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Comments: 0Saturday, March 31, 2012 08:48:17 PM
From today's Globe And Mail:Not all boomers are as lucky as we were. I know plenty of folks (especially women) who can’t afford to retire and need every cent of Old Age Security they’ll get. Yet I also know that lots of younger people won’t have it as good as we did. You want a union job at a car plant? You’ll make a lot less than your elders do, and you will never catc
Comments: 0Thursday, March 29, 2012 06:46:34 PM
 From CBC:Changes to the age of eligibility for Old Age Security will start in April 2023, rising gradually to age 67 from 65 by Feb. 1, 2029, affecting those born after April 1, 1958.Wow. The Conservatives couldn’t send a clearer message that they have contempt for young, low-income Canadians if they walked around clubbing and skinning them.It’s also just a brilliant sy
Comments: 0Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:33:00 PM
We've been fielding calls about newspaper streetboxes showing up on private property (which I think means you get to keep it), obstructing civic workers, blocking wheelchair access on sidewalks and being vandalized.  Some are now in service at a skate park they tell me.The culprit...Metro News.  Here's the scoop on the Swedish based multi-national that is coming to Saskatchewan M
Comments: 0Monday, March 19, 2012 09:38:01 PM
 Most Planet S readers likely still remember the great storm of 2011 when a contentious and supposedly highly-maligned Value Village was announced for arrival in the city’s Stonebridge area like a proverbial bag of flaming dog poop on a rich guy’s door stoop.Total banger of a storm that one, but for a quick refresher check out the article HERE.Anyhow, for those of you who have bee
Comments: 0Thursday, March 15, 2012 03:30:33 PM
Saskatoon's Drive-Thru Ban!  A Craig Silliphant Truth Bomb!  Ka-boom!There’s nothing more annoying than trying to get down Cumberland, just off 8th Street, and being confronted by lines of traffic snaking off in all directions --- blocking traffic on Cumberland, the entrance to the Petro-Can, and access to the rest of the complex, where Sobey’s and Blossoms are. Who
Comments: 0Friday, March 9, 2012 02:32:36 PM
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve been following our series of blog posts from The Sheepdog’s Sam Corbett, who started sending me dispatches after winning the Rolling Stones cover contest.  If you’ve ever wanted to be inside the mind of a band as they hit their success, this is the blog for you (dig back for older entries).  In today&
Comments: 0Thursday, March 1, 2012 07:18:01 PM
It is on!  You have 22 days to decide where the best soup is, who's sandwiches are tops, where is the best martini served?There's more than 100 categories - and of course you could win $500 worth to stuff your own face with!Click here to vote and thanks for your opinion! 
Comments: 0Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:46:58 AM
Some say that women’s liberation went out the window when women started using stripper poles for exercise, and I’m sure the addition of a Lingerie Football League ain’t helping matters --- but you don’t have to subscribe to this interpretation of things, especially on International Women’s Day! You can take the time to hear from REAL women at The CFCR Community R
Comments: 0Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:31:47 AM
Wealthy people are more likely to be dishonest.  What?  Shut up.  That's just crazy talk.  This article is stupid.On an unrelated note, horny teenage boys can soon objectify women in a new public forum.  Lingerie Football is coming to Saskatoon.  Douchebags need entertainment too!  Of course, if you want to tell me it's about the game, I guess I'll se
Comments: 0Wednesday, February 22, 2012 08:10:35 AM
I want to clear up any confusion.RIP Chris Reimer of the Calgary band Women. Not the same Chris Reimer originally of Saskatoon, who played in bands such as Fury and the Mouse and The Paper*Kites. And not the same Chris Reimer who I befriended in grade 6 and shared many wonderful adventures with.I’m still recovering from that horrible sinky feeling when your body hasn’t yet caught up wi
Comments: 0Thursday, February 16, 2012 08:27:03 AM
 Every once in a while you completely miss a deadline for whatever reason. But how often do you ever get to interview a member of one of the most legendary bands of heavy music? Despite coming in past the print cut-off, you just don’t say no to Motörhead.Formed by Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead has been plugging away since 1975 and has since released 20 studio albums.Interview wit
Comments: 0Friday, February 3, 2012 10:36:57 AM
We've been taking some flak for a recent typo in Planet S Magazine.  The ribbing has been (generally) gentle and good natured.  It's always humbling to make a boo boo, but compared to what TV personalities have to put up with, we have it easy.When you make a mistake on TV, people share it and before long you are all over the world.   That can be embarrassing.  On the ot
Comments: 0Wednesday, January 25, 2012 03:58:02 PM
 Just a quick FYI that Native Earth Performing Arts’ production of Almighty Voice and His Wife is playing in Saskatoon THIS WEEKEND ONLY for three shows, January 27-29, at the Backstage Stage in the Ellen Remai Arts Centre. The production is being presented by Hardly Art, an independent theatre company belonging to playwright and Saskatoon Library’s Writer in Residence, Yvette Nol
Comments: 0Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:23:02 AM
 It's that time again folks!  Time for DISPATCHES FROM THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No...wait.  I mean, time for The Sheepblog!  Sheepdog drummer Sam Corbett has been cool enough to send me his thoughts on their success and daily goings-ons, so I've slapped them up here in blog form!  In this installment, Sam tells us just how fucking cool it is to record an album
Comments: 0Friday, January 20, 2012 02:17:05 PM
Whether you’re for it or against it, smoking the ganja is the subject of a local film that is fighting its way through production.A local filmmaker named Shayne Metcalfe, from ISEE Motion Pictures, is making a movie about medical marijuana called Bad Seed.  It looks at the political, spiritual and ethical attitudes that surround the issue.Right now, he’s seeking funding to complet
Comments: 0Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:02:23 PM
I recently had the intense pleasure of sampling Weczeria's rice pudding. Rice pudding doesn't normally register as an exciting dessert in my books. It's usually just sort of there, an added serving of starch at the end of a meal. But this rice pudding, more like a sweet risotto, all creamy and smooth, spiced just right, and topped with caramel sauce and vanilla bean whipped cream, has
Comments: 0Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:29:54 AM
Last year’s Lugo was an amazing par-tay with a totally wicked set up at the Mendel Art Gallery.  It’s on again, this Saturday the 14th, and you don’t want to miss it.  I’m betting tickets are going fast, as it was packed to the rafters last year.  If you’re living under a rock and don’t know what Lugo is --- it’s a celebration of Saskatoon&r
Comments: 0Wednesday, December 28, 2011 01:41:40 PM
My pal Greg makes some great points on our sister's blog.  Concussions are a threat to the future of the NHL.  Star players are dropping like flies this season.  It can't be easy to sell tickets to a game when, on any given night, two or three of the star attractions will be N/A.  Then consider salary costs and all the medical expenses.Crosby is still hooped.  Pron
Comments: 0Wednesday, December 21, 2011 04:32:31 PM
Wow.  I’m a dummy.  I recently wrote a blurb on Band Swap, a really fun night of music and reverie that involves the proceeds going to charity.  However, I mistakenly said that the proceeds were going to The Food Bank and Learning Centre, when they’re actually going to The Crisis Nursery.Everyone at Band Swap and The Food Bank were real Christmas sweethearts about the wh
Comments: 0Friday, December 16, 2011 09:47:00 PM
This week, our intrepid blogging Sheepdog, Sam Corbett, regales us with the story of how they found out about winning the cover of Rolling Stone, the hilarious antics that followed, and what the best moment was in his mind.  Without further adieu, here is Sam Corbett's Sheepblog!   On Monday August 1st, at 3 pm, it was announced to the world that The Sheepdogs had
Comments: 0Friday, December 16, 2011 09:24:08 AM
Thank dog we'll always have his work to inspire.  These presentations are so succinct.  Enjoy - or feel free to dispute!  
Comments: 0Monday, December 12, 2011 02:16:45 PM
 I’ve been alerted (thanks Terry!) to a poll that contrasts U.S. Democrat supporters favourite television shows with those of  self-identified conservative Republicans. From Entertainment Weekly:In a report prepared exclusively for EW, the company calculated some of the favorite — and least favorite — TV shows of political partisans. (Specifically: the report measu
Comments: 0Wednesday, December 7, 2011 03:02:07 PM
Here’s a quick reminder that, during this busy time of year, there’s still a bunch of really kick-ass theatre stuff going on. There's stuff to take the family to...and then there's SKIT SKIT!So, for all of you out there planning to make Santa’s ‘nice’ list this year, there are two family-oriented productions currently running. Persephone Theatre’s produc
Comments: 0Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:19:42 AM
Christmas treats!  New Black Keys, Amy Winehouse unearthed goodies, and my pick for this week, Charlotte Gainsbourg.  Gainsbourg is seriously talented as an actress and her music (Beck wrote the song below) is nothing if not interesting and compelling. What else launched today?  Click here.
Comments: 0Monday, December 5, 2011 02:55:38 PM
I’ve heard grumblings lately that Planet S doesn’t nearly commit enough time and space to covering mainstream rap and hip-hop – or basically anything that doesn’t involve a white guy yelling into a mic while plunking at a guitar.That’s a half-truth.We at Planet S actually go through painstaking lengths to seek and search out music of all shapes, sizes and colours. The
Comments: 0Monday, December 5, 2011 02:48:32 PM
Sooo: it appears that octopuses (yup--that's the correct plural, according to those in the know!) can now walk on land--and here's the video proof! (Scientific American) Clearly, they'll be running the show around here very soon, and here's betting humanity's gonna get the short end of the tentacle when it comes to who lives and who dies. I can't say I blame
Comments: 0Thursday, December 1, 2011 02:19:47 PM
Hey dudes and female-type dudes!  I am proud to present the second of an ongoing guest blog from Sam Corbett of The Sheepdogs, as he regales us with tales from the road.  Planet S, myself, and Sam Corbett present:The Sheepblog - Travelling in Styleby Sam CorbettOur first van was a hand-me-down from Ryan’s parents. It did a serviceable job for a couple years while we drove around Ca
Comments: 0Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:10:23 AM
Do you have kids that force you to listen to Selena, Katy Perry or whatever other despicable garbage the young 'uns are being force-fed?  Well I am about to save your child's musical soul, and at the same time, give you something beautiful!21 year old Ontarian Ariana Gillis releases her second album today.  Buy it, and share it with young people so that they can learn about the a
Comments: 0Monday, November 28, 2011 12:35:58 PM
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”That’s the line that everyone remembers from A Christmas Story.  Much like its holiday counterpart, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story slipped under the radar upon its release in 1983, but in the last few years has become a Christmas classic.  And what some people don’t know is that it’s actually based on a
Comments: 0Tuesday, November 22, 2011 09:21:20 AM
Hey music lovers!Because I love you so much, I present to you a new ongoing series of blogs from our own Sam Corbett, drummer for The Sheepdogs (and voted Best Drummer in the Planet S Best of Reader’s Poll).  Sam thought it would be a fun idea to document some of their adventures, so we at home could live vicariously through them a little.  Who doesn’t want to live that rock