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With a thin metallic click on, Charles Jaffe flips open a lighter and ignites a cigarette.

How prolonged have you been cigarette smoking?

“Since I was 11. Kicked out of Boy Scouts for using tobacco. At a jamboree.”

A rebel from an early age. What do you feel about the e book?

“Looks terrific. I can die now. Y’know?

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It’s been 20 years since the lovable lugs known as the Trailer Park Boys first hit Canadian television.

Set in Nova Scotia’s fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park, the mockumentary focused on the lives of petty criminals Julian, Ricky and Bubbles, their bizarre exploits — which included lots of dope growing and even kidnapping Rita MacNeil on one occasion to help harvest the crop — as well as frequent drug and alcohol consumption.

“It was really like The Waltons, with guns and drugs and liquor,” said actor Mike Smith, who plays Bubbles.

In honour of the show’s anniversary, CBC News spoke

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Just over a 12 months in the past, author and singer-songwriter Rae Spoon felt liberated.

The nonbinary, Calgary-born author (who prefers the pronoun they) and previous prolonged-time Vancouver resident felt that they experienced crushed cervical cancer just after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment options in Victoria.

So Spoon drove from the B.C. funds to Toronto, setting up on launching a new start off back again east, and even uncovered an condominium. That is when the musician and writer figured out that the closing health care scan in Victoria had unveiled that more surgery was essential.

“Because I had so considerably

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Very last yr, Isabel Sandoval turned the initial trans woman of color to display in levels of competition at the Venice International Movie Festival. She went on to get her film, Lingua Franca, picked up by Ava Duvernay’s Array company, and she’ll keep on to blaze a path on Netflix later on this thirty day period.

When Lingua Franca lastly screens below at the digital edition of the Vancouver Queer Movie Festival, in its Centrepiece Gala, Sandoval marks a milestone as the event’s initial trans woman to have penned, directed, and starred in her own motion picture.

But what

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Christina Hammonds Reed vividly remembers witnessing the unrest in her metropolis in 1992 right after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the arrest and beating of Rodney King — on tv. She was only 8, right after all, and the violence in South L.A. felt much absent. She grew up in the snug suburb of Hacienda Heights.

“I keep in mind viewing the news, viewing people who appeared like me who had been indignant and annoyed,” she says. “I knew a little something experienced absent terribly incorrect.”

It was not until finally Hammonds Reed was in higher education at

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Q. Very last time you visited Oakland (in June 2019), you sang “O Canada” prior to Match six of the NBA finals, and your Raptors took the title from our Warriors.

A. Yeah, that was pretty thrilling. I can’t imagine we (Toronto) won. It’s so humorous, we were sitting down with a big group (of Warriors lovers) and everyone was definitely well mannered. They even acquired me a glass of wine.

Q. What do you have planned for this tour?

A. It’s pretty easy, stripped down, just myself and a cellist. I’m taking part in piano and electric powered and

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youtube musicIf you are of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or Gaelic descent, Celtic music is most likely a part of your ancient heritage. If your song is on Youtube it’s most likely assisting you way far more than it is hurting you. Excellent, now i nevertheless do not know what to do. I wanted to place a video on a blog simply because it is something to do with what happened due to the fact of this song. If you never want to be a content material creator even though you’ll be capable to easily listen into the vast quantity of radio … Read More