Springhill, Nova Scotia Will Cease To Exist

By Niall McArdle One of the most famous small towns in Canada, Springhill, Nova Scotia, site of a series of tragic coal-mining disasters in the 1950s, is to disappear.   The town council has voted to dissolve the municipality and amalgamate with the neighbouring council. The town will cease to exist on March 31st, 2015. The […]

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Freedom to Read Week

By Niall McArdle Freedom to Read Week in Canada begins today. Similar to Banned Books Week in the United States, the annual event is a chance for readers to reflect upon the ever-present threat of censorship. Here is a sample of some of the books that have been challenged in Canada. The Handmaid’s Tale A […]

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