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Made-in-Canada words get dictionary backing

Guardian Weekly Nanaimoites in British Columbia can sip their double-doubles while planning next year’s May Two-Four, assured that those and 2,200 other made-in-Canada words and terms have the endorsement of the new edition of the Canadian Oxford -Dictionary. The Oxford is the standard reference for a decidedly Canuck take on the English language. Although most […]

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Utopian solutions

Boston Globe It is the new millennium. Full employment, material abundance, and social harmony characterize an age that can truly be described as golden. Monumental architecture defines the great cities, universal healthcare has created a disease-free world, and electronic broadcasting has become a pervasive, yet wholly beneficial tool. When Edward Bellamy forecast this future over […]

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New Brunswick (Award Winner)

Window seat in…New Brunswick BC Business Magazine I’m wilting in the blistering sun on a bather-packed beach in northeastern New Brunswick, trying to remain cool for the cute, ray-worshipping bikini girl checking me out from her gold-coloured towel. The 28-degree temperature and my jeans-and-dress-shirt outfit aren’t helping the cause, but any remaining appeal is shattered […]

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Window seat in…Galway

Window seat in…Galway

BC Business Magazine (Award Winner) I’m zigzagging along Galway’s darkened, rain-slicked High Street, battling a winter gale that’s slapping at my face like the back end of a feisty wet fish. It’s only mid-afternoon, but the roiling grey tempest has drained any light from the sky, while the only locals are scuttling past with lowered […]

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Brighton

BC Business Magazine  Window seat in…Brighton I’m perched on a pyramid of pebbles under a bright blue southern England sky raked with thin, wispy clouds. A few chocolate-coloured waves are frothing their way towards me, while electronic chirruping from nearby amusement arcades and the vinegar-drenched aroma of fish and chips percolate the air. Welcome to […]

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