Dramatic, unforgiving, Newfoundland’s rugged landscape is the perfect metaphor for life on “the Rock.” Adventurous Norse explorers, after colonizing Iceland and Greenland, failed to carve out a permanent settlement in their new found land 1,000 years ago.By JOHN DeMONT, GLEN ALLEN10 min
Barred from public places, banished to office-building entryways even in the dead of winter, walloped with high taxes on their addiction of choice, many Canadian smokers are fuming mad. Last week, a group that claims to represent six million of them, the Smokers’ Freedom Society, called upon candidates in the approaching federal election to cut tobacco taxes.
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