The Western Star
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Rather than a full ban, some teachers embrace smartphones as learning tools
In the science classes that Akim Munro teaches at Rosemount High School, students can sometimes use cellphones to watch PowerPoint presentations, review class notes or check Google to find the answer to a question during a class discussion. On ...
New 'Toy Story 4' trailer introduces Keanu Reeves' Canadian character
"Toy Story 4" is adding some Canadian content. Toronto-raised Keanu Reeves is set to voice Duke Caboom in the upcoming fourquel. Caboom is a vintage 1970s-era toy, inspired by Canada’s greatest stuntman. Perched atop his ...
A challenging August bike trek calls for an important lifestyle change now
Canoeing the Restigouche River in northern New Brunswick with Rachel, my then-teenaged oldest daughter, past rapids and across wide, still pools is one of my fondest memories. She was only 16 years old. It was my last chance to have a ...
Newfoundland and Labrador arts community seeks increase to ArtsNL funding
More than 20 years ago, before Robert Chafe was a renowned Newfoundland playwright, he was 21 years old and writing his first play. He did it with a $500 grant from the provincial arts council. “I’m here as a working artist in this ...
KEELYWOOD: Popping the question, Hollywood-style
Jennifer Lopez is an ageless, talented, effervescent human being who deserves the world. And I’m not just saying that because I spent all of 1999 in my bedroom, choreographing elaborate combinations to “Let’s Get Loud”. As ...
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Help, my daughter might be anorexic
I have a suspicion my daughter is developing anorexia and we’re all devastated. In my teen years, I tended to over-eat when I felt alone, stressed or bored, even though I longed to have more discipline with my eating. I am not as familiar with ...
Manfred Buchheit has an eye for the “Corners”
When Manfred “Mannie” Buchheit was seven, he received his first camera. It was a gift he received in 1950 just before his family left their home country of France to board a boat destined for North America. “It had two little ...
STREAMLINE YOUR STUFF: Halifax series The Big Downsize features two families who must deal with getting rid of a lifetime of belongings
The excitement is building. By the time you read this column, the first episode of The Big Downsize will have aired. We’re pretty darn proud of our Halifax talent with this five-part documentary series shot for VisionTV by Tell Tale Productions ...
HOUSE WORKS: Garage floor epoxy coating and more
Q: What are the top garage floor epoxy coatings out there? I want a nice, clean washable surface for my floor, but there are so many on the market. A: You’re right, there are a lot of epoxy coatings out there. I haven’t done long-term ...
MY HANDMADE HOME: Three ways to make your own magnets, an easy, inexpensive craft to do over March Break
I always liked crafting fridge magnets while I was growing up, but those were the days when everyone had a metal fridge door. Stainless steel appliances might look nice, but it’s no good for sticking up school papers with a ceramic watermelon ...