Archive for January, 2005

Off runs, in danger

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

The weekend avalanche in St. Anton, Austria, that struck four Calgarians, killing Linda Putnam, Hugh Hincks and Helen Hincks, comes amid a problematic ski season in the European Alps. Not too much snow, as the large slide would suggest, but too little. The winter snowpack, which normally builds up, consolidates and gradually forms a foundation [...]

The Liberal donor list is an unusual one

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Perhaps Justice Gomery should be thrown out for speaking his mind on Liberal mismanagement — heaven forbid more details of the Liberals’ usual operation come out. Even if Gomery goes, there’ll still be people like Edmonton Web-logger Victor Marciano. Marciano ( has pored over Elections Canada data and found the federal Liberals have some unusual [...]

Iraqis had plenty of practice

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

So, the Iraqis had an election. This will enrage the terrorists and dismay Iraq’s dictatorial neighbours. And it confounds the many western commentators who claimed Iraqis–perhaps all Muslims—weren’t ready for democracy because their culture lacked democratic traditions. Sunday’s positive news and the enthusiasm and courage Iraqis displayed in the previous days, despite the terrorists’ barbarism, [...]