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    • Back to the Basics

      Normally on weekends, I spend time away from the Legislature with Lisa and the girls, often taking part in some of the great constituency events...

    • Who Are You Inspiring?

      As defined in Merriam Webster Dictionary: in·spi·ra·tion noun ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi- : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea...

    • Mayor’s Message

      I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy to see Spring as I have been this year. Wow, it was a long, hard and record...

    • Analyzing Quebec election results

      Pauline Marois who was planning to fire government employees wearing hijabs, kirpans, turbans or ostentatious crucifixes, was herself given a pink slip and dismissed from...

    • Liquor Laws Loosening

      As Bob Dylan so eloquently crooned back in 1964, the times they are a-changin’. Your humble narrator remembers the dark days of government-run liquor stores...

    • Excuses

      It’s been awhile since I have written an article about excuses. We all have them. We all use them. Let’s face it, it is the...

    • Growing the perfect potato

      The month of April marks the beginning of vegetable gardening season, and would any veggie garden be truly complete without a potato patch? Growing tasty,...

    • Rock Out With Your Bock Out

      Your intrepid liquor reporter was feeling particularly pious this past March 19. No, gentle reader, not because that is the traditional feast day of Saint...

    • Time to salute nation’s volunteers

      The week of April 6-12 has been declared the National Volunteer Week. Volunteerism is the lubricant that enables our modern society to function. It is...

    • Everyone should stand on guard for Canada

      Quebec separation has raised its ugly head again. Quebec Premier Pauline Marios, fighting a provincial election, wants a referendum on Quebec separation. Quebec is expected...