Friday, July 29, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: What it means to be a diehard fan

By Lisa Goudy

When it’s a game that doesn’t matter, it’s fantastic to see a large crowd.
I am, of course, talking about baseball, but the same principle applies to other sports as well. Apart from being a diehard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, I also cheer loud and proud for the Moose Jaw Miller Express. While I’m not a season ticket holder, I go to a few games each season and, no matter the weather of the days I choose to go or the score, I stay right until the end.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Don’t fight, but embrace nature

By Lisa Goudy

"No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force." - Liberty Hyde Bailey, American scientist

There’s nothing that lights up social media quite the way storms do.

Take Twitter, for instance. The hashtag #skstorm is usually about as active as the weather. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Moose Jaw beauty pageant finalist seeks votes

Kaia Isenor, 13, is currently in Toronto for the Miss Teen Canada pageant 
Submitted photo
Kaia Isenor is seen at the Kaneff Golf 
Course in Brampton, Ont. on Wednesday.

By Lisa Goudy

Moose Jaw’s Kaia Isenor, 13, is looking for votes in the Miss Teen Canada pageant.

Kaia was chosen to compete for the Miss Teen Canada crown in Toronto this summer for nationals after winning Miss Teen Moose Jaw. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Reading is food for the brain

By Lisa Goudy

I’ve always had a love of words.

I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember and that passion carried through to my four years as a reporter in Moose Jaw and now as the managing editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. I love sharing people’s stories and it’s my privilege to be able to continue to do that with you, our readers.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: First official steps to Moose Jaw’s first urban reserve

City, police and Kawacatoose First Nation sign historic agreements
Mayor Deb Higgins and Chief Dennis Dustyhorn of
Kawacatoose First Nation sign compatibility, municipal
and police service agreements on July 11, 2016 at 
the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. It is the first step in
designating land within city limits as Federal Crown land.
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

By Lisa Goudy

After a series of papers were signed, history was made in Moose Jaw.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: New diverse characters needed in comics

By Lisa Goudy

Strong characters are fundamental to a strong story. 

This is true in any kind of storytelling. The more interesting a person or character is, the more substance a story will have and the more interest it will generate. Regardless of sexual orientation or ethnicity, as long as the characters and stories are compelling with substance, the better and more engaging the result will be. 

In the comic industry, we’ve started to see a trend of more diverse characters in comics, but what we don’t see is new diverse comic characters as much. That needs to change.
For years, many of the most famous and prominent heroes were straight white males such as Superman, Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man. In an attempt to bring more diversity to comics, we’ve seen many comic publishers – including Marvel and DC – introduce more leading female, LGBTQ+ and multicultural characters and this is a good thing. 

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Plan needed to address wage gap issue

By Lisa Goudy

Scarlet Johansson made history last week.

As of last week, Johansson is one of the Top 10 highest grossing actors. This is the first time a woman has ever entered the Top 10. Johansson has starred in many films, most prominently in five Marvel Studios’ blockbusters as Black Widow. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what helped her make this list that includes names such as Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. She’s also the youngest actor of any gender to appear in the Top 30 of the list, which is available on the Box Office Mojo website.

For me, the biggest reason why this news is important is the step it makes in the direction of equality. She has broken a ceiling in terms of wages. Unfortunately, though, the wage gap is still very much an issue in 2016, even here in Canada, and it needs to be addressed.