Tag Archives: Canada

Ray of hope through an unknown horizon

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Running a chain-saw 30 meters up a maple tree in Burk’s Falls, Ontario, Type-A Diabetic Umar Dechert has just had another black out.  It is June 2006.  Summer heat and physical labour combine, darkening his vision.  He waits calmly until … Continue reading

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Rocketing the distillery art universe

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No knowledge of art? No money in your wallet? No problem. The gallery universe of the Distillery District is a free, fun, and friendly exploration for the art novice or the seasoned connoisseur. With at least 15 galleries to choose … Continue reading

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On the outside of outsider art

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At the corner of Dundas Street West and McCaul Street in downtown Toronto, I meet homeless artist and Type A diabetic Umar Dechert (pseudonym). In northern Ontario, his outdoor jobs had included everything from building homes and growing vegetables to … Continue reading

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Leaside unlimited

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Restaurants of the world, versatile athletics, endless parks, and perfect tree-lines begin to identify the emerging community of Leaside. Lying just above and beyond the Don Valley in mid-town Toronto, within a busy three block strip of Bayview south, between … Continue reading

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Stephen Harper nation

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Who is Stephen Harper? A brilliant tactician, a defender of the Canadian Wild West, a friend to Quebec, a champion of parliamentary democracy, the embodiment of a re-birth of conservatism North of the 49th parallel, a strong leader that puts … Continue reading

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Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution

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Having arrived in Perquín on Sunday, I had to wait until Tuesday to visit the museum of the Salvadoran revolution, which remained closed every Monday. I trudged 100m up the steep hill, for the second time, to a basic wooden … Continue reading

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Mal gente

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I was walking down the road among groups of happy schoolchildren when a lone little boy sporting his khaki-brown and white school uniform caught up to me and started to talk. He was four years old and maybe three feet … Continue reading

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