“Stocks closed with losses as last year’s selling pressures poured over into a busy first trading week of 2023. The ______ index has dropped by X.X%, while the technology-heavy _______ index fell 0.8%. The _________ index capped the session just below breakeven.” Most financial reporting starts with the proclamation of the current level or changes…… Continue reading Useful Insight for Your Investment Choices
An email notification popped up reading “Worried about high natural gas prices this winter? Learn how the Alberta Rebate Program can help!”. Shortly thereafter, I was startled by a notification screeching “utility prices are to increase by 100% during the winter months”, and no sooner did this notification disappear, than a news headline crept across…… Continue reading Is it Cold in Here or is This a Nightmare?
Most travel chatter focuses on the “new norm.” Whether it is proof of vaccination, masking requirements, travel restrictions, or negative PCR tests are we actually seeing a new norm in terms of travel? Based on the number of airline passengers passing through Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) it appears air travel…… Continue reading The Returning of Normal Flight Patterns in Alberta
The ride-sharing industry, UBER specifically, is disrupting traditional transportation. UBER provides people with an alternative choice from taxis and buses for their transportation needs. This type of service increases the competition in the choices for people: one’s own vehicle, public transit, taxi, or UBER service. As this industry spreads throughout Canada, provincial and municipal governments…… Continue reading 2017 UBER-lessness: Canada’s Lack of Ride-Sharing Legislation
As the sun blazes across the afternoon sky and begins to disappear over the horizon, the distant sounds of lawnmowers, power tools, and playing children fade away, drawing an end to another peaceful and relaxing day in Langdon. While settling in for a quiet evening, you realize that you need some good or commodity vital…… Continue reading Small Town Commerce: The Road Leads into and Out of Town
“Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary” summarizes Aristotle’s reasoning and rationalization of the natural world during his lifetime. In “On Natural Motions and the Existence of the Fifth Element” article, through careful examination and observation of natural elements, Aristotle was able to classify and categorize all “examinable things” into two main body types: simple or compounded,…… Continue reading Elementary, My Dear Theophrastus, Elementary
Introduction The expansion of telecommunication technology, in particular the development of the Information Highway, has placed Canadians on the edge of a new frontier. This new frontier is a deeper adventure into the channels of human interaction and interpersonal communication. The advancement of telecommunication technology would provide the ability to communicate and share individual ideas…… Continue reading Free Telecommunication Policy in Canada: Feasible or Fairytale?