I Stand With Dallas Police

As of 2am Central Standard Time 4 Dallas police officers and 1 Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer are dead in downtown Dallas after snipers opened fire on them during a Black Lives Matter protest. Police believe at least four individuals,

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In Memoriam: Jane Gaffin

I actually thought Jane Gaffin, who passed away at 73 years of age on July 15, 2015, at 5:30 in the afternoon, was too ornery to just up and die on us. Anyone who ever knew Jane knows exactly what

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Celebrating the Life of Jane Gaffin – The Yukon’s Unofficial Mining Historian

I’m here in Whitehorse to join with the Yukon mining community in celebrating the life of Jane Gaffin. I’m especially grateful for Ron Berdahl (Prospector of the Year in 1997 I learned tonight!) for keeping me apprised of Jane’s health

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Lest We Forget – Today is the day we Honour our Veterans

Respect. It’s a small word meaning “esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability.” That definition perfectly describes why we ought to set down our own petty lives for an

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Remembrance Day is NOT a National Holiday

Remembrance Day is not a national holiday, despite being listed in the Holidays Act. The Holidays Act lists three holidays, Canada Day, Victoria Day and Remembrance Day. Canada Day and Victoria Day are “legal holidays” while Remembrance Day is “a

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Denigrating Nathan Cirillo and Our Veterans on Remembrance Day

Canada watched in horror as the man standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lay dead on the ground, gunned down in cold blood by a radicalized Muslim nutcase. While a nation mourned the death of Corporal Nathan

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The Lesson of Doug Christie – A Tribute to One Man and his Commitment to Freedom of Speech

On March 11, 2013, the day I learned of Doug Christie’s death, I was both shocked and saddened by the news even though I knew it was coming. More than that, however, I felt drained and empty knowing we had

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Canada loses its foremost defender of Freedom of Speech

Over the past 35 year one man has stood up to the Almighty State in the arena of Free Speech: Douglas Hewson Christie. On March 11, 2013 Doug Christie succumbed to cancer, leaving behind his wife and two children.  My

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Benjamin Gabriel Sebena charged in capital murder of Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena

It appears the sympathy I expressed in the opening paragraph of my December 24th article for the husband of murdered Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena was misplaced. A husband is grieving the senseless loss of his wife this very

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Merry Christmas!

  May you and your family have a blessed and happy Christmas! That said, while I would love to be nothing but sweetness and light in the days leading up to Christmas, I must admit that’s a little difficult given

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Remembrance Day: Our Most Important Holiday

  Remembrance Day is, I believe, the most important holiday we have.  This is the one day we set aside each year to remember all of the brave men and women who fought to protect our Rights and Freedoms. That

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