Author Archives: Ernest Skinner

Canadian Weapon of Mass Destruction Against the MSM

First off, I’d like to wish you a Safe and Healthy 2020. Living in the West and our general safety is something we take for granted at times. Below you will read that it’s not that way for many around the world. Hopefully we can challenge the narrative given by the MSM (Mainstream Media) and get the truth out. As ...

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Make Some Strong Coffee & Get Comfy

In the New Year I will continue to write articles for my columns Rock’N Roll Up North, Greyhounds Barking Up North, and Hockey News North, but I will be also be writing political pieces that are very deep and heavy. Writing about politics and my opinions will be putting myself in the line of fire from some, but I believe ...

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Taylor Wins, Hayton Loses

Let’s start with the negative Soo Greyhounds news and then we will touch on a feel good Greyhound story shall we? Yesterday the whole country generally speaking tuned in to the Russia/Canada World Junior game to not only witness Canada’s worst game in goal differential, but they also witnessed some very poor sportsmanship by one of our own in Soo ...

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The Toronto Maple Leafs R Dogs!

Well, to be clear, seven members of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization have dog blood in them. Soo Greyhounds dog blood is what I am referring to. I stopped watching and cheering for my childhood NHL favourite Montreal Canadians many many years ago. In fact, I stopped watching NHL hockey for that matter as well. To me, it was getting ...

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

“Maybe we can talk all night, but that ain’t getting us nowhere”. I am not quite sure if singer Meatloaf wrote this song as a prophecy for your Hounds, but in any event it’s fitting.Fitting as the Hounds won two of three games during the most recent homestand. The Soo Greyhounds missed a prime opportunity though, to vault into a playoff ...

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Former Soo Greyhound Turned Drug Dealer

I have been asked many times to write some articles on former Hounds that have entertained our local fan base over the years. We have been entertained by them and have seen them mature into fine young men. They have inspired are young ones and to give them credit is only fair. My pharmacist Jake McCracken is one of those ...

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Greyhounds – On the Outside Looking In

Dec 11, 2019 @ 15:09 Since the Soo Greyhounds decided to ship out goalie Christian Propp and acquire their hopeful saviour Bailey Brkin, poor Ethan Taylor has sat on the bench during most games this year. Coach Dean kept trying to give Christian Propp more slack to get a winning streak going, some momentum, and his confidence back. That obviously ...

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Editorial – Don “Hot Dog” Cherry

Yup, it looks like the end of the road for the opinionated one. In case you haven’t been on social media for the last few days, I’ll brief you; Don Cherrys’ habit of saying things without any thought or regard of the repercussions has finally plated him a “hot dog” that was just too big for Sportsnet and Rogers Media ...

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Benny, Bieber, Buble, and Prinze

It kind of reads like a law office, right ? Well it’s not ; it is the cast members in my ill prepared for interview I had recently with mega star Tony Orlando who will be performing live for your listening pleasure in a couple of weeks at Kewadin Casino on November 23. If you have been following my interviews ...

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Noront CEO Alan Coutts wants you to be confident

I asked Noront CEO Alan Coutts last week post the Noront townhall meeting regarding concerns about the plant proposed for the Soo, and it’s environmental spinoff. His assessment about the turnout was that “it was what was needed; we had I would say about a couple hundred people come through, and it wasn’t the ones that were satisfied with the regulators ...

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From Alcatrazz to New England

Yes, New England and Alcatrazz bassist Gary Shea enjoys his isles. The much sought after bassist has always surrounded himself with water. Currently he enjoys living on Amelia Island as his sanctuary, and has continuously surrounded himself with a sea of talent, having worked with industry giants such as Herman Rarebell (Scorpions), Steve Vai, (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake), Yngwie Malmsteen, ...

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Hounds Looking To Sweep the Highway

The Soo Greyhounds, who have lost two straight games this past weekend, will look ahead to their past. No, they are not looking back per se, but they will be looking back to the fact that over the past three or four seasons they have been very good and dominant at times in opposing barns. In fact, without fact-checking, I’d ...

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The Beast on the Blueline

Before I get into the man of the hour, Ryan ” The Beast ” O’Rourke, or whatever nickname you want to tag him with, let’s briefly recap this past weekend. Friday night saw the boys beat the top rated Kitchener Rangers 5-2 and notable players were Zack Trott who finished the game a plus 4, while posting a goal and ...

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Hounds Opponents Are Finding It Ruff!

It doesn’t seem to matter how old on paper the Hounds are ; teams coming in to play an “easy” game better think twice. The dogs coming out of the gate this year are not different than years past. Yes, it is early, but the Hounds have not let up from last years run of winning on many more a ...

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Mark Kendall Talks Sobriety , Music, and 9 Ball

The date was May 21, 1988 , and I was on Global Travels concert caravan heading to one of my first hard rock shows and little did I know then as a young lad, that many decads later I would be able to speak with my idols of the time. I was lucky enough a few months ago to chat ...

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