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Danger, stranger

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As an Australian, the fire danger safety sign is a holy and unquestionable symbol of authority that stands between the community and unspeakable devastation.

Did you know that, as a result of a number of particularly deadly fires, the state of Victoria now has a 'black' rating?

Red denotes 'extreme'. So, the level of danger the colour black designates?

The State of Kate: Appawatiskat's broken heart

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Sometimes you just wish so hard for a magic wand --- and a magic carpet --- to rush to a place to do a thing. If I had those two objects, I would rush to Appawatiskat with hundreds of canvasses, a million brushes and enough paint to fill a swimming-pool. I would magic up a tent and hold 24-hour painting workshops for ever. Art is not the answer to everything but it's a huge step towards understanding and coping with almost anything. Art can soothe your broken heart. Good luck and much love, Appawatiskat. Don't give up. I am praying hard for you.

The State of Kate: To the EC, with love...

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I don't know what you do when you listen to radio reports on the situation in Syria and the resulting refugee flood assaulting southern Europe.

Personally, I cry... which probably means I should stop listening to CBC in the car.

Just over the mountain in Wakefield, incredible things are happening: money is flowing into bank accounts and houses are being rented. Volunteers are forming committees and signing their names to forms to sponsor refugee families into the community.

Business profile: Dollar General

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Dollar General is owned by Marco Larcher and was opened in November 2015.

The store sells a huge array of housewares, toys and craft materials as well as a helium balloon bar with everything you need for a party. There is also a large grocery section with dry and canned goods as well as fresh bread and milk. Dollar General also has a hardware and petfood section.

Quyon ferry is open — let the river crossing begin!

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[From the Quyon Ferry website:]

March hours (21st to 24th) are as follows:

  • Mon- Thurs 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We will update Easter Weekend hours next Thursday.

March Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Good Friday 7:00 a.m. to On Schedule from open to close.

Scheduled Crossings

A ferry leaves a dock every 10 minutes!
Quebec (even)
8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00
Ontario (odd)
8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10

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