Michael Bussière

Features Writer

Michael Bussière is a music producer who has worked for such labels as CBC, Naxos, and Polygram. He taught a program in digital music practices at Carleton University for many years where he also directed research into virtual conservatories and digital stages. Michael also writes about history and cultural mapping. His favourite possession is his Langford ottertail canoe paddle. 
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The sheer lunacy of endorsing coal mining in the Rockies of all places

The sheer lunacy of endorsing coal mining in the Rockies of all places

ABOVE: Award-winning musician Corb Lund, an 8th generation Albertan with roots on the family ranch, is fighting Premier Kenney’s plan to allow coal mining in the Canadian Rockies. (PHOTO: Glean Productions) There is no more glorious drive in this vast country than that which heads west from Calgary [...]

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Cyrus Janssen is one of North America’s leading experts on China and Chinese marketing

Cyrus Janssen is one of North America’s leading experts on China and Chinese marketing

China has been a mystery to the outside world ever since it built that wall, and to this day it gets plenty of bad press. Cyrus Janssen wants to change that. He’s an international business consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker whose been living abroad since 2007 in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and now [...]

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Much ado about twenty-four

Much ado about twenty-four

“Awake, my country, the hour of dreams is done! Doubt not, nor dread the greatness of thy fate.” — From An Ode to the Canadian Confederacy (1886) by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943) On the 28th of March 1972, a CBC television series called “Images of Canada” aired [...]

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When frontline heroes deal with health challenges at home

When frontline heroes  deal with health challenges at home

Frontline workers have been the heroes of the pandemic, but what is life like when they face family health challenges of their own? That is the case with Karen and Dave Henderson, both RNs at the General campus and parents of 6-year old daughter Sarah, who has been Type1 diabetic since the age of three. [...]

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Bingz Crispy Burger moves into North America and tops Shake Shack’s revenue per store

Bingz Crispy Burger moves into North America and tops Shake Shack’s revenue per store

ABOVE: Customers lined up across the full length of the strip mall waiting to get a Bingz’s Crispy Burger! Bingz burgers are so delicious you won’t believe your taste buds. It’s no wonder. A little known culinary fact in the West is that the Chinese burger has a history of more than [...]

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Is it time for Canada to step up to the F-35 plate?

Is it time for Canada to step up to the F-35 plate?

The day will soon arrive when the Government of Canada must decide on which fighter jet it will purchase for the RCAF. Other countries have recently been facing a similar choice, and in many cases they have been opting for the Lockheed Martin F-35. The R&D program responsible for the slick plane [...]

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E-Catamaran — a healthy, eco-friendly alternative for boating fun

E-Catamaran — a healthy, eco-friendly alternative for boating fun

When I was a kid going to family cottages at Lac Simon, I remember a scent in the air that just summed up those blissful summer days. Later in life, I discovered it was a blend of lake air and outboard motor exhaust. We kids were also mesmerized by splashing around in the rainbow colours left on the [...]

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Leading Asian food delivery service Fantuan announces English version in Ontario and BC

Leading Asian food delivery service Fantuan announces English version in Ontario and BC

Consumers are inundated with ads these days for food delivery services by all the usual brands. Then there’s Fantuan, a Vancouver-based one-stop life-services platform providing food delivery, errands, e-commerce and marketing services. Having recently announced YoY growth last year of close to [...]

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An EGGcellent way to support local with Metro

An EGGcellent way to support local with Metro

ABOVE: Metro Grocery Stores has selected La Ferme Avicole Laviolette as one of its prime local producers, thanks to eggs that are produced, graded and delivered to Metro stores in just 3 to 5 days. During the second half of the 19th century, Ontario sought to increase settlement and develop agriculture [...]

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E-commerce startup Carnex working to revolutionize the way Canadians buy cars

E-commerce startup Carnex working to revolutionize the way Canadians buy cars

A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. It makes good sense that the real estate industry is built upon the relationship between the agents, who are trained and certified, and the home buyer who relies on expert advice and market valuations. A vehicle is the second-biggest purchase you’ll [...]

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