Author Archives: Ernest Skinner

My Wicked Twin & the Helix Connection

Click the link ; Doctors orders ! I flipped a coin to see who I would publish first as I interviewed two icons of Canadian rock this past weekend. The Doctor won the coin toss so to speak. I am speaking of former Helix guitarist Brent Doerner who is known in the circles as “The Doctor” and he has a ...

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Toilets Flush In the Opposite Direction Down Under

… Is actually a myth….I should have confirmed when I recently interviewed legendary Aussie Rocker Gary “Angry” Anderson. Wider news outlets suggest the Coriolis Effect will spin storms and hurricanes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in opposite directions, but it has no effect on the toilet drain. For further proof, check out season sixteen, episode six of the Simpsons.ūü§£ ...

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Hounds Could Theoretically Get Even Deeper in Memorial Cup Quest !

If things go the right way, the Soo Greyhounds could acquire two NHL drafted players that are currently NCAA property. There is uncertainty of when the NCAA season will start as it is up to the President of the said College organization. There has been talk of them not starting their season until the American Thanksgiving or even later. On ...

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The Sandins’ Perspective on C-19 from Sweden

I had the pleasure of speaking with Patric Sandin, the father of former Soo Greyhound and current Toronto Maple Leaf hockey player Rasmus Sandin. My approach to him was of a political nature, but hockey obviously was my lead in. Patric and I spoke on a few occasions during his son’s career as a Hound. I wanted to know how ...

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The Soo Greyhounds and SSM to Host the Memorial Cup ??

….would be the absolute best news for the said city post-C19 lock-down and its’ devastating economic and social repercussions to this working-class town. We will have to keep our fingers crossed on this for now. There hasn’t been much good news for the best part of the last 2 months, but I do see light at the end of the ...

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Take Your Pick ; Pneumonia or C 19

That is about the size of it and some things need to change as we adapt to our current surroundings. I have a few humble suggestions to our leaders and officials in charge of what we can do, and where we can assemble. For instance, as per yesterday and the ramping up for groceries for the Easter weekend, I noticed ...

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It’s A Real Shi*Show Out There, But We Will Get Through It !

Below are my personal thoughts and opinions, and do not reflect Wawa News in any way. Hey Guys, it’s been a while since I have penned anything; my world has been turned completely upside down as yours has. Never in my 49 years have I witnessed anything like this world global shutdown and segregation. The only other situation I found ...

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Dog Season On Paws

4 now anyway because of the domino effect of one organization after another regarding the¬†Covid-19¬†situation. I am not taking this lightly, but during,¬†Ebola, Swine Flu, Aids, Zika Virus, etc, we haven’t witnessed such a quarantine as this. I won’t debate further on the matter because this is a fun column regarding our Soo Greyhounds. This piece may be longer than ...

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Rush or Triumph?

Before we move to the substance of the piece, I have a question. Who do you think is the best Canadian rock band of all time?  As much as Rush has contributed to the Canadian identity and put us on the map worldwide; I would have to say that I have always preferred Triumph. There is no denying the fact ...

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“You Ever Seen His Resume? Shatner Has Never Passed On Anything”

…are the words from actress/comedian Kate Walsh during a Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. I bring this up as I have recently interviewed Jeff Scott Soto who is the lead singer with the supergroup Sons of Apollo. Pre-interview, I did some research on Jeff and I had to scold him that I tried to download his Wikipedia but my ...

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Rock Heavyweights Buckcherry 2 Play Soo Blaster

Yes, it’s true !!¬† Quite a few of you were privy to the news as it is already on the Buckcherry website and a big circle is around a certain date for us. Technically the venue was not able to release this wonderful news until now. Josh Todd and Buckcherry will be cruising our way and playing at Soo Blaster ...

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“It Will Be A High Energy Kick Ass Rock & Roll Show”

This is the message from former Cinderella axemaster and lead vocalist Tom Kiefer who was kind enough to chat with me via his home somewhere in Tennessee. The raspy-voiced singer who is mostly known for his hit songs including, Night Songs, Shake Me, You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone, will be hitting the stage on Saturday, February ...

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PuPs of 2020 ShOuLd ReAd ThIs

¬†As the City and Soo Greyhounds organization gets ready to submit a bid to host next year’s Memorial Cup, I decided to have a chat with Mark Matier. Mark as you know, was a piece of the puzzle that came together in 1993 by winning that much sought after prize. As a defenceman for the Greyhounds during the run, Mark ...

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