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A defeat for decency

This past May, it started with this: Ce projet créera inévitablement une augmentation majeure de la criminalité dans votre voisinage, prostitution, trafic de drogues tel que le crack et les méthamphetamines, présence de seringues, de condoms, de tessons de bouteilles … Continue reading

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Was the Clipper Adventurer cruising towards the land of liability?

Many of you will have read about the luxury Arctic cruise vessel Clipper Adventurer and its recent misadventure in the Northwest Passage, when, on Aug. 27, it ran aground about 100 kilometres off Kugluktuk, putting 128 passengers and crew at … Continue reading

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Concerning rats, garbage and credit cards

Most of you will have heard by now that Paul Kaludjak, the president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., now finds himself under suspension for misuse of an NTI corporate credit card. Such scandals do not surprise your humble content provider. (Note: … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias (via You Are Not So Smart)

You have to scroll down a bit to get to the nut of this article, which causes one to wonder if real “debate” is ever actually possible on TV — or any other medium. Is the stern discipline of detachment … Continue reading

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The press versus “the media”

Today we say media instead of “the press.” But it’s a mistake. The press has become the ghost of democracy in the media machine, and we need to keep it alive. It’s refreshing to find someone willing to explain the … Continue reading

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Baffin business group: CBC food mail piece off the mark?

The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce — or some of its members — got pretty nervous after hearing the May 17 CBC National story on Ottawa’s proposed revamp of the food mail program. The essence of the story was that … Continue reading

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The vices of Twitter

1. Indolence Who can calculate the hundreds of hours you waste on the obsessive re-checking of one’s Twitter feed? I’m too embarrassed to find out. 2. Procrastination This, of course, is the handmaiden of indolence. Things you should do don’t … Continue reading

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When newspapers were not pitied

From Deadline—U.S.A., 1952, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore and Kim Hunter, directed by Richard Brooks.

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Here’s what all the fuss was about

Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of Nunavut’s unofficial archivist, Jack Hicks, I now have the full text of the 1998 Jeffrey Simpson column that I mentioned Oct. 25. Since the column doesn’t appear any more on their website, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Okay — but how do you make money out of it?

Bill Doskoch posts some links to articles that find news websites boosting visitor traffic by building a presence on Facebook. Yes, even for the tiny newspaper that I work for, this appears to be the case. But how do you … Continue reading

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