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The Plague-Ground – Yearning to breathe free

It’s Christmas. The vaccine is working, as are most of us. Much is calm. Much is bright. Mainly because Joe Biden won the Presidency a month ago and Donald Trump agreed to go quietly, wrapped in blanket immunity for himself and his…

The Plague-Ground – What are you doing at 12 noon on Sunday?

GO TO YOUR PORCH OR BALCONY. Like you, I’ve sung O Canada hundreds of times. Like you, I can remember nearly none of them. But there are two that have stuck with me over the years, both joyous, chest-thumping occasions when our voices…

Canada isn’t young, but it’s a great place to live

Is Canada young? Not any more. If I heard it once this past weekend, I heard it 150 times: “We’re a young country…” But we’re not young at all, certainly compared to the 15 countries that were born after the death of the Soviet Union…

10 Ways To Make Canada’s 150th As Big And Memorable As Possible

 Whether it was Big for you or not, you need to start planning for next summer -- Canada's 150th -- right now. Because waiting till next June to plan your July 1st will attach a lifetime of bad memories to the word "staycation." So here are…