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“Cash came in like it was falling from the sky”

Brian Mulroney has always liked cash. Tidy, untraceable, convenient cash. As far as I know, it didn’t start with Karlheinz Schreiber; in fact, I don’t know when it started. But soon after he was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada on September and moved to the official residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa,Continue Reading

The Pickton File

My latest book, The Pickton File, which will be out later this month from Knopf Canada, is a first-person account of working on the Missing Women/Pickton story for five years. It begins with the research plan for a story across the country – a story that required me to move to Vancouver part-time – andContinue Reading

The trial begins in the New Westminster courthouse

It took almost five years for this trial to start… Although Robert William Pickton was first arrested at his farm in Port Coquitlam, BC, on February 5, 2002 and charged with two counts of first degree murder on February 22, 2002, his trial, on six counts of first degree murder, didn’t start until January 22,Continue Reading

Books, books

Hauling me away from my lusty desires for textiles, jewellery and pottery, blogger-at-large Bill Doskoch has landed me with a thump back into bookworld and a damn good thing, too. My publishers would agree. His questions have forced me to start thinking again, something I haven’t done since I stared at the last batch ofContinue Reading

Shopping in the Old City: Beads

The jewellery, especially the old beads for making it, are one of the best things about shopping in the Old City.

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