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A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's seat and within minutes he, along with nine other f...

Paul Cellucci: A Forthright Friend of Canada

News that former Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Argeo Paul Cellucci has died on Saturday following a brief and courageously public battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, called to mind the legacy of a man I came to know through his passion for Canada.
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Marijuana and the Election: Time to Start Asking Blunt Questions

On November 6, three states have on their ballots the outright legalization of marijuana -- Washington, Oregon and Colorado. So far, support is strong and bipartisan. The last such vote occurred in 2010 in California where a state-sanctioned referendum on legalization narrowly lost. So you may not hear about the marijuana issue in debates or from the campaign stump, and in polls, but people south of the border are taking the matter into their own hands.
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The Cult of Boston

They remind me of the Sirens. They sing you songs about sorrow, about the blues, and they hang out in the lake like Peter Pan's mermaids. They grab onto your ankles, they pull you down, and they want...