Category Archives: National Post

Children’s opera performed at Nazi concentration camp in 1943 to be restaged in Toronto

Katrina Clarke | February 24, 2017 | National Post In the grainy film, a cluster of neatly dressed children stand tall. Some wear stage makeup, one sports a fake moustache and all sing in unison to a sea of fellow … Continue reading

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‘Best restaurant north of 60’: How mining companies use gourmet food, suite-style rooms to attract new recruits

Katrina Clarke | September 7, 2014 | National Post Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, lemon pepper-dusted sea bass and beef tenderloin marinated in garlic, ginger and scallions are just a few of the delicacies Executive Chef Allan Bedard serves up nightly. But the customers … Continue reading

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Frosh week scandals force universities to crackdown on ‘over the top’ student traditions

Katrina Clarke | August 26, 2014 | National Post Taylor Mann recalls moving onto Queen’s University campus five years ago as a freshman. Engineering students, dyed purple, lined the streets surrounding his car and slammed their leather jackets on the … Continue reading

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Pets as partners: Growing number of young singles treat cats and dogs like replacement girlfriends and boyfriends

Katrina Clarke | July 18, 2014 | National Post Alfredo Petrone says there’s “something special” about his female companion Lucy. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day. But Lucy isn’t … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to be some partisan maniac to be angry with this mayor’: Shirtless jogger explains why he heckled Rob Ford

Katrina Clarke | July 1, 2014 | National Post An East York teacher dubbed the “shirtless jogger” became a minor online celebrity Tuesday after videos of him confronting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford went viral. Joe Killoran, 35, was halfway through a run when … Continue reading

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‘I felt nothing for them’: Canadian faces the men accused of killing his brother on 9/11

Katrina Clarke | August 27, 2013 | National Post When Canadian Stephan Gerhardt walked into a Guantanamo Bay courtroom to face five men accused of killing his brother and thousands of others in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, he didn’t … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton’s post-baby bump sparks debate over what ‘normal’ women look like after giving birth

Katrina Clarke | July 25, 2013 | National Post Criticism of the Duchess of Cambridge’s post-baby bump is sparking a global discussion about the need for greater understanding of what happens to women’s bodies during pregnancy. Before the new mother … Continue reading

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‘Sharknado’ dismissed as ‘fantasy’ by real-life shark experts… who will be ill-prepared for shark-filled tornadoes

Katrina Clarke | July 19, 2013 | National Post Acknowledging nobody really thinks sharks can be picked up by a tornado and attack people from above, amused shark experts want to set the record straight in the wake of Sharknado, a … Continue reading

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Split but together: Divorced couples finding novel ways to live under the same roof for their children’s sake

Katrina Clarke | July 1, 2013 | National Post Monica McGrath and Kent Kirkland are divorced parents of two young children. They live in one house with their children, call themselves friends and borrow sugar from one another.   The … Continue reading

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After heart stopping tornado, 300 now homeless residents of Angus, Ontario pause to collect themselves

Katrina Clarke | June 18, 2014 | National Post When Candice Fife saw red, swirling clouds through the kitchen window of her Angus home, she immediately herded her two young children and father into the basement. Just as she closed … Continue reading

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