Doug Bell

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The associate minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: “I upped my pledge — up yours.

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There are those who think there is nothing more beautiful than sunshine on snow, and then there are those who think there is nothing more beautiful…

History goes round and round like a merry go round, doesn’t it?

Watson Lake in 1958 was a good place to live. A place of calm winters, with wind a stranger and snow a friend - often too generous a friend. Snow piled up on skinny clothesline poles, even the clothesline itself. You name it, snow covered it and made it v

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‘If some countries have too much history, Canada has too much geography.” Former Prime Minister Mackenzie King.

Some bracing war memories for D Day

From an undisclosed originator to undisclosed recipients on the internet comes this photo demonstrating the ingenuity of people in wartime. As the story goes, this pilot was stationed in France shortly after D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Bits 'n Pieces ...

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 “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Those dam building, fish eating beavers

Fairy tales and urban legends choke our countless media outlets today, emanating from heaven knows where, for heaven knows what purpose. Joining the list, I thought, were fish-eating beavers.

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Stop, look, and listen . . . When we were kids, adults were the other side — not enemies as such, just not where you’d go for advice on…

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September 3, 1894, Labour Day was celebrated for the first time in Canada. “The Way Home” … “It’s almost a year now…

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Anonymous said, "Words slip easily from the tongue. Think well before you let them go."

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Democracy in action ...

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Happy Birthday, Robert . . . January 25 is the birthday of the Bard of the North. To add to the continuing lore of Robert Service, here’s an…

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Hank Ketchum’s thought may be useful during this election campaign. “Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it, but don’t swallow it.

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Signs . . .      Are they spontaneous, a flash of inspiration, or are they “signs of the times?” There is nothing…

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Ten Lost Years… “…Look at it this way. Say on July 1, Steve had a business and a fine house and a nice wife.

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Laughter is in the eye of the beer holder...

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The dog days of summer ...

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Standing up for Canada … A child stood silently on an overpass in southern Ontario this day waving a Canadian flag.

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Dear Santa: Christmas catalogues come in handy these days. They help us to describe clearly what we’d like you to bring us.