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In the Thick of It: My First Hunt

There I was, in the thick of it. The sun peeking between the hills in front of us. My partner Geoff – an experienced coyote hunter – is whispering we need the sun on our backs. Make it harder for prey to spot us. Besides, we don’t want the sun in front of us hindering…



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How Technology Is Changing Us

Back before cell phones and smartphones, the only way we could communicate with each other was in person or using a landline phone to make a phone call. Today, all you need to do is send a text message or a snap chat. Does anyone even use a cell phone to make a phone call…



How technology is changing in the home improvement industry

How technology is changing in the home improvement industry

I personally believe that the advancements in technology has affected the lives of many in more ways than one. It’s safe to say that our lives are completely different from the lives of the many generations before us. In terms of basically everything, technology plays a very vital role in almost every aspect of our…



Why Mortgage Rates Are Rising

Canadian mortgage rates increased once more this month, but this time around, it wasn’t caused by new data on the economy or a rise in bond yields. Rather, one major lender increased rates, which subsequently led to everyone else following suit—a cycle many mortgage brokers have seen as of late. Over the last few months,…



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Current World Events

All over the world, there is always something happening, whether it is newsworthy or not. When you read the newspaper or look through the news on the internet, there is no doubt that you are going to see a news article about someone being shot by a police officer, a storm about to pummel somewhere,…



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Addiction To Technology Growing Health Concern

Technology addiction is a huge issue with society today. Most of the time, if you are walking through the mall or even on the street, most people are looking at their phones or talking on them. They use them to take pictures, record video, play games and more. Not only are people obsessed with their…



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What the future holds for print and online journalism

There is no doubt that print journalism is on the decline – lots of print journalists, myself included, shifted to other, more dynamic, forms of the trade – web journalism being the foremost among them. There are still lots of traditionalists who shun people that leave print in favour of other forms of media, but…



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A Couple of Places That Taught Me Valuable Lessons:

I would like, today, to share memories from a couple of places I visited during the days when I was starting out as a corporate journalist. I like to think that I visited these places to get inspiration about my future as an RJ with a journalism degree and indeed, I did get inspired that it was time the public was made aware of the truth of corporations and how they operated:



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My Views About the 2005 CBC vs CMG Issue

The CBC lockout that left close to 5,500 CMG employees unable to work was a turning point in my career as an RJ. Before that, I had believed that state operated establishments were synonymous with job security – but the lockout provided hard proof that politics and ulterior motives can easily damage the credibility of…



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My Radio Career: From News Casting to Corporate Journalism

Back in my days at the CBC, I was a radio newscaster with a slot on the evening news every day. I wasn’t really concerned about the contents of what I told the public because the illusion of job security imbued by a good pay and a steady going job was sufficient for me. However,…