Tuesday , 20 October 2020

Editorial

KNOPP: Becoming a cat dad

Sometimes a furry friend is Over the weekend, I made the bold decision to make a 20-year commitment to someone I had never met before. She’s a 10-week-old short-haired domestic cat named Naya from a farm in Saskatchewan. When we finally met on Sunday evening, I loved her as soon as I saw her. She has beautiful black hair, a …

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MOULY: Reflecting on a poignant documentary and a special friend

I recently watched #AnneFrank – Parallel Stories. The Netflix documentary follows Oscar winner Helen Mirren as she reads excerpts from Frank’s diary. The show also recaps events of additional holocaust survivors. It’s been many years since I read the world renowned book, but watching the show was a bitter sweet reminder. The perspectives that were included made it seem that …

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LOPUSHINSKY: Can we just be like Niles Crane?

In these new germ-focused times, why can’t everyone be a little like Niles Crane? Niles enters Cafe Nervosa in a full hazmat suit. Frasier: “Ready for Chernobyl are we Niles?” *Laugh track* Frasier: “Is the hand sanitizer next to the toilet paper in some dimwits basement? *Laugh track* Frasier: “They’re probably listening to rock’n’roll while wearing a tin foil hat!” …

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KNOPP: Quarantine taught me about myself

Being alone is a form of self care, maybe the most important one too Am I a total weirdo or did anyone else enjoy being in quarantine through the pandemic? Sure, there were moments I wanted to go out and experience life outside of my home, but that’s not what I’m getting at. After I hoarded all the toilet paper …

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MOULY: There are Good Samaritans out there

Sometimes you have to trust in the goodness of others Last Thursday, I was on my way to work driving down the street when all of a sudden, I lost all power steering. Not to worry, I had just started my car and was travelling fairly slow so it took a second to catch on as to why I couldn’t …

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MOULY: Now more than ever, take care of your mental health

Image credit: The People Speak! via flickr. The limiting factors following COVID-19 majorly impacted families around the world and the many changes continue to impact everyone’s mental health. Accepting change in general is a major challenge for most people. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), 58 per cent of Canadians report overload in their lives from a combination …

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KNOPP: Canadians need to protect the CFL

Image credit: CFL. The beginning of June was supposed to be the restart of one of the country’s longest standing traditions: the Canadian Football League. The same league that brought you the “Mud Bowl” in 1950 where a player almost drowned in a puddle. Or even more recently when the Saskatchewan Roughriders had almost won the coveted Grey Cup on …

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LOPUSHINSKY: I got it from my old man

When I was 17 listening to Old Man by Neil Young I would focus on one part of the song, the chorus. I would hear, “Old man take a look at my life. I’m a lot like you were…” and wish that I could have that feeling in my life. I took this as a son having a close relationship …

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GETTY: No lust lost on social media–only love

Image credit: Bryce Durbin–TechCrunch The sensation of love at first sight is now often expressed through someone’s latest selfie and a profile picture that might not even actually look like them. Of course, that’s followed by a slick DM which might include a joke, a picture of a dog, or a disgustingly cheesy pickup line. Let’s just get this out of the …

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