Workplace

Celebrating Labour Day Every Day

September 3, 2013

How did you spend your Labour Day? Many of us across this great and diverse nation enjoyed the weekend with family and friends at backyard barbecues, camp sites, small-town parades, below brilliant firework displays, or catching a CFL game. Labour Day has been celebrated by Canadian workers since the 1880s, officially recognized as the first [...]

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Fare Vs. Fair

June 20, 2013

After three days on the road, I was looking forward to going back to my home in Fort McMurray. I was booked on the six o’clock flight from Edmonton. It bothered me that I wouldn’t be home in time to see my young daughter before bedtime, so I was very excited to discover that they [...]

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Making Honey

November 27, 2010

If you’re like most people, you probably avoid bees. Not me. One of my sons is an apiarist—a beekeeper. During my vacation last summer, I gave him a hand extracting honey from the 1,000 or so hives he maintains. Beekeeping is very rewarding. It was amazing to see all that rich, sweet honey flow from [...]

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