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    • (Grit)

      Canada thistle has grit – not quite the diversified variety of grit that its distant cousin the dandelion has, but still deserving of many a...

    • Redford discussion dismantling the Alberta Advantage

      Ever heard that saying: “you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t?” Well that’s exactly how I felt before attending Premier Redford’s...

    • There’s no perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day

      Don’t forget, hey you lovers; mark it down in your calendar. Next Thursday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day. You only know what happens if you...

    • Eastern Promises (Of Beer)

      Your globetrotting liquor reporter is penning this week’s column while holding down a barstool at a brewpub in Halifax. With Halifax being the port city...

    • (Wide)

      “Sorry, Mister, I can’t,” I tried to mumble. He wasn’t listening. It was dismal enough being there in any situation, let alone having my wee...

    • Parliament Reconvenes for 2013

      On Monday this week, the House of Commons resumed sitting following the Christmas break. My thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to...

    • (Lily)

      I looked forward to greeting the lilies each day. “My my, aren’t you looking dainty today? You’re absolutely dazzling! Those tiny pollen filled stamens are...

    • Female premiers role models for women

      Ontario premier-designate Kathleen Wynne’s recent victory has been described as historic in may circles. Wynne is not only the first female premier of Ontario but...

    • Robbie Burrrrns Day

      Your humble narrator recently explored his inner Scotsman. There was haggis. There was fine scotch. There were hairy legs poking out of a kilt. No,...

    • (City)

      So my cousin phones me up all panicky. She has to come to the city for a specialist appointment and there’s been another murder in...