Issue: 2010-02-04

The ‘Love Apple’ Needs Love

With the snow so deep, it seems impossible that spring will ever arrive. Gardeners, however, take things into their own hands and start seedlings in the sunniest window they can find. Onions, tomatoes, peppers and leeks are just some of the seedlings that are started as early as February. There is nothing quite like watching …

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Available Light Film Festival shines on unique films

A powerful film about grassroots-level punk music in a religion not traditionally open to diverse musical tastes, Islam, blends with a heartfelt, passionate documentary following a young woman with cystic fibrosis. On the surface, these films are unrelated, but their beauty and truth have led to them being carefully handpicked for the Available Light Film …

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The seven strings of Lenny Breau

He calls it, “The Lenny Moment.” “I found myself frozen as music played the way I’ve never heard it before,” says Pierre Brault, a veteran Canadian playwright and actor who has performed in operas and Shakespearean and contemporary plays. He is speaking of the first time he “experienced” the music of Lenny Breau. His taste …

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He’s a Real Everywhere Man

Dean Eyre sits on a stool in the middle of his newly purchased bike shop on Wood Street. A man as passionate as Eyre deserves to own a place like this: “There’s something nice about going somewhere and knowing that you used your own muscles to get you there. “I think they (bicycles) are the …

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Be our 2010 foreign correspondent

I visited Germany once. My brother was stationed there with the Canadian Army and he was dating a German lady, Gabi, who is now my sister-in-law. Germany has the Autobahn, but she took us along slow, winding roads with achingly beautiful scenes of lovingly cared-for farms and country homes. We stayed in “pensions” and sat …

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