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Mindfully Minding our Minds

Mindfully Minding our Minds

By Lakshmi Sundaram Many moons ago, when I was going through a particularly tumultuous time, a girlfriend sat a broken-me down at her kitchen table and commanded me to – “Sit there and shut up. Breathe with me she said . . . just breathe.” Life often feels like we are precariously [...]

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Overcoming the Social Taboo of Working Together to Build a Better Canada

Overcoming the Social Taboo of Working Together to Build a Better Canada

Joe Mulhall, president of CUSW In the 20th century, unions were tasked with the role of negotiating the distribution of wealth created by the industrial economy. The Social Contract in North America was based on three parties: government, capital and Labour. Each played a role in maintaining [...]

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Centrepointe Raises the Barr With New Season

Centrepointe Raises the Barr With New Season

Nothing beats live entertainment. The lights, stage, and the audience around you are all abuzz with an infectious vibe you’ll never find in a download. Like playing your favorite vinyl album, live performance has a richness and realness that lodges in your memory and sticks with you, a sensory [...]

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Tips On Starting Your Own Charity

Tips On Starting Your Own Charity

Most charities running today were not set up by rich people alone. Some of the people who operate charities are just simple and ordinary people who want to help the vulnerable. Many times you felt like helping or even starting up your own charity. However you just do not know how to go about it. Well, [...]

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The Archduke Game

The Archduke Game

By John Scott Cowan, Principal Emeritus of the Royal Military College of Canada My PhD supervisor was an elegant Hungarian who had grown up in the wreckage of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He completed his advanced study by the late 1940’s and fled Hungary during the revolution. Arriving in [...]

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What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

By Stephen Duckett Australia and Canada share many characteristics, but Canadians may not know one of them is that Australia’s universal health insurance scheme, Medicare, was modelled on Canada’s -- albeit adapted to account for constitutional differences between the two countries. [...]

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Breathing New Life Into Old Bikes

Breathing New Life Into Old Bikes

Story by Rachel McKeen / Photo by Eric Murphy Do a mental count of all your bicycles. Now imagine the extra space in your garage or shed if you could rid yourself of that one bike you’re still holding on to that’s in pretty good shape, but never used. Now think about the beautiful [...]

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Get to Know Gatineau

Get to Know Gatineau

By Ann Victoria Name a world-class technology firm in Gatineau. Actually, there are 30 or more. If you wanted to learn about wines from one of the world’s top female sommeliers, could you locate her wine bar? Hint: It’s a short walk from the bridge decorated with parts from the [...]

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Canada’s Earliest and Most Recent Railway Scandals

Canada’s Earliest and Most Recent Railway Scandals

By Ann Victoria Canada’s 150 years are bookended by intriguing railway scandals. The earliest one involved the effort to connect all of our provinces. The latest one, not even a year old, and still awaiting a precedent-setting federal court decision, involves the breaking of an essential railway [...]

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Canada’s Love Affair with the Lottery

Canada’s Love Affair with the Lottery

Canada has long had a love affair with the lottery, since the very first Canadian lottery was launched back in 1974. That first lottery jackpot of $1 million was shared among nine ladies from Quebec, but lottery jackpots have gotten a whole lot bigger since then. The world record jackpot is still [...]

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