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An Overlooked Opportunity: A Chaplain in Every Nursing Home

Like it or not, many of the five million seniors in Canada are making their homes in special care facilities. And, deciding to make the move can be a heavy decision - both for the resident and for their family.

On Meeting Michael Moore

In 2002, Michael Moore's meditation on America's gun fixation, Bowling for Columbine, had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I remember being overwhelmed when I saw it.

An Overlooked Opportunity: A Chaplain in Every Nursing Home

Like it or not, many of the five million seniors in Canada are making their homes in special care facilities. And, deciding to make the move can be a heavy decision - both for the resident and for their family.

The Right to Human Life

Why is this proposed ‘physician-assisted-dying' legislation under question! First: Our few selected officials into Supreme Court requested immediate change to historic lawful and moral law because it's simply unconstitutional.

The Upside of Downsizing

My home is emptying. The kids are grown up and on their own now. Maintaining the family home is less of a priority. I'm refocusing my time and energy.

Turning the Page on History

Is it 1980 or 2016? We think we know what year it is despite being struck by attacks of déjŕ vu. In 1980 we had a Trudeau in Ottawa and the National Energy Program.

The Generosity Tax

Albertans were outraged last March when the provincial budget moved to reduce income tax credits they could claim on total charitable donations in a year greater than $200 from 21 per cent, one of the best rates among provinces, to 12.75 per cent. The change would have made Albertans pay an extra $90 million a year in taxes. But the outcry on social media was so powerful that within a month the government reverted to the 21 per cent credit.

Hey, Cell Phone: You're Not the Boss of Me

It's not fair to call me slow just because smart phones and IPads puzzle me; it's just that for over six decades I learned different skills. I know about buttons, switches, dials. I know about touching images, I touch microwave buttons.

Turning the Page on History

Is it 1980 or 2016? We think we know what year it is despite being struck by attacks of déjà vu. In 1980 we had a Trudeau in Ottawa and the National Energy Program.

The Generosity Tax

Albertans were outraged last March when the provincial budget moved to reduce income tax credits they could claim on total charitable donations in a year greater than $200 from 21 per cent, one of the best rates among provinces, to 12.75 per cent.