Category Archives: humour

New Novel Coming Soon

Borealis Press of Ottawa will soon be releasing a dramatic, new novel by T.A. Keenleyside, entitled All The Way. The book follows the ups and downs in the lives of eight friends over a sixty-year period. It is set mainly … Continue reading

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Another Croatian Miracle

Wow! Just think of it: little Croatia, a country of barely four million people and an independent state for less than 37 years knocking off some of the great powers of football and, indeed, of global affairs, countries like Argentina, … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Bed

It’s time to leave Canada and roam some other parts of the world, starting with Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a handsome city, carved into two halves by a deep gully: Old Town and New Town, though the latter in its … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Conclusion

Here are some final thoughts from Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada: Now we (have) travelled to both the western and eastern extremes of Canada–Toe Head in Haida Gwaii and Cape Spear at the northern end of the Avalon … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Prince Edward Island

Happy 150th birthday, Canada! On this day, it seems appropriate to offer an excerpt from “The Little Prince” about the conference in Charlottetown that set the stage for Confederation three years later: Even today, the little island “resting on the … Continue reading

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Canada 150, New Brunswick

This cross-Canada journey continues with excerpts from “Big New Brunswick Dreams:” Flat red and brown sand beaches run along the eastern coast of New Brunswick like a soft, broad highway from Charlo on Chaleur Bay to the Confederation Bridge on … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Newfoundland

Roaming the big land from east to west, the birthday journey starts in Newfoundland, with excerpts from the chapter, “Salty People:” Dot and I fly into St. John’s through a storm, sitting in the tail of the plane. As we … Continue reading

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