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06
Feb
Food for thought...

Food for thought...

Remember back in 2008 when the province first started posting restaurant inspection reports online for all to see?
For those first heady months, there were stories everywhere. This Chinese restaurant was infested with mice, this rural eatery was shut down for constant non-compliance. Nine years later, not so much. We’ve got some catching up to do.
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06
Feb
Library branding on the cheap

Library branding on the cheap

A new building and a fresh stock of books apparently wasn’t enough to get the idea that the big glass building on Spring Garden is open for business in the 21st century, so it’s time yet again to roll out a big ol’ rebranding campaign for the Halifax Public Library.

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23
Jan
Fear & Loathing at the CBC...

Fear & Loathing at the CBC...

“Reporters should certainly use their judgement when dealing with potentially traumatized individuals to ensure an interviewee understands the implications of the interview... ‘What are you thinking?’ may not be the most elegant question in journalism.”
— Esther Enkin
CBC Ombudsman
January 17, 2017

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23
Jan
Military commander's career torpedoed by not-so-secret fetish

Military commander's career torpedoed by not-so-secret fetish

If you watch YouTube, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman — who up until last week was the second-most powerful man in the Canadian Forces — seems like a swell guy.
In a series of self-promoting videos produced and posted by the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice-Adm. Norman explains himself to his people. You know, his people... the citizens (that’s me and you) and all the guys and gals in the Navy.

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23
Jan
My ‘iron harvest’ madness

My ‘iron harvest’ madness

I’d just turned 18 when I visited Europe for the first time. That was back in March of 1971.
My high school had organized the jaunt and opened it up for students who A) had passing grades and B) could afford to pay the freight. Upon hearing of it, my best friend and I, both of us in the habit of recognizing a potential adventure when we saw one, signed up immediately.

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