What’s all the fuss? Bringing cellular phones on line


The field service manager at Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) says mobile telephones might soon be as common as telephones in the home.

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Why Trudeau’s reversal on electoral reform is so risky


This past week, Canada’s prime minister announced an about-face on a major campaign promise -- electoral reform. Sadly, he barely blinked as he explained his reasons for betraying voters. Meanwhile, the world was spellbound as President Donald Trump proceeded to honour his campaign promises…one-by-one. Such is the sad, confused state of democracy in North America … Continue reading Why Trudeau’s reversal on electoral reform is so risky

The brilliance of Snapchat


This Snapchat is brilliant. It's the next big thing right here under our noses. You may have thought it was a passing Millennial-fancy but think again. The social app is gaining popularity with 25-34 year-olds. Marketers are calling the growth to 50 million users this year "startling." And they're wasting no time rolling out their revenue … Continue reading The brilliance of Snapchat

Father’s flight from the Klan: Searching out his roots


By Jody MacPherson Published in the Fort McMurray Express, 1986 Gilbert Williams has a dream. He wants to write a book about his father. Longtime resident Walter HIll planted the idea in his head about 10 years ago, but Williams only really began doing research in earnest a year ago. It was not until Williams … Continue reading Father’s flight from the Klan: Searching out his roots

Harper slams a culture that is “anti-women;” no problem though, let’s do business


Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the practice of covering one’s face with a niqab is “rooted in a culture that is anti-women.” Harper and his caucus have been caught spanking entire cultures and attacking various religions for their practices with regards to women. Well, if anyone knows about cultures that are anti-women, it’s Harper. In … Continue reading Harper slams a culture that is “anti-women;” no problem though, let’s do business