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Balancing the federal budget or bust

As the we wake up to the nauseating certainty that the Conservative government of Canada finds itself with its shorts down around its ankles, we might properly wonder what all that official, post-Great Recession palaver about economic stewardship and sound fiscal planning actually produced. 681 more words


NB government partners with Alberta for Family Day stat holiday

Fredericton — The New Brunswick government announced today that it will be partnering with Alberta to provide a statutory holiday between New Year’s Day and Easter. 298 more words


Many Homeowners Heating Their Homes This Winter Benefiting From Falling Price Of Oil

By Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “I’m shocked it’s so cheap! I’m shocked.”

Maywood Brown warms his home using oil.

So far the season has been good to him with mild temperatures, but more importantly the low price of hearing oil. 361 more words


First Swim Lesson and a Netflix Marathon

I had my first swim lesson last night and though I was dreading it, it wasn’t all that bad at all.  The lessons took place in the Bonnie Doon leisure centre, there was 6 of us, 4 ladies and 2 men and our instructor was a really young lad, who was physically shivering as he had been in the pool for 2 hours before our lesson had started (it was a bit off putting, I just wanted to hug him and warm him up); the lesson was ok and got everyone a bit confident, though there was no structure at all. 182 more words

Aaaaand We're Back!

I’m always inspired by the promise of a new year. I am that person, the one that jumps out of her Christmas sweater and into something sparkly, who forces a “celebration” on tired family members because darn it, I will feeI… 1,682 more words

A Life Cycle of Wanting More

When I was a child, the kids used to make fun of me for being ugly. All I ever wanted was for a girl to like me. 1,106 more words

Oil prices extend slide, taking loonie along for ride

CALGARY – With the price of crude plunging to its lowest level in more than four and a half years, consumers are benefiting at the gas pump, but the savings are being dampened somewhat by a weaker dollar and other factors, according to an energy expert. 462 more words