Monday, May 9, 2011

No More Days For Mothers.

I really should have posted this yesterday when my clever title would have been more topical.  Oh well.

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Several weeks ago I had heard talk that the Saskatoon outlet of Mother's Music had changed hands. 

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My visit last Thursday proved this was true, and the new owners were kind of a surprise to me.  It's Long and McQuade, a music chain that's the closest Canadian equivalent to the US Guitar Center chain.  They bought out all the Mother's outlets, as well as the parent Gordon Price Music of Edmonton.

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L&M already have a store in Saskatoon, this large "big box" style outlet on 43rd Street.  So it will be interesting to see what happens to the new location over the next few years.  Will it be run as an ongoing proposition?  Or is the current building leased, and the 8th Street location doomed to closure when it runs out?  I doubt they'll tell me.

Mother's Music has prevviously appeared on this blog.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


in competitiion

A line of political campaign signs in Sidney L. Buckwold Park on McKercher Drive, representing Brad Trost of the Conservative Party and Darren Hill of the Liberal Party.  Interestingly I haven't run across signs from Denise Kouri of the NDP on public property like these.

The late Sid Buckwold was twice Mayor of Saskatoon(1958-1963, 1967-1971) and served as Liberal Senator for Saskatchewan between 1971 and 1991.