Along the foggy south shore of Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula are nestled the peaceful villages of Lawn and St. Lawrence. For years, these two communities have owed their economic lives to the nearby fluorspar mines; now they owe their deaths to those same mines.By Elliott Leyton16 min
I was fortunate. I grew up on a farm, and it was there that I first felt everyone should have a trysting space: “An appointed place, as of lovers.” This place is not home. Home is where we learned some rules. Nor is it an island at the mouth of the river.By Greg Cook10 min
When I was young and 20, taking journalism at Ryerson, it was considered very daring and chi-chi to drink at an establishment at the corner of Yonge and Gould called the Edison Hotel. The Edison, alas, is now gone, leaving only the renovated remnants of a landmark in Country and Western Toronto style.
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