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£50,000 facelift for kirk’s ugly past

By Angie Brown

A HISTORIC kirk in East Lothian, once at the centre of Scotland’s notorious witch trials, is to be opened as a tourist attraction next month after a £50,000 facelift.

It is expected that thousands will be drawn to St Andrew’s Old Kirk, in North Berwick, which once housed a gathering of . . . → Read More: £50,000 facelift for kirk’s ugly past

Ear candling can be beneficial

By Liz Koch

A centuries-old method, the ancient technique of ear candling, or ear coning, has continued to this day as a useful home remedy. Thought to have originated with the Egyptians around 2500 B.C., candling was used for spiritual cleansing as well as physical cleaning. Ear candling is a procedure practiced all over the . . . → Read More: Ear candling can be beneficial

Anglicans elect gay B.C. priest to Synod

By Douglas Todd

The Canadian Anglican Church’s top governing body on the weekend elected an openly gay Vancouver priest as second-in-command for its historic General Synod, at which delegates will be holding a contentious vote on same-sex blessings.

Peter Elliott, dean of downtown Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral, was elected prolocutor, or chair, of the . . . → Read More: Anglicans elect gay B.C. priest to Synod

Gaelic disappearing in Cape Breton

Cape Breton may be promoted in tourism brochures as a hotbed of the Celtic music revival, but the Gaelic language that underpins the culture is dying, a new study expected to be released today says.

The report on the state of the Scottish Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia estimates there are fewer than 500 native . . . → Read More: Gaelic disappearing in Cape Breton

Finding Your Inner Divinity

By Angelica Danton

Myths and legends have always fascinated me, and my favorite legends were always those involving the ancient Gods and Goddesses. As a child, I would rush to the library to get the latest books on the gods. It didn’t matter to me if I read about Norse, Roman, Greek, or Chinese myth . . . → Read More: Finding Your Inner Divinity

Why soft-boiled eggs are better

Hen”s eggs are known to have been popular with the Romans who usually started breakfast putting away “wholesome hen”s fruit”. However, sentiments about eggs have continued changing ever since. They were accused of much cholesterol, or regarded as heavy food, or blamed for containing a host of micro-organisms, like salmonellas, or for being the cause . . . → Read More: Why soft-boiled eggs are better

Hundreds of new species of animals to appear

Scientists believe that global warming will result in coming into being hundreds of new species of animals and plants, Reuters reported. The idea of global warming as a catastrophe might be wrong. According to some theories, global warming will result in consequences compared with the death of dinosaurs: many species of animals will die out. . . . → Read More: Hundreds of new species of animals to appear

The Six Swans

Once upon a time, a certain King was hunting in a great forest, and he chased a wild beast so eagerly that none of his attendants could follow him. When evening drew near he stopped and looked around him, and then he saw that he had lost his way. He sought a way out, but . . . → Read More: The Six Swans

No justice in conditional sentences

By Gordon Kent

Conditional sentences and outraged crime victims often seem to go together like a ball and chain. Virtually every day someone facing jail in Edmonton is allowed to serve their time at home, a move often denounced as inadequate punishment for offences that can involve violence, major thefts and death.

“It’s basically . . . → Read More: No justice in conditional sentences

N.W.T. minister stripped of cabinet duties

Premier Joe Handley has stripped MLA Henry Zoe of his duties as minister of municipal and community affairs, and as the minister responsible for the Public Utilities Board. The MLA for North Slave, for now, is a cabinet minister without a cabinet post.

Earlier this month, Zoe made derogatory remarks about Newfoundlanders during a . . . → Read More: N.W.T. minister stripped of cabinet duties