On the Falls Road in the western precincts of Belfast, right in the heart of the city’s Roman Catholic strongholds, there is an exclusive watering hole with a singularly appropriate name. They call the place the Felons’ Club. It is an imposing structure, painted bright emerald green and built like a bunker, with barred doors, slotted windows and roundthe-clock video security.By BARRY CAME12 min
I hardly find it surprising that governments have latched onto yet another revenuegenerating scheme by taking advantage of people’s weaknesses ("The curse of casinos,” Cover, May 11). For the past few decades, governments have been responsible for half the cost associated with the price of alcohol and tobacco.
The Virginia Hills fire forced the 2,200 residents of Swan Hills, northwest of Edmonton, to flee their homes for the second time in just over a week. Then, finally, it rained. “The more showers we get, the more confident we’ll be," said Mayor Gary Pollock.
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