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Add common sense to the endangered list

The last time I looked — well, no, I didn't actually look it up but I'm confident in my guesswork — more teenagers were killed by cars than by flowerpots falling off high-rise apartment buildings.

City can do more to help seniors get around

Can't drive anymore? It's a sad time for seniors when this happens. Trouble is, you still want to go the same places, and do the things you once did.

Everything I know about being a dad in 800 words

Last month, in honour of Mother's Day, I wrote about my mom. This month, to be fair to the much-less famous Father's Day, I'll tell you everything I know about being a father. I have about 700 words. That should do it, with a little padding.

Debt sword hanging over heads of Canadian seniors

The reader who called was 68 years old, divorced, still working full time to make ends meet and living in fear of her financial future.

Memories of mom, my version; others may differ.

Mother's Day is near (or over, depending on when you read this, and if it's over and you forgot, shame on you, pal), so let me tell you about my mom.

Remembering the mother of all mothers - mine

Mother's Day is near (or over, depending on when you read this, and if it's over and you forgot, shame on you, pal), so let me tell you about my mom.

Edith Kirby is back, and she's shopping

I've been guilty too. I'll head for the big stores, then complain about the “same old.” Meanwhile, unique surprises await at the small independents, but we don't go there. They're all over town, but we have to look harder.

Provincial 'free trade' deal an embarrassment

We could probably do nicely without provinces. Replacing them with 80 or 100 regional commissions could do very well.

Mountain of government debt grows ever higher

Back when Ralph Klein was Alberta's premier, my brother Larry and I were barbecuing while vacationing in Hawaii and we bumped into a fellow from British Columbia. When the B.C.

Provincial 'free trade' deal an embarrassment

We could probably do nicely without provinces. Replacing them with 80 or 100 regional commissions could do very well.