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Janice Dickson brings the news on the Hill to readers across the country. Photo courtesy of Janice Dickson.

Janice Dickson: the journalist covering the politicking of Ottawa’s politicians

Ottawa is the city of heavy hitters who have big ideas and even bigger egos. For a journalist, it provides countless story ideas, because something is always going on. “It’s a 24/7 news cycle,” said Janice Dickson. Dickson is a reporter at iPolitics, a website dedicated to providing up-to-the-minute news on what is breaking and […]

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Celebrating Holi at The University of California, Berkeley. Photo by Ben Chaney. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Holi celebrates spring with a dash of colour

If you’re itching to celebrate spring or the end of winter, the Hindu festival of Holi is for you. “We are expecting 1,000 to 1,500 people to come out,” said Vinod Varapravan a co-founder of Srshti Seva, a non-profit organization that is putting on the Holi festival in Victoria Park this Saturday. People from different communities come out […]

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Comments about atheism made by Duck Dynasty patriach show non-believers still face discrimination

Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty made headlines this week because of controversial remarks made about atheists during a speech he made at a Friday prayer breakfast in Florida. “I find his comments shocking and appalling,” says Eric Adriaans, the national executive director of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, an organization that promotes science, human rights and secularism. Despite the  nature […]

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