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May
19
2013
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Your Ikea chair was made in Sweden. Your Coach bag was made in China. Or India, depending on which model you prefer.
May
19
2013
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This is going to be my third summer in Wood Buffalo and the summer of 2013 is shaping up to be a great! There will be so much to do. There will be dozens of day trips to take, beach days at Gregoire Lake, relaxing fishing and boating time on…
Feb
27
2013
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ONCE UPON A TIME, AN URBAN MYTH WAS spread by eager gossips telling the tale of what was to blame for no local blood donor clinics. That tale, they would whisper, is no such clinics were held in Fort McMurray because it was such a hot bed for sexually transmitted…
Feb
27
2013
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Courage. Tenacity. Strength. Passion. Vision. Drive. What do all those words and qualities have in common? You find them in people who have the ability to inspire others, and in those who have conquered their own challenges to achieve success. Those fundamental assets, and far more, are what you find…
Feb
27
2013
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8 a.m. Nine people wait outside the Centre of Hope, on Franklin Avenue. It’s minus 23C. Some walked over from the Salvation Army, where they slept the night before. Others slept in apartment building lobbies or around cars. It’s referred to as “sleeping rough.” One man says that he slept…
Nov
21
2012
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DURING THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, NOBODY BITCHED ABOUT NOT HAVING A GO-KART FACILITY NEARBY… For the most part, everyone was just pretty stoked about the potential to strike it rich. Well, not everyone. In history books and in folklore, there are records of people losing their minds: either from the…
Nov
21
2012
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IT IS SAID THERE IS A TIPPING POINT, A MOMENT IN time when everything changes. For a community, that happened on April 27, 2012, when two pick-up trucks travelling on Highway 63 collided, killing seven people and leaving only two survivors. At the moment of that fatal impact, at the…
Nov
21
2012
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WHAT THE HELL IS A Hashtag?” This question came from one of my grumpy, older, technology-shy relatives, and he caught me by surprise until I saw he was reading an article that had been copied direct from Twitter.

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