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Conservative dating site coming to Canada, hack-a-thon in Calgary, Edmonton to get new food truck, Saskatoon grannies learn to google, and Winnipeg Convention Centre’s name up for grabs.

Screen shot 2013-01-31 at 9.48.33 PM, you guessed it, an exclusive dating site for those with its namesake leanings, is moving to Canada, Spectator Tribune readers will be happy to know.

“I was tired of wasting my time with undesirable Liberal dating options,” Founder Craig Knight said in a press release. “Our online dating site streamlines the process and offers members a chance to meet and connect with like-minded people who share Conservative core values.”

Perusing, you’ll find testimonials from many conservatives claiming the site offers them dating options beyond those of the liberal bastions they are currently trapped in.

The press release further unpacks Knight’s impetus: “Founder Craig Knight realized that conservatism was not just limited to the United States after he had numerous requests to expand his site to other countries. With a large Conservative population outside the U.S. it was clear the next step was to expand his dating website to include Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.”

Usually, the Prairie Daily is reserved for news relating to or happening in the Prairies, but this find by National Post’s Tristin Hopper was too good to pass up.

Please take time out of your day, liberal or conservative, and visit


Calgary hack-a-thon for charity

Developers in Alberta will gather this weekend for what will most likely be a very intense 48-hours. The challenge: To build a mobile application for Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Charities. The take: Bragging rights, pride (’cause developers need more of that), and $30,000. Mobile, said the news story, is a fast-growing medium. We agree. The winning app will help all 12 of the Herald’s Christmas charities with organization and general efficiencies.

The developers will retreat to their parents’ basements, proverbially, on Friday and emerge Sunday, when the competition officially ends.


New vegan food truck in Edmonton

Vegan food truck Sailin’ On will open its doors in May, joining an already robust fleet in Edmonton. The truck will serve from 6 p.m. to late (as specific as news story gets) Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday to Saturday.

Sailin’ On will be parked outside Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus for most of the city’s outdoor culinary season. Wunderbar’s tagline, for those those unfamiliar with the Whyte Avenue establishment, is: “Life is too short for Top 40. Life is too short for factory art. Life is too short for shity beer.” Well said, Wunderbar, well said.


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Googling grannies

It’s a brilliant idea, teaching geriatric women how to use the Internet, and it’s happening in Saskatoon. The group of ladies in question are, it seems, making quick and easy work navigating the complexities of Facebook, Pinterest and email.

“Every day I look at Facebook for information on family and friends. I also use my email. I check that every day. I don’t find it hard. I don’t know about the other ladies but they never complain,” said a participant.



Winnipeg Convention Centre’s name up for grabs

The Winnipeg Convention Centre is looking for investors to help pay for a significant expansion and is offering naming rights as a potential benefit.

“With the expansion, the Winnipeg Convention Centre will nearly double in size creating an iconic building in a highly visible location in the heart of downtown,” Klaus Lahr, CEO of the Winnipeg Convention Centre said in a press release. “With over $2 billion being spent on new convention infrastructure and attractions around Winnipeg, our thriving city is being repositioned as a complete destination for conventions in Canada. As our facility doubles in size, we’ll be accommodating larger events and promoting our city and businesses to new markets in North America and around the world.”

A larger, better equipped convention centre will have benefits for the city, but how do we feel about the name change? On one hand, I’m guessing, the ubiquity of buildings named after corporate donors has left many callous to the issue. But, what of the rest of you?



Toban Dyck is a writer/editor/farmer. Follow him @tobandyck.

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