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Chuck Berry RIP

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Chuck Berry had a reputation for not giving interviews to reporters. But he gave one to me.

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David Walsh and the Bre-X saga

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

The Matthew McConaughey movie Gold is said to be “inspired by actual events.” Here’s the story on which the movie is based.

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Why does Canada Border Services have no pre-clearance locations in the United States?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Travel | 0 comments

The Americans make things easy for travellers flying from Canada to the United States. Canada should reciprocate but it doesn’t.

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Why I will never be a Microsoft customer again

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Computers | 0 comments

The Microsoft people wouldn’t help me get my copy of Office working in macOS Sierra. So I found a workaround; I started using Apple’s applications instead.

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Quotable quotes from Brief Encounters

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Celebrities | 0 comments

I recall selected quotes from celebrities I interviewed during the years I worked as an arts and entertainment reporter.

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Fake news? How about irrelevant news?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Social media | 0 comments

Fake news is nothing more than a passing distraction. Irrelevant news is a more serious problem because an uninformed press makes for an uninformed public.

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