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COLUMN SIX: Hong Kong’s slow fade

A childhood home will never be the same BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE In my experience, three cities in the world have distinctive smells that permeate. In Vegas, it’s air conditioning, perfume and…


COLUMN SIX: Sleepless in Niagara

Navigating early motherhood with a colicky baby BY HEATHER BOYD Special to the VOICE In the early months of parenting I counted my infant’s sleep in minutes. Not hours. Minutes. I wrote down these numbers…


COLUMN SIX: A tiger in his tank

The machismo side effects of a kid’s first car BY LARRY COTÉ Special to the VOICE For many males, likely one of their most cherished memories is their first car. Not the dad’s family sedan,…


COLUMN SIX: Arson avoided

Early-days Raptors firing nearly sees lawn torched BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE In the mid 1990s I mowed grass for an affluent man in Fonthill who was friends with my father. This gentleman…


Spice it up a little

  Many of you play golf for years and never alter your routine. Maybe you started playing from the white tee blocks years ago and moved back to the blue at some point, and occasionally…


COMMENTARY: CannTrust needs to stop the stink, now

The $50 million dollar tour BY DAVE BURKET Voice Publisher Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, coined the term “public relations” in the early 1920s. According to a biographer, “Bernays liked to think of…


COLUMN SIX: A smile to die for

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE She’s been worshipped, abducted and assaulted. She’s dwelt in palaces and in the hearts of kings and emperors. She’s toured the world and gone to the moon. She…


Modern parenting

  When I became a parent, Mother’s and Father’s Days turned into days of introspection. What was my childhood like versus the one I’m providing my children? Am I learning the lessons or am I…


COLUMN SIX: Taking one for the bees

Nice lawn, or food on the table…the choice is clear BY HEATHER BOYD Special to the VOICE Gardens all over Pelham have morphed into a slow motion fireworks display of colour and blooms. Our attention…


Spin city

  There are a lot of stupid tips written in golf magazines. Most revolve around trying to get people who have trouble making decent contact on a regular basis to try to hit the ball…