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Author: Paige Kahkonen

Arts & Culture

A crafter’s life: As winter sets in, Amanda Carrigan picks up her knitting needles

In a world mostly concerned with getting product to market quickly, there are some who still take the time to create something by hand. Spinners, knitters and textile crafters continue to create beautiful and unique mittens, scarves and sweaters for sale. Most crafters begin as a hobbyist before developing it into a business. Amanda Carrigan, a spinner, knitter and dyer…


Carleton not banning vaping yet as disturbing health issues arise

Responding to recent reports of vape-related lung illnesses and deaths in the U.S. and Canada, Carleton University’ s policies on vaping will continue to align with government regulations and won’t — at least for now — include the kind of campus-wide prohibition being implemented by other universities and colleges. Carleton’s director of environmental health and safety, Nancy Delcellier, said the…

Riding Profiles

Tory Jamie Schmale keeps lock on long-held riding

ELECTION NIGHT UPDATE: Conservative incumbent Jamie Schmale, who has held the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock seat for eight years, registered a relatively easy win over second-place finisher Judi Forbes of the Liberals. NDP candidate Barbara Doyle finished a distant third. The Conservative Party wants to retain Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, a riding it has held for 15 years. Conservative Jamie Schmale has been the…