The Calgary Herald’s Q. Blog was an online community where young Calgarians discussed what mattered most to them. It was a group blog, consisting of 20-somethings and 30-somethings from all walks of life, offering non-establishment opinions on the news, politics, entertainment, sports and life in Calgary. It was based off a similar program from a Seattle newspaper and complimented the in-print Q: Queries, Quibbles, Quirks section where other OP/ED columns were run.
This page will act as an online archive of all the pieces that I had written, since most of the work disappeared when Canwest entered bankruptcy protection in 2009 and sold off the newspaper arm to a group of creditors, ultimately forming what’s known as the Postmedia Network today.
While most of the things I wrote were online exclusives, some of the pieces were teased in print afterwards. Those that were are noted below with links to scans of those issues on the Calgary Herald Online Archives via ProQuest.
NOTE: Links to PressReader or ProQuest are subscription based and may require an account to access their services. Check your local library to see if they may have made arrangements with these services for free access for those in the communities they serve. If you’re in the Calgary area, you can access the entire Calgary Herald online archive via the Calgary Public Library with a valid CPL card (which is now free!) or at any CPL location using their internet connection (as access to these resources are also IP based).
- Hate the stress of hockey? Give lacrosse a try â€“ Sunday April 13, 2008 (Archive.org)
- Flames Time! It’s beginning to feel a lot likeâ€¦ â€“ Wednesday April 9, 2008 (Archive.org)
- I refuse to gloat – Tuesday April 4, 2008 (Archive.org)
- When to boo the Flames â€“ Tuesday December 4, 2007 (Archive.org)
- One Laptop per Child initiative worthy of Christmas-time support â€“ Tuesday December 4, 2007 (Archive.org | Print Tease: Newspapers.com)
- “Reginald Tiangha lauds the One Laptop Per Child development project.” (Calgary Herald, Page A2, December 5, 2007 via ProQuest)
- “Reginald Tiangha writes that the One Laptop per Child project is worthy of Christmastime support. In a world and culture where books are hard to find or expensive to obtain, providing children the means to access the wealth of information that is available for free seems like a winning idea.” (Calgary Herald, Page A15, December 11, 2007 via ProQuest)
- Sea ofâ€¦Pink? â€“ Thursday June 28, 2007 â€“ 22:59 (Archive.org)
- Transit problem? Check. What’s next? â€“ Wednesday May 30, 2007 â€“ 21:05
- Microsoft’s â€˜free’ seminar just a sales pitch â€“ Thursday May 17, 2007 â€“ 9:45
- “Reginald Tiangha attended Microsoft’s Future of the Server Room Tour ’07 TechNet at Paramount Chinook, hoping for a discussion on the issues IT pros face on the horizon. Unfortunately, digging deeper into the descriptions and attending the presentations, he found about five per cent discussion of issues and 95 per cent product showcase.” (Calgary Herald, Page A25, May 18, 2007 via ProQuest)
- The Flames did not deserve to win â€“ Monday, April 23, 2007
- “Reginald Tiangha eulogizes the Flames’ season, saying that despite the Detroit Red Wings being consistently the stronger team, everyone should take this as a learning experience and remember this entire season was a moment of transition from one system to another.” (Calgary Herald, Page A13, April 24, 2007 via ProQuest)
- Re: End the transit strike before it begins â€“ Sunday, April 22, 2007 â€“ 15:09
- The beginning of the end for DRM? â€“ Tuesday, April 2, 2007 â€“ 21:56
- In defence of Jim Playfair â€“ Saturday, March 17, 2007 â€“ 23:13
- “Reginald Tiangha writes that with the whole town calling for Calgary Flames head coach Jim Playfair’s head, he finds himself in the minority. Flames fans shouldn’t panic — while the team has not looked good at all, firing a coach this late in the season would be counterproductive, and may not solve anything.” (Calgary Herald, Page A19, March 26, 2007 via ProQuest)
- Re: Flames fight for playoff positions, fans fight to watch their team â€“ Tuesday, March 13, 2007 â€“ 17:04
- “Reginald Tiangha says that although last week’s grassroots campaign by Flames faithful to get the March 17 Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames game televised failed, the NHL should really reconsider how it divides Saturday games for Canadian teams — so that Flames fans do not get the short end of the stick due to CBC exclusivity.” (Calgary Herald, Page A17, March 19, 2007 via ProQuest)
- Flames fight for playoff positions, fans fight to watch their team â€“ Tuesday March 5, 2007 â€“ 22:00
- Can’t Stop Talking About Craig Conroy â€“ Tuesday, January 30, 2007 â€“ 11:56
- Labour crunch becoming mundane â€“ Monday, December 11, 2006 â€“ 9:25