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Old Posted Mar 13, 2017, 1:59 PM
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Come From Away's opening on Broadway has gotten warm reviews from the major critics in NYC. Fantastic.

This year's production 12 Angry Men in St. John's has been reworked around a Syrian refugee who will actually be a Syrian refugee in the play. That's timely.
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Newfoundland blown off course, last spotted drifting near Canary Islands



ATLANTIC OCEAN – The province of Newfoundland was blown well off course by one of the most intense wind storms the island has ever seen. It was last spotted on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Some of the 520,000 souls on board the 374,000 km2 landmass tried to keep it steady, but the territory affectionately called the Rock kept listing to starboard. Eyewitnesses report that all three of the province’s wooden masts snapped like twigs under the force of 100 knot winds.

After losing its only propulsion system, the rudderless island collided with and sunk the tiny French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

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https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/03...anary-islands/
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PEI’s only strip club closes because patrons, dancers all related

Summerside — A local businessman is closing up shop just a week after opening.

After leasing the former Rockin Rodeo location on Water Street in Summerside, P.E.I., Ralph LaForge acquired all the necessary permits to open the Island’s first and only gentlemen’s club, “Anne’s Green Gables,” which featured topless and nude dancing, a local seafood buffet and bottomless P.E.I. craft beer after 12 a.m.


LaForge was inspired after a trip to Angie’s in Moncton, when he noticed there was a vacuum in the exotic dancing industry on Canada’s smallest province. Attendance soared for the first few days as word spread about the club; however, it began to dwindle as people took note of the too-local talent it employed.

The Manatee found some former patrons who agreed to speak with us using pseudonyms. We interviewed “Bill” first.

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^Hahaha.

I didn't realize this was a thing. However it is/used to be, it looks like BC will make it illegal to force female employees to wear high heels.


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More of a travel guide article than anything

An L.A. Designer Makes the Case for Moving to Montreal (Visiting’s Cool, Too)

http://www.ofakind.com/stories/9194-...Cool%2C+Too%29
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This just made me laugh for no reason

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More of a travel guide article than anything

An L.A. Designer Makes the Case for Moving to Montreal (Visiting’s Cool, Too)

http://www.ofakind.com/stories/9194-...Cool%2C+Too%29
She's Canadian and even sounds like she might be originally from Montreal.

Also, there are some weird statements in there:

One of the best things about Montreal is the nice drivers here,” Amanda laughs. “They take their time, let others in, and rarely honk their horns—

“Food is a tricky thing in Montreal—there are so many places that are really hit-or-miss in this town, and you really need to try a lot of mediocre stuff before you find the gems.

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This should be good for a laugh...

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John Doyle gave the series a good review in the Mop & Pail the other day.
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Happy Paddy's Day, all, from the most Irish island in the world . Second-most, surely?

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...orld-1.1538579

Yes, I have it bookmarked.

I love how she teases us.

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So you can’t call them “Newfies”, and you can’t call them Canadians, but they will let you call them Irish – unless their ancestors came from Devon, but those ones are easy to spot because they talk like people from Devon. The Irish talk like they came from Dungarvan. Their accents were preserved by the salt Atlantic air, in tiny isolated communities along the shore. It was a long time before they got roads.
These days, the highway is long and the traffic serene: everyone drives like a lady or like a Canadian. “It looks like Canada to me,” I said to one dissenter and pointed out a hillside of pine trees that was only a Mountie short of a postcard. “That’s not pine,” he said (he seemed a bit shocked). “There’s no pine over there. Those trees are spruce and fir.”
Anyhow, the party is already well underway...

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Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:31 PM
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Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown is continuing his efforts to move his party to the centre and emphasize himself as a moderate.

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It's a common misconception, perhaps incorrectly reinforced by the first line of the NL national anthem:

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There is some (and it's commonly planted), especially in certain areas, but it's hard to find; much of it was used up in the early days of settlement as a prefered building material, and now it's protected I believe.

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"It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... It doesn't matter... " -Patrick Brown
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Happy Paddy's Day, all, from the most Irish island in the world . Second-most, surely?

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...orld-1.1538579

Yes, I have it bookmarked.

I love how she teases us.



Anyhow, the party is already well underway...

https://livestream.com/oreillys/events/4386559
I went tto the caps game on saturday I'm convinced the visiting team was quite hungover.

The game was over in 10 minutes.
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Montreal Chefs Are Fuming Over a Casino’s French Import


The new L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in the Casino de Montreal. Credit Yannick Grandmont for The New York Times

MONTREAL — The part of Quebec’s government responsible for luring tourists to this city singles out one star attraction in particular.

“Food is a Montreal passion,” the tourism ministry boasts prominently on its website. “The city has the largest number of restaurants per resident in all of North America.” Several of them sit reliably atop lists of the continent’s best.

But when the part of the same government that owns Montreal’s casino — one of the city’s “must-see attractions,” according to the tourism ministry — decided it needed an attention-getting restaurant, it didn’t turn to any of the successful locals. Loto Quebec, which oversees the gambling industry, instead chose Joël Robuchon, one of France’s most celebrated chefs.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/d...0&kwp_1=598346
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