Category Archives: Economy

Father Miser’s rant about gas prices

What the heck is going on with gas prices these days?  Each time I fill up at the pump, I’m paying more for less – that’s an equation I’m not entirely comfortable with! A year ago at this time, the … Continue reading

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Budget 2012: A Catalyst for Change

Last week, Canadians were hit with the effects of the federal budget announced on March 29, 2012. Programs were cut and over 19,000 public service jobs were eliminated, causing social unease and insecurity related to jobs and personal finances. While … Continue reading

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Can you really call a trip to Cuba ‘charity’?

Last night, as my children and I were winding down, reading stories and preparing for bedtime, there was a ring at the door. Thinking it might be a neighbour returning our cat (yes, he tends to stray – the cat, … Continue reading

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Support your local economy this holiday season

In these challenging economic times, it’s important to band together as members of a community. As you plan your gift purchases this holiday season, consider boosting your local economy by promoting small businesses and entrepreneurs in your area. In doing so, … Continue reading

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