Some heroes wear blue helmets and stand in the line of fire to maintain peace. Others bring food to those on the brink of starvation. And some wield a calculator.
It’s coming, sure as candy corn — the traditional outpouring of indignation over culturally insensitive Halloween costumes.
Some amazing things have been happening in Christianity in the past 50 years. There is now an impressive collection of agreed statements on issues that have historically divided churches. After about 450 years, the Catholic and Protestant churches have started to get back together, along with other major Christian denominations.
The year is 688 A.D.
William Nassau Kennedy started his career as a house painter, but ended up having a significant impact both on Canada’s militia and Canada’s prairie provinces.
Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.
We like to think that as a society we have changed, that we are more accepting, more open-minded about certain things, which in some cases we are. But when it comes to discussion of drug use, sometimes I think we aren’t always fair in the way we talk about users, because the term is broad and doesn’t fall on any certain type of person.
Sir John A. Macdonald was not only the country’s first prime minister; he was also the last premier of Canada West, what Ontario was called before Confederation.