Tag: Saskatchewan

An interview with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

I’m in the throes of finishing up the Winter issue of Fine Lifestyles Regina, so it seems like as good a time as any to post my cover story from the September issue: an interview with Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan. Enjoy! *** Premier Brad Wall: “The luckiest guy in the country in terms of …

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First issue of Fine Lifestyles Regina edited by me!

I know, I know, I’ve got a million things to blog about and I will get to them (Banff, PureSpec, the state of Magebane, First Sentences I Wrote Today, etc.). But for now, this will have to do: it’s the cover for the first issue of Fine Lifestyles Regina that I edited. I just saw …

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The washboard effect

[podcast]http://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/upLoads//2009/07/The-Washboard-Effect.mp3[/podcast] Saskatchewan, as has oft been noted, has a lot of roads: more than 190,000 kilometres in all, in fact, giving it one of the most extensive road systems in Canada. Not all of those roads are paved, however. In fact, most aren’t. And as anyone who has had occasion to drive extensively on the …

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Photos of the Day that were Actually Taken Sunday: The Robins

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Photo of the Day that was Actually Taken Sunday: There Goes the Sun

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I haven’t posted about the Great Saskatchewan Meteorite…

…because I didn’t see it, darn it. I still have vivid memories of seeing a fireball streak cross the skies over Texas when I was about seven. I would have loved to have seen this one. Oh, well. Looks like they’ve found some pieces of it, at least. I’ve never seen a total solar eclipse, …

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I make the news in Meadow Lake!

The Meadow Lake Progress has posted an article about my visit to that community the weekend before last for a library reading. It’s a good article, although I wouldn’t take the quotation marks around what I supposedly said very literally… You can read the whole thing here, but here’s how it starts: Regina-based science fiction …

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Live from Meadow Lake!

I know intellectually Saskatchewan is a big province (it’s only slightly smaller than Texas, and you know the old rhyme about that: “The sun done riz, the sun done set, and we ain’t outta Texas yet!”) (OK, maybe you didn’t know that old rhyme, but now you do.) Still, you get a really good feel …

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Things I Found in my Mother-in-Law’s House: The Medicine Cabinet

Notes for today’s CBC radio spot… *** It’s a bit of a cliché: the guest who can’t resist poking through his host’s medicine cabinet, just to see what’s in there. Well, Ed Willett isn’t a guest in his own home but he sometimes feels like it, because it’s full of odds and ends that have …

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Canadian Chamber Choir tour is getting close!

From October 18 to 25, I probably won’t be blogging much, if at all, because I’ll be touring Saskatchewan with the Canadian Chamber Choir. Here’s the information about the tour from the official press release. If you’re in the neighborhood of one of our concerts, please come out! It’s a great group. We sing really …

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Surveying Saskatchewan

As a kid, I could never figure out what quarter-sections were. Eventually I learned it was equivalent to 160 acres, but why was it a quarter-section? A quarter-section of what? And where did that long string of numbers and letters used to describe it come from? Well, better late than never, they say, and now …

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Tibor Feheregyhazi, R.I.P.

Sad news from Saskatoon: Tibor Feheregyhazi, artistic director of Persephone Theatre, has died. I worked with Tibor twice, in the summer of 2000 on Tent Meeting at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, then later that same year at Persephone, when he cast me in Who Has Seen the Wind? He was a wonderful director …

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