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Canadian author delivers beautiful writing and gripping suspense in The Speed of Mercy

It’s appropriate that on Canada Day, July 1st, I should review a book by an excellent Canadian author. After reading and loving The Speed of Mercy by Christy Ann Conlin, I found it hard to categorize the book. Was it a mystery? Was it a thriller? Was it a murder story? Perhaps it was a combination of all three categories. However you want to interpret…

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As the world opens up once again, here’s how fashion retailers can attract more customers

Are fashion retailers reading BOOMERBROADCAST and actually paying attention? A full-page write-up a while ago in The Globe and Mail, Video Fashion, by Odessa Paloma Parker got me thinking that somewhere, someone might actually be recognizing that consumers are where the money is in retail. It’s a shocking realization, don’t you think? In the eight years that I’ve been blogging, retailers and department stores, in…

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Our hearts bleed for Indigenous communities. How much longer will they have to suffer?

Is it a coincidence that I started reading Five Little Indians by Michelle Good the same week we read in the newspapers about the discovery of a mass grave containing 215 bodies of Indigenous children in Kamloops, B.C.? Governments at all levels as well as the Catholic church (although it wasn’t only Catholic churches that ran residential schools) have a lot to answer for. It’s hard…

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