All the playoff action in Canada in 2016 is not from the NHL teams

Welcome to April, traditionally a big time for playoff activity here in frozen Canada.  Unfortunately, the NHL won’t be providing any of it, because as of Wednesday night, all of Canada’s NHL teams are out of the playoffs. The last time this happened was 1970, and the only Canadian teams in the league that year…

Saskatchewan finally gets a fight commission, now will it get the UFC?

 The news from the other day is that the Saskatchewan government is finally legislating an athletics commission, with the commission expected to be up and running and able to accept applications by April. Rumors have been rampant for months about Saskatchewan as a possible locale for a UFC event, most likely at SaskTel Centre in…

Sun News Network closes, capping an epic bad week for the TV news biz

Early this morning Sun News Network ceased operations. A proposed sale of the channel fell through, and so that was that. Viewers who tune in the channel today are instead seeing a message that states the channel is no longer available. In truth, the conservative-leaning channel, home to Ezra Levant, Michael Coren, Brian Lilley etc.,…

RIP STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS, A CANADIAN LEGEND

Word came down tonight that Stompin’  Tom Connors – The Hockey Song, Bud the Spud, etc., — has died at age 77. Truly a Canadian musical and cultural icon. The story here.