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Skippy’s Chokecherries – Don’t send Justin out without a leash next time

They say you know you’re old if…
You and your teeth don’t sleep together;
Your try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren’t wearing any;
Your back goes out but you stay home;
When you’re on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does;
Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr.;
Getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot;
The twinkle in your eye is only a reflection from the sun on your bifocals;
It takes twice as long to look half as good;
Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work;
You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don’t even remember being on top of it.
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You also know you’re getting old if you think the Prime Minister should be acting with a little more class, as befits the highest elected office in the land.
Does anybody else out there think Canadian voters should get a do-over on the last federal election, now that we know how badly we messed up? After all, golfers can take a mulligan if they make a mistake and blow a shot.
Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India is just the latest in a string of really bad decisions made by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) since he came to power. His obsession with legalizing cannabis by this summer, even if the provinces and municipalities are totally unprepared for it, is one example of his poor judgment.
That wasn’t the worst one, of course. I didn’t think Trudeau could top the $10.5 million Omar Khadr payout, but he somehow managed to make Canada into an international laughingstock with his daily costume changes and dinner invitation to a convicted terrorist.
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Is it March yet?
The folks who work at Martensville City Hall have been looking forward to this month ever since their workplace flooded out last October. The big move out of the cavernous former grocery store that’s been their office space for the past four and a half months, and back into the actual city hall, is supposed to take place at the end of March.
It’s been an interesting experience for them, and not one they’d care to repeat anytime soon. Especially having to haul out, freeze, and then dry out, individually, all those boxes and boxes of paper files that built up over many decades.
Years from now, of course, they’ll look back fondly on these days and laugh. Yeah, right. Maybe.
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Snow clearing has been a non-issue so far this winter in most communities (outside Saskatoon, of course). Kudos to the public works guys and gals out there every day. Same goes for the highways personnel. Clear roads are something we all appreciate. Hopefully the snow this spring is modest.
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Sometimes little snippets are overhead in the Gazette newsroom, like:
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Reporter: Which photo submitted from the kids hockey game should we use?
Editor: Let’s go with the one that’s in focus.
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Reporter: Today is National Punctuation Day.
Editor: I’ll be sure to cleanse my colon.
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Editor: I have a piece of mail for you on my desk.
Reporter: Is it ticking?

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