Today as the election kicks off TheIndependent.ca’s Hans Rollmann chimes in with the latest Indy Election Roundup. “Last week was an active week on the campaign trail. The NDP, sitting at second place in the polls, released the post-secondary education plank of their platform.” “The PC’s are the first party to complete their full roster of 48 candidates.” “The Liberals are moving into action in a more aggressive way.” For an in depth look into the week past in provincial politics, click here.

Meanwhile, Emily Wilson reviews “White Heat” novelist MJ McGrath’s first foray into fiction. “Reading White Heat immerses you in the ice-covered, bone-chilling Arctic landscape of Ellesmere Island. When you first meet Edie Kiglatuk, she’s out on a high-Arctic guiding trip thinking about the Southern tourists she’s taking out to shoot ducks, and melting down iceberg bits for tea.” Click to read the full review.