairvoyant about…

Confused by the NFL broadcasts shuffling of chairs? You’re not alone.

Folks, hopefully you are enjoying watching Thursday Night Football which is on right now as we speak. Kansas City at home versus the LA Chargers. On Amazon Prime. (Aargh!!) This is Al Michaels’ first play by play assignment for Amazon Prime since leaving NBC Sunday Night Football following last season. Which reminds me: you need…

The Queen is dead

It’s the end of a glorious era, and quite a shock. No one expected this news today.

Major concerns about the Queen’s health

I was just jolted by a (false) text alert that Queen Elizabeth II might have died. It turned out to be a false alarm, but now there are major concerns about her health today and I am now glued to the BBC. Family members are gathering right as we speak at Balmoral. This is the…

Sad times in Saskatchewan

Folks, sorry to have been gone from the blog, but it has been tense times here in my homeland Saskatchewan. There was a mass stabbing incident in the northeast part of the province on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead. Then on Monday we learned that one of the suspects was found dead on James Smith…

Where were you 25 years ago?

For myself, on this evening I was at home, still living in London, Ontario, watching in shock the news reports about the crash in Paris involving Princess Diana.

The last word on Lisa LaFlamme’s ouster from CTV News

The TV news business and the whole nation was stunned Monday on word that Lisa LaFlamme was out as anchor of the CTV National News. Since then, the theories and speculation have swirled about the reasons behind it. I personally speculated about this departure pointing to larger issues behind the scenes over at CTV, and…

Toronto Indy weekend is the one thing I truly miss about Toronto

You know, there are few things I miss these days about my former life in Toronto, especially since so much of what I enjoyed about the place (stores, restaurants etc.) is available in Saskatchewan now. But there is one thing I do miss: the Toronto Indy. That was the highlight of the summer, and for…

WSOP Main Event final table is on down at Bally’s, Las Vegas

Tonight, I am following pretty intensely the happenings of the final table of the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event. The final table is expected to go down to four players tonight and then play to a winner tomorrow. Of course, this year’s WSOP has been known for a few things. Prime among the…

Bye bye, Boris Johnson. Yet another British PM goes down for the count!

I can honestly say that British politics has the Canadians all beat. Our big story has been Patrick Brown getting disqualified from the Conservative leadership race. Today British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went “hold my beer,” and announced his resignation as PM, after something like 59 resignations of MPs from his government. It really got…

Roe v. Wade falls, and all heck has broken loose in the USA!!

As expected, the conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court finally got their wish, as they threw out Roe v. Wade today, sending the question of abortion back to individual state legislatures to decide for themselves. Except, a lot of them have already decided — they are getting rid of abortion, period. The decision here. Not…

I guess Trudeau finally did something about the mess at the airports

Well, yesterday I was so fed up with all the chaos at the nation’s airports that I put up a big rant opinion piece calling on the Feds to do something about it. Today, the Feds obliged, and rendered by column out of date by suspending the vaccine mandates on domestic and international departures. I…