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Peggy Blair's latest mystery finds a new level of sophistication

Peggy Blair’s first novel, The Beggar’s Opera, signalled that something special might be brewing. Her second book, The Poisoned Pawn saw the Ottawa lawyer turned mystery maven take a real step forward. 648 more words


Best of food and drink this week

Just in time for the weekend, we’ve put together a round-up of some of our favourite recipes and food-related features this week including an interview with Cronut creator Dominique Ansel, an ingredient spotlight on pumpkin, and a campaign in favour of misfit vegetables. 377 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Lower ebook prices coming to Canada?

OTTAWA — Four major publishers of electronic books have signed an agreement with the Competition Bureau that is expected to lower prices for consumers by 20 per cent or more. 173 more words


Stephen Harper's hockey book to be released Nov. 5

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper’s long-awaited labour of love finally has a release date.

The prime minister has reportedly spent close to a decade chipping away at his book about the history of hockey. 437 more words


Stephen Harper finally unveils hockey book name and cover

He has long been known as a big hockey fan and now Prime Minister Stephen Harper has proved it by releasing a long-awaited (at least by some members of his Conservative caucus) book about hockey. 342 more words


Suspicions raised over Stephen Harper's claim that he wrote a hockey book himself

Prime Minister Stephen Harper allegedly spent 15 minutes a day for about a decade working on a book about how professional hockey took shape in Canada at the turn of the 20th century. 511 more words


Coming this fall: A real hockey book, really written by Harper

In 2010, during the Vancouver Olympics, Stephen Harper gave a revealing interview to Sports Illustrated about his upcoming hockey book, a subject he’s been coy about with Canadian reporters.The prime minister said his research into the early days of hockey — from the 1870s until the First World War — shows how important the sport was in our idea of what it meant to be Canadian. 729 more words