What's the best thing about Canada? Just ask the more than 6,600 unexpected visitors who dropped in on September 11, 2001 after the deadly attacks south of the border. Here, we take a look at the qualities that made Gander meet history on that fateful...Read More»
As a rickety-backed, finger-blistered, knee-knackered, weed-whacked veteran of the Backyard Wars, I have considerable experience and some strong feelings about the art of coaxing plants out of the ground.
The way I see it, classic gardening breaks...Read More»
I had plenty of fizz. I was impetuous, impulsive and wildly unpredictable. But I had trouble with my long game. I had my eye on the ball but not on the...Read More»
Could there be a comic hybrid as exotic as a Scots leprechaun? You bet – and we Canadians can lay claim to the world prototype. His name was Farley...Read More»
Arthur Black discusses the latest fad among teens -- eyeball licking. Kids these...Read More»
My kayak is glowering at me.
I’m looking at it right now. It’s sitting bellyupside-down on two sawhorses in my backyard. I can tell it’s not...Read More»
The French have, as the French so often do, the perfect phrase to describe it: Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait (If the young only knew; if the...Read More»
Late last year, Tom Crist, a retired guy in Calgary, got an early Christmas present. It came via a phone call from the folks at LottoMax; he’d won some...Read More»
I am not a coot. Neither am I a geezer, a buzzard, Gramps or Old Timer – and woe betide the wet-behind-the-ears johnny-come-lately who tries to brand me...Read More»
Wally Assef did NOT pat the Queen’s bum.
Not that it would have been much of a stretch. Wally was mayor of Thunder Bay at the time of the alleged...Read More»
These are nerve-wracking times for tax dodgers. A Washington-based consor-tium of journalists has unveiled millions of supposedly secret e-files, and it...Read More»