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Randy McDonald
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Euractiv carries an AFP report looking into the possibility that Scotland’s Shetland Islands might, in the case of the United Kingdom falling apart, try to separate from Scotland to form a sort of West Nordic microstate thanks to the oil in the…

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James Jeffrey reports for the Inter Press Service about how Somaliland, particularly its capital of Berbera, is trying to look forward to a bright future independent of a Somalia Somalilanders wish to separate from. Crossing African borders by land can be…

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Frances Robles’ front page article in The New York Times noting how Muslims from Trinidad and Tobago are being recruited in large numbers for ISIS and like organizations is alarming. Law enforcement officials in Trinidad and Tobago, a small Caribbean…

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Leah McLaren in MacLean’s reports on the alleged Russian conspiracy to overthrown the government of Montenegro. This is, well. Last weekend in Britain, the Sunday Telegraph trumped the weekend papers with a seismic front page splash. “Russia plotted to…

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This is great. The Guardian carries Reuters’ report from the South China Sea. China, in an early test of US President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed…

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Rosie DiManno’s long-form article “’I’m getting burned!’ Slaying the beast that was the Badminton and Racquet Club fire” examines just what happened at the recent devastating fire at Yonge and St. Clair, in detail. Fire and water: The crisis and the cure.…

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NOW Toronto‘s Jonathan Bruce offers advise as to what Toronto’s up-and-coming bands can do to avoid getting burned by overexposure. I saw a band the other day and it wasn’t great. On a bill of five acts, they played the weakest set to the smallest crowd…

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Mike Smee of CBC News reports on the latest regarding Victoria University’s holding of extensive amounts of Bloor Street West retail property while paying few taxes. The head of Victoria University tried to convince Toronto councillors the school can come…

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Ben Spurr and Peter Edwards go into detail about the controversies involving the TTC workers’ union, their erstwhile leader Bob Kinnear, and the messy legal issues involving the two and their United States-based parent union. The battle for control of the…

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Ben Spurr and Peter Edwards go into detail about the controversies involving the TTC workers’ union, their erstwhile leader Bob Kinnear, and the messy legal issues involving the two and their United States-based parent union. The battle for control of the…
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