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What may seem inconsequential to an employer makes big waves in small towns. Widespread layoffs have disastrous effects, as witnessed by the 2013 layoffs at Athabasca University and the job losses and transfers over time at Alberta-Pacific, whose staff fear future job losses thanks to the recent sale of the mill. 647 more words
“COME BACK ON SATURDAY,” Monte Topp advised. “There’ll be 25,000 people here.”
“No, thanks,” I said.
And that is how I learned about the May 21 – 24… 482 more words
The grass sparkled in the beam from my headlamp this morning and crunched underfoot—our long-overdue first frost. After such a hot summer, we should have expected a warm autumn, but I was beginning to wonder if it would ever frost; it usually occurs near the end of April. 140 more words