Articles

The Empire Never Ended:

“The empire never ended,” was a phrase that science fiction author Philip K. Dick was fond of using now and then to describe the state of our world. He was referring to the alleged “fall” of the Roman Empire; however, his sentiment is that there was no fall, but only a changing of the guard…. Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Through many months of hard work, the new Voice site is now up and running. I hope you will be as pleased as we are with the results of our efforts, and will feel inspired to submit articles and provide copious amounts of feedback regarding further fine tuning and development of The Voice. I would… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

JOINT Calgary-Edmonton Conference G6B The People’s Summit June 21-25, 2002 University of Calgary On June 26 & 27, 2002, the leaders of the world’s most industrialized countries, the G8, will meet in Kananaskis, Alberta. They will make critical decisions that will have global impact. Past G8 Summits have consistently failed to offer an effective means… Read more »

From My Perspective – Smoking

The government of Alberta has introduced a hefty new tax on cigarettes and alcohol, and other provinces are following suit. The tax was implemented on cigarettes without warning, and when added to the November 2001 federal tax increase on tobacco products (1) brings the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Alberta to almost $8.00…. Read more »

Close Call

During my years working for the Ministry of Forests I became proficient in the use of a chainsaw. The process was neither instant nor was it without incident, and I know that I gave my boss/instructor Neil Campbell more than one grey hair along the way. Classroom time in combination with hours of fieldwork was… Read more »

Survivor!

I am a survivor of emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse. As a young child, I was sexually abused by another male in the private school that I attended. Afraid of being rejected by my friends, parents, and other family members, I did not tell anyone about the incident for more than 3 years. Those… Read more »

B.C. scraps distance learning

VICTORIA (CUP) — The B.C. Liberals have slashed a program that offers post-secondary education off campus. Over the next two years, all programs provided by the Open Learning Agency (OLA) will be discontinued or transferred to post-secondary institutions across the province. “These programs are primarily for students who might not meet the requirements for [university]… Read more »