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Re: “Université Sainte-Anne: From architecture to children’s building blocks

All journeys begin with a single footstep.....a vey encouraging and thoughtful commentary on moving forward in life with a positive outlook!

Posted by Swat Abug on 03/15/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “What memory do you still masturbate to?

Given its biologically impossible for a woman to ejaculate, the squirting of which is referenced is simply the involuntary passing of urine.

Let's call it what it is, okay?

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Posted by Voudoun on 02/09/2018 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Is Halifax a good city to be single?


Posted by Baxter Bell on 01/17/2018 at 3:56 AM

Re: “The neuroscience of ritual

Hey Cyndi, I don't think your original comment went through. I didn't see it. Feel free to re-post if you'd like.

Posted by Becky Dingwell on 01/16/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “The neuroscience of ritual

Since my earlier comment hasn't shown up, I'll just leave the link to my blog that I wrote. Stop Using "Witch" As An Insult:…

It has over 200 shares already, so even though no one at The Coast seems interested in addressing my concerns, other people are listening.

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Posted by Cyndi Brannen on 01/15/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “What I learned from living a bigger life in a smaller space

Most everything I own in the world is in my bedroom - 9 by 10 feet (including a closet).

Organization is key.

I used to have a 2 by 6 foot table which I cut up into 4 6 inch wide boards - this is on one wall as shelves. At the opposite side of the room is a bed I made out of construction lumber (insanely over built but will outlast me). It has 15 inches of height underneath for storage and just the mattress on top. The cost was just over $100.

There is plenty in this room I can toss, just have to get around to it.

Some of my rules for what to chuck: 1/ how thick is the layer of dust and or when did I use it last. 2/ If I have more than one which one is multipurpose.

Posted by Scott Johnson on 01/11/2018 at 1:55 PM

Re: “University without any diversity

So go to another school and stop bothering us about it; what do you want done? White people to sponsor all the not white people to go to school? It's not our problem, it's your problem.

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Posted by learrus on 12/23/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “The original tin

My mom and I started calling Quality Street Chocolate "Street Chocolate" once we both accepted how bad it truly is.

Posted by Jillian Helen on 12/22/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Gonna find out who’s noggy or nice: A blind tasting of seven egg nogs

First you need to cut out the candy cane, holiday, coconut and almond ones as they are not eggnog; anything "light" isn't worth it either. In fact, even without trying them, I say gross.

So it's down to Farmers so-thick-and-cloying or the Baxters.

I vote Baxters.

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Posted by Priapus on 12/07/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Gonna find out who’s noggy or nice: A blind tasting of seven egg nogs

So, #5 = #1?

I know nobody asked, but I'd suggest dropping the numbers altogether (it is just the implied order of consumption) and put a jolly holiday hat or something that says winner on the Scotsburn Holiday Nog to indicate its supremacy.

Otherwise, some Saputo Inc. social media guru will be putting up We're #1 billboards all over town.

Also, imagine this missed opportunity: Farmer's Beep Nog

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Posted by Boost Ventilator on 12/07/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Gonna find out who’s noggy or nice: A blind tasting of seven egg nogs

Better than the weed reviews at least.

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Posted by RedRocketV8 on 12/07/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Why is it so hard for dog owners to rent in Halifax?

You couldn't have a Pit Bull in Toronto. They are banned. Otherwise, I agree, Landlords should allow dogs.

Posted by Donna McCarthy on 11/23/2017 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Halifax’s feral cat crisis

Didnt the City have this problem twenty years ago, and they did a big cat kill and then the rat problem got out of control and so then they to go around asking other cities for some feral cats to import?

Posted by Krista Welsh on 11/07/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Halifax’s feral cat crisis

The onslaught of feral cats is a result of humans leaving their cats behind when they move. abandoned them because they're too much of a problem! Perhaps the municipality should impose a rule that all cats are chipped.that way they can be tracked back to the original owner and ultimately be responsible for the cats that end up outside. So if a cat is adopted from a rescue or the SPCA, then before they are adopted out they have to be chipped. at least that way a lot of the cats will be monitored. And I agree with the other person you start euthanize cats which is a cruel and uncaring thing to do in the first place. We will see more rats than we ever have. why don't they try to capture the cats and put them out in the Bedford area and other places where there are a multitude of rats around. maybe that would reduce the number of rodents! Why take it out of the poor defenseless cats when it's humans that have ultimately caused this problem anyway. I have a feral and she might not let me pet her but she gets along fantastic with my other cats and my dog, so although they cannot be affectionate at least she has a place that is warm and she's getting fed every day. What about barn cats I'm sure there are a lot of barns that can use some cats. I would say there are other Alternatives than euthanizing!

Posted by Deb Edgar on 11/05/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Halifax’s feral cat crisis

I'm not so sure this article is giving much sympathy to the cats when it is careless ownership that creates this problem to begin with. I fail to see how a picture of a cat with a leather jacket and a knife helps dispell the myths about feral cats. They aren't remorseless killing machines; it's called survival after they've been abandoned. Feral cats make good pets and often will socialize well enough.

The TNR program is a start, but this population explosion has been around a long time and Halifax council has been BEGGED to give money to rescues to do such programs for years. Great! Now triple that budget, and give it to other rescues to help. Every. Year.

The cats just can't get a break. We see a roaming dog and everyone jumps to help. We see roaming cats and blame them for keeping us awake at night.

Feline disease like FIV and Feline Leukemia are not a risk to other animals or humans either, what these diseases DO effectively do is kill off said ferals in a horrible, long term suffering sort of way.

"Let them eat rats"

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Posted by MadgePatton on 11/02/2017 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Environmental Science at SMU: A chance to save the world

Good article, informat8ve & well written.

Posted by Robert R. Buchanan III on 11/02/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Halifax’s feral cat crisis

There will always be feral cats. People in different communitues see barn cats or fishing areas you'll see wharf cats. They serve a purpose in many ways. The TNR program is a great way to control the population and the city rat problem too.

I think some areas maybe see more than others but you may find out by mass euthenizations you'll see worse nuisance problems arise, believe me! There are many dedicated people out there trying to do a good job asking with local vets to aid in the population control.

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Posted by Carolyn Trider DeBaie on 11/02/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Masuma Khan is making history

Given you've denied comments on her most recent actions, I'll comment here. Dal is well within its rights to take action against her; it's not a racial issue.

I can help but wonder if your inflammatory article will only fuel the halted and fear of those who are Arabic (Muslim, Christian or otherwise).

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Posted by Priapus YHZ on 10/20/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Tats start here

Almost everything in this article is incorrect.

Posted by Jamie James on 10/10/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Five new-to-Nova-Scotia grape varieties

I have yet to be convinced that North America - let alone Nova Scotia - can make wine. I only drink European ones.

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Posted by Priapus on 09/28/2017 at 1:57 PM

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