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Cory Monteith's Death, A Reflection on Risk Taken by a Calgary Editor

Enter the editor of The Calgary Herald, Licia Corbella. Ms. Corbella made the decision to write her article "Vancouver's easy drug access may have helped kill Monteith". For those who did not read this article, it is one part diatribe against the safe injection program InSite, one part memory recalling an overheard conversation in Calgary, and one part speculation on what might have happened if Mr. Monteith had been in some other city. While writing is a creative art form used to inform and encourage discussion, one cannot believe that Ms. Corbella would have expected the type of backlash her own simple decision brought upon her head. Social media fervor tumbled out to greet her article with charges that she was insane, ignorant, a typical redneck from Alberta, idiotic... she should be fired immediately for her badly written, poorly researched, horrible opinion. In essence, her risk failed to gain the positive support writers generally hope they will receive.
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Candlelight Vigil Held For Monteith

VANCOUVER - Candles flickered in the late evening twilight and songs, including Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," and even Canada's national anthem, filled the air outside a downtown Vancouver hotel a...
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How Addicts Hide Their Demons

Many drug addicts become actors — professional or otherwise — to hide their illness, says an addictions counsellor in New Westminster, B.C. Jared Nilsson, a former heroin addict himself, says the pro...
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What Happens To 'Glee' Now?

Finn Hudson, a recent graduate who spent some of the year after high school floundering, recently discovered his life ambition: to become a teacher. Unfortunately, hotel employees discovered 31-year-...
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'Glee' Actor's Memorial Grows

A memorial continues to grow outside Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel where Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead over the weekend. The 31-year-old’s body was found by hotel staff when he fail...