Friday, April 29, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, April 29, 2011.

Almost didn't get this one in today.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 131.9 cents a litre at most locations. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just In Case You Forgot.

Since we've got an election going on here in Canada you may have forgotten.  So here's a reminder.  Saturday, April 30th is the deadline to file your Canadian income tax return for 2010.  Yep, less than a week away.  Kind of appropriate that the election is May 2nd, since how you vote will decide who gets to spend your contribution to government revenue.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heat Without Light.

If you're in Saskatoon and subscribe to Shaw digital cable you can see the new Sun News Network channel on channel 177, and apparently this applies in other markets as well.  A press release indicates the channel will be free for the first six months.  I won't be watching it given the stupid BS about "political correctness run amok" in one of their ads.  Funnily they played this promo right after a Liberal Party campaign ad, but presumably they have to play campaign ads no matter who offers them.  It will be interesting to see how well this channel actually does, as Conrad Black's attempt to create a right wing national newspaper, the National Post, has never made money.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, April 15, 2011.

Well, it didn't take long for another price increase.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 128.9 cents a litre at most locations.

As the price of gas goes up it will be interesting to see how much longer the companies keep selling it in cents a litre.  Although cents might sound cheaper than dollars 1.28 sounds cheaper than 128.9.  Not to mention that selling gas at a dollar twenty eight a litre will make it sound cheaper when compared to US prices in the four and five buck a gallon range.

Friday, April 08, 2011

A Whimper.

Manny Ramirez announced his retirement today after it was reported he had run afoul of Major League Baseball's drug policy again.  He apparently faced a 100 game suspension and decided to pack it in.  Pretty disappointing way for a career like his to end.  The Tampa Bay Rays will have a hole to fill, but better for it to happen a week into the season than for the saga to go on for weeks.

Gas In Saskatoon, April 8, 2011.

Once again it's time for the longest running feature on this blog.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 123.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Barring other changes in the economy it will be interesting to see if the price increases towards the end of the month, when the Easter holiday rolls around and a bunch of people will be travelling.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Sorry, Jack.

I found your message on the answering machine this afternoon, but I'm afraid I can't come to Saturday monrning's NDP rally.  I like to sleep in on Saturdays, and I might not even be awake yet.  Good luck with the rally, as we certainly don't need Conservatiuve MPs being re-elected in Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sorry, Sportsnet.

You're up to your old tricks again, namely playing only some of the Toronto Blue Jays games on all Sportsnet feeds.  But I'm afraid it's not going to get me to subscribe to additional feeds or the Sportsnet One channel.  I'm sure it won't work on most other Jays fans either.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Disunite The Right?

This being April Fool's Day my thoughts drifted this morning to my former MP, Jim Pankiw.  He had said last year he'd run in the next election, and a March 26th Star Phoenix story indicates he's running here in Saskatoon-Humbolt.  Could he actually serve a useful purpose and pull votes from Brad Trost, and increase Trost's chances of losing?  One can only hope.  That's the only thing he actually can do in this election, drain off the idiot vote.  Trost isn't much better than Pankiw is.