How I stopped worrying and learned to love the duck

By Richard Forbes. It was as if it was scripted, a mere scene in a film depicting life in Ontario. A middle aged man stands on the harbourfront in Owen Sound, his oversized Kodak camera slung over his polo shirt; he turns to the stranger beside him, seemingly compelled to make a remark as if … Continue reading How I stopped worrying and learned to love the duck

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Terror for a post-truth world

Tragedy struck Sainte-Foy, Québec City this past Sunday. A masked gunman entered a busy local mosque, the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, and opened fire on a night prayer. As a result of his violent act of terror, six were killed and nineteen were injured. Soon after, we learnt that the accused, Alexandre Bissonnette, was a … Continue reading Terror for a post-truth world

It’s been a good week for the CBC

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via David Bastedo. 11.7 million people watched the CBC's broadcast and livestreaming of the Tragically Hip's final concert, last Saturday, as a part of their Man Machine Poem tour. Hosted in Kingston, the band's hometown, the concert was a touching final performance for an iconic Canadian band that's woven itself into the … Continue reading It’s been a good week for the CBC