Archive : November 2014

Brother can you spare a dime?

October 25’s Globe and Mail Saturday Crossword carried this clue: “bindlestiff.” The five-letter answer was “tramp.” Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang defines bindlestiff as, “a noun of U.S. origin fr...

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General assessment based on real estate data

by Mel Chambers It is general assessment time once again. In accordance with provincial law, the city of Winnipeg’s Assessment and Taxation Department is required to assess the value of all real estate in Winnipeg using the re...

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Some things that really drive you crazy

Day in and day out, life has its aggravations. Some are big, some are small.  But even the small ones can drive you crazy! For example:  • When entering a store, you almost always choose the “exit” door by...

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