How the North Slave Correctional Centre letter writing campaign has the potential do more than make the jail a better place

by Randi Beers - October 25, 2017

On display in the Northern News Services newsroom is an old, yellow, wooden shield transcribed with the adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” The idea is much older than the phrase itself, which was popularized in 1839 by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytten in his play Richelieu, or the Conspiracy. Before Bulwer-Lytten, Assyrian scholars,…

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