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Monthly Archives: February 2004

Are diamonds bloody?

The term blood diamonds has surfaced over the last few years after it has come to light that the wealth from diamonds is fueling wars in Sierra Leone, Angola and elsewhere in the world. Tonight I read a national geographic article called ‘Diamonds, The Real Story’. The article brings to light the worldwide diamond industry … Continue reading »

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NAN Chiefs meeting

Yesterday I was observing the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) chiefs meeting at the Days Inn in Timmins. It was a bit of a cultural experience with many people speaking in Cree and an opening prayer and drum circle. Yet perhaps I’m just too impatient for meetings that I am not participating in because after a few … Continue reading »

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A different take on a familiar passage

The other day I was reading a daily devotional by Henri Nouwen when I read a bit of a different take on the familiar passage of letting your light shine. A passage that our College and Careers group discussed a few weeks ago. Hope it doesn’t seem too long, here it is “We like to … Continue reading »

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Martyn Joseph wins award

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“I’ve been working on the…

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Snowshoeing Solitude

I’ve decided that if I’m going to get any exercise than I’ll have to do it on the weekends. So early in January I bought a pair of used x-country skis which I’ve been using almost every weekend since then. Well on Saturday I decided to get into the great white winter playground again, but … Continue reading »

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Snowshoeing Solitude

I’ve decided that if I’m going to get any exercise than I’ll have to do it on the weekends. So early in January I bought a pair of used x-country skis which I’ve been using almost every weekend since then. Well on Saturday I decided to get into the great white winter playground again, but … Continue reading »

Categories: Fitness & Sports, Hiking, Nature | 2 Comments

Jon getting friendly with the Timmins Police

The title of this entry relates to a story from last night while driving to College and Careers. At the beginning of the term Lyndsay graciously gave me an open invitation to use the MCC van if I needed it to get around. Well over the last few weeks I’ve noticed that one of the … Continue reading »

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Blessings in Timmins

Over the last few days I’ve discovered among many things that Timmins can actually be WARM! Well, if you consider -10 warm, which is definitely warm after -40. I’ve also discovered that the people in Timmins can be quite warm and welcoming. After a few lonely weeks in January I finally hooked up with some … Continue reading »

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