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Volume 16, Issue 2

Tofino 2017: Adventure and Luxury abound at Long Beach Lodge

Tofino 2017: Adventure and Luxury abound at Long Beach Lodge

It was hard to imagine more beautiful scenery than what I see in my frequent visits to Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park and just looking out the window on my drive to university in Calgary every morning. Then I visited Tofino on Vancouver Island.

Even the drive with my dad from the ferry terminal in Nanaimo to Tofino was breathtaking. Each time there was a break in the forest of towering trees on the side of the highway, I could see the open water lined by majestic mountains. I had... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

5 Ways That Men’s Style Does All The Talking For You

5 Ways That Men’s Style Does All The Talking For You

There’s no question that we only have one shot at making a first impression.

But did you know that people judge our trustworthiness and competence within 1/4 of a second? In the blink of an eye! Being seen as a confident, intelligent, powerful, respectable and attractive man is achievable with a few simple style tips.

Here’s how you can achieve that

Attractive – relentlessly maintain your footwear.

The first thing someone notices about a man is his shoes, simply... Keep Reading

Your definitive glossary for the economic downturn

Your  definitive  glossary for the economic downturn

Tough times, they are upon us. Job losses abound, wages are being frozen or cut, and in many sectors it is virtually impossible to get hired.

Fret not, friends. I am here to help.

I have been through the toughest of times. There was the time in Grade 9 when I told my parents that I was no longer interested in attending weekly Catholic mass. Their synchronized response “Well, then I guess you are no longer living in this house” did not deter me whatsoever . . . until I ended my holdout... Keep Reading

Volume 15, Issue 2

Presenting the Top 11 cheesiest characters in the business world

Presenting the Top 11 cheesiest characters in the business world

Working in the marketing/advertising realm, I run into a lot of cheesy folks.

You know, the kind of guys (gender stereotyping is warranted here as women tend to be far less cheesy) who have all the slick lines but rarely the substance to back them up.

Cheesy business people come in all shapes and sizes and are everywhere you go. In board rooms, coffee shops, restaurants, stores…some of you might even have caught a glimpse of one in the mirror this morning.

To help you better... Keep Reading

Hooray, we survived the end of the world! Now what?

Congratulations appear to be in order, Dear Reader. If you are reading this, it’s reasonable to conclude that you survived the putative end of the world. No seven-headed beast with 10 horns
appeared signifying the end of the world. No spaceships emerged from ancient Mayan pyramids. No interstellar in-vaders descended to mercifully relieve us of our suffering.

And while this would appear to be a good thing, I’ve got to admit, I’m a little bummed. I’m starting to think spending... Keep Reading