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19
Nov
The cat came back... and back... and back....

The cat came back... and back... and back....

“Please do NOT Feed me,” the flier posted around Rascal the cat’s home range pleads. “My life depends on it!”

It’s quite a dramatic tail tale about Rascal the free-range cat, his life threatening thyroid condition, his self-professed devoted cat parents Ree Brennin and John Houston — and his lawyer.

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19
Nov
Something still stinks

Something still stinks

I am finally convinced that the musty, dirty smell emanating from my tap water is nothing to be alarmed about. But geeze, it’s like pulling teeth getting answers from the good folks over at Halifax Water. 

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19
Nov
The Mystery of the Special Shisha permit

The Mystery of the Special Shisha permit

I can’t find any evidence that there is some kind of “special permit” that Ottoman Cafe owner Can Hicyilmaz has acquired for his customers to smoke shisha while relaxing in his new Spring Garden Road cafe.

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19
Nov

Waiter, there’s pest poo in my soup...

What do the Moonlight Restaurant and Lounge of Antigonish, Reid’s Meats Supermarket of Brooklyn, and the Economy Shoe Shop in Halifax have in common?

Why, they’re just a few restaurants given recent notices by the Agriculture Department’s food inspectors for having pests, vermin and/or their droppings spotted around their respective establishments. 

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05
Nov

Only the bravest of the brave would try to touch Amanda’s bump

As someone who recently wrote a column calling for an end to dinner table discussion of women’s birth experiences and hates being given unsolicited advice and having other people’s views foisted upon me, I’d like to state how deeply, disturbingly aware I am of the hypocrisy of me penning a column (a second column, actually) regarding pregnancy.

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