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  • Would Angus MacLean or Robert Stanfield vote for Harper? April 29, 2011
    by Teresa Doyle on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:57pm I grew up in a fiercely loyal conservative household. These two men were held in the highest regard. They were Progressive Conservatives we could all be proud of. Angus MacLean realized how dangerous nuclear power could be. Harper fired the head of Atomic Energy Canada for doing her job. She insisted that […]
  • IPTypewriters: Last manufacturing plant shuts down production April 26, 2011
      The final typewriter manufacturer shuts down in Mumbai BY: Brett Register CATEGORY: Trending Now An old manual typewriter is seen in Finca de Vigia, the villa where author Ernest Hemingway lived outside Havana, Cuba (Credit: GETTY) (CBS / What's Trending) Today in Mumbai the doors to the final typewriter manufacturing company Godrej and Boyce closed i […]
  • Five Years of Harper – Broken Promises April 21, 2011
    Technorati Tags: Five years of Harper,Election 2011 2006 Conservative Platform: 1. Require ministers and senior government officials to record their contacts with lobbyists. Government Action: Broken 2. Prohibit nominated candidates or MPs seeking re-election from accepting large personal gifts. Government Action: Broken. 3. Ban the use of trust funds to fin […]
  • What to do if you are being bullied April 19, 2011
    Cyberbullying sometimes escalates to serious situations, especially if the victim is lacking information when it comes to dealing with cyberbullies. Below are some things you can do to resolve or at the very least limit the damage of cyberbullying: * Refrain from Responding: Defending yourself from a cyberbully attack may seem like a natural response, but th […]
  • Dr. Harper’s New and Improved Medicare « Murray Dobbin's Blog April 17, 2011
    Medicare is turning out to be the sleeper issues in this election as Canadians continue to say that public health care – universal, comprehensive, publicly administered care, transferable across provincial lines – is their most important election issue, even more important than the economy. And is the economy that Harper has based his whole campaign on – aft […]
  • Best divorce letter & answer November 17, 2010
      Dear wife:        I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever. I've been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been terrible. Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw.         Last week, you came home & didn't […]
  • Seal Caucus–Rick Mercer Rant!!! October 15, 2010
    It seems to me that the media is a little too obsessed with how controlling Stephen Harper is.  I don't really get this debate.  I mean, can we blame the Conservatives for wanting this in a leader?  A man who is firmly in control?  Because Stephen Harper is all that and a bag of chips.  And his idea to scrap the long form census is a perfect example of […]
  • NEW BOUTIQUE DISC JOCKEY COMPANY LAUNCHES IN OTTAWA October 14, 2010
    by Pulse Entertainment on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:26pm Pulse Entertainment promises a new standard of quality, style and sophistication for the “take no chances” customer (Ottawa) October 12, 2010 – MELDAN Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce the official launch of Pulse Entertainment. Pulse Entertainment is an Ottawa-based boutique business pro […]
  • Subject: DR Oz advice H1N1 October 30, 2009
    Subject: DR Oz advice H1N1 The following advice, given by Dr. Oz, makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know: The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem […]
  • RED SKELTON'S RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT MARRIAGE September 10, 2009
    1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship. She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.2. We also sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.3. I take my wife everywhere..... but she keeps finding her way back.4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary. "Some […]

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  • Fewer cars key to economic growth, U.S. city planner says | The Chronicle Herald January 25, 2013
    Fewer cars downtown and in other urban areas will help grow the Halifax region’s economy, a San Francisco transit planner says. (INGRID BULMER / Staff) More economic vitality downtown and in other urban areas will come with fewer cars, a Halifax city hall meeting heard Thursday. And car use should be thought of as a […]
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  • 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest – Comedians January 25, 2013
        The 18th annual Ha!ifax ComedyFest announces superb line up for event, April 24-27 in Halifax (Halifax, NS) – Celebrating its 18th year, the 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents 28 top Canadian and international comedians from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 in Halifax. The lineup includes hot comic headliners, Scott Thompson (Kids in […]
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  • Why the 99 per cent still matter in Canadian politics December 31, 2012
    LOLA LANDEKIC FOR THE TORONTO STARAs income inequality worsens, Canadians have become increasingly polarized. Hugh Mackenzie A year after the Occupy movement focused public attention on the income, wealth and opportunity gap between the top 1 per cent and the 99 per cent, the issue is attracting the attention of conservatives in Canada. Quite simply, […]
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  • Canada’s government should be “Idle-No-More” – Ralph Goodale December 31, 2012
    POSTED ON DECEMBER 30, 2012 Over the past few weeks, a remarkable movement has taken shape among indigenous peoples in Canada.  It’s called “Idle-No-More”. Beginning with four women from Saskatchewan, the movement is driven largely by women and youth using social media like Twitter and Facebook.  With the advice of elders, it’s committed to peaceful […] […]
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  • Constancy Constantly | December 30, 2012
    There is something so comforting, beautiful really, about those things that are constant. And no, I’m not talking about the constancy of change. I mean truly consistent – like the patterns of the ocean’s tide, the enduring ebb and flow. I can go to any shoreline in Nova Scotia and be assured that the waves […]
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  • Sense and Sensitivity December 4, 2012
    Warning: This blog may cause feelings of sadness. Reader discretion is advised. I know that my musings are meant to be positive, uplifting, glass half-full messages filled with hope and optimism. I cannot deliver on that today. And for that I apologize. But you have to know that not every single day can be an […]
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  • People Say the Darndest Things | November 13, 2012
    Have you ever taken the time to stop and truly listen to what it is that people are trying to tell you?  I don’t mean people with whom you are in relationships.  Relationships are best left for another blog, but I do so love sharing my perspectives on relationships.  Wow…major digression there.  I’m going to […]
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  • The Downtown Scoop…. Dawn Slone November 9, 2012
    Fate. Some people think that everything in life happens for a “reason”.  Perhaps it does. I’m not discounting any theories these days.  I just know that a few weeks ago I gave the graduating class at Eastern College (approx. 1500 people in attendance) an inspirational speech on the premise you never know what your future has in […]
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  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper? | Seventy-Six Days’ Notice November 7, 2012
    I had an interesting experience recently,  one that has given me pause to really think about the strength of the human spirit.  Of what it means to be human.  I visited the home of two men, I believe they are brothers, who are, for lack of a kinder and much  more appropriate term, social outcasts. […]
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  • Savage sets sights on downtown October 23, 2012
    Mayor-elect sees revitalization of Halifax’s core as top priority Mayor-elect Mike Savage answers questions as he visits city hall in Halifax on Monday. (ADRIEN VECZAN/Staff) As Halifax’s mayor-elect, Mike Savage has a laundry list of must-dos and hope-to-dos, but there is one item he says is staying at the top — downtown revitalization. “I want […] […]
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  • How to Create a Healthier Home Office August 3, 2015
    Freelancers are notorious for working wherever we can—at the dining room table, sitting on the couch, or even lying in bed. The ability to work anywhere can be incredibly freeing. You should know, though, that not all home office spaces are created equal. If your workspace is poorly designed, it could harm your health. Since you spend hours in your home offi […]
    Laura Spencer
  • How to Deliver a Kick-Ass Consulting Service July 31, 2015
    Are you trying to win a bid, bring in more work for your company or influence stakeholders? How do you influence your clients when delivering a consulting service?  I’ve put together a list of techniques to empower you to lead with confidence and bring in repeat business for years to come!New to Consulting? Consulting can be pretty straight forward for the n […]
    Joel Diaz
  • How to Expand Your Freelance Work to Include New Skills and Specialties July 29, 2015
    Stagnation is like death for creative professionals. Unfortunately, for many of us, the need to pay the bills and establish expertise keeps us in mind-numbing, repetitive types of work. We get really good at the work, and can, perhaps, command a higher rate, but we also get bored and burn-out. Nobody has time for that. We need to increase our potential earni […]
    Annie Mueller
  • How to Charge Premium Prices and Write Winning Proposals July 28, 2015
    When you’re just starting out as a freelancer, it can be difficult to know how to set your prices, or what action to take next. How do you go from interested client to a signed deal?In this tutorial, learn effective methods for developing your price points, techniques for landing warm leads, and how to pitch your freelance services successfully. Then jump in […]
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  • How You Can Help Educate the Next Generation of Web Professionals July 27, 2015
    The web industry is growing fast: no-one can dispute that. But what is being disputed within the industry and in the media is whether or not there are enough skilled people to fill the jobs that are being created.The existence of a skills gap is something that's interpreted differently by different analysts: some point to high levels of unemployment and […]
    Rachel McCollin
  • So You Want to Be a Gallery Artist? July 24, 2015
    Opening day at Slushbox Gallery's "The Geek Strikes Back: NerdCore III", run by JR and Amanda Linton.Fine artists and commercial artists alike often exhibit their work in a gallery setting. What does it take to become a gallery artist, curator, or owner? What's involved on either side of the art gallery coin? In this article we'll ta […]
    Mary Winkler
  • How to Identify Profitable Clients: A Step-by-Step Guide July 21, 2015
    If there’s anything that keeps freelancers up at night, it’s money. According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, “finding clients” and “feast or famine cycle of work” are the two biggest challenges faced by freelancers. In a more recent survey conducted by Freelancers Union and Elance-Odesk, “[f]inding work and income instability are the top barriers to […]
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  • A Freelancer's Guide to Dealing With Illness July 20, 2015
    No matter how well you take care of yourself, illness is inevitable. At some stage, you’ll have to take a day or two off to recover from a cold, and if you’re unlucky you might have to deal with a serious, long-term illness. Are you prepared?For salaried employees, it’s easy. They can just call in sick, and then relax and concentrate on getting well again (o […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • Tuts+ Celebrates 20,000 Free Tutorials! July 15, 2015
    The whole team here at Tuts+ is excited to announce that we’ve just published our 20,000th free tutorial. Since launching in 2007, Tuts+ has helped more than a quarter of a billion people learn new skills and improve their lives. We’re very proud to have helped so many people from all over the world expand their knowledge across a huge range of topics—all fo […]
    Jordan McNamara
  • How to Handle an Unhappy Photography Client July 14, 2015
    Most of us will have an unhappy client or negative feedback in our time. It can be a tricky situation to learn how to handle. If you’ve only just started out in business, your first complaint(s) can be a real knock to your confidence, but if you learn how to deal with these situations effectively, you can really turn things around and it might even become a […]
    Marie Gardiner

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