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The Massacre at Trumpan Church

On the 1st Sunday in May of 1578, a retaliatory event in an ongoing feud led to one of the most well-known MacLeod stories, and one with ruins that can be still visited today– The massacre at Trumpan Church. 248 more words

Isle Of Skye

Island (Alistair MacLeod, 2000)

The collected short stories of the Cape Breton-based MacLeod. The stories themselves are lovely, if slight—largely ruminations on the experience of growing up in Cape Breton; the folkways of the Scots-Irish who lived there; and the tensions between the traditionalist ethos of the land (especially in the female characters) and the relentless advance of contemporary Canadian society on Cape Breton. 80 more words

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Can Highly Regulated Industries Operate in the Social Wild West?

From time to time, I’ll share some of my work blog writing here, but I’ll make you go over there to read the rest. I’m a cruel mistress. 131 more words

Emerging Media

Grand Opening: MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

Last weekend was the grand opening for MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. in Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley). I was slacking a bit and didn’t want to carry my Canon around so I grabbed the wide angle adapter for my phone and snapped a few pics here and there. 169 more words

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Tories win both Alberta byelections, but Liberals gain ground in north

HIGH RIVER, Alta. – The federal Conservatives’ foothold on Alberta held firm on Monday, with maybe just a toe slipping off the perch in the riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca. 642 more words

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LIVE: Federal byelections in Ontario and Alberta

Four federal ridings are holding byelections Monday including Trinity-Spadina and Scarborough-Agincourt in Toronto and Fort McMurray-Athabasca and Macleod in Alberta.

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