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June 12, 2017—Arts Etc. - The International Examiner

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Facebook pages and catches her grandmother behind the curtain of her memory loss. Prographica Gallery at 313 Occidental Ave.  S. 206-999-0849 or  go to prographicadrawings.com.Seattle artist Paul Komada is a multi-media artist whose latest work features paintings layered with chroma-key technology and audio pieces which “preemptively memorialize” the Alaskan Way Viaduct before it meets the wrecking ball.    His show  entitled Monument in Memory: Abstract Alaskan Way is up from June 1 – 29 at Gallery 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl. S. 206-296-7580 or go to 4culture.org. Open M – F.Seattle artist Junko Yamamoto’s delicious color-popping abstract paintings are in a solo show  of new work at Taste at SAM next to the Seattle Art Museum downtown through August 6 , 2017.   1300 First Ave. 206-903-5291 or go to www.tastesam.com.New and recent shows /activities at the Wing include the following:Out in the Open is the new YouthCAN group exhibition. From street writing to installations, students explored their neighborhoods and looked at ways art is able to influence the places you live. On view  through June at the Frank Fujii Youth Gallery. e...
http://www.iexaminer.org/2017/06/june-12-2017-arts-etc/

Tributes to Sudbury shopkeeper Geoffrey Diaper, who has died aged 97 - East Anglian Daily Times

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

RAF Association Wings Appeal.He used to play the barrel organ and the instrument now resides in the Monks Eleigh Bygones museum. His funeral takes place at the St Peter and St Paul’s Church, in Lavenham, on Wednesday, April 19 at 1pm, and all are welcome.After the funeral, Geoffrey will be buried at Lavenham cemetery.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/tributes_to_sudbury_shopkeeper_geoffrey_diaper_who_has_died_aged_97_1_4962400

CLEMENT, Marjorie Elizabeth (nee Biggs) - Simcoe.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

Labrador Retrievers (Kirkview Kennels) and her horses. She was passionate about music and used her trained contralto voice to sing opera in New York City and in the Boston Presbyterian Church and St Paul's United Church choirs in Milton. Her later years were spent at Birkdale Place in Milton and Vermont Square in Toronto. Marjorie's family extends a heartfelt thank you to the team at the Vermont Square Long Term Care Home for the professional and compassionate care that Marjorie received over the last year. Family and friends gathered at the McKERSIE-KOCHER FUNERAL HOME 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 on Monday, January 2, 2017 for a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Marjorie to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Letters of condolence, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online at www.mckersie-kocher.ca Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.simcoe.com/community-story/7051625-clement-marjorie-elizabeth-nee-biggs-/

How Toronto's Papers Reacted to Castro's Death, and Trudeau's Reaction - Torontoist

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Toronto Star The Star also puts the aftermath of Castro’s passing on Page One, with marquee political columnist Paul Wells reviewing Canada’s relations with the Cuban leader over the years. Wells is also upset that Justin Trudeau accentuated the positives about Castro in his statement, deploying a bizarre metaphor for a family newspaper: “Calling Castro a great orator is like calling porn legend Ron Jeremy a romantic: it confuses volume with quality.” The Star blows the lid off an arrangement between Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown and a Simcoe North MPP who gave up his seat so Brown could run in a byelection, with the irony that Brown has been slamming Premier Kathleen Wynne over the perception of bribery against her former deputy chief of staff over a similar arrangement in the recent Sudbury byelection. The Star also covers Canada’s attempts to return to a leading peacekeeping role in the world, as a Senate committee report expresses concerns about what Canada’s role in Africa should be. And they are the only Toronto paper to make front-page headlines out of the CBC’s promise that with a $418 million funding increase from the feds, Mothercorp can get rid of ads. Metro Toronto Metro features a local angle on the annual War on Christmas, though this story is about the intrusion of corporate involvement in the Distillery District’s non-profit Christmas market. Organizers are reportedly concerned about global brands like Hallmark trying to muscle in on the turf by doing brand activation giveaways outside the entrance, potentially putting a dent in the business of vendors who are paying to be part of the festivities. “Is it illegal to do what they’ve done?” asks the executive producer of the Christmas market. “No, it’s not illegal. But I don’t think it is overly ethical.” Metro also features the depressing story of a Korean woman taunted in line by a man at the TD Bank at Queen and Spadina who targeted her with racial slurs. Not only did no one in line intervene, but staff at the bank were hesitant to take action either, the excuse being the man was also a client of the bank. TD has since apologized to the woman for how they handled the incident. Metro also includes news on the alarming number of sexual assaults reported in the Canadian military this year, as well as officially confirming that Toronto is a nightmare for the rental market, promising to reveal “how bad it really is in this city” in the pages within. Toronto Sun The Toronto Sun’s front page this morning is a throwback to their classic tabloid house style, with giant yellow text blasting the news that you are NOT SAFE IN YOU...
http://torontoist.com/2016/11/how-torontos-papers-reacted-to-castros-death/

The only way wasn't Wessex - Spectator.co.uk

Thursday, November 17, 2016

September 1911, when Hardy’s relations with Emma ‘had reached their nadir’. This is among the many poems Hardy set in London, ranging in subject from prostitutes to St Paul’s Cathedral; and Ford’s discussion of these urban verses, particularly in a chapter on ‘London’s Streets and Interiors’, is both engrossing and illuminating. He places this poetry in a literary context and relates it both to Hardy’s life and to entries, often as beautiful as the poems themselves, that Hardy made in his notebooks and diaries. Ford provides equally valuable insights into the London of Hardy’s fiction, starting with The Poor Man and the Lady. This ‘socialistic, not to say revolutionary’ book, as Hardy characterised it, failed to find a publisher, but accurately reflected what he called his early ‘years of London buffeting’, and it was subsequently cannibalised for Desperate Remedies, published as his first novel in 1871, and A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873). Hardy continued to explore London in later novels, and although he is famed for his descriptions of ‘Wessex’ landscapes, such as Egdon Heath in The Return of the Native and the turnip field in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Ford shows that evocations of metropolitan life in The Hand of Ethelberta and The Well-Beloved are equally striking. What Ford calls ‘the London-Dorset axis’ is an important aspect of the work, and Hardy was able to shuttle between the country and the capital because of the arrival of the railways. He would later complain that Dorchester had become ‘almost a London suburb, owing to the quickened locomotion’, but he was not slow to take advantage of the railways as both a passenger and a writer. ‘Trains speed from town to town, and to and from London, carrying characters and plot, on a regular basis in Hardy’s novels and short stories,’ Ford observes, and he explores the often crucial psychological function these journeys have in the fiction. In A Pair of Blue Eyes, for example, Stephen Smith and Elfride Swancourt’s disastrous decision to leap onto a London-bound train ‘initiates the first of the ghastly episodes of disillusionment towards which so many of Hardy’s novels inexorably move’. Ford has the true measure of his subject, and his admiration for Hardy does not blind him to occasional dud moments and absurdities, which he treats with a light and witty touch. His discussion of less well-known novels and poems is particularly welcome, and this fine book will encourage readers to return to the work they know with a quickened perception and explore further what is new to them. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/11/the-only-way-wasnt-wessex/

Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PM EDT EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta. Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home. Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs. "What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday. He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains. "The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals." The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season. Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148. "This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email. Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park. The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...