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The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days

This is part 2 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

The peculiar cult of Che Guevara

MURPHY (Troy Media) Guevara’s primary political instinct was totalitarian, with a propensity to violence

Kudos to Toronto, but independent schools still face discrimination

(Troy Media) Subjecting parents choosing such schools for their children to extra costs is discriminatory

Remembering teachers: the bad and the good

PRICE (Troy Media) Bad teachers leave a mark. But good teachers can cut through the bad and leave a life-long impression

Decoding Orkney by channelling the subtle Norse air

This is part 1 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Part 1: A Scottish contribution to Canada’s Arctic genome can be found in the deep history of these remote islands

Denying DeVos a welcome simply punishes American children

DI MUCCIO (Troy Media) Petty Ontario politicians were outraged that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos planned a visit to Ontario to meet with educators

Manitoba’s flagship university is failing students

(Troy Media) What can be done about it?

The endless pursuit of happiness

PRICE (Troy Media) Happiness is found in a life of obligations satisfied and services rendered, of gifts accepted and love reciprocated

Canadians need a civics education refresher

TAUBE (Troy Media) Americans are woefully ignorant of basic government functions; Canadians aren’t far behind

Hanging up on cellphones in classrooms

FISHER (Troy Media) Check your phones and your fidget spinners at the door – and crack open a good old-fashioned book