Doug Bell

Doug posted 176 stories to Yukon News.
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September 3, 1894, Labour Day was celebrated for the first time in Canada. “The Way Home” … “It’s almost a year now…

  • Sep 6th, 2007 3:00am


Ah, our wonderful wacky world… Boy, just when you think you’ve got things all figured out, you pick up a magazine; this time it was…

  • Aug 30th, 2007 3:00am


Desk calendar notes … A Canadian history page-a-day desk calendar pad reminded us we had a big deal here 28 years ago: “August 18th,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2007 3:00am


Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet. (Jeremy Bentham) Wisdom from a pencil — now really? “A…

  • Aug 16th, 2007 3:00am

The giant is stepping out

‘Energy independence sounds good, especially considering that half of the world’s petroleum reserves are vulnerable to the whims of…

  • Aug 16th, 2007 3:00am


The four seasons… “Spring was Smith’s favourite season. In spring a man looked forward to two summers and only one winter.

  • Aug 9th, 2007 3:00am


Someday my boat will come in and with my luck I’ll be at the airport. On together… A woman walked into a store to return a pair of…

  • Aug 2nd, 2007 3:00am


Put on your thinking cap … At the 2001 International Conference on Thinking in Edmonton, there was a special guest.

  • Jul 26th, 2007 3:00am


1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1998, 2007, 2019 in the Chinese calendar are some of more recent Years of the Pig… Every year,…

  • Jul 19th, 2007 3:00am


The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Even at low volume, the hooting and hollering coming from the television set loudspeakers became a cacophony…

  • Jul 5th, 2007 3:00am


There are a million definitions of public relations. I have found it to be the craft of arranging the truth so people will like you.

  • Jun 14th, 2007 3:00am

The land of behemoths

It is easier to be gigantic than to be beautiful. (Nietzche, 1844-1900) Brobdingnagian… Prime Minister Stephen Harper laid the…

  • Jun 12th, 2007 3:00am


 “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

  • Jun 7th, 2007 3:00am


If dreams were for sale, what would you buy? On roughing it… Campers, roughing it in a country park, plugged in so many coffeemakers, TV…

  • May 31st, 2007 3:00am

Once upon a time in the oil sands…

Of 70 oil sands deposits presently identified on the planet only two are currently active on the world’s oil sands stage.

  • May 29th, 2007 3:00am


Curmudgeons… A wise old owl sat on a tree, The more he saw, the less he spoke, The less he spoke, the more he heard.

  • May 24th, 2007 3:00am


Parliamentary tales . . . On running for election . . . A nobleman in England asked a man named Garrick to be a candidate for a seat in Parliament.

  • May 10th, 2007 3:00am


Beware of bread  . . . Can the smell of baking bread be equaled in a kitchen? Buns come close, stew too. Pie is a contender.

  • May 3rd, 2007 3:00am


On leadership: “The biggest challenge will be how you treat your own people.” Chief Clarence Louie.

  • Apr 26th, 2007 3:00am


‘Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.” (Lewis Lapham, editor 1935- ).

  • Apr 19th, 2007 3:00am