I went to Canadian Tire late this afternoon. I spent $88.91 before taxes, $101.35 with all taxes in. So how much Canadian Tire money did the agent of that most munificent corporation give me back as a reward for my purchase?
From the NYT: The economies of many big oil-exporting countries are growing so fast that their need for energy within their borders is crimping how much they can sell abroad, adding new strains to the global oil market. Experts say the sharp growth, if it continues, means several of the world’s most important suppliers may [...]
Slate media critic Jack Shafer took at run at embargoes back on Nov. 21 (see this blog posting for details). He was back earlier this week. Apparently the NYT accidentally violated a World Health Organization embargo recently and is now on the liste du merde. Here's Shafer on the international group's decision to suspend NYT [...]
It's the technology sensation that's ignited the online newspaper nation! Bill Richards looks at how this dedicated electronic reader could change the economics of online newspaper publishing. From Crosscut: The text appears on Kindle with the same crisp clarity as print on paper, and the battery that runs the device will go a week before [...]
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From The Tyee: The office of a Vancouver journalist has been broken into in an incident he believes is linked to the political scandal he is covering. Bill Tieleman, a regular contributor to The Tyee who has been writing about the B.C. legislature raid case, discovered upon his return from the courthouse Monday that someone [...]
Karl's Butcher shop on Roncesvalles is shutting down after 46 years, and is blaming new food safety regulations. From TheStar.com: After almost 46 years, (Karl) Jarzabek will close his doors forever in two weeks because he can't afford an estimated $200,000 in renovations to make the store legal under the province's Food Safety and Quality Act., [...]