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Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Notes from 60° North

Notes from 60° North

Playing political games with Canada’s NorthIt is election time again in Canada, which means a whole lot of vague spending platforms, photo ops in factories around the country and attack ads selling fear on TV. It also means, in the last few election campaigns at least, promises by politicians ... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

Ok, let me declare my interest straight off the bat – on May 5th, along with my Holyrood parliamentary votes, I will be voting YES in the referendum on the Alternative Vote. Yes, I know that’s the part of the vote that nobody cares about or thinks is too complicated to understand. Well that woul... Read more...

Past Times: Off on the Dunera

Past Times: Off on the Dunera

From The Shetland Times, Friday 5th May, 1961Proud parents waved and the brass band played on Saturday morning as launches ferried 134 excited Shetland children to the educational cruise ship Dunera, which took them from Lerwick for a visit to northern capitals. They were the largest s... Read more...