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Regional Viewpoint -- The Dene: from Little Duck to Tadoule

Carolyn Bennett, minister of indigenous and northern affairs, deserves kudos for her effective role in providing the Dene the opportunity to take greater control of their lives after many years of suffering because of ignorance on the part of many governments.

An excellent article, “Addressing The Fatal Ordeal Of The Dene” ...

Today’s Columns

  • Morning Mess: You're never too old to relish back-to-school exuberance

    The sun is starting to change position. Those days of 30 C aren’t packing the punch like those 30 C days in June and July. Like it or not, we’re slowly slipping into fall, and with just two weekends left before the start of school, summer is slowly coming to and end.

  • Want to reduce dubious expenses? Post receipts online

    Last week, news broke that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott had spent $1,700 on a high-end car service for a single day of driving her around the Toronto area. Her office then revealed there were more in the same vein: a $2,000 bill for a car on the day the minister spoke at a July meeting in Niagara Falls; $3,800 for 20 trips ($190 each) to Toronto’s Pearson Airport before flying to Ottawa for ministerial business.

  • Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip smiles during a pause in a song during the Canadian rockers’ tour stop in Brandon in January 2013 in support of their album, “Now For Plan A.”

    Hip fans share memories

    It’s hard to adequately encapsulate all of the memories that were conjured up and emotions that coursed through me Saturday night as The Tragically Hip played a nation’s soundtrack from their hometown of Kingston, Ont.

  • Citizen Active -- Could we have a Donald Trump in Canada?

    We Canadians are as fascinated as Americans by Donald Trump! So, the obvious question: could we have a Trump here in Canada? “Of course we could,” the rejoinder goes. “We had Rob Ford, didn’t we?”

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