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Legal Ease: Did the city deny freedom of speech?

We live in a democracy, a system by which a society governs itself through its elected representatives. This is how citizens participate, albeit indirectly, in making decisions that affect them and which become law.

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Word Nerd: How Chinese flavours our language

Chinese civilization dates back at least 4,000 years and is the source of many of the world’s greatest inventions including paper, printing, and the compass, not to mention fine porcelain china.

Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags
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Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags

by Marc Poellhuber It’s 8am in Atlanta, I am barely awake and the waitress asks: “Will that be grits or hash browns?” Trust me, I know all about befuddlement in the face of new words. You need to know that the term “hashtag” has been included in the Oxford English […]

First Person: Do unto others
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First Person: Do unto others

Even if I were to take the story in Genesis literally, it is not Adam who sinned but Eve who ate the forbidden apple. At least give her credit for thirsting for knowledge.

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Legal Ease: Resolutions for peace of mind in the new year

As the year nears its end, I am in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions and I have been thinking of a few I would like to share.

Sun Youth: The triumph of light over darkness
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Sun Youth: The triumph of light over darkness

Christmas is fast approaching and thousands of families have already registered for a holiday basket, being distributed from Dec. 18-24 at Sun Youth.

Word Nerd: What’s in a definition? Maybe a tax on your freedom
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Word Nerd: What’s in a definition? Maybe a tax on your freedom

Whereas all agree that a rose is a flower, it is not as clear what to call a tomato.

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Flavour Guy at Hannukah: The perfect dish for Happy Challah Days

This time of year, it is frankly discomfiting to be a Jew, possibly a Muslim, indubitably an atheist. One puts aside personal traditions and cultural baggage and makes way for the big white-bearded guy with a sack of toys.

Our Man in New York: Protest maligns powerful music at The Met
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Our Man in New York: Protest maligns powerful music at The Met

New York is no stranger to protests and demonstrations, but the Klinghoffer Affair last month was a rarity.

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Word Nerd: We are totally surrounded by redundancies

I first became aware of a penchant for political verbal diarrhea back in 1993. CBC journalist, Hana Gartner, was interviewing then Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.