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Offering some motivation for healthy living

Mark Twain once observed that “good health and a bad memory is the key to happiness.” While I know little about bad memory, I wholeheartedly agree with his comment on good health.

Simple solutions to waste (not)

All around us there are solutions to our waste issues. Focusing our creativity, business sense and common sense on the task is our challenge.

Exit light, enter Sandmann

Admittedly, I, too, was torn over the image depicting some form of passive-aggressive defiance on the part of a teenager who was face to face with a Native American protester at the grounds of the Washington Monument recently.

Separatism not the elixir to province’s problems

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, called “Brexit” for short, shambles on with no end in sight. U.K.

Pipeline protests ineffectual

Tuesday, Jan. 22, marked the second pipeline protest to hit Edmonton’s surrounding highways. While the vast majority of Albertans are in agreement that the pipeline is integral to our economy, many have questioned the effectiveness of these protests.

21-year wait for balanced federal budget shocking

The sad news emanating out of our federal Finance Department made me feel very old.

Don’t mess with China

It was just a matter of time before someone got really hurt when we decided to arrest Meng Wanzhou, a top official of Huawei, a major Chinese telecom company, that is competing globally with U.S.-based telecommunications corporations.

Garbage in, garbage out

The phrase “garbage in, garbage out” has been used to refer to computer programming, but the more literal meaning certainly holds true with regard to our current dilemma with waste management.

Socialist talk causing currency jitters, sell-offs

While we don’t often think of money as a commodity, in reality, that’s precisely what it is – a commodity that goes up and down in value as the demand and supply of the currency changes.

Coping with the ripple effects of poverty

“Poverty is a lack of resources, income and assets necessary for a standard of living that supports economic security, physical stability and social inclusion.