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And now, some things young people CAN’T do

And now, some things young people CAN’T do

Over the past year, I’ve highlighted so many things the latest generation can do, and how you – the people who built this country, damn it! – could use a little catching up.

A lesson in how a political battle is fought

A separate Alberta pension plan to replace the Canada Pension Plan? A provincial police force? A new provincial bureaucracy to collect income taxes in place of the federal revenue agency? These ideas were not mentioned during the provincial election

A lesson in how a political battle is fought

A separate Alberta pension plan to replace the Canada Pension Plan? A provincial police force? A new provincial bureaucracy to collect income taxes in place of the federal revenue agency? These ideas were not mentioned during the provincial election
Bill’s list of the best ever Christmas sitcoms

Bill’s list of the best ever Christmas sitcoms

Television has changed so much in 70 years that it is difficult to compile “Best Ever” lists. How do you compare an I Love Lucy or Honeymooners episode from the 1950s to Veep or The Marvelous Mrs. Meisel ? The common denominator for me is story.
Bill’s best Christmas comedies, and specials list

Bill’s best Christmas comedies, and specials list

Television has changed so much in 70 years that it is difficult to compile “Best Ever” lists. How do you compare an I Love Lucy or Honeymooners episode from the 1950s to Veep or The Marvelous Mrs. Meisel ? The common denominator for me is story.

Election column angers reader

I read the article "Why is anyone upset by the election results?" in Prime Times – a couple of times to try to make sure I had the correct gist of it.

Election column angers reader

I read the article "Why is anyone upset by the election results?" in Prime Times – a couple of times to try to make sure I had the correct gist of it.

Banning plastic straws will not save the world

Back in June, your beloved federal Liberal government announced that Canada would ban the use of single-use plastics like plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks by 2021.
Banning plastic straws will not save the world

Banning plastic straws will not save the world

Back in June, your beloved federal Liberal government announced that Canada would ban the use of single-use plastics like plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks by 2021.
Technology makes travel easy – even to Japan

Technology makes travel easy – even to Japan

I remember my first international trip, a little over 10 years ago. I skittered around Europe, only vaguely aware of where I was, how to find food with an English menu, and sleeping unevenly in questionable hostels.