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The Education of Brian Nicholl

The producers of the fifth estate, the CBC’s investigative TV series, called me up one day asking if they could use some photos I shot in early July, 2008, of a protest by Progressive Moulded Products employees after the company shut its doors. I jumped at the chance.

Jackson’s future in jeopardy

Mayor Linda Jackson says she was unaware of the apparent mismanagement of her 2006 campaign finances that has now placed her job in jeopardy. But if she didn’t know what was going on with her election dollars, her husband and campaign manager Mario Campese did, according to auditors Ken Froese and Glen R. Davison, who uncovered several apparent contraventions of the Municipal Elections Act.

Welcome funding from feds

Eduardo Ojeda and his family immigrated to Canada from Chile on Dec. 13, smack in the middle of one of the most ferocious winters in recent memory. It was just the first test he would face as a newcomer to Vaughan.

Germany’s furry blitzkrieg

From a base in Kassel, Germany– once the home of fairy-tale masters the Brothers Grimm — entire panzer divisions of invading Waschbaren (“wash bears”) have been fanning out across Europe for decades.

Native to North and Central America, the raccoon first sailed east across the Atlantic in the 19th century, when its furs were in high demand by the fashionistas of the day. Periodically, a few captive raccoons did manage to escape (in one incident, for example, an Allied bomb hit a raccoon farm outside Berlin in 1945, liberating dozens of the furry inmates).

Bridging the Atlantic

While on vacation in Trás-os-Montes, Portugal a few years ago, Manuel Fernandes, his wife Ana and some of her family were enjoying a Douro-region wine with their conversation. With land-owners and grape growers in Ana’s family, talk often turned to wine. This time was no different.