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February 2007

  • If I had a million light bulbs…

    The Barenaked Ladies were awesome tonight. They’ve been around for 19 years and are really green. Ed Robertson liked the idea of handing out CFLs to folks who attend their shows. We’ll see if…

  • Back packs and boot bombs

    I often find myself in awkward situations when it comes to official protocol. Sometimes it works for me. Sometimes not. I’ve spent weeks going to meetings with duct tape holding up the hem of…

  • Phew! Mad fun.

    Ever since Australia announced a ban on incandescent bulbs, the phone’s been ringing off the hook. Suzy’s fielding calls from Yukon where she’s helping to deliver 10,000 bulbs. We’ve done interviews with The National…

  • Make room for the new growth

    Jasper is about to lose a tooth. For the first time. He says he’s the last kid in his class to “lose it” (I know what that’s like) and he’s getting all kinds of…

  • We wee

    I’m back from Whitehorse and Calgary. Suzy’s now in Whitehorse. She gets back Saturday, and Sunday I leave for Winnipeg and Calgary. St. John’s may be next. Washington again in March. I’ve started collecting…

  • Mush-ing

    The dog sled with bulbs was cool. But never wear Ontario hiking boots in the Yukon. Go for the big Sorels. And rent a car from a company that knows the north. If you’re…

  • February 13, 2007

    5:00 – awake because of time change 6:00 – finish Bill Bryson “Walk in the Woods” 7:00 – confirm media release and Yukon event scenario 8:00 – CBC Yukon interview 8:30 – hand out…

  • Twee Call of the North

    It’s cold here, but not as bad as in Ottawa. Everyone’s quick to point out that it’s a “dry cold.” I can just hear Stuart MacLean doing a bit about this. So Canadian, talking…