PostArctica: Dan Bern In Montreal

Had the great pleasure of attending a Dan Bern concert Sunday afternoon at a bar downtown. It was a small back room venue with excellent sound, perfect for this type of performance – one singer with a guitar and harmonica. From wiki “Dan Bern (also known as Bernstein) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist ...

The Canadian Progressive: 10 Members of President’s Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders resign in protest of President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies

Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders just resigned in protest of President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and animosity towards person of colour in the United States. The post 10 Members of President’s Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders resign in protest of President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies appeared first ...

PostArctica: A Symphony of Ice with Beaver Update

It was pretty cold out there today and a huge sheet of ice was breaking up and floating down the river when I got there. You can hear it as the individual pieces clang against each, especially the moving ones banging against the more solid ice close to shore. (and light backgrounds do highlight the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Bad news for Canada as Donald Trump announces withdrawal from TPP deal on day one of presidency

In an infomercial-style video released Monday, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed that he’ll withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement as soon as he assumes office in January. Trump’s “America First” approach means Canada is unlikely to benefit from the inevitable renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The post Bad news for Canada ...

The Canadian Progressive: Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO]

Addressing Americans for the first time since her defeat to Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton said she hoped Trump “will be a successful president for all Americans.” The post Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Things Are Good: Watch Before the Flood Right Now

When I started this website about good news I never thought I would be mentioning Leonardo DiCaprio, but here we are. The award winning actor teamed up with Fisher Stevens to create a really good documentary about the state of climate change. The documentary weaves together the historical context we find ourselves in and how ...

PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

So, around 1972 the Stones were overdue to put out some kind of a lousy album, the 60’s were gone,  law of averages, times changing,  etc, etc, and they go and make one of the most raw bridge the road between rock and punk with everything American tossed in and you get yet another masterpiece, ...

The Canadian Progressive: New Council of Canadians video seeks to spark public debate on CETA [VIDEO]

A new video from the Council of Canadians seeks to start an enlightened public conversation on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. The post New Council of Canadians video seeks to spark public debate on CETA [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All” [VIDEO]

Prominent Canadian journalist Naomi Klein told Al Jazeera this week that she doesn’t trust US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on climate change. The post Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All” [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Larry Hubich's Blog: The Sask Party is just not listening

Visit:  www.notlistening.ca

Larry Hubich's Blog: The Sask Party is just not listening

Visit:  www.notlistening.ca

Larry Hubich's Blog: The Sask Party is just not listening

Visit:  www.notlistening.ca

Larry Hubich's Blog: The owner of Best Western 7 Oaks Hotel in Regina assaults peaceful picketers

Support workers at Best Western Seven OaksTell the owner of Best Western Seven Oaks in Regina to stop bullying workers and get back to the bargaining table. Watch the video below and send a message now at www.ufcw.ca/bestwestern (UFCW Canada Local 1400)Posted by UFCW Canada on Friday, February 26, 2016

Larry Hubich's Blog: The owner of Best Western 7 Oaks Hotel in Regina assaults peaceful picketers

Support workers at Best Western Seven OaksTell the owner of Best Western Seven Oaks in Regina to stop bullying workers and get back to the bargaining table. Watch the video below and send a message now at www.ufcw.ca/bestwestern (UFCW Canada Local 1400)Posted by UFCW Canada on Friday, February 26, 2016

Larry Hubich's Blog: The owner of Best Western 7 Oaks Hotel in Regina assaults peaceful picketers

Support workers at Best Western Seven OaksTell the owner of Best Western Seven Oaks in Regina to stop bullying workers and get back to the bargaining table. Watch the video below and send a message now at www.ufcw.ca/bestwestern (UFCW Canada Local 1400)Posted by UFCW Canada on Friday, February 26, 2016

PostArctica: Calabash Beats – Jam Report #9

Friday night was the first edition of The Jam at Cafe Kali for 2016. And if anyone was worried that the Jam may have lost its incredible pre-holiday momentum, let me reassure you that this thing is now rolling strong again! Attendance was good and the kitchen was busy. Great to see familiar faces coming ...

PostArctica: Fire Victim Benefit Concert

Was at the Fundraising concert at the Crowley Arts Centre today. Stayed for the first 5 acts, all of whom were very good. Hopefully this event will raise some money for those who were forced into homelessness by a Christmas night fire. Verdun’s all time greatest band, The Balconvillains, opened. Dean, Richard, Tony and Bruce ...

PostArctica: Mandolins and Traditions – Jam Report #7

Another great night at the Jam! I would like to mention the importance of community, that feeling of belonging to some kind of evolving open cohabitation in the ‘hood, up the street, around the corner or in the lanes. People come to the Jam from all over town, that’s Verdun these days – a community ...

PostArctica: Special Event – Jam Report #5

Overflowing house Friday night as a bunch of things were happening as well as the Jam. Politicians came by, lots of artists were networking, Rocky Mt Lo led a ribbon weave art workshop for kids in the basement, poetry readings, and, of course, some great music! Wally Dae and Daniel Ranger getting it all going. ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan

Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan

Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan

PostArctica: Magic – The JAM report #4

Lots of new faces at the Jam last night and many new connections were made, ideas shared, and, of course, some great music! First time Jammers Craig Girardin, Marie Andree Joly and her daughter (whose name I forgot to write down 🙁 ) brought a delightful energy to the room with some cool rhythms and ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: John Oliver Rants Against Paris Attackers: “Fuck These Assholes”

Comedian John Oliver has the perfect response to the Islamic State-linked terrorists who carried out last Friday’s barbaric attack in Paris, France, killing 129 people. The post John Oliver Rants Against Paris Attackers: “Fuck These Assholes” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.