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Whither the bow tie

By Scott McKeen YegNews.com Gentlemen, If you want to make an impression, wear a bow tie. Hey, awkward stares and muffled laughter is an impression, too. My bow-tie-wearing experience, generally speaking, is one of being mocked mercilessly by male friends. “Hey, it’s Orville Redenbacher,” said my buddy Gordon, greeting my red-and-white gingham bow tie this [...]

  By Scott McKeen YegNews Opinion Mayor Linda Sloan? Rumours that the Ward 1 city councillor is already organizing a campaign for mayor in 2013 are hot and heavy in town. It seems odd for such talk to pop up now, only few months into Mayor Stephen Mandel’s third term. What drives the talk is [...]

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By Scott McKeen YegNews Don Iveson’s list of Top Star Trek Characters is logical, as you’d expect from the closest thing to an intellectual — or, Vulcan — on city council. Yet Iveson’s list is not my list. My list is inspired more by human feelings and foibles. Mine, that is. The difference in our [...]

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By Scott McKeen How does YegNews, an online newspaper start-up, compete against the corporate media? It doesn’t. YegNews does not see itself as a competitor to The Edmonton Journal, The Sun, CTV or CBC. It would be beyond arrogant to think YegNews, especially in this early beta phase, could stand alongside established, talented and experienced [...]

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By Scott McKeen It is the sound of furball-inflicted cats. It is reminiscent of the unbidden noise from deep in our core on that fateful evening we tried mixing wine with tequila shots. Yeg. OK, I admit “yeg” is not a word you’d associate with a newspaper startup. But that’s the way we like to [...]

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