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[riddles for kids]HAL’S HEADLINES: RIP Donn Kirton

  

  Copy Link Email Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Columnists Author of the article: Hal Anderson Publishing date: Jul 23, 2021 ? 2?days ago ? 2 minute read ?

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  <img alt="Quarterback Zach Collaros throws with offensive co-ordinator Buck Pierce looking on during Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp on the University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg on July 19. It looks like the team could play before an full house in its home opener on Aug. 5." class="featured-image__image" height="750" src="https://www.brrq.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/FxH15kKA.jpg" srcset="https://www.brrq.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/FxH15kKA.jpg,

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  Legendary Winnipeg broadcaster Donn Kirton passed away this week at the age of 87. I had the pleasure of working with Donn near the end of his long career at CJOB. First and foremost, he was a wonderful human being. Always smiling, laughing and telling stories. Over the years, Donn did just about everything at the station but I knew him best as the weekend morning man. He was at his best doing birthdays and anniversaries and kids riddles. He was also a trusted pitchman for Oreck Vacuum Cleaners and Granny’s Poultry. Rest in peace Donn, all of us at CJOB now stand on your broad shoulders.

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  We’re less than two weeks away now from the Winnipeg Blue Bomber home opener. I can’t wait! Tickets are going fast for the Grey Cup rematch against the Hamilton Ticats. I think it’s going to be a sellout. More than 30,000 football fans at IG Field is going to seem strange after almost a year and a half of no big gatherings but it’s also going to be wonderful. The Bombers are asking fully vaccinated people to get to the game an hour and a half before kickoff because it’s going to take some time to check vaccination cards, QR codes and ID. Go Blue!

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  Coming up on Wednesday, there’s a chance for you to help a great cause and enjoy some good food. Mary Brown’s 14 Manitoba locations are donating $2 from every two-piece chicken meal to BGC Canada which used to be known as the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. BGC in Winnipeg operates 12 clubs and many youth development programs to help kids and teens develop the skills they need to succeed. This is a great opportunity to give and get all at the same time.

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  I came across a Reddit thread the other day that asked a great question. What’s the most important thing you realized during the pandemic? Some of the responses are below. Please email me at Hal@HalAnderson.ca and tell me your pandemic realizations.

  -Even with a lot of free time, I’m still lazy.

  -My daily routine really benefits my mental health.

  -Leaving the house costs a lot of money.

  -More reinforced than realized but how humans are still subject to nature and it’s silly to think we’re separate from it.

  -Taking a break from constantly going places and doing things is OK.

  -Your circle of best friends can change very quickly.

  -Even as an introvert, I really miss people when I don’t see them.

  It’s finally cooled off a bit but if we end up in another heatwave, experts say it’s not a good idea to sleep with a fan on overnight. Sleep Advisor says if you have allergies and asthma, sleeping with a fan going could end up circulating pollen and dust. The website says to check the blades on your fan for dust. That’s what’s flying through the air when the fan is on. Sleeping with a fan on could even cause you to wake up feeling stiff because concentrated cool air can make muscles tense up and cramp.

  — Hal has written columns for years. He’s also the afternoon host on 680 CJOB. You can email him at Hal@HalAnderson.ca.

  

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