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Load It Up In The Spotlight!!!

I recently had the privilege to ask musician Cody Labombard a few questions about his upbeat, bittersweet, roaring new single ‘In the Spotlight’, and his upcoming album ‘Load It Up!!!’....


Whale of a Tale

The people gathered around a fire as people always do on a still night between hot golden days in June.  Wooded hills stretched over them, and beyond the fire a...


Write Me a Love Story

Write Me a Love Story by Anthony J.S. Leclair Thursday, August 1, 2013.      There’s a thickness in the air. I can taste it. A tumult. They are coming....


Whose Country is This? The Beautiful Tyranny of the Canadian Minority

by Xander Seguin “Whose body is this?” asked Sue Rodriquez in the early 90s. Diagnosed with ALS and doomed to waste away into nothingness, she pleaded wide-eyed through a CBC...


Here & There – Toronto Street Art

This past week, I decided to take a stroll along Dundas, and photograph the many strange, and spectacular pieces of street art that are about. The alleys of Toronto may...


Wedding Speech Notes…SMILE

SMILE When you are the mother of two spirited daughters you almost get to take part in a Skinnerian psychology test. You watch common environmental situations and diverse responses. Sometimes...


Wendigo1

Old Wendigo gets along-In the streets alone he scratches a living With raccoons he talks and takes desperate dinners in the alleys behind restaurants Like an old man smokes old...


Outrage as Pope John Paul II Day Becomes Federal Law With Zero Debate

TORONTO, ONTARIO – (January 15, 2015) The divisive former head of Europe’s last absolute monarchy, Pope John Paul II, has been awarded an honour reserved for a select few. The...


The Battle of the Pointless Trilogy…Desolation…An Apparently Expected Journey

   Shortly before the new year, and just before the third installment of the Hobbit was released in theatres, a good friend of mine wrote a hilariously scathing review of...


Mississauga Resident To Speak Against Lord’s Prayer at City Council

Mississauga resident Derek Gray has filed a complaint with Mississauga City Council calling for an end to the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and will be called to address council...


The Way We Remember

We are asked, only one day a year, to remember those who fought for our freedom. To take that time is a paltry sacrifice compared to those of the men...


Trekky Trivia, Melody Bar Styles

The year is 2079 and the good lady Enterprise landed herself with a wave of trekky hysteria into the historic Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar this past November 4th (May the...


A Night Out With That Choir

If you walked into The Flying Beaver Sunday October 26, around 8:00pm, you would have perhaps heard the great elegance of 50’s swing music, sung by a very talented male tenor. Or...


Liberal Party Lights Up Marijuana Debate with U of T Event This Thursday 7PM

TORONTO, ON – Following the groundbreaking call from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to legalize and regulate marijuana, the Liberal Party of Canada will host “Time to Legalize...


A Weird Storm Brewing

Something wicked came to the Ernest-Balmer Studio space down in the distillery this weekend. It was Theatre Arcturus, and it was ‘Weird’ – in title, and some might say in...


Toronto Lifestyle Market at the Gladstone! Oct 8th – 12th

Toronto LifeStyle Market at the Gladstone Hotel October 8th – 12th So remember how Queen West just got voted the second coolest neighbourhood in the world? This just in mo...


Escape From Happiness?

Last night, pushing halfway into the run, Alumnae Theatre’s production of George F. Walker’s: Escape From Happiness hosted a group of about twenty attentive audience members (apart from the one...


Soul Communication – Cassidy Sigouin

The other day, I got to have a bit of a chat with Cassidy Sigouin, A North Bay gal in love with music. I’ve had the privilege of seeing her...


Who is Starlord!

Toronto’s wonderful annual celebration of all things great and geeky, Fan Expo, opened yesterday for nerds young and old. For those of you who didn’t have the scratch put together...


National Charity for Men Demands Inclusion of Male Aboriginals in Public Inquiry

TORONTO, ONTARIO — The nation’s leading charity for the health and welfare of boys and men, the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE), is demanding that the government, RCMP and the...