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Editorial—When Freeze Turns to Thaw

This week, the Alberta NDP government announced that they would be continuing the tuition and non-instructional fee freeze for domestic students to the 2019/2020 academic year, and that when tuition begins to rise again, it will be capped at the rate of CPI. Further, they’ve noted that this cap will be enshrined in legislation, not… Read more »

Book Review—Lyme:The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Book: Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer   Through my cat, Merlin, I was introduced to Ixodes scapularis, also known as the blacklegged tick or the deer tick, in November, 2017.  Apart from the ick factor associated with discovering the unwelcome and engorged arachnid on the family pet, Ixodes scapularis… Read more »

Dear Barb—My Neighbour is Driving me Crazy!

I don’t know what to do about my neighbor, Maria.  She is an older woman who has been divorced for many years.  Her husband of 30 years left her for a younger woman.  Maria is so bitter, every time I see her she brings up her ex and how crazy and abusive he was.  She… Read more »

Self-Care and Perspective

Regardless of where you work or study, it can be too easy to push how much time we spend on our occupation.  There is a feeling pushed on social media that if you want to get anywhere you need to work, be busy, stay busy.  If you take time off or aren’t busy all the… Read more »

Six Pumpkin Carvings Students Can Relate To

It’s hard to stay original with pumpkin carving every year when October 31st rolls around. While your neighbors might be striving for the most sophisticated carvings (intricately sculpted in ways that would make Michelangelo proud), keep your carvings original this year with the most relatable pumpkin carvings that would warrant a chuckle from your fellow… Read more »

Canadian School Statistics that May Surprise You

Enrolling in a college or university in Canada is a valuable chance to further your studies.  While researching schools and cities to study, it’s interesting to see how we stack up.  Here are some thought-provoking facts about Canadian schools. According to the article “10 of the Best Places to Study Abroad in 2018,” by Sabrina… Read more »

Editorial—Scary Times

Domestic terrorism is nothing new to most nations in the world, but usually we manage to frame it as an “us vs. them” phenomenon. Us, in the civilized, rational society, dealing with them. Them, the crazies who want government to be destroyed, or who want their God to be the only God worshipped, or who… Read more »

Dear Barb—Things Better Not Said?

Dear Barb: I am in my twenties and have two older brothers who are 12 and 13 years older than me.  I don’t resemble my brothers, they have dark hair and eyes and I have light hair and blue eyes.  My mom raised us as a single mom.  Our dad died when I was a… Read more »