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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 Stop Scope Creep From Eating Up Your Profits August 25, 2015
    Whether you freelance or work in an agency, if you're a creative pro, you've dealt with scope creep. Learning how to prevent and manage scope creep is an essential skill for a successful creative professional, because letting that scope creep away at will can be devastating. Freelance game designer Sande Chen explains: Since some projects involved […]
    Annie Mueller
  • How to Find Out Exactly What Your Target Clients Want—Then Sell It to Them August 24, 2015
    Pitching and selling to clients can be such a chore for freelancers because, usually, we just want to focus on the work we do best, whether it’s design, web development, programming, photography, or writing. Sales and marketing require such a different way of thinking compared to working on our respective crafts, that we tend to put it off or do it haphazard […]
    Celine Roque
  • So You Want to Be an Apparel Designer? August 21, 2015
    Bounty Hunter (Star Wars fanart) Design by Juan Manuel Orozco.It's nearly impossible to walk into a clothing store and not see a plethora of designs on the apparel being sold. Whether you're aiming to design for a specific company or brand, or license your work as a freelancer, knowing what it takes to be an apparel designer is crucial for your car […]
    Mary Winkler
  • Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy With Bushel August 19, 2015
    Mobile Device Management, or MDM, can be employed by educational institutions and small-businesses to large enterprises to manage numbers of mobile devices.The advantages of MDM are that it: Streamlines deployment of devicesManages device inventoryPainlessly distributes appsConfigures corporate emailManages Wi-Fi securityEnables employees, or device users, t […]
    Johnny Winter
  • A Freelancer’s Guide to Insurance August 18, 2015
    What kind of insurance do you need as a freelancer?The answer can vary widely, depending on what type of business you’re in, what kind of clients you have, how much equipment you have, your financial situation, where you live, and a range of other factors.Although I can’t tell you specifically what’s right for you, what I can do is lay out the options availa […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • Project Management Kickstart: How to Tackle Large Projects August 17, 2015
    The larger the project, the more likely a freelancer is to get overwhelmed. If you don't do a good job of organizing a large project, you might even miss your deadline. A lost deadline could mean losing your client and maybe even your reputation. There's a better way. Project management principles help you organize your big projects so that they ru […]
    Laura Spencer
  • The Creative App Bundle August 13, 2015
    The Creative App Bundle, by Envato Bundles, features six beautiful Mac apps to help inspire your designs and streamline your workflow. Plus it also includes two unlockable games and a stack of super discounts worth $1,000, all for just $39!What Apps Will I Get?MacawBuilt for today’s web designer. It provides the same flexibility as your favorite image editor […]
    Nicole Bowes
  • How to Create a Profitable Brand for Your Freelancing Business August 11, 2015
    You know that feeling when you’re invited to someone’s house for dinner and you find yourself standing in the supermarket aisle for over half an hour, eyes glazed over, looking at dizzying row upon dizzying row of wines, reading labels about fruity undertones and woody aftertastes, while wondering which bottle to get, how much you should spend, what your hos […]
    Julia Melymbrose
  • A Freelancer’s Guide to Handling Debt Responsibly August 10, 2015
    There’s nothing wrong with being in debt.That’s a pretty controversial statement for many people. Newspapers and websites are full of horror stories about people who got mired in debt, and also of inspirational stories about people who paid it all off. Debt is often presented as a terrible burden, almost like a chronic illness.But here’s the thing: debt is a […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • 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

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