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Ever since childhood, Matt Thomas was into recycling. It was just part of his life in Portland, Oregon and he’s carried that mindset into his businesses:  Brew Dr. Kombucha,...
That old chestnut about only getting one chance to make a good first impression is something of a mantra for those behind Suits His Style, an Ottawa, Ont.-based charity helping needy men re-enter...
“I never used the word ‘inundated’ before,” teacher Maggie MacDonnell says with a mix of humour and mild exasperation, “but now is the time that I could put that...
The title of Montreal singer-songwriter John Cody's fourth album, Hard Won: The Final Recordings, may rank as one of the great understatements of the musical world. The 16 songs are the...
Hugh Dillon could go “on and on,” he says, about addiction and recovery and hitting rock bottom before seeking help. The frontman for enduring Canadian rock band Headstones for the...
Right about now Jeff Burrows, drummer for veteran rock trio The Tea Party, should be deep in training — cutting out the drinking, eating healthy, and doing a daily run and a daily long walk...
Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, her pet name for her fans, aren’t monsters at all. Tales of carnage and woe may dominate headlines, but for every negative news story reported, there is a...
Algenist has quickly become a leading anti-aging skincare brand, with shelf space at such noted beauty chains as Sephora and Ulta. Its core ingredients are algae-based including the patented...
Surfing isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of the Gaza Strip, the small Palestinian territory bordering Egypt and Israel and governed since 2007 by Hamas, the...
Rush may be loud onstage but the legendary Canadian rock band, which has sold more than 40 million albums in 40 years, is quiet off stage, especially when it comes to philanthropy.   The...

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