20 Questions with Ed Torrance, Owner of Torrance Safety & Risk Management Limited

As a child role-playing with his nine siblings in the hills of northern Scotland, Ed Torrance favoured freedom- fighting icon Sir William Wallace.

Decades later, after losing his cherished oldest brother to a battle with a work-related illness, Torrance turned his heavy, brave heart to crusading for improvements in Canada’s health, safety and environment (HSE) field.

The sword Torrance brandishes each day is his fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which ultimately saves lives by... 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 3

Proper use of technology critical in making of snow and money

Proper use of technology critical in making of snow and money

The next time you go racing down the hill on your skis or snowboard, give a thought to the folks who were out in the middle of the night grooming those runs. Or the folks who pay the electric bills to power that high tech snowmaking gear. And don’t forget the mechanical and electronic technology folks who make all this possible.

Andrew Cradduck is the guy who keeps the snow just right at Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia. As Director of Mountain Operations he commands the... Keep Reading

Alberta’s real estate sector is resilient. It is full of smart, well-capitalized companies familiar with Alberta’s economic cycles.

The players have changed substantially over the past 10 years with more national and international players backed by institutional money. Developers today play Calgary and Edmonton as part of Canadian and/or international portfolios. However, new political dimensions are testing the industry’s mettle. Is industry prepared for new factors for... Keep Reading

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