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Your Sunday Sermon: Exclusive sneak peak at Trudeau tell-all book!
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For the past few months, writer C. Ellsworth Stubbins has been granted unrestricted access to the inner workings of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office. Although not as explosive as Fire and Fury, whereby a reporter had unrestricted access to the Donald Trump White House, this new book is a re...
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Your Sunday Sermon: You call THIS cold?
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Your Sunday Sermon: You call THIS cold?
the city I have called home since birth, has a love-hate relationship with winter. One the one hand, we hate it. It’s cold, it’s dark 15 hours of the day, and it’s long. Good God, is it long. On the other hand, we sort-of love winter because it shows how tough we are. It…
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 52: RIP
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 52: RIP
As the last blog of 2017 – and the last in the Stuff Happens series of blogs –  let’s look at the names we lost in 2017. January Milt Schmidt, 98, the former Boston Bruins great and most frequently accidentally mispronounced name in hockey history … Jimmy ‘Superfly&#...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 51: The year in books (well, books I read, anyway)
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OK, I’m well aware Stuff Happened this past week. Justin Trudeau had his knuckles rapped for accepting an all-expenses paid trip on a private island, courtesy the Aga Khan some sort of religious leader/zillionaire. Trudeau claimed that the Aga Khan was a “close family friend”, w...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 50: The year in Google
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In lieu of an actual look at the past week, here’s a look at last year, as tabulated by most popular searches on Google. Here in Canada, Hurricane Irma was the top search for the year, even though it never touched Canada. Surprisingly, the no. 2 overall search was Meghan Markle, the fiancee...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 49: Pure Canadiana
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I’ve written so much stuff about American political craziness (more to come, I’m sure), I feel that I’ve been neglecting my home and native land. So this week, let us turn our gaze inward. First, let’s go to Quebec, the Florida of Canada, the province that passed a law ear...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 46: Trump loses it.
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I swear I didn’t want to write another word about Donald Trump. But some weeks – almost any week, in fact – he’s inescapable. So, with apologies, here we go again… When the history of the Donald Trump presidency is written (my guess is sometime around mid-2018), Dec. 1, 2017 wil...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, weeks 44 & 45: Men behaving badly
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The Return of Stuff Happens, weeks 44 & 45: Men behaving badly
This is not a good time to be a male. Every day, we are revealed to be dirtbags. It all began with Harvey Weinstein. Once, this Oscar-winning deal maker was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Now, he’s its leading pariah. Weinstein’s long, long history of sexually harassing an...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 43: It’s all politics, folks.
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As you may recall, last week Premier Rachael Notley and her sneaky government laid a trap for the new leader of the united conservatives, Jason Kenney. Making a mountain out of a molehill, the government introduced a bill to make it illegal for teachers to “out” kids who joined school...
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The Return of Stuff Happens, week 42: When terrorism becomes routine
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There was a terrorist attack in New York this week. A self-professed ISIS disciple used a rented truck to run down pedestrians and cyclists on a busy New York street, killing eight. Using rented vehicles to mow down pedestrians is the favoured tactic of these would-be terrorists; here in Edmonton...
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