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03
Apr
Speaking of Canadiana, eh...

Speaking of Canadiana, eh...

A long time ago somewhere near the Halifax waterfront, I MC’d a Canadian Medical Association convention.
I was standing there minding my own business when a British Columbia doctor approached me and said: Are you from Nova Scotia? I promptly said yes, and he said to his buddies: Gather round boys, I want you to hear this.

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03
Apr
Just say it, for heaven’s sake!

Just say it, for heaven’s sake!

I note with interest that CRA recently polled Atlantic Canadians on whether they support the federal government screening potential immigrants for Canadian values before allowing them into the country.

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20
Mar
Vancouverites get the branding thing right

Vancouverites get the branding thing right

Residents of Vancouver have soundly rejected a proposed brand for their city.
City council approved the new logo, but Mayor Gregor Robertson decreed that it will not be launched until intense criticisms from the public are addressed.

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06
Mar
An A-plus for teacher Jamie’s cellphones lesson

An A-plus for teacher Jamie’s cellphones lesson

I would like to give a shout out to Jamie Lynn Quinn. She’s a teacher at Herring Cove Junior High in HRM, and you might have heard that she came up with a bold idea that the students in her Grade 8 class could do without their precious little cellphones for a week.

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21
Feb
Bedford blowup & radio remembrance

Bedford blowup & radio remembrance

I couldn’t help but notice a galling instance of HLLIFLX creep the other day.
During a piece by the CBC’s Brett Ruskin about the deplorable conditions at the Bedford Magazine — everything’s in danger of going kablooey, apparently — some Navy communications person referred to it as the Halifax Magazine.

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