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Mac Olsen The year 2018 wasn’t kind to our petroleum industry, as it struggled with hardships like a decline in the price of oil, as well as political and legal maneuverings. I hoped the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to…

Callie Hermanson We all have certain triggers that can cause our confidence to take a sudden decline. For some, it’s a trip to the gym. If you’re self-conscious of your body, watching fit people strut their stuff in their tightest…

Mac Olsen As I write this weekly column, we’re scrambling to put a two-section Christmas edition together for the final paper of the year. This is the busiest time of the year for many people, which ranges from attending friends’…

Chris Clegg As many of you know, I regularly turn to the comic strips for wisdom. As Christmas approaches, the classic Charlie Brown Christmas is still the best. We are struck with a bombardment of Christmas shows across the networks…

Joe McWilliams A guy – supposedly a computer expert – was sent to our office once to sort out some problems we were having. It became apparent after a while that he was anything but an expert and was pretty…

General Motors’ announcement last week that it is permanently closing its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario must have been, for the families, businesses and communities who depended on it, a total psychological shock from which it will be difficult to…