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Loss of innocents: Of murder and chaos

Loss of innocents: Of murder and chaos

I’m crying inside again today for another person, someone I didn’t even know, whose life was taken in a senseless act of violence. It happens every day around the world, doesn’t it? People with anger issues lose control. They snap. They kill in acts of blind rage. In this case, the accused is alleged to […]

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Canada: Small cannabis companies may be forced out of business

Canada: Small cannabis companies may be forced out of business

There’s bad news for investors in the Canadian cannabis industry, a publication known as The Motley Fool is saying. It is looking like there will be a huge shakeout in the fledgling industry before pot is even legalized next July 1, and a lot of smaller current medical marijuana sellers will be out of business. […]

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Marijuana: New Brunswick eyeing Quebec market?

Marijuana: New Brunswick eyeing Quebec market?

Who would have thought that New Brunswick would be the first Canadian province to make supply deals with two of the country’s biggest legal marijuana companies? Organigram and Canopy Growth will supply a staggering 9 million grams of pot to the province per year for the adult recreational market. That is an incredible amount of […]

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Marijuana: A losing battle for Canadian police

Marijuana: A losing battle for Canadian police

So, police in Canada are asking the Trudeau government to delay the legalization of marijuana — from its July 1, 2018 date — by six months to a year because they claim they need more time to properly train officers to do roadside testing for impaired drivers, and to raise public awareness about the impairment […]

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Houston: Of grasslands and parking lots

Houston: Of grasslands and parking lots

They paved paradise And put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique And a swinging hot spot — Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi So, Houston had been warned, apparently. But not soon enough. Officials were given a study in 2016 that said a big hurricane, like Harvey, could cause the sort of […]

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Of time, 4x4s and the 60s

Of time, 4x4s and the 60s

Funny how 60 months, or five years, seems like such a long period of time when you are facing payments on that new car you just bought, but such a short period when you consider how quickly you are aging. On one hand, you can hardly wait for that car loan to be paid off. […]

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LGBTQ Pride: Of tolerance and acceptance

LGBTQ Pride: Of tolerance and acceptance

“Oh, my God. I’m delivering condoms to a bunch of faggots!” Those words were attributed to a delivery man who had just brought a box of condoms to the offices of Fierté Montréal, an LGBTQ Pride organization. The incident was reported in a Canada Pride preview piece by Richard Burnett for the Montreal Gazette. Apparently, […]

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OMG! It’s August already!

OMG! It’s August already!

Boo! Yes, I have been on vacation these past two weeks, and have been Internet data deprived. Hence, I haven’t been online much and have been relearning what it was like to live in a world with no Internet. Well, almost no Internet, anyway. Apart from blogging and accessing emails and my fave news sites, […]

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The perils of Windows 10

The perils of Windows 10

I’m done with Microsoft. It will be back to Mac operating systems for me just as soon as I can, fiscally speaking. Last week, readers will recall, I was rejoicing over the new download and upload abilities of the new router I purchased. It was a “miracle in the mountains,” I dubbed it. On Friday, […]

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Community under siege

Community under siege

These are trying times for the residents of my small lakeside community. There has been a rash of what the Montreal Gazette described in a report today of “brazen burglaries”  in the past month — at least eight that we know of, and probably more. This is cottage country, and many of the properties are […]

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