Highlights / Bruce Dowbiggin

Society

Deconstructing Don Cherry’s departure: what the heck just happened here?

As we reported yesterday, Canada’s own very own version of Archie Bunker has exited, and it sure didn’t go unnoticed across Canada–making front page news across the country. Don Cherry finally rolled snake eyes Saturday night, going after newcomers to» 

Society

It’s time for November Football, a Canadian rite of passage

It’s November–time to partake in a long-standing Canadian rite of passage: ugly professional football. The Canadian Football League conference semifinals take place Sunday–the first hurdle for any team looking to win the 2019 Grey Cup in two weeks time. Montreal» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cannabis edibles head for the world of sports drinks

As of Thursday–a year to the day that the dried forms of the drug were declared legal–cannabis edibles followed suit. It’s now time for Phase Two of this giant social experiment, the effects of which appear destined to make their» 

International, Society

How come fans and athletes don’t mesh like they used to: a primer

A couple of weeks ago, I was more than a bit taken aback by a incident in Indianapolis, Indiana during a National Football League exhibition game. Andrew Luck, the hometown Colts quarterback, his body wounded deeply by multiple injuries, announced» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Tentative deal struck in Calgary is good news for Flames fans

Assorted devils might pop up in the details over the coming week as the people of Calgary decide if they want to support a deal between their city fathers and owners of the National Hockey League Flames that would result» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Holy Cow, it’s almost Super Sunday! How do I get a bet down in Canada?

It’s Super Bowl Sunday this Sunday. That means there’s going to be a football game in Atlanta, Georgia that a whole lot of people–including thousands of Canadians–are going to be betting on. Just how many Canadians will be betting and» 

Economy, International, Society

A bus tragedy in Saskatchewan profoundly clouds the year in Canadian sports

Sadly, a look back at sports in Canada in 2018 begins at a wind-swept, icy intersection in the eastern part of the prairie province of Saskatchewan. On April 6, a northbound passenger bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior» 

Economy, International, Society

A long-running tradition (and way of life) in Western Canada is now history

Greyhound buses hold a special place in North American cultural history. They’ve been a subject of songs, a venue for romance, a mechanical magic carpet hauling young and old closer to their dreams. Greyhound’s slogan: “Take the bus and leave» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Calgary’s possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics rolls forward

Supporters wishing to bring the 2026 Winter Olympics to Calgary made it through another gate on Tuesday. City council voted to move forward with a bid process and to hold a plebiscite on the matter in November. Tuesday’s vote had» 

International, Society

Shrugging off intense pressure, Brooke Henderson wins Canadian Women’s Open in style

It’s not like Brooke Henderson, a 20-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ontario hasn’t won before on the professional women’s golf tour. Going into this weekend’s Canadian Championship, known officially as the CP Women’s Open, in Regina, Henderson had six pro-tour»