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My early books, published long before eBooks became popular, no longer have to be buried when they go out of print. Thanks to modern technology they can now be read on any device and will be available in perpetuity.read more
I had the dubious distinction of being identified as the oldest graduate of the Langara journalism program when former and current students and staff gathered on May 15 at a community centre in Vancouver’s former Olympic Village to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary.read more
In 1971, the year the now irrelevant Progressive Conservative party first rose to power in Alberta, a Canadian folk-pop group from Montreal called The Bells had a million-selling hit titled “Stay Awhile.” It stayed in the American Top 50 for 11 weeks. The last line of the chorus went, “guess I’m gonna stay with you awhile.” That could have been a mantra for the PCs of that era. They remained at the helm for the next 44 years. Alberta, the home province of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been...read more
Do you respond to phone calls from political pollsters or do you hang up? Take my survey so we can see how valid these polls really are.read more
The local newspapers have been silent about the 20 job cuts at CBC Calgary. I’ve put a human face on the story. It belongs to a young woman named Tara Weber.read more