Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s grad

Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s gradSydney Stenekes credits her degree with giving her the confidence to engage with people of diverse cultures Growing up, Sydney Stenekes was taught to help others however she could. Whether teaching kids how to skate or speak English or serving as a student trustee for her school board, she learned “to love and respect everyone…

Chinese Communist Party finds itself between a rock and a hard place

Chinese Communist Party finds itself between a rock and a hard placeChinese people risking beatings and jail to protest continued lockdowns  Anti-lockdown protests are now taking place across China – the Chinese equivalent of our Truckers’ Convoy. The protests are a reaction to the brutal policies that literally lock people in their apartments when even one infection is detected. As in Canada, when truckers became convinced…

The Search for Bridey Murphy a tale of reincarnation

The Search for Bridey Murphy a tale of reincarnationSales of the book far outpaced expectations I was 12 years of age when I first became aware of reincarnation. And it came courtesy of the movies. That happened a lot. While it would be too pretentious to call our local cinema a theatre, the Sunday matinee was a staple and one Sunday’s featured film…

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face masking

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face maskingFortunately, most provincial governments and the feds are pushing back against the idea Several recent polls have indicated that a majority of Canadians wouldn’t be opposed to returning to mandatory face masking in public places. A Nanos Research survey conducted between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 found that 52 per cent of Canadian respondents would…

Two substances never before seen on Earth identified

Two substances never before seen on Earth identifiedNew minerals discovered in massive meteorite may reveal clues to asteroid formation A team of researchers has discovered at least two new minerals that have never before been seen on Earth in a 15-tonne meteorite found in Somalia – the ninth-largest meteorite ever found. “Whenever you find a new mineral, it means that the actual…

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial sense

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial senseMajor financial institutions are revisiting their commitment to curbing oil and gas investment In the past few months there have been some noteworthy developments for the global alliance known as GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero). GFANZ, founded by Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg in the spring of last year and promoted at COP26,…

Roadblocks persist to capping Russian crude exports

Roadblocks persist to capping Russian crude exportsThe EU is split on the price to charge for Russian exports There are less than two weeks left, but the decision to cap Russian seaborne crude exports at a ‘certain price level’ still faces significant roadblocks. And the G7 and the European Union have not yet made a final decision as to the price…

Education is in for a demographic crash

Education is in for a demographic crashThe good news? The influence of these hives of progressive education will decline We come bearing good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The steep decline in the North American birthrate since the 2008 global recession will have a significant impact on the future of K-12 and post-secondary education. The two-decade delay in…
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