STELTER: Musings following a trip within the woods

STELTER: Musings following a trip within the woods

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Whereas I used to be tucked away within the wilderness of northwestern Ontario for the final two weeks, the each day information cycle didn’t cease.

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I’ve some ideas.

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On the house entrance, Winnipeg’s mayoral race appeared to maintain going at a good tempo.

Everybody and their canine seems to be endorsing Glen Murray to get his outdated job again. He’s the entrance runner in response to Probe Analysis, however that’s only a ballot, elections are gained on the poll field. Murray looks like the progressive alternative, however I’d make a case for Shaun Loney for these progressives on the market searching for one thing totally different.

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Kevin Klein has begun making bulletins and personally, I’m completely happy to see him within the race. No, this isn’t a private bias, I used to be not working on the Solar whereas he was the writer. I simply assume he provides a brand new dimension to an already packed area. Klein can also be all the time good for a quote, which I admire as a newsman.

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A factor I discover fascinating is that Klein usually makes use of the phrases “we” and “us” when referring to how issues might be completed if he’s elected mayor. Take that as you’ll, however one thing I’ve seen.

Jenny Motkaluk appears extra targeted on Murray not submitting his marketing campaign bills when he ran for Inexperienced Celebration chief than releasing coverage factors. Motkaluk says she’s going to ramp her marketing campaign up following the Labour Day weekend, however till then I suppose we’ll simply need to see her pose for footage outdoors random companies on Twitter.

I’m discovering it arduous to think about Scott Gillingham ever sleeping. Judging by his social media, that man appears to galivant throughout Winnipeg greater than anybody. As a person who typically treks throughout the town a number of instances overlaying the information of the day, I can admire his efforts.

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It appears Premier Heather Stefanson has additionally been doing her greatest to get out throughout the province this summer time. Whether or not it’s glad-handing at flag-raising occasions or waving to folks throughout parades, Stefanson is doing her greatest. Will it’s sufficient come subsequent October for Manitobans to elect Stefanson and her colleagues once more? That continues to be to be seen, however I doubt it, personally. However hey, I don’t have a crystal ball.

Stefanson was readily available to announce extra tri-level funding for the notorious North Finish Water Sewage Remedy Plant upgrades. You possibly can hammer the premier for all you need, however she appears to have repaired the fractured relationship between Winnipeg and the province.

Wanting by means of a nationwide lens and that’s the ousting of Lisa LaFlamme. What a disgrace. She was an icon for Canadian information and I all the time loved watching her every time I might tune into the night information, which isn’t all that a lot.

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The way in which she was punted and made to publish a video on Twitter appeared so, so incorrect. You additionally need to really feel for her alternative, Omar Sachedina, who will fill LaFlamme’s sneakers. Bell and Rogers appear to be having a contest as to who can change into probably the most disliked telecommunications firm in Canada.

To finish on a tragic notice, I hate to state the plain however the days are certainly getting shorter. Quickly sufficient, the children might be off to highschool and the leaves will begin altering colors, signaling the top of summer time. Am I the one one who thought we bought a fairly awful summer time weather-wise? Maybe I’m only a no-good whiner, however outdoors the final couple of weeks, it hasn’t been that nice. I’m simply glad I appeared to have timed my holidays when the solar was out.

The shorter days and longer nights additionally sign the looming municipal election coming ever so nearer. There are many decisions this 12 months, so be certain that to concentrate and we right here on the Solar will do our easiest to maintain you knowledgeable on all the newest and biggest forward of the Oct. 26 election.

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