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Reader Letter: Clerks - not customers - should bag groceries at regular checkouts

Why are grocery chain stores no longer providing the service of packing the groceries?

Changes that have occurred over the last few years seem rational. These include bringing your own bags to improve the environment and self-service for faster checkout. 145 more words


Letter of the Day: Competitive city salaries

Murray Totland is telling us he is a qualified staffer attracted and kept in Saskatoon by a $305,000 a year salary, plus generous benefits and a defined benefit pension he gets upon retirement. 289 more words


Research: Moral Appeals Can Help Reduce Tax Evasion

(Source: hbr.org)

The classic approach to reducing tax evasion is to increase the probability of being detected and to increase penalties. However, in a new study, we show that moral motivation is important for tax compliance, and that a moral appeal in a letter from the tax authorities substantially reduces tax evasion. 765 more words

Money Matters

Against apathy 

Dear God,

Your Spirit is moving through the people in Morioka, and in their constant prayers. They gather to pray on Wednesday, and bring You their time and resources and faith in action. 202 more words


20th July 1917

Bandsman W. Metcalfe 46534, 100 T.R.Batt, Band Hut Coy, Albuhera Bks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
Dear Emmie

I received your letter this morning but have not had time today to answer it. 36 more words
First World War

The Coded Life 2: Language

But it doesn’t end there
For even when DNA
Has decided the colour
Of your hair
We have to learn all these symbols
At which we are made to stop and stare… 162 more words

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